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  • 10/30/2006
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Two VoIP Vendors To Call On

Solution providers seeking their share of the growing SMB IP telephony market are turning to smaller vendors like Digium and Allworx to fill that need.

There are many big-name players in the VoIP market, but the cost and complexity of their product lines often puts them out of reach for small and midsize businesses.

Solution providers seeking their share of the growing SMB IP telephony market are turning to smaller vendors to fill that need.

Here are two vendors whose technology and channel-friendliness stand out.

1. Digium
The creator and primary developer of the Asterisk open-source VoIP platform, Digium is trying to do for IP communications what Linux did for operating systems: Leverage the developer community at large to speed innovations at a lower cost.

The Huntsville, Ala.-based company early next year plans to begin offering its first hardware appliance, targeted at offices with two to 50 users. It also recently launched version 1.4 of its software, the first major release in nearly a year. The upgrade adds more than 20 new features, about half of which came from the developer community at large.


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