announce the continuation of their strategic partnership. Throughout the world, Polycom IP phones (such as Polycom SoundStation IP conference phones and Polycom VVX business media phones) are commonly deployed with telephony systems based on Asterisk, Digium’s popular open source communications software. Digium and Polycom’s partnership will ensure that customers and partners will continue to benefit from tightly integrated, standards-based solutions on Polycom phones with simplified provisioning and broad support for Asterisk features.
The agreement allows developers to continue to create applications for Digium and Polycom solutions, including management features, such as provisioning and other specific vertical market features. Additionally, Digium and Polycom will continue to jointly conduct tests to ensure smooth interoperability between Digium-branded solutions, including Switchvox, Asterisk open source software, and Polycom phone solutions. In the future, video solutions such as Polycom RealPresence video will also be added to the offering and tested for interoperability.