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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, announced 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 honoured 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™.

About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)

PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU’s goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organizations efficiency and performance. We help organizations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays and rugged mobile PCs. With around 500 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.

The new PSCEU is made up of four business divisions:

 

"Communication Solutions including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and HD video conferencing systems."
 
Visual System Solutions including projectors, interactive whiteboards, presentation aids and displays. Panasonic is the European market leader in projectors with 28% revenue share.
 
Professional Camera Solutions including professional audio visual, security and integrated machine vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.
 
Computer Product Solutions including the Toughbook range of rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. Panasonic Toughbook is European rugged notebook market leader with 62.9% market share in 2010 (VDC, June 2011).

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 8.69 trillion yen (€79 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2011. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/

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.

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More Information:
Panasonic Marketing Europe

TMC Contact:
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com