TalkFree Gateway is a Linuxbased system able to manage the telephone lines used by Skype. By converting Skype calls into analog lines, it is compatible with any traditional PBX that supports analog lines.
TalkFree Gateway allows the following phone calls:
Internet phone calls to other Skype users
regular landline calls through an account allowing connection to SkypeOut.
As far as incoming calls are concerned, the PBX must be configured to receive and switch one or more analog lines to the different extensions in your companys telephone system.
You will be allowed to access the control interface through a web browser by simply entering user name and password.
In order to make Internet calls to other Skype users from your company phone directly, it is available a speeddial numbers to the accounts of such users.
TalkFree records all incoming and outcoming calls in a Calls Log Database.
Using the available firewall is advisable to increase system security levels and it is compulsory if the computer is connected to the Internet directly.
TalKFree allows two different operating modes depending on the chosen connection type:
1. Skype Only mode
The line is operated as a Skype line only.
To make calls, dial phone numbers as from a regular telephone line.
If the administrator has set the number confirmation wave (please refer to 17), the user will have to press either * or # after dialing the phone number.
2. Skype + PSTN mode
The line is operated as a PSTN as well as as a Skype line.
Telephones are operated as for regular calls and can receive/make calls through the PSTN line.
To make Skype calls, dial * followed by the required telephone number.
If the administrator has set the number confirmation wave the user will have to press either * or # after dialing the phone number.
You will also have the possibility to check the residual credit for regular calls and to control telephone lines.
TalKFree features a user interface to allow the definition of hardware and network settings.