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3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System, the only software-based PBX for Microsoft Windows which not only replaces proprietary phone systems, it also delivers a complete Unified Communications solution as it’s an open standard software based IP PBX which can be integrated with other applications running on Windows. By relying on the SIP Standard, 3CX along with its technology partners, snom and Yealink, deliver a future proof, best of breed phone system.

3CX continues to move forward with innovative products, and ​recently launched​ a web conferencing and collaboration solution ​which​ transform​s​ communications within a company and with ​its customers. 3CX WebMeeting ​is fully integrated and leverages Google’s WebRTC technology making it clientless and plug-in free. As a result it increase​s​ productivity, reduce​s​ business travel​ time and costs​, streamline​s​ operations​ and​ improve​s​ customer service ​thus ​propelling​ sales.

By maintaining a global presence with fifteen offices worldwide including the US, the UK, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong and more as well as fully localized websites available in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Japanese and many other languages, 3CX is able to accommodate companies’ telecommunications needs all over the globe. News, and useful ‘how-to’ articles on 3CX, WebRTC, VoIP and SIP are available from the company’s blog.

3CX Phone System has been selected by leading companies and organisations worldwide to meet their Unified Communications and telephony requirements including Boeing, Hugo Boss, City of Vienna, McDonalds, Wilson Sports, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Harley Davidson and MIT. 3CX has 50,000 customers worldwide and 30,000 partners.

Being a 100% channel company 3CX only sells via its channel of 3CX Partners.The 3CX Partner Program was awarded by CRN for two consecutive years, 2013 and 2014. The 3CX Partner Program offers resellers free technical and sales training as well as a free NFR key.

3CX was named a CRN Emerging Vendor in 2011, 2012 and has also been awarded numerous awards including “Most Innovative Product“, the “Best Enterprise On-Premise Award” the Windows Server Certification and many more.

3CX Phone System for Windows has been the subject of various articles written by editors who are experts in VoIP. There are many reviews and press reports that highlight the benefits of 3CX Phone System for businesses – in this section we list only a handful of them. For our latest company and product announcements visit the VoIP news section of the 3CX Blog.

Frost & Sullivan, a global leader in the information and growth consulting industry has awarded 3CX for its market leadership and price/performance offering. “3CX is on the cutting-edge of technology,” the award note said, adding that3CX software-based Phone System “excelled in terms of user features, architectural flexibility, ease of use and management”. Read more here.

3CX been named one of the IT industry’s leading tech innovators by CRN®. The 2015 CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize standout companies that have brought to market hardware, software or services that have substantially impacted the industry. 3CX WebMeeting took top honors in the Software Productivity category. Read more here.

For the second year running 3CX has won one of Comm National’s massively prestigious awards within the telephony category. In 2014, up against a dynamic set of competitors, 3CX won “Best Enterprise On Premise System” and due to its constant innovation of the PBX and its groundbreaking partner system, in 2015, 3CX has gone on to win “Best SME On Premise System”. Read more here.

3CX Phone System has beaten the competition to win the award for the “Most Innovative Product” in the category of Unified Communications with 3CX WebMeeting. The award ceremony was held at this year’s CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany, one of the largest IT expos globally. Read more here.

3CX has beaten the competition to win the award for ‘Best Enterprise On-Premise Solution’ at the Comms National Awards 2014. 3CX Phone System was chosen for its high-quality Unified Communications solution and excellent partner program Read more here.

3CX has been included in the prestigious CRN 2014 Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide (PPG), which highlights the service providers and technology vendors whose offerings provide the underpinnings of today’s mission-critical network connectivity solutions. Read more here.

3CX has been selected by UBM Channel and CRN as a 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor. 3CX Phone System drew praise for being innovative, easy to manage, and because it works with any SIP IP phones and runs on a standard Windows system. Read more here.

3CX has been selected by UBM Channel and CRN as a 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor. 3CX Phone System drew praise for being innovative, easy to manage, and because it works with any SIP IP phones and runs on a standard Windows system. Read more here. – Everything Channel, August 2012

3CX has been selected by Everything Channel as a 2011 CRN Emerging Technology Vendor. The annual list features the most innovative vendors who not only deliver technology that is easy to use, but can generate the high margins solution providers require. 3CX has been added to the list due to its robust product, 3CX Phone System.Read more here. – Everything Channel, August 2011

Technology Marketing Corporation announced that they have named 3CX Phone System for Windows as a recipient of its 2009 Unified Communications magazine Product of the Year Award. Read more here. – Unified Communications Magazine, April 2010

Leading Windows Networking resource site, WindowsNetworking.com, announced today that 3CX Phone System for Windows was selected the winner in the IP PBX Server category of the WindowsNetworking.com Readers’ Choice Awards. – WindowsNetworking, May 2009

In Hak5.org’s Internet Television show, Matt Lestock shows just how easy it is to set-up 3CX. Some Qoutes: “I really would suggest anyone with a Windows machine lying around the house who has a need for a basic PBX for use with either a VoIP provider, or a PSTN gateway look at 3CX.” “My company is a Microsoft shop, end of story. I have no need, nor the time to do something in linux that would take me personally longer than it would in Windows.” – Hak5.org, February 2009

Voipplanet.com published a story by Ted Stevenson following the roll out of 3CX Phone System for Windows version 7. In this very complete article, Ted covers everything from 3CX’s interface improvements, added APIs, enhanced mobility to users, the system’s Windows integration, virtualization and Sangoma support. Read the article here. – Voipplanet, December 2008

Daniel Sweeney interviews Nick Galea, CEO at 3CX, for Processor Magazine and writes about 3CX dominance within the enormous PBX marketplace as the leading Windows-based IP PBX and how it is rethinking the software PBX. – Processor Magazine, October 2008

Computer Shopper Highly Recommends 3CX Phone System

Karl Wright reviews the free edition of 3CX Phone System for Windows for UK’s biggest technology magazine, Computer Shopper, and concludes that he, “couldn’t really fault 3CX’s Phone System. The free edition has most of the functions a home office or small business will need… considering you can download it for free, we highly recommend it.” – Computer Shopper, October 2008

Jon Honeyball with PC PRO UK believes that analog telecom is a thing of the past, and that to get more value from a computing infrastructure it is wise to switch to VoIP. He went on to test 3CX Phone System for Windows and after installing the IP PBX he concluded, in his own words, that “Overall, I’m very impressed with this solution.” – Computer Shopper, October 2008

Italian blog Libera il VoIP published an interview with Nick Galea, CEO 3CX, where he answers some very interesting questions on 3CX Phone System for Windows, the company’s vision, the advantages of a software-based PBX and the future of VoIP. Read the full interview in Italian. – Libera il VoIP, August 2008

Tom Keating, CTO, VP and founder of TMC Labs, posted a blog entry on 3CX Free VoIP Phone where he highlighted the soft phone’s integration with MS Outlook. He also wrote about the other key features of 3CXPhone such as: support for several SIP profiles, MWI, easy deployment and more. Read more here. – TMCnet’s VoIP & Gadgets Blog, July 2008

Well-known VoIP blogger Garrett Smith reviewed 3CX Phone System for Windows and wrote a very positive post on his blog. He concluded that: “Honestly, it was tough to find much wrong with the software. It is easy and simple to set-up and maintain, it has a pretty robust feature set, supports a wide variety of hardware and is very affordable…”Read the full review here. – IT Reviews, April 2008

IT Reviews (http://www.itreviews.co.uk/), the UK website for independent reviews of hardware and software, reviewed 3CX Phone System for Windows and declared that it is “a surprisingly easy to manage alternative to hardware-based IP telephony products,” and that, “the end result is a fully featured in-house PBX, offering support for as many SIP-enabled handsets as you like plus voicemail, PSTN connectivity, automated call handling and a whole lot more”. Read the full product review. – IT Reviews, April 2008

PC World Review: 3CX Phone System Free Edition IP Telephony

A very positive review of our free edition was published by Personal Computer World. The editor invites readers to “build your own small-business PBX with this easy-to-deploy Windows software”. – Personal Computer World, March 2008

Following the launch of 3CX Phone System for Windows version 5.1, Adam Stone from voipplanet.com interviewed Nick Galea, CEO 3CX, on the many benefits of the IP PBX and the new 3CX tunneling functionality. Read the full interview here. – Voipplanet, February 2008

Alan Stevens from ZDNet reviewed 3CX Phone System for Windows and found it to be a very good product: “Very easy to configure and manage, 3CX Phone System for Windows scores well on functionality and is compatible with most SIP handsets, gateways and services.” Read the full product review. – ZDNet UK, February 2008

Following an interview with 3CX’s CEO Nick Galea, Computerwoche’s editor Jurgen Hill writes about 3CX Phone System for Window’s market position, the advantages of an IP PBX against a traditional PBX, and the free edition of 3CX Phone System. Read the full article in German. – Computerwoche, November 2007

Ricky Magalhaes in his review for WindowsNetworking, awarded 3CX Phone System free edition the Gold award with 4.6 points out of a possible 5. “I found the PBX to be stable and easy to use and in a few minutes I was able to set up a replica to our more costly hardware (proprietary alternative) that we use in our office. I could not believe this system was free.” The reviewer goes on to state, “If you are looking at moving to VoIP consider this product as a great introduction to the VoIP/SIP space.” Read the full review. – WindowsNetworking, May 2007

In an article for Network World, Gearhead columnist Mark Gibbs reviews 3CX Phone System free edition, describing it as a “great, free VoIP system”. “3CX Phone System is excellent. It is a lot simpler to set up and manage than, say, Asterisk, and is a useful test bed and learning tool as well as a great small-business solution,” comments the reviewer.Read the full review. – NetworkWorld, April 2007

Beniamino Profeta, author of “Libera il VoIP” blog reviewed 3CX Phone System and remarks that, releasing a new PBX based on Windows, in a world previously dominated by Linux-based solutions, is no easy task. However, in his opinion, 3CX rose to the challenge and the result is an easy-to-use, well-developed, complete application, which is a breath of fresh air compared with the Asterisk applications the industry is familiar with.Read the full review in Italian – Libera il VoIP, April 2007

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