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VoiceGear SkyBridge


Overview

Skype Savings for Small Business
VoiceGear SkyBridge is a revolutionary new product that allows for complete integration of existing VoIP, Hybrid and PSTN based PBX systems with Skype network. SkyBridge acts as a gateway between your current phone infrastructure and Skype network enabling you to make/receive up to 4 concurrent Skype calls right from your existing office desk phones. SkyBridge delivers multi-line Skype calling in a cost efficient package accessible to any small business.

Now you can communicate with over 300 million registered Skype users worldwide using a single centralized solution that is seamlessly integrated with your existing phone system while saving big on all your telecommunication costs!
Skype-enable your Existing PBX System and Save Money
VoiceGear SkyBridge enables your existing office phone system to support Skype calling. Simply connect this Plug and Play solution to your PBX system and start making Skype calls from existing office phones without changing anything in your current telephony infrastructure. Advanced telephony features such as IVR, conference calling, call forwarding and call transfer available with your PBX system are seamlessly incorporated into Skype calling.

Using SkyBridge in your business can reduce your telecom infrastructure costs and operating fees by 30-90 percent given that most Skype calls can be made free or at a fraction of the cost as compared to traditional long-distance providers.
Many Ways to Save

  • Experience significant savings on long distance calls for your entire business with free Skype to Skype calls and ultra cheap SkypeOut rates
  • Allow your mobile employees to make long distance calls using Skype directly from their mobile phones
  • Completely eliminate all intra-office communication costs with free Skype to Skype calls between all locations
  • Allow your customers and suppliers to reach you completely free using Skype by calling your office PBX
  • Reduce your 1-800 costs by letting your customers call you with Skype directly from your Website with a click of a button
  • Create global presense for your company with local SkypeIn numbers in over 20 different countries world-wide
  • Eliminate unnecessary regular phone lines you have by replacing them with Skype
  • No contracts to sign and no upfront setup fees like with other phone and VoIP providers
To learn more about the benefits VoiceGear SkyBridge delivers to your business please visit our business cases section
Great for Small Business
VoiceGear SkyBridge is an ideal solution for businesses or branch offices with 50 users and under. SkyBridge automatically finds free lines for both incoming and outgoing calls, meaning that several people in your organization can simultaneously talk on Skype. This will substantially reduce your communications costs due to FREE Skype to Skype calls and ultra-low SkypeOut rates.

VoiceGear SkyBridge is perfect for companies with multiple locations, remote employees, or customer-centric organizations looking to bridge the gap between the company and their customers, both domestically and internationally. Simply install multiple SkyBridge Communicators in each branch office location and take advantage of FREE Skype to Skype calls for all intra-office communications.
Easy to Use! No PBX changes required...
After connecting the VoiceGear SkyBridge to your phone PBX system, anyone in the office is ready to use Skype from their existing desk phones. Simply pickup the phone and start dialing to save big on your long-distance calls due to FREE Skype to Skype calls and ultra-low SkypeOut rates.

VoiceGear SkyBridge also enables your customers to reach you completely free over the Skype network using a single corporate hunt-group account. All incoming Skype calls are directed to your company PBX system just like any regular landline call. In addition, with SkyBridge and Skype Click-To-Call feature, your customers can call your company PBX simply by clicking a Call-Me button on your Website.
Other Key Benefits

  • Seamlessly connects your existing phone system to Skype - the world's largest free VoIP network
  • Single corporate Skype hunt-group with automatic distribution for all incoming Skype calls
  • Make Skype calls directly from office desk phones. No need to have Skype running on any office computers
  • Bypass any Skype client security concerns with a single centrally administered solution
Overall Setup

Features

Features

VoiceGear SkyBridge offers a multitude of features targeted towards reducing communication costs in your small business as well as increasing productivity of your office employees.
Skype Trunking

VoiceGear SkyBridge allows small-medium size business to leverage Skype, the world's largest VoIP network, as a trunking solution for their existing office PBX systems. Utilizing Skype trunking as an alternative to the PSTN, businesses can substantially save on both domestic long-distance and international calls.
SIP Connectivity to the PBX

VoiceGear SkyBridge offers SIP connectivity to most VoIP and hybrid PBX systems. Native support for SIP connectivity extends the ability of VoiceGear SkyBridge to work with most SIP based PBX systems by delivering high quality voice for up to 4 Skype channels simultaneously.
Extension-side/ Line-side and Mixed Connectivity to the PBX

VoiceGear SkyBridge offers a variety of connectivity options to any PBX system with available extension-side (FXS) or line-side (FXO) ports. We also support mixed connectivity option by utilizing both line and extension ports available on the PBX. Mixed FXS/FXO connectivity is unique to VoiceGear SkyBridge products and is essential to implementing advanced calling features. Mixed Line/ Extension connectivity also simplifies installation and lowers your implementation costs.
Multi-site PBX Communication and Toll-bypass

Employees in multiple branch offices equipped with VoiceGear SkyBridge gateways can communicate with each other completely free using Skype. Calls between all extensions in branch offices equipped with VoiceGear SkyBridge are carried over the Skype network without incurring any fees.
Global Call Transfers over Skype

All incoming landline and Skype calls can be transferred to any phone number or Skype ID, inside or outside the company office. When employees are working away from the office, you can easily transfer the call to another branch office equipped with VoiceGear SkyBridge gateway absolutely for FREE, or to employee's mobile phones and landline numbers at low SkypeOut rates.
Web Click-To-Call

VoiceGear SkyBridge brings you Click-To-Call feature, which allows customers to call your company PBX directly from your Web site. Customers browsing your Web site can reach Customer Service, Sales or Support departments absolutely free over the Skype network with a simple click of a button added to your Web site. This can significantly reduce your costs for providing Toll-free numbers to customers and improve your customer service in all departments.
Other Features...

  • Complete integration of Skype into your existing office PBX system allowing for handling incoming/outgoing Skype calls via your existing office phones
  • Works with existing office PBX system to provide other telephony features such as Call Transfer, Call Hold, Call Waiting, Call Pickup, Conference Call and more...
  • Supports up to 4 concurrent Skype calls suitable for Small Business
  • Completely free Skype-to-Skype calls over existing phones and compelling long-distance services with SkypeOut
  • Interactive web user interface for complete system administration, line monitoring and phone book management
  • Enhanced security with central administration of all Skype services. No need to run Skype clients on individual office PCs
  • Intelligent call routing with a single corporate Skype hunt-group for automatic distribution of all incoming Skype calls
  • Skype contact speed-dials for easy dialing of Skype users from regular desk phones
  • Auto add speed dials for incoming callers
  • User authentication via Web interface or via DTMF tones from any office phone
  • Role-based user settings and custom dial plans
  • Incoming Caller ID Generation
  • Automatic a free line/port detection for the incoming and outgoing Skype calls
  • Excellent sound quality with advanced software based echo cancellation and noise reduction
  • Skype conference creation and control from any touch tone phone
  • Detailed call logging and reporting on for every user
  • Regular system updates available via the Web
  • Automatic restart after power failure
  • Skype services supported:

    - Skype to Skype calls
    - SkypeOut calls including Skype unlimited
    - SkypeIn calls
    - SkypeWeb - Click to Call
    - Call Forwarding to Skype users and phone numbers
    - Business Control Panel

Specifications

Complete Specs

Interfaces
Ethernet 1 RJ-45 (LAN) 10/100 Fast Ethernet port

Analog Connectivity 2-4 analog ports for PBX integration
Support for mixed FXS/FXO configurations

VoIP Connectivity SIP G.711 A-law/U-law support
RFC2833 and INFO DTMF signalling support
Up to 4 concurrent lines

Connectivity PS/2 mouse, PS/2 keyboard ports
1 D-sub VGA port

Media Processing
Protocol Skype compatible

IP Transport TCP/IP with NAT traversal/Firewall penetration

Voice Quality PSTN comparable with advanced echo cancellation

Analog Signaling
DTMF/MF Transport Packet side or PSTN side auto detection and generation

Dial Tone Full support

Ring Voltage ITUT standard 60-75 volts and ring cadence

Operation & Management
Configuration Comprehensive web-based system configuration

Administration Complete set of management tools including call log, user database, and line status monitoring
Extensive Skype contact phonebook
Single corporate hunt-group Skype account with auto-call distribution for all incoming Skype calls

Dial Plan Skype-Skype, SkypeOut

User Notifications Customizable system backups and call log transfers
Automatic Skype chat transfers
Customizable email alerts

Hardware Specifications
Dimensions 20cm (w) x 7.8 cm (h) x 24cm (d)

Platform Embedded x86
Linux-based appliance

Power Supply AC-DC 12V, 5A switching power adapter 110-220V

Internet Connectivity High-speed (minimum 12kbps up/down per channel)

Regulatory Compliance
Safety Standards FCC Part 15 Class B, CE Mark

Compare Editions

Product Offerings

Feature
SkyBridge Lite
SkyBridge
Base Number of Lines
2
4
Maximum Line Capacity
4
4
Analog Line (Trunk-side) Connectivity
Analog Station (Extension-side) Connectivity
 
SIP (G.711a/u) Connectivity
Advanced Software Echo Cancellation
Skype Conference
Powerful Web User Interface
Phone User Authentication
 
Caller ID Support
Advanced Phone Book
Multi-user Access
 
Automatic Call Logging and Reporting
Call Log Transfer via FTP or Email
Automatic Backups
Incoming Calls Filtering
Outgoing Calls Filtering
Advanced Call Routing
Inward Calling via DISA
 
Automatic Free Line Detection for Incoming Calls
Single Hunt Group for Incoming Calls



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