Panasonic Communications Company and joip, deltathree's newly formed
consumer brand, have partnered to offer GLOBARANGE phones, combining
traditional landline and cutting edge VoIP technology
NEW YORK, March 13 /CNW/ - The world leader in consumer cordless phones,
Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC), and deltathree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDDC), a
leading provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions worldwide,
announced today that deltathree's newly formed consumer brand, joip, will be
the exclusive VoIP service provider for Panasonic's GLOBARANGE series of
hybrid cordless phones. Through joip's VoIP offering and Panasonic's consumer
electronics expertise, the two companies aim to create a global community by
providing free calling between joip-enabled GLOBARANGE phones in all regions
of the world.(*)
GLOBARANGE phones are hybrid 5.8GHz cordless phones, supporting both
landline and joip-powered VoIP services. The phones allow calls to be made and
received via both the VoIP line and a regular landline connection from any of
its expandable cordless handsets. This innovative phone provides a solution
for consumers who want to enjoy the best of both worlds: the traditional
landline phone and VoIP. Consumers can maximize the benefits of VoIP service,
including free and low-cost calls as well as advanced features, without the
hassle of being tied to a computer or the need for an external adaptor. At the
same time, they maintain their current landline service and traditional phone
joip will power VoIP capability for GLOBARANGE phones without any
software downloads or complicated setup procedures. With joip, GLOBARANGE
users are given unlimited free calls to and from any other GLOBARANGE user
worldwide with no service contract. The only requirement is broadband internet
connection through a router. joip also allows GLOBARANGE users to make calls
to landline and cellular phone numbers at extremely competitive rates, while
enjoying the most advanced features of VoIP technology.
GLOBARANGE phone users have access to a vast range of unique, affordable
add-on features offered by joip, such as ringtones, text messaging, the joip
community directory, call forwarding to multiple numbers, advanced do not
disturb options and voice message notification via e-mail. joip's inexpensive
and user-friendly online management tools offer access to view and update
GLOBARANGE phonebooks, call record details and more. GLOBARANGE users can also
utilize joip's advanced SoftPhone that acts as a virtual handset to make and
receive calls through any computer, at home or while travelling.
"Panasonic is very excited to introduce consumers to our best technology
working with deltathree," stated Nobuharu Akamine, Panasonic Communications
Company's Managing Corporate Officer, "GLOBARANGE phones will make this
innovative and attractive communication service available to customers
"In so many ways, joip revolutionizes the traditional methods of
telecommunications," added Shimmy Zimels, deltathree's President and CEO.
"Through the joip-enabled GLOBARANGE phone, the benefits of VoIP are being
made widely available with no need to give up the old landline or use a PC.
It's as easy as buying and using any new Panasonic cordless phone."
deltathree's Consumer Group Director, Tomer Treves, stated, "The familiar
and user-friendly experience offered by joip, coupled with Panasonic's vast
distribution channel, creates a far-reaching foundation for the development of
a global joip-enabled GLOBARANGE community." A webcast detailing joip's
innovative service will be held today, March 13, 2007, at 1:00 P.M. Eastern
GLOBARANGE phones feature Call Waiting, Caller ID, handset speakerphones,
handset expandability, a large, easy-to-read three-line backlit LCD, and a
tri-colour incoming call-status indicator light. GLOBARANGE phones will be
available this summer.
For more information on Panasonic's GLOBARANGE phones, please visit
For more information on joip services, including an extensive list of all
features and details on how to participate in the beta-phase testing process,
please visit http://www.joip.com.
About Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd. (PCC)
Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Osaka,
Japan-based Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. The company specializes
in development, manufacturing and sales in the fixed-line communications
equipment areas of operation, including document related equipment and the
provision of network and system services and solutions. For more information,
please visit the Panasonic Communications Web site at
http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/en/. For more information on Matsushita Electric
and Panasonic, visit http://panasonic.net.
joip, the newly formed consumer brand of deltathree, Inc., powers the
Voice over IP (VoIP) service of Panasonic's GLOBARANGE hybrid phone. With
joip, GLOBARANGE users get the best of VoIP technology, with access to the
world's premier network for free peer-to-peer calling and premium services.
Bridging the divide between conventional methods and innovative inroads, joip
is committed to giving customers an optimal quality phone experience with the
advanced features of VoIP technology. For more information on joip, please
Founded in 1996, deltathree, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony services, products, hosted
solutions and infrastructure. deltathree offers high quality Internet
telephony solutions that are viable and cost-effective alternatives to
traditional telephone services. Supporting hundreds of thousands of active
users around the world, deltathree serves customers through its two primary
distribution channels: the Service Provider / Reseller channel and the
direct-to-consumer channel. deltathree's advanced solutions offer service
providers and resellers a full spectrum of private label VoIP products and
services, as well as a back-office suite of services. Utilizing advanced
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) technology, deltathree provides all the
components to support a complete VoIP service deployment. deltathree's
Consumer Group consists of the award-winning iConnectHere direct-to-consumer
offering and joip, the premiere network for peer-to-peer VoIP calling.
For more information about deltathree please visit: www.deltathree.com.
(*) GLOBARANGE phones will initially be made available in the USA,
Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom,
Ireland, Spain, Germany, Austria and Russia. Free joip service
offered for calls between GLOBARANGE phones.
(xx) Phone specifications will vary in each country.
For further information:
For further information: deltathree/joip Media Relations Contact: Susan
Park, deltathree, Inc. (212) 500-4836, firstname.lastname@example.org; deltathree/joip
Investor Relations Contact: Erik Knettel, The Global Consulting Group, (646)
284-9415, email@example.com; Panasonic Editorial Contacts: Akira Kadota,
International PR, Matsushita Electric, Tel: (81) 3-3578-1237, Fax: (81) 3-
3436-6766; Panasonic News Bureau, Tel: (81) 3-3542-6205, Fax: (81)
3-3542-9018; Nicole Paara, Environics Communications for Panasonic Canada
Inc., Tel: (416) 969-2831