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John Pope for Jive Communications, Inc.
PANASONIC ANNOUCES JIVE AND ONSIP AS FIRST PANASONIC SIP HOSTED PREFERRED PARTNERS
Alliance Will Provide Complete Hosted PBX Solution for End Users
Secaucus, NJ, February 19, 2013 – Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, the leader in small business telephone systems[i], today announced Jive and OnSIP as the first Panasonic SIP Hosted Preferred Partners in its new program. In order to provide a complete hosted PBX solution for its customers, Panasonic’s alliance with OnSIP and Jive, along with its broad network of authorized resellers, will provide rich service features, high quality Panasonic SIP phones and valuable support, to meet the telephony needs of end users in all business environments.
OnSIP helps over 15,000 businesses easily administer their phone system in the cloud and increase productivity with a real-time communication dashboard (manage phone calls, chats, presence, and voicemail). Businesses who select OnSIP through resellers also benefit from exclusive discounts and a personal touch.
Jive Communications offers an industry-leading VoIP system and acclaimed customer support, in addition to Jive SIP trunks, which can be deployed for customers with existing Panasonic PBX systems as a simple replacement for telephony connectivity or in hybrid solutions that integrate Hosted SIP Endpoints with premise-based PBX and Key systems. This capability provides customers with a unique solution that includes the best of hosted and premise technology.
This alliance brings together Panasonic’s award-winning SIP phones and its extensive reseller network with service and support from Jive and OnSIP to provide customers with reliable, affordable hosted phone solutions, including predictable costs, flexibility, support for multi-site and remote workers, and rich feature and applications suites. Additionally, customers with tight budgets who prefer to pay operational expenses on a monthly basis can take advantage of a hosted PBX service’s ability to provide lower upfront costs and the flexibility to add and remove users, as needed. Utilizing Panasonic authorized Business Telephony Systems (BTS) resellers, end users will receive on-site support during installation as well as ongoing support and expertise for their business telephone solutions.
"The benefits of hosted SIP phone systems are especially compelling for SMBs where every dollar counts and productivity is a priority," said Bill Savino, Marketing Manager for business communication solutions at Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "Working with OnSIP and Jive, in conjunction with our highly trained BTS reseller community , offers the affordability, flexibility, rich features, and ongoing support businesses across the country are looking for in a hosted PBX offering."
For more information about Panasonic’s SIP phones, please visit www.panasonic.com/sip . For more information about OnSIP, please visit http://www.onsip.com. For more information about Jive, please visit getjive.com.
Having helped over 15,000 customers, OnSIP is a leading provider of business VoIP service to small and medium-sized businesses. OnSIP customers enjoy the benefits of a business class phone system, without the traditional high cost, burden, and inflexibility. For more information, visit http://www.onsip.com.
As the premier provider of hosted VoIP and video solutions for business, education, and government institutions across the U.S., Jive Communications is well-known for their reliable network, ever-expanding feature set, and competitive pricing. Jive customers have rated them as the top commercial VoIP provider in the U.S. The Jive experience includes access to a simple, yet powerful, hosted communication solution for a fraction of the commitment and price of a traditional telephone system. For more information visit http://www.getjive.com/
Panasonic Solutions for Business
Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing, visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) 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, which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).
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About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is committed to becoming the electronics industry's leader in green innovation by its one-hundredth anniversary in 2018. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
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 For full calendar year 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.