Digium Innovation Award Winner Helps Hearing-impaired Seniors

Congratulations to Clarity, a division of Plantronics, the winner of the 2011 Digium Innovation Award. The award was announced and presented at AstriCon, the official conference for Asterisk.

What makes Clarity’s Asterisk-based technology innovative?

Based in Chattanooga, Tenn., Clarity is the leading supplier of amplified telephones, notification systems, assistive listening devices and other communications devices for millions with hearing loss. With Asterisk-based technology, the company created ClarityLogic, a first-of-its-kind service that enables customer representatives to remotely retrieve and adjust settings, quickly resolving customer issues. This is critically important for Clarity’s primary customer—senior citizens—as many have a … Continued

UC Adventures: Using your phone system to bring in more business

In today’s economy, most businesses are being extra cautious in their spending and doing their best to make smart decisions on everything from operations to marketing. Yet, how many business owners realize that their phone system could be more than just another overhead expense? For some, the business phone system has become a fine-tuned Unified Communications (UC) solution that’s helping bring in more revenue.

Meet Adventure Center

Whether you’re interested in a trek across Antarctica, an African safari, or something in-between,  Adventure Center has an exotic travel experience waiting for you. In fact, their team of travel consultants are skilled … Continued

98 billion mobile app downloads and Digium’s app takes the prize (says CRN).

The number of mobile application downloads is expected to reach 98 billion by 2015, according to research discussed in a recent Tech Crunch article. And, if you happen to be looking for a few good apps that are as easy on your wallet as they are on your phone, you’re in luck. The article also mentions that “although download numbers are increasing, most apps are free.”

We thought this was pretty timely information considering Digium’s Switchvox UC solution was just recognized as having one of the top IT mobile apps for business. CRN honored us with its inaugural Enterprise Continued

Expanding our world. A look back on this Columbus Day.

Today, many of our friends in the U.S. are enjoying celebrating Columbus Day, a national holiday in honor of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World.  It got us thinking that today’s modern explorers are often those who discover new “worlds” and advances through technology.

So, on this Columbus Day, we salute all of our technological explorers who are changing our world for the better!

Of course, we have to also tip our hats to our own, Mark Spencer for giving us Asterisk. We found this old Forbes Magazine article, “Dial D for Disruption,” (2006) that provides an … Continued

Top 10 tricks you didn’t know Asterisk could do

Today’s category from the home office: top ten tricks you didn’t know Asterisk could do. If you’re living with a phone system from the prior century, you might not be aware of what is possible today with Asterisk. If you’re already “in the know,” thanks for playing along.

10. Connect to enterprise directories
Asterisk can authenticate users against your LDAP server, Lotus Domino Directory, Apple OpenDirectory, or even Microsoft ActiveDirectory.

9. Connect using Google Voice and GTalk
Use Google’s services with Asterisk to send and receive free calls with other Google users and plain-old telephones, too.

8. Calendar integration Continued