SOURCE: Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division

June 28, 2012 11:00 ET

Toshiba Announces The History Museum of Hood River County as Winner of Grand Prize in the Phone-A-Saurus Facebook Contest

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2012) - Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba) --, today announced that The History Museum of Hood River County garnered the most public votes and won Grand Prize in the Toshiba Phone-A-Saurus Facebook video contest. The History Museum will receive a complete Toshiba business telephone system, including installation, a value of $2,500.

Located in Hood River, Ore., The History Museum began collecting artifacts in 1907 to preserve the diverse cultural heritage of the community. Referred by Authorized Toshiba Dealer NW Communications Systems Inc., the winning video submission addressed the need for a new phone system using vintage phones and costumes that date back to the turn of the century. The museum, staffed mainly by a team of volunteers, is currently undergoing major renovations.

The Toshiba Phone-A-Saurus Facebook promotion challenged organizations to submit a video demonstrating why they need a new business telephone system. The Toshiba judging committee selected the top three finalists, after which the public was given the opportunity to watch and vote for their favorite video.

Taking second place and receiving a 32" Toshiba LCD flat screen TV (valued at $450) is South County Outreach (SCO), a non-profit organization helping families in crisis with food, rental and utility assistance, homeless prevention counseling, housing, computer training, clothing and other seasonal programs. SCO is based in Lake Forest, Calif. SCO's video submission demonstrated the need for a new phone system to communicate with its army of volunteers. Kathy Wilbur, vice president of IT for Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., and Melinda White, vice president of Finance & Accounting of Toshiba's Digital Products Group, both sit on the board of SCO but were not involved in the judging process.

Winning third place and a Toshiba Thrive™ tablet (valued at $399) is Crossroads Hospice in Kansas City, Mo., an organization that provides services and support to patients and families needing end-of-life care. Referred by local Authorized Toshiba Dealer Commworld of Kansas City, Crossroads went to town with its video submission, which included an original song and rapping grannie.

"We congratulate The History Museum and all of the winners. We're pleased that so many deserving organizations took the time to create videos for a chance to win one of our business telephone systems," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "In addition to prizes, the second and third place winners will be given an opportunity to purchase a Toshiba business telephone system at a generous discount."

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

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