SOURCE: Panasonic


August 23, 2011 09:00 ET

Panasonic UF-5500 Business-Class Fax Rated 'Outstanding' by BERTL

Laser-Based MFP Awarded 5 Stars for Faxing, Copying, Printing and Scanning

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - Panasonic System Networks Company of America today announced receipt of BERTL's coveted "Outstanding" ranking for its Panafax UF-5500 high-speed, enhanced-security, business-class super G3 laser fax, print and scan product.

BERTL, a global leader in independent evaluation reports and comparative analyses of digital imaging products and workflow solutions, cited the UF-5500 for "exceptional" copy and print resolution, user-friendly controls and accessibility, "excellent built-in service and support," and high-speed automatic document feeding and print output.

"We are very proud that the UF-5500 earned at least four gold stars in every one of BERTL's 11 performance, productivity and usability categories," Panasonic System Networks Company of America President Bill Taylor said. "Considering how high BERTL sets their rating bar and their rigorous testing procedures, we are even more proud that the UF-5500 was awarded five stars in every core performance category: faxing, printing, copying and scanning."

In addition to topping the BERTL star chart for core functions, the UF-5500 received five stars for ease of use and 4.5 stars for security, build quality, image quality and price.

Summing up their in-depth 22-page evaluation of the Panafax UF-5500's document handling performance, network functions, ease of use, and maintenance procedures, BERTL's technicians called the UF-5500 as "ideal for any size office or workgroups that rely on faxes for their day-to-day work." They also noted that the standard 10/100 BaseTx Ethernet Port enables the UF-5500 to be "easily used" as a network laser printer, network color scanner or a network PC fax.

"During our extensive testing, this versatile fax and document management station performed exceptionally well," BERTL observed. "Specially designed for modern demanding offices... the Panafax UF-5500 is geared for true business-level faxing environments requiring a durable and dependable device... (we) highly recommend it."

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, medical imaging, office productivity 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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