Each year, BroadSoft hosts an executive users conference for customers using BroadSoft’s BroadWorks platform, bringing together senior-level executives from the ranks of telecom service providers, equipment makers, Web developers and access partners to share best practices, case studies and strategies on how to drive new revenues through VoIP services. This year the event runs from October 5–8 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Today, we are receiving word that Digium’s Switchvox IP PBX (News - Alert) has been certified to work with BroadSoft’s BroadWorks VoIP application platform. The certification is designed to make it easier for BroadSoft customers around the world to incorporate the Switchvox (News - Alert) telephony system into their telecom environments.
The two companies have a history of working together to deploy VoIP solutions. According to the companies, BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to eight of the world’s ten largest telecommunications carriers, Digium’s (News - Alert) Asterisk is the world’s most widely used open source telephony software, and Switchvox is the most widely used customer premise-based IP-PBX based on Asterisk (News - Alert).
“BroadSoft’s close work with Digium demonstrated our commitment to open architecture,” said Leslie Ferry, vice president of marketing at BroadSoft. “By certifying Switchvox, BroadSoft is demonstrating to our carrier partners that we are dedicated to completing interoperability testing with the highest-quality VoIP products in the market.”
“Switchvox’s certification by BroadSoft, the company that so many of the world’s largest VoIP carriers turn to, increases the global presence for both companies,” said Leslie Conway, vice president of global marketing at Digium. “With Digium enjoying increasing success throughout North America and around the world, BroadSoft’s vote of confidence lets Digium customers everywhere know that Switchvox works with the best of the best in SIP trunking deployment.”
In related news, BroadSoft recently announced the winners of its BroadSoft Xtended Voice Mashup Contest. Winning entries include applications for disaster dispatching, accounts receivable and an Adobe Air development mashup.
“The ability to create mashups of Web services with voice features allows developers to quickly and easily create applications that positively impact public safety, business processes and other communication functions in ways that have not yet been possible,” said Michael Tessler, BroadSoft’s CEO and president. “Voice and Web 2.0 communication mashups are enabling innovation across all industries, allowing them to operate more efficiently.”
Disaster Dispatcher won first prize. Created by Hyannis, Mass.-based Thomas Howe, the Disaster Dispatcher is a voice mashup that integrates Twitter, BroadWorks and RSS feeds to provide a one-window communications tool for emergency operators. By keeping all data in one window, emergency personnel can analyze the collection of information after the emergency to optimize response procedures.
Second place was awarded to Project ARCTIC. Created by WorldXchange, a telecommunications carrier in New Zealand, Project ARCTIC improves the accounts receivable process within organizations. It leverages low cost methods to notify customers of past due accounts and ensures greater probability by providing reminders so bills are paid on time.
Rounding out the Top 3 was QuickSet, a solution developed by Las Vegas-based Joseph Farrar. QuickSet provides Windows and MAC operating system users with access to their BroadWorks services via a simple desktop interface. The interface is powered by the Adobe AIR platform which provides the ability to run Flash applications on the desktop.
Digium announced last week that long-term business partner and distributor beroNet GmbH, announced it will now carry Digium’s latest analog card AEX410. The AEX410 is a half-length four-port modular analog Asterisk PCI-Express card, which is used for connecting analog telephone stations and analog plain old telephone service (POTS) lines via a PC. The card is a PCI-E compliment to Digium’s already existing peripheral component interconnect (PCI)-based TDM410 product.
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Edited by Greg Galitzine