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Skype Connect for TDM and IP-PBXs

Skype connect for TDM PBXs

Skype has revolutionized internet communications by extending Skype into the global business community with Skype Connect. With Skype Connect™ businesses can: • Make calls by taking advantage of Skype’s low cost global calling rates to landline and mobile phones • Establish Skype Online Numbers in over 25 different countries, allowing local access via landlines and mobiles • Create Skype buttons so that Skype users can call businesses free of charge • Set up outbound Caller ID so that customers know who is calling Businesses with TDM PBXs or other existing TDM communications equipment can enjoy the cost savings and additional flexibility of Skype Connect without incurring expensive upgrades by utilizing an AudioCodes media gateway to integrate the two systems together.

Skype Connect with Existing TDM PBXs

Skype Connect with Existing TDM PBXs in a Drop-and-Insert Configuration In other cases. using call routing rules to determine whether outbound calls are routed via the PSTN or via Skype. a drop-and-insert configuration may be better suited by positioning the media gateway between the PBX and PSTN. the SIP side of the gateway integrates with Skype Connect via the IP interface. cannot be expanded or would be prohibitively expensive to expand. the TDM side of the media gateway interfaces directly into the TDM PBX using T1/E1 digital circuits or FXS/FXO analog circuits. The media gateway performs the conversion from SIP to legacy TDM protocols. Drop-and-insert configurations use two T1/E1 ports on the gateway – one facing the network. As mentioned previously. In this configuration. the media gateway transparently passes all calls that arrive from the PSTN-facing TDM ports directly through to the PBX and vice-versa. The SIP side of the gateway integrates with Skype Connect via the IP interface. while the other faces the TDM PBX. Inbound calls from Skype can be routed in the same manner as inbound calls from the PSTN. Incoming calls from the Skype network are routed to the PBX-facing T1/E1.APPLICATION NOTE As demonstrated above. the TDM PBX is configured with an additional trunk group and associated circuits. passing inbound and outbound calls seamlessly to/from the business and Skype network. This configuration is especially useful in cases where the PBX has no free T1/E1 ports. Routing rules in the media gateway would redirect select outbound calls to the Skype network using dialed digit patterns or trunk access codes. In this configuration. 2 .

which allows local access via landlines and mobiles • Create Skype buttons so that Skype users can call businesses for free • Set up outbound Caller ID so that customers know who is calling Businesses with IP-PBXs or other existing IP communications systems can enjoy the cost savings and additional flexibility of Skype Connect without incurring the security risks associated with the Internet by utilizing an AudioCodes Enterprise Session Border Controller (E-SBC). Skype Connect with IP-PBXs and Existing Media Gateway As shown above.APPLICATION NOTE Skype Connect for IP-PBXs Skype has revolutionized internet communications by extending Skype into the global business community with Skype Connect. using the Back-to-Back User Agent features to resolve SIP incompatibilities and finally passing calls to/from the business and Skype network. The E-SBC terminates the Skype Connect sessions from the WAN. 3 . and E-SBC is used to provide the interface between Skype Connect and the IP-PBX. applying security rules with access control lists (ACL) and packet filtering. With Skype Connect™ businesses can: • Make calls by taking advantage of Skype’s low cost global calling rates to landline and mobile phones • Establish Skype Online Numbers in over 25 different countries.

Benefits • Reduced costs for inbound access • Inexpensive international outbound calling • Avoids expensive upgrades to equipment • Maintains current working environment • Integrates with existing contact centers.skype.com/business 4 . the media gateway interface to the PSTN and the Skype Connect interface are combined into one hybrid environment. visit: www. messaging and other equipment • Allows Skype callers to utilize the same communications tools as PSTN callers AudioCodes Interoperability Overview The following AudioCodes media gateways are certified with Skype Connect and a wide range of TDM PBXs: • MediantTM 800 Media Gateway and MSBG • MediantTM 1000 Media Gateway and MSBG For more information on Skype Connect. This configuration reduces equipment costs and provides greater flexibility – allowing the same device to terminate both the TDM interfaces from the PSTN and the SIP interface from Skype Connect.APPLICATION NOTE Skype Connect with an IP-PBX using an E-SBC with TDM Gateway Modules In this configuration. IVR.

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