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Digium's Asterisk-based Products Now Interoperable with Speakeasy's SIP Trunking Service


April 02, 2009

Digium's Asterisk-based Products Now Interoperable with Speakeasy's SIP Trunking Service

By Patrick Barnard
Group Managing Editor, TMCnet


VoIP, data and IT services provider Speakeasy has added Digium, the Asterisk (News - Alert) Company, to its growing portfolio of partners.

That means Digium’s Asterisk-based products are now certified interoperable with Speakeasy's (News - Alert) expanded SIP Trunking integrated voice and data services.

Small to medium-sized businesses using Speakeasy’s SIP trunking can now couple the service with a flexible Asterisk-based IP PBX from Digium -- including Digium's Switchvox (News - Alert) SMB and Switchvox SOHO IP PBXs, as well as its AsteriskNOW open source telephony platform. This gives SMBs yet another option for affordably deploying unified communications across their organizations.

“We are excited to certify Digium (News - Alert) for our expanded SIP trunking services,” said Speakeasy President and CEO Bruce Chatterley, in a release. “By certifying Digium's Switchvox and AsteriskNOW offerings, we are working together to provide solutions for small business customers to upgrade their telecom infrastructures regardless of their legacy voice and data systems.”
With SIP Trunking, Speakeasy’s VoIP service can be integrated with almost any existing Key system, PBX or IP PBX infrastructure. In addition to its integrated solutions, the company also offers a full portfolio of hosted solutions for small businesses.
Digium is one of the first IP PBX manufacturers to be certified with Speakeasy.

Speakeasy, a Best Buy company, made news on TMCnet earlier this week when it announced that it had joined the ADTRAN (News - Alert) Alliance Program to expand the reach of IP communications solutions to the SMB market. ADTRAN, which offers networking and communications solutions, is collaborating with Speakeasy to provide interoperable SIP trunking technology that enables solutions providers to deliver world class integrated network solutions.

The company also made news in March when it introduced a new Integrated Voice over Ethernet service. The new service delivers Integrated Voice over Ethernet at 3 Mbps, 5 Mbps or 10 Mbps symmetrical bandwidth, and is in addition to the company’s Integrated Voice service over T1 and ADSL2 broadband.

Earlier in March – and in prelude to today’s announcement -- Speakeasy announced that it had expanded its Integrated Voice service so that it can now provide combined voice and data service over direct SIP trunks, in addition to its existing service over analog and digital lines. That means Speakeasy's Integrated Voice can connect directly to an IP PBX, making it easier than ever to take advantage of the cost savings and flexibility of Speakeasy Voice.

Digium last made news on TMCnet when it announced that, a decade after creating Asterisk, organizations can access support services for technical help, hardware replacements and discounts on training programs. Company officials say this new support service gives Asterisk users the best of both worlds: They can download and use Asterisk free of charge, and now they can call on Digium for technical support when needed.

Patrick Barnard is a contributing writer for TMCnet. To read more of Patrick’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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