Sunday, March 22, 2009

Skype Calling Now Open to Enterprise SIP-based PBX systems

Skype released a beta version of its software that opens its service to SIP-based enterprise PBX systems.


Skype For SIP for Business allows SIP PBX owners to benefit from Skype's low cost calls to fixed phones and mobiles around the world, and to receive calls from Skype users directly into their PBX system.


Key features include:

  • Receive and manage inbound calls from Skype users worldwide on SIP-enabled PBX systems; connecting the company Web site to the PBX system via click-to-call


  • Place calls with Skype to landlines and mobile phones worldwide from any connected SIP-enabled PBX; reducing costs with Skype's low-cost global rates


  • Purchase Skype's online numbers, to receive calls to the corporate PBX from landlines or mobile phones


  • Manage Skype calls using their existing hardware and system applications such as call routing, conferencing, phone menus and voicemail; no additional downloads or training are required.


The Skype For SIP beta program for business users is now open. Applicants will need to be businesses, have an installed SIP based IP-PBX system, as well as a level of technical competency to configure their own SIP-enabled PBX. The initial beta is available to a limited number of participants. During the beta period all calls will be charged at standard Skype rates. Further pricing details will be announced when the product is fully launched later this year.


"The introduction of Skype for SIP is a significant move for Skype and for any communication intensive business around the world," said Stefan Oberg, VP and General Manager of Skype for Business. "It effectively combines the obvious cost savings and reach of Skype with its large user base, with the call handling functionality, statistics and integration capabilities of traditional office PBX systems, providing great economical savings and increased productivity for the modern business."http://www.skypeforsip.com

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