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Panasonic Announces Support for EMC Cloud-Based Scanning Application

Panasonic, a provider of industry leading document imaging and scanner solutions, announced today compatibility with the EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit for all current document scanners. By integrating this technology into Panasonic’s document scanners, customers can streamline image acquisition into web applications and business processes without the need to download additional software or Active X components.

The EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit is a software development kit (SDK) that enables web applications to directly access Panasonic scanners without the need for downloads, launch of thick client software or limitations to a specific web browser. By adding the EMC Captiva Cloud functionality to its scanners, Panasonic ensures web applications developed with the EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit will seamlessly drive scanning functionality and create a more streamlined and easy scan experience for users. Paper intensive business processes can have scan functionality easily integrated into web-based business applications, thus streamlining scan and image classification to improve and simplify business process efficiency.

“By integrating the EMC Captiva Cloud toolkit, Panasonic continues to deliver on its promise of bringing cutting edge technology to their ever-expanding portfolio,” says Chris McLaughlin, vice president of channels and alliances for the Information Intelligence Group division of EMC. “This alliance yields solid benefits for Panasonic scanner users, seamlessly incorporating scanning into business processes or services to deliver greater organizational efficiency.”

“At Panasonic we’re constantly looking for solutions that make our customer’s lives easier,” said Tony Bhandari, sector lead for the SMB team at Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “Integrating EMC’s Captiva Cloud technology with our document scanners allows us to offer customers enhanced options for distributed capture solutions and provides end users an easier way to scan documents directly to business applications.”

The EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit provides broad support for web browsers and web development platforms, significantly reducing the barriers to acquiring physical documents into web- or cloud-based applications and business processes. The toolkit works with standard web browsers, including Windows Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. With the EMC Captiva Cloud Toolkit, developers can easily scan-enable web-based business applications compatible with existing corporate web browsers and development environments, including HTML5, Microsoft Silverlight, JavaScript, and Adobe Flash.

For more information on Panasonic’s full line of scanners, please visit: http://panasonic.com/business/psna/products-document-imaging/scanners/index.aspx.

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing, visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com/business-solutions.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is committed to becoming the electronics industry's leader in green innovation by its one-hundredth anniversary in 2018. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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