Asterisk 11, Now Available

Digium and the Asterisk Development Team are pleased to announce the release of Asterisk 11. Asterisk 11 is available for immediate download from the Asterisk.org website.

Asterisk 11 is the next major release of Asterisk. It is a Long Term Support (LTS) release, similar to Asterisk 1.8. For more information about support time lines for Asterisk releases, please see the Asterisk versions page. And, for important information regarding upgrading to Asterisk 11, please see the Asterisk wiki.

Asterisk 11 includes a number of major new features including:

  • WebRTC Support with WebSocket transport over SIP.
  • DTLS-SRTP – A secure
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Small Business Tax Deductions for 2012 – Are you taking advantage of Section 179?

One of the best small business tax deductions for 2012 is Section 179 for qualifying equipment purchases. In fact, it can actually enhance your bottom line. Instead of depreciating your asset over multiple years, Section 179 allows you to write off the entire amount all at once as an expense. Now, that’s a business stimulus you can use!

Here’s a quick example to show you the savings on a typical Switchvox phone system, which qualifies under Section 179.

Section 179 Small Business Tax Deductions 2012
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Tax code can be complicated.  That’s why we’ve compiled a Section 179 Quick Summary Guide & Tips Continued

Come bend our ears at AstriCon

Well it is almost the weekend, and you know what that means? AstriCon is only a few days away!  I hope everyone is ready!

We are extremely excited to see our community and talk about this past year and plans for the future of Asterisk.  This has been an extremely busy year at Digium. Just to give you an idea of what has gone on over the last year, here are a few highlights:

- Finished development and readied for launch of Asterisk 11

- Introduced and brought to market a hardware failover solution (Digium R-Series) specifically designed for Asterisk… Continued

Digium Phone API and SDK: New AstriCon 2012 Session

Around the Digium office, everyone gets excited this time of year, because it’s like New Year’s Eve for Asterisk.  In just a little over a week, we will be gathering with all of our friends in Atlanta for Astricon 2012. It’s the time to celebrate another successful year of the world’s most popular open source telephony platform.  This year, we’ll hear big announcements, have informative break out sessions, listen to great speakers and of course have a big party!

As Asterisk continues to grow in both scope and adoption, everyone is curious to learn what’s been put … Continued

Healthcare Providers Turning to UC for Flexibility and Savings

The Healthcare industry is rapidly evolving with new technological advances and Unified Communications is increasingly providing a much-needed solution .

It’s no secret that healthcare providers are challenged with balancing the need to provide quality patient care while meeting stringent compliance requirements and managing costs of new systems. Some of the most talked about advancement in technologies include the adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs).  The office communications system is also impacted by the use of EMRs and EHRs. Essentially, that means it is increasingly important that your phone system be able to provide your … Continued