Skype for Asterisk – now available for download

by Jeff Wiener on September 29, 2009

SKYPE FOR ASTERICK RGB LOGOSkype for Asterisk is now available for download. Essentially, it is now possible to authenticate a Skype client to the outside VoIP world, and also to an Asterisk for dual mode IP PBX, and outside VoIP traditional Skype use.

According to Skype’s press release, you can:
… Add Skype as a complementary form of communications by downloading Skype for Asterisk, without additional costly hardware. If you’re an existing Skype user, you can benefit from the advanced call features of Asterisk, including call transfer, interactive voice response, automated call distribution, flexible call-routing and much more.

Although this news is interesting, with open standards and SIP end point services, the market is coming close to ubiquitous communications between any open standard SIP end point, and traditional IP PBX connectivity. I spoke about this the other day – I referred to this as Telecom 2.0.

Written by: Jeff Wiener. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Identi.ca, or Friendfeed

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