Panasonic Announces Telesphere as Panasonic SIP Hosted Preferred Partner

  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 For more information about Telesphere, please visit

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,

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

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
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 Information about Panasonic and its
products is available at Additional company information for
journalists is also available at

^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.


Cohn & Wolfe for Panasonic
Megan Atiyeh, 415-365-8524
Burchfield & Wolin for Telesphere
Stephanie Burchfield, 480-460-4111
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