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Toshiba's IPedge Business Telephone System Honored With a 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

(January 26, 2012)

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/26/12 -- Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba --, today announced that its IPedge™ IP business telephone system has been named a winner of the INTERNET TELEPHONY 2011 Product of the Year Award, presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. The 2011 Product of the Year winners are published in the January/February 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine (

"We are honored to have Toshiba's IPedge win an INTERNET TELEPHONY 2011 Product of the Year Award from INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "IPedge empowers SMB and enterprise users to communicate more effectively, be more cost effective, and have greater access to their customers, partners and each other.

"IPedge goes beyond most competitors' IP solutions by delivering more applications on a single server, including expanded call processing and voice mail with unified messaging features, unified communications, centralized administration, and the ability for individual users to easily program their own telephones," Metherell added.

"We are happy to honor Toshiba with a Product of the Year Award. The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified that IPedge displays quality and innovation plus meets real needs in the marketplace," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "I would like to congratulate the entire team at Toshiba for their commitment to advancing IP communication technologies."

IPedge Delivers Multiple UC Applications on a Single Linux Server

IPedge accommodates multiple unified communication applications on a single Linux server, including call processing, voicemail 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 or Strata® CIX™ systems, centralized administration, and feature-rich telephone endpoints. Plus, add-on applications, 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:

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine 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 helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly 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 leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0:Bringing SIP to the Web; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, visit

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

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Toshiba PR Contact:
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