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Open Source/Asterisk Certification Program Added to INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Program
[January 20, 2006]

Open Source/Asterisk Certification Program Added to INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Program

New TMC University™ Course Offered Next Week at First VoIP Conference of 2006
Norwalk, CT, [January 18, 2006] — Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced that a special TMC University™ certification course covering Open Source and Asterisk, the open source PBX will be offered to attendees at next week’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (

The conference will be held January 24-27, 2006 at the Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. TMC University Open Source/Asterisk Certification will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2006.

Attendees of TMC University’s Open Source/Asterisk Certification courses who successfully pass a comprehensive exam will receive certification from TMC University™ that they have completed the course and understand open source technologies.
According to TMC president and INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference Chairman, Rich Tehrani, open source technologies are revolutionizing PBX technology, replacing costly hardware with new, customizable software options.
“Open source is one of the fastest growing segments of VoIP. Adding these certification courses to the world’s largest VoIP conference is perfectly logical. Like with any emerging technology, there is a high demand for open source training as developers, service providers and enterprises evaluate the viability of open source as an alternative to other solutions,” said Tehrani.
The following topics are covered in TMC University’s Open Source/Asterisk Certification:
1.   The Business Case for Open Source/Asterisk
Presented by Alex Vishnev, CTO VoIP Services, ACN
2.   Introduction to Asterisk Terminology and Jargon
Presented by Alex Vishnev, CTO VoIP Services, ACN
3.   Building and Installing Asterisk System
Presented by Alex Vishnev, CTO VoIP Services, ACN
4.   Building the First “Hello World” Application
Presented by Mark Heweitt, CEO/.CTO, Broadband International Group
5.   Asterisk in the Enterprise: A Case Study
Daniel R. Thomson, Executive VP and CTO, VocalNet, Inc
TMC University’s Asterisk Certification is chaired by Alex Vishnev, who has been involved with software development for over 20 years. Mr. Vishnev co-founded Interface Alternative ( in 1992. While acting as Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Vishnev specialized in developing a high density, carrier-grade, open system distributed softswitch architecture based on cPCI platform using SUN Solaris Operating System and Natural Microsystems telephony equipment. Mr. Vishnev has been working in the fields of Object Based systems, Object Oriented Databases, Operations Support Systems. He has also spoken extensively on the subjects of SIP, VoiceXML, Service Mediation, Distributed Architecture and OSS integration. Mr. Vishnev is presently employed by ACN as CTO VoIP Services. He will be responsible for company’s global deployment of VOIP and other advanced services.
Registration for the show and TMC University’s Open Source/Asterisk Certification Courses is available at
Very limited booth space remains as well. Vendors interested in exhibiting at the show should contact Dave Rodriguez right away at (203) 852-6800, ext. 146. Or via e-mail at [email protected].
Press inquiries regarding INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 can be directed to Mostafa Razzak of 23-31 Communications: 646.442.3361 or [email protected].


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Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print magazines: Customer Interaction Solutions, Internet Telephony, SIP Magazine, and IMS Magazine, as well as the digital publications, Speech-World, WiFi Telephony Magazine, VoIP Developer, IPTV Magazine, and WiMAX Magazine. TMC also produces TMCnet, the world’s leading communications and technology Web site. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, The VoIP Developer Conference, IP Contact Center Summit, WiFi Telephony Summit, and SIP Workshop. TMCnet, ranked among the top 2,500 Web sites in the World by, publishes more than 20 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit

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