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Toshiba Announces Affordable SMB Wireless Solution Featuring Polycom SpectraLink 8400 Wireless Business Telephones

(April 24, 2012)

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/24/12 -- Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba --, today announced an affordable wireless solution for small to medium-sized businesses featuring the Polycom SpectraLink® 8400 series of wireless telephones. Now available through Toshiba's Authorized Dealer Network nationwide, the wireless business solution is compatible with Toshiba's IPedge® and Strata® CIX™ business telephone systems and works with SpectraLink 8400 wireless telephones to give SMBs an affordable choice for in-building wireless communications without the need for a base station.

"Now available through Authorized Toshiba Dealers, Toshiba's SMB wireless business solution provides an affordable feature-rich wireless communications solution for smaller enterprises. It provides an overall cost-competitive solution when used with the customer's existing VoIP-capable wireless local area network connected to IPedge or Strata CIX business telephone systems and does not require a base station," said Mark Carpenter, vice president of technology and product management for Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division.

Included in the bundle are Polycom SpectraLink 8400 wireless telephones, which provide in-building, wireless communications in connection with Toshiba's IPedge and Strata CIX business telephone systems. Available in two models, Polycom SpectraLink 8440 and Polycom SpectraLink 8450, the telephones provide users with a lightweight, simple-to-use, ergonomic handset that is tied directly into Toshiba's enterprise telephony system to provide high-definition voice quality for clear conversations.

"Toshiba's SMB wireless business solution gives SMB's the option of wireless, in-building mobility, which helps improve productivity and responsiveness for on-site mobile professionals across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing and hospitality," Carpenter added.

About Toshiba's IPedge IP Business Telephone System

IPedge accommodates multiple unified communication applications on a single Linux server, including call processing, voice mail and unified messaging, meet-me conferencing with Web collaboration, Call Manager™ unified communications, native SIP line and SIP trunk support, mobility, survivability, networking with other IPedge and/or Strata CIX systems, centralized administration, and feature-rich telephone endpoints. Plus, add-on applications, including uMobility Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and Contact Center solutions, are available with additional servers.

Benefits of the Linux server include survivability within or across the network to support business continuity and a higher level of security. A single IP address provides cost-effective deployment. SIP trunks work natively with the IPedge without requiring additional gateway equipment. With its IP technology and open standards, IPedge is designed for the long term as future endpoint devices and applications are built on standards to help ensure compatibility with the system, thus protecting the user's investment.

Built-in features include:

  • Toshiba's Call Manager Unified Communications application;
  • Enterprise Manager browser-based system administration with centralized multi-site management;
  • Browser-based personal administration for individual users to program their own telephones;
  • Flexible and feature-rich Unified Messaging;
  • On-site mobility including Toshiba's wireless IP telephones; and
  • One hundred percent networking compatibility with Toshiba's Strata CIX IP converged systems.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems 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; 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

© 2012 Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. All rights reserved. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including, without limitation, product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.

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