Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd. (PCC), a subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., has teamed up with Skype, the global Internet communications company, to develop Panasonic Internet calling products.
As its initial offering, Panasonic plans to launch a Skype compatible cordless telephone product that will enable select Panasonic cordless telephones to interface directly with Skype. With the new product, consumers will be able to make and receive Skype and traditional calls using the same Panasonic cordless phone.
Panasonic's future Skype compatible products will give consumers access to Skype services including, SkypeOut, SkypeIn and Skype Voicemail using a cordless phone and a computer running Skype. Consumers can take their cordless phones with them anywhere in their homes and receive incoming calls from either a traditional landline or Skype. The cordless phone will be able to automatically identify and switch between Skype and traditional incoming calls.