Thursday, March 29, 2012

MANDATORY Programming Fix for Hacking Protection on Panasonic Systems

We are posting to notify all our clients that there has been a recent increase in hacker attacks on business telephone and voice mail systems in Vermont and New Hampshire. The systems are hacked and used to make expensive telephone calls to international phone numbers or premium rate numbers at the expense of the unlucky company targeted. This type of attack is not limited to one type of system, ALL systems can be targeted, Hybrid, IP, Hosted IP, or basic PBXs, and all system manufacturers. Unfortunately, many businesses adopt the "it can't happen to me" philosophy... until it's too late.

Please go to our main site, to read the full notice and additional information on the MANDATORY security fix for hacking protection for your system.  Click on the big lock on the main page to get all the details.  Thank you.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Panasonic, a leader in developing business communication systems, has two converged IP-PBX (Internet Protocol Private Branch Exchange) phone systems, the KX-TDE100 and the KX-TDE200. These enterprise solutions combine both VoIP and traditional telephone communications, provide flexible phone options, easy and seamless integration and remote support capability. For companies that have not yet completely transitioned to internet-based calling and still desire landline connection, they have the best of both worlds, with the flexibility to eventually connect to an existing broadband and enterprise PBX systems. The additional release of Panasonic’s new KX-TD7695, KX-TD7696 and KXTD7685 1.9 GHz multi-cell wireless telephones lets business users enjoy the benefits of the TDE systems even while away from their desks, thanks to a wireless system that keeps users connected across an entire network.

“The KX-TDE PBX systems provide a cost-efficient, streamlined solution for businesses needing versatile telephone needs,” said Larry White, National Marketing Manager, Communication Systems Group, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “The converged architecture of this technology enables multiple communication choices, all of which can be managed from a single point – the ideal business solution for a company with offices in multiple locations. We’ve designed our TDE systems to include backward compatibility, which means that they can be tailored to a customer’s existing infrastructure and upgraded as the customer requires, without the installation of an entire new system.”

More flexible and intuitive than ever, the KX-TDE can be configured as a pure IP system, as a traditional phone, or both, allowing customers to deploy the communications solutions at their own pace. The KX-TDE is available in two sizes, enabling users to select a system that best fits their  needs and budgets. The KX-TDE100 has a maximum capacity of 128 extensions, while the KXTDE200 has a maximum of 256 extensions. Both systems are TDA-based, which enables an easy and affordable upgrade from their conventional legacy TDA system simply by installing Panasonic’s TDE IP Main Processor Card into the user’s existing unit. In addition, using the KXTDE systems, enterprise users will share one voice mail system and inter-office phone extensions at different locations can have a unified number plan for easy interoffice communications.

Three feature-rich system IP telephones are available with the KX-TDE PBX systems: the KXNT366, KX-NT346 and KX-NT343, as well as the KXDT300 series Digital system telephones. All three are Bluetooth® compatible using the optional KXT307 module. They also feature backlit displays, speakerphone, two Ethernet ports and Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities. In addition, the KX-NT366 has a self-labeling, central-office programmable keys that support up to 48 different functions.

The KX-TD7695, KX-TD7696, and KX-TD7685 1.9 GHz multi-cell wireless phones feature light, portable handsets equipped with almost all of the features of the wired system telephone. In the event that a user must travel away from his or her desk, the wireless phones enable them to continue current conversations anywhere within a wireless coverage area created by cell stations throughout a premise location. Therefore, regardless where users go throughout the premise coverage area, they stay connected as the wireless connection seamlessly moves with them from cell station to cell station.

The KX-TDE100 and 200 converged IP-PBX systems are available through Panasonic TDE trained and certified dealers only. For more information contact Key Communications.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Panasonic Receives 2011 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award

New Panasonic KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone Recognized for Innovation

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, the leader in small business phone systems*, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Panasonic’s  KX-UT670 Smart Desk SIP phone as a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. 

“We are honored to receive the 2011 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award for the KX-UT670,” said Bill Savino, Marketing Manager for business communication solutions at Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “This is Panasonic’s first SIP desk phone to be based on an open source-based operating system.  The KX-UT670 allows for integrated solutions to be developed for business communications and operations which are flexible, reliable and cost-effective.”

The KX-UT670 is equipped with a large 7-inch LCD touchscreen, which allows for easy access to and control of phone features and installed applications.  Through the use of the phone’s high-quality video (H.264/720P) viewer and up to 16 integrated Panasonic Network Security Cameras, managers in retail environments can discreetly monitor a store with their desk phone from a back office or even from home.  Similarly, in the education field, school faculty or authorities can monitor potential emergency situations in classrooms from a secure area by viewing live video on the phone from Panasonic’s PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) network video cameras. 

The KX-UT670’s Linux-based open source operating system is programmable, allowing for a company to utilize a variety of business-friendly smart phone applications or design new ones which are specific to their needs for business, facility and communication management.   In the healthcare field for example, a user can develop applications to enhance business such as nurse call systems.  In the hospitality industry room service can be simplified by enabling a guest to use the touchscreen to order.  Additionally, applications can be developed for office facility control, allowing a user the ability to regulate temperature, open or close blinds and unlock doors remotely.  

“I am happy to grant Panasonic a Product of the Year Award. The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified that KX-UT670 SIP Phone displays quality and innovation plus provides real solutions in the marketplace,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I would like to congratulate the entire team at Panasonic for their commitment to advancing IP communication technologies.”

2011 Product of the Year winners are published in the January/February 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the authority in IP communication since 1998.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

NEW Panasonic SIP Phones!

The Panasonic SIP Phone UT Series
The new UT Series combines state-of-the-art telephony architecture with business-friendly features. Choose from entry-level models with large, clear LCDs and conferencing capability to executive desk terminals with 6-line displays and wireless headset compatibility. Designed to yield low total cost of ownership, UT Series phones are PoE enabled and include extra data ports so there’s less wiring expense. An energy-saving Eco Mode feature lets you reduce power consumption while a powerful two-year limited warranty protects your investment well into the life of the phone.

The KXUT113 and KXUT123 are the basic SIP phones, they both feature a 3-line LCD display, 28 keys, and PoE sopport.  The KXUT113 differs by having one LAN port (the KXUT123 has two LAN ports), and the KXUT113 does not have a backlit LCD screen.

The KXUT133 is the standard SIP phone, it features a 3-line backlit LCD display, 52 keys with 24 programmable keys, two LAN ports and PoE support. 

The KXUT136 is the standard SIP phone, it features a 6-line backlit LCD display, 52 keys with 24 programmable keys, two LAN ports and PoE support. 

Contact Key Communications today for more information on these incredible SIP phones from Panasonic and how they can work for you!