Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Asterisk BuyNOW

Thanks to a new partnership between Digium and Polycom, now it will be easier for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to purchase, configure and deploy an Asterisk VoIP system featuring Polycom IP phones.

The new, integrated system features the Digium AsteriskNOW software appliance and Polycom SoundPoint IP desktop phones—all components which the companies say are needed for businesses to deploy a "high quality VoIP solution."

Digium introduced AsteriskNOW earlier this month and is the company's first software appliance, the open source distribution of its Asterisk platform, which features a Digium-designed GUI.

AsteriskNOW features a new setup wizard, which serves as a guide for users for the installation process, which lasts only about 30 minutes. Included in the AsteriskNOW distribution are all the Linux components needed to run, debug, and build Asterisk for a business setting. The AsteriskNOW GUI gives administrators the opportunity to add, modify and delete users. Download options include ISO/CD Image, VM Player image, Xen universal guest image and LiveCD (burn and boot).

Digium has simplified the purchasing, configuration and deployment process by enabling new capabilities in its AsteriskNOW software appliance, including a one-click function called BuyNOW that allows customers to purchase Polycom SoundPoint IP phones, and a configuration process that automatically supplies the phones for instant customer use. Digium's Asterisk has arranged for its software to now support Polycom's HD Voice technology, which enables calls to have better quality when compared to traditional analog calls.

"This expanded offering with Polycom makes it even easier for SMBs to deploy and manage an Asterisk-based solution, from the beginning stages to deploying the phones," said Digium's president and CEO Mark Spencer in a statement on Wednesday. "This development is part of our overall strategy to offer an easy, rapid migration to VoIP in an enterprise environment. Partnering with Polycom further emphasizes our commitment to providing users with a simple Asterisk installation, based on only the best quality products."

AsteriskNOW's GUI BuyNOW feature will connect users to NETXUSA a VoIP distributor, to simplify the phone purchasing process. Polycom's full line of phones will be available through BuyNOW including the SoundPoint IP 650 with HD Voice, SoundPoint IP 601, SoundPoint IP 501, SoundPoint IP 430, SoundPoint IP 301 and SoundPoint IP Expansion Module. The line also includes the SoundStation IP 4000, Polycom's market leading SIP-based conference phone.

"Many small and medium businesses want an advanced, high quality and affordable VoIP solution, but the technical challenges can be a barrier," said Sunil Bhalla, senior vice president and general manager, voice communications at Polycom. "We are working with partners like Digium to deliver unique capabilities like Polycom HD Voice and to simplify the deployment process. As open source continues to play an important role in the evolution to VoIP, we look forward to working with Digium to provide innovative, cutting-edge solutions that help customers make this important transition."

Digium and Polycom had been collaborating on supplying Polycom SIP-based phones as the exclusive phone in Digium's Asterisk Appliance Developer Kit (AADK)T. Their joint efforts would allow SMB customers to benefit from deploying a combined Digium/Asterisk Business EditionT solution for a more affordable telephony experience.

Adtran director named Digium CEO

Times Business Writer
Danny Windham will start in new post Feb. 12

Digium Inc., which has enjoyed fast growth and national recognition during the past few years, is expecting even greater things with Adtran Inc.'s Danny Windham at the helm, the company's founder said Tuesday.

The two Huntsville-based companies announced that Windham, chief operating officer and director of Adtran, will leave Feb. 12 to become chief executive officer of Digium. Mark Spencer, Digium's founder and president, will become chairman and chief technical officer.

Steve Harvey, Adtran's vice president of channel sales and competitive service providers, will also join Digium, becoming its vice president of worldwide sales.

The two companies have had a relationship since Digium's beginning seven years ago, with Adtran, which makes high-speed telecommunications equipment, serving as one of Digium's investors, and Windham serving on its board.

Digium is the developer of Asterisk, the telecommunications industry's first open-source software platform.

"This is one of the most exciting days in the entire history of the company," Spencer said during a media conference call Tuesday. The new staff appointments "will allow me to be able to focus on the community and the customers and the technology of the company in a much more focused way."

Windham, who launched a company in the mid-1980s that was acquired by Adtran, said he was drawn by the opportunity to lead a small company again.

"I like the excitement and the mild chaos that exists" in a small business, he said.

Digium currently has about 85 employees.

Tom Stanton, Adtran's CEO, said the position Windham leaves vacant won't be filled.

"I am firmly convinced the current management team is up to the task of assuming his responsibilities," Stanton said in a news release.

National kudos

Spencer created the Asterisk platform in 1999 after starting his own business and needing a telephone system he could afford. Digium was born shortly after that.

Spencer and the company have garnered national attention: Last October, Spencer was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Alabama Information Technology Association. In July, he was ranked No. 17 on Inc. magazine's "30 Under 30: America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs" list. He was featured in Forbes magazine.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Adtran President Joins the Digium Ranks

HUNTSVILLE, AL — (January 30, 2007) — Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® company, today announced key executive appointments including Danny J. Windham, former President, COO and Director of ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) joining Digium as its CEO. Additional executive developments include naming Steve Harvey, former VP of Channel Sales and Competitive Service Providers for ADTRAN, to VP of Worldwide Sales for Digium.

Mark Spencer, founder and formerly President of Digium was named to the newly created position of Chairman and CTO. "It was an easy decision to bring Danny to Digium. His operational experience will allow me to focus more time on the customers and the technologies that will accelerate Digium and Asterisk in a way that will benefit both the community and Digium customers!"

As CEO, Danny J. Windham will be responsible for corporate strategy and executing the day to day operations of Digium. In his role as Chairman and CTO, Mark Spencer will continue to drive the strategic vision and technology direction for the company as well as focusing upon the development and growth of the Asterisk Community.

“Digium is at an exciting stage in its development,” said Danny J. Windham, CEO of Digium. “Asterisk’s momentum is truly at its tipping point – it is a great honor to join the company at a time when there is such a tremendous opportunity in the industry.”

Prior to serving as ADTRAN’s President, COO and Director, Mr. Windham held numerous positions at the company including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise (EN) Division. Previously, he was the co-founder of Processing Telecom Technologies (PTT), a test equipment company that was later acquired by ADTRAN. Mr. Windham has also held positions with leading companies including Motorola UDS and ITT Telecommunications.

As VP of Worldwide Sales, Steve Harvey will drive Digium’s expanding channel strategy and business development activities. At ADTRAN, Mr. Harvey was responsible for leading the company’s Enterprise Division from a direct sales environment into a channel driven model. During his tenure he was credited for having doubled the revenues of the division. Prior to his 11 years at ADTRAN, Mr. Harvey served in a variety of sales and executive management roles at Data Processing Sciences, a large Network Solutions Provider.

About Digium
Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® company, is the original creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry's first open source telephony platform. Digium provides hardware and software products, including AsteriskNOW™, the complete open source software appliance and Asterisk Business Edition™, its professional grade version of Asterisk, to enterprises and telecommunications providers worldwide. Digium also offers a full range of professional services including consulting, technical support and custom software development services.

Used in combination with Digium's telephony interface cards, Asterisk offers a strategic, highly cost-effective approach to voice and data transport over IP, TDM, switched and Ethernet architectures. Digium's offerings include VoIP, conferencing, voicemail, legacy PBX, IVR, auto attendant, media servers and gateways and application servers and gateways. Additional information can be found at

About Asterisk
Code for Asterisk, originally written by Mark Spencer of Digium, Inc., has been contributed to from open source software engineers around the world. Currently boasting over 1 million users, Asterisk supports a wide range of TDM protocols for the handling and transmission of voice over traditional telephony interfaces, featuring VoIP packet protocols such as SIP and IAX among others. It supports U.S. and European standard signaling types used in business phone systems, allowing it to bridge between next-generation voice-data integrated networks and existing infrastructure.

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

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Octasic Targets Enduser Devices

Octasic, which supplies voice processing solutions for TDM and IP networks, has created a new subsidiary, OctWare Inc., that will provide software solutions for VoIP end-user communication equipment.

OctWare’s voice processing solutions, which include echo cancellation, are optimized for Asterisk based IP PBX, softphones, IP & speaker phones, and hand-held devices. OctWare’s first product, SoftEcho is currently being shipped. OctWare operates out of Montreal in the same location as Octasic and will be run under the same management team.

"Leveraging the Octasic corporate brand, OctWare is the right vehicle to promote our software products to the end-user market. We intend to build and expand the business of OctWare with the same goals, values and dynamics that made Octasic thrive in the infrastructure market." said Michel Laurence, President and CEO, Octasic Inc.

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo East 2007 Exhibitor Profiles

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo East 2007
Call Center 2.0 2007
IMS Expo 2007

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Below are profiles from Internet Telephony Conference & Expo East exhibitors. Business Wire is the official news wire for Internet Telephony Conference & Expo. Breaking news releases and photos are available at, Business Wire's trade show, conference, and event news resource.

Company: 911 Enable
Booth: #911
Media Contact: Alan Fuks
Phone: 514-745-2143 ext.226

911 Enable, a division of Connexon Telecom, is a 911 service provider offering emergency solutions for VoIP service providers, businesses, enterprises and specific industries, such as telematics and healthcare. 911 Enable is highly compatible with a range of softswitches, VoIP gateways, and IP-PBX phone systems, providing 911 solutions that can scale from the smallest business to the largest fortune 500 companies. 911 Enable is FCC, CRTC and NENA compliant, and offers 100% coverage in the US and Canada.

Company: ABP Technology
Booth: 1410
Media Contact: Jenny Ngo
Phone: 972-831-1600

ABP Technology is a specialty distributor for IP communications and VoIP products through a network of Professional Resellers and Channel Partners. ABP is based in Dallas, Texas with a sales and tech support organization that covers the US, Canada, Mexico, and Latin America. ABP Technology features a complete portfolio of VoIP solutions from snom IP Phones and others including products such as AudioCodes media gateways, Converged Access QoS devices, Linksys Adapters, Hitachi-Cable Wireless IP Phones and many more. For more information on becoming an ABP Reseller contact (972) 831-1600 x121

Company: Acredo Technologies, Inc. (Acredo)
Booth: 1515
Media Contact: Erin Bolton, Marketing Manager
Phone: 850-266-7121

Acredo Technologies, Inc. (Acredo) is an emerging worldwide leader in hosted Internet phone services. Acredo's "best in class" product BASIX sets the standard for simplicity, convenience and time savings. As part of a global team, Acredo is committed to the highest degree of quality, un-matched service integrity, best value proposition and strongest customer relationships. The Acredo mission is, "To improve the way the world communicates, one business at a time."

As an Avaya Developer Community Member (Devconnect), Acredo brings unmatched PBX functionality packaged with advanced Avaya SIP phones to the world of VoIP. BASIX adds essential communication rewards to every installation with the combination of our state of the art telephony and our exclusive enterprise solution. BASIX delivers increased productivity and virtual support, while reducing the requirement for on premise system management.

Company: Aculab
Booth: 1217
Media Contact: Rosanna Stimson
Phone: +44 (0)1908 273800

Aculab offers enabling technology for integration into high performance, wired and wireless, next generation communications solutions – from contact centres and IVR to media gateways and media servers. Products for use within telco or enterprise solutions include digital network access, SS7 and media processing resources; speech processing, transcoding, fax and conferencing in IP and PSTN environments.

Aculab's portfolio includes; Prosody S, a software only HMP product, and Prosody X, the award winning, highly configurable IP-based media processing platform, available in PCI, cPCI and PCIe formats.

Company: ADTRAN, Inc.
Booth: 1503
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: ADTN, NASDAQ
Media Contact: Tammie Dodson
Phone: 256-963-6739

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures.

ADTRAN's NetVanta 7100 is a new all-in-one solution for converged VoIP networks designed specifically for small offices of up to 50 phones. This “office in a box” simplifies voice, Internet and data networking by integrating an IP PBX, voicemail, auto attendant, SIP gateway, IP router, firewall, VPN, 24-port PoE switch, and SIP/analog station support in a single chassis.

Company: AITech
Booth: 1226
Media Contact: Greg Lohrenz
Phone: 952-829-5511 x200

AITech is a leading provider of wholesale & retail hosted PBX and line replacement solutions. AITech’s suite of managed network services offer a highly effective solution to address business and residential end-user needs, including the ability to use Outlook® and Internet Explorer® to dial/answer calls and change telephone settings.

Company: Alliance Systems
Booth: 1007 D6
Media Contact: Pam Bailey
Phone: 972.633.3400

Alliance Systems is a leading provider of server and storage solutions targeting the Communications, Enterprise, and Military markets. Founded in 1992, Alliance has provided computer infrastructure that supports wireless, VoIP, contact center, security, and video enterprise communications solutions. Alliance provides value-added services including design and engineering, manufacturing, logistics, and support.

Alliance’s solutions are sold to OEMs, resellers and service providers worldwide. The company’s customer base exceeds 1,200 entities in 70 countries. Alliance Systems' head office is located in Plano, Texas, USA with European Headquarters in Bad Homburg, Germany and logistics locations in The Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, and the Philippines. For more information, visit

Company: Asteria Solutions Group
Booth: 931
Media Contact: David Mattern
Phone: 256-705-0277

Asteria Solutions Group provides products and services for planning, installing, configuring, customizing and supporting telecom applications built on Asterisk™. Our expertise in an assortment of software disciplines and experience with telephony enable us to offer our customers lower cost solutions based on open source platforms. We are headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama (also home to Digium, the company behind the creation of the Asterisk™ PBX software).

Whether your requirements are for pre-configured Asterisk™ PBXs, call center solutions, custom development utilizing Asterisk™ features, outsourcing of maintenance services, please consider ASG as your Asterisk™ solution provider.

Company: Comverse Netcentrex CIPC
Booth: 811
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: NASDAQ: CMVT
Media Contact: Penny Blaisdell
Phone: 781 224-8612

Netcentrex Converged IP Communications, a line of business within Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc., provides IP-based voice and video solutions that enable communication service providers to deliver VoIP and FMC services for both consumer and enterprise markets. The Converged IP Communications solutions leverage products and expertise from the acquisition of Netcentrex, recognized for its leadership in the worldwide market for Class 5 application servers with 4 million VoIP lines in commercial service, as well as its rich portfolio of VoIP, IP Centrex, Triple Play, Quad Play and IMS solutions.

Company: CyberData Corporation
Booth: 1410
Media Contact: Joe Hoffmann
Phone: (831) 373-2601 Ext. 107

Founded in 1974 in Monterey, California, CyberData Corporation designs and manufactures VoIP peripherals that replace analog devices in legacy phone systems. With more than 30 years of design and manufacturing experience we are known for creating innovative products that use leading edge technology.

CyberData's VoIP products utilize PoE (power-over Ethernet) cables for both power and data, and easily connect to existing LANs. CyberData's VoIP products provide:

· Legacy device connectivity that facilitates migration to VoIP.

· Added device connectivity that integrates new functions with a VoIP system.

· Mainstream VoIP products that support a VoIP system installation.

Company: Dash911- E911 for VoIP
Media Contact: Scott Navratil
Phone: 720-259-3182

Dash911 provides a hosted E911 for VoIP solution. Easy to implement, and at an affordable cost. Also provides rock-solid premium class DID/origination, termination, CNAM for CallerID, Directory Assistance and other VoIP services at wholesale.

Company: Dialexia Communications
Booth: 619
Media Contact: Stewart Hersey
Phone: (514) 693-5800 ext.220

Dialexia Communications is a pioneer in the world of IP Telephony and Call Processing. SMBs can make a significant transition towards a telecommunication system that will provide enhanced productivity by simplifying the complexity of their numerous needs; one system will be enough to manage telephony, Internet, e-mail and long distance thanks to Dialexia’s low cost VoIP solutions. All their products are designed to work with the industry’s leading gateways, facilitating installation and compatibility. Dialexia Communications offers a full suite of integrated IP Telephony applications. Their innovative Dial family includes: Dial-Gate a comprehensive web-based SIP proxy and centralized routing server with a traffic management system for pre/post paid billing services; and Dial-Office a powerful web-based 100% SIP IP-PBX. Visit Dialexia at:

Company: Dice
Booth: #804
Media Contact: Sandy Bland
Phone: 515-313-2124

Dice is the nation's #1 website for technology professionals. If you’d like to escape to a new career, go to and check out over 85,000 open jobs.

Needing to hire some great tech talent? Look to the tech leader first. Dice has the best, hard-to-find candidates for your job opportunities.

Visit booth #804 and enjoy a cool beverage on us. Sign up for great relaxation prizes from Sharper Image and get your game card stamped for a chance to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Company: Dirigo Telecommunications, Inc.
Booth: 711
Media Contact: Stacy Theberge/Stephanie O'Brien
Phone: 207-773-0700
E-mail: /


Portland, Maine-based Dirigo Telecommunications, Inc. provides world-class business communications solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. Led by an executive team of recognized innovators in the industry, Dirigo’s customer contact offerings are uniquely intelligent and scalable, without being cost prohibitive. The company’s premier product, iQueue™, was launched in 2006 at the Internet Telephony Conference and Expo West where it won “Best of Show.”

Dirigo Telecommunications derived its name from the Latin word “Dirigo” which means “I lead.” For more information about Dirigo Telecommunications, please visit

Company: D-TAC
Booth: 1422
Media Contact: Michael Fischer
Phone: 239-790-3300 ext 112

Billing Automation and Telecom Management are intricate parts of running a back office and D-TAC provides the software to get the job done. Service/Work Order, Billing, Invoicing Rates management, CDR Management and Customer Service are some of the standard components deployed to enhance companies.

But we don’t stop there with innovations in VIDEO, AUDO, SIP, RADIUS and many other sectors, D-TAC is inventing its way into becoming a component in every section of the VoIP world.

Remember “if you can’t bill it, it is just a hobby”. So let D-TAC provide your billing automation and Telecom back office management tools.

Company: Enterprise Communications Association
Booth: 1519
Media Contact: Mary Bradshaw
Phone: 202-467-4868

The Enterprise Communications Association is the national trade association of leading communications technology companies working to speed adoption of new business applications through effective sales and delivery channels. By bringing together manufacturers, applications developers and their sales channel partners, ECA offers opportunities for executives to collaborate, define market needs, educate end users, and grow the marketplace. INTERNET TELEPHONY East 2007 attendees may purchase ECA’s 2006/2007 ECA Converged Communications Systems Market Report, the industry’s most definitive and independent report on the converged communications market, at the exclusive 50% discount otherwise reserved for ECA members. Visit the ECA booth for details.

Company: Envision Telephony Inc.
Booth: 925
Media Contact: Judy McOstrich
Phone: 206-225-0800 ext. 143

Envision Telephony, Inc. is a global, award-winning provider of software and services that improve performance from the contact center to the enterprise. The company’s flexible, integrated solutions enable customers to consistently deliver legendary customer experiences by improving agent effectiveness, contact center and enterprise performance. Envision’s software includes business intelligence, speech analytics, workforce management and Click2Coach® (comprised of Envision Quality Monitoring™ and Envision eLearning™). The company’s solutions are deployed across thousands of desktops in both a telephony and a back-office environment. Envision offers business consulting, implementation, training and support services using a proven, ROI-driven methodology that delivers rapid and reliable results. More information can be found at

Company: Envox Worldwide
Booth: D1
Media Contact: Catherine Van Evans
Phone: 508 871 7604

Envox Worldwide is a leading global provider of voice solutions. The company's software and related services, including Envox OnDemand, dramatically reduce the time, cost and complexity of creating voice solutions. These products and services enable enterprise customers and service providers to significantly reduce operating costs, improve customer satisfaction and retention, and generate new revenue streams. Headquartered in Boston, Envox’s products and services are available through a network of global channel partners. For more information, please visit

Company: FaxBack, Inc.
Booth: 1128
Media Contact: Janel Josephson
Phone: 503-597-5355

FaxBack delivers innovative, reliable and cost-effective fax messaging products that streamline information processes, reduce the cost of doing business and simplify the way organizations communicate. Our products are easy to install with intuitive and user-friendly interfaces that do not require complex and difficult back-end coding. In addition to our network fax server software and premise-based VoIP Fax solution, we’ve developed high-density, SIP T.38 technologies that enable service providers to offer reliable and secure faxing over VoIP networks and the Internet. The solutions solve the security, service assurance and regulatory compliance issues of prevailing fax over IP methods.

Company: Globaltouch Telecom
Booth: 1017
Media Contact: Geraldine Lutz
Phone: 310-861-4758

GlobalTouch Telecom offers proprietary, vertically-integrated VoIP platforms, of which every aspect of the technology is built from the ground up, creating a one-stop single vendor VoIP solution. The product comprises an all-inclusive, private-label offering for Carriers, MSOs, Resellers, PTTs, ILECs, ISPs, CLECs and marketing companies. The platform is completely customizable, and can be rolled out in 60 days or less. The ASP product enables low CAPEX/OPEX offerings for enterprise and residential deployments. Since GlobalTouch develops, owns and operates all aspects of its technology, it has the flexibility to create, leverage and market its own innovations and applications without having to resell 3rd-party technology.

Company: Grandstream Networks, Inc.
Booth: 525
Media Contact: Marianne Rocco
Phone: 617-566-9300

Grandstream Networks, Inc. is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of next generation IP voice & video products for broadband networks. Grandstream’s products deliver superb sound and picture quality, rich telephony features, full compliance with industry standards, and broad interoperability with most service providers and 3rd party SIP based VoIP products. Grandstream is consistently recognized in the VoIP industry for their innovation, affordability and superior value in their products. Grandstream Networks is a private company headquartered in Brookline, MA with offices in Los Angeles, Dallas and China. For more information, please visit

Company: Interactive Intelligence Inc.
Booth: #1205
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: Nasdaq: ININ
Media Contact: Christine Holley
Phone: 317-872-3000

Interactive Intelligence is a global provider of business communications software and services for contact center automation and enterprise IP telephony. The company has developed a unified communications software suite that’s scalable and standards-based, offering single-platform architecture to eliminate the cost and complexity introduced by point products. Interactive Intelligence was founded in 1994 and has more than 2,500 customers. Recent awards include the 2006 Network World 200 and Software Magazine’s 2006 Top 500 Global Software and Services Companies. The company employs approximately 450 people and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with global corporate offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Company: Intervoice
Booth: 1007 - D-4
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: INTV
Media Contact: Michelle Basch
Phone: 972-454-8000

Intervoice connects people to information using the most natural interface in the world: the human voice. Building on 20-plus years of experience, Intervoice provides companies and communication networks with the platform, software, applications and services they need to exceed their customers' expectations. Intervoice systems are proven in 23,000-plus implementations worldwide

Company: IP Gear, a New World Brands Company
Booth: 710
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: NWBD
Media Contact: Tracy M. Habecker
Phone: 541-868-2912

IP Gear, a New World Brands company, modernizes IP technology through the integrated approach of its product and service divisions. IP Gear manufactures VoIP and cellular equipment items designed to optimize IP telephony for retail, enterprise and service provider markets. The IP Gear product division manufactures the innovative, field-proven IP Gear Claro Series (VoIP) and the IP Gear Quasar Series (Cellular). The IP Gear Connect division offers wholesale voice and Internet services over the high-quality IP Gear Connect VoIP Network with connectivity to over 200 countries worldwide. The IP Gear Connect division provides global, carrier-grade VoIP connectivity packages as well as select retail offerings. Multiple synergies between its two operating divisions enable the Company to amalgamate unique VoIP product and service packages for ideal IP telephony solutions.

Company: IQ Services
Booth: 930
Media Contact: Marla Geary
Phone: 612.243.5117


IQ Services delivers affordable and accurate managed testing and monitoring services to help ensure businesses meet their ROI and customer satisfaction objectives for call center business solutions. IQ Services offers true end-to-end services to assure system integration is as thoroughly tested as the individual technologies (IVR, CTI, CRM, etc). All services are performed from the customer’s perspective so integrated system performance and customer experience can be observed, managed and verified.

From planning through maintenance, IQ Services offers performance and load testing, feature function testing, availability monitoring, and other services for businesses expecting high system efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Company: KAYOTE Networks, Inc.
Booth: 1513
Media Contact: Gabi Cohen
Phone: 212-202-6699 xt. 733

Kayote Networks is a leading provider of hosted VoIP interconnect services essential for Carriers and ITSPs trying to manage their businesses. It enables customers to save millions of dollars in costly hardware investment, software development, dedicated manpower resources, and unexpected system down-time.

Kayote will be showcasing VTM, its hosted VoIP traffic management solution, that combines all the features of a session border controller and quality-based least cost routing engine with advanced, multi-level security features specifically adapted to the VoIP call flow. VTM facilitates setting up a complex VoIP reseller matrix, sophisticated alert thresholds, detailed profitability reports, and innovative peering technology.

Company: Kentrox
Booth: 1126
Media Contact: Cathy McFadden
Phone: 503-350-6594

Kentrox is a leading supplier of network access equipment, including the award-winning Quality of Service (QoS) appliance, Q-Series QoS access routers, DSU/CSUs, and wireless base station products. The QoS routers include a QoS appliance, VPN, firewall, Ethernet switch, and WAN access device. The QoS appliance can easily add QoS to any network without removing existing equipment.

Company: MDLsolutions
Booth: 1217
Media Contact: Michael Langman
Phone: 866 687 9688

MDLsolutions is your all purpose vehicle transporting your company to the world of VoIP. Today’s leaders are charged with navigating their companies through the new world of internet telecommunications. MDLsolutions can make this journey more simple and reliable. Our affordable line of media servers, media gateways and combined systems makes this journey economically viable. Along with our partnerships MDLsolutions provides a complete turn-key solution.

Company: Morse Communications, Inc.
Booth: 605
Media Contact: Bryan May
Phone: 561-798-5353

Morse Communications, Inc. is an established integrator of VoIP, voice, data, video, security and infrastructure systems headquartered in Melbourne, FL. With 14 years of consistent financial performance, we provide a stable environment for our customers that depend on consistent service performance. With a strong focus in the large enterprise, education, government and hospitality industries, Morse has distinguished themselves as a unique company with a strong corporate focus on customer satisfaction. Morse is proud to be an authorized distributor and partner with companies such as: Alcatel-Lucent, Corning, AVST, Symon Communications, Teledex and more.

Company: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
Booth: 1027
Media Contact: Paul Kraska

Phone: 763-785-3500

ISO 9001:200 certified Multi-Tech® Systems manufactures telephony, Internet appliances, device networking and embedded device networking products. Since 1970, Multi-Tech Systems has built a worldwide reputation for reliable products of innovative design. Today’s products feature new technologies and the same focus: connecting voice and data over IP networks. Multi-Tech’s telephony solutions add functionality to existing phone system while protecting the investments already made in data and voice network infrastructure. Products include VoIP gateways, Fax Servers, Click-to-Talk media servers and GSM/CDMA to PBX voice bridge servers.

Company: NetSapiens, Inc.
Booth: 1510
Media Contact: Michelle LoCascio
Phone: 858-764-5237

NetSapiens simplifies the delivery of IP voice and multimedia business communication services by providing turnkey solutions. NetSapiens’ SNAPsolution™ integrates applications software, hardware, and services that enable competitive providers to quickly deploy services for increased revenue. These applications range from pre-paid calling, Hosted PBX, to unified messaging, conferencing, and call center solutions. NetSapiens developed the IP multimedia platform (applications software) and integrates the technology and services needed, thereby eliminating interoperability issues that are often present in multi-vendor VoIP networks.

Company: Objectworld Communications Corp.
Booth: 1303
Phone: 613-599-9698

Objectworld Communications Corp. is the first and only provider of IT Telephony™, the next step in the convergence of telephony into the IT data center. Objectworld products lower costs and enhance productivity by extending or replacing traditional PBX systems with SIP unified communications productivity software for Microsoft® Windows™ platforms administered seamlessly in real-time with Active Directory™. With Objectworld’s hardware-neutral approach and strategic alliances with leading SIP end-point vendors customers enjoy unprecedented choice, control and security. Objectworld is the intelligent choice for organizations seeking to gain competitive business advantage by integrating business communications with business processes.

Company: OutPost Sentinel, LLC.
Booth: 1509
Media Contact: Perry Pickerign
Phone: 678-867-9957

OutPost Sentinel provides the most comprehensive and fully integrated solutions to remotely access efficiently manage and proactively monitor your PBX, voice and data networks. Securely monitor and remotely manage all voice and all data communications equipment with comprehensive, flexible and highly scalable solutions. Compliment your existing NMS tools with guaranteed SNMP reporting. Convert legacy PBX systems to IP and monitor and manage voice, VOIP and data equipment with the same, secure failsafe and redundant system. Fully integrated network alarm monitoring and secure access complimented with OBM reporting, direct serial console access, integrated kvm-over-ip access and total remote power management.

Company: pbxnsip, Inc.
Booth: 1511
Media Contact: Paul McCabe
Phone: 978-746-2777

pbxnsip, Inc. is a leader in SIP based IP-PBX software systems for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and OEM environments. The company is a spinoff from snom technology AG, a maker of SIP based IP phones and was founded in June of 2005. The company has its headquarters in North Andover, Massachusetts with a sales office in Leeds, UK. pbxnsip Inc. systems can scale from as few as 10 extensions up to 500 extensions in local and hosted modes. The systems can be purchased through value added resellers and distributors worldwide. The company just released V2.0 of their IP-PBX platform.

Company: Quintum Technologies, Inc.
Booth: 810
Media Contact: Joanne Lowy
Phone: 732-460-9000 ex. 238

Quintum Tenor VoIP access solutions bring reliability and voice clarity to Internet telephony, integrating easily into existing PBX and IP networks for service provider and enterprise deployments. Tenor VoIP MultiPath access switches and gateways offer transparent deployment, survivability for remote office phones, voice QoS, connectivity of legacy analog and modem-based devices to IP networks, PSTN connectivity for emergency services, and easy remote management.

Company: Raytheon
Booth: 1228
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: RTN
Media Contact: Kristy Foushee
Phone: 919-865-1252

As the leader in interoperable communications Raytheon JPS is committed to supplying the most advanced communications interoperability technology available. Our ACU technology seamlessly links radios, SATCOM, cellular, and landline phones directly and over IP networks, providing unsurpassed local, regional, state, and wide-area interoperability. With the addition of our ARA-1, two-way radios can interface to the SIP network allowing radios to be treated as SIP endpoints. Now radio users in the field can communicate with any VoIP-enabled enterprise. From homeland security to the latest commercial requirement, the JPS interoperability technology offers a robust and proven communications solution.

Company: RNKVoip
Booth: 625
Media Contact: Erin Herbst
Phone: 781 613 6172

RNK offers retail solutions for agents and dealers, VAR programs, carrier services and customized wholesale VoIP packages. We provide a complete suite of back office support including online account management and billing. Features include porting numbers, 911, 411, technical support, and nationwide numbers. Partner with us and benefit from our resources and experience.

Company: Sagem-Interstar Inc.
Booth: 1127
Media Contact: Gisele Seto
Phone: +1.888.766.1668

Sagem-Interstar Inc. is the global pioneer and leader in boardless T.38 Fax over IP (FoIP) fax server solutions for VoIP networks. Formerly named Interstar Technologies Inc., Sagem-Interstar has been “Changing the Way You Fax” with its software-only FoIP solutions since 2002. The award-winning XMediusFAX® (boardless T.38 FoIP) and LightningFAX® (for legacy fax boards) fax server solutions cater to enterprise, government and service provider accounts of all sizes in more than 40 countries. For further details on how fax server software can reduce costs, increase productivity, and facilitate regulatory compliance, visit Sagem-Interstar’s website at:

Company: SinglePipe Communications
Booth: 1411
Media Contact: Kevin Breault
Phone: 859.721.4206

SinglePipe Communications is a facilities-based wholesale communications provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. SinglePipe delivers private branded VoIP solutions to service providers including CLECs, ISP’s, cable companies, systems integrators, and other technology firms.

As a registered CLEC across the southeastern United States, SinglePipe offers service providers turn-key bundled product offerings that include residential VoIP, hosted PBX, and SIP trunking. SinglePipe’s service providers enjoy industry leading infrastructure, services and support tools, including origination/termination, advanced telephony features, e911/911, billing, OSS, and comprehensive sales and technical training – that drive flexible solutions to their marketplace. For more information, please visit

Company: SKY-click
Booth: 929
Media Contact: Cyril Lamblard
Phone: 011 41 79 634 0592

SKY-click provides an economical and powerful click to call center service for companies of any size. The service is 100% web based so there are no implementation costs– no hardware, no landlines, and no PBX. Because SKY-click is built on Skype, users can easily integrate VoIP, video and IM and offer live human assistance. Thanks to its integration with Salesforce, SKY-click is completely linked into the customer relationship chain to optimise sales conversion and customer support.

Company: snom Technology AG
Booth: 1410
Media Contact: Shannon Cortina
Phone: 732-758-1100

snom technology AG develops and manufactures Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognized for its high quality, customizable and cost-effective business solutions, snom is also differentiated by the company’s ten-year history in the VoIP industry, and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom’s software exists in the firmware on the phones – making it easier for users to download updates and new features. snom customers benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that the snom telephones offer, including plug and play integration and universal compatibility with any SIP-based telephony platform.

Company: Stratus Technologies
Booth: 916
Media Contact: Ken Donoghue
Phone: 978-461-7269

Stratus Technologies supplies a suite of next-gen convergence solutions to service providers, equipment manufacturers and operators worldwide. Solutions for Fixed Mobile Convergence as well as service mediation and signaling among others are based on Stratus SS7 and SIP layered software and fault tolerant servers with solutions services focused on continuous availability. In addition, Stratus provides carrier-grade end to end VoIP infrastructure that offers a low risk, affordable migration path to emerging IP network deployment.

Company: SyncVoice Communications, Inc.
Booth: 1023
Media Contact: Townsend, Inc.
Phone: 858-457-4888 x 109

SyncVoice Communications, Inc. is the leading provider of converged communications management software. The VXTracker™ software product line is used by more than 300 companies to reduce business risk and lower operating costs, combining technical tools with executive analytics. Based in Costa Mesa, California, SyncVoice sells its products via direct enterprise sales and channel sales partners. SyncVoice is a privately held corporation with venture funding from Clearstone Venture Partners and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. For more information, please visit

Company: SysMaster Corporation
Booth: 1230
Media Contact: Martin Yosifov
Phone: 1-510-420-8837

SysMaster is a leading vendor of voice, video, and data equipment, serving emerging and traditional telecoms and service providers. The company offers extensive line of Voice-over-IP, IPTV, and Wireless products and solutions which enable service providers to build robust and scalable networks for delivery of next generation services to subscribers. SysMaster’s innovative solutions are successfully deployed in over 60 countries worldwide.

Company: TalkSwitch
Booth: 1131
Media Contact: Chris Brennan
Phone: 613-725-2980 x 136

TalkSwitch® designs and develops award-wining phone systems for small, multi-location and franchise businesses. Since its establishment in 1990, TalkSwitch has dedicated itself to developing the PBXs and IP PBXs that tens of thousands of small businesses across North America rely on. With a growing global network of resellers, distributors and partners, TalkSwitch’s fully hybrid phone systems are changing the way small businesses communicate. For more information, please visit our website at, or call us toll free in North America at 1.888.332.9322. In all other markets, please call +1.613.725.2980.

Company: Tektronix
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: TEK
Media Contact: Carol Dematteo
Phone: 469-330-4000

Tektronix provides network operators and equipment manufacturers a comprehensive and unparalleled suite of network diagnostics and management solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged multi-service networks. These solutions provide both active and passive testing and monitoring, covering a full range of legacy and next generation protocols and services, including IPTV, VoIP, IMS, WiMAX, broadband wireless access, triple play and fixed-mobile convergence applications.

Booth: CC1024
Media Contact: Richard Salah
Phone: 847-472-5337

Teleformix offers a comprehensive range of competitively priced software solutions designed to manage today’s business transaction challenges by optimizing performance and providing a rapid ROI. Teleformix offers customizable and highly scalable solutions such as the ECHO Digital Recording Solution to seamlessly integrate into any existing business architecture.

For additional information about ECHOTM and the new Web Services capabilities, contact Teleformix at 1-800-513-4000, or visit

Company: The VoIP Connection
Booth: 1316
Media Contact: Michael Crown
Phone: 800-990-6728 ext. 611

The VoIP Connection is a full-service provider of VoIP Equipment and Asterisk-based PBX servers, systems, and consulting services. Our flagship product, the VS-1™ Voice Server, is a solid-state Asterisk appliance for small and medium sized businesses. We also carry a full line of VoIP Telephones, Gateways, ATA's and other equipment from Digium, Polycom, Grandstream, Linksys, Audiocodes, Aastra, Redfone, Xorcom and many others. The VoIP Connection is also primary sponsor of the project, an open-source unified business communications server based on Asterisk.

Company: ThinkEngine Networks
Booth: 1417
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: THN
Media Contact: Scott Mitchell
Phone: 508-597-0479

Conceive, Create, and Cash-in on carrier class revenue generating services in record time. ThinkEngine’s complete solution set enables concept to deployment of services on both TDM and IP based networks. Our carrier and service provider customers leverage our experience in deploying services in converged networks to ensure success. We don’t just sell equipment, we sell complete solutions. ThinkEngine offers an affordable, simple way for service providers to enter the conferencing market, transition to a next-generation network or expand into new voice applications. The VSR1000 provides one platform for conferencing and voice applications and the same platform for TDM and IP networks. No need for additional software, hardware or gateways.

Company: Touchstone Technologies, Inc.
Booth: 1134
Media Contact: Neil Urban, Mark Stacy
Phone: 215-672-6550

Touchstone Technologies has been providing essential communications testing solutions to industry leaders and innovators since 1989. Our current offering of software based test tool products for the converging telephone, voice, video and IP markets are unsurpassed in their combination of power, portability, and affordability. Specializing in delivering exceptional value in state-of-the-art voice and video test and measurement products, Touchstone offers scalable call generation and monitoring/analysis tools designed for complete lifecycle testing of networks and network devices. Our products help leading equipment manufacturers, service providers, and enterprise users build, deploy, and maintain standards compliant, and interoperable communications systems.

Company:, LLC
Booth: 623
Media Contact: Steve Safley
Phone: 847-230-9225

As an independent VoIP services agency, we represent several leading providers of VoIP services to meet the needs of our clients (ISP's, CLEC's, cable companies and others) who desire to sell those services to their customers. Our partners offer the opportunity to white label service or simply resale as an agent. Our service portfolio includes; hosted pbx for business and residential markets, A-Z termination, trunk replacement, origination and termination with 911 and 411, prepaid calling cards and toll free services. So whether you require a turnkey solution, or simply need a specific component to enable your service, we can help. Our services are provided free of charge to our clients.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

First Look @ the Linksys SPA932 Attendant Console

Linksys SPA932  Attendant Console, sidecar

Toll Free: 877.4e4.VoIP -

Linksys SPA932 Features:

  • 32 Button Attendant Console (Sidecar)

  • Tri Color Programmable LEDs

  • Up to Two Consoles Can Be Attached – For a Total of 64 Buttons
  • Support for Broadsoft Busy Lamp Field (Rumored Asterisk BLF Support)

  • Powered by SPA962 – No Power Supply Required

Linksys SPA932 Information:

Recently there has been quite a buzz throughout the Asterisk community regarding an alleged attendant console for the linksys SPA962 phone. At this point I am not sure that the Linksys SPA932 Attendant Console will support BLF functionality with the Asterisk PBX however, I'd assume that linksys must realize that they are potential missing out on a booming sector of the IP telephony market.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Digium® Unveils New Software Appliance AsteriskNOW™

AsteriskNOW™ enables Asterisk implementations in 30 minutes or less

Huntsville, AL (OPENPRESS) January 4, 2007 -- Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® company, today announced its first software appliance, AsteriskNOW™, the open source distribution of Asterisk featuring a Digium-designed GUI. AsteriskNOW includes a new setup wizard that guides users through the installation process with ease, regardless of any previous Linux experience. The solution can be up and running within 30 minutes.

The AsteriskNOW distribution includes all the Linux components necessary to run, debug and build Asterisk, making Asterisk easier to install and maintain in the office or at home. Users can navigate through a simple setup wizard, including the ability to use default dial plans and easy configurations. The AsteriskNOW GUI is highly flexible, giving users the ability to add, modify and delete users. Download options include ISO/CD Image, VM Player image, Xen universal guest image and LiveCD (burn and boot).

“Digium appreciates the initial response to AsteriskNOW. We placed the initial beta version on last month and have experienced over 2,000 downloads per day without any promotion! Our goal of reducing the complexity of installing and using Asterisk will expand the market for Digium into more mainstream use,” said Mark Spencer, president of Digium and creator of Asterisk. “Unlike other Linux distributions used to deploy Asterisk, AsteriskNOW does not have unnecessary components that could compromise security or performance.”

AsteriskNOW, based on the recently released Asterisk 1.4, is Digium’s open source software appliance. The website includes a forum for community support and feedback as well as a developer blog.

Support and Availability
AsteriskNOW is available for download on the official AsteriskNOW website and

About Digium
Digium, Inc., the Asterisk company, is the original creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry's first open source telephony platform. Digium provides hardware and software products, including the Asterisk Business Edition™, its professional grade version of Asterisk, to enterprises and telecommunications providers worldwide. Digium also offers a full range of professional services including consulting, technical support and custom software development services.

Used in combination with Digium's telephony interface cards, Asterisk offers a strategic, highly cost-effective approach to voice and data transport over IP, TDM, switched and Ethernet architectures. Digium’s offerings include legacy PBX, IVR, auto attendant, next generation gateways, media servers and application servers. Additional information can be found at

About Asterisk
Code for Asterisk, originally written by Mark Spencer of Digium, Inc., has been contributed to from open source software engineers around the world. Currently boasting over 1 million users, Asterisk supports a wide range of TDM protocols for the handling and transmission of voice over traditional telephony interfaces, and VoIP packet protocols such as IAX, SIP and H.323. It supports U.S. and European standard signaling types used in business phone systems, allowing it to bridge between next-generation voice-data integrated networks and existing infrastructure.

The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, the Asterisk logo, and AsteriskNOW are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respected owners.

Media Contacts:
Julie Webb
Digium, Inc.