Digium Releases Octal-Span Digital Card

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Connecting Traditional Telephony Services with Asterisk Communications Systems

TE820 Offers Highest Single-Card Port Density Available for use with Asterisk

Digium┬«, Inc., the Asterisk┬« Company, today announced the availability of the TE820 Octal-Span digital card. This new high-density solution compliments Digium’s existing broad suite of telephony card offerings designed specifically for Asterisk-based communications systems. The TE820 enables Asterisk integrators and OEMs to build large scale telephony deployments that are both high performance and cost-effective.

Asterisk is the most widely used open source software for creating business phone systems and other communications applications. The combination of Digium hardware and Asterisk software provides a cost-effective platform for building numerous communications solutions, from PBX systems and VoIP gateways to IVR servers, call centers and complete unified communications suites. The TE820 supports up to 192 channels (in T1/J1 mode) or 240 channels (in E1 mode) and is available with or without hardware echo cancellation.

The TE820 card supports industry standard telephony protocols, including multiple variants of Primary Rate ISDN. Each span can be configured as either CPE or network for optimal flexibility. The optional VPMOCT256 hardware echo cancellation module, based on the industry-leading Octasic chipset, offloads the task of echo cancellation from the CPU, increasing overall system performance and call quality.

“Our Octal-Span digital cards open up tremendous opportunities for integrators and OEMs to build large scale, advanced communications systems, while also allowing for customization in order to meet business needs,” said Mark Amick, director of product management for Digium. “Being the creators of Asterisk, we developed the TE820 specifically to support Asterisk and can assure these new cards integrate seamlessly with Asterisk. This ensures our customers can focus on building next generation phone systems without worrying about integration issues.”

The Octal-Span digital card will be available on November 18, 2011 from Digium and Digium partners. For additional information, please visit www.digium.com