Special Aastra Partnership Announced for Open Telephony Training Seminar

Aastra and the FreePBX/Open Telephony Training team are announcing a special partnership for our upcoming training seminar scheduled for May 20-23rd in Las Vegas, NV. In an extremely exciting move, Aastra is sponsoring the event and all participants will be provided the fully XML-based 55i high end business phones, along with a unique opportunity to receive some advanced XML training opportunities and additional marketing training as outlined below.

Aastra 55i If you are not already familiar with the Aastra phones and the great things that you can do with them take a look at a recent write-up that Nerd Vittles’ provided upon their return from our last training where we opened their eyes to the great possibilities of these phones!

In addition to the normal curriculum, Aastra and the Open Telephony Training team have collaborated to offer attendees an advanced workshop on Aastra XML development. Aastra’s top XML Programming expert, Stephane Angelot, will be joining our resident XML expert, Ethan Schroeder, to put on this inaugural workshop that will cover the required knowledge and understanding to develop client-server applications for the Aastra handsets that integrate with FreePBX/Asterisk. Stephane and Ethan have both released numerous applications to the community including well noted contributions such as Visual Voicemail, Visual Park, Handset Directories, Server-side Do-Not-Disturb, Visual Call Forward, Meetme (Conference Room) Management, Away Status Manager, Visual LED Day/Night Mode button, and more. Accompanying the great Aastra workshop/training will be all of the Aastra XML applications, including never-before-seen applications, distributed to all participants free, via a USB flash drive.

Aastra will also offer a marketing session available for all participants to attend in order to better learn their product line and market positioning. This is an excellent opportunity to build up your reseller knowledge and extend your offering if not already familiar with the Aastra line. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase not-for-resale Aastra handsets for their demo kits at significant discounts in addition to the free handset they will be receiving as part of the training. Aastra will also qualify all interested parties as Aastra Resellers.

We are excited and honored to be bringing such great talent to the participants of our training. This extends the deep knowledge that we bring on the FreePBX and Asterisk side, as well as the experience deploying and supporting hundreds of installations based on this great product. There is not other training program available that offers you the breadth, depth and partnerships that we are bringing and have previously provided to past participants of our seminars! We look forward to all those who will be attending this next great event!

If you have questions about our training, you can visit the Open Telelphony Training Seminar website, email us at training at freebpx dot org, or call us at +1-877-480-9533.

Philippe - On behalf of the FreePBX and Open Telephony Training Team (and special thanks to Aastra)

For those of you thinking of getting one of the registration + hotel packages, they are going away Friday. Our deadline for our hotel pricing that has let us offer these packages ends Friday so if you have been procrastinating, you are going to want to hop on that now.

Just a note on hotel (and airline) prices. The week this is happening is right before a holiday weekend. The prices of both airline travel and hotel accommodations are going to go up significantly as that date grows closer.

I’m not trying to put butts in seats, just wanted to give a friendly reminder.

who is going to merge with them ?