Asterisk World Miami: Jan 31- Feb 3, 2012

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Asterisk World offers the world’s most comprehensive education program for the industry. Only the most relevant sessions submitted make it into the program at Asterisk World.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Wednesday - 02/01/12
Wednesday - 02/01/12
Continental Breakfast Served (Paid attendees only)
Wednesday - 02/01/12
SIP Conferencing Done Right
Andrian Georgescu Founder and CEO -AG Projects
This presentation focuses on the IETF standards and open source software tools available to implement multimedia conferencing using SIP protocol.

Conferencing involves multiple parties and multiple media. Adding, removing and modifying conference media and participants is part of real time communications capabilities of a modern software communications client.

The talk covers the theoretical concepts of conferencing with live demonstrations involving Asterisk, OpenSIPS, Blink and SylkServer software
Wednesday - 02/01/12
Something’s Brewing – Capturing Mobile Video Conferencing’s Wealth of Opportunities
It’s the perfect storm. Mobile video and conferencing are converging.

The mobile video industry is poised for unprecedented growth not seen since the computer telephony revolution of the ‘90s. Meanwhile, Frost & Sullivan reports the world videoconferencing market earned revenues of more than $440.6 million in 2009 and predicts it will reach $1,134.9 million in 2015. Factor in continued demand for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets with advanced video communications capabilities, as well as, the costeffective multimedia processing technologies for realtime video communications, and indeed, you have the perfect storm. As a result, the entire industry can be transformed by a chain reaction where the rapidly increasing demand meets the disruptive growth on the supply side.

Mobile videoconferencing could very well be the next major mobile killer app.

This perfect culmination of market conditions brings a slew of opportunities to developers looking to take advantage of the insatiable demand of these apps. Yet the challenge is this. How can these developers take full advantage of this undeniable opportunity? What tools will enable them to build out these mobile videoconferencing applications both quickly and costeffectively? And, how can they remain competitive against larger vendors that develop their own proprietary applications?

In this presentation, Antony Martin of Dialogic will explore the tools needed to quickly and costeffectively develop these mobile videoconferencing apps. He will provide insight into the key drivers impacting this market, exploring how the everevolving features of smartphones, like larger screen size and longer battery life, are leading to an increase of video client applications, like Facetime and Skype. Martin will also delve into the vendor/developer relationship within this market, and how with the right tools in place, they can remain competitive in a rapidly growing marketplace.
Wednesday - 02/01/12
Wednesday - 02/01/12
Easing the Pain of Connecting Remote Offices/Workers to an Asterisk Infrastructure
David Martin Vice President -Edgewater Networks
The challenges of deploying a distributed communications system are numerous. In many cases, a separate VPN appliance must be installed for remote offices/workers to use IPbased deskphones, impeding the growth of these services outside of the enterprise network.

Session Border Controllers offer the ability to securely connect remote offices and employees so that they have the same level of service and session quality as within the corporate headquarters. By managing such tasks as border traversal, they vastly simplify the process while providing secure, high quality voice communications between branch offices, remote users and headquarter offices. They can also reduce problem resolution times through remote monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities.

This presentation will review the role of Session Border Controllers in remote office connectivity, specifically focusing on:
• Resolving NAT/firewall traversal problems for VoIP
• Enabling PBX trunking between offices
• Enabling IPSec VPN for secure transmission of voice and data between locations
• Optimizing bandwidth management for business quality VoIP and providing QoS
• Providing remote troubleshooting and call quality performance statistics
Wednesday - 02/01/12
Secure Communications and Collaborations: Crossing the Chasm
Businesses are aggressively leveraging shared IP network to easily deploy next generation communications and collaborative applications and services such as Voice, Video and UC over IP.The Promise & Challenges: Migration to IP presents great promise and business agility but also comes up with several security risks and deployment challenges that have traditionally plagued data networks over the past decade.

The Rising Vulnerabilities: Several UC vendors are publicly announcing critical security vulnerabilities in their core communications & collaborative infrastructure. Just in the last year alone, there were several 100s of reported vulnerabilities by various UC vendors with close to several 1000s of separate attack incidents reported and still growing at large.

Gartner quotes that Enterprises that dont spend on IP Telephony Security today will end up spending 20% of their Security Operations Budget on it in 2012. Enterprises that are proactive in nature will only spend 5% of IP Telephony Security. In addition, compliance requirements such as HIPAA, GLBA, SOX and PCI are mandating that institutions implement strong security measures to secure their UC environments.

This talk provides ane executive level view of the UC network what it means, what are the moving parts, what are roles/actors in the network, where are the common mistakes etc.?

The attendee will understand the deep network topology, architectural differences and technology differences when deploying these real time applications. Examples of applications include: IP Conferencing, Collaboration, Presence, Contact Center, Call Center, Unified Messaging, IP PBX, P2P video and UC clouds beyond.

The author will highlight the most common NW topology mistakes to avoid, common vulnerabilities exposed, threat categories & classifications and hardening tips to consider and review before deploying these applications on a shared IP network.

Finally, present two real deployment scenarios with case studies and the challenges they faced, 1 large telecom carrier and 2 hosted UC deployment.
Wednesday - 02/01/12
Michael A. Rouleau Senior Vice President - Business Development and Strategy -tw telecom
Michael A. Rouleau serves as Senior Vice President – Business Development and Strategy and has been with tw telecom since November 1999. His extensive experience in the telecom and data communications industries resulted in the successful implementation and delivery of many advanced and innovative products. In his current position, Mr. Rouleau is responsible for developing tw telecom’s strategic direction and integrating new services and technologies over the next several years. Prior to joining the company, he spent 15 years with US WEST where he was responsible for the development, deployment and management of data, Internet, and DSL businesses.
Wednesday - 02/01/12
The Crowd Moves to the Cloud!
In this recessionary environment, CIOs face business challenges that pull them in different directions – they need to reduce dependence on outdated equipment, ensure reliability, and deliver updated technology to increase revenue , all while reducing costs. The Cloud offers an opportunity for CIOs to reduce capital expenditure and source the latest in technology and infrastructure with less investment risk.

Are CIOs Really Adopting the Cloud?

Both business executives and IT executives are interested in moving to the Cloud. According to an end of 2010 survey of 1,050 global respondents by HfSResearch, Cloud Will Transform Business As We Know It: The Secrets in the Source, both IT and business executives see the cloud as “an enabling business service or IT delivery model that drives innovation in organizations.” This study says that 55% of IT and 65% of business executives recognize that the cloud drives down the overall cost of running business applications. According to the survey, there is significant interest in increasing spending on cloud services: over 20% of business executives and over 10% of IT Executives interviewed expected to spend over 20% of their departmental IT budgets on cloud services in the next 18 months, and over 20% of business executives and about 20% of IT executives expected to spend 10% to 20% of their departmental IT budgets on cloud services.

The market for CaaS and Hosted Contact Centers specifically has strong momentum and is expected to continue to grow. In the North American Hosted Contact Center Markets study , Frost & Sullivan projects that hosted contact centers will have a CAGR of 32% from 20072015. A Forrester Consulting study commissioned by HP forecasts a CAGR of 31% by 2014. In the Forrester Consulting study, 58% of the 900 SMBs interviewed expressed interest in purchasing an IP Contact Center as a Service.Does the Cloud Really Make my Contact Center Cheaper, Faster, and Better?

Frost & Sullivan’s Premise vs. Hosted Contact Center: Total Cost of Ownership Analysis shows that outsourcing contact centers to a hosted provider reduces the total cost of contact center ownership over premise systems in 35 years. The study showed that, the larger the contact center is, the higher the savings. Also, the more functions hosted in the cloud, the higher the savings. Savings were up to 43% for 500 seats completely hosted in the cloud, according to this study.

Lowering total cost is not the only convenience of cloudbased call center services. Hosted contact centers can support a widely distributed workforce, including athome agents or remote locations. The cloud facilitates rapid deployment and scalability as business needs change. A hosted call center service can help address seasonality or act as a backup system or disaster recovery for premisebased services.What Concerns Do CIOs Have About the Cloud?

CIOs’ main concerns about using the cloud for infrastructure or other core services are reliability, security in a sharedservice model, and loss of control. Outsourcing any business process to the Cloud will still require some expert management inhouse, and a backup plan, but the cloud can also offer multisourcing and redundancy. Managers should check the security and reliability of any cloud service before adopting it, and consider SLAs with cloud service providers to ensure that their needs are met.

In Conclusion
The Cloud allows CIOs to source the latest technology without major capital investment and less investment risk. Studies indicate that CommunicationsasaService and Hosted Contact Center Services are growing rapidly. Cloud based contact center services can save money on the total cost of operations, and are progressively more available, flexible, scalable, stable and reliable. As cloud based services mature, adopting these will continue to become easier and less expensive, and CIOs will become increasingly comfortable with managing them.
Wednesday - 02/01/12
Case Study: Switchvox at University of Pennsylvania
Corey McFadden Managing Partner -Voneto
The University of Pennsylvania has a large user population with diverse telephony needs. This session explores how Switchvox has helped several departments deal with challenging users and complex feature requirements.
Wednesday - 02/01/12
Paget Alves Chief Sales Officer -Sprint
Wednesday - 02/01/12
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Thursday - 02/02/12
Thursday - 02/02/12
Continental Breakfast Served (Paid attendees only)
Thursday - 02/02/12
Are you paying too much for your existing phone system?
Angie Reed Product Marketing Manager - Switchvox -Digium
In this session you will learn how to evaluate the costs of a phone system and compare legacy system models to unified communications platforms as well as hosted/cloud offerings. You will hear examples of how businesses have lowered their monthly operating costs and realized positive returns through their office and remote communications. Finally, youll see how todays trends through BYOD and integrating thirdparty business applications are driving IT directors to evaluate new solutions. Learn how to evolve your business communications without breaking the bank.

Who should attend?
* Anyone currently considering a new business phone system
* IT managers dealing with BYOD trends and custom feature requirements
* Business owners/executives faced with balancing critical business needs with budgetary constraints
Thursday - 02/02/12
Julius Knapp Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology -Federal Communications Commission
Dirk Gates Chief Executive Officer -Xirrus
Chris Swearingen Manager Marketing - Vertical Market Development -SenseAware powered by FedEX
Thursday - 02/02/12
Visit the Exhibit Hall
Thursday - 02/02/12
Conference Luncheon (Paid attendees only)
Thursday - 02/02/12
Socializing Telephony Fraud
Nir Simionovich CEO -Cloudonix
Humbug is a social oriented approach to performing telephony fraud analysis, detection and prevention. The session will introduce the listeners to the Humbug approach of performing fraud analysis, how its being utilized in the Humbug SaaS and most importantly, how can the community protect its own from Telephony Fraud through the usage of Humbug.
Thursday - 02/02/12
The emerging senior care and monitoring market in the age of UC, VoIP, and the internet.
Doug Kilgore Systems Engineer -Clarity, A Division of Plantronics
Ill be speaking about the emerging senior care and monitoring market and how UC, the internet, VoIP, and telephony equipment can be leveraged to provide comprehensive senior care and monitoring from the home or the office desktop. As the senior segment of society continues to grow and the birthrate continues to drop this market offers significant growth potential and cost savings to the taxpayer, caregiver, and community while allowing senior citizens to remain in their home longer and improving the quality of their lives.
Thursday - 02/02/12
6000 feet under - the story of new technology in a an old place, or how we put the VoIP to use in a coal mine emergency system.
Jakub Klausa CTO -SS7 Technologies
The session is to show and tell how the VoIP technology was put to use to bring telephony to the coal mines, give the miners new possibilities and at the same time save costs without compromising on just about anything. The session would show how the technology would help bring new services to places so extreme as a 6000 feet deep coal mine shaft.
Thursday - 02/02/12
Thursday - 02/02/12
Thursday - 02/02/12
ITEXPO Party on South Beach - Mango's
Friday, February 03, 2012
Friday - 02/03/12
Friday - 02/03/12
Continental Breakfast Served (Paid attendees only)
Friday - 02/03/12
Marrying Open Source Software with a Proprietary system to get the RIGHT solution
David Duffett CTO -TeleSpeak Ltd
A very large bank needed to replace their ageing Siemens telephony infrastructure and chose SwitchVox to do so. The twist was that there no fixed numbering plan for the 2000+ extensions over 30+ sites on the African continent.

Attend this informative case study to find out how a solution was created by glueing SwitchVox PBXs together with Asterisk and PHP using the amazing SwitchVox Extend API. We will also cover mistakes along the way and how they were overcome.
Friday - 02/03/12
Case study about replacing a Legacy Telephony into an IP Telephony at UNESP.
André Luís Mendes e Silva -UNESP
With presence over 23 cities of the São Paulo State in Brazil, 35 different sites and more than 12.000 extensions at an annual cost of $600,000 with telephony, UNESP realized the need of updating itsexistent telephony system, looking for a integrated solution.

In 2005 has began the VoIP pilot project, named VoIP unespNET, having a central Asterisk server and about 1.000 SIP extensions strategically distributed between the university campuses, being able to reduce communication cost among those campuses.

As this Pilot Project was successful, we begun our first 100% PABX IP deployment in 2007 at the Rectory new Building, around 340 extensions, creating a new Project named UNESPs IP Telephony Project, which was expanded to 3 more campuses in 2009, reaching 1.200 SIP extensions at its total besides the 1.000 remaining from the Pilot Project. Based on the end of the rental contract of the legacy PBX on some campuses, and regarding the old PBX obsolence, a complete schedule has been defined in order to install the UNESPs IP Telephony Project, based on the rental contract expiration date as first priority, which has its mass deployment started in june of 2010.

IP Telephony Components:
• Dell PowerEdge 2950 Server
• Digivoice VB6060PCI Voice Boards Dual E1 60 channels
• BNC to RJ45 adapter Balun>• IP PBX Virtual Machine image• Yealink T22P IP Telephones

With these components mentioned above was created the TELEPHONY KIT sent to each university campus.

Network:• Deployed apart from the data and video network, using a network class and vlan only for VoIP, allowing a better qos policy.
• Communication structure between campuses through high velocity wan links.

IP Telephony Asterisk:
Structure composed by two servers, one working as a telephony gateway having voice boards, the second replacing the legacy PBX as a virtual machine.

Mediagateway Dell Server:• Virtualization server for the IP PBX using KVM
• Custom Asterisk 1.6.2
• PSTN connection through the voice boards
• Interconnection between the legacy PBX and the IP Telephony system
Virtual Machine IP PBX
• Custom Asterisk 1.8
• SIP Extensions in Realtime
• Voicemail in Realtime
• Dialplan in AEL and Realtime
• Call Capture and Transfer
• Call conference
• Followme
• Between campuses dynamic routing using DUNDi
• Management Interface integrated with asterisk and autoprovisioning system
• Front End Interface telephony list and information
• DHCP Server for the telephony devices
• Autoprovisioning of IP Telephones using TFTP

The first step of deployment is the interconnection between mediagateway and the legacy PBX, through the E1 voice boards, so the mediagateway was placed between the PSTN and the legacy PBX, redirecting all incoming calls from PSTN to the legacy PBX, keeping the legacy and IP telephony structure paralelly, until the completion of IP telephony deployment:


Allowing a campus with the legacy PBX as main telephony system using some advantages of IP telephony system, including making and receiving calls through VoIP at zero cost. After the first part concluded, its deployed a virtual machine that will replace the legacy PBX. Using a information gathered on each campus, was possible to populate the Asterisk database and create the autoprovisioning files making it easier to deploy the IP telephones. Finished all stability tests and IP telephones deployment, the Legacy PBX shutdown is performed, therefore, VoIP would be the only active telephony system.With the IP Telephony Project bringing cost reductions, easy growth, better quality on calls, among other advantages to the university, some goals are programmed for 2012 as:
• Hire Cheap Minutes contracts along with VoIP Providers
• High availability Telephony System
• FAX Servers

Today the university has 28 sites that completely migrated into IP Telephony, making use of the network data to communicate with each other at no cost, remaining only 7 sites to be deployed, having as end date prediction by mid 2012, finishing the IP Telephony Project deployment.
Friday - 02/03/12
SIP conferencing reloaded
Saúl Ibarra Corretgé Software Developer -AG Projects
Traditional conferencing has existed for a number of years now, providing an easy way for participants with an audio/video bridge where they can have a conversation.

As the need for using new communications mechanisms grow, the conferencing experience nees to be enhanced as well.

Instant messaging and presence are two key factors when delivering a unified and contextaware conferencing experience.

Rich conferencing can be achieved today with latest standards around the SIP protocol, providing a conferencing experience that goes beyond the tradicional audio mixing experience.

The talk will go through the required technologies to deliver such a new conferencing experience.
Friday - 02/03/12