News | May 2, 2012

Panasonic Introduces Feature-Rich Programmable Executive Desk Phone

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SIP phone delivers ease of use, flexibility and broad range of functionality to improve business communications

Secaucus, NJ – Panasonic, the leader in business and home telephone systems*, announced today the addition of the KX-UT248-B Executive Desk Phone to its current lineup of Session Initiated Protocol (SIP), UT Series telephones. Designed to complement existing telecommunication infrastructures, the KX-UT248-B is an easy-to-use, affordable SIP telephony solution offering user-friendly features, including an easy-to-read screen, soft keys and an XML interface for implementation of internet applications. The KX-UT-248-B provides functionality and flexibility for optimal business communications. 

“Panasonic has a long history of providing high-quality telephony solutions, and we are committed to offering more options to our business customers,” said Bill Savino, marketing manager for business communication solutions at Panasonic. “The KX-UT248-B is a feature-rich SIP endpoint that combines cutting-edge telephony with business-friendly features. It is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses across all industries who are looking to not only simplify but also enhance their efficiencies through improved business communications.”

The KX-UT248-B joins the existing KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone, KX-UT136-B, KX-UT133-B, KX-UT123-B and KX-UT113-B models in Panasonic’s UT series of SIP phones which offer reliable and clear multimedia communications, while remaining affordable and cost-effective. The new KX-UT284-B Executive Desk Phone features:

  • 4.4-inch greyscale LCD display screen
  • Certified on BroadSoft® Broadworks®, Digium® Asterisk® and Metaswitch platforms
  • High-definition, wide-band voice (handset, headset and full duplex speaker phone) for crisp, precise sound quality
  • Plug and Play configuration
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 BaseTX Ethernet port, PoE (Power over Ethernet) for Simplified Wiring and Connecting a Second Device
  • 3-way conferencing
  • 500 Entry Phonebook
  • Built-in Bluetooth Headset support
  • Low power consumption while in ECO mode
  • Two-year limited warranty

Session Initiation Protocol, or SIP for short, provides a stable connection between IP communication-based devices and applications that integrates with email, web, voice mail, instant messaging, multiparty conferencing and multimedia collaboration. Panasonic’s SIP phones are easy to use and are interoperable with the fast-growing market of Hosted Service Providers and with SIP-based IP PBX platforms. 

Pricing and Availability

The KX-UT248-B is available immediately through authorized Panasonic resellers starting at $349.00 MSRP. More information on the product is available at http://www.panasonic.com/business/psna/products-home-business/sip-communications/Hosted-Open-Source-Market/KX-UT248-B.aspx.

*For full calendar year 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.

Panasonic Solutions for Business
Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives innovation. 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 for business 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.

SOURCE: Panasonic

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