Supporting Ecuador Water Relief: Home of Elastix Hit by Earthquake

Equador Water Relief Effort Elastix Digium

 

The country of Ecuador is held in special affection by the Asterisk Community, as it is the home of Elastix – the popular Asterisk-based distribution that has been a blessing to so many, but especially in Latin America. Today, Elastix needs the support of the international community as part of a special effort to help Ecuador, following a devastating natural disaster.

Last Saturday, April 16th, 2016, the coastal region of Ecuador was struck by a massive 7.8 earthquake. There are many families affected and the devastation is widespread. The most affected areas include the provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas. … Continued

5 Common SIP Trunking Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

SIP Trunking pitfalls

SIP Trunking has changed the way companies pay for phone service.  Today, over 66% of companies have adopted SIP Trunking and are saving up to 70% off their monthly phone bill compared to their old PRI service.  SIP Trunking is full of cost savings and calling features, but is also not without its hurdles. Let’s take a look at some pitfalls of SIP Trunking and the solutions that will help your company make a smooth transition.

 

The Pitfall:  Inadequate Bandwidth. SIP Trunking is completely dependent upon your company’s existing data connection.  The bandwidth available in that connection is … Continued

AstriCon 2016 Heads to Arizona

I am very excited to confirm that AstriCon is all set to run in Glendale, AZ this September 27-29. It’s not our first time in this beautiful location. Those that have been attending AstriCon for a good few years (and there are a select few that have been to every AstriCon since the first one in 2004!) enjoyed this same venue in 2007 and 2008.
Glendale Renaissance (3.5_)For those that have never been to the Renaissance in Glendale, you are in for a treat. It boasts a very high quality accommodation in terms of the guest rooms, conference sessions and the expo … Continued

Outstanding Channel Partners: 2016 Pinnacle Awards

Digium Pinnacle AwardIt’s that time of year again, when we announce the winners of Digium’s Pinnacle Awards. We take great pride in our channel, and we know that our partners are the best in the industry. Particularly given the quality of these experienced resellers, it’s an honor to present our Pinnacle partner awards each year.

The awards are given to the top Digium partners based on their annual sales from the previous year and taking into consideration their commitment to excellent customer service. The resellers who are honored are unparalleled in their commitment to developing and growing their partnership with Digium Continued

Asterisk stock prompts

headshot033dots  Guest blogger: Allison Smith, The Voice of Asterisk.

My husband – a geek, but not necessarily of the telco variety – surprised me recently by acquiring his own Raspberry Pi, and he’s spent many gleeful hours experimenting with it. I knew we’d entered some strange territory one evening when I heard “Welcome to Comedian Mail!” emanating from his Android phone in the living room – naturally in my voice.

It got me wondering: “How long ago was that recorded?”

Late last year, I suggested a re-vamping of the Asterisk stock prompts (which I had originally recorded in 2003) – and … Continued