Tuesday, July 27, 2010
3CX, which offers a software based PBX for Windows, has released version 9 of its Phone System.
The Phone system V9 gives a free SIP phone for Android, video support and enterprise capabilities.
This upgrade allows clients to monitor their remote PBX installations via the 3CX Assistant. It also offers automatic remote installation and configuration of the 3CX Assistant and the 3CXPhone for a full Unified Communications solution.
The CEO of 3CX, Nick Galea, said: “The 3CX Phone System 9 is a complete Unified Communications solution. We have added support for smartphones as clients and standards-based video. Furthermore there are key enterprise features which widen 3CX’s appeal to larger companies”
He added: “3CX now has over 20,000 server installations worldwide. With v9 available this number will grow dramatically.”
The V9 Video support allows a single click set-up of video calls with other 3CXPhone users. Video calls are also possible to standards-based video phones including those made by Yealink, Xlite and Grandstream.
In terms of Android smartphone support, with 3CX v9 Android users can receive or make calls from anywhere using their extension. They just download the 3CXPhone for Android softphone and configure it to their 3CX Phone System account.
Other features are the provisioning of the 3CXphone and 3CX Assistant which makes deploying and administering installations much easier.
Phone System users can install the client apps by clicking on an HTTP link which will automatically install and configure them. Updates are automatically sent to the clients.
There is also Multi Site – Capability Monitor presence with queues on remote PBXs. This supports standards-based SIP phones, with no proprietary phones required.
The 3CX Assistant now lets you create conference calls to internal and external users easily and offers improved presence and call forwarding.
For more information on the many features available visit 3CX.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
3CX, the company which created a phone system for Windows to replace your proprietary Phone Branch Exchange (PBX), has now launched a free Android Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) phone.
3CX has created the Android SIP phone in recognition of the increasing importance of the smartphone in conjunction with a modern VoIP PBX.
The popularity of the 3CX softphone means that a beta version has been brought out for the Android Platform, immediately available for the Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.1 and 2.2
It can be accessed on many smartphones including Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson as well as Google HTC (including HTC Desire and HTC Elite).
The 3CXPhone for Android SIP Phone is available via the Android market place. You just open up the market place and search for 3CXPhone to install it. The 3CX VoIP Phone for Android is free of charge. Not only does it work with the 3CX Phone System, but also numerous other VoIP services.