Clarotech appointed SA’s only Digium® Authorised Training Partner


Clarotech Consulting announces it has been appointed as the Authorised Training Partner (ATP) for Digium’s® Asterisk software courses in South Africa.

Clarotech will offer two accredited training courses in Southern Africa

Asterisk Fast Start
Asterisk Advanced with dCAP exam

The training will be performed by a 1.8 Digium Certified Asterisk Professional (dCAP) in a lab environment providing individual attention. Working to the Digium curriculum, the course will give participants a working knowledge of VoIP principles and Asterisk internals together with practical exercises with real world application.

Clarotech Consulting, a Digium Pinnacle Partner, has been implementing and supporting Digium’s products for more than seven years. The company’s Managing Director, Colin Fair says the demand for proper face-to-face training for Asterisk is growing. “Because of the number of businesses requiring feature-rich, affordable alternatives for their phone systems, the number of people who need to be trained on Asterisk based systems has increased exponentially. We need accredited courses in Southern Africa and we’re delighted we have been appointed to run these”.

Until now, Asterisk users have only been able to do an online course – Asterisk Essentials – or take part in uncertified ad hoc sessions. The introduction of the certified and authorised courses provided by Clarotech means that that the most up-to-date certification is now available on a regular basis.

“We want to unite and develop the Asterisk community in South Africa. By running these certifications locally we hope to facilitate the professional deployment of Asterisk based solutions”, commented Fair. The courses are aimed at Asterisk administrators and engineers who want to expand their Asterisk knowledge as well as gain Asterisk certification in the Asterisk Advanced course (a coveted accolade in the Asterisk community).


Asterisk Fast Start: 20-22 November 2013 – Cost: R16 500 (ex VAT)

Asterisk Advanced with dCAP certification exam: 25-29 November 2013– Cost: R23 500 (ex VAT) (course only); R3 200 (ex VAT) (dCAP exam)

Venue: Clarotech Consulting, Noland House, River Park, Gloucester Road, Mowbray, Cape Town.

Contact: (021) 689-5330 or Email:

About Clarotech Consulting

Clarotech Consulting (Pty) Ltd is an IT infrastructure company offering support and consulting services to the mid-market. It is the leading provider of Asterisk PBX products and support 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. Switchvox is Clarotech’s chosen Unified Communications (UC) platform to deliver feature-rich affordable business phone systems.

About Digium

Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware and Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) 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’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners.

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