PANASONIC SELECTS tekVizion LABS TO MANAGE NEW SIP INTEROPERABILITY AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

New program provides easier and faster interoperability testing for service provider and reseller partners

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Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of business telephone systems, today announced it has selected tekVizion Labs, an independent and objective third-party testing and verification service to manage its new SIP Interoperability and Certification program.  

With this new program in place, Panasonic’s service provider and reseller partners can now take advantage of a streamlined SIP testing process. By more quickly developing and verifying interoperability with Panasonic’s business telephone systems and SIP trunks, partners can speed the delivery of a range of advanced unified communications applications and services while helping their SMB customers reduce their monthly telephony costs.

“With more than a decade of experience verifying hardware and software interoperability for many of the industry’s top manufacturers, tekVizion is helping us deploy a new, streamlined process that provides tremendous value to our service provider and reseller partners,” said Kim Murtagh, senior product manager for Unified Communications, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “SIP trunking is a fast growing market and interoperability is the key to success. Our new certification program helps our partners eliminate barriers and more quickly bring new services to market.”

“We continue to broaden our portfolio of industry leading manufacturers who leverage our expertise to help their partners complete important SIP interoperability testing in a timely and cost effective manner and Panasonic is no exception,” said Darlene Smith, senior director of partner alliances for tekVizion. “We look forward to working with Panasonic’s partners and to accelerating time-to-market for important IP applications and services.”

For more information about Panasonic’s new SIP Interoperability and Certification program, please visit www.tekvizion.com/testing/panasonic.

About tekVizion PVS Inc.
tekVizion PVS Inc. offers consulting, custom applications, integration, and support services for VoIP and unified communications solutions. The company’s product-agnostic, third-party independent test lab, tekVizion Labs, is the first interoperability certification lab of its kind. tekVizion Labs offers a full suite of testing services, including interoperability, solution, conformance, product assessments, and outsourced testing. tekVizion uses its real-world, multi-vendor integration, test experience, and proven processes to give vendors integrated, deployment-ready UC solutions. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas with offices in London and Chennai, India.
tekVizion can be reached at +1 214.242.5900, info@tekVizion.com, or on the Web at http://www.tekVizion.com.

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