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Panasonic Redfines A4 Laser MFP Market with KX-MB2000 Series

4 Aug, 2010

Panasonic Redfines A4 Laser MFP Market with KX-MB2000 Series

SECAUCUS, NJ  (August 3, 2010)  — Panasonic System Networks Company of America  today announced the release of three value-priced, high-performance A4 multifunction products featuring 24ppm1 laser printing and copying, fully networked multi-format color scanning, Super G3 network faxing with incoming fax preview2 and a robust suite of Panasonic office-enabling software.  

Aimed squarely at the Home Office, Small Office and Remote Office market, the new compact KX-MB2000, KX-MB2010,  and KX-MB-2030 models bridge the gap between slow, consumer-grade single-purpose inkjet printers and larger laser MFPs in the mid price range.

"When it comes to image quality, productivity and efficiency, laser printing and photocopying has been the unchallenged technology of choice for midsize to Enterprise-level companies for more than 25 years," Panasonic System Networks Company President Bill Taylor said. "From the SOHO market perspective, the challenge has always been making a feature-rich laser-process MFP that's cost competitive with generic ink-on-paper inkjet printers.

"With the under-$200 MSRP KX-MB2000 Series, Panasonic has broken the price barrier which historically has prevented small business owners and professional service providers from outputting the same precisely defined, pixel-perfect printouts as their larger competitors."

Also included in the standard software bundle the new Easy Print Utility enables on-the-fly merging of multiple file types such as Microsoft Word and Excel into a single print job, or PDF file with a custom header, footer or watermark. Weighing less than 30 pounds and cubicle-workspace sized at 16.5" (W) x 17.0" (D) x 12.0 (H), the KX-MB2000-series models are equipped with 250-sheet paper input trays and 20-sheet automatic document feeders (ADF) and incorporate numerous advanced features previously available only on much larger and more costly office machines.

Included among these enhancements is 9600 x 9600 dpi maximum resolution TIFF, JPEG or PDF-compatible color scanning to a local computer, networked PC, FTP server, Network Shared Folder or email address and Quick ID copying of both sides of a single card for printing on a single sheet of paper in 2-in-1, 4-in-1, or 8-in-1 configuration. A 33.6 kbps Super G3 fax exclusive to the top-of-the-line KX-MB2030 is coupled to Incoming Fax Preview technology enabling operators to minimize wasteful printouts by viewing stored incoming faxes on a PC and deciding whether to archive them, print them or delete them.

About Panasonic System Networks Company of America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic System Networks Company of America, is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). A comprehensive business-to-business solutions provider, the company develops and delivers reliable, affordable, and flexible solutions for communication, collaboration, security and productivity.  The complete suite of solutions addresses home and business communications, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, and high definition visual conferencing, keeping Panasonic customers connected informed, accessible and secure. Information is available at www.panasonic.com/psna

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