What is 3CX?

3CX Logo3CX is an open-standards, software IP phone system that works with popular IP Phones and SIP trunks whether on premise or in the cloud.

A complete Unified Communications solution, including web conferencing, presence, softphones, smartphone clients and more – without the cost and management headaches of an ‘old style’ phone system or the limitations of a shared cloud PBX.

Advantages of 3CX

  • Easy to Configure and Manage
  • Powerful, Easy to Use Softphones for Windows and Mac Included
  • Cut Travel Costs with Integrated Web Conferencing
  • Use Your Extension from Anywhere
  • Deliver Faxes & Voicemail to Email Inbox
  • Instant Messaging / Text chat
  • Remote support and maintenance
  • Night Service feature
  • Telephone Management System
  • Encrypted Call recording on all extensions
  • Automated Attendant & Voice Mail

Smart Cloud Printing Solutions

With Businesses and Schools everywhere thinking about how they might ensure growth in 2017, and considering ways to maximize efficiency and reduce overheads, the solution to reducing printing costs is not just to print less, but actually to print smarter. Fortunately, when it comes to printing smart in 2017, PhotoNote has a range of cost-effective solutions designed to help your company cut down on its printing overheads for the year ahead.

Cost-effective cloud printing

Many are predicting massive things for the cloud in the year ahead. Forester Research Institute claims, “The cloud market will accelerate significantly in 2017 as enterprises around the world look to cloud to power their core business systems.”

Cloud printing is a key part of the cloud revolution. The cloud allows for large-scale collaboration, so it is important that your company is equipped with printing solutions that can allow you to make the most of this. PhotoNote has the cloud management software that can help you save valuable time when managing documents in the cloud.

Instead of manually uploading scans and downloading documents from cloud services, this cloud management software lets you connect directly from your multi-function printer. You can use the Multi-Function printer tablet-like interface to manage files from your cloud service without the need for additional servers.

It’s the right time for the right tools

There are multiple ways PhotoNote can help businesses succeed with their goals for 2017. No matter if your company or school is out to reduce waste, improve performance or promote growth, PhotoNote’s wide range of printing tools and product line up provides plenty of assistance on all fronts.

Get smarter – Get PhotoNote!

*JUNE SPECIAL*: Every new multi-functional device sold in June will qualify for a free Samsung Tablet!


Advice: Do you want to upgrade your equipment?

Do you want to upgrade your photocopiers, switchboards, or CCTV, but don't have the capital to spend?

PhotoNote and Quantum CCTV rent ALL their products, and there are some GREAT advantages to renting:




  • May escalate instalments to suit client
  • Capital outlay upfront reduces working capital
  • VAT payable monthly
  • VAT payable upfront
  • Interest calculated on cash price before VAT
  • Interest lost over period as cash paid upfront that could have enjoyed an interest return of its own
  • 100% tax deductable
  • Deductable by depreciation via balance sheets annually
  • Operating expense in the income statement
  • Appears in the financials as an asset
  • No CAPEX approval required
  • CAPEX approval required for purchase of equipment
  • Not governed by budgets
  • Governed by the company budget
  • No deposit necessary
  • Capital outlay upfront
  • Improves "equity ratio", "current ratio" and "return on assets ratio" on financial ration analysis
  • Has to be capitalised
  • Software, installation and control cards can be included into a rental
  • N/A
  • Option to upgrade equipment is available free of additional VAT on original equipment and if the same supplier is used for new equipment, a preferential discounted figure is given - effectively this is a substantially higher "trade-in" amount
  • Very little / no value is attached to trade-in or secondhand equipment after a period of +/- 3 years and therefore capital would effectively be lost when new equipment is purchased. No return on capital would be recognised.

For more information and a free quote to upgrade your equipment, contact Lisa: 031 583 8500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We are so grateful to all our staff who continually go the extra mile...

"Thank you for your quick response and bubbly personality. I must say it’s truly a pleasure dealing with everyone at PhotoNote. Looking forward to many more future interactions."
Pragashini Jugernath, Emond Auto

"Thank you for the outstanding service we have received from Barry. I must commend him on his workmanship and positive attitude whilst at our offices. Our phone systems are up and running without any hiccups. Barry has set up the PABX to our needs, nothing was a hassle to him. He has gone through the use of the PABX with us and left us with manuals, (not that we read those). All in all, we are satisfied. Thanks again."

"I would like to formally commend your company and your extremely helpful staff. Cindy has been extremely helpful and informative throughout the buying process and always had an answer to any question we asked. Your installer was very friendly and helpful and he and Cindy went out of their way after hours to ensure everything was running smoothly before they left. Thank you for your service."
Justin, Bluff Eco Park Director

"Ek wil net onder julle aandag bring dat ek besonderse diens van Lester julle IT man ontvang het. Hy het werklik uit sy pad gegaan om my te probeer help met my nuwe masjien om ons sertifikate te kan druk. Ons het al werklik jare gesukkel sonder enige sukses. Hy het werklike die ekstra myl vir my geloop. Pas hom op!!"
Dina Pohl, Kuswag


Quantum Surveillance and CCTV News

Quantum CCTV recently supplied and financed a Quad Copter to the Augusta Home Owners Association and is in the process of finalizing the installation of a combination of Thermal and Starlight Bosch cameras with Alarm Analytics to secure the Perimeter of the Estate. The Quad Copter is fitted with Thermal imaging cameras, so should a Perimeter breach occur, the Quad Copter will scan the Estate and locate the Trespasses quickly and effectively.

We are also presently installing AXIS CCTV cameras at The Pavillion Entrance and Exit Points in conjunction with Katching Parking Solutions. This is a smart parking solution that will debit your credit card for parking charges using number plate recognition software.

We are also installing IP CCTV cameras at BIG FOOT Express Branches Nationwide – JHB, Cape Town, Durban and East London.


Risolar Power Stand

"Accessible power with the world’s first solar-powered, off-the-grid printing solution."

Did you know?

  1. That over 3500 schools in South Africa have no electricity?
  2. That South Africa enjoys one of the world’s highest average daily hours of sunshine, totalling 8.5 hours per day, compared with 3,8 in London, 6.4 in Rome and 6.9 in New York?
  3. That most of the world’s sunniest countries are on the African continent? Only 2 countries outside of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula make the list of ten sunniest countries – Australia and the United States.

So, with this in mind, we are proud to announce the launch of the new Risolar Power Stand which can be used with any Risograph Digital Printer, to provide automatic switchover to battery on mains failure (e.g. load shedding!), and will allow you to continue printing up to 1000 prints per day!

Please contact our product expert: Ron Crisp on 031 583 8500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Language Lab

What is Language Lab?

This is an Audio Visual teacher/student interactive teaching system and offers the following:

  • Individual teacher/student communication which leads to reduced negative peer pressure.
  • Increased student participation activity time, which gives more speaking practice.
  • Students work at their own pace.
  • Students may work individually or in groups without moving from their seats.
  • The student’s participation is recorded for review by the student or teacher.
  • The students activities and results are recorded and rated and therefore may be used as an assessment tool or an ongoing improvement rating.

PhotoNote have been given the sole distribution to sell this software.

Please contact Lisa on 031 583 8500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


eInstruction Touchboards

"Make lessons come to life with the simple touch of a finger."

Touch Board is a pen-and-finger interactive whiteboard that provides multiple ways to solve problems, write sentences and draw pictures for a more engaged learning experience.

  • Pen-and-finger touch solution works with Windows®, Mac and Linux®.
  • Steel surface supports magnets when used with dry markers or in non-interactive mode.
  • Touch Board can be mobile or stationary with AdjustIt III stand.

Contact our product expert Sheri on 031 583 8500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


No Power, No Problem!

Often an alternate plan is required during the dark times of load shedding. RISO has conveniently bridged the gap between frustration and fluid productivity, offering two options of backup power stands compliant with all duplicators in the PhotoNote RISO range.

Intelligently designed, the backups can be recharged via an electrical outlet. Power is uninterrupted and continuous in the event of a power outage. You will receive two battery powered back-ups upon purchase, however, the battery-powered backups are also expandable, allowing you to add more units when a higher demand for usage is required.

A renewable energy option is also available with a solar panel that can be folded and slots in to the machine when in use.
Both the solar and the battery-powered backups can generate an impressive minimum of 3000 copies on backup power!



  • T: +27 31 583 8500
    Sharecall: 086 011 0086
  • E: Ryan Roberts
  • Physical Address:
    Cedar Park Industrial Estate
    21 Quarry Park Place
    Riverhorse Valley, 4019


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  • E: Ryan Roberts
  • Physical Address:
    Block 1, Bentley Office Park
    Cnr Rivonia & Wessels Road,
    Rivonia, 2056

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