London, UK, November 16 2011 – 3CX, international telecommunications developer of Windows-based PBX software, today announced the launch of 3CX Phone System add-on, 3CX Hotel Module version 2, which integrates with leading Hotel Property Management System (PMS) solutions such as Micros-Fidelio, Protel, Hotel Concepts / Brilliant, and InnQuest roomMaster 2000 to eliminate high monthly lease payments and dramatically cut hotel phone bills by leveraging VoIP.
The 3CX Hotel Module turns 3CX Phone System into a fully featured hotel PBX at the fraction of the cost of traditional hotel PBX’s. The module allows hotels to replace their ageing and expensive hotel PBX’s with a modern, Windows based VoIP IP PBX that offers an advanced feature set. Other PBX vendors charge astronomical prices for hotel features to the extent that many hotels end up leasing the PBX.
“With 3CX, apart from bringing down costs of deployment and TCO, a hotel can start looking at providing telephony services to guests as a profit center again by routing calls through SIP trunks. Hotels can offer guests international calls at local rates, beating even their mobile phone roaming fees!” – Chris Martin, 3CX Hotel Module Project Manager.
3CX Phone System with the 3CX Hotel Module is a low cost solution, yet offers more features than many of the expensive alternatives. The investment can be earned back in a matter of months, and the benefits are instant. Coupled with drastic reductions in the hotels phone bill, 3CX can be an important part of reducing hotel operating costs in these times of economic crisis. Features of the 3CX Hotel Module include:
- Set wake up calls with a mouse click, or allow guests to easily configure their own wake up calls.
- Automatically perform extension maintenance such as voice mail clean-up upon check in or checkout.
- Easily Set Do Not Disturb for a hotel room.
- Phone call billing can automatically be added to the guest bill via PMS integration.
- No re-wiring needed as existing analog phones can be reused, further reducing the initial investment cost.
Hotels Achieve Major Savings with 3CX Phone System & 3CX Hotel Module
3CX Phone System along with the 3CX Hotel Module has been installed in hotels all over the world. For example, the prestigious Hotel Maierl, which is located in the Kitzbühel Ski Resort, made a saving of 25,000 Euro by deploying 3CX Phone System and the 3CX Hotel Module.
“The fact that I could install 3CX Phone System on our existing Windows Server was a great advantage. Rather than buy a “black box“, I could leverage my Windows skills to administer the phone system and greatly reduce the administration time of the PBX. Our staff can actually do basic administration of the PBX via the web interface, reducing the need for outside consultants and giving us flexibility.” – Stefan Pfender, CEO of the Hotel Maierl.
The 3CX Hotel Module is available immediately and starts at only €750/$895. More information is available here. An example costing to determine ROI can be found here. Download the 3CX Hotel Module from here. The 3CX Hotel Module manual can be downloaded here.
3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System – an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces a proprietary PBX. 3CX is more manageable and can deliver substantial cost savings besides increasing productivity. Leading companies worldwide such as Formula One’s Team Lotus, Boeing, Ohio State University, MIT and RE/MAX use 3CX Phone System. 3CX has been listed as a CRN 2011 Emerging Vendor and has earned Windows Server Certification as well as other numerous awards, including The Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine. 3CX has offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. For more information, visit: http://www.3cx.com and find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/3CXPhoneSystem.