Asterisk Community: Get Ready for Best AstriCon Ever – Orlando 2015

If you’re part of the Asterisk community – or wanting to get started with Asterisk, then this year’s AstriCon is one event you do not want to miss. With the deadline for submitting speaking ideas closed, I can tell you that we have had more submissions than in any previous year!
But that’s not the best of it… Quantity is one thing, but the quality of this year’s speaking submissions is absolutely outstanding. It is setting up to be one of the most interesting AstriCons in the event’s history.

To begin, I am delighted to report that people from well … Continued

Fax for Asterisk (res_fax_digium) No Longer Supported in Asterisk 13 and Later

Since the release of version 1.8 in 2010, Asterisk has supported connectivity to two external fax modem solutions.  The first is the res_fax_digium module that is provided as a part of Digium’s Fax for Asterisk solution.  The second is the res_fax_spandsp module that ties into the open source spandsp solution.  Digium has continued to support both modules through the lifetimes of Asterisk 1.8, 10, 11 and 12.

Beginning with Asterisk 13, Digium will no longer make available the res_fax_digium module.  Instead, users requiring fax capabilities for Asterisk 13 and forward should use the res_fax_spandsp module.  Asterisk’s dial plan functionality for … Continued

Growing Non Profit Helps Community, Boosted by Better Communications

Growth prompted change in non profit’s phone system and a cost savings of $450,000 with Unified Communications. 

Non Profit Saves Money Phone SystemA non-profit organization typically has a clearly defined mission. When you are so successful at furthering that mission, growth (as with any business) can present some interesting new challenges.

For the San Diego-based not for profit Community Housing Works (CHW), one set of growing pains came in the form of a hosted phone system that was no longer keeping pace with communications between employees and clients, and was also costing the organization more than they realized in terms of actual operating expenses. … Continued

Dynamic Duo Fights Legacy Phone Systems

Superheroes Digium Gateways and SwtitchvoxMeanwhile, in the heart of the city, an old foe, the Legacy PBX, holds a company up from productivity. Have no fear citizen!  The Dynamic Duo hears your call for help!  The Dynamic Duo of Switchvox and Digium Gateways that is.

A Switchvox phone system with a Digium Gateway provides a great opportunity for expanding and upgrading business communications. While Switchvox is the award-winning IP PBX that delivers powerful Unified Communications (UC), a Digium Gateway allows you to upgrade a legacy telephony connection to a modern VoIP connection. Together, they can greatly reduce operating costs by connecting with affordable SIP … Continued

Leslie Conway Recognized in Power 100 for CRN Women of the Channel 2015

Congratulations go out to Leslie Conway, VP of worldwide marketing, who has once again been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious CRN Women of the Channel list for 2015. In addition, Leslie has been recognized as one of this year’s Power 100 by the editors of CRN.

The annual list honors outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem. This year’s Women of the Channel were selected based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel. The Power 100 further spotlights an elite subset of Women of the … Continued