Panasonic System Networks Company of America, which represents the combination of the merger of Panasonic’s document, communications, and security divisions, has released what it is billing as a new 8-in-1 MFP device. The new KX-MB2061 advertises “laser printing, copying, scanning and faxing capabilities, and a unique integrated telephone answering system utilizing the Internet. Voice messages and in-coming fax documents can be converted into a standard .wav file and in-coming fax documents into PDF format, both of which are accessible on Smart phones and or PCs.” And it lists for $249.
I thought this was a cool representation of the potential of integrated communications systems encompassing docucment and voice functionality. Not seen a lot of applications in this area to date, but they certainly make sense to me.