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Panasonic KX-NT553

This particular handset within the Panasonic IP range is aimed towards executives. Therefore, the customers who use this handset tend to be managers, executive assistants and personal assistants.

The following review is of the Panasonic KX-NT553 handset; a desktop phone of the Panasonic IP handset range. We will look at the features of the handset, the pros and cons and who the ideal customer is for the KX-NT553. There are different handset options within this range, plus a plethora of other handset options on other phone systems worth considering. With all of these options, choosing the handset to fit your needs and your business can be extremely overwhelming. We are here to help you make the right decisions.

Using our 15+ years of experience of working with businesses and communications systems day-in, day-out, we will review phone systems and examine the good and the bad in each handset. We want you to make an informed decision and purchase the most suitable handset for your business, so we have done the legwork for you! Read on to discover what the Panasonic KX-NT553 has to offer, how it compares to other handsets on the market and if it is the right handset for you.

Who Is The Panasonic KX-NT553 For?

This particular handset within the Panasonic IP range is aimed towards executives. Therefore, the customers who use this handset tend to be managers, executive assistants and personal assistants.

Main Benefits Of The Panasonic KX-NT553

Excellent Audio

With a combination of Enhanced Echo Cancellation and an Expanded Acoustic Chamber, we have found the audio of the KX-NT553 to be excellent quality, whether from handset, speakerphone or headset. Our customers have reported feeling more refreshed and alert as they do not have to strain to listen to conversations over a fuzzy line.

Electronic Hook Switch

With a built in Electronic Hook Switch port, the KX-NT553 has access to the Plantronics range of DECT enabled headsets. This offers a range of portability and comfort as frequent users can move around freely, without being tied down to one place by handsets.

Ease of Use

With a simplified user interface, everyone who interacts with the handset, whether they are a long-term office worker or a new recruit. The user friendly design of the KX-NT553 makes it comfortable for everyone to use.

Alternatives To The Panasonic KX-NT553?

With so many communications systems on the market it is easy to become overwhelmed and confused. Biased reviews and pushy sales tactics can lead to you spending money on a system and range of handsets that does not work for you or your business! So, it is important that you research and find the system best suited to your needs. Of course, this is time confusing and often confusing so this is why we have done the research for you. At first you find the phone system you want, then the handset to use in conjunction with it. The difference between the phone system and the handsets is that although the handsets are of course an important factor, they are essentially keyboards for the phone system itself. The phone system is where a lot of the features and functionality stem from. Therefore, it is important that you first choose a phone system that suits your needs, and then choose the handset that you want to work with that system.

The Panasonic IP series is a portfolio of desktop phones, with the features and functionality based on the intended user of the handset.

Staying with Panasonic as your phone system, but looking at different handsets, there are a couple that you should be considering. The first is the KX-NT551- this handset is for the more standard user, one who does not need the full functionality of the KX-NT553. Another handset is the KX-NT560- very similar to the KX-NT553, but with the addition of incorporated Bluetooth.

Looking at other systems…. iPECS eMG80

The iPECS eMG80 is a phone system from LG Ericsson. This system is a good alternative to the Panasonic series. The system itself, and the handsets that pair with it, are the best alternative to the Panasonic. We have found the eMG80 to be an incredible top quality product for a very low price. The system offers all of the basic features such as voicemail, DND, day and night greetings etc, and also showcases the more advanced features like voicemail to email, auto-attendant and multi-party video conferencing. Our customers love that this system offers an outstanding range of features at a low price.

The LIP-9071 is a game-changing, advanced level handset that can change the way your business operates. The LIP-9071 incorporates a 7 inch LCD Touch Screen, HD quality audio and video, media player, Bluetooth, built in camera and so much more. Our customers have found that this advanced handset not only provides a more effective working environment by improving productivity, but also enables them to communicate with others like they never have before. Due to the large number of applications and features, we have deemed the LIP-9071 to be most suited to high level positions such as CEOs, Directors and Managers. Yet is is also incredibly beneficial for general offices, and also receptionist and personal assistants- who would be able to access all modes of communication from this specialised handset.

Panasonic KX-NT553 Pro's

Self-Labelling

The Panasonic KX-NT553 is DESI-less. This means no paper required! As up to 24 numbers can be registered in the handset, there is no need for fiddly bits of paper that can get worn and become illegible.

Ease of Use

With a simplified user interface, everyone who interacts with the handset, whether they are a long-term office worker or a new recruit. The user friendly design of the KX-NT553 makes it comfortable for everyone to use.

Choice of colours

The entire handset ranges comes in either black or white. So, your phone can work with your decor to create a stylish workplace!

PoE

The KX-NT553 has PoE. Power over Ethernet has many advantages - firstly, you do not have to have expensive recabling to the workspace. The network cables do not require a qualified electrician to fit them, and can be located with ease. Secondly, the PoE delivery is intelligent, designed to protect the handset from power outages as it would continue to run the handset over the internet. Finally, having PoE means that you have a totally scalable network.

Panasonic KX-NT553 Con's

No Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

Without Bluetooth or Wi-Fi functionality you cannot take advantage of such time-saving features as Bluetooth contact transfer, bluetooth headsets or Wi-Fi hotspots.

Limited Functionality

Technology is developing at such a rapid rate, and for a little more money you could invest in a handset that has enhanced capability to streamline communications and change the way your business works, especially if you are an executive and want to make your communications more sleek and modern. If you are looking for a premium handset, there is technology on the market that can really blow your mind - with touch screen technology and unified communications, you can have the world at your fingertips.

Conclusion

Primarily, the KX-NT553 is a good solution for executives and managers, who use the features for a professional working environment such as call log and flex keys, and will also make use of the EHSA and outstanding voice quality.

However, as we have discovered there are phone systems and handsets that do have improved functionalities- the use of Wi-Fi and the SpringCom Hosted system really changes the way the phone systems work. In today’s fast-paced environment and at the rate that technology is developing, would you rather invest in the more simple KX-NT553 or move your business forward with more advanced technologies?

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