The Longest-running Event Devoted to “All Things Asterisk” Brings Together Software Developers, IT Professionals, and Integrators in Las Vegas

Digium, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, has kicked off planning for AstriCon 2014, the annual Asterisk Open Source Conference and Exhibition. The event, now in its 11th year, will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., from October 21-23 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort. Digium is the creator and maintainer of Asterisk, the most widely adopted open source communications software.

With nearly 2 million downloads per year, millions of deployments and a community of more than 80,000 members, the acceptance and growth of Asterisk has created an ecosystem spanning more than 170 countries. AstriCon gives all members of the Asterisk community – including telephony enthusiasts, developers and businesses – a forum to learn about the technology. Asterisk integrators and business users can expect to hear the latest Asterisk news and project updates, gain access to in-depth technical sessions, participate in networking opportunities, meet potential collaborators and review and discuss detailed case studies of Asterisk projects. The exhibition space will consist of more than 50 vendors and communications solution and service providers.

Asterisk is an open source software framework that transforms an ordinary computer into a powerful communications server enabling developers and integrators to quickly and easily build communication applications including business phone systems (PBX), call centers, VoIP gateways, voicemail systems and conference servers. The open source software is frequently used to power Unified Communications (UC) products and other custom communications solutions. Asterisk forms the basis for Digium’s award-winning Switchvox UC solution, which offers the most advanced business phone system features in a cost-effective, easy-to-use solution that scales as companies grow.

We’re pleased to have finalized the details for AstriCon 2014 so early in the year,” said David Duffett, worldwide community director for the Asterisk open source project. “As the must attend Asterisk event of the year, community members can plan for AstriCon in October, and prepare the great presentations and sessions that AstriCon is known for. This truly is an event by the Asterisk community, for the Asterisk community.

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