How to configure Skype Connect service with Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway
The following page gives you an overview on how to send voice messages with Ozeki
NG - SMS Gateway using Skype Connect service. Skype Connect enables businesses to
add Skype service to their PBX system. This way, they can reduce costs and make
communication easier. Combining Skype Connect with Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway will
result in a stable, reliable system with great performance. On this page, you can learn
how to create a Skype Manager account, how to set Skype Connect service and how to
configure it with Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway.
Step 1: Create a Skype Manager account
As a first step, you need to join Skype and create a Skype account. You can do
this on Skype's homepage by
clicking on 'Join Skype' (Figure 1) and 'Create an account' (Figure 2). You can
create a Skype account by giving your name and e-mail address.
Figure 1 - Click on 'Join Skype'
Figure 2 - Create an account
In order to access Skype Connect settings, you need to be signed into Skype Manager.
Click on 'Skype Connect' item under 'Business' on the toolbar (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - Clicking on Skype Connect
To access Skype Connect settings, click on 'Get it now' on the right (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Get it now
To sign in, click on 'Sign into Skype Manager' (Figure 5).
Figure 5 - Click on 'Sign into Skype Manager'
Type your password and Skype name to sign in (Figure 6).
Figure 6 - Signing in
When you sign in for the first time, you need to fill in a form about your
company (Figure 7).
Figure 7 - About your company
You will get an e-mail with an activation link to Skype Manager. Click
on the link to activate your Skype Manager account (Figure 8).
Figure 8 - E-mail with the activation link
After the activation of your Skype Manager account, you need to buy Skype credits
in order to use the service. You can do this by clicking on 'Buy Skype Credit'
Figure 9 - Buy Skype credits
Click 'Features' in the toolbar to start Skype Connect settings (Figure 10).
Figure 10 - Click on Features
Click on 'Skype Connect' to create a new profile (Figure 11), to continue click on 'Create a
new profile' (Figure 12).
Figure 11 - Click on 'Skype connect'
Figure 12 - Click on 'Create a new profile'
Choose a profile name and click on 'Next' to continue (Figure 13).
Figure 13 - Choosing a profile name
Here you can see your profile's registration details, including your username, password,
Skype connect address and port number (Figure 14). It is suggested to make notes of these details,
since you will need them to set up Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway.
Figure 14 - Your profile's registration details
Click on 'Profile Settings' (Figure 15) and as a first step, buy a channel subscription to
activate your profile. Enter the number of channels you need. Channel subscriptions are the amount of
concurrent calls you would like to use with your SIP profile.
After that, you need to add Skype credit to your profile, to be able
to initiate calls (Figure 16).
Figure 15 - Click on 'Profile settings'
Figure 16 - Buy channel subscription and Skype credit
Now you are finished with setting up your Skype Manager profile.
Step 2: Configuring Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway
Open Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway and sign in (Figure 17).
Figure 17 - Signing in to Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway
To configure your service provider connection, click on 'Add service provider'
Figure 18 - Click on 'Add service provider'
Select 'VoIP Autodialer' connection in the list and click on 'Install' (Figure 19).
Figure 19 - Selecting VoIp Autodialer connection
To configure the connection, choose 'Use SIP account' option and fill in the
data of your
Skype Connect service. Click on 'OK' (Figure 20).
Figure 20 - Configuring connection
Step 3: Message sending
To create a message, click on 'Compose' in Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway (Figure 21).
Figure 21 - Click on 'Compose'
As a next step, select which type of voice message would you like to send.
You can choose between prerecorded voice message and text to speech message (Figure 22).
Figure 22 - Choose message type
In this example, I have selected sending text to speech message.
To create a message, add the phone numbers and type your message. You can send your message
by clicking on 'Send' (Figure 23).
Figure 23 - Message composer
In the main window, you will see 'Message accepted for delivery' (Figure 24).
Figure 24 - Message accepted for delivery
To check your sent message in Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway, click on your username in
'Users/Applications menu (Figure 25). Here you can check your messages.
Figure 25 - Click on your username
By clicking on 'Sent' (Figure 26), you can see your outgoing messages (Figure 27).
Figure 26 - Click on 'Sent'
Figure 27 - Your sent message
If you followed these steps, you have now successfully set up your Skype Connect service
with Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway. With this configuration, you will not only get a
stable and reliable system, but you will also be able to reduce the costs of corporate
communication and increase efficiency.
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