We have just received the pricing for the new NCP500 and can confirm that they should be available in the last quarter 2010! As Panasonic’s closest phone system dealer (literally 500 metres from the IPL warehouse) we may well be the first dealer in Australia to get this system on the shelf. I will post again once we have opened the box and played with it.
So far, the pricing looks good and I imagine that this system will replace the TDA30 as the most popular model. The NCP500 comes with built-in voice mail/auto attendant, primary rate ISDN support. This is the system that will change small business telephony in Australia. It is long overdue as the system was released overseas some time ago and as always Australia is the last to get any new product.
Well for now we are stuck with the more expensive but equally capable NCP1000. We will post with any news on the release date.