Friday, February 21, 2014

Still Looking for the Right Video Conferencing Software?

Still Looking for the Right Video Conferencing Software?

Albert Einstein once said that “Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a criminal” well from my point of view it’s like a baby in the hands of an Angel! Hope you agree because if you are looking for the right video conferencing software you should really read my story.

My Challenge

My line of work stands in the need of travelling around the world to attend various meetings, seminars and conferences while keeping up with my team at the same time. Even, during periods when plane travelling wasn't required, I was spending over two hours per week on meetings, and in many cases I had to drive in heavy traffic to reach my destination finding out in the end that it was completely useless. No matter how many formulas I've used after spending all that money and wasting all that time my ROI couldn't be calculated either. Keeping up with today’s digital environment, I have tried out a variety of video conferencing software services, but none have satisfied me completely.

The Solution

We started using 3CX Phone System at our offices which is a software based PBX for Windows. One of the cool things about 3CX Phone System is the fact that it has its own built-in video conferencing software, 3CX WebMeeting. A state-of-the-art video conferencing software that allows you to stay connected with your workforce using face to face video conferencing, use desktop sharing to demonstrate project progresses, host webinars and online classrooms. With 3CX’s video conferencing software my team is performing better and results have tremendously improved while at the same time saving  sufficient amounts of money.

Try it now and stop wasting your time. Download 3CX Phone System, enable 3CX WebMeeting and put an end to your struggles!

Friday, January 17, 2014

3CX and beroNet Connect to Guarantee Full Support for Partners and Customers

Strategic partnership combines 3CX’s award-winning Windows-based IP PBX with beroNet’s VoIP Gateways for a fully interoperable enterprise unified communications solution.

LONDON UK and BERLIN, GERMANY, 15 JANUARY 2014 – 3CX, developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System, and beroNet, a German-based gateway manufacturer, announce that through their strategic partnership, beroNet gateways are fully interoperable with 3CX Phone System, guaranteeing 3CX customers and resellers full support.

“beroNet is a highly regarded European gateway manufacturer and this cooperation allows us to offer our customers a front-line, best of breed PBX solution. This partnership provides an unwavering guarantee to all our customers and partners that 3CX Phone System is fully supported by both companies, and thus provides them with peace of mind,” said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO.

“3CX is the world’s most innovative Windows based PBX system and it’s our aim to provide our partners and customers with quality gateways to accompany this renowned UC solution. Together, beroNet and 3CX will ensure that our gateways are fully tested with 3CX Phone System before their release, thus ensuring the entire beroNet line of gateways fit in seamlessly with 3CX,” said Christian Richter, beroNet, CEO.
Guaranteed Interop between beroNet Gateways and 3CX Phone System

The 3CX and beroNet partnership provides advanced integration and full interoperability between 3CX Phone System and beroNet gateways. All firmware will be tested on 3CX Phone System before its release, giving partners and customers peace of mind. 3CX and beroNet will work together to ensure that the gateways are automatically configured with 3CX Phone System and that any interoperability issues which may occur will be solved.
Gateways – Still a Necessity

Even though VoIP is very popular, many businesses still prefer to use their existing phone lines. Some businesses may need their VoIP phone system integrated with their existing telephony equipment and fax. There is no other way to achieve this without using a VoIP gateway.

beroNet gateways are known for their high quality standards and provide 3CX Phone System users with the ability to virtualize 3CX Phone System with Hyper-V or VMware. In the event of hardware failure, 3CX Phone System continues to run and processing usage is reduced. For businesses that want to leverage SIP trunks and break free from their proprietary PBX but at the same time use their existing phone lines, beroNet gateways are the ideal solution.

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About 3CX (
3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System which is an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces any proprietary PBX. 3CX Phone System is more manageable than standard PBX systems and delivers substantial cost savings while increasing productivity. Some of the world’s leading companies and organizations use the 3CX Phone System, including Boeing, the Caterham F1 Team, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Harley Davidson, and MIT.

3CX was named a CRN Emerging Vendor in 2011 and 2012 and has been awarded CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program rating in 2013. 3CX has also been awarded Windows Server Certification and won the Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award from Computer Shopper.

3CX has offices in Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Malta, South Africa, the UK and the U.S. Visit us at:, and on Facebook at:

About beroNet (
beroNet is a German company founded in 2002 by 3 engineering entrepreneurs and is a recognized expert in the development of products and technologies for both the enterprise and service provider markets that enable reliable and efficient VoIP, ISDN, Analog & GSM connectivity technologies and through access devices engineered and manufactured in Germany.

beroNet is emerging as the leading designer and manufacturer for low density, high density PSTN & GSM VoIP access technologies through VoIP Gateways and PCI / PCIe Cards and products that are gaining both in dominance and preference by a growing number of PBX, Open Source, Call Center and IVR integrators as well as PBX equipment manufacturers and operators.

beroNet is dedicated to advanced VoIP telephony solutions. We work towards the evolution and embrace of next generation IP communications: technologies that combine the best of the Internet with the best of the existing fixed and wireless telephony infrastructure, breaking down the barriers to communications and making it easier for people and businesses everywhere and anywhere to communicate.

Friday, April 6, 2012

What Website Security Means to Your Online Success

Website security is extremely important when it comes to your online success. It is vital for protecting your customer data and confidential information from being stolen. If you don’t give careful consideration to your website security, your visitors could become infected with malware, which could result in your website being blacklisted by the leading search engines.

If your website is hacked or spreads malware, chances are that you will be placed on the Google Blacklist. This is a security method that Google takes in order to protect your website’s visitors. Your website will no longer appear within the search results and if any of your users try to access the website directly, they will see the below warning message, which lets the user know that your website spreads malware.

Malware Warning
Being blacklisted by search engines won’t only affect your search engine optimisation ranking, but will more than likely impact on the amount of traffic you receive. It can sometimes take months before your website is removed from Google blacklist, which is damaging for your online presence.

To avoid such an unpleasant situation you need a website monitor such as that detects security vulnerabilities, malware or under the hood hacker activity that could be present on your website. WebsiteDefender is an online website security service, which requires no maintenance or learning curve. It offers you an easy to understand and easy to use web dashboard, with clear instructions on how to fix discovered issues.
Upon a scan WebsiteDefender will:
  • Notify you if your website’s files have been changed since the last scan. File changes might point to hacker activity. You will be able to see these changes and compare them with the old version. 
  • Scan your entire website for malware or malware links. Learn more about what malware means and how it can affect your website security.
  • Notify you about any threats that target your website or blog.
  • Check if your site is blacklisted by any internet search engine, such as Google.
  • Continuously look for new security weaknesses on your site.

Furthermore, WebsiteDefender developed special security checks for WordPress such as:
  • Checks if installed plugins and themes have vulnerabilities.
  • Checks if the WordPress database is protected.
  • Checks if your WordPress installation is secure.
  • Alerts you if a new administrator account has been created or if the account credentials have beenchanged etc.

Make sure your website is not exposed to malware or hacker activity. Sign up for a free WebsiteDefender account and start securing your online presence today!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Manage Your Mobile Devices

Managing Mobile Devices
A lot of people play games on their smartphones and tablets during working hours. In fact, a recent study showed that, on average, a typical iPhone user spends an hour a week playing games. Doesn't sound a lot until you realize that if you add it all up, it means that 57 million working hours are lost a year! In money terms, that's about 800 million pounds. Now add on all the time people spend checking their Facebook accounts.

So there is obviously a need to manage mobile phones to cut back on these extraordinary figures. 3CX Mobile Device Manager is one way to make managing smartphones easy. With a 3CX MDM account, you can connect your company devices which then allows you to see what apps are installed on each one.

You can send apps - say a new company app - to any number of devices simultaneously from your dashboard, which saves all the time wasting and hassle of having to get each employee to install it. What about all those hours wasted on Facebook and games? Well, you can remotely remove any app you haven't approved. No games installed on company phones means no hours wasted playing games.

It's such a simple yet effective way to manage mobile phones in your business. For more information, visit

Thursday, April 7, 2011

3CX Releases Version 10 BETA

3CX, the company behind the IP 3CX Phone System, have announced BETA of their new version 10 PBX. Version 10 is a major release, that uses Silverlight for the user portal, 3CX MyPhone, for the first time. MyPhone replaces the 3CX Assistant and the old 3CX MyPhone portal and everything has been merged into one easy to use portal.

The new 3CX MyPhone is web based, but users can also install MyPhone as a desktop app (that also works on Macs). 3CX says that in this mode it uses the browser in the background and allows the user to resize 3CX MyPhone as they wish as well as launch it automatically.

There are some nice features:
  • Notification to Windows Event log, 3CX Event Log and optionally by e-mail on key events
  • PnP support for 3CXPhone for iPhone, Android and Windows, Grandstream Executive GXP-21xx and Yealink phones. This means that you can just plug in the phone, assign extension in the management console and the phone will be automatically configured. This eliminates the need to specify the provisioning URL in the phone or via DHCP option 66.
  • Complete support for the new Grandstream GXP-1450, GXP 2100, GXP 2110 and GXP 2120 phones. Requires firmware v. and up. Note that these phones are still in BETA
  • Support for the Grandstream GXP 3140, GXP 3175 video phones
  • Support for the Yealink VP 2009 video phones
  • Ability to black list IPs
  • Ability to block extensions being registered from outside the network
  • You can configure that particular extensions can not be used outside of the local network
  • Ability to limit extensions registering externally to use tunnel
  • Native 64 bit version (not available in beta)
  • Ability to record prompts via the phone – simply click on prompt, enter extension name and record prompt
  • Reduced memory footprint and elimination of extra service
  • Specify extension group in outbound rules to easily create Class of Service rules
3CX have provided a downloads section where you can try out the BETA version 10.

3CX BETA Version 10 Phone System can be downloaded here. The administration manual can be found here (PDF). The 3CX MyPhone and Extension user manual is web based and can be found here while users can post any questions about the BETA here in the 3CX Phone System V10 BETA forum.

You can use this Beta V10 Demo Key to activate enterprise features: LFMD-4QDR-7OHP-ZZO2

Thursday, December 9, 2010

3CXPhone 5 adds video, BLF to free soft phone in Smartphone Look

3CX’s popular free business soft phone does Unified Communications and becomes ‘Zero Admin’

London - November 30, 2010- 3CX today announced a new version of its popular free VoIP soft phone for Windows, 3CXPhone 5. New features added to 3CXPhone 5 include standards based video support, multiple SIP profiles, BLF and the ability to provision and manage all soft phone installations network wide. 3CXPhone 5 will remain completely

Friday, November 19, 2010

3CX and Phonzo offer complete VoIP PBX solution in Norway and Sweden

Nicosia, Cyprus and Oslo, Norway - 12 November 2010 - 3CX, the international developer of the award-winning 3CX Phone System for Windows has completed full interoperability testing with VoIP service provider Phonzo and announced today a strategic partnership providing a fully integrated VoIP solution for SMB markets in Norway and Sweden.