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Entry-Level SIP Phone offers Gigabit networking.

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March 21, 2014 - Featuring dual-port, 1,000 Mbps switch, D45 IP handset leverages Asterisk open source communications software and Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) system. SIP phone, complete with auto-provisioning, GigE capability, plug-and-play deployment, offers Digium Phone App Engine that lets user run built-in and custom designed JavaScript applications to enhance productivity. This entry-level HD IP phone with 2-line keys supports 10/100/1,000 Mbps networking.

Digium, Inc.

150 West Park Loop, Suite 100, Huntsville, AL, 35806-3303, USA

Original Press Release

New Digium D45 IP Phone Offers Gigabit Networking for Entry-Level Market

Press release date: March 17, 2014

Designed Specifically for Asterisk and Switchvox; Offers Ease of Deployment, Integrated Applications and Unique Customization Options

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced the addition of the new Gigabit-capable D45 to its family of IP Phones. Digium phones are the only IP handsets that are specifically engineered to fully leverage the power of Asterisk, the world's most widely adopted open source communications software, and Switchvox, Digium's award-winning Unified Communications (UC) system. Digium's D40, D50 and D70 VoIP telephones have shown rapid growth since their introduction. The addition of the D45 expands the range of options for businesses of all sizes by offering a full-featured SIP phone with a dual-port, 1000 Mbps switch at an economical price.

"The D45 IP phone meets the demands of today's intense network requirements," said Mark Amick, director of product management for Digium. "Modern phones need to be able to do more than simply make phone calls. The D45 delivers with easy auto-provisioning, advanced user phone apps, and GigE capability, all at a compelling price point."

Digium phones are the only phones tightly integrated with Asterisk, and Asterisk-based phone systems like Switchvox. No other phones on the market offer the advanced Digium feature set. In addition to plug-and-play deployment, all models of D-series IP phones include the Digium Phone App Engine which allows the phones to run built-in and custom designed JavaScript applications to enhance user productivity. Apps like interactive voicemail, visual call parking, one-touch call recording, searchable contact directory and presence management take advantage of the unique rich data connection between Digium phones and Asterisk.

Digium will demonstrate the unique abilities of Digium phones coupled with Asterisk during an upcoming webinar on March 27.

"Our users love the high quality and intuitive interface of the Digium phones. The built-in applications help users get more done in less time," said Jim Watt, CEO of Dynamic Solutions Group, Inc. "The D45 with Gigabit LAN allows us to deploy Digium phones in locations where the network infrastructure requires higher bandwidth PC pass through."

The Digium phones include the following models:

--  D70--An executive-level HD IP phone with 6-line keys and 10 rapid dial/busy lamp field (BLF) keys and real-time status information displayed on an additional LCD screen, allowing users to quickly navigate through up to 100 of their most important contacts. Designed for administrators or executives, the D70 offers 10/100/1000 Mbps networking and top-of-the-line features.
--  D50--A mid-level HD IP phone with 4-line keys and 10 rapid dial/busy lamp field (BLF) keys with an easy-to-print paper label strip for the user's most important contacts. This model is ideal for users who spend a lot of time on the phone.
--  D45--An entry-level HD IP phone with 2-line keys. This is Digium's best value phone with 10/100/1000 Mbps networking, designed for any employee in the company.
--  D40--An entry-level HD IP phone with 2-line keys. This is Digium's best value phone with 10/100 Mbps networking, designed for any employee in the company.

The MSRP for Digium IP Phones is as follows: D70 - $299 USD, D50 - $189 USD, D45 - $179 USD and the D40 - $129 USD.

For more information, visit digium.com/phones.

For availability in your region, visit digium.com/contact.

To find a reseller or distributor near you, visit digium.com/wheretobuy.

If you are interested in becoming a Digium Partner, click on digium.com/partner.

About Digium

Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and hosted and on-premises Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions 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 Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium's business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at http://www.digium.com and http://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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Julie Webb
Digium, Inc.
+1 (256) 428-6203
jwebb@digium.com

Laura Kempke
MSLGROUP
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digium@schwartzmsl.com

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