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History of PBX Telephone Systems - NEC & Samsung
21 Apr 2014 | 19:43

Private Branch Exchange (PBX) telephone systems have used by businesses since the late 1950’s, and have developed over time to enable businesses as they adapt and grow with new technologies and changing methods of business communication. Although an actual PBX system, in the original sense, is rarely seen in businesses today, the underlying principle for modern telephone systems NEC, Samsung and LG, is primarily based on these early business telephone networks.


Early PABX


Early PBX exchanges were referred to as Private Automatic Branch Exchanges (PABX), and were implemented in the late 1950’s. These Telephone systems were adopted because they streamlined business operations and reduced business communication costs, by allowing a telephone network to be dedicated to a single business or entity rather than being administered via telephone providers.


Early PABX systems were revolutionary as they allowed businesses to place internal calls without having to use an actual business phone line. This removed the need for a receptionist to route all internal calls from one extension inside the network to another. This telephone system also allowed outside business telephone lines to be freed up from internal traffic, meaning that businesses needed fewer phone lines. As result NEC, LG, Samsung and Siemens phone systems have since allowed business to considerably reduced the communications expenses.


PBX Moves Forward


By the late 90’s, PABX telephone systems had begun to be referred to as Private Branch Exchange (PBX), a term which is still used today. Communication Technology had evolved and newer systems were available, but there was pushback from organizations that didn’t want to purchase an entirely new system at significant expense each time PBX technology improved.


This changed when PBX systems became more flexible, and the idea of giving business consumers the ability to add ports or cards to increase their network ability and functionality soon caught on. Businesses could now modify or expand their business telephone systems without having to install an entirely new phone system.


How can L A Comms Help?


We are able to offer business advice and guidance to ensure the phone system they select, whether it be the NEC SL110 or simple a one or two extension Samsung. We offer a range of telephone systems and also provide training to our customer to ensure the system potential is maximised.


For more information, please not hesitate to give us a call or view the Telephone systems available on our website.