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Panasonic Receives 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY

Product of the Year Award

New Panasonic KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone Recognized for Innovation

 

Secaucus, NJ (February 2, 2012) — Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, the leader in small business phone systems*, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Panasonic’s  KX-UT670 Smart Desk SIP phone as a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. 

 

“We are honored to receive the 2011 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award for the KX-UT670,” said Bill Savino, Marketing Manager for business communication solutions at Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “This is Panasonic’s first SIP desk phone to be based on an open source-based operating system.  The KX-UT670 allows for integrated solutions to be developed for business communications and operations which are flexible, reliable and cost-effective.”

 

The KX-UT670 is equipped with a large 7-inch LCD touchscreen, which allows for easy access to and control of phone features and installed applications.  Through the use of the phone’s high-quality video (H.264/720P) viewer and up to 16 integrated Panasonic Network Security Cameras, managers in retail environments can discreetly monitor a store with their desk phone from a back office or even from home.  Similarly, in the education field, school faculty or authorities can monitor potential emergency situations in classrooms from a secure area by viewing live video on the phone from Panasonic’s PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) network video cameras. 

 

The KX-UT670’s Linux-based open source operating system is programmable, allowing for a company to utilize a variety of business-friendly smart phone applications or design new ones which are specific to their needs for business, facility and communication management.   In the healthcare field for example, a user can develop applications to enhance business such as nurse call systems.  In the hospitality industry room service can be simplified by enabling a guest to use the touchscreen to order.  Additionally, applications can be developed for office facility control, allowing a user the ability to regulate temperature, open or close blinds and unlock doors remotely. 

“I am happy to grant Panasonic a Product of the Year Award. The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified that KX-UT670 SIP Phone displays quality and innovation plus provides real solutions in the marketplace,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I would like to congratulate the entire team at Panasonic for their commitment to advancing IP communication technologies.”

2011 Product of the Year winners are published in the January/February 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, (www.itmag.com). INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the authority in IP communication since 1998™.

 For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

*For full calendar year of 2010 and first quarter of 2011 in North America. By the Parsippany, NJ based information technology market research firm T3i Group. Defined by T3i Group as the sum of key/hybrid, PBX, and IP-PBX business phone systems with 2-40 extensions.
*For full calendar year of 2010 globally. By the UK-based market research firm MZA Ltd. Defined by MZA as the Corded PBX/IP PBX systems under 100 category.

About Panasonic Solutions for Business
Through its broad range of integrated business technology solutions, Panasonic empowers professionals to do their best work. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to reach their full potential, achieve competitive advantage and improve outcomes. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional displays and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic Solutions Company’s full line of products can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at
www.panasonic.com.

About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space.  For more information, please visit www.itmag.com.

 

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.  TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines.  TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event.  In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0:Bringing SIP to the Web; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

Editorial Contacts:
Lori Chiazzo
Panasonic
201-348-7182
lori.chiazzo@us.panasonic.com

Kasia McManamon
GLA Communications
908-889-8300 x106
kasia@glapr.com

TMC Contact:                                                                          

Jan Pierret

Marketing Manager

203-852-6800, ext. 228                                                              

jpierret@tmcnet.com                                                                 

 
 
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