Which Skype gateway fits home or office? SkyATA or SkyBox S1?
In the internet ubiquitous age, phone calling can be free or very cheap through soft phone like Skype. With the installation of Skype gateway, you can call back home or office via Skype free calls to save expensive mobile or even mobile roaming fee. Regintech has two Skype gateway products SkyATA and SkyBox S1 for home or office application. Both devices have FXS interface for phone connection, but SkyBox S1 has extra FXO interface for landline. Both products have common features like speed dial, Skype recording, remote monitor and Cheese Button.
For home application, SkyBox S1 might be a better option since you can make or receive Skype or landline calls through one phone. Anyway you can choose SkyATA if you are a heavy Skype user, so you don’t worry about incoming landline call when you are on a Skype call. The worldwide smallest USB dongle – SkyATA is suitable for you to carry during a business trip.
For office application, SkyATA is a good option if office has a free trunk line. If there is no spare PBX trunk line, SkyBox S1 can be connected between telecom carrier line and PBX trunk line. And this line can be for Skype or landline. Employees can press “#” key to switch between Skype and PSTN modes. Incoming Skype or landline calls will ring phone.
SkyBox S1 - USB Skype/VOIP adapter with landline support
1. Skype speed dial export for back up and import for use
2. Support Skype video call and automatic assigned Skype/SkypeOut call when phone is off-hook
3. Switch between Skype and landline mode by pressing phone key “＃”
4. Switch between a landline call and a Skype call by pressing phone keys “＊1” and hang up current call by pressing phone key “＊”
5. Add an interrupt Skype call or an interrupt landline call into a Skype & landline Conference by pressing phone keys “＊2”
6. Support Skype or landline call waiting (Skype < -- > landline ) by pressing phone keys “＊1”
7. Skype 18.104.22.168 or later version has built in audio and video call recording function
8. Audio recovery button resolves Skype call party’s problem to hear each other
9. IM mode supports other IM/VOIP like Lync/Skype for business, Google talk/hangouts, WhatsApp, Line, ... as an audio device(Ear/Microphone function). When SkyBox S1 connects with office existing conference phones, the conference phones will become dedicated Skype conference phones. And the conference phones becomes IM conference phones when SkyBox S1 is set at IM mode
10. Support SkyBox S1 software on line upgrade or latest version check/download
11. Integrate Skype video function with PC web camera to easily support remote monitor(No support of old hardware device and no support for Skype 8.x now)
12. Option for phone line polarity reversal
SkyATA - Worldwide smallest FXS USB Dongle for Skype
1. Connect Skype through office desk phone or your home phone; no need of microphone and speaker
2. Make a Skype/SkypeOut™ call through PBX desk phone or home phone and receive Skype/SkypeIn™ calls as your familiar telephone habits
5. Support automatic assigned Skype/SkypeOut callout when phone is off-hook
6. Accurate 2nd dial( like dialing extension number)
7. “Audio recovery” button resolves Skype call party’s problem to hear each other
8. IM mode supports other IM/VOIP like Lync/Skype for business, Google talk/hangouts, WhatsApp, Line, ... as an audio device(Ear/Microphone function). When SkyATA connects with office existing conference phones, the conference phones will become dedicated Skype conference phones. And the conference phones becomes IM conference phones
9. Support FSK type I Caller ID for Skype calls and display speed dial number for easy returned call
10. Support popular PBXs and cordless phone sets including DECT, 5.8GHz, 2.4GHz, 900 MHz or others
11. Support international busy tone
12. Support 2 REN standard loads and 20, 25, 30 and 50Hz ring signal frequency
13. Support SkyATA software on line upgrade and latest software version check/download