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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

ATA connects your analog devices to your PBX

An ATA gateway allows us to connect any analog phone device to our 3CX Phone System. In essence, it converts from an analog phone signal to SIP, letting us use, for example, any standard analog phone handset with our 3CX IP PBX! You could use your long range portable phone, a bunch of handsets that seem a waste to throw away, a fax machine, or any other analog phone device. Once again this type of gateway allows us to use equipment that we've already invested in.


Yes, you can connect an analog fax machine to your phone system but the ATA you select must support T.38 protocol. Also, your FXO must support T.38 and even then it is tricky to get it all working. I'd recommend keeping the fax machine outside your PBX (if possible) or using the 3CX fax server.

With an ATA gateway no phone is too old to connect to your 3CX IP PBX. An ATA will allow you to convert any phone to a SIP phone.