IP Telephony Developer Community to Benefit from Strong Financial and Technical Support from Sangoma
ITEXPO EAST 2010, MIAMI, FLORIDA–(Marketwire – Jan. 21, 2010) – As part of its ongoing commitment to the FreeSWITCH open source project, Sangoma® Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC), a leading supplier of hardware and software enabling server-based voice and data communication applications, today announced at ITEXPO East 2010 the company is extending its support by becoming a major sponsor of both a leading open source conference and weekly FreeSWITCH community calls. Through its financial and technical support, Sangoma hopes to facilitate the growth of the FreeSWITCH community by increasing the number and types of IP Telephony applications developed.
Sangoma will be a Diamond sponsor, the highest level of sponsorship, of the 10th annual ClueCon Conference taking place this August 3-5, in Chicago, IL. ClueCon is an annual three-day open source telephony user and developer conference that brings together the entire spectrum of telephony. The conference features presentations by industry leaders on a variety of open source telephony platforms including FreeSWITCH, Asterisk, Callweaver, OpenSIPKamailio, Bayonne and Yate.
Additionally, Sangoma will sponsor the FreeSWITCH community calls, weekly calls where leading developers present topics of interest to the open source telephony community. They also lead discussions on projects, best practices and other topics relevant to open source developers. Sangoma will provide technical support on calls whenever topics related to their expertise are on the agenda.
"Sangoma's contribution has been invaluable since the inception of the movement, both from a financial perspective as well as from a technology partnership level," said Anthony Minessale, lead developer of the FreeSWITCH project. "We are excited about Sangoma's continued involvement and active support for the project."
"Since being launched 2006, FreeSWITCH has been growing in popularity, sophistication and stability as a fully-featured, carrier-grade softswitch and telephony platform," said Serge Forest, Vice President of Marketing at Sangoma. "Over the last year, we have seen some of the most innovative and powerful applications being driven by the FreeSWITCH engine. Its highly scalable and modular software architecture enables developers to reach new heights in the density and flexibility of the solutions they build. Sangoma has leveraged the FreeSWITCH architecture over the last few years to build its products and we are proud to continue our involvement in this highly dynamic IP Telephony community."
FreeSWITCH is an open source software communications platform designed to facilitate the creation of voice and chat driven products scaling from a soft-phone up to a soft-switch. It is released under the MPL free software license and can be used as a simple switching engine, a PBX, a media gateway or a media server to host IVR applications using simple scripts or XML to control the call flow. Its core library, libfreeswitch, is capable of being embedded into other projects, as well as being used as a stand-alone application.
About Sangoma Technologies Corporation
Sangoma is the premium provider of voice and data connectivity components for software-based communication applications. Sangoma's data cards, voice cards, gateways and connectivity software are used in leading PBX, IVR, contact center and data-communication applications worldwide. The product line represents a comprehensive toolset for deploying cost-effective, powerful, and flexible software communication applications.
Founded in 1984, Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:STC). Additional information on Sangoma can be found at: www.sangoma.com.
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