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November 30, 2011 10:41 ET

Panasonic Helps Non-Profits Cut Costs During Tough Economic Times

Panasonic Offers Affordable Flexible Communication Solutions and Financing Options to Aid Non-Profits

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - Like businesses nationwide, non-profit organizations have suffered in the financial crisis, forcing cuts on already stretched budgets. The impact of these budget cuts often seeps into decisions on much-needed office equipment, like new computer technology and telecommunication systems. Panasonic System Networks Company of America, the leader in small business telephone systems*, is now offering flexible, affordable solutions that empower non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations, and help to reduce communication costs.

Offering bundled communication solutions for different sized installations, Panasonic provides non-profit organizations the updated equipment that they require in order to provide flexible communication solutions, while streamlining system needs to reduce monthly costs. As part of a commitment to help non-profits succeed, Panasonic is offering non-profit organizations savings up to 45% on bundled solutions and a 7-Year Extended Service Plan/Program through Marlin Leasing.

"This volatile economy has impacted businesses across all industries, but the non-profit organizations have really felt the effects. We realize affordability is critical, especially for non-profits, so we created exclusive financing options that will help make our solutions more affordable," said Bill Taylor, President, Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "Several non-profits are already taking advantage of our great financing program to get the best technology and most cost-effective, flexible communications solutions on the market."

Panasonic provides a variety of business communications system configurations and versatile connection options, from traditional telephony to advanced IP phones, to fit any non-profit organizational need, no matter how basic or complex. Flexible networking options allow off-site employees and volunteers to stay connected to the office or allow multiple locations to utilize a centralized telephony system. Additionally, key phone features like Auto Attendant, Call Routing and DECT Wireless Handsets provide tightly staffed operations with the ability to operate more efficiently.

Panasonic recently worked with the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation to solve communications challenges at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia, California, which is governed through a private/public collaboration between the Foundation and the County of Los Angeles through the Parks and Recreation Department. With a new responsibility of maintaining the facility's data and phone infrastructure, which was previously supported by the county, the Foundation decided to upgrade the existing telecommunications system to one that was current, easy-to-use, flexible and would offer cost-savings. After an extensive search for a new phone system, Panasonic's phone systems surfaced as the Foundation's top choice. The Foundation hired Datafone Communications to install the Panasonic KX-TDE200 system, a converged IP-PBX system that supports up to 256 total extensions and 128 CO lines, and the KX-TVA200 voice processing system with 12 ports. The resulting communications solution provided the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden with significant savings on monthly communication operation costs, allowing them to allocate those funds for other areas of its operations that needed help.

Panasonic is currently offering the following business communications solutions to qualified non-profit organizations:

  • KX-TDA50G Hybrid IP-PBX System
  • KX-TDE100/200/600 Converged IP-PBX Systems
  • KX-NCP500/1000 IP Communication Systems
  • KX-TVA Voice Processing Systems
  • High Definition Visual Communications (HDVC)
  • CTI/Applications Software

To read the full case study on The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation, please click here.

For more detail on Panasonic's Finance Solutions program, visit www.panasonic.com/bts for information on the products (listed above) included in the program.

*For full calendar year of 2010 and first quarter 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.

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.

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