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Provisioning a snom PA1 for 3CX Phone System

Provisioning the snom PA1 Device with 3CX Phone SystemThis guide shows you how to provision the snom PA1 for use with 3CX Phone System for Windows. This guide has been tested with the snom firmware version

The easiest way to set up a snom PA1 for use with 3CX Phone System is to use the built-in plug and play provisioning functionality inside 3CX Phone System. This will allow the snom PA1 to configure itself by retrieving a 3CX-generated phone configuration file. Alternatively, you can configure the snom PA1 using the DHCP and option 66. For more information, see this configuration guide.

Step 1: Verify Firmware Installed on Your snom PA1

You’ll need to verify that the firmware version that’s currently installed on your snom PA1 is the firmware version as older firmwares might not have the plug and play feature equipped. To check which firmware is installed on your snom PA1, power up the device and click on Menu > Information > Status Info. If needed, go to the snom Support Website and download the correct firmware for your snom PA1.

Step 2: Plug Your snom PA1 into the Network

You’ll need to plug your snom PA1 into the same LAN where 3CX Phone System sits, otherwise it won’t work.

Step 3: Approve Your snom PA1 and Assign an Extension

This image shows you how to assign an extension to a snom PA1 phone using the 3CX Management Console

Now you need to approve the snom PA1’s registration and assign an extension to it. It’s really easy to do. Simply follow the below steps:

  1. Click on the “Phones” node within the 3CX Management Console
  2. When you’ve plugged in your snom PA1, you’ll see it appear at the top of the list in bold
  3. By right clicking on your snom PA1, you’re given the option to select the following:
    • ‘Add Extension’ – this will create a new extension
    • ‘Assign to Existing Extension’ – this will assign an existing extension
  4. Now assign or create an extension and click ‘OK’
  5. You will be taken to the ‘Edit Extension’ settings page
  6. Click ‘OK’.

3CX Phone System will send a provisioning link to your snom PA1. The device will reboot itself and apply the configuration. Once its restarted itself, your snom PA1 will be ready to use.

Check out these snom IP phone guides

snom 3 Series - 300, 320, 360, 370 snom 7 Series - 710, 720, 760 snom 8 Series - 820, 821, 870
Plug and Play Guide Plug and Play Guide Plug and Play Guide
Manually Provision Guide Manually Provision Guide Manually Provision Guide
Manually Configure Guide Manually Configure Guide Manually Configure Guide
Provisioning guides for the snom MeetingPoint IP Conference Phone can be found here and the snom PA1 provisioning guide here.

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