About the author

Pete Engler is the Channel Marketing Manager at Digium. He joined the company in 2008 as the Product Manager for Asterisk hardware products before moving to Marketing. Prior to Digium, he served as a Product Manager in the Enterprise and SMB teams with Avocent Corporation, Applications Engineering at ADTRAN and 10 years in Information Technology as a Desktop and Network Administrator. As Channel Marketing Manager, Pete is responsible for channel marketing and lead gen programs for Digium’s worldwide network of partners, as well as marketing campaigns that continue to drive demand for Digium’s portfolio of telephony products, including Switchvox Unified Communications phone systems and Switchvox Cloud; and products for custom communications projects with open source Asterisk.

A Winning Partner Program: CRN 5-Star Rating is about the Partners

It’s been a fantastic month, filled with great partner news – including the announcement of our Pinnacle Awards. (Did I mention how much we appreciate all of our partners?)  So let’s share more good news…

Digium Awarded CRN 5 Star Rating Partner ProgramWe’re excited to say that Digium received a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide!

Truth be told, we usually don’t make a big deal out of the awards we receive; but this one is different. The annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The … Continued

Recognizing top Digium channel partners in growing UC market

Digium channel partners awards

Here at Digium, we take great pride in our channel and without doubt our partners are the best in the industry. Each year, we have the honor to present our Digium Pinnacle Awards, which are given to the top channel partners based on sales and commitment to excellent customer satisfaction. These companies are unparalleled in developing and growing their partnership with Digium, and driving customer success for Switchvox business phone systems and Asterisk custom communications solutions.

We’re committed to the growth of our channel partners, and are excited to recognize those companies that have excelled in working with … Continued

Meeting the Challenge of Redundancy: Protecting Your Network and Your IT Hero Status

The Asterisk community is filled with passionate users dedicated both to the open source Asterisk project and to the way in which they use it in their organizations. It’s part of my job, at Digium, to make sure users have all the tools needed to make their project implementations successful and one challenge that consistently shows up is that of a redundancy.

As an Asterisk user, you can probably relate to the following scenario:

The Asterisk system you built is a masterpiece. Everyone in the organization is more efficient since deployment of it. It’s your baby and the boss … Continued

Digium has your back with new R-Series Redundancy Appliances

In case you haven’t heard, we just introduced our family of Redundancy appliances, officially called “R-Series.” Using these inexpensive, flexible products, administrators of Asterisk-based communications systems can build fully redundant solutions that allow continued communications in the event of a software or hardware failure. The R-Series products used in conjunction with Asterisk will ensure communications resiliency in the most demanding environments.

In other words, R-Series appliances allow physical-layer failover of digital (T1, E1, PRI or BRI) or analog telephone connections to Asterisk systems. If the primary server fails, the R-Series device will move all telecommunications services to the backup server. … Continued

Skype for Asterisk – Production Released!

Well, I am pleased to announce that Skype for Asterisk has production released! It has been a long road of field testing under many use cases but all of us at Digium believe the wait for the general public was worth it. The development effort in conjunction with Skype has produced a stable and feature rich product that has the best call quality of any solution in the market.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Skype for Asterisk (SfA), it is an add-on channel driver that integrates Skype calling with Asterisk-based telephony systems and allows businesses to build a … Continued