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

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division

October 01, 2010 11:00 ET

Toshiba VP/GM Brian Metherell to Speak at ITEXPO West 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) -  ITEXPO WEST -- Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba -- today announced that Brian Metherell, VP and general manager, will participate in a panel session titled, "Making the Business Case for SIP Trunking in the SMB" at Technology Marketing Corporation's("TMC") ITEXPO West 2010 on Monday, October 4th from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

ITEXPO, taking place October 4-6, 2010, is the world's largest and best-attended IP Communications trade show. At the 2009 West Coast event last September, the show drew more than 6,100 buyers and sellers of IP Communications products and services. TMC expects strong domestic and international attendance again this year.

"Representing Toshiba, I am pleased to be participating in the 'Making the Business Case for SIP Trunking in the SMB' panel at ITEXPO," said Brian Metherell, VP and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "SIP Trunking gives end-users the features and benefits of ISDN land lines but over a data connection, eliminating the need and cost for separate services for voice and data applications." A proponent of SIP Trunking, Toshiba has certified 23 SIP Trunking providers thus far and offers their services via Toshiba's nationwide Authorized Dealer Network.

"We are very pleased that Brian Metherell will be participating in this year's show. Toshiba is respected as an industry leader and I am confident that our attendees will appreciate and value the opportunity to hear his perspective on SIP Trunking for the SMB," said TMC Chief Executive Officer Rich Tehrani.

Session Details:
"Making the Business Case for SIP Trunking in the SMB"
October 4, 2010, 12:15-1:00 p.m.
ROOM #304B
Track: Business Solutions

Marc Robins, president and managing director
SIP Forum

Tim Saunders, VP of Product Development, ADTRAN
Chris Hasenauer, CFO, PAETEC
Brian Metherell, VP and general manager, Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division

Session Overview:
SIP Trunking is one of the hottest topics in enterprise communications, largely because it holds great promise for cost savings and more efficient use of IP telephony infrastructure. Not only does SIP Trunking have the potential to lower the telecom spend for the SMB, but it is a service that can evolve with its changing needs, particularly as they implement a Unified Communications strategy. 

Capturing these benefits will require diligent attention to the technical details of SIP Trunking to build a solid business case. This session will look at the business case for SIP Trunking. Participants will explore deployment scenarios, the flexibility it provides, and the cost-savings that can be realized through its implementation.

Registration for the show is now open. To register, visit

About TMC:

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation's top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO; 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). TMC serves other communications market segments with the Cloud Communications Summit (in conjunction with Light and Electric); CVx ChannelVision Expo (in conjunction with Beka Publishing); and MSPWorld™ (in conjunction with the MSP Alliance).

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: InfoTech Spotlight, 4GWE, M2M,, Smart Products Ecosystem,,, Satellite Spotlight,,, and

For more information about TMC, visit

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

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