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Toshiba Receives 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for Its IPedge Business Telephone System

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/28/12 -- Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba - www.telecom.toshiba.com), today announced that its IPedge® IP business telephone system has won a 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award from TMC, a global, integrated media company. The list of winners is published on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions Web sites.

"We are honored to have Toshiba's IPedge win a Communications Solution Product of the Year Award from TMC," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "IPedge empowers SMB and enterprise users to communicate more effectively, be more cost effective, and have greater access to their customers, partners and each other."

"IPedge goes beyond most competitors' IP solutions by delivering more applications on a single server, including expanded call processing and voice mail with unified messaging features, unified communications, meet-me audio/video conferencing and Web collaboration, centralized administration, and the ability for individual users to easily program their own telephones," Metherell added.

"We are pleased to honor Toshiba with a 2011 Product of the Year Award for its outstanding advancements in communications," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Toshiba's IPedge business telephone system has delivered proven benefits for its customers and provides a strong return on investment for the companies that use it. Congratulations to the entire team at Toshiba."

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership, and thoroughness that are characteristics of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to the market from March 2011 through March 2012 were chosen as winners of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

IPedge Delivers Multiple UC Applications on a Single Linux Server

IPedge accommodates multiple unified communication applications on a single Linux server, including call processing, voice mail and unified messaging, meet-me audio/video conferencing with Web collaboration, Call Manager™ unified communications, native SIP line and SIP trunk support, mobility, survivability, networking with other IPedge or Strata® CIX™ systems, centralized administration, and feature-rich telephone endpoints. Plus, add-on applications, uMobility Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and Contact Center solutions, are available with additional servers.

Benefits of the Linux server include survivability within or across the network to support business continuity and a higher level of security. A single IP address provides cost-effective deployment. SIP trunks work natively with the IPedge without requiring additional gateway equipment. With its IP technology and open standards, IPedge is designed for the long term as future endpoint devices and applications are built on standards to help ensure compatibility with the system, thus protecting the user's investment.

Built-in features include:

  • Toshiba's Call Manager Unified Communications application;
  • Enterprise Manager browser-based system administration;
  • Centralized multi-site management through the Enterprise Manager;
  • Personal telephone browser-based administration;
  • Flexible and feature-rich Unified Messaging;
  • On-site mobility via Toshiba's wireless IP telephones; and
  • One hundred percent networking compatibility with Toshiba's Strata CIX IP converged systems.

About TMC

TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

© 2012 Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. All rights reserved. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including, without limitation, product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.

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