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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

Connecting a Snom 360 phone

Connecting a Snom 360 phone to the 3CX Phone System is fairly straightforward. You log into a web interface and configure it much like many popular routers. Unlike the 3CX softphone, you have the ability to auto provision the Snom 360 phone as well as quite a few other popular phone handsets. Auto provisioning allows you to push a configuration to the phone instead of logging into each phone that you connect to your phone system. Auto provisioning will speed up things if you have several phone handsets.

To set up auto provisioning, we will go back to the 3CX Edit Extension settings page for extension 102 and click on the Phone Provisioning tab, as shown in the next screenshot. The two most important settings we need to provide for provisioning are the MAC Address and Model of the phone. The MAC Address of the Snom phone can be acquired by looking at the white label on the bottom of the phone or by pressing the Help button on the phone. The phone model can be selected...