This past August 7th, 8th, and 9th marked the annual Open Source Telephony Conference. ClueCon 2012 was held at the newly renovated Hyatt Chicago Miracle Mile. Dozens of presentations from the FreeSWITCH community over three days were both informative and invigorating. Developers, security specialists, CEOs, and even salesmen pitched their contributions to the FreeSWITCH community in the Hyatt’s enormous Grand Ballroom. After our daily doses of presentations, Gino’s Pizza, Dave & Busters, and the Caliterra Bar & Grille pleased our palates and provided a stimulating atmosphere for the attendees to exchange ideas and business cards.
ClueCon Curator Michael Collins promises us that videos of the conference will be uploaded to www.cluecon.com soon.
1/3 of the Grand Ballroom
In the annex to the Grand Ballroom, sponsors of the conference set up booths on display to show off solutions to the inquisitive participants. Some of the booths included:
888VoIP & Yealink
Yealink SIP phones are high performance and affordable SIP telephones that help businesses leverage the increasing benefits of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone systems. Yealink SIP phones provide HD voice, a broad range of voice codecs, security protection for privacy, and rich telephony features.
888VoIP is the world’s preferred value added distributor for Voice over IP Telephone Systems (IP-PBXs) and VoIP Communication products. We give you everything you need to enjoy VoIP sales success.
888VoIP Yealink Booth
Sangoma Technologies Corporation is the premium provider of PC-based hardware and software for proprietary and open source based data and telephony transport solutions. The company develops and manufactures voice and data communication products, including the award-winning Advanced Flexible Telecommunications Product Line, which is comprised of the most scalable and reliable telephony and data cards in the industry.
Vitelity Communications is a leader in Wholesale VoIP, Fax and SMS services. The company has spared no expense to build the most rock-solid voice infrastructure that ensures your customers get the best voice quality and availability in the market today. Whether you are servicing SMB or residential, Vitelity has the products and services your customers want, including: Origination, Global Termination, DIDs (8,500+ rate centers), Toll Free, vFAX, Hosted PBX and SMS for VoIP.
CyberData designs and manufactures cutting-edge products for SIP-based Application Specific Endpoints for Unified Communications. We specialize in innovative and cost-effective IP paging and access control peripherals that are designed to enhance SMB through Enterprise level VoIP phone system installations. Through OEM and technology partners, CyberData is committed to continued excellence in the development of new and unique products for the VoIP marketplace.
FreeSWITCH Solutions provides support and services for the FreeSWITCH Open Source Soft-Switch. (http://www.freeswitch.org). The company is owned and operated by the original authors and maintainers of FreeSWITCH. The company offers custom consulting as well as commercial support contracts to help you maintain your FreeSWITCH installation.
Some highlights of the presentations this year featured Kerry Garrison of Vitelity, Brad Pitt of CudaTel, Zuhair Kahn of Vestec, and Amitava Mukherjee of Redshift Networks. There were dozens of other presentations as well, all of which served to illustrate a particular facet of the complex and interconnected FreeSWITCH community. For the exhaustive list of speakers, check out ClueCon’s website.