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Pairing POS workstation data with recorded video, Virtual Site Manager(TM) provides comprehensive record of transactions and cashiers' interactions with customers. Program allows users to perform data searches for terms like Void, Coupons, or No Sale to identify any incidents that have occurred and to deter dishonesty among employees. Additional functionality includes ability to track and monitor employee attendance, behavior, and appearance from anywhere via Internet connection.



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Panasonic Integrates Best-In-Breed Video Surveillance and POS Solutions.



New Virtual Site Manager(TM) Middleware Extends Systems Functionality Beyond Core Stand-Alone Security And POS Applications.

Secaucus, NJ (February 4, 2008) - Panasonic System Solutions Company has unveiled a highly integrated solution that combines control and management capabilities of the company's best-in-breed video surveillance and Point of Sale (POS) systems onto a single seamless platform. The new software-driven solution called Virtual Site Manager (VSM) was developed in cooperation with Compass Group, one of the world's largest food service companies. VSM is a multi-faceted business tool ideal for any organization with retail sales operations.

"Panasonic's Virtual Site Manager provides a highly sought-after business solution that integrates previously disparate video surveillance and POS systems operations," said Frank DeFina, President of Panasonic System Solutions Company. "Panasonic's video surveillance and POS systems are highly recognized systems solutions in their respective core industries. By providing a seamless integration platform for these two systems, we are extending their combined functionalities to deliver a much broader business solution for the enterprise."

Every aspect of a retail environment can benefit from the implementation of Virtual Site Manager. The software pairs POS workstation data with recorded video to provide a comprehensive record of transactions and cashiers' interactions with customers. In addition to supplementing core POS and video surveillance operations, Panasonic's VSM provides a wealth of information for various related business operations including senior management, purchasing, human resources and finance.

A complete Panasonic branded solution, VSM allows users to perform data searches for terms like "void", "coupons" or "no sale" to identify any incidents that have occurred and to deter dishonesty among employees. Additional functionality includes the ability to track and monitor employee attendance, behavior, appearance and more, from anywhere in the world via an Internet connection.

VSM is also a valuable marketing tool that provides analytics of promotional campaigns, product placement and sales activities. While keeping a pulse on daily retail activities from any remote location, users can test and activate marketing and product placement programs at multiple store locations, as well as edit appropriate PLUs, coupons, product prices and taxes.

Virtual Site Manager is being marketed by the Information Systems division of Panasonic System Solutions Company.

For more information, contact Panasonic Information Systems by calling toll free 1-877-PANAPOS (1-877-726-2767) or visiting www.panasonic.com/pos.

About Panasonic System Solutions Company
Panasonic System Solutions Company, Unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, is a world leader in professional electronics providing innovative systems solutions for a wide range of business applications including: industry leading i-Pro IP and analog video surveillance solutions through its Security Systems division; imaging devices for the medical, industrial, and entertainment industries through its Vision Systems division; point-of-sale workstations and drive-thru communications systems for the quick-service and hospitality industries through its Information Systems division; and large screen LED digital signage, digital sports coaching systems, and integrated technology solutions through its Systems Integration division. Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America is the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE:MC) of Japan. For information on Panasonic products visit www.panasonic.com. Additional information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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