Panasonic's NCP Small-Office Solutions Suite Integrates Control4
Panasonic’s Business Communications Solutions Group has rolled out products under its new Network Communications Platform (NCP) catering to small- and medium-sized businesses that encompass functionality based on partnerships with companies including the custom electronics home control systems supplier Control4.
Panasonic’s IP-PBX phone systems, endowed with the NCP technology, now have the capability of working in tandem with Control4’s Digital Platform to enable management of entertainment, lighting, temperature and security, said Control4’s director of integrated systems, Peter Cosenza, who conducted demonstrations for reporters at a New York City site in early November.
Once an installer adds a device to the Control4 system, through NCP, it is instantly available for control through Panasonic phone handsets. Additionally, Panasonic home or office phones within the system would also usable to view or control activities in the home or office, and the Panasonic handset is, in effect, programmable as a Control4 controller.