Asterisk & Skype are becoming merged entities, once technology is integrating features and functionality of one into others software, allowing customers to make Skype calls from their Asterisk phones.
It encodes voice calls and gives the option to manage accounts through Skype’s Web- based Business Control Panel.
For a fee of $66 per single operation one can get access to download the software, or alternatively it can be downloaded from company's authorized reseller and distibutors. Skype for Asterisk also features a 90 days installation support for the day of purchase.
The merge of program technologies appeared about approximately a year after they announced it would cooperate in field of common product. It operates as an additional channel driver module.
Beyond enhanced communications; the merging project will also help Digium and its clientele to save money. Especially during economic downturn in rampant progress.
Month before final introduction of the product was announced, a beta version was accessible for download. Through the offer, of approximately 4,000 participants subscribed for the free download, which was available on line. Digium’s officials said, that the highest volumes of interest on Asterisk/Skype common venture are coming from users, between which Skype is already having an operational reputation, for example in Europe, South America and Asia. The expectations on Asterisk/Skype solution are huge.
Digium is the company, which created a PBX server, the open source voice communivation software, which has been installed to more than 3.5 million servers across the globe. The company's product package consists of a brooad range of hardware and software that allows businesses to design their personal VoIP systems or to apply tunrkey unified communication solutions.
Skype, an Internet calling service, claims to have over 500 million registered users around the world as of recent researches, having 22 million online users at any moment of time on any given day. Merged solution is available to all. Anyone from companies, enterprises to home users benefits from Skype's low cost to no cost calls to landlines, cell phones and calls to more than 400 million registered users across the globe using their merged software.
If you already an Asterisk phone system user, just add Skype as an additional form of free telecommunications by downloading it for Asterisk, there are no needs for extra expensive hardware. If you’re a registered user of Skype, you take an advantage from the unique call features of Asterisk, such as transfer of call, asterisk voice mail, interactive voice response, flexible call-routing and automated call distribution and others.