3CX Makes Company Phone Systems talk Skype

3CX Launches Free SIP to SKYPE Gateway for 3CX Phone System users

August 24, 2009 – 3CX today announced that it has released 3CX Gateway for Skype, which allows VoIP Phone System users to receive and make SKYPE Calls company-wide

3CX Gateway for Skype is software based and will run on a non dedicated Windows System and on the same computer as 3CX Phone System. It is a free add-on for 3CX Phone System users, including those using the free edition. 3CX Gateway for Skype integrates Skype calls seamlessly into the phone system, allowing inbound Skype calls to be forwarded to call queues, ring groups, IVR, Voice applications and more.

“3CX Gateway for Skype allows companies to save significantly by using Skype for outbound calls. More-over, users can redirect calls to Skype numbers when out of the office and leverage Skype clients on iPhone and Windows mobile.” Said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO.

“A Skype account can also be published on the website so that customers can call the company free of charge. Skype calls will be channeled through the company phone system just as any other call and be forwarded to regular call queues. This can be significant competitive advantage for many web based businesses” continued Nick Galea.

Features

  • Completely software based, no need for a separate box
  • Full support for inbound and outbound Skype calling
  • Ability to specify a master account, which will transfer incoming
  • Calls to other Skype accounts and so keep the main Skype account free for calls
  • Supports latest versions of Skype client
  • Quickly add additional Skype accounts from the 3CX interface
  • Shows credit available for each Skype account
  • Automatic call logging

Obtaining 3CX Gateway for Skype

3CX Gateway for Skype can be downloaded from here. A detailed configuration guide is available here.

About 3CX

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. Its product, 3CX Phone System for Windows, has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including The Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Communications Solutions 2007 Award, the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine, all in recognition to the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

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  1. We have been using the Skype gateway. We have found that it is a useful tool to help remote workers integrate much better to the office phone system.

    Congratulations for a great gateway. I believe that it helps to show people the versatility of 3CX.

    Kind regards
    RIchard Crabb
    Certified 3CX Professional

    September 1, 2009 at 5:35 am
  2. Thanks for the great feedback!

    September 1, 2009 at 10:41 am
  3. The gateway for Skype must run on Windows but any mac user on 3CX Phone System will then be able to make and receive calls via Skype

    September 28, 2009 at 11:50 am
  4. Great Instructions!

    February 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm