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Digium® Partner EUS Networks Creates Asterisk®-based Trading Communications Platform

Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced that telephony integration partner EUS Networks has completed and deployed an Asterisk-powered IP telephony solution for trading room floors for a hedge fund client in the asset management industry. The solution includes Digium’s Asterisk Business Edition™, the enterprise-grade version of the popular open source telephony software, and trading turrets from IP Trade Networks.

The new system gives the customer, a hedge fund, advanced call-control functionality, including the call recording capabilities required by Sarbanes-Oxley, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); disaster recovery; the cost advantages of voice over IP (VoIP); and the ability to keep using existing hardware and phone sets to save money.

Asterisk is the most widely used open source telephony platform and toolkit. Its feature set and standards compliance empower developers and systems integrators to create advanced communication solutions that can be customized to meet the specific needs of a business. Wall Street firms have long been recognized for their work with open source products and technologies because they can be customized in ways that proprietary alternatives cannot and can be highly cost effective. The EUS system delivers these benefits at a fraction of the cost of a turret system that uses proprietary software.

“With the customer’s previous system, the staff of 50 traders fielded nearly 200 calls daily with each trader managing an average of six to eight calls simultaneously,” said Jeronimo Romero, CTO, EUS Networks. “It took one day for EUS Networks to configure the trade turrets over Asterisk and within once month of the deployment, the firm reported reduced operational costs, enhanced customer service and greater employee productivity.”

“Financial services firms are good shoppers—they’re the last to throw money away on expensive technology when there’s an alternative,” said Leslie Conway, vice president of global marketing for Digium. “The solution that EUS created gives their customer all the features of a phone system that would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and saves them additional money by letting them keep phones and other system components that they didn’t want to replace. This sort of application is a great example Asterisk’s ability to add value to an existing telephony infrastructure in a way that delivers fast ROI and that doesn’t require upheaval to the rest of the phone system.”

About Digium

Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created, owns and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999, Digium has become the open source alternative to proprietary communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Asterisk Business Edition and Switchvox IP PBX software to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company’s product line includes a wide range of hardware and software to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey VoIP systems or to design their own custom telephony solutions. More information is available at www.digium.com.

The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, Asterisk Business Edition, AsteriskNOW, Asterisk Appliance, Genuine Asterisk, Switchvox and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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