I happen to be moderating the Open Source Roundtable with Digium/Asterisk guru Mark Spencer at 2pm today, so I will have to get the details on this news below on their new 24-port card. Should be an interesting panel considering a competitor to Asterisk is going to be on the panel, namely Bill Rich, CEO of Pingtel. Chris Lyman of Fonality and Noah Wood of Nuvio will also be on the panel. In any event, here's the Asterisk/Digium news on the new 24-port analog card.
Digium Announces Highest Analog Density Card in Open Source Telephony Market
Wildcard TDM2400P combined with Digium’s patent pending VoiceBus™ technology provides highest analog density available in a PCI card
HUNTSVILLE, AL — (October 24, 2005) — Digium® Inc., the creator of Asterisk® and pioneer of open source telephony, today launched the Digium Wildcard TDM2400P, the most dense and scalable card available for building an Asterisk-based telephony system for SOHO and SME environments. The 32-bit 33MHz PCI 2.2-compliant card with Digium’s patent pending VoiceBus™ architecture, supports quad-FXS station and quad-FXO office interfaces for connecting analog telephones and lines through a PC, without taking up numerous PCI slots.
“The Digium 24-port card offers the highest analog density available in a PCI card and can scale up to 48-ports with two cards and two slots,” said Mark Spencer, president of Digium. “With its flexible scalability features, our 24-port card is the best hardware card available for small and medium businesses looking to build an inexpensive, sophisticated VoIP telephony solution without compromising the use of multiple PCs.”
The Wildcard TDM2400P replaces the requirement for a separate channel bank and T1 interface cards while offering superior echo cancellation on both FXO and FXS interfaces. The quad-FXO and quad-FXS modules are interchangeable allowing the combination of interfaces up to six slots for 4-port FXS or FXO modules. With this new card, small and medium businesses can benefit from features such as high density in fewer PCI slots and an industry standard 50-pin Amphenol connector for easy installation.
Support and Availability
The Digium Wildcard TDM2400P will be available from Asterisk resellers and distributors worldwide beginning December 2005. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-LINUX-ME. All Digium products are backed with a two-year limited warranty, including installation and troubleshooting support. Users can also purchase an optional one-year extended warranty.