3CX PBX Appliance
No Server? Easily Create your Own 3CX PBX Appliance
Less is more! Especially when it comes to creating your own PBX appliance. Ideal for small to medium businesses that don’t have a dedicated server for 3CX, using a Mini PC is an ideal alternative for your business phone system.
Running 3CX’s IP PBX on a Mini PC is cost effective, easy to setup and manage without compromising on efficiency and reliability, and offers a full suite of Unified Communications features. Combine it with your choice of IP phones and SIP trunks for an affordable UC software solution that packs a punch. Who said small isn’t powerful?
Why use a Mini PC as a PBX Appliance?
MiniPCs are a great, low-cost alternative for smaller offices that do not have a server available for 3CX. These pint-sized PCs are available for as little as $200 and are a reliable and affordable alternative to IP PBX appliances which run on a proprietary OS, making it difficult to manage and upgrade.
- Available for as little as $200
- No space requirements – ideal for small offices
- Low power consumption – 60% less than desktop PCs
- Minimal noise and heat production
Which MiniPCs are recommended for a PBX Appliance?
Choose a MiniPC from leading brands such as Intel NUC, Shuttle XPC Nano or Gigabyte BRIX. They are available worldwide, with local support and at unbeatable prices taking into account the hardware quality. They should at minimum have the following specifications:
- Intel Chipset
- Intel Celeron N3050/N3855 or above
- RAM: 4 Gigabyte
- View full list of tested models
How Can you Convert your MiniPC to a PBX Appliance?
The whole process is extremely fast and easy. Download the latest 3CX ISO, copy it to a USB stick and run the install – check out our step by step guide for details. Once finished, you will have a Linux PBX appliance running on a standard mainstream operating system – Debian – seamlessly managed by 3CX.
- Download the 3CX ISO (Includes Debian OS)
- Create bootable USB stick (guide)
- Run installation
As a rapidly growing company in an equally fast growing technological age, we had to find a system that was unified, extremely flexible, reliable, easy to use yet powerful. Our old system was not unified, was inflexible, difficult to configure, and extremely unreliable to say the least. I am pleased to say that our 3CX system ticks every box on our list—and more! Thank you 3CX!