Skype for Asterisk

PLEASE NOTE: Skype for Asterisk is no longer available for sale. Skype for Asterisk will be supported for two more years, until July 26, 2013.

Skype for Asterisk is an add-on channel driver for Asterisk-based PBX systems. Adding Skype for Asterisk to any Asterisk server enables complete access to the Skype community, including low cost PSTN access and calling to more than 500 million registered Skype users. Use of Skype for Asterisk requires a Skype Manager account.

Overview

Skype for Asterisk integrates with the Skype community. There is no secondary piece of hardware to manage as Skype for Asterisk will run directly from an Asterisk-based PBX.

  • Make Skype-to-Skype calls.
  • Receive calls with online numbers (SkypeIn).
  • Make world-wide PSTN calls to landline and mobile phones (SkypeOut). Please note: Skype consumer subscription prices for unlimited calling do not apply.
  • Make and receive multiple concurrent Skype calls from the same Skype account. Please Note: Each licensed channel of skype for asterisk entitles the purchaser to make a single skype call. For each additional concurrent call, another channel must be purchased.
  • DTMF support for incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Read Skype profile fields from incoming calls.
  • Set and retrieve online status.
  • Set privacy settings.
  • Handle incoming Skype calls using Asterisk applications such as voicemail, ACD, MeetMe conferencing, etc.
  • Simultaneous access from both Asterisk and the Skype desktop client.
  • Trunking over Skype using the Asterisk dialplan.
  • Supports G.711 and G.729 (included) codecs.
  • Send and receive text chat messages on the Skype network.

For more information read our Skype for Asterisk FAQ.

Benefits

Skype for Asterisk is an add-on channel driver for Asterisk-based PBX systems. Adding Skype for Asterisk to any Asterisk server enables complete access to the Skype community, including low cost PSTN access and calling to more than 500 million registered Skype users. Use of Skype for Asterisk requires a Skype Manager account.

  • Save money:
    • Calling to and from more than 500 million Skype registered users worldwide directly from your Asterisk server.
    • Great rates for worldwide inbound calling DIDs via online numbers (SkypeIn).
    • Make world-wide PSTN calls to landline and mobile phones (SkypeOut). Please note: Skype consumer subscription prices for unlimited calling do not apply.
  • Add Skype to your call routing tables to optimize global calling costs.
  • Add a click-to-call button to your website or email so customers can quickly contact you.
  • Allows customers to call via a local online number.
  • Perfect for the remote employee as the office is one click away with free calling.
  • Communicate securely with high quality, encrypted Asterisk-to-Asterisk calls using Skype.
  • Send and receive text chat messages on the Skype network.

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