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Gentek to Distribute Digium's Asterisk Telephony and Switchvox Unified Communications Solutions to Canadian Customers

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. and TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, and Gentek, a leading distributor of Broadband, Network and VoIP products and solutions, today announced that Gentek will distribute Digium's Asterisk telephony, Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) solutions and Digium IP phones to its resellers. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Gentek has a 30-year track record of success in providing leading products to the small and medium-sized business/small and medium-sized enterprise (SMB/SME) markets, unsurpassed customer service and superior technical support.

Gentek will distribute Digium's full range of Switchvox UC and Asterisk VoIP products, including IP phones and gateways, redundancy appliances and telephony cards certified for Asterisk installations. Digium, the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project, has designed these products to ensure greater reliability and interoperability for Asterisk custom communications. Digium products enable partners to implement turnkey, UC solutions or to design their own end-to-end VoIP solutions. Resellers, telecom professionals and software developers choose Digium's products because only Digium delivers the technical superiority, security, flexibility and value associated with Asterisk-based solutions.

Gentek will distribute Digium's award-winning Switchvox solution, the UC phone system for SMBs. Switchvox solutions, based on the power of open source Asterisk, provide an all-in-one solution by combining many products into one. Switchvox integrates phone, fax, chat, web mashups and mobile communications, offering a better business phone system with more features than proprietary systems, all at an affordable price.

Asterisk is an open source software framework for building communications applications. It transforms an ordinary computer into a powerful communications server and enables developers and integrators to quickly and easily build communications applications including PBXs, call centers, voicemail systems and conferencing servers.

"We are continuously searching for innovative products that match the needs of resellers who are servicing the growing SMB market," said Jeffrey Freedman, vice president of sales for Gentek. "The Switchvox UC solution is an excellent fit for customers who require a feature-rich phone system that provides outstanding value. Gentek has formed very strong relationships with our manufacturing partners and we expect our partnership with Digium to be extremely successful. We believe that Digium's forward-thinking product lines and our expertise within the SMB market are a perfect combination. Together, we will be able to provide an excellent solution to enable our resellers to capitalize on the growth in the UC and VoIP markets."

"We are continuing to expand our coverage in the SMB market and Gentek's focus on this customer segment, along with its attention to delivering outstanding customer service, will form an excellent partnership," said Gayle Magee, director of worldwide distribution sales for Digium. "They have great technical expertise in networking products and VoIP so they understand the needs of their customers. We believe the combination of our Asterisk and Switchvox product lines and Gentek's expertise will help us attract many new resellers to join our partner program and better serve our customers."

Reseller partners interested in learning more about Digium's partner program and opportunities for growth are encouraged to visit www.digium.com/gentek.

About Gentek

Gentek is a global source of Broadband, Network and VoIP products and solutions headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Gentek distributes UC/VoIP telephony systems, desk & conference VoIP phones, VoIP cameras, headsets, paging devices, ADSL & cable modems, PoE switches, VPN routers and security appliances. Gentek provides leading hi-tech products for the SMB/SME markets, unsurpassed technical support and superior service for leading companies around the globe. Gentek is proud to be celebrating over 30 years of successful growth in North America and abroad. More information can be found at www.gentek.com.

About Digium

Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware and Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class unified communications 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's business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at http://www.digium.com and http://www.asterisk.org.

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

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