3CX partners with JTS Japan to claim a stake in Japan's growing VoIP PBX market

Friday, May 29, 2009 |

apanese resellers and customers now have access to the leading Windows soft PBX with local sales and technical support from JTS

3CX (www.3cx.com), the international developer of the award-winning 3CX Phone System for Windows has announced a distribution agreement with JTS Japan (www.j-ts.com), a leading distributor of networking equipment in Japan.

“JTS is an established and innovative distributor of Networking Equipment and we are delighted to be able to partner with them and extend our reach into Japan.” said Nick Galea, CEO at 3CX. JTS’ technical knowledge will be crucial in positioning 3CX as a leading VoIP PBX brand in Japan. “Japan is the second largest market in the world for ip gateway and we are fully committed to it. The interface is already available in Japanese and complete localization will be available soon”, continued Nick Galea.

"There is a huge market for 3CX in Japan – 3CX Phone System is easy to install and allows companies to setup a professional phone system that leverages VoIP. We also distribute Patton VoIP Gateways, which allows companies to continue to use their current phone lines", said Tom Kojima, JTS CEO.

3CX Phone System for Windows is based on the SIP standard and supports most popular SIP phones, VoIP Gateways, VoIP providers and internet telefonie PSTN phone lines. It offers a scalable and easy to install alternative to proprietary PABX telephony solutions; whilst giving businesses access to a full set of advanced telephony features that allow them to reduce telecommunications costs by enhancing staff’s mobility and productivity in the voice over ip business.

JTS will be showcasing 3CX Phone System at the Business Communication Tokyo 2009 show.

About JTS Corporation

JTS Corporation imports, sells and services various network products and solutions, such as xDSL, IP DSLAM, modems and fiber network products. JTS offers various networking solutions with unique technologies to carriers for voice over ip, broadband service providers and local and federal governments in Japan. For information, contact the sales department at JTS by phone at +81-45-781-4711 or by e-mail info@j-ts.com. JTS is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. URL: www.j-ts.com.

About 3CX

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team for phone system. Its product, 3CX Phone System for Windows, has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including The Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Communications Solutions 2007 Award, the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine, all in recognition to the company’s commitment to innovation and quality. For more information, visit www.3cx.com.

FCC, Comcast and Network Neutrality: What Now?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 |

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) finally issued its formal ruling on Comcast's Internet throttling last week without any major surprises. The agency had announced its main points in early August, and its final ruling didn't stray far. For the most part, the "Memorandum Opinion and Order" reinforced the commission's long-standing message that it had the network-neutrality situation under control. But the details of the order again drove home how heavily the agency's handling of the high-profile issue will depend on the political climate of the future.

Read more about it here.

3CX checks in with Hotels worldwide to halve phone bills

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 |

New 3CX VoIP Phone System for Hotels slashes phone bills using VoIP and eliminates PBX maintenance and expansion costs

London, UK – 6 May 09 – 3CX announced today the availability of 3CX Hotel PBX module, which allows Hotels to replace aging and expensive Hotel PBXs from Mitel, Alcatel, Siemens and others with 3CX Phone System for Windows, a modern software based VoIP IP PBX. The 3CX Hotel module adds important hospitality functions such as support for Check IN/OUT, DND, Room status and Wake up calls. It integrates with leading Hotel Software / Property Management Systems.

“Traditional Hotel PBX vendors have charged a hefty premium for their ability to perform hotel related functions” said Nick Galea, CEO of 3CX. “3CX costs a fraction of a comparable hotel PBX and in addition halves the hotel’s phone bill by allowing the use of VoIP”

Hotels can eliminate Lease Payments

Hotels paying high monthly lease payments for their current PBX can drastically reduce their monthly operating cost by replacing it with 3CX. The cost of outright purchase of 3CX is so low that hotels can earn back the investment in just a few months. Coupled with drastic reductions in the phone bill, 3CX can be an important part of reducing operating costs in these times of economic crisis.

Re use analog phones

Existing Analog phones in the rooms can easily be re-used with the use of low cost FXS gateways, further reducing the initial investment cost. Re-using analog phones also means there is no need to re-wire – existing analog phone points can continue to be used. IP Phones can be used only where it matters – for example in reception. Re-using analog phones also helps the environment by reducing unnecessary brown good wastage.

Wide range of Hotel Software/ Property Management Systems supported

3CX Phone System integrates with leading Hotel Software / Property Management Systems via several interfaces, including Legacy PBX emulation, the Fidelio FIAS protocol as well as support for Comtrol’s Lodging Link middle ware. Other interfaces are easily implemented and available on request. A subset of supported PMS systems includes Agilysys, Autoclerk, Cenium, Maestro for Northwind, Fidelity Hotel Management Systemm, Micros Opera, Brilliant Hotelsoftware, CMS Hospitality Guestcentrix, ResortSuite, Gracesoft, Hotec Expert Hotelier Suite, Hotel Concept, WebPMS, Atrium INN client server systems, HSS Hotel Software Systems, Innfinity software systems and InnRoad. A complete list is available here.

3CX Phone System Hotel module is available immediately and starts at €750/$895. More information is available here. An example costing to determine ROI can be found here.



About 3CX

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. It 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 (small & medium business) market, has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including The Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Communications Solutions 2007 Award, the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine, all in recognition to the company’s commitment to innovation and quality. 3CX maintains a global presence with localized information available in various languages. For more information, visit www.3cx.com.