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PANASONIC COMPLETES NEW PHONE INTEROPERABILITY TESTING WITH BROADSOFT

 

New KX-UTG200B & KX-UTG300B SIP-based Phones Available for Hosted UC Solutions

 

NEWARK, NJ (October 14, 2014) –Panasonic, a leading provider of business telephone systems[i],

 

announced today that its latest UTG Series of SIP-based telephones, the KX-UTG200B and KX-UTG300B, have successfully completed interoperability testing with BroadSoft’s BroadWorks platform, enhancing the devices with a  recognition that signals interoperability with BroadWorks.Hosted cloud service providers using the BroadSoft BroadWorksplatform can now take advantage of the BroadWorks feature-rich platform on Panasonic’s KX-UTG200B and KX-UTG300B phones. BroadSoft’s BroadWorks enables service providers to offer a comprehensive range of consumer and business Unified Communications, including voice, video, instant messaging, desktop sharing, file share and video, from a single telephony application server. 

 

Panasonic’s new SIP phones passed a variety of rigorous interoperability tests including basic functionality, advanced calling features, scalability and reliability. These new SIP phones are designed to support business-class services delivered by a hosted service provider requiring no platform hardware investment and can be configured and set-up to run services on an internal hardware platform. Enterprise customers benefit from a feature-rich, affordable SIP telephony solution and low total cost of ownership. Panasonic and BroadSoft work together to support business customers who want to take advantage of the cost-efficiency, flexibility, advanced capabilities and high-performance standards of hosted telephony solutions.

 

“We have a longstanding relationship with BroadSoft, and we continue to work together to expand the interoperability of our phones with their core BroadWorx platform to ensure our customers can take full advantage of the rich feature set to meet their business communications needs.” said Kim Murtagh, Senior Product Manager for Panasonic Business Telephone Systems. “As a market leader in business telephones, Panasonic is committed to delivering high quality, fully interoperable and cost-effective unified communications solutions for all of our business customers’ needs.”

 

“We have enjoyed our lasting relationship with Panasonic and continue to work closely with them to provideour customers with the most advanced unified communications offers,” said Leslie Ferry, vice president marketing, BroadSoft. “By providing access to our unified communications services on Panasonic’s UTG Series of SIP-based telephones we are offering users enhanced flexibility in how they choose to access their UC services.”

 

For a full list of key features of the KX-UTG200B & KX-UTG300B SIP phones, please visit: http://www.panasonic.com/SIP

 

Pricing and Availability

The KX-UTG200 and KX-UTG300 Series will become widely available on May 13, 2014 at a suggested retail price of $269 and $379, respectively. Users may also purchase a KX-UTA336 Expansion Module at a suggested retail price of $199. Panasonic’s SIP phones come standard with an industry leading two-year warranty, offering guaranteed reliability and unquestionable value to any size business.

 

For more information on Panasonic’s full line of SIP-based Business Communication Phones, please visit http://www.panasonic.com/SIP

 

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Panasonic delivers game-changing technology solutions that deliver a customized experience to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our customers’ customers. Panasonic engineers reliable products and solutions that help to create, capture and deliver data of all types, where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, visual communications (projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD video production. 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.

 

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 us.panasonic.com/business-solutions/.

 

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft is the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol networks. The Company's core communications platform enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling, messaging and collaboration communication services, including private branch exchanges, video calling, text messaging and converged mobile and fixed-line services.

 

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use.  The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.  In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ.  Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.

 

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[i]For full calendar year of 2012 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.