Asterisk creator Acquires Switchvox

Digium, Inc., the Asterisk Company, today announced it has acquired Switchvox, a leading provider of IP PBX phone systems for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The acquisition bolsters Digium's presence in the SMB market and provides a strong platform on which to advance its Asterisk-based unified communications solution.

Digium is the creator and driving force behind Asterisk, the world's most popular and successful open source communications platform with an estimated 3.5 million servers worldwide providing VoIP calls for businesses and residential end users. More resellers, telecom professionals and software developers choose Digium's products than those of any other open source telephony company because only Digium delivers the technical superiority, security and flexibility associated with genuine Asterisk.

Switchvox, with an estimated 65,000 end points in operation, is the world's largest and most successful supplier of open source-based IP PBX products for businesses. The combination of Digium and Switchvox will provide open source-based products and solutions that are unrivaled in the industry.

"Switchvox has built a successful business by offering simple solutions that make communication easier while Digium is known the world over as the creator and primary maintainer of the Asterisk open source telephony code," said Danny Windham, president and CEO of Digium. "This acquisition is an ideal pairing of two companies committed to providing Asterisk-based telephony solutions that are less expensive, easier to use and more flexible than other telephony products on the market."

Digium and Switchvox will begin integration immediately and plan to unveil a new product strategy and roadmap later this year focused on giving SMBs and enterprises new choices in Asterisk-based unified communications solutions.

"The entire Switchvox team is excited to become part of the Digium family as it continues to gain momentum and win market share from traditional phone system vendors," said Joshua Stephens, CEO of Switchvox. "We look forward to working together to create unified communications offerings that redefine the VoIP industry and give SMB and enterprise customers advanced solutions at price points that are undeniable."

More information regarding the acquisition can be found here:
http://www.digium.com/en/company/switchvox-acquisition-faq.php

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