Benelux IP Telephony Market is strenghtened by Portland and 3CX

Zoetermeer and Nicosia, 17 October 2007 – Telephone communication happens smoothly, more efficiently and less expensively with 3CX Phone System for Windows. 3CX Phone System replaces traditional proprietary telephone systems and implements a software-based PBX that supports the open SIP standard, PSTN phones lines and popular VOIP providers. Furthermore, purchase and maintenance of the system is less costly than a proprietary or Linux-based telephone system.

Step-by-step installation dialogs ensure quick installation and easy maintenance. The 3CX Telephone System elmininates telephone cabling because it uses the existing computer network.

3CX Telephone System main features:

  • Complete telephone system, including call transfer, inbound routing and call queues
  • Much less expensive then a proprietary or Linux-based PBX
  • Scalable to any number of extensions or lines – without the need for expensive system modules
  • Adds and Moves of extensions are much easier – no need for patching network points
  • Web-based configuration and status monitor
  • Receive voice mails by email (Unified Messaging)
  • Vendor independent – use popular SIP phones from different vendors

Kim van Brugge, director of Portland Europe said, “With the 3CX solution, we can offer our resellers access to the booming VOIP telephone system market. They can expand their portfolio for existing customers and gain new ones. In the business market, lower costs, flexibility and higher customer satisfaction via a computer-based telephone system are important sales arguments. We expect that 3CX will play an important role in our portfolio.”

Nick Galea, CEO of 3CX Ltd added, “Portland Europe is a prominent Value Added distributor in the Benelux. Their extensive dealer network, as well as, their ability to proactively sell and support our products in the Benelux market make them a perfect distribution partner for 3CX.

3CX Phone System for Windows is available in three versions: Small Business, Pro and Enterprise. For more information, pricing and downloads, resellers can visit

About Portland Europe
Portland Europe is known for quality, easy to use and no-nonsense software. The company was founded in 1997 and was the first software distributor to distribute software electronically in the Benelux. The company has more then 1000 resellers in the Benelux who buy and sell software via the internet. Portland Europe regularly expands its portfolio with well-priced solutions to help companies manage their networks, PC’s and communications. Ease of installation and management are key! Besides 3CX, Portland Europe distributes in the Benelux Alt-N, CA, Centennial, Kaseya, Proofprint, WebSPy and Qbik.

About 3CX
3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in Cyprus, USA, UK 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, has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including the TMC Labs 2007 Innovation Award, The Gold Award, as well as, the IT EXPO Best of Show award 2007, all in recognition to the company’s commitment to innovation and quality. 3CX maintains a global presence with offices in four countries and localized information available in Dutch ( German (, Spanish (, French (, Italian (, Portuguese (, Japanese (, Simplified Chinese ( and many other languages.

3CX maintains a VOIP and SIP FAQ in several languages, which includes information about SIP trunking, SIP proxy, VOIP Gateways and others. Some of the languages include: VOIP in Swedish, SIP FAQ in Portuguese, in Norwegian, and Danish.