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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

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

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

Looking at the Patton 4114 FXO gateway

The Patton SmartNode 4114 gateway will connect an analog PSTN network and 3CX, allowing you to continue to use your existing phone lines until you move to SIP VoIP trunks.

The Patton SmartNode 4114 gateway interoperates very well with the 3CX Phone System. The unit is housed in plastic with LED indicator lights at the front, along with the Console port (which, in a typical installation is not used). On the back side of the unit is the Power jack, the Ethernet jack labeled 10/100 ENET, and four Voice Ports, as shown in the following image.


In our IP PBX consultancy, we've worked with gateways from several different manufacturers: AudioCodes, GrandStream, and Patton. Our experience has been that Patton has delivered the most consistent product and call quality. Also note that AudioCodes is not supported by 3CX. A list of supported gateways can be found at

We'd like to quickly note several features that can be tricky...