3CX’s popular free business soft phone does Unified Communications and becomes ‘Zero Admin’
London – November 30, 2010- 3CX today announced a new version of its popular free VoIP soft phone for Windows, 3CXPhone 5. New features added to 3CXPhone 5 include standards based video support, multiple SIP profiles, BLF and the ability to provision and manage all soft phone installations network wide. 3CXPhone 5 will remain completely free.
“The soft-phone is now a serious desk phone option for businesses. They are easy to manage, save on administration and are free. They also save electricity. With 3CXPhone 5, soft phone installs can be easily provisioned and managed network wide. 3CXPhone is also very easy to setup as a remote extension, allowing users to connect into the company phone system from wherever they are” said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO.
New features in 3CXPhone 5:
Video calls can be established with the click of a button. 3CXPhone 5 video support is standards based and has been tested with popular video phones from Yealink.
It is now possible to register against multiple PBX’s or VoIP providers at the same time. This allows seamless connection to multiple offices or the ability to make or pick up calls from different VoIP providers from a single 3CXPhone install.
BLF and Speed Dials
3CXPhone now includes the ability to configure up to 20 BLF lights or speed dials. BLF lights can be used to monitor other extensions and provide single click transfer to that extension.
3CXPhone 5 is now much easier to manage in a network. It can be provisioned remotely with all relevant configuration information such as authentication, SIP Server details, tunnel connections and the phonebook. Users can install 3CXPhone by clicking on an HTTP link. The soft phone will be installed and automatically provisioned with the correct information so that the user can use the phone immediately. In addition, network administrators can push out software updates automatically to 3CXPhone 5, without having to visit each workstation.
3CXPhone is provided completely free of charge to individuals and organizations including commercial entities. All features (including call transfer) are enabled. This makes it easy for companies to deploy it on any Windows desktop without having to worry about cost or licensing hassles.
Remote Extensions are easy with the 3CX Tunnel
3CXPhone can easily be configured as a remote extension, allowing users away from the office to easily connect to the corporate phone system. The unique tunnel feature proxies all SIP & RTP traffic over a single port and makes firewall and NAT configuration a breeze. It is also possible to configure it as a remote extension using ‘direct SIP’.
Jabra Headset support
3CXPhone also supports Jabra headsets, making it a good option for call centers.
3CX Phone – key features:
- Choose from several popular smart phone interfaces
- Supports multiple SIP profiles
- Video Support
- Ability to provision the phone
- Ability to remotely update the phone
- BLF – monitor other extensions and transfer calls with a single click
- Speed dials – configure
- FREE – no licence fees
- Supports G.711, GSM and iLBC codecs
- STUN support for NAT/firewall traversal
- Jabra headset support
- Works with 3CX Phone System, Asterisk®* and popular VoIP providers
More information and download
More information about 3CXPhone 5 can be found on its product page here. A dedicated user to user support forum is available here. 3CXPhone 5 can be downloaded directly from here.
3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software. 3CX 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 Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, as well as, the IT EXPO Best of Show award 2007 and the INTERNET Telephony Magazine Product of the Year Award all in recognition to the company’ commitment to innovation and quality. 3CX maintains a global presence with offices in 9 countries and localized information available in various languages.