Channel-only comms provider 3CX has lifted the lid on PBX Express, a web-based wizard that enables users and resellers to set-up a PBX system in a cloud of their choice for free.
The solution is targeted at small businesses that need a low cost but fully fledged cloud PBX.
Customers can choose their SIP trunks, devices and system features such as softphone and smartphone clients for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android; presence, chat, and integrated video conferencing; along with unlimited extensions, eight simultaneous calls and five web conferencing participants for free.
Nick Galea, 3CX CEO, said: "The PBX Express makes deploying 3CX in the cloud easy. Most importantly, it allows users to leverage one of the many high quality yet low cost cloud providers."
An eight step process helps customers to create a new PBX installation hosted on Google Cloud, Amazon, OVH or any Openstack-based VPS provider.
Users have same features, settings and management available as offered with 3CX's existing on-premise and cloud versions.
"With the PBX Express tool resellers can set-up a dedicated instance of 3CX under their own account at one of the main cloud providers and fully manage it for the customer," added Galea.
"3CX partners no longer need to invest in hardware and dedicated servers to setup a complex multi-tenant 3CX installation."