Digium to Announce Future of Open Source Communications During AstriCon 2010 Keynote

Updated: January 05, 2011

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced that Kevin Fleming, director of software technologies, will deliver a keynote presentation regarding the future of open source communications software at the seventh annual AstriCon Open Source Telephony Conference and Exhibition. Each year hundreds of software developers, telephony and unified communications experts, resellers and VARs, and Asterisk enthusiasts attend AstriCon, the longest running conference devoted to the Asterisk telephony platform. Fleming’s keynote takes place on Wednesday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Digium is the preferred open source communications provider, with hardware and software that enables businesses to buy or build full-featured and cost-effective telephony solutions. Asterisk has been downloaded millions of times since its initial release in 1999 and has been integrated into thousands of companies’ communications solutions.

“Asterisk has been an industry-changing open source project that has grown with the support of an active and thriving community,” said Fleming, who has helped manage and define Asterisk’s direction since he joined Digium in 2005. “We believe that the news we’re sharing at AstriCon will further the disruption of the communications industry, as Asterisk did with its original release, and demonstrate Digium’s commitment to taking open source communications in an exciting direction for the Asterisk Community.”

AstriCon 2010 will take place from October 26-28, 2010, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Additional information and open registration are available at http://www.astricon.net.

About Digium

Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created, owns and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999, Digium has become the open source alternative to proprietary communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Switchvox IP PBX software to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company’s product line includes a wide range of hardware and software to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey VoIP systems or to design their own custom telephony solutions. More information is available at http://www.digium.com.

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