Tuesday, October 02, 2007

VOIP PBX/SIP server for Windows

So you've been thinking about Voice over IP telephone systems for your church or small business and are put off by the costs of the phone system - fair enough. What if there was a free version? That's right. What if the system itself was software based and run on a Windows server or pc and all you had to buy was the desk phones (I'd suggest Polycom IP-301, IP-501s - see Ebay) and a server to run it on??? Getting more interesting isn't it?

Check out 3CX software based PBX for Windows....

The free version supports up to 8 phones (small office, small church, or even your home).

A 25 extension small business version supporting 16 simultaneous calls is available for $350, a professional edition (unlimited extensions and 32 simultanoeus calls) is $895, and the enterpise edition (unlimited extensions, unlimited simultaneous calls) is $1250.

Complete phone system: Provides call switching, routing & queueing
Purchase cost dramatically lower than a traditional hardware PBX
Scaleable - Unlimited extensions and phone lines. No proprietary expansion modules needed!
Web based configuration & status indication - Easy phone system management!
Unified messaging: Receive voice mail via e-mail
Auto attendant (e.g. 1 for sales, 2 for support etc.)
Reduce long distance and inter office call costs
No more expensive proprietary system phones: Use standard SIP phones
Eliminate the phone wiring and make moving offices easier
3CX website


Unknown said...

We had some healthy discussion of such phone systems at the roundtable yesterday. Simple (for me) question: is there a generic name for a software based phone system? VoIP gets used a lot, but I don't think that's right for the system itself. But I can't think of any name I've ever seen applied.

Allen Madding said...

I have not seen a name applied as of yet. Does that gives us free license to create one?

ABPBX - application based pbx?
ABVOIP - application based voice over IP?

Anonymous said...

See also completely free OfficeSIP Server:

latest said...

Hi allen, good to see your post, where you did it on voip pbx sip server on windows, but for your users i will suggest VitelGlobal for complete supprt on voip pbx.