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Skype for Asterisk Debuts

Sep 04, 2009, 14:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]

"SfA comes at critical time for Skype, as eBay (NASDAY:EBAY) divests itself of majority ownership in its Internet phone unit. While ownership is changing, usage of Skype continues to grow, with 405 million users at the end of 2008.

""SfA is an add-on channel driver for Asterisk that leverages the power of Asterisk to route calls through the Skype community," Peter Engler, Digium's product manager for strategic products, told InternetNews.com. "A soft phone or hard phone would connect to an Asterisk PBX and the call routing in Asterisk would determine the route of a call, which could be over Skype, to a traditional provider’s service or any other avenue the administrator sets. All Skype features work transparently with soft phones being SIP or IAX clients.""

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