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February 15, 2012 09:48 ET

Panasonic Receives Recognition in Today's Facility Manager Readers' Choice Awards

Panasonic Honored in the Office Technology/Equipment Category

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, the leader in small business phone systems*, announced today that Panasonic has been named a 2012 Today's Facility Magazine (TFM) Readers' Choice Award winner in the office technology/equipment category. The Readers' Choice Awards are voted on each year by TFM magazine readers and are chosen based on criteria including product or service reliability, aesthetics, value and customer service.

"We are honored to receive a 2012 Readers' Choice Award from Today's Facility Magazine," said Bill Savino, Marketing Manager for business communication solutions at Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "Panasonic is committed to providing facility managers with robust, highly reliable communications solutions that are stylish and cost effective for the modern facility. This award truly speaks to the customer choice, and Panasonic is pleased to be recognized by the people that we serve every day in the business community with our end-to-end business solutions."

Panasonic offers a suite of office technology and equipment solutions for business owners. The company's document and imaging products provide business owners with high-output, high-performance, multi-function units that allow for seamless integration of scanning, printing, copying and faxing.

Panasonic HD Visual Communications (HDVC) System makes it possible to instantaneously communicate and collaborate with colleagues and industry experts wherever they happen to be. With full HD 1080i video and 360° audio delivered over a standard broadband connection, the Panasonic HDVC System allows companies to save money by reducing travel and improving productivity.

Panasonic's phone systems offer users a wide variety of choices including analog, digital, IP and SIP phones and systems that can handle up to 1000 lines or more. The company's Business Phone Systems offer enhanced technology to suit a business' needs with the ability to seamlessly expand the network, reduce costs by leveraging existing networks and centralize feature access for multiple office locations.

Panasonic's SIP phones are easy-to-use and are interoperable with the fast-growing market of Hosted Voice Service Providers and open source, SIP-based PBX platforms, giving our customers clear, cost-effective communication solutions. The SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone, Panasonic's newest SIP-based offering, is equipped with a large, 7-inch LCD touchscreen allowing for easy access to and control of phone features and installed applications, and is equipped with a high-quality video viewer that allows for video calls and integration for up to 16 Panasonic Network Security Cameras. The open-source based operating system allows for the development of a variety of applications which can enhance productivity for business, facility and communication management.

"The February 2012 issue of Today's Facility Manager celebrates our 19th annual Readers' Choice Awards," said Susan Coene, Co-President of Group C Media Inc., parent company of TFM. "The Readers' Choice Awards program recognizes and celebrates first-class products, services, and solutions within the facility management community. To earn the recognition and respect of facility managers who spend much of their working lives purchasing products and services for their facilities is an impressive achievement, and we congratulate all our winners."

* 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.

* For full calendar year of 2010 globally. By the UK-based market research firm MZA Ltd. Defined by MZA as the Corded PBX/IP PBX systems under 100 category.

About Panasonic Solutions for Business
Through its broad range of integrated business technology solutions, Panasonic empowers professionals to do their best work. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to reach their full potential, achieve competitive advantage and improve outcomes. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional displays and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic Solutions Company's full line of products can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking (http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2011-Report/BestGlobalGreenBrandsTable-2011.aspx). As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas/. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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