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Does R2 support integration of "consumer" voip solutions like skype or budgetphone? RRS feed

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  • In other words, can I use just purchase a voip account, and use the regular voip client configuration (sip domain username password) within R2 mediation server?
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 12:20 PM

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  • Mephesto,

    If you can hold tight for a couple weeks we are on the verge of launching an application to do exactly what you described.  It will allow you to connect to one or more standard UDP SIP trunks and leverage OCS Enterprise Voice.  As an added bonus you will be able to register standard SIP phones against it and use them within your OCS infrastructure.
    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    • Marked as answer by R Stevens Saturday, May 30, 2009 11:23 PM
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 7:56 PM
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  • No it does not. It does support direct connect to a SIP service provider like global crossing though, through a vpn.

    Cheers
    Chris
    Chris http://voipnorm.blogspot.com/
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 3:39 PM
  • Thanks a lot for your reply. Is there any softwhere or other method out there, that might be able to convert this authentication to a "normal" sip trunk for OCS to use? Maybe even open source?
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 4:08 PM
  • There are Skype gateways.. some of them use PSTN links so you could connect them as a regular PSTN link, others offer direct SIP so they could be connected like a SIP trunk.
    There's an open source software mentioned on the voxilla.com forums.. it's not really enterprise grade though.

    And Skype is quite different from regular consumer VoIP.. Skype is proprietary whereas SIP is standard. I'm not sure about UDP with SIP trunks though.. I've seen statements that say TCP only whereas most consumer providers use UDP - the RFC requires that both are supported so I guess it's a matter of how much Microsoft wants to be RFC compliant.
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 6:11 PM
  • Mephesto,

    If you can hold tight for a couple weeks we are on the verge of launching an application to do exactly what you described.  It will allow you to connect to one or more standard UDP SIP trunks and leverage OCS Enterprise Voice.  As an added bonus you will be able to register standard SIP phones against it and use them within your OCS infrastructure.
    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    • Marked as answer by R Stevens Saturday, May 30, 2009 11:23 PM
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 7:56 PM
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  • I know Asterisk & Skype have commited to work together to produce an 'enterprise grade' gateway soltuon for Asterisk to Skype - but when this is available is not clear.  Also - I believe this will be a commercial product - not open source.  Thisis only useful if you use Asterisk to OCS...


    I found this.  Looks interesting.  I've asked for a price but sorry I don't have any other details - http://www.industrydynamics.ca/skype_business_products.php



    Mike - that sounds promising, I look forward to seeing it...


    Regards

    Paul Adams
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 8:00 PM
  • Thanks a lot all, seems like I'm not the only one who wishes to use this kind of solutions. In my case its mainly for demo and pilot usage. Mike where will I be able to see or download this tool as soon as its ready? Sounds really interesting.

    Also I found something at www.pbxnsip.com that seems to do the same sort of thing. I'm going to look into this.
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 10:04 AM
  • We actually used PBXnSIP prior to R2 but no longer need it with our application.  It worked well while we needed it.

    I'll post on my blog (link below) when the product is released.


    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:30 PM
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