The Panasonic NSX1000 is more of a corporate system that starts from around 150-200 extensions. It works with IP handsets only.
- Much more aimed and designed around a corporate or
- Integration with CTI (Computer Telephony
Integration) systems with screen popping, databases, recognition, soft
phones including remote workers which is ideal for businesses with branch sites
of 2 or 3 people connected back to the main system.
- IP system so people move their handset
and just plug it in.
- Can integrate with CRM systems.
- Cost – usually around £300-350 per extension.
- Relies on constriction cables for everything so
you can’t use traditional 2 wire connections.
- You can only use IP phones directly with
the system – analogue and digital phones can be used via a
connector/convertor. There are some sub systems that still use just a voice
path. For example, a push button at the gate would just need to be able to
speak to reception and reception would then buzz them in.
Who is this system ideal for?
- More corporate/blue chip (PLCs, or bigger
privately-owned companies starting at 200-300 extensions).
- Less budget conscious businesses.
- Head office of a national business – looking at
200-300 people in one place that other offices would link their systems into
and remote staff.
- Colleges and universities with multiple sites –
this system is ideal as people move around from year to year so just plug in
Get in touch
If you’re already running a Panasonic phone system and are looking for support, please see our maintenance page.
If you’re looking to purchase or upgrade a Panasonic phone system, please call us on 0844 993 4200 to discuss your requirements.
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Frequently Asked Questions
An analogue phone is just for voice services. To do other things, you have to dial a number or press a recall key to get transferred. It uses a basic phone handset that requires the system to provide power.
A digital phone can provide call information, extension status, information from other extensions and calls. This is displayed on the handset e.g. Caller ID etc. This also requires the system to provide power.
An IP phone uses a data network to communicate with the phone system. It is more like an IT device, a laptop, or a smart TV. It requires structured cabling so doesn’t work over traditional 2 wire telephone cabling. An IP phone also requires a network switch to provide power to the phone itself.
A soft phone is an application or a piece of software that is installed on your computer/phone/tablet that allows you to connect to a phone system over the mobile or data network. This is in place of a physical phone. You open the software/application and it displays a phone interface that you use as if it was a physical phone.
Software like Skype and WhatsApp are soft phone applications. It creates an audio or video connection. On software phones connected to phone systems, they also give the option to transfer to another extension, transfer to voicemail and other features. They work the same as a physical phone but with reduced functionality - as they don’t give you the same features but you can see who’s on the phone and listen to voicemail for example.
Unified communications bring all the different ways that people communicate into one platform. They may have a physical phone on their desk, a mobile phone, emails and possibly social media.
An example of this in action would be a call that comes in first to your desk phone, then to your desk phone and mobile, then it diverts to your voicemail which is then delivered to you as an email. That is then tracked by your CRM system. The unified communications system integrates with the other software.
Computer Telephony Integration is a system or technology that allows a phone system and a computer to connect or integrate.
These integrations allow advanced features to be used, for example caller information popping up on your screen (often known as call popping), advanced call transfer functionality, call routing, and call centre systems.
Some larger or more advanced phone systems require a chassis which is like a rack or filing cabinet which contains 3 rows of slots.
Each of those slots is the right size for a module to give you connectivity on the front to either connect your extensions or connect your lines or an application like voicemail.