July 22, 2014

Open Source Communications Takes Center Stage at ITEXPO

Keynote at Las Vegas event will feature insight from industry leaders Schmooze Com, Digium and The IVR Voice

Norwalk, Conn—July 22, 2014—TMC and Schmooze Com, Inc., announced today the addition of a luncheon keynote at ITEXPO Las Vegas, focused on the latest developments in open source communications platforms. ITEXPO is the leading business technology event and will be held August 11-14, 2014, at The Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The keynote, titled “Open Source Telephony Revolution, The Billion Dollar Game-Changer,” will be held Tuesday, August 12 at 12:15 pm.

“FreePBX and Asterisk ignited the open source telephony revolution, reinventing the PBX and allowing community members to embrace the technology to fulfill their own needs” says Preston McNair, VP of Sales and Marketing, Schmooze Com Inc. “Free open source software has much stronger ties to traditional capitalism than many understand.  The bulk of the revenue open source telephony generates is spent on hardware, services, and related support of the product. The biggest driving point of the explosive growth of FreePBX today, is that the majority of open source related revenues are not made by open source companies!  Schmooze is excited to partner with Digium and The IVR Voice to showcase how FreePBX became world’s most popular open source PBX platform, and continues to generate billions of dollars in revenue globally, for companies in all segments of the industry.”

Open source communications platforms have been evolving for over 10 years, and today there are millions of installations worldwide. These deployments contribute billions of dollars in hardware, software and services sales. During this keynote, some of the industry’s leading experts will explore how open source telephony grew to be a billion dollar game-changer. The keynote’s panelists include:

  • Mark Spencer, chairman and CTO for Digium, Inc.
  • Allison Smith, owner and professional voice talent of The IVR Voice
  • Philippe Lindheimer, Vice President for Schmooze Com, Inc.

“Schmooze Com is hosting a unique keynote session where developers, vendors and service providers can learn to leverage the freedom, power and flexibility of revolutionary communication systems,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “We look forward to this session at ITEXPO and to these expert panelists sharing their insight with attendees.”

Schmooze Com is a Diamond Sponsor of ITEXPO, and the event is also supported by Platinum Sponsors Content Boost, Interactive Intelligence, Netxusa, Sansay and 888VoIP; and Gold Sponsors ADP Tech, ADTRAN, BroadVoice, Icon Cloud Solutions, NetSapiens, Taqua, Vitelity and Yealink.

Registration for ITEXPO is now open. Contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131 for more information. For media inquiries, contact Ashley Baster. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for ITEXPO Las Vegas should contact TMC's Joe Fabiano at 203-852-6800 x132 or Maureen Gambino at 203-852-6800 x109.

For the latest ITEXPO news, updates and information follow the event on Twitter at @ITEXPO.

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Currency 2.0; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; SmartVoice Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo II, WebRTC Conference & Expo IV; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

TMC Media and Analyst Contact:           

Ashley Baster  
Connect2 Communications        
(919) 435-9112 

About Schmooze Com Inc

Schmooze Com Inc, is a global telephony software development company based in Neenah, Wisconsin.  Schmooze’s flagship product FreePBX is the most widely deployed open source PBX platform in use across the world today with millions of active product systems in 210 countries and territories globally.  Schmooze also provides FreePBX Certified Appliances, SIPStation SIP trunks, award winning FreePBX Pro modules, Professional Support, a Certified Reseller and Training program, and in addition to FreePBX, develops the PBXact commercial PBX platform.

Schmooze Media and Analyst Contact:           

Preston McNair 
Schmooze Com Inc
(920) 886-8130

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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