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Digium to Host Asterisk Training Courses at ITEXPO in Los Angeles

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July 15, 2009

Digium to Host Asterisk Training Courses at ITEXPO in Los Angeles

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ITEXPO (News - Alert), the World’s Leading IP Communications Conference

 
Norwalk, CT – July 15, 2009 – Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) and Digium (News - Alert), Inc., the Asterisk Company, today announced that they have once again teamed up to host a series of training courses at TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2009 (ITEXPO). This year’s event is scheduled to take place September 1-3, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
 
The training courses offered by Digium at ITEXPO are as follows:
 
Tuesday, September 1, 2009: Asterisk 123:
The Asterisk 123 course is a gentle introduction to the Asterisk Open Source PBX (News - Alert). It introduces the student to the many roles that Asterisk can play and walks them through setting up Asterisk for the first time. At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
  • Identify the purpose and primary functionality of Asterisk as a PBX and as an application development platform
  • Describe the telephony connections which Asterisk supports and identify the Digium hardware needed to effect this connectivity
  • Identify the basic characteristics of analog and digital PSTN connections and how VoIP compares and contrasts with these
  • Configure Asterisk to deliver basic PBX functionality including basic call routing, voicemail and directory services
  • Learn the basics of becoming an Asterisk administrator
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2009: Switchvox Training:
This course serves as a one-day introduction to the Switchvox system. The goals and objectives of this class are to:
  • Explain the role of a Switchvox system within a corporate IT/telephony infrastructure
  • Familiarize the student with the initial setup and configuration of their Switchvox system
  • Describe the telephony connections which Switchvox supports and identify the hardware needed to effect this connectivity
  • Identify the basic characteristics of analog and digital PSTN connections and how VoIP compares and contrasts with these
  • Configure Switchvox to deliver basic PBX functionality including basic call routing, voicemail and directory services
  • Connect Switchvox to a Voice-over-IP service provider
  • Show how to use the Switchboard application to give users a rich interface with which to interact with the telephone system l
 
“We are pleased to once again partner with TMC (News - Alert) to bring Asterisk and Swithvox training to IT EXPO”, said Jared Smith, training manager at Digium. “One of the primary reasons that people choose to attend trade shows it to stay current in the latest technologies, and we feel our one-day classes are a great opportunity for attendees to learn about Asterisk and Switchvox.”
 
In each class, participants will receive kits that include: a Digium TDM411B Analog card (1 FXO port + 1 FXS port); a Polycom (News - Alert) SoundPoint IP 330 SIP Phone; an Asterisk Tote Bag; an Asterisk T-shirt; an Asterisk SWAG Kit; and other items including a Calculator, pen, and mouse pad. 
 
Registration for the training courses is now open at www.itexpo.com. For additional information regarding exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at ITEXPO, please contact Dave Rodriguez at (203) 852-6800, ext. 146 or via e-mail at drodriguez@tmcnet.com
 
Press inquiries should be directed to Todd Keefe, For Immediate Release PR: Todd@firpr.com.
 
About TMC:
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGNmagazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 3,500 most visited Web sites in the world by Quantcast, an independent Web traffic ranking site, TMCnet serves an average of two million unique visitors each month. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO), and 4GWE Conference (in conjunction with Crossfire Media). For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
 
TMC has also recently launched new industry-specific Web sites: 4GWE.TMCnet.com, InfoTech.tmcnet.com, Cable.tmcnet.com, Robotics.tmcnet.com, Satellite.tmcnet.com, Green.tmcnet.com. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
 
About Digium: 
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 makes Asterisk software available to the open source community and delivers 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 to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey solutions or to design their own voice over IP (VoIP) systems. More information is available at www.digium.com.

 
TMC Contact:                                                          
Todd Keefe                                                                                        
617-262-1968 x 101                                                   
todd@firpr.com
 
Digium Contact:
Julie Webb
256-428-6203
jwebb@digium.com                                                   



Edited by Stefania Viscusi


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