Grandstream, a manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions and Skype announced that Skype for SIP interoperability testing and certification of Grandstream’s IP PBX and gateway has been completed successfully.

Grandstream says that “with this interoperability, the thousands of SMBs using Grandstream’s GXE502x series IP PBX and related gateways can start to reap significant cost savings by directing their outbound calls to mobile phones and landlines worldwide via Skype at very competitive rates.”

SMBs can also allow their customers and remote employees to make FREE inbound calls to their corporate PBX system using Skype from anywhere in the world.

According to Grandstream, businesses can leverage the investment in their corporate website even further by enabling Skype users to click on a global click-to-call button on the website to place immediate calls to sales or support via Skype.

Skype calls received through the Grandstream IP PBX are handled by the PBX in the same way as other inbound calls.

David Gurle, VP and General Manager of Skype for Business said, "By certifying its PBX and gateway equipment as interoperable with Skype for SIP, Grandstream is enabling its thousands of business customers to easily connect their existing PBXs and gateways to Skype and to receive the same financial and productivity benefits that businesses already get when using Skype software on their desktops.”

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