Is it possible to configure Skype to interface with an H.323 device

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Our office Polycom just went belly-up and the owner of the company wants to know if I can create an effective Polycom unit on the cheap.  

Is it possible, for example, for me to configure a laptop running Skype to interface with an H.323 device.  (I've found some hints of it on the web, but nothing definitive.)

Alternatively, is there Skype-like software out there that utilizes H.323 as the native application protocol?
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Look into Asterisk.
Well there is a software from Polycom PVX, But this software is rather tricky as if you are the IT administrator, you need to manage the users with the Firewall ports opening just like when you need to deploy a Endpoint on a company.

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