Aastra Consumes Ericsson

Ericssonhas entered into an agreement to sell its enterprise Telecommunications solutions business to Aastra Technologies, a provider of standards based IP Telephony Solutions.

Through this acquisition, Aastra will gobble up roughly 630 employess from US and Swedish markets with the deal being completely closed in April of 2008.

Ericsson’s enterprise PBX solutions business provides IP PBX, converged PBX systems and branch office solutions. The product portfolio includes communications solutions for enterprises of all sizes, mobility solutions, telephone terminals and services.

Executing on the strategy for the multimedia business, Ericsson says that it would focus on providing its broad portfolio of enterprise applications directly to operators and service providers. Strategic products from the acquisition of Netwise will also remain within Ericsson.

Digium Announces New ”Exceptional Satisfaction Program” ESP

Digium announced today their plans to “Step-up” the warranty and product guarantees by implementing ESP – ESP is short for ”Exceptional Satisfaction Program”, this new program is geared at vendors and resellers alike.

Program Features:

  • A new five-year warranty on all new Digium PCI and PCI Express telephony cards
  • A one-year warranty on all Digium Appliances that can be extended via subscription renewal
  • All Commercial Asterisk Software will come with a one-year subscription standard and can be extended via subscription renewal
  • A money-back guarantee should Digium products fail to perform as advertised.

“Open source solutions, including Asterisk, are now moving into the mainstream for many business users. Along with this adoption comes the expectation that open source solutions will perform with the same degree of quality and reliability that traditional solutions have delivered,” said Danny Windham, CEO of Digium. “Digium is launching the ESP program in response to this expectation to provide the confidence to our customers and partners that Digium is a company they can trust for all their telephony needs. The ESP program is yet another way Digium is extending its industry leadership through technology innovation and customer support.”

Polycom CFO Exercises Options

After browsing through some financial data on Polycom I noticed this interesting post From AP
The senior vice president and chief financial officer of communications equipment company Polycom Inc. exercised options for 112,500 shares of common stock, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In a Form 4 filed with the SEC Monday, Michael R. Kourey reported exercising the options on Thursday for $23.50 apiece, then sold all 112,500 shares on the same day for $25.25 to $25.40 apiece.
The stock sale was conducted under a prearranged 10b5-1 trading plan which allows a company insider to set up a program in advance for such transactions and proceed with them even if he or she comes into possession of material non-public information.
Insiders file Form 4s with the SEC to report transactions in their companies’ shares. Open market purchases and sales must be reported within two business days of the transaction.
I thought the stock was in recovery??? – I guess Michael has better places to put his cash…

Digium Releases TDM410 – Modular Quad Port FXO/FXS with Echo Cancellation

These cards are available in our store:

Digium has released their new TDM410. The new card is a half-length PCI 2.2-compliant card that supports FXS and FXO station interfaces for connecting analog telephones and analog POTS lines through a PC. The second generation TDM410 Card Also Supports the New Digium VPMADT032 Echo Cancellation Module.Using Digium’s Asterisk Open Source PBX software and standard PC Equipment, one can create a SOHO (Small Office Home Office) IP telephony environment that includes all the sophisticated features of a high-end business PBX telephone system.The TDM410 takes the place of an expensive channel bank and brings the system price point to a low level. By using X100M and S110M modules with the TDM410, one can create a solution with support for a range of telephones. To scale this solution, simply add additional TDM410 cards populated with modules.

Like the Digium TDM400 the Digium TDM410 supports Single Port Analog FXO and FXS Modules.