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

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division

April 05, 2011 11:00 ET

Toshiba Expands Strata Meeting Meet-Me Conferencing and Web Collaboration for Enterprise and SMB Users

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba -- www.telecom.toshiba.com) today announced that Strata® Meeting, its meet-me audio conferencing and Web collaboration solution, is now available in a 1U rack-mount server platform to meet varied application size requirements. Compatible with Toshiba's Strata CIX™ family of IP business communication systems, Strata Meeting is available from eight to 24 ports, allowing up to 24 simultaneous audio and Web conference participants. Strata Meeting is available nationwide through Toshiba's network of Authorized Dealers.

"Toshiba's Strata Meeting solution gives users of Toshiba VoIP systems the ability to create Web meetings on the fly with audio conferencing, audio conference recording, desktop sharing, and much more," said Mark Carpenter, director of product management for Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "Strata Meeting provides customers a winning combination for big company functionality on a small company budget," Carpenter added.

"Using Toshiba's Strata Meeting, SMB users and branch locations of larger enterprises may conference and collaborate with customers, vendors, and remote employees without incurring the costs normally associated with conferencing services while also saving travel costs and reducing environmental impact," said David Fridley, product development manager of Unified Communications for Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division.

Strata Meeting features and capabilities include:

  • Reservation-less and Scheduled Meet-me Conferencing - allows for quick start-up of conferences and easy scheduling;
  • Web User Interface for Moderators - enables moderators to schedule conferences;
  • Conference View - shows moderators the participants that are in their conference and enables the management of individual participants. Participants can be muted, disconnected, or transferred to another conference for a side-bar conversation;
  • Telephone Portal for Moderator and Participants - enables moderators and participants to exercise in-conference controls via DTMF;
  • Outlook Calendar Integration - allows meetings to be scheduled easily and invitations distributed to all participants;
  • Web-based Reporting - enables managers to have a view of the impact of audio conferences and Web collaboration sessions in their businesses;
  • Moderator and Participants Codes - adds security and control to who can manage and participate in conferences;
  • Exit and Entry Tone - lets participants know when people are entering and leaving conferences in order to avoid surprises;
  • Audio Recording Capabilities - enables audio conferences to be recorded for later playback or archived for record retention;
  • Flexible Configuration from 8 to 24 ports - provides cost-effective small conferencing system for the SMB with room to grow and expand;
  • Web-based Desktop Sharing - enables moderators to share documents, presentations and conversations in the meeting;
  • Web User Interface for Participants - enables participants to join a Web conference from any computer and does not require a dedicated application to be installed; and
  • Chat - enables participants to exchange text messages to the group or individually while in a conference.

Compatibility

Strata Meeting is compatible with the entire Strata CIX family of IP business telephone systems, including the Strata CIX40, CIX100, CIX200, CIX670 and CIX1200 systems (Version 5.0 software or higher). It is compatible with many popular Web browsers. 

Strata Meeting provides eight ports of audio conferencing and can be upgraded in increments of eight ports to handle a maximum of 24 simultaneous conferences. It connects to the Strata CIX IP business telephone system via SIP-based IP channels.

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products 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; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; 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. Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$68 billion). For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at www.toshiba.com.

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Contact Information

  • Toshiba PR Contact:
    Teri Sawyer
    T&Co.
    714-536-8407
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