SOURCE: eZuce, Inc.

eZuce, Inc.

September 29, 2010 09:05 ET

SIPfoundry and the University Community Announce Unified Communications Initiative

Colorado State University and Cedarville University Commit to Open Source Unified Communications Projects to Replace Their Legacy IP-PBX Systems

NEWBURYPORT, MA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) - Today SIPfoundry launches its EDU initiative, a comprehensive program designed to bring lower cost and modern communications to universities, colleges and school districts. As a proven replacement for legacy IP-PBX systems and as an open alternative to an all Microsoft infrastructure, the SIPfoundry sipXecs solution brings a robust all software solution with a sophisticated user experience to the higher education community.

Colorado State University (CSU) and Cedarville University are the first full members in this joint effort to transition from costly, limiting, legacy IP-PBXs and build 21st century communications that provide a rich, connected experience for faculty, staff, students and alumni. As investing members, CSU and Cedarville represent the higher education community to drive the future direction and define the requirements for an open, interoperable communication solution.

News Facts

  • The SIPfoundry EDU program is designed to inspire innovation for the open source UC solution of the future based upon the sipXecs open source code, the largest and most comprehensive open source effort to build unified communications using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
  • SIPfoundry embraces a 'For EDU - By EDU' approach that ensures higher education institutions save significant money and it gives them direct influence over the future direction and roadmap of the open source development.
  • The SIPfoundry website has been updated to make it easy for members to collaborate, share best practices and leverage open source applications.
  • In addition to investing in SIPfoundry, Patrick Burns, VP for Information Technology and Dean of Libraries at CSU has joined the SIPfoundry governing board of directors. You Tube: Video Testimonial from Patrick Burns at Colorado State University

Supporting Quote
"Our campus selected sipXecs because we wanted to invest in a product that allowed us to save money while facilitating collaboration with our peers," said David Rotman, Associate VP for Technology CIO, Cedarville College. "We are confident that this program will enhance our ability to communicate and is well suited to meet the learning, research and academic needs of our university and others. We are especially pleased to be involved in a project with significant user-community involvement."

Supporting Resources
SIPfoundry Homepage
SIPfoundry and eZuce EDU Program
SIPfoundry Twitter Page
SIPfoundry Facebook Page

About SIPfoundry
SIPfoundry, the leading collaborative open source community dedicated to unified communications and founded in 2004 by Dr. Martin Steinmann and Jerry Stabile as a not-for-profit organization, promotes and advances Session Initiation protocol (SIP)-related open source projects. eZuce Inc., established in 2010 by the creators of SIPfoundry, is the commercial entity that delivers open enterprise communications solutions and support based on the standards established by the SIPfoundry community.

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    David Grazio
    eZuce, Inc.
    +1.978.296.1005 x2016
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    Carmen Harris
    Connect2 Communications, for eZuce, Inc.
    +1.919.435.9115
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