Slashes Communications Expenses by Enabling Free Skype-to-Skype Calls and Low-Cost Calls to Landlines and Mobile Phones; Auto-Provisioning Streamlines Setup
GERONA, SPAIN — Oct. 20, 2010 — In Store Solutions today announced the immediate availability of the FREETALK® Connect, the first communications system designed from the ground up to provide small and medium businesses with a fast, cost-effective way to enable Skype calls from supported office phones. With the FREETALK Connect, companies can make Skype-to-Skype calls with Skype users worldwide and can view and manage Skype contact lists using their supported office phones. Companies can also receive inbound voice calls from Skype users around the world via the FREETALK Connect.
At $1,995, the FREETALK Connect system costs significantly less than an enterprise PBX with similar features. Businesses that install the FREETALK Connect can also use Skype Connect™ (formerly Skype for SIP) to take advantage of Skype’s standard per-minute calling rates for calls to landline and mobile phones worldwide from their desktop phones. Skype Connect works with IP-enabled PBXs or third-party gateways that have been certified as interoperable.
The FREETALK Connect’s wizard streamlines the setup process. Simply plug each supported telephone into the company’s existing network, and the FREETALK Connect auto-detects and configures it. An on-screen wizard then guides the customer through a few business-related questions that helps configure the company’s communication system and immediately enables Skype calling from every supported desktop phone in the office.
“The combination of the affordable FREETALK Connect system and Skype quickly adds up to incredible savings for SMBs,” said Craig Smith, CEO for In Store Solutions. “The FREETALK Connect’s auto-provisioning, wizard-driven setup, Skype integration, remote management and appliance design quickly gives small and mid-size business owners all of the advantages of Skype’s low-cost global calling rates and Skype-to-Skype calls.”
Designed for businesses with up to 50 employees, the FREETALK Connect offers true unified communications functionality, including Find Me, Follow Me; a unified voice mailbox; automated attendant, auto call distribution and presence.
The FREETALK Connect also features intelligent routing capabilities. Incoming Skype calls, as well as calls over SIP, the PSTN and IAX2, can be routed by the FREETALK Connect to any local or remote Skype user, SIP endpoint or analog or mobile phone.
The FREETALK Connect is available for purchase via the Skype Shop, (http://skype.com/shop) from In Store Solutions (http://freetalk.me/product/freetalk-connect/).
For more information about the FREETALK Connect communications system or to order a unit, visit http://freetalkconnect.com.
FREETALK is a product innovation catalyst – identifying market gaps and working with its global partners to design, manufacture and quickly bring to market products that disrupt traditional categories. Leveraging untapped market opportunities, FREETALK products are designed to be environmentally friendly, sold online and delivered globally at aggressive price-points. Always at the forefront of innovation, FREETALK is known for creating synergistic products that add unique value to its partners’ branded points-of-sale.
Access to a broadband Internet connection is required. Skype is not a replacement for traditional telephone services and cannot be used for emergency calling. Skype Connect is meant to complement existing traditional telephone services used with a corporate PBX, not as a stand-alone solution. Skype Connect users need to ensure all calls to emergency services are terminated through traditional fixed line telephone services, connected to the local exchange, or through other emergency calling capable telephone services.
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