Panasonic Announces Telesphere as Panasonic SIP Hosted Preferred Partner Alliance Will Provide Complete Hosted PBX Solution for End Users Business Wire SECAUCUS, N.J. -- July 1, 2013 Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leader in small business telephone systems^1, today announced Telesphere as a Panasonic SIP Hosted Preferred Partner in its new program. In order to provide a complete hosted PBX solution for its customers, Panasonic’s alliance with Telesphere, along with its broad network of authorized resellers, will provide rich service features, high quality Panasonic SIP phones and valuable support to meet the communication needs of end users in all business environments. Telesphere is a leading nationwide provider of cloud communication solutions, enhancing the productivity of businesses. With one of the largest nationwide Cloud Communication Platforms, redundant MPLS network, and advanced UC product suite, Telesphere is a leader in providing enterprise level, multi-location customers with a full portfolio of Unified Communication services including Voice, Data, Video and Collaboration services. This alliance brings together Panasonic’s award-winning SIP phones and its extensive reseller network with service and support from Telesphere to provide customers with reliable, affordable hosted phone solutions, including predictable costs, flexibility, support for multi-site and remote workers, and rich feature and applications suites. Additionally, customers with tight budgets who prefer to pay operational expenses on a monthly basis can take advantage of a hosted PBX service’s ability to provide lower upfront costs and the flexibility to add and remove users, as needed. Utilizing Panasonic authorized Business Telephony Systems (BTS) resellers, end users will receive on-site support during installation as well as ongoing support and expertise for their business telephone solutions. "Telesphere understands that a comprehensive communication system, especially when serving multiple locations across the nation, is critical to productivity in today’s businesses," said Kim Murtagh, Product Manager for Communications at Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "That is exactly why in partnership with Panasonic and its highly trained BTS reseller community, together we offer customers a complete suite of hosted PBX offerings that is not only affordable, but flexible, feature-rich and backed by the continuous and ongoing support that businesses across the country require to succeed." According to Telesphere’s Jeff Savage, Vice President of Strategic Development, “We believe this alliance offers exceptional benefits to all mid-size to large enterprise unified communications customers, especially those with multiple offices and locations. It powerfully combines Panasonic’s leading edge devices that are now enabled to take full advantage of Telesphere’s support and its secure, national private MPLS network, one of the largest in the nation. It’s a winning combination for all parties.” For more information about Panasonic’s SIP phones, please visit www.panasonic.com/sip. For more information about Telesphere, please visit www.telesphere.com. About Telesphere Telesphere is a leader in unified cloud communications and delivers carrier-grade performance and support for wireline and mobile devices to businesses over its private IP MPLS network; one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Offering a fully-integrated suite of unified communications capabilities, Telesphere’s hosted services allow businesses of any size to enjoy all the latest voice, video, data and collaboration features of large enterprise systems without the costly investment in on-premises equipment. For more information, visitwww.telesphere.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, 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. ^1 For full calendar year of 2011 and 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. Contact: Cohn & Wolfe for Panasonic Megan Atiyeh, 415-365-8524 Megan.Atiyeh@cohnwolfe.com PanasonicB2B.PR@cohnwolfe.com or Telesphere Burchfield & Wolin for Telesphere Stephanie Burchfield, 480-460-4111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Panasonic Announces Telesphere as Panasonic SIP Hosted Preferred Partner
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