World VoIP NewsVoIP applications giants Digium and Polycom reassure their strategy of partnership
VoIP applications giants Digium and Polycom reassure their strategy of partnership
Asterisk provider Digium and telecommunications giant Polycom, Inc., the real worldwide leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), has approved mutual strategy of their partnership.
Polycom IP phones (such as Polycom SoundStation IP conference phones and Polycom VV business media phones) are widely deployed with telephony systems configured on Asterisk across the World. Digium and Polycom’s partnership will enforce the major procedures when customers and partners will continue to benefit from closely integrated standards-based solutions on Polycom phones with simplified provisioning and broad support for Asterisk features. The agreement allows developers to continue to create applications for Digium and Polycom solutions, including management tools, such as provisioning and other specific vertical market capabilities. Also Digium and Polycom will continue to jointly execute tests in order to prove complete interoperability between Digium-branded solutions, such as innovative Switchvox, Asterisk open source software, and Polycom phone solutions. In the future, video deployments such as Polycom RealPresence video will also be augmented to the offering and tested for mutual compatibility. “As the driving force behind Asterisk, Digium ensures a corporate level open source platform that allows organizations to designed configurable and customized communications solutions,” noted Leslie Conway, vice president of global marketing at Digium. “By extending our relationship with Polycom, we are building on a collaborative alliance that has been instrumental in the adoption of Asterisk worldwide and has delivered standards-based UC solutions to businesses of all sizes.” “Digium is a major partner to Polycom, and this agreement is a natural progress of our long standing business partnership – one that demonstrates the evolving and dynamic UC market,” said Ron Myers, senior vice president of Global Channels, Polycom. “Our companies have an operational commitment to offering best-in-class, open standards-based UC solutions that work absolutely smoothly throughout any application, protocol or endpoint. By conjoining the marketing efforts, Digium and Polycom will continue to drive global adoption of standards-based UC.” Resent release of Digium’s as the element of line from VoIP business phone systems enables customers to create custom applications for integrating telecom system with business processes to improve productivity. Customers who are opting for Switchvox can promote and sell their applications in this newly added listing category on AsteriskExchange.Initial Switchvox applications are available now through the AsteriskExchange, such as a custom Microsoft Dynamics CRM integration solution designed Stauffer Technologies, a Switchvox distributor and Digium certified partner based in Ohio. So, Ken Stauffer, owner of STI explained “We’re excited to have a place to showcase our custom integrations and to offer a solution that we know will benefit other companies. Switchvox is an essential part of our portfolio and extending its functionality helps us deliver increased value to our customers.”
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