About PBX In a Flash
PBX in a Flash is a private branch exchange (PBX) system that runs on the Linux operating system. Older versions of the system were powered by Asterisk, a type of PBX software that let users make phone calls and connect to telephone services like the public switched telephone network (PSTN). PBX in a Flash was created by Jonathan Roper, Thomas King, Ward Mundy and others. The first version of the program was released in 2008. The latest version of PBX in a Flash is powered by 3CX, an IP PBX telephone system based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) standard. 3CX is used by thousands of brands, including McDonald’s, Pepsi, Boeing and Hugo Boss. The system lets businesses make phone calls to customers and clients around the world through their desktop or laptop computer.
PBX in a Flash provides users with free web conferencing for up to five users. Businesses can deploy the system on-premise with Linux-compatible hardware, run it on a virtual machine or operate it in the cloud with a Linux VPS provider like Digital Ocean or Vultr. Other features include call recording, phone directories, voicemail and call transfers. Users can implement features through a simple control panel. Businesses can also use extensions, such as call waiting and call screening, to optimize operations. These configurations allow them to enhance telecommunications.
3CX, the phone system that powers PBX in a Flash, has won several awards since it was launched in 2006. The software was named one of the best solutions for small and medium-sized businesses by the magazines WINMAG Pro and Baaz. 3CX also scooped “Best SME On-Premise System” at the Comms National Awards in 2016.