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CompTIA Introduces 7 Member Communities

IT industry association CompTIA unveiled Wednesday seven member-driven communities to provide thought leadership on issues such as cyber security, health care IT, cloud computing and other emerging technology trends. “These member-driven groups will collaborate to advance specific technologies, markets and business segments that are vital to the growth and success of the IT industry,” said […]

Broadvox SIP Trunking Certified for Switchvox

Broadvox LLC announced Thursday it has achieved interoperability certification with the Switchvox business communications system for small and medium businesses from Digium Inc. Broadvox delivers SIP trunking solutions to SMBs and enterprises through a private network. Its GO! SIP Trunking includes unlimited local calling, discounted international, long-distance and toll-free calling at up to 70 percent […]

Tech Data Unveils Open Tech Community

Tech Data Corp. (TECD) has announced Open Tech, a new channel for open-source independent software vendors (ISVs) to market and sell their solutions to thousands of resellers nationwide. Tech Data previewed Open Tech last month during its 2009 Vendor Partner Summit, and the company introduced the initiative to nearly 250 SMB resellers attending the TechSelect Partner […]

Open-Source Telephony Gains Ground

Cary Bush, Sales Director for Voice Services, Logista With many companies looking for cost-effective ways to implement new technologies in difficult economic times, open-source platforms seem to have gained much ground. Most systems are based on the Asterisk code and provide extremely low price points to enter the world of IP telephony. Additionally, these systems […]

Broadvox, Xorcom Certify SIP Interoperability

Xorcom Ltd. and Broadvox LLC  announced this week interoperability certification between the Xorcom series of Asterisk-based IP PBX solutions and Broadvox SIP trunking services. Xorcom’s all-in-one appliances allow communication using both VoIP and traditional telephony protocols, such as FXS, FXO, BRI, T1/E1 PRI, T1 CAS and E1 R2. Members of the series differ in the […]

NETGEAR Launches RangeMax Router, Partner Program

NETGEAR Inc. (NTGR) has announced the launch of RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router with USB (WNR3500L), a full-featured Wireless-N router offering high-performance wireless range and speed along with Gigabit Ethernet ports and ReadyShare USB storage access. The RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router with USB also is designed to serve as a reliable, high-performance open-source Linux platform supporting a […]

Skype for Asterisk Now Available

IT EXPO — Digium Inc. and Skype Inc. announced Tuesday the general availability of Skype for Asterisk, Digium’s open-source business telephony software. Skype for Asterisk enables users of Asterisk-based systems access to Skype’s low-cost calling to landlines and mobile phones, and free calling to more than 400 million registered Skype users around the world. Skype […] Lets Developers Play in IP Comm Sandbox

In a bold move to accelerate next-gen IP communications application development, said it plans to expose its network functionality to open-source telephony developers. The new Developer Sandbox Program, which was announced Wednesday at the ClueCon Open Source Telephony Developers Conference, will offer a select group of developers access to IP communications network functionality, such […]

IP PBX-Cellular Gateway Combo Launched

Xorcom has partnered with Hypermedia Systems to provide a business telephone system based on cellular networks for companies that are deprived of landline infrastructure or just need a capacity boost or opex relief. The joint solution pairs Xorcom’s Asterisk-based model XR3050 IP PBX and Hypermedia’s HG3000 GSM gateway. The addition of the Astribank XR0008 channel […]

Open Source Controls 18% of PBX Market

In a finding that will surprise many suppliers of traditional telephony gear and services, a research firm has concluded that open-source systems make up nearly one-fifth of all sales of enterprise PBXs. “We conclude that in 2008, 2.86 million open source PBX end points were installed,” wrote John Malone, CEO of telecom consultancy Eastern Management […]

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