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Toshiba's McGrath to Keynote ITConference & EXPO Fall 2005

(October 19, 2005)

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Digital Solutions Division (TAIS DSD), today announced that Mac McGrath, director of sales, National Account Program/Government Systems, has accepted an invitation to present a keynote address at TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Conference & EXPO Fall 2005 being held Oct. 24-27, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Focusing on "Trends in IP Market Acceptance," McGrath's keynote address is open to all registered attendees and will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at 9:15 a.m.

"In my presentation on marketplace trends in IP acceptance, I am drawing on the trends and experiences of our Authorized Toshiba Dealers at more than 800 locations throughout the United States," McGrath said. "From their experience, we have identified trends in decision-making criteria, real-life usage, and how enterprises are making the transition to IP telephony. I look forward to sharing our observations with the audience at Internet Telephony Expo."

"We are very excited to have Mac McGrath on board as a speaker at this year's IT Expo show," said TMC president and conference co-chair, Rich Tehrani. "With IP telephony continuing to change the way enterprises and service providers communicate and do business, we are delighted to have Mac's expertise to share with our attendees."

At Toshiba, McGrath is responsible for directing TAIS DSD's National Account Program and Government Systems Sales for its telecommunications group. He is commissioned with delivering to these customer channels the Toshiba promise and commitment to the value set enabled through emerging technologies such as IP Telephony and Voice/Data Mobility. He also oversees international distribution and support through the National Account Program. McGrath has more than 35 years experience in telecommunications, IP and mobile communications sales and marketing.

Toshiba Hosting Dealer Panel on VoIP

McGrath will also moderate a panel of IP telephony resellers titled, "VOIP from the Trenches: Real Life Successes," being held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at 11:15 a.m. The panel will feature David Case, president & CEO of smplsolutions of Lake Forest, Calif.; Bill Taylor, president of Taylored Systems of Noblesville, Ind.; John Zeller, president of ATS Communications of Concord, Calif.; and Suzette Key, director of the Interconnect Division at NTS Communications Inc. of Lubbock, Texas. The panel will discuss experiences in deploying VoIP in a variety of industries, from the RFP and decision-making process to installation and bottom-line results.

Toshiba Presenting Educational Session on VoWiFi

David Fridley, senior product manager for Toshiba IP Telephony Solutions, will present a stand-alone educational session titled, "Keys to Successful WiFi Telephony Implementation," being held on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at 8:30 a.m. In this session, Fridley will educate the audience on WiFi in a VoIP application, what it is, how to tell if the wireless network is ready for voice, advantages of WiFi, WiFi vs. traditional wireless phones, WiFi vs. cell phones, and the future of WiFi.

Toshiba Represented on Vendor VoIP Panel

Fridley will also participate in IT Expo's vendor panel titled, "Battle for the SMB Enterprise," which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at 11:15 a.m. Fridley will join representatives from other leading IP telephony vendors in a panel moderated by Tehrani, president/group publisher/group editor-in-chief for TMC. The panel will cover issues including how to choose the correct IP-PBX, forklift vs. migration strategies, service and support, security, and much more.

IT Expo Registration Info

Registration for the show is now open. Anyone interested may register by phone, 1-203-852-6800, ext. 146 or by visiting Limited booth space is still available as well. Vendors interested in exhibiting at the show should contact Dave Rodriguez at 1-203-852-6800, ext. 146, or at

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.

With headquarters in Irvine, TAIS is comprised of three divisions: Digital Products Division, Digital Solutions Division and the Storage Device Division. Together, the three divisions provide mobile products and solutions, telecommunications, imaging and storage products and services. Products include industry-leading portable computers, projectors, DVD/CD recordable products and hard disk drives for computers, telephony products, digital imaging systems, wireless solutions and services.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corp., which is a world leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems. Toshiba has global sales of over $52 billion and more than 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. For more information visit the company's Web site at

About TMC(R)

Technology Marketing Corp. (TMC) publishes two print magazines: Customer Inter@ction Solutions, and Internet Telephony; five digital publications: SIP Magazine, Speech-World, WiFi Telephony Magazine, VoIP Developer, WiMAX Magazine; and the online publications, Planet PDA Magazine, WiFi Revolution, Alternative Power and BiometriTech. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMC also produces The VoIP Developer Conference, Speech-World Conference, IP Contact Center Summit and The Global Call Center Outsourcing Summit. publishes more than 25 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit its Web site at

About IT Expo

INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Conference & EXPO is a highly focused event that has established a reputation as the leading source for information on topics including VoIP, SIP, WiFi Telephony and more. IP telephony voice and data products offer businesses and telecommunications service providers a lower-cost, more feature-rich alternative to traditional telecom services.

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