By Lisa Johnston
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Panasonic unveiled a suite of communication products and several new strategic partnerships to bolster its communication offerings for businesses.
Among the debuts are two network communication devices, a new corded/cordless phone and a USB handset.
The two-line KX-TG9391T features a corded base station and a DECT-based handset. It features a 40-minute ITAD, six handset expandablility, caller ID and handset speakerphone.
The phone also features ringer ID, which assigns unique ringtones to specific numbers, and night mode, which turns the phone to silent.
It is shipping now for $160.
The TS710 USB handset is geared for PC-based VoIP applications. It can serve as a speakerphone or an 8Khz speaker for music playback.
It will be sold in black or silver for $55.
The KX-NCP500 network communication device supports up to 60 phone stations and the KX-NCP1000 supports up to 108. The network devices are compatible with a variety of Panasonic business products, including IP phones, multi-cell DECT systems, and SIP phones.
Panasonic forged a strategic partnership with DuVoice, a company that provides communications products to the hospitality industry. Panasonic will offer its PBX hardware with DuVoice's unified messaging, voicemail and related services.
Panasonic also partnered with software developer Poltys to offer "applications ranging from simple call centers to enhanced communication platforms with voice recognition that scale from small companies to enterprise offerings covering several sites with a single platform," the company said.
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