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Panasonic

October 03, 2011 10:23 ET

Panasonic Announces Interoperability With Metaswitch Networks Platform

SIP KX-UT Series Telephones Certified for Metaswitch Networks' Mosaic Partner Program

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Metaswitch Forum 2011 -- Panasonic System Networks Company of America, recognized as the number one choice for small business phone systems*, today announced certification for interoperability of the KX-UT series of SIP telephones with Metaswitch Networks' platform, a recognition that signals admission into Metaswitch Networks' Mosaic Partner Program.

A leading provider of next generation communication carrier systems and software solutions, Metaswitch Networks' Mosaic Partner Program provides a framework for third-party vendors to ensure solutions are certified with the company's platforms. To achieve certification, Panasonic's KX-UT series had to pass a rigorous set of interoperability tests, encompassing basic functionality, advanced calling features, scalability and reliability.

Panasonic's new KX-UT series was introduced in August 2011 and offers a communications solution for small and mid-size businesses that utilize the latest in Hosted and Open Source PBX technology. Featuring wide-band, high-definition audio (G. 722 codec) coupled with Echo Cancellation and an expanded acoustic chamber, the KX-UT series offers crisp sound quality for crystal clear conversation. In addition, the telephones feature built-in high-quality speakers and microphones and select models are compatible with Plantronics' line of DECT wireless headsets, making hands-free conversation convenient.

Models in the KX-UT series are designed to complement a company's existing communication infrastructure, yielding a low total cost of ownership. Select models feature two data ports, so users can connect a second network device without the time and expense of running an additional Ethernet cable. All KX-UT series models are Power over Ethernet (PoE) ready which eliminates the needs for additional electrical adaptors. The energy-saving Eco Mode offers lowered power consumption and a two-year limited warranty protects a user's investment well into the life of the phone.

"As a market leader in business telephones, Panasonic is committed to delivering innovative capabilities and superior performance that offer reliable, flexible and cost-effective communications solutions for our small to mid-sized business customers," said Bill Taylor, President, Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "By working with an extensive array of solutions partners we are able to expand the interoperability of our phone systems to include a variety of network platforms and ensure our customers have a wide range of options to meet their business communications needs."

"Through our relationship with Panasonic, we are able to offer our customers a highly-integrated and reliable communications system that addresses all of their business requirements," said Ken Cavanaugh, Director of Business Development for Metaswitch. "Panasonic provides Metaswitch customers with the advanced calling features and functionality needed to remain competitive while offering the scalability needed to preserve the initial investment."

KX-UT Series Details:
KX-UT136 and KX-UT133
The top models, KX-UT136-B and KX-UT133-B, are user-friendly and easy to operate, with 24 programmable feature/functionality keys. The KX-UT136-B features a six-line backlit graphical LCD and 2 Ethernet ports, while the KX-UT133-B offers a three-line backlit graphical LCD and 2 Ethernet ports.

KX-UT123 and KX-UT113
As standard models, the KX-UT123-B and KX-UT113-B are breaking barriers by offering HD Voice, PoE and two-year warranty. The UT123 features a three-line backlit graphical LCD and two Ethernet ports, while the UT113-B has a three-line graphical LCD and one Ethernet port. They both offer ease-of-use at a competitive price for excellent return on investment.

In addition to the new interoperability certification on Metaswitch Networks platforms, the UT Series phones are also certified on BroadSoft® Broadworks® and Digium® Asterisk® platforms.

* For full calendar year of 2010 and first quarter of 2011. 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.

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 Cloud-based services, other home and business communications, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, and high definition visual conferencing, keeping Panasonic customers connected, informed, accessible and secure. Information is available at www.panasonic.com/psna. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

About Metaswitch Forum 2011
Now in its eighth year, the Metaswitch Forum is firmly established as a premier event for service providers that are embracing the move to all-IP networking and services. With more than 200 service providers attending from around the world, Metaswitch customers and prospects value the opportunity to talk technology, analyze trends, share marketing ideas and explore solutions at our Mosaic partner expo. This year's event looks closely at the impact of customer mobility and the migration to ever more intelligent endpoints interacting with a cloud service core. Featuring customer, celebrity and executive keynote speakers, specialized tracks and continuous networking opportunities, Forum 2011 runs from October 3-6 at the Bellagio Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. For more information, visit http://www.metaswitchforum.com/ or #mforum2011.

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