SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Actiontec Electronics today announced that three of its international corporate customers, each with significant international calling needs, have cut their overseas phone costs by an average of 50% or more through the use of VoSKY Exchange, Actiontec's PBX-to-Skype gateway product. In addition to their dramatic telecom savings, the companies have increased productivity and convenience for their employees by allowing them to access Skype lines from any standard desktop phone connected to the PBX. VoSKY Exchange enables companies of all sizes to centralize and control Skype calling by bridging their Private Branch Exchange (PBX) equipment directly to Skype, the world's largest VoIP supplier with over 130 million users. The VoSKY Exchange connects directly the company's PBX equipment, adding multiple Skype lines. Results from the three companies are typical of the savings enabled by VoSKY Exchange and include: -- Eastern Accents, Illinois -- A Chicago-based manufacturer of luxury bedding and soft home furnishings, Eastern Accents communicates heavily between its headquarters and its branch office in China. Using VoSKY Exchange, Eastern Accents has reaped a 30% reduction in its overseas calling costs. "Home furnishings is increasingly a global business. Manufacturing, design, and sales involve a huge amount of person-to-person interaction, much of which takes place by voice," said Elvin Rakhmankulov, Director of IT for Eastern Accents. "VoSKY Exchange has made the daily practice of international calling far more cost- effective. Best of all, our people can just pick up their desk phone and make a low-cost international VoIP call as easily as calling across the street." -- Swan Net-Gundry, Ireland -- Ireland's largest producer of nets for fishing, sports and safety use has realized a drop of more than 90% in its outbound international calling costs through VoSKY Exchange. In addition to its customer sales and service calling, Swan Net-Gundry uses VoSKY Exchange's Click 2 Call feature so remote employees and customers can contact the company for free. "Implementing VoSKY Exchange and Skype within an international business is a win-win solution. It opens up huge savings for users globally using SkypeOut to call any landline in the world," said Troy Armour, managing director of Trojan Technologies, Swan Net-Gundry's voice/data network solutions provider. "The ability to have a link on your Website where browsers can connect to your receptionist, sales or support staff using their Skype client free of charge provides a new level of service. Best of all is the almost zero learning curve as the handsets and numbers used by employees have not changed." -- Genesys Logic, Taiwan -- This 200-employee integrated chip designer provides USB 2.0 peripheral controllers and other products to virtually all the world's major high-tech manufacturers. Using VoSKY Exchange, Genesys Logic's outbound international calling costs have dropped significantly, and they are quite satisfied with the cost savings. "VoSKY Exchange has allowed Genesys Logic to create a much more efficient communications infrastructure. This development is significant for our company since international calling is a large part of our daily operations," said Howard Tsai, Senior IT Engineer for Genesys Logic. "This development has helped us to focus our financial resources on R&D, the most critical strategic function of our company." VoSKY Exchange enables companies to reduce their international and long-distance calling charges in three ways -- two of which are totally free: between Exchange-equipped sites (free); from an Exchange-equipped site to any Skype user worldwide (free); and to any international or domestic number using SkypeOut (approximately two cents/minute). The device installs in approximately two hours and can return its low cost in just a few months through its substantial reduction in phone charges. VoSKY Exchange supports virtually all existing PBX equipment out of the box and requires no additional operating cost except for SkypeOut credit. For more information, log on to http://www.vosky.com. About Actiontec Electronics, Inc. Actiontec Electronics develops products and services enabling consumers to leverage broadband Internet connectivity to simplify and enrich their lives. Covering the full spectrum of solutions for the digital life, Actiontec's products include broadband modems, home gateways, wireless networking devices, routers, VoIP adapters, and digital entertainment devices, sold through retail channels and broadband service providers; and the VoSKY family of Skype-certified products that allow consumers to make Internet calls anywhere and anytime, sold through reseller, online and retail channels. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Austin, TX; Colorado Springs, CO; Basingstoke, United Kingdom; Bogota, Colombia; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com. Company Contact: Lesley Kirchman Actiontec Electronics, Inc. 408-548-4739 firstname.lastname@example.org
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