Skype for SIP adds new IP PBXs and gateways for SMBs
The business-facing front of the Skype revolution is trucking along with lots of new players becoming certified as interoperable with the system. Still in open beta, Skype for SIP now includes AudioCodes, Grandstream Networks and VoSky as part of the family of interoperable hardware solutions with Skype for SIP.
Skype for SIP is now interoperable with AudioCodes Mediant 1000 Multi-Service Business Gateways which will allow small and medium businesses connect to Skype. Businesses can use their existing TDM-based PBXs and key systems to make calls to landline and mobile phones through Skype as well as receive inbound calls from the service.
Grandstream's IP PBX and gateway is now also interoperable with Skype for SIP. Companies using Grandstream's GXE502x series IP PBX and related gateways can make calls with Skype at competitive rates and allow their customers and remote employees to make free inbound calls to their PBX system using Skype.
Finally, VoSky's SSG is a PBX-to-Skype for SIP gateway enabling SMBs to connect any legacy analog PBX or key system to Skype.
The certification process was done by TekVizion Labs--an independent testing and certification company.