On February 1, 2012, Digium(R), Inc. introduced a new series of high-definition IP phones that utilize the power of Asterisk, a popular implementation of open source communications software, and Switchvox, an award-winning unified communications system.
Mark Spencer, the founder and chief technology officer for Digium, commented on this and said, "The app engine is a game-changing feature that will allow developers to writer their own apps that run on the phones. We have a community of more than 80,000 users and developers who create amazing things with Asterisk. I look forward to seeing the cool apps they will create with these innovative phones."
The new family of Digium phones include the D40, a HD IP phone with 2-line keys, and the D50, a HD IP phone with 4-line keys and 10 BLF keys. It also includes the D70, an executive-level phone that has 6-line keys and 10 BLF keys, along with an extra LCD screen that lets phone users quickly navigate through a large list of contacts. All of these phones will be made available in April 2012.
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