Annual Awards Recognize outstanding Digium Partners Worldwide.

March 15, 2017, Cape Town, Clarotech Consulting, a leading provider of VoIP business phone systems and IT infrastructure services, announced today that it has been awarded a Digium Pinnacle Partner award in the category of Partner of the Year – Africa 2017. These Pinnacle Partner awards are presented annually to leading Digium partners who have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with Digium and driving customer success for either Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) or Asterisk Custom Communications solutions. Clarotech Consulting is one of the outstanding organisations selected based on 2016 sales and its commitment to exceeding customer satisfaction.

“We are so thrilled and grateful to receive this award for a fourth time”, said Colin Fair, Managing Director of Clarotech Consulting. “It feels as if Asterisk is growing in the PBX and call centre markets at remarkable rates year on year in Africa and particularly South Africa. More medium and large enterprises realise that Asterisk is a stable telephony platform on which to build their solutions. With Digium continuing to drive the development and scalability of the platform and tools surrounding it VAR’s such as Clarotech are able to excel.”

"We are committed to the success of our channel partners and are excited for the opportunity to recognise these companies who are dedicated to growing our business together," said Wayne Landt, Director of Worldwide Channel Sales for Digium. "More than ever, customers are looking for affordable communication solutions that provide innovative features and connect people in ways they never thought possible.”

For more information on how Clarotech Consulting can help your company improve its business communications, please contact a consultant on (021) 689-5330 or use the website enquiry form at

About Clarotech
Clarotech Consulting is an IT infrastructure company offering support and consulting services to the
mid-market. It is the leading provider of Asterisk® PBX products, support and training with installations in the mid-market, corporates and dedicated call centres throughout South Africa. Clarotech’s flagship PBX and Call Centre solution is shift*eight™, an integrated PBX solution based on Asterisk® open source software and in-house developed software. More information is available at

About Digium
Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at and



The Asterisk Community Conference 2016 was a resounding success, with speakers, partners and delegates describing the event as “fantastic”.  The event took place in Johannesburg on 16 and 17 February and was the first-ever Digium endorsed Asterisk community gathering in Africa.

Delegates enjoyed training, discussions, presentations and exhibitions from South Africa’s top Asterisk companies, and listened to many prominent international speakers.

“Asterisk really is taking the world by storm, and what a great conference,” said Aki Anastasiou of Talk Radio 702 who was one of the speakers at the event.

“It was very well-attended”

The conference attendance exceeded expectations, with many attendees gathering from around Africa to meet international industry leaders.

David Duffett of Digium, one of the international speakers at the conference, said that it was “great to see so many people gathering from around Africa."

“We’ve got people here from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique as well as South Africa here, and it’s nice to see the community gathering, having a conversation and looking at all the opportunities there are around Asterisk.”

Diego Gosmar of xCally added that, “We already have quite a few customers in Africa, but it was amazing to share the vision of our products and the future of the Asterisk technology with other South Africans and others from around the continent.”

David Duffet, Digium Community Director
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Local Asterisk leaders are preparing for the 2016 Asterisk Community Conference & Expo at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 16 and 17 February.  This event seeks to promote Asterisk in Africa by bringing together local experts and international guests from the cutting edge of Asterisk development and integration.

The conference will be rich with content for Asterisk software developers, Digium's channel and technology partners, call centre specialists and business users from small companies to large corporates.

Here are some great reasons why you should be attending the 2016 Asterisk Community Conference & Expo!

  • Network with other like-minded attendees; learn from their experiences and share ideas and solutions
  • Listen to Digium’s Asterisk Community Director, David Duffett, present the keynote address
  • Engage with key international personalities and experts in the Asterisk community
  • Discover what the leading local Asterisk players have to offer in terms of technology and skills, as you contemplate an Asterisk solution at your business
  • Learn the basics of setting up an Asterisk PBX with the Asterisk 1-2-3 course presented by Digium’s training manager
  • Qualify as an Asterisk professional by writing the dCAP exam at the conference
  • Focus on one of the three streams of Asterisk content that you can choose from; Case Studies, Technical or Products
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