Stuck in Las Vegas – Have No Fear

It’s not always a bad thing to get stuck in Vegas! While the guy behind this video, stuck at a Vegas airport, had nothing better to do he spent the night making his own music video. We have lots of great content and networking activities planned for AstriCon 2014 being held in Las Vegas. The Red Rock Casino & Resort will be jumping on October 23rd – 25th with all things Asterisk! Be sure to register now and save $100!

What song do would you think you would use to describe your time at AstriCon in Las Vegas?

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CRN 2014 Women of the Channel Recognizes Digium’s Leslie Conway

Leslie Conway CRN Women of the Channel
Leslie Conway, 2014 Women of the Channel

Congratulations to Leslie Conway, vice president of global marketing, who has been recognized by The Channel Company’s CRN magazine as one of the top Women of the Channel.

CRN’s annual list recognizes female executives across vendors’ channel organizations, distributors and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. This year’s Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology … Continued

Asterisk 12 Progress Report – 12.2.0 and 12.3.0

It’s been a few months since our update on Asterisk 12, and during that time period, the Asterisk Community has been hard at work enhancing and testing Asterisk – both for existing users of Asterisk 12 as well as in preparation for the next Long Term Support release, Asterisk 13. These new features focus heavily on improving the user experience in the new PJSIP stack and enhancing the existing APIs as well as the new Asterisk REST Interface (ARI). Several of these new features have been released recently in versions 12.2.0 and 12.3.0 – a few highlights include:… Continued

Higher Cost Savings for Higher Education

Recently, I shared with you how Digium Switchvox was able to customize a proprietary telecom solution for Roxbury Preparatory, a charter grade school located in Boston, MA. Today, I would like to tell you how Switchvox helped an institute of higher education meet its unique requirements.

Colleges are always facing tight budgets and slow rollouts, but Switchvox helped Casper College in Casper, Wyoming transform its piecemeal legacy, analog system into a flexible VoIP solution complete with Unified Communications (UC). Casper College set expected cost savings at $300,000 to $400,000.

Only halfway through the implementation ― 350 of 600 phones … Continued

Russia Hosts Asterisk Community Get-together and Reseller Event

Asterisk finds its way into all corners of the world, and downloads are particularly high in Russia – so it was a real pleasure to go there recently to meet folks from the Russian Asterisk community.
Flying into Moscow in the evening, I was met by Alexander Litnitskiy (community member and Digium authorized Asterisk trainer), who kindly took me to a hotel close to the airport.

Me and Alexander in Red Square, in front of the Kremlin
Me and Alexander in Red Square, in front of the Kremlin
Igor (in orange) looks after chan_unistim in Asterisk
Igor looks after chan_unistim in Asterisk.

The next day we found time to have a quick walk around Red Square to see the … Continued