Panasonic Receives 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

  Panasonic Receives 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

      Panasonic KX-UT248-B Executive SIP Phone Recognized for Innovation

Business Wire

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- December 19, 2012

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, the leader in
business telephone systems^1, today announced TMC, a global, integrated media
company, has named the Panasonic KX-UT248-B Executive SIP Phone as a recipient
of the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

The  Panasonic KX-UT248-B Executive SIP Phone combines state-of-the-art
telephony architecture with business-friendly features. Coupled with Enhanced
Echo Cancellation and an Expanded Acoustic Chamber, the UT248-B SIP phone
offers a superior audio experience to users, whether they are using the
handset, speakerphone or a supported optional Bluetooth® headset.

"The KX-UT248-B is the latest introduction to the Panasonic SIP phone lineup
and is a perfect fit for small or mid-sized business utilizing a hosted
telephony service in any industry," said Bill Savino, marketing manager for
business communication solutions at Panasonic System Communications Company of
North America. “This model is packed with business-class features, such as 2
GbE ports, built-in Bluetooth compatibility and a large 4.7” screen. We are
proud that the KX-UT248-B model has been acknowledged for its quality and
innovation.”

“It is with pleasure that we recognize Panasonic with a Product of the Year
Award. The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified that the KX-UT248-B
Executive SIP Phone  displays quality and innovation while providing solutions
to real business communications challenges,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I
would like to congratulate the team at Panasonic for their commitment to
advancing IP communication technologies.”

2012 Product of the Year winners will be published in the January/February
2013 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. For more information about TMC,
please visit www.tmcnet.com.

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, 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 INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine

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About TMC:

TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities
in print, in person and online.TMC publishes multiple magazines including
CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is
read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading
source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries.
TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications
event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5;
HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPWorld and
more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

^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.

Contact:

Cohn & Wolfe for Panasonic
Holly Luka, 415-365-8539 (Direct)
Holly.Luka@cohnwolfe.com
PanasonicB2B.PR@cohnwolfe.com
or
TMC
Jan Pierret, 203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com