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3CX Phone System

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


3CX Phone System is a specialist, Debian-based Linux distribution designed to run a complete unified communications platform. The 3CX client, included in the distribution, can also be installed separately on most hardware as well as the cloud. It provides a complete open standards-based IP PBX and phone system that works with popular SIP trunks and IP phones. It will automatically configure all supported peripherals and it also comes with clients for Windows, OS X, iOS and Android. The ISO image includes a free license for the 3CX PBX edition. The ISO image contains the standard Debian installer which installs a minimal system with the nginx web server, PostgreSQL database, iptables firewall and Secure Shell. Options not relevant to 3CX have been removed form the distribution.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 122 (75), 6 months: 136 (60), 3 months: 141 (59), 4 weeks: 139 (61), 1 week: 123 (56)

Average visitor rating: 5/10 from 2 review(s).


3CX Summary
Distribution 3CX Phone System
Home Page http://www.3cx.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.3cx.com/forums/
Alternative User Forums http://pbxinaflash.com/community/home/
Documentation http://www.3cx.com/docs/manual/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites 3CX France3CX Germany3CX Italy3CX Russia3CX Spain
Reviews http://www.3cx.com/phone-system/reviews/
Where To Buy http://www.3cx.com/ordering/

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-12-16: Development Release: 3CX Phone System 8.6.0 RC
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Feature 8.6.0-rc
Release Date 2016-12-12
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 246-246
Free Download ISO
Installation Text mode
Default Desktop --
Package Management DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems  
Multilingual --
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 8.6.0-rc
Package 8.6.0-rc
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) --
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3
bind (9.11.2) --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) --
cups (2.2.6) --
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.12
firefox (57.0) --
freetype (2.8.1) --
gcc (7.2.0) 4.8.4
gimp (2.8.22) --
glibc (2.26) 2.22
gnome-shell (3.26.2) --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) --
gnumeric (1.12.36) --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.26) --
httpd (2.4.29) --
inkscape (0.92.2) --
k3b (17.08.3) --
kmod (24) 18
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.4.3) --
linux (4.14.1) 3.16.36
Package 8.6.0-rc
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.10) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.2.5) --
mysql (5.7.20) --
nautilus (3.26.2) --
NVIDIA (387.22) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u151) --
openssh (7.6p1) 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.1t
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.2
php (7.1.12) --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) --
postfix (3.2.4) --
postgresql (10.1) --
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.9
qt (5.9.3) --
samba (4.7.3) --
systemd (235) 215
thunderbird (52.5.0) --
vim (8.0) 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.19.5) --

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for 3CX Phone System

Average rating
5.0
from 2 review(s)



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Version: 8.6.0-rc
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-11-18
Votes: 1


Even thow 3CX is a very easy to use PBX, their focus relies way more on marketing and buying market share then on improving the actual product. There is much room for improvement in several areas. For example their Phone App - getting calls from another line is simply not possible. Also there is no support for mp3 files, and the quality of the wave files that can be used have to be really, really bad quality in order to be accepted by the system. also the licencing model is a rip off in my opinion. who wants to rent sofware in order to keep it updated? the perpetual licence quickly gets really expensive if you need a more then 8 lines and there is no company that needs less.

Pros: Easy to install, use and manage
Cons: Expensive, Way Limited Functionality for a "world class" product


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Version: 8.6.0-rc
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-03-14
Votes: 0


Easy to use, full features, free up to 25 extensions


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