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Panasonic Recognized as 2014 Microsoft OEM Partner of the Year for the United States

Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today announced it has won a 2014 Microsoft OEM Partner of the Year Award for the United States. The company was honored among a United States field of top Microsoft Corp. OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Panasonic has worked together with Microsoft Corp. to bring Windows-powered rugged enterprise mobile computers to market for nearly two decades. Recent innovations include the new Toughpad® FZ-E1, a rugged 5-inch handheld tablet powered by Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld, as well as the Toughpad 4K, the world’s first 20-inch tablet with a 4K resolution display, and the Toughpad FZ-M1 rugged 7-inch tablet, both running Windows 8.1 Pro.

“Our customers are looking for reliable mobile computing solutions that enable productivity and efficiency for their field-based workforces, without sacrificing security, functionality and management capabilities,” said Jan Ruderman, vice president, business division strategy, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “For many of these customers, our Windows-powered Toughbook® and Toughpad mobile computers are ideal. These devices allow for seamless and secure integration with our customers’ diverse enterprise platforms, allowing their workers to stay connected with the data they need, anywhere, anytime.”

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of top OEM partners. Panasonic was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as demonstrating excellent subsidiary engagement in the United States.

The Microsoft U.S. OEM Partner of the Year Awards honors partners at the country level that have demonstrated business excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions to multiple customers over the past year. This award recognizes Panasonic as succeeding in effective engagement with its local Microsoft office while showcasing innovation and business impact, driving customer satisfaction and winning new customers.

“We are pleased to recognize Panasonic as a Microsoft U.S. OEM Partner of the Year,” said Jordan Chrysafidis, vice president, U.S. OEM Group, Microsoft Corp. “Panasonic has delivered outstanding value to our mutual customers and is an exceptional example of the excellence we see in our brightest Microsoft partners.”

The Microsoft US OEM Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Panasonic delivers game-changing technology solutions that deliver a customized experience to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our customers’ customers. Panasonic engineers reliable products and solutions that help to create, capture and deliver data of all types, where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, visual communications (projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD video production. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

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About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at

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