3CX – Software based PBX for Windows

Are you a startup that is trying to save money? or just a corporate entity trying to save cost? Then you should try looking at 3CX, a free software based PBX (telephone system) that works so well that the proprietary PBX like Cisco’s and Avaya’s may not be required at all. If you have installed proprietary PBX in your corporate network, you would know how expensive it is to maintain such PBX systems.

A while ago, we had reviewed telephony systems for SMB market and its trend in 2008. 3CX fits into SMB market well.


3CX VoIP Phone System for Windows is an IP PBX / SIP proxy that completely replaces a traditional proprietary phone system. Advantage is that it uses standard SIP software or hardware phones, supports VoIP services & traditional phone lines and offers numerous benefits over a traditional PBX. The commercial editions offer enterprise grade support as well as a number of business features.


3CX IP PBX – Overview – Courtesy – 3CX 

A partial 3CX PBX feature list:

  • No need for separate phone wiring – phones use computer network   
  • Easier to install & manage via web-based configuration interface
  • A software-based IP PBX is far less expensive than a hardware-based PBX / PABX
  • Employees can move offices without requiring any changes in the wiring or IP PBX configuration
  • Choose from the many SIP based hardware phones instead of getting locked in with one vendor
  • Receive & Make calls via the standard PSTN using VOIP Gateways
  • Save on call costs with ‘out of the box’ configurations for popular SIP / VOIP providers.

If you are looking for an integrated solution with unified alternative then checkout – Unison, The Unmatched Unified Alternative that replaces your old email server, IM server and PBX in one go!

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