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3CXPhone 4 Delivers Free Softphone In Smartphone Look

3CX today announced a new version of its popular free VoIP softphone for Windows, 3CXPhone 4.0. 3CXPhone 4.0 sports an all new interface that should be familiar to millions of users the world over. Similar in look and feel to popular smart-phones, users will be able to make and receive calls without requiring any training.

3CXPhone 4 Delivers Free Softphone In Smartphone Look

“3CXPhone is a great VoIP phone for businesses. It’s easy to deploy and manage for network administrators. Users will love it for its cool look and intuitive interface.” Said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO.

Completely free
3CXPhone is provided completely free of charge to individuals and organizations including commercial entities. All features (including call transfer) are enabled. This makes it easy for companies to deploy it on any Windows desktop without having to worry about cost or licensing hassles.

Remote extensions are easy with the 3CX Tunnel
3CXPhone can easily be configured as a remote extension, allowing users away from the office to easily connect to the corporate phone system. The unique tunnel feature proxies all SIP & RTP traffic over a single port and makes firewall and NAT configuration a breeze. It is also possible to configure it as a remote extension using ‘direct SIP’.

“The soft-phone is becoming a serious ‘IP phone option’ for businesses. They are easy to manage, save on electricity and administration. 3CXPhone is free of charge and is also very easy to setup as a remote extension, allowing users to connect into the company phone system from wherever they are” said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO.

3CXPhone 4 is international
3CXPhone 4 is available in several languages. Besides English, it is also available in German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and very soon in French.

3CX Phone – key features:

  • Choose from several popular phone interfaces
  • Supports multiple SIP profiles
  • Shows personal call log/history
  • FREE – no license fees
  • Supports G.711, GSM, iLBC and Speex codecs
  • STUN support for NAT/firewall traversal
  • Installation provided as MSI for easy deployment
  • Works with 3CX Phone System, Asterisk and popular VoIP providers
  • Supports Plantronics headsets
  • Environmentally friendly

More information and download More information about 3CXPhone 4 can be found on its product page. A dedicated user to user support forum is available here. 3CXPhone 4 can be downloaded directly from here: http://www.3cx.com/downloads/3CXPhone4.msi.

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MigraX To Distribute 3CX In Sweden To Its Reseller Channel And Offer Special PBX Bundles

3CX (www.3cx.com), the international developer of the award-winning 3CX Phone System for Windows has announced a distribution agreement with MigraX AB (www.migrax.se), a leading distributor of networking equipment in Sweden.

As an introductory offer, MigraX and 3CX will be offering special bundles of the 3CX Phone System and Grandstream hardware, which will translate into discounts of up to 30%.

MigraX distributes Voice over IP (VoIP), IP-telephony, secure firewalls and network security solutions among other products in Sweden. The company has now agreed to make 3CX a part of their commitment to high quality. That’s because MigraX finds the unique 3CX product to be one of the best solutions on the market when it comes to functionality, price and performance.

Lasse Larsson, the CEO of MigraX AB, said: “3CX is the rising star of the VoIP PBX market and we are excited to be able to distribute their products. 3CX offers an easy to use and cost effective solution that saves companies money and increases their productivity”.

MigraX has a strong expertise in VoIP and so is well placed to recommend 3CX in such glowing terms. 3CX stands out from the competition because it is a special software-based IP PBX which can replace a traditional hardware-based PBX.

About MigraX:

MigraX AB distributes IP-telephony, Voice over IP and network security solutions to more than 300 resellers across Sweden.

About 3CX:

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with international offices in locations around the world including the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner which is backed by an experienced management and development team. The 3CX Phone System for Windows product has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and received numerous awards. These include the Communications Solutions 2007 Award, the Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award. Computer Shopper Magazine also recognised the company’s commitment to innovation and quality with a Best Buy Award. Visit www.3cx.com for more information.

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RE/MAX Saves More Than $80,000 By Switching To 3CX

The RE/MAX Eastside Brokers Inc. and RE/MAX Metro Realty Inc. brokerages have just switched their telephony provider to 3CX and are reaping the benefits of a streamlined phone system for Windows which was inexpensive and easy to install.

RE/MAX provides training and technology to real estate agents via two offices and hundreds of staff spread across the Pacific North West. As these award-winning brokerages deal with up to 50 simultaneous calls from clients as well as 400 DID’s, they needed a sophisticated yet easy-to-use VoIP PBX system which would deliver value for money in a recession stricken economy.

After searching for quotes from many different companies and software providers, RE/MAX IT manager Dustin T. Adam found that using 3CX could make the company a massive annual saving of $20,000. This was on top of the even greater one-off installation saving conservatively estimated at $80,000.

Dustin said: “I started looking for a replacement to our aging telecommunications infrastructure and, like all good managers doing research, received quotes from a number of different companies and vendors.

“The average price for a replacement infrastructure, including all the desk phones, was nearly $100,000 or more. Doing most of the design and implementation myself along with Summit Services, a 3CX Premium partner, that cost was somewhere around $20,000. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to work out which was the better option.”

3CX is an excellent choice for SMB clients in these difficult economic times because it provides a number of different cost savings. For instance, RE/MAX was able to cut costs by unifying the phone systems for its two offices in Bellevue and Seattle. Another advantage of 3CX was increased mobility as the system allows RE/MAX staff to do business at all hours of the day and in any location.

3CX also saves on administration time as only one system needs to be administered and no third party is required for programming purposes. Neither will it be expensive to further expand the system in future by adding extra phones lines. With 3CX the process is much easier than traditional or proprietary PBX.

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Euphonix Chooses 3CX Phone System & Polycom Phones As Best Of Breed VoIP PBX Solution

Euphonix, a leading manufacturer of large-format digital audio consoles, media controllers, and peripherals, has provided customers worldwide with trusted broadcast, post, live sound, and music production solutions for over 20 years. As a leader in their audio industry, Euphonix employees value high quality, high definition communications. So when it came to replacing their outdated telephone system, the Euphonix IT team turned to 3CX and Polycom, Inc. [Nasdaq: PLCM] for a state-of-the-art VoIP PBX system.

Tasked with the modernization of the Euphonix phone system, Euphonix’s Director of IT, Andor Izsak, found the offerings of traditional PBX vendors to be cost prohibitive and limited, forcing Izsak to find an alternative.

Izsak began researching IP PBX solutions and quickly realized he did not have the time for an open source Linux solution, where support, timely updates and ongoing product development may be an issue. He required a solution that could run on Microsoft Windows and had tight Windows integration

“I came upon 3CX, downloaded the free software package and was very pleasantly surprised by how quickly and easily I was able to s e t up a small home phone network,” recounts Izsak. “I started talking with 3CX and s e t t l e d on the enterprise package with two years of support. Within a week and a half, I had the basic functionality of the old systems replicated at the new site. Not only was the roll out simple and fast, we saved a substantial amount of money going with 3CX.”


About 3CX

3CX is the market leader in Windows VoIP PBX software. Its product, 3CX Phone System for Windows, has earned Windows Server Certification and has received numerous awards, including The Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine. 3CX has offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. For more information visit www.3cx.com.

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3CX Today Announced That It Has Released 3CX Gateway For Skype

3CX today announced that it has released 3CX Gateway for Skype, which allows VoIP Phone System users to receive and make SKYPE™ Calls company-wide.

3CX Today Announced That It Has Released 3CX Gateway For Skype

3CX Gateway for Skype is software based and will run on a non dedicated Windows System and on the same computer as 3CX Phone System. It is a free add-on for 3CX Phone System users, including those using the free edition. 3CX Gateway for Skype integrates Skype™ calls seamlessly into the phone system, allowing inbound Skype™calls to be forwarded to call queues, ring groups, IVR, Voice applications and more.

“3CX Gateway for Skype allows companies to save significantly by using Skype for outbound calls. More-over, users can redirect calls to Skype™ numbers when out of the office and leverage Skype clients on iPhone and Windows mobile.” Said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO.

“A Skype™ account can also be published on the website so that customers can call the company free of charge. Skype™ calls will be channeled through the company phone system just as any other call and be forwarded to regular call queues. This can be significant competitive advantage for many web based businesses” continued Nick Galea.

Features

  • Completely software based, no need for a separate box
  • Full support for inbound and outbound Skype™ calling
  • Ability to specify a master account, which will transfer incoming
  • Calls to other Skype accounts and so keep the main Skype account free for calls
  • Supports latest versions of Skype™ client
  • Quickly add additional Skype accounts from the 3CX interface
  • Shows credit available for each Skype account
  • Automatic call logging

Obtaining 3CX Gateway for Skype

3CX Gateway for Skype can be downloaded from here. A detailed configuration guide is available here.

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Why a Windows based PBX trumps a Linux based appliance or proprietary PBX

3CX releases a Whitepaper explaining the benefits of a windows based phone system over a Linux based appliance or “VoIP enabled” proprietary PBX

Companies planning to take advantage of cost savings and productivity increases achieved by using VoIP face a difficult decision what PBX solution to choose. Amongst the options are a Windows based software solution, a Linux based black box style appliance or a “VoIP enabled” proprietary PBX. The whitepaper released today by 3CX titled ‘The top 10 advantages of a Windows based PBX’ details the key benefits of a Windows phone system and explains why customers should shy away from yet another black box solution.

“A Windows based PBX solution is by far the best choice for any company that relies on Windows networks & servers. Hiding the complexity of a Linux based PBX solution in a dedicated appliance or Linux distribution is only a short term solution that will result in a much higher TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) over time. Furthermore, companies will not be able to take full advantage of VoIP and Unified communications because integration possibilities with existing Windows applications will be limited”, said Nick Galea, 3CX.

“VoIP enabled” proprietary PBXs provide only limited VoIP support and because in most cases they do not adhere to the open SIP standard, customers will be limited in choice of phones, VoIP services and gateway hardware and will not be able to get the full benefit of the VoIP ‘revolution’.

The whitepaper is available in PDF format from this location: http://www.3cx.com/voip-articles/whitepaper.pdf

Accompanying the whitepaper is a Youtube video presentation highlighting the key points, available here.

About 3CX

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. Its product, 3CX Phone System for Windows, has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including The Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Communications Solutions 2007 Award, theWindows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine, all in recognition to the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

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New 3CX Voip Phone System For Hotels Slashes Phone Bills Using Voip And Eliminates PBX Maintenance And Expansion Costs

3CX announced today the availability of 3CX Phone System Hotel module, which allows Hotels to replace aging and expensive Hotel PBXs f r o m Mitel, Alcatel, Siemens and others with 3CX Phone System for Windows, a modern software based VoIP IP PBX. The 3CX Hotel module adds important hospitality functions such as support for Check IN/OUT, DND, Room status and Wake up calls. It integrates with leading Hotel Software / Property Management Systems.

“Traditional Hotel PBX vendors have charged a hefty premium for their ability to perform hotel related functions” said Nick Galea, CEO of 3CX. “3CX costs a fraction of a comparable hotel PBX and in addition halves the hotel’s phone bill by allowing the use of VoIP”

Hotels can eliminate Lease Payments

Hotels paying high monthly lease payments for their current PBX can drastically reduce their monthly operating cost by replacing it with 3CX. The cost of outright purchase of 3CX is so low that hotels can earn back the investment in just a few months. Coupled with drastic reductions in the phone bill, 3CX can be an important part of reducing operating costs in these times of economic crisis.

Re use analog phones

Existing Analog phones in the rooms can easily be re-used with the use of low cost FXS gateways, further reducing the initial investment cost. Re-using analog phones also means there is no need to re-wire – existing analog phone points can continue to be used. IP Phones can be used only where it matters – for example in reception. Re-using analog phones also helps the environment by reducing unnecessary brown good wastage.

Wide range of Hotel Software/ Property Management Systems supported

3CX Phone System integrates with leading Hotel Software / Property Management Systems via several interfaces, including Legacy PBX emulation, the Fidelio FIAS protocol as well as support for Comtrol’s Lodging Link middle ware. Other interfaces are easily implemented and available on request. A subset of supported PMS systems includes Agilysys, Autoclerk, Cenium, Maestro for Northwind, Fidelity Hotel Management Systemm, Micros Opera, Brilliant Hotelsoftware, CMS Hospitality Guestcentrix, ResortSuite, Gracesoft, Hotec Expert Hotelier Suite, Hotel Concept, WebPMS, Atrium INN client server systems, HSS Hotel Software Systems, Innfinity software systems and InnRoad. A complete list is available here.

3CX Phone System Hotel module is available immediately and starts at €750/$895. More information is available here. An example costing to determine ROI can be found here.

 

 

About 3CX

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. Its product, 3CX Phone System for Windows, developed specifically for the SMB (small & medium business) market, has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including The Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Communications Solutions 2007 Award, the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine, all in recognition to the company’s commitment to innovation and quality. 3CX maintains a global presence with localized information available in various languages. For more information, visit www.3cx.com and the 3CX blog.

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3CX Appoints VoIPon as Distributor – Partnership will make 3CX Phone System for Windows cost-effective VoIP telephony offer available to more UK businesses

3CX (www.3cx.com), the international developer of the award-winning 3CX Phone System for Windows has announced a distribution agreement with VoIPon (www.voipon.co.uk), a business to business distributor of the highest quality voice over IP solutions. VoIPon aims to promote the distribution of 3CX IP PBX to further establish the innovative phone system as a key player in the VoIP market in the United Kingdom.

“We are delighted to be partnering with VoIPon, a renowned distributor in the UK. Their vast network and expertise in VoIP, as well as, their talent to proactively sell and support IP PBX solutions in the British market make them a perfect distribution partner for 3CX,” said Nick Galea, CEO at 3CX.

Alexis Argent, Sales Manager at VoIPon Solutions said, “With the addition of 3CX Phone System for Windows to our portfolio, we are now in the position to offer our resellers access to the booming Windows-based VoIP telephone system market. 3CX IP PBX is easy to manage by system administrators as it integrates well with Windows Network infrastructure, making it an ideal product for our customers and resellers.”

3CX Phone System for Windows is based on the SIP standard and supports most popular SIP phones, VoIP Gateways, VoIP service providers and PSTN phone lines. It offers a scalable and easy to install alternative to proprietary PABX telephony solutions; whilst giving businesses access to a full set of advanced telephony features that allow them to reduce telecommunications costs by enhancing staff’s mobility and productivity.

About 3CX
3CX (www.3cx.com) is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. Its product,
3CX Phone System for Windows, has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including The Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Communications Solutions 2007 Award, the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Awardand a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine, all in recognition to the company’s commitment to innovation and quality. For more information visit www.3cx.com and 3CX VoIP Blog.

About VoIPon Solutions
VoIPon is a trading division of Keison International Ltd, which has been successfully distributing industrial products around the world for over 20 years. VoIPon utilises this experience in the rapidly expanding area of voice over IP telecommunications technology. Since 2005, VoIP on has gone from strength to strength, growing rapidly year on year by diversifying their product portfolio and building ongoing relationships with manufacturers and re-sellers, cementing their reputation as one of the most progressive companies in their field. VoIPon’s portfolio features the widest range of market leading brands available today. VoIPon shares the industry’s vision, and believes in this market’s potential, due to the multiple innovations and benefits available through VoIP. VoIPon is accredited to both ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 Quality and Environmental international standards.

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3CX Delivers A Business Soft Phone Completely Free Of Charge

3CX (www.3cx.com) has announced the release of a totally free new VoIP phone that allows users to make and receive calls from their computer using popular VoIP providers or SIP servers. 3CX VoIP Phone, unlike other free soft phones, has a straight forward, business-style interface and includes important business features such as call transfer.

Nick Galea, CEO at 3CX said:3CX VoIP Phone is great for businesses that wish to have an easy to deploy, business-level VoIP soft phone. Because it is free, the usual hassle of administration of client licenses is avoided. The free editions of other VoIP phones do not have key features such as call transfer or the ability to put a call on hold.

“VoIP Phones are an interesting option for businesses – they are easy to administer and environmentally friendly. Hardware phones require additional electricity, administration and desk space.”

3CX VoIP Phone has a user-friendly and intuitive interface with dial pad and buttons that make transferring or forwarding calls a breeze. It also allows users to review their history of calls, put calls on hold, to easily accept, reject or ignore calls with a mouse click, and much more.

Launch calls from Microsoft Outlook – without re-typing the number

One of the key features of 3CX VoIP Phone is its integration with Microsoft Outlook. Users can launch calls directly from their contacts’ list within Outlook by just right-clicking on the name of the person they wish to call. There is no need to dial any telephone numbers since Outlook works as 3CX VoIP Phone’s address book.

Other features of 3CX VoIP Phone

  • Supports several SIP profiles
  • Shows personal call log/history – ideal for salespeople
  • Message Waiting Indication (MWI)
  • Supports G.711 (A-Law and u-Law), GSM, iLBC and Speex codecs
  • STUN support for NAT/firewall traversal
  • Installation provided as MSI for easy deployment

Key advantages of 3CX VoIP Phone

  • Completely FREE – no license fees or hidden charges for use of advanced features
  • Not proprietary – can be used with most popular IP PBXs and VoIP providers
  • Quick and simple installation
  • Easy to use via an intuitive user interface with dial pad and buttons
  • Environmentally friendly

The new 3CX VoIP Phone can be downloaded totally free of charge from: http://www.3cx.com/VOIP/voip-phone.html

About 3CX and 3CX Phone System for Windows

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, USA, Australia and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. 3CX Phone System for Windows is an award-winning software-based IP PBX that replaces a traditional proprietary hardware PBX. It is entirely SIP standard based, and therefore interoperates with leading SIP phones, VoIP Gateways and VoIP providers. 3CX’s IP PBX has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has been developed specifically for the SMB market with a full set of features that make it simple to install and manage. For more information on 3CX, 3CX Phone System for Windows and 3CX VoIP Phone visit www.3cx.com.

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