A new beta version of the 3CX MyPhone has many advantages, and one of the biggest plus points is the fact that it is supported on an Apple Mac.
But the real highlight of the easy to use portal is that for the first time it runs on Silverlight, the rich internet application. Furthermore, while it is web-based it can be run as a desktop app.
3CX MyPhone replaces the old 3CX MyPhone and the 3CX Assistant for the award winning 3CX phone system for Windows.
There will now be many features to look forward to including PnP support for phones such as the Google Android, the iPhone and Yealink phones.
The v10 3CX MyPhone is however still a BETA with some imitations such as unfinished Microsoft Outlook and CRM integration.
3CX customers should also note that the provisioning port has changed to port 5000 - “http://IPADDRESSSERVER:5000/provisioning”.
3CX’s popular free business soft phone does Unified Communications and becomes ‘Zero Admin’
Nicosia, Cyprus and Oslo, Norway - 12 November 2010 - 3CX, the international developer of the award-winning 3CX Phone System for Windows has completed full interoperability testing with VoIP service provider Phonzo and announced today a strategic partnership providing a fully integrated VoIP solution for SMB markets in Norway and Sweden.
3CX, which makes the VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System and the Windows 3CX softphone, today added a free VoIP phone for the Android OS to its growing list of products.
The phone can be downloaded for free by both consummers and enterprises.
Therefore Android smartphone users on a variety of phone systems (including the Google Nexus, the HTC Desire and the Sony Ericsson Xperia) can make free phone calls via 3G and wireless.
The 3CX free VoIP phone for Android works with standards based SIP servers including 3CX and other phone systems.
It is not locked down to a particular PBX or provider.
This gives users the flexibility to pick and choose their favorite VoIP PBX. They can also switch at any time or use different VoIP providers simultaneously.
The CEO of 3CX, Nick Galea, said: “Smartphones will soon be the defacto mobile communication option. With a docking station they can even act as a desk phone in time.
"A VoIP PBX must embrace this technology and deliver seamless integration to provide true mobility to its users.”
“Smartphone support is a key component of our strategy and the 3CXPhone for Android delivers on this vision”.
Mr Galea added: “We chose Android as our first platform because it is gaining market share and evolving at a rapid pace. Right now in the smartphone market Android has an advantage as it is standards-based, open and vendor independent. Furthermore Android mobiles are available at competitive prices.”
3CXPhone for Android is based on SiPagent. 3CX acquired this popular SIP phone for Android in June 2010. SiPagent users are able to upgrade free of charge to the 3CXPhone.
Switching to a voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) phone system saves costs, according to David Sims, a contributing editor to Tmcnet.
He said that saving money is the main factor which would cause SMBs to switch from traditional phone systems to VoIP phone systems like a hosted IP PBX.
" A VoIP phone system can give client features that SMBs would not otherwise be able to afford," Mr Sims explained.
"VoIP enables a broader array of features compared to traditional analogue phone systems. Therefore it improves productivity, delivers exceptional business intelligence and enhances customer satisfaction."
He added: "VoIP is becoming the standard business communication for any size of company."
An IP PBX telephone system creates cost savings because sending voice or video data over the internet is cheaper than having a normal telephone contract.
SMBs do not need to spend money on a new phone system as they can use a hosted IP PBX which is scalable according to the size of the company.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is investing in phone software systems to the tune of £4million.
The business venture will provide NSN with a wider range of network capabilities, to be produced by the British software firm OpenCloud.
The deal is the culmination of a two-year partnership between the two companies. Because OpenCloud software has been selling so well, NSN wanted to take the relationship to a new level.
The CEO of OpenCloud, Jeff Gordon, said that his company would work closely with NSN while remaining independent.
OpenCloud writes software to control services offered by a phone system company on its network.
NSN is delivering single charging systems for both post-paid and pre-paid telephone systems. It wants to create a single network system of billing.
Anssi Kariola, the NSN head of strategy and business development, said: “Most operators have a collection of legacy and next generation systems, especially with the increasing use of VoIP. OpenCloud software will help to bring new market services while quickly integrating with legacy systems.”
Verizon will launch a new HTC-made Android mobile according to FCC documents.
The phone system will be able to roam globally because it has a GSM 850 MHz band and is on the Verizon CDMA EV-DO Rev A network.
The HTC device has a slide-out Qwerty keyboard and it looks similar to other HTC phones like the Nexus One and the Evo.
Verizon has brought out two other Android phones this summer, the Droid X and Droid, both of which are made by Motorola.