3CX Checks in with Hotels Worldwide to Halve Phone Bills
New 3CX VoIP Phone System for
Hotels slashes phone bills using VoIP and eliminates PBX maintenance
and expansion costs .
London, UK – May 8, 2009 - 3CX announced
today the availability of 3CX
Phone System Hotel 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
(small & medium business) market, has earned Windows
Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including
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
and the 3CX blog.