Digium® Flips the Switch on AstriCon 2011, the Event Devoted to Open Source Asterisk®

Celebrates AstriCon's eighth year as the essential telephony conference and expo for software developers, enterprise IT professionals, integrators and resellers working with Asterisk

Huntsville, (PresseBox) - Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, is making plans for the eighth annual AstriCon, the Asterisk User Conference and Expo and the event of choice for hundreds of technical pros working with the world's leading open source communications platform. This year, from October 26-28, AstriCon will come to the Westin Westminster in Denver, Colorado. In addition to opening registration today, Digium is now accepting submissions for speaker opportunities at www.AstriCon.net. Topics are open, but past sessions have focused on basic and advanced Asterisk tutorials, IP telephony security, call center and enterprise case studies, and product training.

Asterisk is the most widely used open source software for creating business phone systems and other communications applications. Using it, developers and other technical pros craft solutions such as IP PBXs, voice over IP (VoIP) gateways, interactive voice response (IVR) systems, conference bridges, voicemail servers and more. Asterisk also forms the basis for Digium's award-winning Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) solution, which offers the most advanced business phone system features in a cost-effective, easy-to-use solution that scales as companies grow. The Asterisk community includes more than 65,000 members worldwide, hundreds of whom have made substantial contributions to the software's development since its release more than 10 years ago.

"The big news out of last year's AstriCon was Asterisk Scalable Communications Framework, or Asterisk SCF," said Bryan M. Johns, community director at Digium. "As Asterisk continues its phenomenal growth, Digium and the community continue to improve and enhance our capabilities, as was evident last year with the release of Asterisk 1.8. Digium continues to devote substantial resources to the development of Asterisk, so expect even more Asterisk news at this year's AstriCon. Attendees will learn about our progress and benefit from the in-depth technical sessions, networking and detailed case studies that they've come to expect from this conference."

In addition to AstriCon, Digium will hold developer conferences on Monday, October 24 and Friday, October 28 for Asterisk and Asterisk SCF, respectively. These two special events are open, at no cost beyond the AstriCon registration fee, to any developer who has contributed code to the Asterisk or Asterisk SCF projects. The conferences give contributors an opportunity to help define, in an interactive group of their peers, the direction of each project.

For more information, or to register for AstriCon, visit http://www.AstriCon.net. Early bird rates are available through May 31, 2011.

Digium is once again pleased to be partnering with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to promote the event to a broader audience. TMC has helped support other Digium events, including Digium|Asterisk World, with training sessions, video production, attendee registration and exhibit management. Companies interested in sponsoring AstriCon and participating on the EXPO floor should contact Joe Fabiano at TMC: +1 (203) 852-6800 ext. 132.

Digium, Inc.

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.

The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, Asterisk SCF, Switchvox, Asterisk Business Edition, AsteriskNOW, Asterisk Appliance and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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