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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By : Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis
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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By: Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis

Overview of this book

Traditional PBX systems have often been expensive and proprietary. With 3CX, you can now create an easy-to-use, complete, and cost-effective phone system on Microsoft Windows. This practical guide offers the insight that a reader needs to exploit the potential that 3CX has to offer.This practical hands-on book covers everything you need to know about designing, installing and customizing 3CX to create an all-inclusive phone system. It takes a real-world approach that walks you through all aspects of 3CX and its features. From installing the software, to backing things up, to understanding what hardware you need – this book covers it all.The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial will take you from knowing very little about VoIP to almost expert level with detailed how-tos on every aspect of 3CX. Starting with the basics, and covering the free version of 3CX as well as the more advanced features of the Enterprise version, you will learn it all.In other words, this book covers numerous topics such as installation and configuration of 3CX, choosing a VoIP Provider, integration of a trunk into 3CX, the commonly used 3CX hardware, and backing up your phone system.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Your 3CX server hardware requirements

What are the hardware requirements for 3CX? It might be astonishing but for a long time 3CX (the company) did not release specific requirements. The recommendation was "a currently sold Windows desktop will do." This might seem to be a somewhat "hazy" recommendation, but I've found that this rule of thumb actually can work quite well for a 10 to 15 extension system.

The first time I installed 3CX, I installed it on a fanless 1GHz VIA appliance PC with 512MB of RAM and a 100GB hard disk drive. I thought that, because it was a phone system, it wouldn't take many resources. Well I was wrong. When calls would come in, there was a long delay before the digital receptionist would pick up in other places when prompts played to the caller. I fiddled for quite a while before I moved the phone system to a modern desktop computer and then all the problems went away. With Asterisk, people often say you can turn an "old unused pc" into a phone system. 3CX is a Windows...