“Although UCCaaS as a market segment is growing significantly, there continues to be a need to accommodate businesses that are reluctant or unable to replace their aging PBX or Key Systems” said Eric Hernaez, Managing Director of SkySwitch. “In order to help our Resellers engage this market effectively, we realized the need to find a cost-effective and easily supportable analog access device to integrate these older systems with the SkySwitch service. We found this solution by partnering with Obihai, a leading supplier of ATAs (Analog Telephone Adapters) and IP Phones.”
Sherman Scholten, VP of Marketing for Obihai stated, “Since the late 90’s – the start of the modern Internet telephony era – at other companies, Obihai’s core engineering team delivered many VoIP endpoint provisioning, management and operational innovations that have become de-facto standards used by virtually every equipment vendor and service provider in this space. Since 2010, Obihai has been providing next-gen, state-of-the-art cloud-managed VoIP endpoint equipment to these same service providers and their resellers who pioneered Over the Top VoIP Services. SkySwitch is a perfect example of an extrememly innovative service providers with deep roots and experience in this industry, and we are very pleased to partner with them today. The OBi504vs, OBi508vs, and the OBi3 series delivered the gateway functions required by SkySwitch in a variety of configurations (1, 2, 4 or 8 ports) so that the “right sized” solution can be deployed. These solutions are cloud-managed, cost-effective, without compromising Obihai’s commitment to deliver iron-clad security and ongoing, responsive support for our products.”
“Using Obihai devices in conjunction with the SkySwitch Web Centrex platform, our Resellers can sell enhanced SIP Trunking services that work consistently, regardless of whether a user is behind a PBX or key system, or accessing the company communications network from the cloud – with features that include extension dialing, find-me-follow-me, and offline failover. In addition, the OBiTALK Device Management Platform for provisioning and cloud management complements the SkySwitch Device Provisioning server to allow for complete control of the devices’ enhanced features. In all, the affordable price points, proven performance, superior manageability and rich feature set make the Obihai lineup a great addition to the SkySwitch ecosystem” concluded Hernaez.