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

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division

September 23, 2014 11:00 ET

Toshiba Wins a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for Its IPedge Business Telephone System

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2014) - Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba -- today announced that TMC has named its IPedge® business telephone system a winner of the 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. The 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winners are published in the September 2014 issue.

"We are honored to receive the 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for our IPedge business telephone system," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "Utilized in single or multi-site applications, IPedge can also be part of Toshiba's Hybrid Cloud Networking Solution, which delivers networking support among its on-premises IPedge and Strata® CIX business telephone systems and VIPedge® cloud-based business telephone solution."

"The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY are pleased to grant Toshiba an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for its innovation in IP communications. Toshiba's IPedge has demonstrated outstanding quality and delivered exceptional solutions for its customers," said Erik Linask, group editorial director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

Toshiba won this award in part due to the success of the IPedge used by customer Marshall County in Alabama. The system was installed by Authorized Toshiba Dealer CTS Companies ( of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. CTS Companies has been an Authorized Toshiba Dealer since 1980.

"Toshiba's IPedge IP business telephone system has exceeded our expectations by providing a reliable, feature-rich communication solution that helped us save more than $30,000 annually," said Steve Turner, IT manager for Marshall County.

Toshiba's IPedge IP business telephone systems exceeded Marshall County's communications objectives, including:

  • Networking eight locations together to share centralized applications with 165 users;
  • Enabling the IT team to remotely self-administrate the systems;
  • Providing Unified Messaging, which enables voice messages to be sent to users' email boxes, saving time to view, save and share messages;
  • Improving IT team communication with Unified Communications; and
  • Enabling mobility with Toshiba's IPMobility application so users can make and receive office calls on their call mobile phones.

Toshiba's IPedge integrates multiple communication applications on one optimized server platform. Standard applications include call processing, voice mail, and centralized system administration. Optional applications include unified messaging, meet-me audio and video conferencing with Web collaboration, and a Call Manager unified communications client application. Running multiple applications on one unified server, instead of requiring an individual server for each application, delivers significant savings on equipment purchasing and ongoing maintenance costs.

IPedge benefits include:

  • Hybrid Cloud Networking between Toshiba's Cloud, IP and digital telephone systems
  • Endpoints for Every User including IP, digital, SIP, analog and soft phones
  • Mobile Productivity with Toshiba's mobility applications
  • Unified Communications
  • CRM Integration with leading CRM applications
  • Contact Center Solutions
  • Meeting & Collaboration Tools
  • Survivability and Redundancy for Peace of Mind

INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 -- HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

Telecommunication Systems Division (TSD)
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division is one of the four business units of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS) and offers business communication solutions for SMB enterprises and enterprises with multi-site or regional locations. Toshiba's VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution supports up to 500 users, and the IPedge and Strata CIX systems support from 8 to 1,000 users and offer Voice over IP, voice mail and unified messaging, conferencing and collaboration, unified communications applications, networking, mobility and more. Together with Toshiba's PCs, tablets, copiers, and surveillance video cameras/recorders, Toshiba's Telecommunication Systems Division helps enterprises maximize business efficiency in communications and mobility. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information, visit

About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People, Committed to the Future," Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing "Growth Through Creativity and Innovation," and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit

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