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Norstar - Compact 3x8

To succeed in business today, a company must be faster, smarter, and more reliable than the competition. There’s a communications system that helps small businesses gain these critical advantages. It’s the Norstar Compact 3x8 telephone system.

The Norstar Compact 3x8 offers the following advantages:
  • It's flexible, dependable, and loaded with features.
  • It helps you get more out of every workday.
  • You can manage calls better to improve customer service.
  • Your business can easily add options, like voice mail, as needed.

Flexible, dependable, and loaded with features

The simple, yet sophisticated, Norstar Compact 3x8 system was designed specifically for small businesses:
  • It’s expandable up to 3 lines and 8 extensions, and lets you easily add enhancements as your business needs change. What’s more, moving to the next Norstar platform is easy and cost-effective. Your original investment in telephones and some peripherals is protected because they can be used with any Norstar system.
  • Digital technology assures reliability and clearer sound, while positioning you for future advances.
  • With one of the industry’s lowest failure rates, Norstar is the best-selling small system for businesses worldwide.
  • A wide variety of features—standard, not options—save you time and money while simplifying communications in your busy office.

Get more out of your work day

Time is scarce in your business—there’s never enough time to get it all done. Norstar saves you valuable time and helps you squeeze more productivity from each day. Norstar telephones with built-in LCD Windows integrate seamlessly with the Compact 3x8. Instructions for using Norstar features appear in the LCD Window to make using the system easy. So you and your employees get more done—without time-consuming, often costly, telephone training.

Better call handling improves customer service

Whether it’s a key client or valuable supplier, every call to your business is important. Norstar simplifies communications and prevents “dropped” and “abandoned” calls.

  • Transferring calls is easy. Simply announce the call and send it. If the other line is busy or unanswered, the call returns to you.
  • Tones and Music on Hold assure callers to your company that they haven’t been forgotten or disconnected. And with Held Line Reminder, you don’t forget that important caller is holding.
  • Discriminating Ringing makes it easy to distinguish between internal and external calls and respond appropriately.
  • Paging enables you to quickly locate a co-worker by making an announcement through Norstar phones, auxiliary speakers or both.
  • The Conference feature lets you quickly bring a third person into a conversation. And, if you’re unsure how to use this feature, check your LCD Window for step-by-step instructions.

Options Can be Easily Added

Norstar’s flexible design makes it easy to add software and hardware options for your business, including:

  • Norstar Applications, like Norstar Flash voice messaging or Norstar Voice Mail, both with integrated Automated Attendant, to assure your calls are answered 24 hours a day;
  • Analog Terminal Adapters to connect computer modems, fax machines, credit card terminals, and other analog devices without the need for a dedicated line;
  • Station Message Detail Recording (SMDR) to track your calling activity for monitoring telephone costs and assigning codes for client billing;
  • And more.


  • Phone and voicemail systems for any business – small to large
  • Sales, installation and maintenance
  • Full range of cabling for voice and data:
    Cat5e, Cat6, Fiber Optic, Coaxial
  • Certification of Cat5e and Cat6 cabling
  • We will buy your old phone and voicemail systems



3 x 8


6x System
10x System
24x System
9112 Sets


BCM 50 Overview
BCM 200 + 400 Overview


Flash Voicemail
Call Pilot 100
Call Pilot 150


Audio Conferencing Unit
T-Series Sets

For more information, email inquiries to info@portacabling.com