NEWARK, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced the new Premium Design Series of cordless telephones. The four models in the new series, the KX-PRW120W, KX-PRW130W, KX-PRS120W and KX-PRX120W, offer an array of advanced features to make home communication even more intuitive. The new Premium Design Series models are now available on www.shop.panasonic.com.
The Panasonic Premium Design Series' leading models, the KX-PRW120 and the KX-PRW130, include a Smartphone Connect feature, which allows a user's tablet or smartphone to double as an additional handset to the home phone. This feature lets a user make or receive landline phone calls with a smart device when connected to the same WiFi network. As an added benefit, the Panasonic KX-PRW120 or KX-PRW130 handset can also be used as a home intercom in combination with smartphone or tablet devices. Consumers can easily transfer an incoming outside landline call to their smart device or set up a conference call between the handset, smartphone and another party. Users can also transfer images, up to two wallpapers and up to thirty ringtones with a one minute audio file size capacity, from the smartphone or tablet to each handset as a customization feature. The Panasonic KX-PRW120/130 is expandable up to six DECT handsets and can be registered on up to four smartphones or tablets.
The Panasonic KX-PRW120 was designed with a unique lay-down style for an easy grab-and-grip and comfortable one hand or hands-free operation. The phone's magnetic adaptor allows the handset to securely sit in place on the base so it can be placed on the countertop. The Panasonic KX-PRW130 shares the same features as the KX-PRW120, except the PRW120's handset sits in an upright position on the base unit.
The Panasonic KX-PRS120 has a slim, compact design to fit perfectly in a modern home environment. The ergonomically shaped handset provides users a secure grip and offers the ability to have a hands-free conversation.
The KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 were designed for comfort and clarity, equipped with a 2.2 inch TFT (QVGA) Color LCD screen that displays a new graphic user menu. Additionally, for excellent performance, these models have Panasonic's unique features including noise reduction that reduces the background noise at the other end of a conversation, talking caller ID that announces who is calling and an advanced answering machine system that sends a sound alert to the base unit or SMS alert to the pre-registered smartphones when a message is received.
A handy feature for new parents, the KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 handsets are equipped with a Baby Monitor feature which notifies users via tablet, smartphone or a handset placed in another room when a baby starts crying.
Equipped with a sleek design which mimics the look of today's popular smartphone devices, the new Panasonic KX-PRX120 works both as a traditional landline phone and smartphone using the Android 4.0 operating system to offer users flexibility for communicating in the home or small office. The large 3.5" TFT Color LED touch screen displays a graphic user interface that is easy to read. The model's lightweight and compact style allows users to easily carry the handset around the home as far as 300 feet away from the base unit. The Panasonic KX-PRX120 is expandable up to six handsets and can also be registered with any GAP supported DECT handset.
The Panasonic KX-PRX120 is WiFi-enabled supporting the Google Play store that allows consumers to download their favorite applications, access social networks or share a photo album with family and friends. Additionally, the phone's multi-function tool offers a variety of applications to access a music player or alarm clock and browse the internet.
Aside from the conventional voice phone experience, the Panasonic KX-PRX120 can also be used as a video phone via Skype using the built-in 0.3 Megapixel camera on the front of the phone. In addition to video communication, users can enjoy other types of communication including E-mail, SNS and schedule sharing on Google Calendar.
The model also supports Panasonic's optional key detector, which easily attaches to commonly misplaced items, like keys. The key detector activates a beeping noise to help locate the lost item if the feature is selected on the handset's user menu.
Each model in the new Premium Design Series features superb sound quality with an improved error correction system and extended transmission range for clear, interruption-free voice conversations. The Panasonic KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 feature a customized sound system that enables a user to adjust the pitch of voices on the phone so they can enjoy smooth and clear conversations.
Additional features of the Panasonic KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 include:
- One Touch Eco Mode- one touch button that reduces signal output.
- Advanced Answering Machine
- Section Key Layout
- Incoming/Outgoing Call Barring- to reduce unwanted calls
- Talking Caller ID
- Call Block up to 100 numbers
- Phonebook Entries (KX-PRW120- up to 500, KX-PRS120-up to 300)
Additional features of the KX-PRX120 include:
- microSD Card Slot on Handset
- micro USB Charging Port
- Advanced Alarm Clock
- Call Block up to 100 numbers
- Caller ID
- Answering Machine- up to 40 recording minutes
The 2014 Premium Design Series are now available for purchase on www.shop.panasonic.com for the following MSRPs: KX-PRW120, $99.95; KX-PRW130, $99.95; KX-PRS120, $79.95; KX-PRX120, $169.95.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions including products from VIERA Smart Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Personal Care and Dental Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2013 Annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. (http://bit.ly/17ezCDI).
To learn more about the company's products, visit shop.panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.