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TMCNet:  Digium Presents Pinnacle Awards to its Outstanding Channel Partners

[February 20, 2013]

Digium Presents Pinnacle Awards to its Outstanding Channel Partners

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced its annual Pinnacle Partner award winners, recognizing the company's outstanding channel partners around the world. Award winners were selected based on their annual sales from 2012 and commitment to excellent customer satisfaction.


These Pinnacle Partner awards are presented annually to Digium's leading partners who have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with Digium and driving customer success for Switchvox Business Communications Solutions or Asterisk Custom Communications Solutions. Partners are certified to sell Digium's full offering of unified communications (UC) and VoIP solutions, Asterisk hardware, IP phones, gateways, telephony cards and redundancy appliances.

Awards were presented to partners in the following categories: Partner of the Year The Pinnacle Partner of the Year has achieved the highest revenue, the top certifications and highest level of qualification in our partner program in their respective geographic territory.

Direct Marketing Partner of the Year The Direct Marketing Partner of the Year operates a business model focused heavily on internet marketing and fulfillment. They have achieved the top certifications and highest level of qualification within our partner program. They have achieved the highest annual revenue across all Digium solutions, in their respective geographic territory.

Distributor of the Year The Distributor of the Year has achieved the highest annual revenue across all Digium solutions, in their respective geographic territory.

Rising Star Distributor of the Year The Rising Star Distributor of the Year has achieved the highest annual revenue growth over the prior year, across all Digium solutions sold in their geographic territory.

Pinnacle Circle of Excellence The Pinnacle Circle of Excellence is comprised of Digium's top 25 value added reseller (VAR) partners worldwide. They represent those who have generated the highest revenue across all Digium solutions and have achieved the highest levels of qualification and certification in our channel partner program.

"These awards demonstrate Digium's commitment to the growth and recognition of our channel partners who are contributing to our remarkable growth," said Jim Butler, director of worldwide channel sales for Digium. "We are happy to have the opportunity to present these awards to those organizations that have shown a commitment to growing their Digium business and expanding our worldwide customer base. We have seen significant growth of our Switchvox UC solutions because customers are looking for feature-rich, affordable alternatives for their business phone systems." Digium Pinnacle Partner Award Winners - 2013 Partner of the Year Dynamic Solutions Group Partner of the Year - North America AVENCALL Partner of the Year - Europe IPTek Partner of the Year - Middle East ATS Design, LTD Partner of the Year - Asia Pacific Clarotech Consulting Partner of the Year - Africa Telonline Partner of the Year - Latin America Tango Technology Partner of the Year - Australia Direct Marketing Partner of the Year VOIP Supply Partner of the Year - North America Telephony Depot Rising Star Partner of the Year - North America VoIPOn Partner of the Year - Europe RedCetus Rising Star Partner of the Year - Latin America Distributor of the Year NETXUSA Distributor of the Year - North America Interlink Rising Star Distributor of the Year - North America Miro Distributor of the Year - Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East DVCOMM Rising Star Distributor of the Year - Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East Opcom Distributor of the Year - Europe VCOMM Rising Star Distributor of the Year - Europe Pinnacle Circle of Excellence Winners Dynamic Solutions Group, Inc. ATS Design, Ltd. Midwest Telecom Consulting, Inc. LeBlanc Communications Group, Inc. Akuity NetWorks, Inc. Secure Datacom Teledynamic Comm, Inc. Golden Integrated Solutions, Inc. Monarque Telecom Chromis Technology, LLC IPTek Dicar Networks AVENCALL Alliance Infotech Pvt Ltd DVI Consulting, LLC The Fulcrum Group Clarotech Consulting BEMA Information Technologies LLC EasyTEL Communications Brightstar Communications, Inc. DCNET Solutions India Pvt Ltd Creative Solutions SC, LLC New Age Telecom, Inc. Line 1 Partners, Inc.

Partner Program Advantages Digium's award-winning Partner Program provides opportunities for resellers to sell the full line of Digium's award-winning Switchvox® Unified Communications systems, or build custom communications solutions with Asterisk, the world's most popular open source telephony software. Partners also can sell Digium phones, hardware and third-party products designed to build custom communications solutions. The program features three tiers--Select, Registered and Affiliate, with incentives, benefits, training and promotions designed to help authorized Digium partners have a competitive advantage in today's growing VoIP and business phone market.

"It is rewarding to celebrate the success of these top partners who have shown such commitment to our joint success--they are some of the most innovative partners in the VoIP market today," said Steve Harvey, vice president of worldwide sales for Digium. "We have attracted some of the best and brightest to bring our products to market around the world. Together, we are delivering Switchvox UC and Asterisk custom solutions for customers who want the best value for their business phone systems." To learn more about Digium's Partner Program, apply online or to find a partner in your area, visit: www.digium.com/ucpartner.

About Digium Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware and Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) 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.

Media Contacts: Julie Webb Laura Kempke Digium, Inc. Schwartz MSL Boston +1 (256) 428-6203 +1 (781) 684-0770 jwebb@digium.com digium@schwartzmsl.com SOURCE Digium, Inc.

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