Polycom, Digium Offer SIP Solutions to Small Businesses
The desktop phone market just got bigger as Polycom and Digium have announced an agreement in which the two companies will join forces to provide small businesses improved telephony features.Polycom penned a multi-year agreement Oct. 27 with Alabama-based Digium to develop and combine SIP-based telephony solutions for small to medium-sized businesses that are looking to strengthen their telephony capabilities. Pleasanton, Calif.-based Polycoms Session Initiated Protocol desktops and conference phones will be put together with Digiums Asterisk Business Edition, an open-source PBX (Private Pranch Exchange), to provide small businesses with the ability to retrieve improved telephony solutions. "We look forward to expanding our offering and furthering our reach in the marketplace through this partnership with Polycom," said Mark Spencer, president and CEO at Digium, in a company statement.
With the agreement, Polycom is working with Digium to bring high-definition voice sound quality to Polycom SIP-based desktop phones, which would give users a clearer sound and would allow them to better interpret the information being given to them.