SOURCE: Panasonic


October 12, 2010 10:00 ET

Panasonic Named Leader in Small Business Phone Systems for First Half 2010

Latest Research Confirms Panasonic Retains #1 Market Share for North America

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  Panasonic System Networks Company of America today announced that it continues to lead the small business telephone market* by achieving #1 market share in North America for the first half of calendar year 2010. The new market information was released by the Parsippany, NJ-based information technology market research firm T3i Group in September of this year.

The T3i report, "InfoTrack for Enterprise Communications, North America," reports that Panasonic achieved 21% market share for the North American market in Q1 with a 6 point lead over competitor Vertical Communications and 20% in Q2 with a 3 point lead over Avaya/Nortel. The executive summary also notes that Panasonic experienced "solid gains in line shipments," reporting 6.2% growth quarter-over-quarter for Q1, and 19% growth for Q2. Year-over-year shipments were up 26.3% and 4% for the first two quarters respectively.

"Panasonic offers one of the industry's most comprehensive portfolios of reliable, affordable, and flexible solutions for small and medium-sized businesses," said Bill Taylor, President of Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "Our consistent performance quarter after quarter reflects this commitment. Business decision-makers know that they can count on Panasonic solutions to deliver exceptional performance and enhanced productivity, which translates into an improved bottom line for our customers."

Panasonic business telephone systems continue to be the top choice for small and medium-size businesses and also continue to be the top brand for custom installers. A recent survey conducted by CEPro magazine concludes that 80% of the installers surveyed reported using Panasonic telephone products. **

* Defined by T3i Group as the sum of key/hybrid, PBX, and converged business phone systems with 2-40 extensions.
** CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis, published June 2010 by EH Publishing.

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, office productivity solutions, 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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