Digium Inc. has launched AsteriskExchange, the official online marketplace featuring products built or integrated with Asterisk. Asterisk is a free software toolkit that integrators and developers can use to transform computers into advanced communications systems, radically improving business productivity while reducing the cost of business communications.
With thousands of new downloads per day, millions of deployments worldwide, and a community of 65,000 members, the acceptance and growth of Asterisk has spawned an ecosystem of developers, integrators, resellers, service providers and manufacturers in more than 170 countries around the world. AsteriskExchange capitalizes on the popularity of Asterisk, helping ecosystem participants to market their products to the growing Asterisk community.
From a user’s perspective, AsteriskExchange is a dynamic marketplace where one can find everything needed for success with open source communications. Users can quickly find both free and commercial Asterisk-related products with user reviews and ratings, popularity rankings and an advanced search tool to simplify the process of finding the right product. Current categories include IP phones and gateways, speech and text engines, voice prompts, call center solutions and vertical application packages. Additional, new categories will be added as the marketplace expands.
“Digium is keenly aware of the importance of collaboration and partnership. Asterisk has become a worldwide phenomenon because of the ecosystem of developers, integrators, service providers and manufacturers that extend its capabilities and value,” said Danny Windham, Digium’s CEO. “AsteriskExchange gives ecosystem partners an opportunity to connect directly with the Asterisk community, and gives the community a central place to discover, review and source best-of-breed solutions and components. We look forward to seeing the ways that customers use Asterisk to build innovative solutions.”