Digium Celebrates 10th Anniversary of AstriCon, the Annual Asterisk Users Conference Asterisk Developers, Integrators, Resellers, and Business Users Invited to Attend the Conference and Expo October 8-10, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, will hold AstriCon, its annual Asterisk user conference in Atlanta, Georgia from October 8-10, 2013, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. The Asterisk Open Source Conference and Exhibition is celebrating its tenth year. Digium, the creator and corporate sponsor of the Asterisk project, is now accepting submissions for speaker topics and talk concepts for 2013. Digium invites those who would like to speak at AstriCon to submit information for consideration by June 1, 2013. Visit AstriCon Call for Speakers to submit your speaking application today.

With nearly two million downloads per year, millions of deployments and a community of more than 80,000 members, the acceptance and growth of Asterisk has spawned an ecosystem spanning more than 170 countries. AstriCon gives all members of the Asterisk community - from telephony enthusiasts to businesses - a forum to learn about the technology. Asterisk integrators and business end-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.

Using Asterisk, the most widely adopted open source platform for creating custom communications solutions, developers and other technical pros are able to build solutions such as IP PBXs, Voice over IP (VoIP) gateways, interactive voice response (IVR) systems, conference bridges, voicemail servers and more. Asterisk also forms the basis for Digium's award-winning Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) solution, which offers the most advanced business phone system features in a cost-effective, easy-to-use solution that scales as companies grow.

"Our AstriCon user conference has grown every year, but this year is a special milestone," said David Duffett, Asterisk community director for Digium. "Our 10th anniversary event promises to be a great event for community members, potential Asterisk developers and partners.  It's remarkable to think of how far Asterisk has come - who would have thought that the gift that Mark Spencer originally gave the world would go on to generate so much innovation, participation and enthusiasm from all corners of the world? This year, I hope we'll see even more professional developers, consultants and enthusiasts come together to learn from each other and help further the functionality of the Asterisk project, the world's most popular open source communications platform. AstriCon 2013 is definitely not to be missed."

Digium is once again pleased to partner with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to promote the event to a broader audience. TMC has helped support other Digium events, including Asterisk World, with training sessions, video production, attendee registration and exhibit management. Companies interested in sponsoring AstriCon and participating on the EXPO floor should contact Joe Fabiano at TMC: +1 (203) 852-6800, ext. 132.

Registration for AstriCon 2013 opens on May 1 on the official event site: www.astricon.net. The early bird rate of $495 is available until June 1, 2013. After June 1 regular pricing will be $595.

About Digium
Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware and Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project, the world's most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium's business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at www.digium.com and www.asterisk.org.

The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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