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6 Essentials for Remote Working

With an estimated 20 million people in the UK set to be working from home, we are here to support you in ensuring these workers are set up as soon as possible. Together with the resilient cloud solutions now available, we can ensure comms efficiency is maintained across all businesses.

While everyone’s set up will differ, we’ve put together what we think are the most important product sets to keep in mind when assessing your customers’ needs.

PSU/PoE Injector/ Switch

Power Supplies

For those utilising a VoIP phone outside of the office, additional power supplies, PoE injectors or switches may be needed for devices to function, get in touch to discuss what is needed for your solution.

Softphones & Licenses

Softphones & Licenses

Both CounterPath and 3CX offer apps and remote working functionalities as part of their offering. For easy collaboration and conferencing, these licenses can be a fast resolution for those who don’t already have cloud/hosted services in place.

Headsets

Headsets

Whether being used with a desk phone or computer/laptop, headsets help to ensure call quality is of optimum clarity. Available with a range of connectivity, we have USB, Bluetooth and long range DECT headsets readily available.

Personal Speakers

Personal Speaker Phones

Products such as the Konftel Ego, Yealink CP900 and Sennheiser | EPOS Speakerphones are excellent personal devices. Simply connect to a compatible desk phone, computer or mobile device to join a conference call with optimal audio and voice quality.

Desk Phones

Desk Phones

Many users are accustomed to using a desk phone, maintaining the same set up at home can be a great way to create some level of normality to workers who are new to home working.

We have the ability to provision the majority of the desk phones we supply, these devices can then be remotely managed from your desk.

WiFi & Cordless phones

WiFi & DECT Phones

For those who don’t have the ability to connect a phone via a network cable, we also have a range of WiFi and DECT handsets available. Users have the option to select either cordless or desktop models to suit their preferred method of working.

With many items now in stock and available for fast delivery, simply contact our team today to discuss your home working requirements.

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Working remotely with 3CX

As thousands of employees across the globe connect remotely to their work place every day, the current climate has enlightened employers and employees to the capabilities of remote working, or what I prefer to call them, Digital Nomads. The ability to work remotely is no longer a nice-to-have but rather a must-have for any business communication strategy. We’re here to help support you in developing the right solution for your partners and their businesses.

The world is now more connected than ever with the introduction of virtual work spaces and social media. Consequently many businesses are now looking towards solutions to allow employees to work productively from home. With 3CX’s Unified Communications tools, you too can guarantee day-to-day operations can continue to be met, even out of office.

Unified Comms

To maintain operations, users need to access all the same data as they would being in the office. By unifying phone calls, video conferencing, SMS, email and Live Chat, users of 3CX can share and access data from one centralised location, enabling teams to collaborate in real time. Regardless of your company size, 3CX’s unified comms solution helps to improve collaboration, boost productivity, increase mobility and enhance the customer experience.

With 3CX, users are able to access the following features as standard.

  • See the status of your colleagues
  • Instant chat
  • Live website chat
  • Web client
  • Smart phone apps
  • Web conferencing (number of seats available dependent on license type)

Interoperability

In addition to utilising 3CX as a softphone, the solution allows for a broad range of interoperable products such as; Snom, Fanvil, Yealink, EPOS/Sennheiser. Allowing users to be able to make use of phone systems and its features on their preferred device, which of course can still be used in a home office.

With support for integration with many of the world’s leading platforms and CRM systems including MS Exchange, Salesforce, Microsoft Outlook, Office 365 and Zendesk, 3CX can also link inbound calls with customer records to maximise agent productivity.

Why 3CX?

So why are we championing 3CX as our remote working solution? 3CX offers a solution that will keep everyone connected to employees and clients no matter where they are. Not only can you get a full-featured web conferencing solution, but a system that is reliable.

3CX offer a robust solution and have recently addressed a common issue that is present in most webRTC-based products which caused problems with headsets and audio.

To find out more and for advice on how to utilise 3CX’s remote workspace, speak to one of our 3CX experts today.

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Name a more iconic duo…

An iconic duo…

Reliable, user friendly and competitively priced, Fanvil and 3CX go hand in hand giving resellers a complete Unified Communications solution out of the box. Resellers can now compete on price with low cost hardware, while still offering customers a high quality communication solution. Guaranteeing advanced integration and full interoperability between 3CX systems, all Fanvil IP phones feature full colour screens, PoE and gigabit connection.

Both Fanvil and 3CX vigorously test firmware on the latest version of 3CX systems to ensure full interoperability and automatically configure with 3CX phone systems.

Remote working with 3CX

Contingency planning in the workplace couldn’t be more important in the current climate. While offering interoperability with a broad range of hardware, 3CX also provides access to a variety of remote working tools helping to ensure day-to-day operations can continue as normal. With 3CX, users can use their office extension on their mobile, join WebMeetings and utilise the chat function to maintain contact regardless of their physical location.


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Contact one of our Fanvil experts today to see how a 3CX and Fanvil solution can add value to your customers.

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How to capture a trace in 3CX

There are a couple of ways to capture logging information on 3CX, here is a guide on how to obtain both.

Capturing an Activity Log

Step 1 – From the Dashboard of the Management Console click on Activity Log (As shown below)

Step 2 – Click on Settings (Highlighted below)

Step 3 – Change the Logging Level to Verbose and press OK (Highlighted below)

Step 4 – Once you have pressed OK click on Capture (Highlighted below)

Step 5 – Once you have clicked on Capture the following window will pop up below.

At this stage you should replicate the fault you are experiencing and then press Stop. (Highlighted below)

Step 6 – After you have clicked Stop the following window should pop up, click ‘here‘ to download the PCAP file then press ‘OK‘ (Both highlighted below)

Step 7 – Once the file has download please send this over to support@provu.co.uk with a description of the fault you are experiencing so we can look into this for you.

Generating Support Info

You can also Generate Support Information by doing the following:

Step 1 – From the Dashboard of the Management Console hover over Support at the top right and click on Generate Support Info(Highlighted below)

Step 2 – Once done the Administrator will get an email with the support information and the following window should appear:

Once the Admin received the support information please forward to to suport@provu.co.uk with a description of the fault you are experiencing so we can look into this for you.

If you have any issue obtaining a log please contact our support team at support@provu.co.uk or call 01484840048 option 2 for support.

Yealink T2x & T4x phones on 3CX – Firmware upgrade issues.

You may have recently noticed that some of your Yealink T2x & T4x series devices in use on your 3CX platform have been telling you that the FW version is no longer supported and you need to upgrade.

Yet when you try and upgrade using the 3CX fw upgrade feature it fails. The phone appears to start the upgrade but then reboots and does not upgrade.

The problem specifically is an earlier FW version that users were prompted to upgrade to.

The version in question is xx.83.0.55.

Something broke FW upgrading in this version and phones that found themselves on this version are no longer able to upgrade directly to the latest recommended 3CX FW version.

The fix for this is to manually upgrade the phones to an intermediary version xx.84.0.35 that fixes the FW upgrade issue.

Worth noting that it should also be possible to provision this upgrade to the phones.

After this upgrade the phones will be able to upgrade normally using the 3CX platform.

Helpfully, 3CX have published some guides on how to do this and where you can find the required FW files.

You can find these guides here…..

https://www.3cx.com/sip-phones/yealink-t20p-t22p-t26p-t28p/

https://www.3cx.com/sip-phones/yealink-t4-series/#h.7ls0w5vyhlnd

If for any reason you are unable to perform this upgrade manually, let us know, and we may be able to assist you in provisioning this upgrade to your devices.

3CX SBC on Raspberry Pi

We’re excited to now be able to offer 3CX’s powerful SBC on Raspberry Pi! Ideal for small to medium-sized businesses, schools and small hotels, this solution can be easily installed to a 3CX system to provide 20 extensions and simultaneous calls with a maximum of 200 BLF keys across all devices (10 per device) plus a whole host of additional benefits.

3CX SBC enables you to:

  • Remotely manage all supported end points from the hosted PBX
  • Protect your customers’ PBX against DOS attacks and toll fraud
  • Encrypt your voice traffic with the SBC secure tunnel
  • Eliminate firewall issues
  • Ensure remote site traffic remains in LAN

Partcode:
3CX-SBC-PI

Available with pre-configuration, we can even add all of your preferred settings to the Raspberry Pi meaning it is ready to automatically work out-of-the-box, saving you time and money on deploying devices. To discuss your configuration needs with a member of our team, please call 01484 840048 or email contact@provu.co.uk.

3CX Advanced Training Course Now Open for Registration

We’re delighted to be hosting our first 3CX advanced training course on the 4th June at our offices in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Suitable for those looking to develop their knowledge, the advanced course is the highest level of 3CX’s training and covers the advanced settings of 3CX.

Register now to reserve your free space on this accredited full day course.

Course Topics Include:

  • Ring Groups
  • Queues
  • Configuring Inbound Routing
  • Bridge Configuration
  • Configuring Outbound Routing
  • Security & Anti-Fraud
  • Basic Troubleshooting

Please note; there are no entry requirements to attend this course, although we would expect attendees to be familiar with 3CX. In order to sit the advanced exam you will be required to complete the basic and intermediate certifications if you haven’t already done so.

See What 3CX V16 Has In Store


Having launched last month, 3CX’s new V16 offers a host of new features and benefits, some of which we think add great value.

So, What’s New?

Innovative Call Centre Features

3CX has completely revamped its call centre module by introducing the following features:

  • Skill-based routing distributes calls based on the individual agent skill
  • With CRM integration, V16 can retrieve customer details and journal calls from popular CRM systems and databases
  • Improved call recording management which enables:
    • Advanced search
    • Call transcription
    • Archive call recording to FTP or Google Drive
Live Chat & Talk and Team Communications

3CX Live Chat & Talk comes as a WordPress plugin for easy installation or can be added to any website via script and enables website visitors to either ‘click to chat’ or ‘click to talk to an agent’ directly from their computer.

With seamless Office 365 integration, contacts and their status are synced in real time, enabling easy team communications from a 3CX extension.
Simplified Management

V16 makes the admin’s role easier with:

  • Multi instance manager, enabling you to manage all of your 3CX deployments from the reseller portal.
  • Enhanced security features including console restriction.
  • Remove the need for downloads and access 3CX from your web browser.

View full list of 3CX features and compare by licence type

3CX Part Code/Ordering Guide

There are lots of different 3CX licences available and you’ll need to make sure you order the right system for your customer depending on whether they would like a subscription or perpetual licence, the number of users they have and what features they require.

The list of licence part codes looks long but really they are quite simple. We’ve put this quick reference guide together to help you to quickly pick out the correct part code for your install.

Annual Subscription Licences

Users STD PRO ENT New licence part code Annual renewal part code
4 Yes Free 3CXPSSPLA12M4R
8 Yes Free 3CXPSSPLA12M8R
16 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M16 3CXPSSPLA12M16R
24 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M24 3CXPSSPLA12M24R
32 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M32 3CXPSSPLA12M32R
48 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M48 3CXPSSPLA12M48R
64 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M64 3CXPSSPLA12M64R
96 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M96 3CXPSSPLA12M96R
128 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M128 3CXPSSPLA12M128R
192 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M192 3CXPSSPLA12M192R
256 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M256 3CXPSSPLA12M256R
512 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M512 3CXPSSPLA12M512R
1024 Yes 3CXPSSPLA12M1K 3CXPSSPLA12M1KR
4 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M4 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M4R
8 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M8 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M8R
16 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M16 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M16R
24 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M24 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M24R
32 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M32 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M32R
48 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M48 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M48R
64 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M64 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M64R
96 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M96 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M96R
128 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M128 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M128R
192 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M192 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M192R
256 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M256 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M256R
512 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M512 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M512R
1024 Yes 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M1K 3CXPSPROFSPLA12M1KR
4 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M4 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M4R
8 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M8 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M8R
16 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M16 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M16R
24 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M24 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M24R
32 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M32 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M32R
48 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M48 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M48R
64 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M64 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M64R
96 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M96 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M96R
128 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M128 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M128R
192 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M192 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M192R
256 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M256 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M256R
512 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M512 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M512R
1024 Yes 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M1K 3CXPSPROFENTSPLA12M1KR

Perpetual Licences

Users STD PRO ENT New licence part code Maintenance renewal part code
4 Yes – Not available – 3CXPSM-PS4
8 Yes – Not available – 3CXPSM-PS8
16 Yes 3CXPS16 3CXPSM-PS16
32 Yes 3CXPS32 3CXPSM-PS32
64 Yes 3CXPS64 3CXPSM-PS64
128 Yes 3CXPS128 3CXPSM-PS128
256 Yes 3CXPS256 3CXPSM-PS256
512 Yes 3CXPS512 3CXPSM-PS512
1024 Yes 3CXPS1K 3CXPSM-PS1K
4 Yes – Not available – 3CXPSM-PSPROF4
8 Yes – Not available – 3CXPSM-PSPROF8
16 Yes 3CXPSPROF16 3CXPSM-PSPROF16
32 Yes 3CXPSPROF32 3CXPSM-PSPROF32
64 Yes 3CXPSPROF64 3CXPSM-PSPROF64
128 Yes 3CXPSPROF128 3CXPSM-PSPROF128
256 Yes 3CXPSPROF256 3CXPSM-PSPROF256
512 Yes 3CXPSPROF512 3CXPSM-PSPROF512
1024 Yes 3CXPSPROF1K 3CXPSM-PSPROF1K
4 Yes – Not available – 3CXPSM-PSPROFENT4
8 Yes – Not available – 3CXPSM-PSPROFENT8
16 Yes 3CXPSPROFENT16 3CXPSM-PSPROFENT16
32 Yes 3CXPSPROFENT32 3CXPSM-PSPROFENT32
64 Yes 3CXPSPROFENT64 3CXPSM-PSPROFENT64
128 Yes 3CXPSPROFENT128 3CXPSM-PSPROFENT128
256 Yes 3CXPSPROFENT256 3CXPSM-PSPROFENT256
512 Yes 3CXPSPROFENT512 3CXPSM-PSPROFENT512
1024 Yes 3CXPSPROFENT1K 3CXPSM-PSPROFENT1K

What’s New? 3CX V16 & Pricing

With less than a week to go until the launch of 3CX’s V16, 3CX are inviting partners to join their Live Launch Session at 15:00 on Wednesday 27th March, simply head over to their YouTube Channel on Wednesday to find out more about the much anticipated version update.

New Pricing

As part of their revamp, 3CX implemented a new pricing structure last week. The new pricing saw reductions of up to 40%, making many licences become more competitively priced. Please note, however, the pricing of some perpetual licences has now increased.

4 & 8 Seat Licences

Licences for anything below 16 sc are now only available as annual licences. Customers who currently have 4 and 8 sc licences on a perpetual basis can continue to renew their maintenance or upgrade to 16 sc.

Automatic Updates

In order to maintain the same license features on V16 commercial standard keys will be upgraded to professional. If you do not wish to upgrade to V16 or to be upgraded to a professional licence, please disable automatic updates on the PBX now.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about 3CX and how these changes may affect you, please call 01484 840048 or email contact@provu.co.uk.