Business Phones Designed for Asterisk
Digium Business IP Phones offer the best Asterisk integrationDigium Phones are the first IP business phones designed specifically for Asterisk. All models include HDVoice, feature unprecedented plug-and-play deployment, and are available at a price to fit any budget. With multiple line appearances, contextual soft keys, and advanced applications, you can access the information you need instantly. Digium’s phones are the only phones that allow you take full advantage of the flexibility and customization of Asterisk.
Easy and Secure installations are made available by the Digium Phone Module for Asterisk. The DPMA is a free, binary module that loads into Asterisk like other resource modules (res_musiconhold.so, res_odbc.so, etc…). This allows Digium phones to automatically discover Asterisk servers on the network for secure, no-touch provisioning.
Increase Productivity with Advanced Applications
The Only Phones Built Specifically For Asterisk
- Asterisk uses DPMA (Digium Phone Module for Asterisk) for the tightest integration
- Easiest provisioning from Asterisk or AsteriskNOW
- Native phone apps like voicemail, directory, parking, call recordings, call queues and more talk directly to Asterisk
- Digium’s family of IP Phones for Asterisk are the first on the market built specifically for use with Asterisk and Asterisk-based systems. All models include HD audio and plug-and-play deployment at a price that fits any budget. With multiple line appearances, context-aware soft keys, and advanced applications that integrate directly with Asterisk features, Digium phones offer a better user experience than any other phone on the market. These IP phones are also ideal to use with Digium’s Hosted VoIP solution, based on Asterisk.
Asterisk Phone Features
Access to information is the key to productivity in today’s business environment. DPMA allows Asterisk to share rich information with Digium phones so you can access advanced applications right from the phone’s interface.
Know your coworker’s status before you call
Route calls based on custom user status and presence information
Transfer calls smoothly with built-in quick search contacts
Take advantage of one-touch call parking, and visual parked call pickup
Record calls with one touch
Manage voicemail and call recordings with Visual Voicemail
Stay up-to-date with live, real-time queue metrics
Create custom apps with behavior tailored to your business processes
Standards-based IP phones have a reputation for being difficult to install and configure. Most systems require changes to network configurations or additional components to facilitate deployment. Digium phones support plug-and-play provisioning. Simply plug in the phone and it will automatically discover Asterisk systems on the network. Select the user you want to assign to the phone and the proper configuration is instantly loaded. For larger deployments you can pre-assign phones by tying a MAC address to an Asterisk user. It’s that simple.
Getting Started With Digium Phones
Digium phones will work with any version of Asterisk. However, we’ve added some compelling features that are only available today in Asterisk 11 or in special branches of Asterisk 1.8 (see Certified Asterisk) and Asterisk 10 (the -digiumphones branch). To take advantage of simple provisioning and the integrated applications, you will need to use one of these versions with DPMA. The App Engine, for custom apps, can work with or without DPMA. You can download Asterisk from asterisk.org
The Digium Phone Module for Asterisk (DPMA) is an add-on module that acts as a secure gateway between the server and the phones. DPMA manages provisioning, firmware updates and integration between phone applications and core Asterisk services. (Note that DPMA is not a new VoIP channel: the phones use standard SIP and RTP for calls.)
You can download DPMA from the downloads page. Then, refer to DPMA documentation for information on installing the module and configuring your system to manage phones.
Get A DPMA License Key
To activate DPMA you will need a license key, available free from the Digium web store.
For information on distributing DPMA with your Asterisk-based product, please contact Digium sales.