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Panasonic

July 08, 2010 09:00 ET

Panasonic Raises the Standard for Cordless Telephone Performance and Features

2010 Lineup Offers Proprietary DECT 6.0 PLUS Technology and Time-Saving Features for Busy Homes

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  Panasonic, the leading manufacturer of cordless home telephones worldwide,* today announced that all of its 2010 cordless home telephone systems, available at retailers nationwide, feature proprietary DECT 6.0 PLUS performance for optimal sound quality and extended range. Additionally, the phones offer extended battery life and a variety of time-saving and convenience features designed for the way today's multi-tasking families use their cordless phones.

Panasonic's 2010 cordless phones are designed with feedback from extensive consumer research and raise the bar on performance in three key ways:

Improved Voice Quality
In response to consumer demand, Panasonic's proprietary DECT 6.0 PLUS technology provides better quality reception by increasing the error-correction rate by 80 times compared with Panasonic's prior DECT 6.0 models.

Extended Battery Life
2010 Panasonic cordless phones feature Intelligent Eco Mode, which automatically lowers the handset's power consumption when used near the base station. The result is up to 13 hours of continuous talk time on average, compared to 11 hours of continuous talk time when not using Intelligent Eco Mode.

Double the Transmission Distance with Range Extender Module
The new Range Extender module, included with the KX-TG4053B and sold separately as an accessory for all other 2010 models (SRP $29.95), doubles the effective transmission distance between the base unit and handsets when compared with previous models.

"As part of our commitment to 'ideas for life,' we conduct extensive consumer research and continually improve the features and performance of our cordless home telephones to address our customers' needs," said Bill Taylor, President of Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "Whether it's superior performance and value or simply the ability to block unwanted calls or talk comfortably without dropping the phone while making dinner, Panasonic cordless phones are designed to complement today's busy lifestyles."

Key features offered in the 2010 Panasonic cordless phone lineup are:

  • Call Block** -- Block unwanted calls by creating a Call Block list with Caller ID information; blocked callers get a busy signal.
  • Silent Mode* -- Prevent a bedside handset (or any handset) from ringing at specified times.
  • Talking Caller ID/Alarm/Battery Alert** -- Announces Caller ID info between rings so you don't have to be near the phone to know who is calling. Text-to-speech technology also enables talking alarms such as "it's time for lunch" and reminders such as "please charge" the handset.
  • Non-slip Handset Design** -- Rubberized grip makes it easier to cradle the phone when you need your hands free.
  • Energy Star® Certified -- Phones use about one-third less energy than non-qualified models.
  • Expandable -- The system supports up to six handsets.

Panasonic's new cordless phones are organized into three series, each offering the exclusive features outlined below.

KX-TG7500 Series Featuring Choice Mail and Extra-large Display
Choice Mail enables users to quickly view and play back messages in any order; no need to wade through other messages to get to the one you want. Handsets have a large 2.1-inch backlit LCD that displays Caller ID info for up to five messages at a time. Sold in bundles with one to four handsets, the system features four-way conference capability and a cordless base unit with a digital answering system. Suggested retail prices range from $69.95 to $129.95, depending on the number of handsets included. Available in piano black finish.

KX-TG6500 Series with Smart Wall-Mount
Ideal for kitchen use, the 6500 series phones feature a sleek, low-profile cordless base unit that can quickly and easily be mounted on the wall. Sold in bundles from one to five handsets, the system offers four-way conference capability and is available with dial keypad on the base (KX-TG6540 series) and digital answering machine (KX-TG6530 series). The SRP for this series ranges from $39.95-$159.95.

KX-TG4000 Series with Range Extender
Bundled with three handsets and Range Extender, the KX-TG4053B offers four-way conference capability, handset locator and a digital answering system at an SRP of $109.95.

The KX-TG4030 series is bundled with one to three handsets and includes all the features above except Range Extender. SRPs range from $49.95-$109.95. 

The budget-conscious 4020 series is bundled with up to four handsets and features four-way conference capability, handset locator and a digital answering system. SRPs range from $39.95-$99.95. The KX-TG4010 series, bundled with up to three handsets and without the answering system, is available at SRPs from $29.95-$69.95. Both come in champagne finish.

For more information about Panasonic telephones, please visit www.panasonic.com/phonestuff.

* MZA, Ltd., "World Consumer Cordless Telephony Market," April 2010. Data is for calendar year 2009.
** Not available on the KX-TG4020 and 4010 series phones.

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 www.panasonic.com/psna. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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