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

October 08, 2013 11:00 ET

Toshiba's VIPedge Cloud-Based Business Telephone Solution Wins Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba - www.telecom.toshiba.com) today announced that its VIPedge™ cloud-based business telephone solution has received a Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award from TMC and the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY and CUSTOMER magazines. Winners of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award were announced by TMC via press release.

"We are honored to receive yet another award for the VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "Supported by our Authorized Dealer Network, VIPedge delivers the benefits of Toshiba's on-premises IP business telephone systems in a cloud solution."

"It is my pleasure to recognize Toshiba's VIPedge with the prestigious Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. Toshiba deserves this honor as its VIPedge has proven to be among the industry's most exceptional and innovative communications solutions," said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO.

Toshiba's VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution gives users the features, functionality, quality, service and reliability for which Toshiba's telephone systems are known, all in the cloud. VIPedge allows companies to pay a monthly service fee -- scalable to meet system size and usage needs -- as an alternative to the capital purchase of an on-premises telephone system. Available from Authorized Toshiba Dealers nationwide, Toshiba's VIPedge pricing starts as low as $24.99 per user per month.

VIPedge provides communication tools with the comprehensive capabilities that a business needs to communicate effectively, including:

  • Complete business telephone features, including SMB features such as:
    • Placing a call on hold and picking it up from another phone; and
    • Pressing a button on a phone to put the system into night-mode;
  • Voice mail with unified messaging;
  • Unified Communications with Toshiba's Call Manager™ solution for:
    • Built-in soft VoIP phone;
    • Efficient call control from a personal computer;
    • Click-to-dial, presence and instant messaging; and
    • Integration with leading CRM programs, including Salesforce.com®, Act!®, Microsoft Outlook® and more;
  • Mobility solutions including Call Manager Mobile and IPMobility to allow Apple® iOS and Android™ smartphones to act as an extension of the user's office desk phone as well as Find-me Follow-me for single-number reach and call routing; and
  • Optional International calling plans.

Combine with choice of endpoints, including Toshiba's feature rich IP5000-series desk telephone and IP4100 wireless telephones. With Toshiba's phones gives the ability to easily migrate telephones and endpoints to Toshiba's IPedge on-premises IP business telephone system if desired to do so at a later time.

Together with IPedge® and Strata® CIX™ business telephone systems, Toshiba's VIPedge gives SMB and enterprise customers the best of all worlds with a choice of cloud, IP or converged business telephone systems.

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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 B2B communications event, as well as industry events: 3D Printing Conference & Expo; Asterisk World; AstriCon; (CVx) ChannelVision Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developers Conference; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Commerce Zone Conference & Expo; SecureIT; StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.
Telecommunication Systems Division
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division is one of the three 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 www.Telecom.Toshiba.com.

About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation 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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

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    Toshiba PR Contact:
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    TMC PR Contact:
    Drew Stoga
    Marketing Manager
    203-852-6800, ext. 175
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