SOURCE: Panasonic


May 24, 2011 09:00 ET

Panasonic "8-in-1" Enterprise-in-a-Box MFP Wins Six Top BERTL Ratings

GCN Cites KX-MB2061 as "One of Top Ten Fastest" MFP Printers Ever Tested

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Panasonic System Networks Company of America today announced that BERTL, Inc., an industry-leading provider of independent, non-biased office machine evaluations, has named the Panasonic KX-MB2061 MFP an "outstanding next-generation multifunction communication" solution. The KX-MB2061 was awarded BERTL's coveted five-star rating in six categories: Printing, Scanning, Features, Ease of Use, Build Quality and Price.

In awarding the KX-MB2061 4.5 stars overall based on an aggregate of its scores in 11 areas, BERTL analysts noted that "Panasonic is redefining the typical MFP" by integrating an office phone and voicemail system supporting up to six handsets with laser printing, copying, faxing and color scanning functions.

Citing the KX-MB2061's "exceptional overall performance," BERTL product testers "were extremely impressed with the Panasonic KX-MB2061 for its above-average performance speeds, very good image quality, superb ease of use and innovative communication features."

In addition to winning awards, the KX-MB2061 has also been racking up stellar reviews from such highly respected B2B media outlet labs including CRN and GCN.

"We are honored that organizations like BERTL, CRN, and GCN have recognized the KX-MB2061 as a best-of-breed total office solution," Panasonic System Networks Company of America President Bill Taylor said. "The KX-MB2061 is the right product at the right time for small businesses, providing an affordable solution in a difficult business climate. It's flattering that the technology media and third-party analysts appreciate and support our products."

In February 2011, a CRN review by Edward Correia titled "Panasonic Means Multifunction" told its readers that "Panasonic has taken all-purpose devices to a new level with the KX-MB2061, (It) incorporates not just the usual printing, scanning, copying and faxing capabilities, but adds voice-mail and a cordless telephone system to the mix... The only thing missing is an optional coffee maker."

In addition to its SOHO-market friendly pricing and ability to "simplify and lower" small company costs, CRN reviewers were singularly impressed by the KX-MB2061's "easy setup," printing speed and performance, bundled scanning and OCR applications, and the "high-quality digital sound" delivered by Panasonic's DECT 6.0 telephone technology.

Evaluating the KX-MB2061 for GCN Labs, John Breeden II wrote that "one area where this MFP does shine is speed. It crunched our 30-page graphical document in 1 minute, 27 seconds, the same time it got for our all-text 30-page test print. That's in the top 10 quickest times ever recorded for an MFP, especially for graphical print speeds and considering the low $249 price tag.

"The KX-MB2061 would make a fine unit for home users who want to add basic printing, scanning and faxing capabilities to their home offices for not much money," Breeden added. "The cordless phone is (also) a great idea, and it's nice to find a company thinking outside the box."

About Panasonic System Networks Company of America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic System Networks Company of America, is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). A comprehensive business-to-business solutions provider, the company develops and delivers reliable, affordable, and flexible solutions for communication, collaboration, security and productivity. The complete suite of solutions addresses home and business communications, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, medical imaging, office productivity and high definition visual conferencing, keeping Panasonic customers connected, informed, accessible and secure. Information is available at Additional company information for journalists is available at

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