VoSKY Win out at Passion Pictures

Leading European production company Passion Pictures has installed a PBX-to-Skype Gateway from VoSKY in order to allow its international and mobile workers to benefit from lower Skype calling costs and to improve communications with its customers.

With offices in Paris and Australia, London-based Passion Pictures, one of Europe’s leading independent production companies producing award-winning films, commercials and music videos, installed the VoSKY Exchange 9140 to enable its mobile and international employees to be able to make, receive and transfer Internet-based Skype calls over its standard office phone systems for a fraction of the price of standard phone calls.

The VoSKY Exchange allows Passion Picture employees to dial into their UK-based PBX from abroad and mobile workers to dial in from any location and use any extension to make low-cost calls with Skype.

As well as cutting costs, a key advantage of the VoSKY Exchange is its ability to create a back-up to the conventional phone lines. During an occasion when the company’s voice lines were down Passion Pictures employees were able to continue with business as usual by making calls over the Internet with Skype, this ensured business productivity was not affected.

Paul Harlin, IT manager for Passion Pictures said: “We chose VoSKY’s Exchange as it is the only solution that can integrate Skype with conventional office telephony. It was good to bring in a new system that integrated VOIP and the deployment couldn’t have been simpler.

“As well as enabling international and mobile workers to dial in and make low cost calls, the VoSKY Exchange has also been hugely beneficial to us from a business productivity point of view. When we took on the VoSKY system we were initially only looking at the cost savings it would bring us, we hadn’t expected it to also be a valuable back-up to our standard phone system – it was truly a great unexpected benefit.”

Passion Pictures found the VoSKY Exchange easy to install and integrate with their existing phone system. There is no need to use headsets for Internet calls, because all inbound and outbound Skype calls are routed through users’ regular desktop telephone handsets. The system will eventually be rolled-out to all employees, benefiting the whole company.

VoSKY Exchange is the only enterprise-grade PBX-to-Skype application gateway that has earned Skype certification, ensuring seamless interoperability with Skype features and services. It is also the only product in its class that has been co-branded by Skype.