News | October 17, 2017

Panasonic Announces Global Connectivity Service Purpose-Built For Today's Mobile Workforce

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, an industry leading provider of mobile computing solutions that are purpose-built for the way people work, today unveiled Panasonic P.180 ™ connectivity service. Panasonic P.180 service is a seamless, end-to-end connectivity platform inspired by the same purpose-built philosophy that has driven the company’s market-leading rugged mobility technology for over two decades. With a globe-spanning network, pricing predictability and no roaming fees, the Panasonic P.180 platform offers the power to create and deliver the global scalability with local connectivity that today’s mobile workers demand.

“For two decades, Panasonic has built a well-earned reputation as a leader in mobile innovation. Today’s announcement represents the latest step in our continued commitment to redefining mobility and opening up the next chapter of mobile productivity,” said Victoria Obenshain, Vice President of Wireless Strategy at Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “Increasingly, we’ve seen customers with highly mobile workforces looking for a seamless, reliable solution that ensures connectivity here in the U.S. and around the world. With Panasonic P.180 connectivity service, we’re answering that need with a service backed by the Panasonic legacy of delivering intuitive, responsive products that demonstrate a deep understanding of how work gets done.”

Panasonic P.180 connectivity service enables seamless Tier 1 connectivity across global borders under a single Panasonic Connected Solutions service umbrella that can guarantee pricing predictability and eliminate roaming fees. Additionally, Panasonic P.180 service is designed from the ground up to be a scalable solution – offering a connectivity platform for workforces of any size and delivering a level playing field for global communications, as well as creating a central hub for any organization looking to extend its reach into the internet of things.

The Panasonic P.180 service network is powered by Cubic Telecom’s eSIM technology and global connectivity platform, which spans more than 180 countries and nearly 25 mobile operator partnerships, with 60 full LTE network integrations around the world. Panasonic and Cubic Telecom share a commitment to providing a seamless user experience that enhances productivity and provides an improved customer experience.

“In today’s era of always-on, real-time communication, seamless and reliable connectivity is vital for business productivity,” said Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom. “Panasonic has selected Cubic Telecom to meet the global connectivity demands of enterprises and their employees who depend on Panasonic’s family of rugged mobility devices. By combining Cubic's innovative software and global communications platform with Panasonic's world-class mobility solutions, organizations can empower their global workforces to achieve new levels of efficiency and effectiveness. Together, Panasonic and Cubic Telecom are committed to delivering next level productivity and a seamless user experience to businesses around the globe.”

Panasonic P.180 service is designed with Panasonic’s latest industry-leading Toughbooks in mind. Powered by Windows 10, these rugged mobile devices are already tuned to take advantage of the latest enterprise mobility features at the operating system level, and with Panasonic P.180 service, they will offer an unmatched connectivity suite for mobile workforces.

In addition to seamless connectivity, Panasonic P.180 service promises deep insight into mobile data trends and unparalleled control over mobile data permissions. The Panasonic P.180 service management portal is custom designed to ensure that IT administrators can easily manage the P.180 solution on behalf of their company and end users. Organizations looking to enable global, wireless connectivity will have access to a customizable interface that drives information management, delivers workforce insights and ensures continuity of connection worldwide.

The Panasonic P.180 connectivity service will be available to customers in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, delivers reliable technology solutions for government and commercial enterprises, nonprofit organizations, creative professionals and SMBs. Learn more at us.panasonic.com/business-solutions/.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and leverages its strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Automated Supply Chains and Connected Solutions to provide integrated solutions for B2B customers. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at PanasonicMovesUs.com.

About Cubic Telecom
Cubic Telecom is a global connectivity platform company that offers flexible mobility solutions that power connectivity for leading Internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobile device companies across the globe. Providing connectivity in over 180 countries; the most robust network, device and retail partnerships worldwide; and flexible over-the-air (OTA) device management; Cubic Telecom enables global scalability with local connectivity anytime, anywhere. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Cubic Telecom's partners and customers include some of the world's leading Fortune 100 tablet and notebook manufacturers, retailers, and M2M and automotive companies. The company was founded in 2006 and is privately held, having raised more than €71 million in strategic investments from Audi, Qualcomm, and others. For more information, visit http://www.cubictelecom.com.


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