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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

SIP phone handset

As we noted earlier, SIP phone handsets are mainly used for interaction with the 3CX Phone System. We won't be able to look at every SIP phone, but we will look at one that is fairly representative of SIP handsets.

Looking at the Snom 360

The Snom 360 is very representative of popular SIP handsets and comes in a traditional form factor. Most functions are available on a single key press. The phone includes 12 BLF indicators and buttons that can be configured to monitor the status of other extensions. The phone also includes a Message Waiting Indicator (MWI) lamp to indicate voicemail and missed calls.

Now, we'll take a look at the back of the Snom 360, as shown in the next screenshot. The first jack moving left to right is the expansion module plug. This allows us to add 44 more BLF indicators and buttons. These expansion modules can be daisy chained to add up to three. The next jack is the power jack. This phone can be powered by a power cord or via Power over Ethernet...