SIP phone delivers ease of use, flexibility and broad range of functionality to improve business communications

SECAUCUS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Panasonic, the leader in business and home telephone systems*, announced today the addition of the KX-UT248-B Executive Desk Phone to its current lineup of Session Initiated Protocol (SIP), UT Series telephones. Designed to complement existing telecommunication infrastructures, the KX-UT248-B is an easy-to-use, affordable SIP telephony solution offering user-friendly features, including an easy-to-read screen, soft keys and an XML interface for implementation of internet applications. The KX-UT-248-B provides functionality and flexibility for optimal business communications.

“Panasonic has a long history of providing high-quality telephony solutions, and we are committed to offering more options to our business customers,” said Bill Savino, marketing manager for business communication solutions at Panasonic. “The KX-UT248-B is a feature-rich SIP endpoint that combines cutting-edge telephony with business-friendly features. It is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses across all industries who are looking to not only simplify but also enhance their efficiencies through improved business communications.”

The KX-UT248-B joins the existing KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone, KX-UT136-B, KX-UT133-B, KX-UT123-B and KX-UT113-B models in Panasonic’s UT series of SIP phones which offer reliable and clear multimedia communications, while remaining affordable and cost-effective. The new KX-UT284-B Executive Desk Phone features:

  • 4.4-inch greyscale LCD display screen
  • Certified on BroadSoft® Broadworks®, Digium® Asterisk® and Metaswitch platforms
  • High-definition, wide-band voice (handset, headset and full duplex speaker phone) for crisp, precise sound quality
  • Plug and Play configuration
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 BaseTX Ethernet port, PoE (Power over Ethernet) for Simplified Wiring and Connecting a Second Device
  • 3-way conferencing
  • 500 Entry Phonebook
  • Built-in Bluetooth Headset support
  • Low power consumption while in ECO mode
  • Two-year limited warranty

Session Initiation Protocol, or SIP for short, provides a stable connection between IP communication-based devices and applications that integrates with email, web, voice mail, instant messaging, multiparty conferencing and multimedia collaboration. Panasonic’s SIP phones are easy to use and are interoperable with the fast-growing market of Hosted Service Providers and with SIP-based IP PBX platforms.

Pricing and Availability

The KX-UT248-B is available immediately through authorized Panasonic resellers starting at $349.00 MSRP. More information on the product is available at http://www.panasonic.com/business/psna/products-home-business/sip-communications/Hosted-Open-Source-Market/KX-UT248-B.aspx.

*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.

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