05.03.2017 Press Release
Digium Receives 2017 Unified Communications Product of the Year and Innovation Awards
Digium D80 IP Phone Honored by TMC for Exceptional Innovation
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 3, 2017—Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Digium D80 IP Phone as a 2017 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award winner as well as a 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY TMC Labs Innovation Award winner presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
The Digium D80 IP Phone is more than a simple replication of a traditional desktop phone with touchscreen buttons; it is a modern reinvention of the telephone. The large, 7-inch HD touchscreen will revolutionize the way business users interact with their communications platform through its user interface that is intuitive, innovative, and completely touch-driven, negating the need for any physical buttons. This model is ideal for all users who want an exceptional and easy-to-use interface with the highest level of quality.
“It gives me great pleasure to honor Digium with TMC’s Unified Communications Product of the Year Award and the INTERNET TELEPHONY TMC Labs Innovation Award for their innovative product, the D80 IP Phone,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by Digium in their groundbreaking work on the D80. I look forward to seeing more innovative solutions from them as they continue to contribute to the future of IP communications.”
The flagship of Digium’s IP phone family, the D80 offers simple setup and full integration with Asterisk, the world's most widely-adopted open source communication software, as well as Switchvox® and Switchvox Cloud, Digium's award-winning fully-featured Unified Communications (UC) solutions. The D80’s impressive capabilities are rounded out with support for wideband (HD) audio, electronic hook switch (EHS) headsets, and gigabit ethernet, making it the perfect complement to Digium’s premium color screen IP phones.
“We’re proud to be honored for our contributions to the UC landscape,” said David Deaton, vice president of products for Digium. “Since introducing the D80 IP Phone in February, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. With our zero-button, completely touchscreen phone, we continue to push forward with innovative, easy-to-use and affordable devices.”
"It's been exciting to see the reaction to Digium's D80 phone. Not only are they great phones with a simple, easy to use interface, but to also have the sleek, fully touchscreen feature at such an affordable price makes it a game changer for our business customers," said Tony Wells with Maxis360, a Digium Select Reseller Partner.
Winners of the 2017 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award and the 2017 TMC Labs Innovation Award are highlighted in the latest issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted 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 www.digium.com and www.asterisk.org.
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