Thursday, August 9, 2012


Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone Honored for Exceptional Innovation 

Secaucus, NJ, and Norwalk, CT, August 7, 2012 – Panasonic, a leader in the business telephony market*, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, named the Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone a 2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award winner – presented by its publication, INTERNET TELEPHONY.
“With every new product launch, Panasonic strives to meet the ever-changing technology needs of our customers in a variety of industries,” said Bill Savino, Marketing Manager for business communication solutions at Panasonic. “The TMC Labs Innovation Award serves as another prestigious recognition of Panasonic’s focus on bringing to market innovative and scalable telecommunications offerings for businesses of all sizes.” 

The TMC Labs Innovation Award honors products that display innovation, unique features, and significant contributions toward improving communications technology. The TMC Labs Innovation Awards are given to those companies demonstrating ground-breaking contributions to the industry.
“The TMC Labs Innovation Award represents the best and the most unique products and services that this industry has to offer. Panasonic has proven its commitment to quality and the further development of the IP communications industry through its Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone,” stated Tom Keating, CTO and TMC Labs Founder.
“Congratulations to the entire team at Panasonic for earning this great honor. I look forward to seeing more innovative solutions from them as they continue to contribute to the future of IP communications,” Keating added.

“Panasonic has been recognized for its exceptional work in advancing IP Communications. Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone has proven exceptional and its innovation has contributed to the advancement of the industry,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

The 2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award highlights are published in the July/August 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. Awa
About the Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone
The Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone offers users a communication solution and business tool that can enhance operations in industries such as retail, education, healthcare and hospitality. Through the use of the 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. Users can choose a specific camera feed to view or opt for all feeds to run sequentially on the LCD screen. Similarly, school faculty and authorities can monitor potential emergency situations in classrooms from a secure area by viewing live video on the phone from Panasonic’s PTZ network video cameras. Users can control integrated camera’s pan, tilt and zoom functions directly from the phone’s screen, ensuring they keep an eye on all areas of a room in an emergency. 
The KX-UT670 is equipped with a large 7-inch LCD touch screen, which allows for easy access to control phone features and installed applications. The open source-based operating system is programmable in Java, allowing for a company to utilize a variety of business-friendly applications or develop ones which are specifically designed to fit their needs. Applications can be easily loaded onto the phone using the built-in SD Memory Card Slot. Users can also take advantage of web browsing, access email directly from their phone and check daily calendar appointments with third-party applications.
Coupling with a hosted or open-source PBX allows for simple, user-friendly configuration so users can easily set-up a phone system without the cost or hassle of installation services. Two 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports and Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability allow for simplified wiring and easy connection of a second device. Additional phone features include 3-way conference call support, phonebook, long handset cords, non-slip rubber feet, wall mounting option and a changeable angle stand. 

Pricing and Availability
The Panasonic SIP KX-UT670 Smart Desk Phone is available through authorized Panasonic resellers, please contact Key Communications for current pricing and more information.