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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


If you want to conference your calls, you must buy a license. This is not available in the free edition. While there are many paid-for conference call options, VoIP providers offer them Skype, GoToMeeting, and many others. However, it's easier and cheaper to do your own through 3CX.

Conference calls can be set up as you need them. No need to define them and have them sit around doing nothing.

You are limited to 32 callers in total, using up to 8 conference calls on your system. The license you buy will determine how many you can have. Buy your license with this in mind if you have the need for a lot of conference calls.

Conferencing is enabled by default with an extension number of 700, allowing 4 conferences to be going on at the same time. You can change these settings from the Settings | Advanced Settings | Conferencing tab.

The more simultaneous conferences you have, the more processing power you will need. This is not something you'd want to do on a virtual PBX system. I...