|[May 02, 2012]
Panasonic Introduces Feature-Rich Programmable Executive Desk Phone
SECAUCUS, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Panasonic (News - Alert), the leader in business and home telephone systems*, announced
today the addition of the KX-UT248-B
Executive Desk Phone (News - Alert) to its current lineup of Session Initiated Protocol
(SIP), UT Series telephones. Designed to complement existing
telecommunication infrastructures, the KX-UT248-B is an easy-to-use,
affordable SIP telephony solution offering user-friendly features,
including an easy-to-read screen, soft keys and an XML interface for
implementation of internet applications. The KX-UT-248-B provides
functionality and flexibility for optimal business communications.
"Panasonic has a long history of providing high-quality telephony
solutions, and we are committed to offering more options to our business
customers," said Bill Savino, marketing manager for business
communication solutions at Panasonic. "The KX-UT248-B is a feature-rich
SIP endpoint that combines cutting-edge telephony with business-friendly
features. It is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses across all
industries who are looking to not only simplify but also enhance their
efficiencies through improved business communications."
The KX-UT248-B joins the existing KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone, KX-UT136-B,
KX-UT133-B, KX-UT123-B and KX-UT113-B models in Panasonic's UT series of
SIP phones which offer reliable and clear multimedia communications,
while remaining affordable and cost-effective. The new KX-UT284-B
Executive Desk Phone features:
4.4-inch greyscale LCD display screen
Certified on BroadSoft® Broadworks®, Digium (News - Alert)® Asterisk® and Metaswitch
High-definition, wide-band voice (handset, headset and full duplex
speaker phone) for crisp, precise sound quality
Plug and Play configuration
2 x 10/100/1000 BaseTX Ethernet port, PoE (Power over Ethernet) for
Simplified Wiring and Connecting a Second Device
500 Entry Phonebook
Built-in Bluetooth Headset support
Low power consumption while in ECO mode
Two-year limited warranty
Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert), or SIP for short, provides a stable
connection between IP communication-based devices and applications that
integrates with email, web, voice mail, instant messaging, multiparty
conferencing and multimedia collaboration. Paasonic's SIP phones are
easy to use and are interoperable with the fast-growing market of Hosted
Service Providers and with SIP-based IP PBX (News - Alert) platforms.
Pricing and Availability
The KX-UT248-B is available immediately through authorized Panasonic
resellers starting at $349.00 MSRP. More information on the product is
available at http://www.panasonic.com/business/psna/products-home-business/sip-communications/Hosted-Open-Source-Market/KX-UT248-B.aspx.
*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.
*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.
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 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 for
business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com.
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 was the only Consumer Electronics
company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global
Green Brands 2011 ranking (http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2011-Report/BestGlobalGreenBrandsTable-2011.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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