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Panasonic Announces Interoperability Certification with Metaswitch Networks

Panasonic, a leading provider of business telephone systems1, announced today that its latest UT Series of SIP-based telephones, the KX-UTG200B and KX-UTG300B, have successfully completed interoperability testing with Metaswitch, a recognition that signals admission into Metaswitch Networks’ Mosaic Partner Program. Hosted cloud service providers using the Metaswitch platform can now efficiently and securely provision Panasonic’s KX-UTG200B & KX-UTG300B phones for mass deployment with plug and play simplicity and flexible configuration options to customers of all sizes in a variety of markets.

Metaswitch Networks’ Mosaic Partner Program provides a framework for third-party vendors to ensure solutions are certified with the company’s platforms. To achieve certification, Panasonic’s new SIP phones passed a variety of rigorous interoperability tests including basic functionality, advanced calling features, scalability and reliability.

Panasonic’s new SIP phones are designed to support business-class services delivered by a hosted service provider requiring no platform hardware investment and can be configured and set-up to run services on an internal hardware platform. Enterprise customers benefit from a feature-rich, affordable SIP telephony solution and low total cost of ownership. Panasonic and Metaswitch work together to support business customers who want to take advantage of the cost-efficiency, flexibility, advanced capabilities and high-performance standards of hosted telephony solutions.

“As a market leader in business telephones, Panasonic is committed to delivering high quality, fully interoperable and cost-effective UC solutions for all of our business customers,” said Kim Murtagh, Senior Product Manager for Panasonic Business Telephone Systems. “Through our ongoing relationship with Metaswitch, we continue to expand the interoperability of our phone systems and ensure our customers have a wide range of options to meet their business communications needs.”

Our goal at Metaswitch is to give service providers the means to provide a single, all-IP platform for delivering data, voice and multimedia services," says Brandon Harper, VP of Business Development and Channels, Metaswitch Networks. "With the help of Panasonic, one of our Mosaic Partners, service providers don’t have to spend time and money solving compatibility problems and can, instead, focus on what’s really important."

For a full list of key features of the KX-UTG200B & KX-UTG300B SIP phones, please visit: http://www.panasonic.com/SIP

Pricing and Availability

The KX-UTG200 and KX-UTG300 Series will become widely available on May 13, 2014 at a suggested retail price of $269 & $379, respectively. Users may also purchase a KX-UTA336 Expansion Module at a suggested retail price of $199. Panasonic’s SIP phones come standard with an industry leading two-year warranty, offering guaranteed reliability and unquestionable value to any size business.

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Panasonic delivers reliable business technology solutions that connect data with decision makers to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our customers’ customers. Panasonic engineers reliable products and solutions that help to create, capture and deliver data of all types, where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, visual communications (projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD video production. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

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 us.panasonic.com/business-solutions.

About Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch is powering the transformation of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric future. The company develops openly programmable solutions that run on standard hardware or in virtualized environments and act as the key control points in elastic voice, video and data networks. In its 30-year history, Metaswitch has helped hundreds of service providers worldwide advance their infrastructures, retain their customers, extend their brands and reduce their costs through every major network transformation. For more information, please visit http://www.metaswitch.com.

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Metaswitch Forum 2014

Themed “The Brains of the New Global Network,” Metaswitch Forum takes place May 12-15, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The annual Metaswitch Forum brings together communication service providers, technology vendors and expert speakers from around the world for three days of discussions on innovative products, industry trends and best practices on network transformation, cloud computing and the rise of software telcos. Please visit http://www.metaswitchforum.com, search #mforum14 or follow @metaswitch on Twitter for details.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

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. In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report (http://bit.ly/17ezCDI). As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.

1 For full calendar year of 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.

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