How to Integrate Skype with VoIP Phone Systems?

Setup VoIP with Skype

Before knowing the setup of VoIP technology integrated with Skype, let us learn what VoIP is. And what is Skype in simple terms?

What is VOIP?

VoIP stands for voice over Internet Protocol which works by taking analogue voice signals from one end that converts into digital signals on the other end or the receiver side there by sending them as data over the Internet.

The VoIP system could be used through any device such as a phone and a VoIP adapter which is connected to a phone socket in the wall or into your router, with a computer, with a smartphone.

In simple words, a VoIP phone system works by using a high speed Internet connection instead of a regular landline or a mobile network where the analogue voice signals get converted into digital signals and a VoIP server connects the calls to two other telephone networks. VoIP configuration includes address phone and sip server that is provided by a VoIP service provider offering multiple benefits and features compared to the old traditional phone system Thereby providing high security to your data as it gets stored securely in the cloud managed by the VoIP service providers that can be accessed through an online dashboard where users can adjust contacts, forward calls, add additional lines and many more services can be done.

What is Skype?

Skype is also known as a voice-over-IP service which allows registered users to communicate through online video calling, instant messaging and other application software used for communication between family and friends who require in-built or external camera and microphone including internet connection.

How does Skype Work?

The best application software that can handle its basic functionalities easily, like creating an account before initiating the process of call making or receiving.

The functional working of Skype may be simple, but the technical scene behind the process is a bit complicated that involves a few steps given below:

    • The functional working of Skype involves sip that stands for session initiation protocols which create and send multimedia data packets over the Internet.
    • Download the Skype application on your favourite device to communicate free of charge.
    • Install and launch the application software using the setup assistant.
    • If you are a new user, enter your details just by one click on the create option and fill in the required field such as name, age, email address, location and other information that has been requested.
    • If you are an old user, digest login with their existing credentials into the Skype account.
    • Select a unique Skype name and password
    • No additional upgrades are required by adding Skype connect to the existing SIP enabled PBX of your business that saves huge communication costs.
Setup VoIP Phone with Skype
Setup VoIP Phone with Skype

How to Integrate Skype with VoIP Phone Systems

    • Open and log into Skype manager
    • Go to the features field in the toolbar and click on it.
    • Click Skype connect
    • Click to set up SIP profile
    • Buy channels and add credit to your Skype profile
    • Upgrade the configuration of your existing pbx systems or VoIP gateway systems with the sip profile.
    • Start making and receiving calls.

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What is VOIP Phone System?

VoIP Introduction.

VOIP stands for voice over internet protocol, which allows you to make phone calls using a computer network over the internet. VOIP technology compress the sound waves or digitalize into IP packets transmitted over the network.

There are many benefits gained by the organisations, residential or individual remote workers. A few of them are…

      • Cost effective
      • Easy to setup
      • Highly accessible
      • Supports all platforms
      • Crystal clear voice
      • Supports multitasking
      • Supports any device.

Basic system components of VOIP:

The four most important VOIP components are…

      • Media gateway
      • Signaling gateway controller
      • Media server
      • Application server

1. Signalling gateway controller:

      • Signalling gateway controller (SGC) is also referred to as an agent as it controls calls function.
      • It is the heart of the VOIP platform as its main role is to connect to the public switched telephone network with the Internet protocol. The main characteristics of the signalling controller:
      • Supports SS 7 signalling system 7 protocol stack refer to the public switched telephone network main signalling protocols suit.
      • Supports voice call control protocols such as SIP general report your IP signalling protocols.
      • Supports media control protocols such as mg CP which is used for controlling BDA gateway session connections and parameters, hence it is called media gateway controller because of its media gateway control function.
      • Generates call detailed records which is used for billing purposes.
      • Provides bandwidth management control which allows new sessions to be admitted in the system
      • Supports bandwidth policy mechanism which is used to media flow profiles and also preserves appropriate quality of service levels. It helps to instruct the media gateway to monitor the RTP media flow.
      • Allocates connection characteristics, for example, coding and IP packaging used better media resources.
      • Allows multitasking and multiprocessing

2. Media gateway

The main role of the media gateway is to transmit the voice packets following the rtp transmission protocol used for convergence of public switched telephone network or IP network such as packetization transmitted over the network.

      • Transmits data over the Internet
      • Controls call flows under the observation of the media gateway controller
      • Supports transferring voice in SF 7 networks
      • Supports different compression algorithms
      • Supports and manages digital signal processing resources.
      • Available for maintaining redundant IP link

3. Media server:

A media server is used for video conferencing or voicemail and also for special tones or announcements that need to be transmitted over the internet. The main functions are…

      • Voicemail functionality
      • Transmissions of tones
      • Voicemail to email transmission
      • Activates voice dialling
      • Supports IVR

The main server is controlled by an application server using SIP protocol routing towards the media gateway existing.

4. Application server:

Application server provides value-added services to the IP network and also call specifications, characteristics are also valuated.

      • Supports customization in private dialling plans.
      • Second, basic services such as call forward, call forward on busy, call waiting, call transfer, call park and voicemail are offered by the application server.
      • Advanced features such as call authorization using PIN, remote office, “follow me” plans are offered.
      • Delivers CDR’s call detailed records
      • The Application Server is the brain of the VoIP architecture.
      • It communicates with the Signalling Gateway Controller through protocols such as H.323 or SIP.
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