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Panasonic Awarded INTERNET TELEPHONY's 2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone Honored for Exceptional Innovation</i> </p>

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Panasonic Awarded INTERNET TELEPHONY's 2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award09:00 EDT Tuesday, August 07, 2012 SECAUCUS, N.J. & NORWALK, Conn. (Business Wire) -- Panasonic, a leader in the business telephony market*, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, named the Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone a 2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award winner – presented by its publication, INTERNET TELEPHONY. “With every new product launch, Panasonic strives to meet the ever-changing technology needs of our customers in a variety of industries,” said Bill Savino, Marketing Manager for business communication solutions at Panasonic. “The TMC Labs Innovation Award serves as another prestigious recognition of Panasonic's focus on bringing to market innovative and scalable telecommunications offerings for businesses of all sizes.” The TMC Labs Innovation Award honors products that display innovation, unique features, and significant contributions toward improving communications technology. The TMC Labs Innovation Awards are given to those companies demonstrating ground-breaking contributions to the industry. “The TMC Labs Innovation Award represents the best and the most unique products and services that this industry has to offer. Panasonic has proven its commitment to quality and the further development of the IP communications industry through its Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone,” stated Tom Keating, CTO and TMC Labs Founder. “Congratulations to the entire team at Panasonic for earning this great honor. I look forward to seeing more innovative solutions from them as they continue to contribute to the future of IP communications,” Keating added. “Panasonic has been recognized for its exceptional work in advancing IP Communications. Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone has proven exceptional and its innovation has contributed to the advancement of the industry,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. The 2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award highlights are published in the July/August 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. About the Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone The Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone offers users a communication solution and business tool that can enhance operations in industries such as retail, education, healthcare and hospitality. Through the use of the high-quality video (H.264/720P) viewer and up to 16 integrated Panasonic Network Security Cameras, managers in retail environments can discreetly monitor a store with their desk phone from a back office or even from home. Users can choose a specific camera feed to view or opt for all feeds to run sequentially on the LCD screen. Similarly, school faculty and authorities can monitor potential emergency situations in classrooms from a secure area by viewing live video on the phone from Panasonic's PTZ network video cameras. Users can control integrated camera's pan, tilt and zoom functions directly from the phone's screen, ensuring they keep an eye on all areas of a room in an emergency. The KX-UT670 is equipped with a large 7-inch LCD touch screen, which allows for easy access to control phone features and installed applications. The open source-based operating system is programmable in Java, allowing for a company to utilize a variety of business-friendly applications or develop ones which are specifically designed to fit their needs. Applications can be easily loaded onto the phone using the built-in SD Memory Card Slot. Users can also take advantage of web browsing, access email directly from their phone and check daily calendar appointments with third-party applications. Coupling with a hosted or open-source PBX allows for simple, user-friendly configuration so users can easily set-up a phone system without the cost or hassle of installation services. Two 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports and Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability allow for simplified wiring and easy connection of a second device. Additional phone features include 3-way conference call support, phonebook, long handset cords, non-slip rubber feet, wall mounting option and a changeable angle stand. Pricing and Availability The Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone is available through authorized Panasonic resellers starting at $499.00 MSRP. Follow Panasonic for Business Receive updates and news from Panasonic for Business by connecting with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr and the Solutions for Business Blog. *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, which is a 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. About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazineINTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit www.itmag.com. About TMC TMC, celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines. TMCnet.com, which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events including Mobility Tech, M2M Evolution, Business Video, ChannelVision Expo, MSPWorld, Super WiFi, SUITS, LatinComm, HTML5 Summit Conferences and more.Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com Cohn & Wolfe for PanasonicHolly Luka, 415-365-8539 (direct)Holly.Luka@cohnwolfe.comPanasonicB2B.PR@cohnwolfe.comorTMCJan Pierret, 203-852-6800 ext. 228Marketing Managerjpierret@tmcnet.com