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Different types of PABX

When looking for a business PABX telephone system it is important to know which type of PABX system will be the correct fit for your company. Below we briefly outline the different options of PABX systems.

Traditional PABX System

A traditional PABX telephone system has a “switchboard box” that connects numerous phone lines to multiple extensions. The “switchboard box” can also connect these calls to a physical phone line of a telephone service provider, such as Telkom, allowing you to make external calls.  

IP PABX System

With an IP based PABX system you have your calls sent over the internet. These PABX set-ups use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and you do not have to use a telephone service provider to make calls. IP PABX systems frequently result in cost savings when compared to traditional PABX systems. 

Top ten advantages of an IP PABX System

Hosted PABX System

A hosted PABX system is an offshoot of VoIP technology. What is nice about this PABX option is that it allows users to work remotely from their home or on their cell phones while still connecting them to the business telephone system.  Just like the IP based PABX with a hosted PABX system you do not need a telephone service provider. 

Virtual PABX System

A virtual PABX System is similar to the hosted PABX system and uses VoIP technology. This PABX system is budget friendly and is best suited for smaller businesses that have low call volumes and few employees.

Hybrid PABX System

With a hybrid PABX system you get the best of both worlds. This unique PABX system combines a traditional PABX telephone system and the latest VoIP technology. This is great for companies whose phone lines need to be up all the time. For instance, if your telephone service provider is down, you can use the IP based system and vice versa.  A very reliable but often costly PABX system. 

Read our PABX Buying Guide for more information.

PanSolutions stock a wide range of leading PABX Systems to meet your requirements. Contact us today for a no obligations assessment of your PABX system. 


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