VoSKY First to Ship Skype-Certified PBX-to-Skype Gateway for SIP Networks

Released on: August 19, 2008, 8:53 am

Press Release Author: Lisa Christopher

Industry: Telecommunications

Press Release Summary: New VoSKY Exchange Pro VISIP-EX is based on the company's
next-generation enterprise-grade Linux platform, and lets medium and large-sized
businesses add value to their IP-PBX investment

Press Release Body: Sunnyvale, Calif., August 19, 2008 - VoSKY, the market leader in
developing Skype for business solutions, today announced the industry's first
Skype-certified, enterprise-grade PBX-to-Skype gateway for SIP networks. Designed to
enable medium and large-sized enterprises to maximize the value of their IP-PBX, the
new VoSKY Exchange Pro VISIP-EX connects an IP-PBX to Skype to dramatically reduce
telecom costs and enhance business communications. This latest addition to VoSKY's
award-winning PBX-to-Skype gateway family is based on the company's next-generation
Linux platform and offers enterprise-grade performance and scalability.

As the industry's first enterprise-grade PBX-to-Skype gateway for SIP networks to
achieve Skype certification, the VoSKY Exchange Pro VISIP-EX delivers unmatched
performance and reliability - along with complete interoperability with all Skype
features and services. The plug-and-play appliance is also fully certified and
endorsed by key PBX vendors to further simplify integration in the enterprise

The VoSKY Exchange Pro VISIP-EX seamlessly integrates with any existing IP-PBX
through SIP trunk ports and adds up to 30 lines of Skype. As a result, enterprises
can add extra capacity and take advantage of Skype's cost savings and enhanced
business features without overhauling their existing network and phone
infrastructure. With a VoSKY Exchange gateway, employees can make and receive Skype
calls from their regular office phone - no Skype software, computers, or headsets
are required.

By centralizing administration, VoSKY Exchange gives IT managers full control of
Skype in their network to help address some of the chief concerns of using the
peer-to-peer (P2P) service in the enterprise environment. Administrators no longer
have to manage and troubleshoot a mix of computer hardware, operating systems, Skype
client versions, and headsets. VoSKY Exchange also minimizes security concerns by
removing Skype from the employee's desktop. And by integrating Skype with the
corporate PBX, VoSKY Exchange ensures that all inbound and outbound Skype calls are
included in the company's Call Detail Records (CDR).

VoSKY Exchange Pro VISIP-EX also adds innovative Skype business applications to an
IP-PBX. For example, businesses can also enhance their online sales efforts by
adding a Skype-powered click-to-call button on their e-commerce site, online support
portal, or web banner, as well as expand market presence by adding a local number in
any country where global SkypeIn is available. In addition, companies can take
advantage of Skype's ultra low cost SkypeOUT rates for international and long
distance calls to customers and business partners.

Furthermore, the VoSKY gateway lets telecommuters and traveling workers connect to
the company PBX from wherever they are, allowing them to talk to the office for free
or place low cost international calls. To add remote PBX access, companies only need
to install a free Skype client on the employee's laptop or smart phone. Using Skype
dramatically simplifies deployment by eliminating common complexities associated
with remotely accessing IP-PBXs, such as VPN configuration or NAT/Firewall traversal
issues. Additionally, Skype's private voice network ensures greater voice quality
compared with VoIP calls over the public Internet.

"The enterprise market continues to embrace IP-PBXs as a way to lower their telecom
costs. According to a report by The Info Pro, 59% of enterprises currently have an
IP-PBX in use, while 29% of them include an IP-PBX in their near- or long-term
plans," said David Tang, VP of Global Marketing at VoSKY. "The VoSKY Exchange Pro
VISIP-EX was not designed to replace the IP-PBX, but rather enhance its value
through Skype's global reach, enormous user base, robust voice quality, and
value-added business applications such as click-to-call."

The launch of the VoSKY Exchange Pro VISIP-EX rounds out VoSKY's PBX-to-Skype
portfolio to meet the needs of companies of all sizes - from SMBs to large
enterprises. VoSKY Exchange gateways seamlessly integrate with legacy and
next-generation telecommunications equipment via industry standard analog FX/FXS,
digital T1/E1, or IP (SIP) interfaces.

About VoSKY
Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, VoSKY is the global leader in empowering
businesses to leverage Skype, the world's largest VoIP community with more than 338
million registered users. The company's proven, enterprise-grade solutions create
new opportunities for small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) and enterprises to
reduce communications costs and improve productivity. VoSKY Exchange, the company's
flagship product, is an award-winning PBX-to-Skype application gateway that
seamlessly integrates a company's phone system with Skype. This plug-and-play
platform is compatible with any existing TDM or IP PBX phone system.

VoSKY is a wholly owned subsidiary of Actiontec Electronics. In addition to its
headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, VoSKY maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs,
CO; Basingstoke, United Kingdom; Beijing, China; Bogota, Colombia; Shanghai, China;
and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information please visit the VoSKY website at


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Web Site: http://www.future-works.com

Contact Details: Lisa Christopher
FutureWorks PR
(408) 720-8228 Ext 106

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