Friday, August 24, 2007

Digium News Release

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, is positioned in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony in North America 20071 report that highlights and evaluates companies in corporate telephony. The placement by one of the world’s best-known research firms demonstrates the growing challenge that Digium’s open source Asterisk telephony software poses to traditional closed source telecom companies, according to the Huntsville, Ala.-based Digium.

“Open source telephony has arrived with Digium leading the way,” said Danny Windham, chief executive officer of Digium. “We think the Gartner report is recognition of what companies around the world have been realizing for themselves. Digium is clearly and uniquely positioned at the intersection of open source software and IP telephony and is a legitimate alternative to the established giants of the telecom world. At 20 to 50 percent of the cost of proprietary systems, it’s clear why so many of those companies are choosing Digium.”

Digium was founded in 1999 and has quickly grown to challenge much larger competitors as customers have embraced the extreme adaptability and cost savings of Digium’s open source products and services. Digium created, owns and leads the ongoing development of Asterisk, the world’s most successful open source communications project. Digium pioneered the open source telephony market and made Asterisk technology available under the General Public License for many small vendors. This year, more than 2.2 million people will download Asterisk software, adding more than 12 billion minutes of calls using Asterisk-powered phones and end points.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Digium

Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created, owns and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999, Digium has grown to become the open source alternative to the traditional communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less than proprietary voice communication platforms. Digium makes Asterisk available to the open source community under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and uses business-class Asterisk to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company's product line also includes a wide range of hardware to enable resellers and customers to design their own voice over IP (VoIP) systems. This year alone, Asterisk will support over 12 billion minutes of calls. Additional information is available at

The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, Asterisk Business Edition, AsteriskNOW, Asterisk Appliance and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

1 Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony in North America 2007; Jay Lassman and Rich Costello; Aug. 8, 2007.


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