MEI deploys VoSKY’s PBX-to-Skype gateways to enable remote associates to call for free, cutting international calling costs and improving business collaboration
October 6, 2009 -- Leading global manufacturer of unattended payment systems MEI, has deployed VoSKY's PBX-to-Skype gateways to enable free Skype calling for remote and mobile employees, cutting long distance calling costs and increasing intra-company collaboration.
Since installing two VoSKY Exchange Pro VIS8 gateways to its Avaya IP PBX and MPLS at its offices in the US and UK, MEI has reported savings of 30% per month on its international phone bill by using cost-effective SkypeOUT rates.
The VoSKY gateways enable MEI's remote and mobile associates to dial into MEI's conference centres and call other MEI sites from all over the world for free using Skype. With headquarters in Pennsylvania, USA and sales offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide, MEI views the VoSKY Exchange implementation as a key component of the overall telecommunications strategy.
Randy Ticcino, Telecommunications Manager for MEI, said: "We knew that enabling our associates worldwide to utilize this system would deliver significant cost savings to the business and improve our overall communication system. Adding the VoSKY Exchange to our Avaya IP PBX has provided a bullet proof, high quality remote client that increases our ability to collaborate as a company, whilst importantly cutting business costs."
David Tang, global VP of marketing for VoSKY, said: "As well as helping MEI significantly cut the cost of its international phone bills, the VoSKY gateways have helped the business to improve levels of communication between its offices and with remote and mobile associates.
"VoSKY offers businesses an easy and cost-effective way to integrate Skype into their communications network, with no complex or expensive infrastructure upgrade. In addition to this, the gateways enable better control and management of Skype in the enterprise network, giving IT and Telecommunication's managers one less thing to worry about."
MEI has added global dialling between offices, ultimately reducing international long distance costs with trunking applications as current contracts with Carriers expire. In addition, MEI plans to deploy a VoSKY gateway in Switzerland and Mexico later this year.
The VoSKY Exchange Pro VIS8 is a stand alone, rack-mountable FXS PBX gateway, which connects up to eight analogue trunk ports to Skype. Multiple Exchange Pro gateways in different office locations can be interconnected together to enable free calls between colleagues.
Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, VoSKY is the global leader in empowering businesses to leverage Skype, the world's largest VoIP community. The company's proven, enterprise-grade solutions create new opportunities for small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) and enterprises to reduce communications costs and improve productivity. VoSKY Exchange, the company's flagship product, is an award-winning PBX-to-Skype application gateway that seamlessly integrates a company's phone system with Skype. This plug-and-play platform is compatible with any existing TDM or IP PBX phone system.
VoSKY is a wholly owned subsidiary of Actiontec Electronics. In addition to its headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, VoSKY maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Basingstoke, United Kingdom; Beijing, China; Bogota, Colombia; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information please visit the VoSKY website at www.vosky.com.
MEI, headquartered in West Chester, Pa., holds the world's largest installed base of unattended payment systems, handling over two billion transactions per week in more than 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s, followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently its credit card capability and vending management solution. Recently, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than four million bill acceptors and five million coin mechanisms worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 1-800-345-8215 in US (please refer to our website for various international telephone numbers).