Asterisk Creator Leads the Open Source VoIP Charge at VoiceCon 2007

Digium, Inc., the Asterisk Company, today announced that Asterisk creator and Digium Founder Mark Spencer will join leaders from Cisco, Avaya, IBM, Microsoft, Siemens and Skype to discuss the future of VoIP and unified communications. Digium’s Spencer will represent the open source telephony industry in this high-powered discussion as Digium continues its charge to move the revolutionary open source technology deeper into the enterprise market with emerging and new software architectures for unified communications.

Spencer’s “Software Architecture and Unified Communications” panel will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 10:30 am–11:30 am. Also representing the open source industry at VoiceCon 2007 will be Digium’s VP of Product Management Bill Miller who will present “Open Source’s Role in Converged Networks” with Digium customer Southern Company, one of America’s largest generators of electricity with 4.3 million customers. Miller’s presentation will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 8:00 - 8:45 AM.

“As the sole maintainer of the genuine Asterisk code, Digium is excited to see open source’s growing role at mainstream telephony events like VoiceCon 2007,” said Spencer. “Asterisk has grown from an open source technology with limitless potential to a technology that is changing the IP business landscape. Digium will continue to be the Asterisk community’s ambassador to the business world and offer solutions based upon the absolute latest in open source innovation.”

Inside the VoiceCon 2007 “Digium Theatre”

In addition to executive speaking appearances, Digium will also provide product demonstrations of AsteriskNOW® and its new Asterisk Appliance® inside the Digium Theatre. PC Magazine recently called the Digium Asterisk Appliance “astonishingly compact” and loaded with “high-end features.”

Digium premier solutions partners Switchvox and NeoPhonetics will also be present in the Digium Theatre to discuss and demonstrate their Asterisk-based SMB and enterprise solutions respectively.