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3CX Version 5.0 – Sets the Standard for VOIP Phone Systems
3CX’s software-based phone system frees businesses from proprietary hardware with an easy to install, manage and use SIP-based IP PBX

December 17, 2007 – 3CX has announced the release of version 5 of 3CX Phone System for Windows; the highly anticipated version of this award-winning software-based VOIP PBX for Windows.

Nick Galea, CEO at 3CX said, “We are excited to deliver version 5 of 3CX Phone System at a time when the market is realizing that there is a more cost effective, flexible, feature rich alternative to their proprietary, hardware based PBX.”

Key advantages of adopting 3CX Phone System:
  • Increases mobility – allows remote workers and tele-workers to seamlessly integrate to the company’s phone system
  • Inexpensive Infrastructure: phones are connected to 3CX over the existing network, instead of requiring additional phone lines and jacks
  • Eliminates expensive telephone tag using the inbuilt Presence feature
  • Easier phone system administration via a web-based configuration
  • Vendor independent – significant cost savings by choosing VOIP provider and SIP equipment of choice
“With over 500,000 installations of 3CX, we’ve built an impressive install base of 3CX users,” said Mike Deerfield, CEO of – the North American Distributors of 3CX. “Version 5.0 is the result of tremendous feedback and suggestions from our loyal 3CX user base. It incorporates several exciting features that will satisfy remote workers, remote offices, IT staff, HR departments and general staff members. With version 5.0, 3CX is now not only the easiest to implement and use Windows based phone system, but it also boasts a feature set that rivals competitors’.”

Key new features of 3CX Phone System v5:
  • Call recording – easily record calls for monitoring purposes
  • Phone provisioning – set-up new extensions automatically
  • Firewall friendly VOIP client with VPN – ideal for remote users
  • Integrated fax server
  • Make Calls from Microsoft Outlook
  • G729 codec support
  • 3CX bridges for branch offices
  • Dial by Name
  • SIP Trunking support
More information on version 5.0 is available at:

Four editions: Free, Small Business, Pro, and Enterprise 3CX Phone System for Windows is available in four editions, all supporting an unlimited number of extensions. Versions are differentiated by the number of lines they support; and all paid versions of 3CX include additional features designed for business use. A comparison chart is available at:

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About 3CX
3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in Cyprus, USA, UK and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. Its product, 3CX Phone System for Windows, developed specifically for the SMB market, has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including the TMC Labs 2007 Innovation Award, The Gold Award, as well as, the IT EXPO Best of Show award 2007, all in recognition to the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

About is the US and Canadian distributor of 3CX. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Gaylord, Michigan,® is an International provider of Internet software and services designed to meet the connectivity, security and messaging needs of small-to-medium sized businesses and organizations. publishes a leading suite of Internet products distributed via ESD (Electronic Software Distribution) globally through both direct and multi-tiered distribution channels.

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