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Nothing against the English language but, there’s a new standard in town for Digium VoIP Phones.

As of November 2014 Digium will stop making new D40, D50 and D70 English-key phones.

They’re migrating to Icon-keys to ”better align with the trends in the IP Phone market,” says Digium.

Currently the Digium D45 VoIP phone for Asterisk already comes with the Icon-keys, with no other versions in production.

To make things easier and help us adjust to this new standard Digium is:

  • Providing advanced notice
  • Including Icon-key guides that explain the features/functions every Icon-key phone
  • Fully supporting the English-key phones that are purchased up to the end-of-sale time frame through the standard Digium warranty period

If you have any questions about Digium phones, please call one of our sales reps at 800-398-8647.

 

Free Switchvox User Training when you buy a Switchvox SMB System or Software
Free Switchvox User Training when you buy a Switchvox SMB System or Software – Promotion Runs Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2013

UPDATE

This promotional combo ends on March 31, 2014.

Free Switchvox User Training Details

Now is a great time for small and medium businesses to step into a new Switchvox SMB Unified Communications (UC) solution.

We’re excited to offer free Switchvox User Training, valued at $995, with the purchase of the following Switchvox SMB appliances and software:

If you’re checking out online, it’s simple. Under “Options” just select the Switchvox User Training box to add it to your order at no charge.

Switchvox promo

“The Switchvox User Training is an online, self-paced two hour course that will teach anyone in your business the ins and outs of Switchvox, the Switchvox user web suite and GUI, the Switchboard, and Digium phones,” said Ben Sayers, CEO of VoIP Supply.

Every person in your company can use a single user training login to learn how to use and navigate a new Switchvox VoIP phone system which is more than just an office phone system and offers.

  • VoIP calling, faxing, instant messaging
  • The Switchboard, an interactive communications dashboard for each user
  • 3rd Party Integration with CRM platforms
  • Video, presence, conferencing
  • Detailed reporting

Switchvox system capabilities range from 30 or less users up to 600 users and 150 concurrent calls for a variety of work environments so if you need help deciding what’s best for you, call 800-398-8647 to talk to a live VoIP Expert today.

Visit Digium at Booth #527 and Attend the Magic Hour in the Asterisk World Pavilion
Visit Digium at Booth #527 and Attend the Magic Hour in the Asterisk World Pavilion

For the next couple of weeks we’re going to highlight our partners who are exhibiting at ITEXPO Miami 2014 to learn what’s new at this year’s show.

ITEXPO, running from January 28th through January 31st, is a business technology event and tradeshow for VoIP, Unified Communications, Cloud services, phone apps, and more.

3 Questions with Digium About ITEXPO

We spoke with Lee Marlow, Distribution Account Manager for Digium, about what to expect at this year’s ITEXPO.

VoIP Supply:  For those who aren’t familiar with your company, can you tell us a little bit about Digium?

Digium:  Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of Asterisk, the world’s most widely used open source communications software.

Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich voice communications server. Switchvox is the award-winning, Unified Communications (UC) solution built on the power of Asterisk with thousands of installations worldwide. Digium’s VoIP solutions provide a competitive edge for small, mid-sized and large businesses.

Digium’s premises-based and Cloud solutions provide for a competitive edge for small, mid-sized and large business. Digium’s product lines include Asterisk custom communications, Switchvox and Switchvox Cloud UC, and a family of HD IP phones that deliver enterprise-class features at a price businesses can afford.

VS:  What products will you be featuring at this year’s IT EXPO and will you be unveiling anything new?

Digium:  At this year’s ITEXPO Digium will be showcasing Switchvox (on-premise and hosted) along with the Digium family of phones. The combination of the Switchvox system and the Digium phones provides a complete communications solution for small and medium businesses.

The Unified Communication system integrates all your office communications; including phone, chat and web mashups. Stop by the booth in the Asterisk Pavilion to lean how you can customize your communications right down to the phone.

We also have an exciting announcement to make during IT Expo which will make Switchvox Cloud the best value in the UCaaS industry by drastically reducing the startup costs for our Cloud-based solution.

VS:  What’s your booth number and the #1 reason someone should stop by and say hello?

Digium:  Visit Digium booth 527 and meet face-to-face with Digium staff as they lead you through the Switchvox product demo.

Digium invites you to attend the Magic Hour in the Asterisk World pavilion on Wednesday, January 29th from 7PM – 8:30PM for drinks and networking.

Newest Digium cards currently not compatible with latest version of Switchvox
Newest Digium cards currently not compatible with latest version of Switchvox

Toward the end of 2013, Digium released new telphony cards.

You’ll want to read Digium’s notice below if you’re a customer who purchased any of the following new devices:

Switchvox Compatibility for New Digium Cards

Here’s the announcement from Digium regarding Switchvox compatibility with their latest cards:

In Q4 of 2013, Digium released new analog and digital interface cards to refresh the current card lineup. These new cards are not currently compatible with the publicly available versions of Switchvox. A new Switchvox update, 5.8.1, will support the cards and is currently in limited release.

If you have already purchased one of the new cards and need access to version 5.8.1, please contact Switchvox support, and they will make the update available to you. You will also need to upgrade to version 5.7.3, then to 5.8, prior to upgrading to 5.8.1. You can not upgrade from a previous version directly to 5.8.1 without upgrading to 5.8 first.

If you have any further questions, please contact Digium Support at 877-DIGIUM1 .

Click here to read more about the Digium TE133 and TE134 cards and click here for more information on the A4, A8, TE235, and TE435 analog and digital cards.

Newest Digium cards currently not compatible with latest version of Switchvox

The TE133 and TE134 are the most recent single span telephony card solution from Digium, and VoIP Supply gives you a first look at the Asterisk company’s cards.

What is it?

The Digium 1TE133F PCI-e and Digium 1TE134F PCI are new telephony cards for seamless PTSN connectivity to VoIP. These single span cards use state of the art technology to increase overall consistent phone quality and system performance, including features such as toll-bypass adjuncts for legacy TDX PBXs, SIP trunk interface for legacy TDM systems and small call center ACDs with T1/E1 trunks.

Digium te134

From these single T1 digital telephony cards, you can expect:

  • Up to 24 (T1/J1) or 30 (E1) simultaneous calls
  • Selectable T1, E1 or J1 Mode / Half-Length, Half-Height, Digital Card
  • PCI-Express (TE133)
  • PCI (TE134)
  • One (1) RJ48 Interface Port
  • Protocol support includes: ISDN PRI, Robbed-Bit, CAS
  • Built-in 128ms Octasic DSP hardware echo cancellation
  • 5 year warranty
  • Risk-free ESP guarantee

Digium TE133 and TE134 cards are designed to support T1/E1/PRI environments and industry standard telephony protocols, mainly Primary Rate ISDN protocol families for voice in North America and Euro standards. Octasic DSP hardware echo cancellation is built directly into the cards which removes the task of echo cancellation from the system’s CPU card, improving efficiency in your VoIP system.

As these cards are created by the makers of Asterisk, you can feel confident about 100% interoperability, straight from the source. Digium wants you to feel comfortable with your purchase, so even though we all know you’ll love it, Digium offers a no-risk ESP guarantee that if qualifying Digium products don’t perform 100% as designed, Digium will refund the product. That’s confidence.

Who is it for?

The TE133 and TE134 are designed for Asterisk and it’s open source drivers, so basically, anyone with an existing legacy system looking to upgrade to VoIP. Digium cards have been tested with major server hardware platforms like Dell, HP and IBM, as well as hardware platforms with chipsets like AMD, Intel, VIA and Nvidia. Being designed by Asterisk, Digium cards are compatible with all version of Asterisk using the DAHDI driver framework. Asterisk and DAHDI are available for free from the Asterisk.org website.

Pricing

Digium 1TE133F MSRP $730.00
Digium 1TE134F MSRP $730.00

Availability

The Digium TE133 and TE134 are now shipping from VoIP Supply. For more information on the 1TE133F and 1TE134F, call the VoIP experts at 1.800.398.8647 or email sales at sales@voipsupply.com.

OSS Telephony leader Digium recently fired another shot across the bow of traditional proprietary Tier 1 vendors including Cisco, 3Com and Avaya.

In the enterprise space, one of the traditional arguments against open source has been the lack of available support. There are plenty of VARs out there these days helping enterprises of all different shapes and sizes deploy open IP Comms platforms like Asterisk, but nobody will argue that Asterisk’ support ecosystem is as reliable and robust as the likes of Cisco.

Digium is looking to change the perception that Asterisk can’t compete for enterprise customers in several ways. First, they are heavily promoting their DCAP (Digium Certified Asterisk Professional) curriculum to incubate a future army of open source VoIP technicians. Second, Digium is shoring up their own internal support offerings, and recently announced several tiers of paid support for open source Asterisk ranging from 1-3 year increments.

Components that are covered under the new Digium plans includes Asterisk Open Source 1.4, Asterisk Open Source 1.6, Asterisk GUI, G.729 Codec, HPEC, Lumenvox Speech Recognition for Asterisk and Cepstral Text-to-Speech for Asterisk.

Digium is also promising 24X7 availability, Web Case Management, Remote Troubleshooting, Advanced Hardware Replacement, Scheduled Upgrade Assistance, Configuration Review, Performmance Review and AGI Script Application Review.