VOIP Sizzles Conference

Keynote With Mark Spencer at VoIP Sizzles

I will be speaking at this event in a few weeks. In case you haven't been to Dallas in July, everything sizzles, along with VoIP. This is a great name for a great event. Is it worth braving the heat to go to Dallas? Absolutely. The networking opportunities alone last year made I worth my while. There were a number of partnerships and deals struck at the inaugural show last year. I expect this year's event to be even better. See you there.

Your invitation

VoIP Sizzles in Dallas, July 20-22, 2005

If you are a Telecom, Data/Networking Reseller or a Service Provider we want to make sure you received our invitation to join us at the VoIP Sizzles in Dallas!

VoIP Sizzles in Dallas will be a 2 day event for VoIP Professionals focusing on Open Standards and Open Source VoIP solutions. We will have 18 unique sessions most with panels composed of leaders in the field from several companies to give depth and diversity to the sessions.

a.. How to resolve E-911 issues? b.. Is Open Source becoming Mainstream ? c.. New Products and solutions your competition hasn't thought about yet! d.. A focused Exhibit showing the latest products for SIP and Open Source based Solutions e.. Training Sessions on core technologies for resellers f.. Best business practices! g.. Peer networking at its strongest!

Keynotes by Industry Leaders: Rich Tehrani (TMC) and Mark Spencer (Digium)

Rich Tehrani is a VoIP industry expert, visionary, author and columnist. In 1998, he founded the leading magazine focused on IP telephony, INTERNET TELEPHONY; and, in his role as president of TMC, is the owner of the registered trademark for the term Internet Telephony. Rich is also the founder and chairman of INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & Expo, the leading conference focused on VoIP since its launch in 1999.

As a writer, Rich's columns appear in every issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine. He is also the author of "Tehrani's IP Telephony Dictionary", a 300+ page guide to over 10,000 VoIP terms, acronyms, products and services. Rich has also been a keynote or featured speaker at the INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference and Expo, as well as at numerous other VoIP events hosted by companies such as Intel/Dialogic, Lucent, Brooktrout and Inter-Tel. He is a seasoned public speaker.

Mark Spencer founded Linux Support Services in 1999 while still a Computer Engineering student at Auburn University. When faced with the high cost of buying a PBX, Mark simply used his Linux PC and knowledge of C code to write his own! This was the beginning of the world-wide phenomenon known as Asterisk, the open source PBX, and caused Mark to shift his business focus from Linux support to supporting Asterisk and opening up the telecom market! Linux Support Services is now known as Digium, and is bringing open source to the telecom market while gaining a foothold in the telecom industry.

Mark strongly believes that every technology he creates should be given back to the community. This is why Asterisk is fully open source. Today that model has allowed Asterisk to remain available free of charge, while it has become as robust as the leading and most-expensive PBXs. The Asterisk community has ambassadors and contributors from every corner of the globe.

Business Opportunities for Resellers

"What works ... what doesn't ... who's making money with what ... Peer networking is invaluable for entrepreneurs," states Leon McCaskill, CEO of InfiNet. On July 22-23, you could be with other successful resellers learning about best business practices and bout VoIP at the same time!

Management Track -- peer workshops, panel sessions, presentations focused on best business practices. Success stories and horror stories about becoming a "VoIP reseller". Practical tools and tips that work! Technology Track -- presentations and demos on the technologies that surround VoIP. An embedded half a day course on VoIP Fundamentals and Gateway 101 - (Sponsored by AudioCodes) for your engineers. Get the competitive edge on VoIP!

The latest information on VoIP Product & Technology The event will center on four Themes: The PBX and everything related to adding VoIP connectivity or VoIP services. IPBX solutions-appliance and server based. Voice Service Networks for enterprise and carriers. Advanced applications. Our main objective is to inform resellers on the current business opportunities in the VoIP space. We will also show a roadmap for new ABP VARS, on how to get started and stake out a claim in the new field of VoIP. ABP will be presenting gateway technology from AudioCodes for PBX extensions, Netfabric's Cashmere Units to adding VoIP lines to legacy PBXs and Keyless systems, new completely IP based IPBX solutions, snom's latest complete line of Business IP Phones, WiFi Wireless IP Phones, core technology for service providers, Asterisk based solutions, Power over Ethernet, SIP collaboration, conferencing, video conferencing and much more.

For service providers we will be showing a new complete carrier class platform from Emergent that includes billing and a self-serve retail front end that can easily be adjusted to fit into the Service provider's online look and feel. Last but not least there will be a lot on E-911 issues short-term workarounds and long-term solutions.

Open Source is definitely in the center of attention at the VoIP Sizzles in Dallas with both Asterisk and Pingtel solutions.


VoIP Sizzles in Dallas! Register today -- the intensity and peer networking opportunities require us to limit space to a maximum of 200 reseller executives and engineers.

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