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GFree v Skype

We’re not a major multinational organisation like Google but that doesn’t mean we don’t deliver high quality hardware and software. For the business community we can see several clear advantages of FreeSpeech (GFree) against Skype based on the following comments from Networking Pipeline.

“1. Skype for Business still doesn’t provide centralized reporting, so business won’t be able to monitor how users spend Skype credits. There’s no way to monitor or prevent, for example, users from calling 900 numbers and the like.
2. Skype for Business doesn’t provide hunt groups where multiple extensions ring when a phone is dialed. Skype was expected to deliver that function in this release.
3. Call transfers still aren’t provided.
4. There’s no attendant or IVR function, which would redirect calls to other Skype numbers based on user selection. Many IVR functions can be provided through a Web page, but that won’t help users who might be calling in from the PSTN.
5. Calls are still encrypted, preventing businesses from ensuring that employees aren’t passing information that might violate regulatory restrictions.
6. Forget about E-911 compliance. There is none.”

So what can a business customer expect from our GFree package?

  • Centralised reporting as standard with statistics analysis a call/user level
  • Hunt groups and Virtual PBX functionality where required
  • Call Transfers available as standard
  • Auto-attendant and IVR as standard
  • Intra-business call’s aren’t encrypted. Logging software available on request
  • Each box is managed. We know where your calls originated from and we can prove it using timestamped & hashed CDRs. Generally we’d manage the phones and the UPS aswell using a secure VPN connection. It’s not quite E.911 compliance yet but we feel it comfortably meets the Irish Data Protection Act requirements

Skype is a great technology but it has its place.

Gaisan FreeSpeech is ready to go

Gaisan is ready to launch our new VoIP Service for the South East. I’ll be providing blog readers with regular feedback about our progress.
Getting the quality just right has involved testing at least 30 different models of Customer Premises equipment from phones, wireless phones to VoIP gateways. We’re finally there with a range of services and equipment to suit every business and residential customer. For more information check out Gaisan FreeSpeech

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New gaisan website launch

Followers of Gaisan will now that we have our own eCommerce package called StoreFront which combines a huge range of features with keen pricing to attract SME’s. Anyway enough of this plug, here’s another one! We’re very proud of all our websites but especially so of our most recent design for the artist Roísín O’ Shea. Roisin is an internationally renowned watercolour artist.

In creating a online gallery the Gaisan team made a huge effort to come up with a design and implementation that was much more stylish than traditional online stores. Equally, we’ve continued to emphasise full standards compliance eschewing browser dependent tricks for clean XHTML and Stylesheet layouts and effects. We’re still working on the site but we feel it’s worked out very well so far. More payment gateways and features will be available early next week. Finally thanks to R who made it all possible! 😉