New Telephony, 31 May 2006
Online VoIP services are starting to turn up in all sorts of new places. Skype Technologies S.A. clients have been incorporated into the Salesforce.com Inc. application suite to provide communication.
Digium Inc., the parent company of the open-source IP PBX, Asterisk, has linked the client software of Google Inc.’s Google Talk to its Asterisk servers. Now, calls made to an Asterisk server can be forwarded to one or multiple Google Talk clients.
The ability to link VoIP servers, particularly business VoIP servers, such as Asterisk, to computer-based VoIP clients, such as Google or Yahoo! Inc., opens the potential for new communication services that combine PBX functions with online communication services.