Calling Kit transforms computers into VoIP systems.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for SOHO market, USB VoIP Skype Calling Kit turns desktops and laptops into Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems. It creates landline telephone environment with dial pad, microphone, headset, and 2 audio ports. Audio ports enable audio switching; users can direct sound coming from computer to headphones or external speakers. Enabling file transfers at speeds to 480 Mbps, USB 2.0 hub features 6 ports for peripheral connection.

Original Press Release:

IOGEAR Simplifies VoIP Calls for 40 Million Skype Users

Introduces the USB VoIP Skype Calling Kit With 6-port USB 2.0 Hub and Audio Ports

IRVINE, Calif., April 5 / -- IOGEAR is turning desktops and laptops into Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems for small and home office users (SOHO) with the introduction of its USB VoIP Skype Calling Kit (model# GVI2065U).

The kit creates a true landline telephone environment for VoIP users, featuring a dial pad, microphone, headset and two audio ports. The dial pad plugs into any USB port, providing greater convenience and accessibility to those functions that are generally limited to telephones, including the mute button and volume control.

The product's audio ports enable audio switching, allowing users to direct the sound that is coming from the computer to either the headphones or external speakers, creating a robust conference call environment. The compact size of the device reduces office clutter. The added USB 2.0 hub functionality features six USB ports, connecting up to six peripherals and enabling file transfers at record speeds up to 480 Megabits per second.

"An increasing number of SOHO users are switching from traditional landlines to Internet-based phone services," said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR, Inc. "Our USB Skype VoIP Calling Kit is reaching a broader audience, enabling 40 million Skype members to make free calls to other Skype customers, such as friends, family and coworkers around the world."

The product is priced at $69.95 (MSRP) and is available immediately from all major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets. It comes with IOGEAR's standard three-year warranty.

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IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a leading connectivity manufacturer that provides complete KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse), FireWire, USB (Universal Serial Bus), Bluetooth, HomePlug and Peripheral solutions. The company targets home users, mobile professionals and small-to-medium sized businesses.

IOGEAR has consistently provided products that incorporate innovative technology, delivering to the end-user outstanding functionality and capability. As one of the only true manufacturers in the industry, IOGEAR offers high quality products backed by the service and support that consumers demand. IOGEAR offers 24/7 tech support by calling 1-866-946-4327.

The company distributes products throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For further information, please visit IOGEAR's Web site at

(C) 2006 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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