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Republicans Turn to Open Source Asterisk

Apr 13, 2010, 15:02 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Open source software is being used today by all types of companies and organizations—even the Republican Party is an adopter.

"The Republican National Committee (RNC), which has already embraced the open source Asterisk VoIP IP-PBX (define), is ramping up its usage as the next election cycle nears.

"Chad Barth, vice president of business development at SmarTech, described the details of the RNC's Asterisk deployment during a session at last week's IT360 conference held in Toronto. SmarTech is a tech vendor providing IT services to the RNC, and helped to build out its Asterisk based phone system.

"The RNC isn't using Asterisk simply to make calls. It's also using the technology to track voter contact and survey results."

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