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

July 06, 2011 09:00 ET

Toshiba's Strata Meeting Collaboration Tool Awarded 2011 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba -, today announced that its Strata® Meeting collaboration tool has been named a 2011 TMC Labs Innovation Award winner presented by Unified Communications.

"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 Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Telecommunication Systems Division. "Strata Meeting provides customers a winning combination for big company functionality on a small company budget."

"We're proud to grant Toshiba with a Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award," stated Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO. "Toshiba's Strata Meeting has shown true innovation and is deserving of this recognition."

"With Strata Meeting, Toshiba has demonstrated a commitment to quality and the development of exceptionally innovative products for the unified communications industry," said Tom Keating, CTO and TMC Labs executive editorial director at TMC.

The TMC Labs Innovation Award honors products that have demonstrated innovation, unique features, and noteworthy developments toward improving communications technology.

2011 TMC Labs Innovation Award winners can be found in the June 2011 issue of Unified Communications magazine.

About Strata Meeting

Strata Meeting is a meet-me audio conferencing and Web collaboration solution. It is available in a compact server appliance or a larger 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. Toshiba's Strata Meeting solution gives users of Toshiba VoIP systems the ability to create Web meetings either scheduled or on the fly with audio conferencing, audio conference recording, desktop sharing, and much more.

Strata Meeting's groundbreaking features and capabilities include the following list that help SMBs meet their objectives of remotely meeting and collaborating on projects.

  • 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 conferences 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 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.

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About Unified Communications magazine
Launched in July 2007, Unified Communications magazine is devoted to educating enterprise decision makers on why and how they need to deploy unified communications (UC) solutions. Every issue of Unified Communications magazine features a comprehensive news section; case studies of successful deployments and lessons learned; interviews with leading hardware and software companies; and an 'industry' section, featuring analysis of important mergers and acquisition, partnerships and a Wall Street perspective on the unified communications market. Unified Communications has a readership of 100,000.

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries.

TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's largest and best-attended IP Communications event. ITEXPO West 2010 was ranked #3 on Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 Award List. TMC expects to accelerate ITEXPO West's growth by bringing the show to Austin, one of the fast-growing technology hubs in the country. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop, DevCon5: The HTML5 Development Conference; CVx; Digium|Asterisk World; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance, MSPWorld and more! Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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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 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; 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.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning 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 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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