Unlike similar apps from some other vendors, Panasonic's app will be compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Android and Apple iOS.
Panasonic's communications arm in North America has announced the release of a new app called UC Pro to enable business users to connect to anyone anywhere across multiple devices.
Designed to integrate with the Panasonic KX-NS series of IP-based communications platforms, including the KX-NS700, KX-NS700G or KX-NS1000, it is flexible enough to serve the needs of small to medium-sized business (SMBs) or larger enterprises, according to the company.
A single id allows users to bring all the functionality they would have on their desktop phone on their smartphone or tablet, including access to stored contacts and the ability to place calls through the application. The interface is designed to be user-friendly and fully customisable and brings with it features such as text chat, video conferencing, one-click calling and an integrated calendar.
At the touch of a button, users can share their location and save time chasing down unavailable colleagues by seeing their status and location.
Text, audio and video chat functionalities let users hold meetings at remote locations with video conferencing capabilities, and instantly connect to one or more colleagues through the text or audio chat functions.
"UC apps like this are a great way to extend the functionality of your phone system beyond the office, and to make your workforce more mobile.
We also find that customers like UC smartphone apps because they can, for instance, find out who is currently available in a vital department when they are in an important meeting with a client, rather than be sat reaching voicemails or nervously awaiting callback.
It can also help you get rid of separate work and personal smartphones since users get the benefit of being connected to the business whenever they want to be, but being in control of their presence status, they can send calls to voicemail or other extensions whenever they want to.
They are pretty much essential for any modern, mobile and flexible company."
The Panasonic UC Pro application is currently available through Panasonic authorized resellers, with downloads for both desktop and mobile clients available through the Panasonic Partner Portal, Google Play and the Apple Store.
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