Polycom Named Platinum Sponsor of AstriCon 2009 Conference

Global leader in telepresence, video and voice communications solutions teams with Digium for the highest level sponsorship at the sixth annual conference on open source telephony

Huntsville, (PresseBox) - Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced that Polycom has signed on to be a platinum sponsor of the upcoming AstriCon Open Source Telephony Conference and Exhibition. The Digium-sponsored event, now in its sixth year, attracts hundreds of software developers, integrators, resellers, enterprise Asterisk users and Digium partners working with phone systems, unified communications and Voice over IP (VoIP).

AstriCon 2009 will be held October 13-15, 2009, at the Renaissance Glendale Resort and Spa near Phoenix, Arizona. Business, technical, carrier and advanced Asterisk tracks offer detailed information for a variety of attendees. Registration for the conference is open at www.astricon.net.

“Polycom’s commitment to telephony innovation combined with its expansive line of desktop, conference and wireless VoIP phones has made them a core Digium partner over the years,” said Leslie Conway, vice president of marketing at Digium. “AstriCon attendees—developers, integrators and carriers alike—will benefit from hearing about the latest developments from one of the industry’s most influential players.”

“AstriCon is the place to learn about new and better ways to serve the unified communication needs of today’s businesses,” said Jim Kruger, vice president of marketing for Polycom Voice Communications Solutions. “At this year’s event, we’ll demonstrate new capabilities and applications, that combined with our VoIP endpoints, will give the Asterisk community the ability to deliver an exceptional customer experience.”

In addition to Polycom, other sponsors of AstriCon include Aastra, AG Projects, AMTELCO, Freeside, Infradapt, Loquendo, LumenVox, OpenVox, OrecX, PIKA Technologies, Presence Technology, Sangoma, ScanSource, snom, Vestec and Xorcom.

Limited booth and sponsorship opportunities remain at AstriCon. Interested vendors should contact Joe Fabiano of TMC, Digium’s event management partner in AstriCon, at +1 (203) 852-6800, ext. 132 or jfabiano@tmcnet.com.

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 Asterisk Business Edition and 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 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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