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Toshiba's IPedge Receives a 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award

Honored for Exceptional IP Communications Solutions (October 26, 2011)

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/26/11 -- Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba --, today announced that its IPedge™ IP business telephone system has been named a 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winner, presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. The 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winners are published in the October 2011 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine,

"We are honored to have Toshiba's IPedge win a 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence 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.

"Taking risks to advance IP Communications technology and provide real solutions has earned Toshiba recognition from the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY and an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award. Toshiba's IPedge business telephony system has excelled in delivering cutting-edge solutions. Its customers are extremely pleased and have offered their testaments of support," said Erik Linask, group editorial director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

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, native SIP line and SIP trunk support, mobility, survivability, networking with other IPedge or Strata® CIX™ systems, and feature-rich telephone endpoints. Plus, add-on applications, including meet-me conferencing with Web collaboration, 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™ application with Unified Communications;
  • Enterprise Manager browser-based system administration;
  • Centralized multi-site management through the Enterprise Manager;
  • Personal telephone browser-based administration;
  • Flexible and feature-rich Unified Messaging;
  • On-site mobility via Toshiba's wireless IP telephones; and
  • One hundred percent networking compatibility with Toshiba's Strata CIX IP converged systems.

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
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, InfoTECH Spotlight and Next Gen Mobility magazines. TMCnet, which is read by nearly 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. 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. For more information, please visit

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four 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; storage products for computers; 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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