SOURCE: Panasonic

Panasonic

July 08, 2010 09:00 ET

Panasonic's Bluetooth-Powered Link-to-Cell System Makes Missed Cell Calls at Home a Thing of the Past

With or Without a Landline, Make and Receive Cell Phone Calls Using DECT 6.0 PLUS™ Technology for Improved Sound Quality

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  People who have missed important cell phone calls at home because they didn't hear the phone ring or couldn't get to it in time can find a solution in Panasonic's Link-to-Cell® system, available now at retail nationwide.

Ideal for busy professionals and multitasking parents, Link-to-Cell uses Bluetooth technology to enable users to make and receive cell phone calls using Panasonic handsets placed around the home. Simply place the Link-to-Cell base unit wherever cell service is strongest and pair up to two Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to the system; it is possible to assign distinctive ring tones to each registered cell phone. Once paired, calls to either cell phone will ring on all compatible handsets around the home (system is expandable to up to six handsets). Households with landline service may switch between a cell phone call and a landline call that come in at the same time.

The Panasonic Link-to-Cell also offers a Phonebook Copy feature; using Bluetooth, consumers may transfer up to 600 names and numbers from their cell phone address book to the built-in handset directory. 

For additional convenience, the Link-to-Cell system may be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled headset for hands-free talking.

"Many people depend on their cell phones for their home or business and don't want to miss an important call from a child or a client because of spotty cell service at home or because the phone isn't within easy reach," said Bill Taylor, President of Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "Panasonic's Link-to-Cell system makes the frustration of missed cell calls at home a thing of the past."

The Link-to-Cell system also works in homes that do not have a landline. Through Panasonic's Link-to-Cell technology, cord-cutters can now make and receive cell calls on comfortable home phone handsets without paying for home phone service.

As with other 2010 Panasonic cordless telephones, Link-to-Cell offers the following exclusive features:

  • Proprietary DECT 6.0 PLUS™ technology for high quality sound and extended range.
  • Intelligent Eco Mode for extended battery life; automatically reduces handset power consumption when used near the base station.
  • 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 (or any individual) handset from ringing at specified times.
  • 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.
  • Optional Range Extender module -- Doubles effective transmission range between base station and handsets.

The Panasonic Link-to-Cell system (model #KX-TG6582T) carries a suggested retail price (SRP) of $99.95. Additional handsets (model #KX-TGA401B) are available at an SRP of $39.95. The optional Range Extender module is available at an SRP of $29.95.

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

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.

Contact Information