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[December 12, 2012]

Panasonic Announces Interoperability Certification for Its SIP Telephones With Virtual PBX

SECAUCUS, N.J. --(Business Wire)--

Panasonic (News - Alert) System Communications Company of North America, the leader in business telephone systems1, today announced that Virtual PBX has certified nearly all Panasonic SIP Business Phones2 for use with all Virtual PBX (News - Alert) services. This alliance brings together Panasonic's award winning SIP Phones and Virtual PBX's award winning hosted PBX phone system, to provide a comprehensive, full-featured hosted phone service for small and medium-sized businesses.

Panasonic's SIP phones offer flexible, cost-effective communications solutions for all types of business environments. Plug and play simplicity allows for businesses to be up and running right away, while expandable system options provide immediate cost-saving benefits and flexible configuration options. Combining state-of-the-art telephony with business-friendly features, Panasonic's SIP phones boast outstanding voice quality for crystal clear business communication.

Virtual PBX Complete with VoIP Anywhere is a business VoIP telephony solution that incorporates IP-PBX and open SIP peering in a full-featured, scalable, easy-to-use package. The hosted PBX phone service gives small and growing businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Virtual PBX will offer Panasonic SIP Business Phones to customers as part of their complete end-to-end integrated communication solution.

With flexible configuration options, it is easy to deploy Panasonic SIP phones with Virtual PBX solutions. By leveraging Voice over IP technology, customers can reduce their hardware costs and utilize the internet to route calls, all of which adds up to significant savings on monthly telephone bills. This enables small businesses to take advantage of a larger variety of business-class features such as call forwarding, call recording, conferencing, voicemail to email, fax to email, and many more unified communications tools once available only to large businesses.

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, prodution, 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, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing, visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) 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/business-solutions.

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 is committed to becoming the electronics industry's leader in green innovation by its one-hundredth anniversary in 2018. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.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 Virtual PBX

Virtual PBX believes you never get a second chance to make a good first impression especially when it comes to serving your customers. Our hosted PBX phone service gives small and growing businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Forget the hassles and costs of buying and maintaining your own PBX hardware. With Virtual PBX, your employees, whether in one location or far-flung, can focus on serving your customers while we provide the advanced features and responsiveness that give you a competitive edge. We also offer a backup phone service to ensure your business stays up and running should disaster strike. For more information on how your business can benefit from our innovation and passionate commitment to great customer service, visit us on the Web at http://www.virtualpbx.com.

1 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.

2 Certified for all Panasonic SIP Business Phones, except the KX-UT670


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