IT EXPO East 2012 – Panasonic “open source” Android desk phone debuts


Miami, FL – Panasonic ( has rolled out a $499 7 inch color touch screen Android-based desk phone. But they say they can’t call it Android due to legal headaches with Google.

The KX-UT670 is certified as compatible with a bunch of different SIP-based platforms, including Asterisk, BroadSoft, and Metaswitch. Codecs supported include G.722, […]

Editorial from IT EXPO East- Aren’t IP phones done yet?


Miami, FL – There are at least three vendors touting new IP phones or software/firmware upgrades to their phones here at IT Expo. I thought we were done with handsets already?

Digium is getting a lot spin along with a good measure of WTF by rolling out its own IP phones; three to be […]

Ireland business VoIP provider partners with Panasonic for HD voice


Irish VoIP service provider Blueface (  has announced a Panasonic handset promotion with HD voice threads.  

Customers purchasing a Panasonic HD voice capable TGP 500 handset for 99 euros will get an extra handset free; the handset is listed at a value of 70 euros.

Panasonic rolls out corded HD voice SIP phones


Panasonic ( has rolled out a new line of corded SIP phones, adding to its line-up of cordless SIP models in the U.S.   Like the cordless phones, the new UT series are targeted at small and medium-sized businesses.

The new UT series family have been certified on BroadSoft’s Broadworks and Digium’s Asterisk.  Features for […]

Digium signs off on Panasonic cordless HD voice phone system


Digium ( has certified that Panasonic’s line of SIP Cordless Phone Systems (SCPS?), the KX-TGP500 and KX-TGP550 work with the Asterisk telephony platform.

The Panasonic TBP500 series of SIP cordless phones support G.722 and use the DECT 6.0 wireless standard as the cordless technology.  The KX-TGP500 system includes a wall-mountable base unit […]

Skype gets its software into Panasonic, LG HDTVs


FYI  Jonathan Christensen, GM, Audio and Video, Skype will be speaking tomorrow (January 6) at the HD Voice Summit at 2010 CES.

Skype today announced all sorts of goodies today, but getting its software embedded into Panasonc and LG HDTVs so people can make wideband voice and HD video calls from the couch.  Isn’t […]

Photos – HD voice handsets at AstriCon 2009


Glendale AZ & Washington DC – A few examples of the many, many G.722/HD voice capable phones available off-the-shelf today. As noted previously, one had to look carefully to find a non-G.722 phone.

Cisco SPA 5xx IP phone line

Cisco’s SPA5xx line of SMB IP phones all have G.722 built-in.  You’ll note the […]

AstriCon 2009: It is all HD voice (handsets)


Glendale, AZ – Walking the exhibit floor, it was difficult to find a handset that didn’t have HD voice embedded in it.  Well-known names such as Cisco, Panasonic, Polycom, and snom, as well as newcomers Aksys Networks and Yealink all had G.722 handsets available for viewing.

Cisco’s line of SPA5xx IP phones — including […]