Panasonic i-PRO Hid Huawei, Does Damage Control

By John Honovich, Published Aug 21, 2020, 08:29am EDT

Panasonic i-PRO hid their usage of Huawei from the public, continues to refuse to let the public know what models use Huawei and has struggled with damage control through two dealer emails leaked to IPVM.

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Meanwhile, numerous government end users are caught in the middle as the NDAA blacklist went into effect expanding the prohibition of Huawei based products. This follows up our report: Warning: Panasonic i-PRO Deceives About NDAA Compliance.

Inside this note, we examine the leaked emails, Panasonic's problematic response, and how this reflects the company's greater challenges.

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********* ********* *** ***** report, ********* *-*** *** President**** *********** ** ***** ** response ** ********, ******:

** ***** ** *** position **** *-***-******* ******* are **** *********. ** take **** ****** **** seriously; *********, ***** ** providing *** *********, ** consulted **** ***

*******, *** ******* ** back ** ********* ** this, ******:

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********* **** **** ** to ****** *** **** of ****** ************ ** saying **** **** ******** at * ******* *****:

*** ***** ****** ******** that ******** *** **** Partner ******, ** ********* to *** ****, *** only **** *** *-*** line ** ***% ***-********* by *** *** ** March ****

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********* **** ********* **** falsely ******** **** ** simply ****'* *******:

********* *-*** **** *** allow ********* ** ** labeled ** “*********” *** to ** ******* ***** outlets *** ******* *** interpretation ** *** ***

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** * ******* *** an *** **** **** Hisillicon ***** **** **** sell ** ******, **** will ** ****** ** do ******** **** *** federal **********.

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*******, *** ********* ***** did *** ******* * list ** ***** ****** based ********.

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*********, ********* ******** **** not ********* ******* **** than * **** *****, Panasonic **** ******* ***** acknowledging ****, ********:

***** ******* *** ******** and ******** ** *** message ** **** *** Tuesday, * ****** ** follow ** *** ******* some ****** *** ***** specific *******.

***** ***** ******** **** Huawei ********* ** ******* by *** ****, **** now ******* *** *** admitted ******** *** ******** to *** ******** ** Panasonic's ********:

***** ** *** ******** review ** *** ***********, we ***** ****** *** original ********** ********* **** compliance. **** **** ****, we **** ******* *** value *** ******* *** input ** *** ******** and *** ******.

******* ** **** ****** including *** **** ** the *****, ********* ******* made ** ****** ****, saying:

**** *********** *** ******* scheduled ** ** ********* through **** ********-********* ****** and *** ****** ** our *******. ** ******** this, ** *** ********* this *********** ** ** existing ******* ******.

***** ********* *** ****:

*** ******** *** **** sold ******* ********** ********* i-PRO ********

*******, **** ** **********, at ****, ** ********* IP ******* *** *** are ********* ****** ******* a ******* ** ****** to ***-**** ******** **** as*&* ***********:

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********* ******* ********** ****:

**** *** ******* *** been ****, *-*** *** not ********* ** ******* the ***********.

*******, ** ******** ********** and ********* *******. ** we ******** ***** *** Panasonic ********* ** **** that:

** ******* *******, *** excerpt **** *** ****** references *** *-*** ******** and *********. **** ** who *** ****** *** issued ** *** *** we **** ****** ** direct ************* ****.

*****. ** *** * Panasonic ******** *** **** bought **** ********* ******* for ******* ** ** requested ***** *********** **** we *** * ********. Panasonic *********:

*** ** ***** ** my **** *** * will *** **** ** you.

********* *** *** *** back ** **.

Don't ********* *******

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******* ** *** ********, Panasonic ***** ****** ** stop ******** **** ******* to ********* ** ****** chips **** ******:

** *** ******** *** customers, ***** ** ** need ** ********* * camera.

*** **** **** ** if ********* ******* ** tell ***, *** ** not **** ** ********* a ******. ********* ****, get **** ************.

******, *** ** ********** end-user******** ** ****:

***** *** *** ****** talk **** **** ****, and **** ******* ***** insisting **** ******* ***** are **** *********. ** as * ********** ****** will ******** ** ********* all ****** ***** ********* prints * **** ** all ****** *** **** chips *** ******.

Dysfunction ** *********

*******, **** ** **** is **********. ********* *** had ***** ********** ******** for ***** *** ***** PR ****,*** *********, ** ****** ******.

*** **** ** **** well *****. ********* ** well ***** ** *** consensus **** ****** ********* is ******. ******, *** company ****** **** ****** ago, **** *** ******* decided ** ********* ****** Hisilicon ***** *** **** were *** **** ** accomplish **** **** ******. No *****, ************* *-*** ****-*** / sell ************** ** ****.

***********, **** *** * years. ******** *** * years. *** **** ** they ***** *** **** solved **** ** * years, **** *****, *** for ***** *** ****, should **** **** ******* about **** ***** ********* products **** ****** ****** so ** ********** *********** and ***** ***** **** direct ********* ***** **** to **, ******* *********** their *******.

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