It’s been a pretty good few weeks for Panasonic (News - Alert), a well known provider of SIP phones, as of late. First, there was the momentous unveiling of the industry’s first open source-based operating system desk phone. Then, there was the celebration that three Panasonic SIP Cordless Phone (News - Alert) products – the KX-TGP550, KX-UT123 and KX-UT136 – were certified by Epygi Technologies as interoperable with the Epygi Quadro IP PBX.
And this week, Schmooze (News - Alert) Com, Inc., innovators of the PBXact phone system and PBXtended hosted PBX, announced that Panasonic IP phones can now be auto provisioned via the Schmooze Com Endpoint Manager.
Since Panasonic SIP phones are now integrated with the Endpoint Manager, users can enjoy simplified deployment and management of Panasonic phones. Panasonic, a company that offers a lineup of IP phones and SIP end points connections, offers five phones that can be auto provisioned through the Schmooze Com Endpoint Manager: KX-TGP500, KX-TGP550, KX-UT670, KX-UT136 and KX-UT133.
With Schmooze’s goal being to equip consumers with the most “powerful, intelligent, easy to use phone systems,” according to company officials, it was an easy decision to tap several of the Panasonic phones, which boast simple designs, support for multiple phone numbers and wide band audios.
For example, Panasonic’s KX-TGP500 is expandable up to six DECT (News - Alert) 6.0 Cordless Handsets; supports up to eight phone numbers; supports three simultaneous calls; and boasts wide band audio (G.722), a white backlit large LCD screen, and a handset call button on the base unit. Moreover, the KX-UT670, Panasonic’s Smart Desk Phone, boasts a variety of advantageous features including an open-sourced based operating system desk phone that was designed to allow users to develop integrated solutions for business communications and operations. It also features six SIP accounts; seven-inch, color touch screen; HD Voice (G.722); 100 entry phonebook; three-way conference call support; and two x GbE ports, PoE, among other things.
Some of the chief advantages of the other phones that boast this integration capability include IP Version IPv4, HD voice and Power Over Ethernet (PoE) support, SIP compatibility, 500 phone book entries, wall mounting, Linux-based open source operating system, and plug and play configuration.
These five phones might have caught the eye of Schmooze Com recently, but Panasonic is not slamming on the brakes when it comes to deploying even more SIP phones. In fact, recently Panasonic announced the availability of its UT248 SIP phone, a dynamic, executive level SIP phone.
“We came out with our UT136 and UT133 back in August and when we did the market research around coming out with our SIP phones, we found that half the customers wanted that more traditional phone that had the paper labels that they could write on with the red and green lights, something they were very familiar with, but the other half wanted a more dynamic phone,” Kim Murtagh, product manager, SIP Endpoints, Panasonic System Networks Company of North America, told TMCnet in a recent interview. “So the UT248 is the answer to that other half.”
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Edited by Jamie Epstein