AstriCon 2009 Showcases the Move of Open Source Asterisk® Into Mainstream Enterprises and Government

Digium® broadens the focus of the sixth annual conference on open source telephony to meet the needs of software developers, resellers, integrators, carriers, government and business users

(PresseBox) (Huntsville, ) Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, is expanding the focus of the AstriCon Open Source Telephony Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 13-15, 2009, to reach the broad group of professionals who design and manage large enterprise, government and carrier networks. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Asterisk's release as an open source project, the conference will be rich with content for Asterisk software developers, Digium's channel and technology partners, and business users from small, medium and large companies. This year's conference also features a dedicated track that focuses on Asterisk's move into mainstream large enterprise and government markets.

The event, now in its sixth year, attracts hundreds of people who work with phone systems, unified communications and Voice over IP (VoIP). Business, technical, carrier and advanced Asterisk tracks offer detailed information for a variety of attendees. AstriCon will take place at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa near Phoenix, Arizona. Registration is now open at http://www.astricon.net.

Digium is working with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to promote the event to a broader group of people than have attended AstriCon in the past. TMC has helped support other Digium events, including Digium|Asterisk World, with training sessions, video production, attendee registration and exhibit management.

"Asterisk's increased uptake by bigger companies and carriers spurred our decision to broaden the focus of AstriCon this year. We're excited to offer a dedicated track for developers and to offer equally strong programs for other audiences," said Mark Spencer, Digium's founder and chief technology officer. "This year we received a number of outstanding proposals from speakers who have done great things in enterprise and government telephony environments, and we have a lot to offer attendees in that segment of the Asterisk market. Finally, we're sure all of our audience members will be excited to hear from our keynote speakers, who we'll be unveiling mid-month."

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 www.digium.com.

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