What is an 3CX and what is an IP-PBX?

3CX Phone System for Windows is a software-based IP PBX that replaces a proprietary hardware PBX / PABX. 3CX’s IP PBX has been developed specifically for Microsoft Windows and is based on the SIP standard, making it easier to manage and allowing you to use any SIP phone (software or hardware). A software-based IP PBX / PABX offers many benefits:

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Benefits of 3CX over a traditional PBX:

  • 3CX Phone System can use the existing network and you can do away with phone cables
  • Easier to install and manage via its web-based management console
  • Far less expensive than a hardware-based PBX
  • Allows employees to hot-desk and tele-work
  • Users can configure their extensions themselves using the self-service User Portal
  • Utilize any SIP phone instead of being locked into one vendor
  • Receive and make calls via existing phone lines using VoIP Gateways
  • Save on call costs with ‘out of the box’ configurations for popular SIP / VoIP providers

Key Features:

  • 3CXPhone for Windows– integrated VoIP SoftPhone
  • Web-based management console for easier administration
  • Unlimited extensions
  • BLF – set presence and eliminate phone tag
  • MS Outlook / Salesforce.com integration – launch calls directly from your favorite CRM
  • 3CX Bridges – connect branch offices seamlessly
  • 3CX Tunnel – for easy remote connections
  • Fax server
  • Unified Messaging – receive voice mail and fax via email
  • Unlimited auto-attendant / digital receptionist
  • Phone provisioning
  • Paging and intercom
  • Call forwarding with advanced rules by caller ID, time and type of call
  • Call queuing, recording, conferencing
  • Call park and pickup

You can view the brochure (PDF) or download 3CX Phone System for Windows here.

You can read more about 3CX and VoIP on the 3CX VoIP Blog and Facebook Page.