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Toshiba Receives 2006 Product of the Year Award from Communications Solutions
[August 14, 2007]

Toshiba Receives 2006 Product of the Year Award from Communications Solutions

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba -- announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) Communications Solutions ( has awarded its Strata(R) CIX(TM)40 VoIP system a 2006 Product of the Year Award.

"Toshiba has been recognized with a 2006 Product of the Year Award for its excellence in technological advancement and application refinement," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Communications Solutions. "Toshiba's team has proven they are committed to quality and excellence in solutions that benefit the customer experience as well as ROI for its customers."

"We are honored to receive the Communications Solutions 2006 Product of the Year Award for Toshiba's Strata CIX40 VoIP system," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba's Telecommunication Systems Division. "The Strata CIX40 offers all the benefits of Toshiba's larger Strata CIX systems at a size and price that is perfect for small businesses. The Strata CIX40 stands alone in offering small companies the 'Large Enterprise' VoIP and telephony benefits they want and need at a price they can afford."

About Toshiba's Strata CIX40 VoIP System

Toshiba's Strata CIX40 is one of the most robust VoIP-converged solutions available for the small business marketplace. Designed specifically for small companies, Strata CIX40 supports up to 16 station ports and eight IP channels.

Providing all the benefits of Toshiba's larger Strata CIX systems at a size and price that is perfect for small businesses, Strata CIX40 offers Toshiba's FeatureFlex(R) adaptability capabilities, can be TDM-enabled to support digital telephones, can be networked with any other CIX40 or larger Strata CIX systems (the perfect branch office solution), and is compatible with a wide variety of endpoints, including Toshiba's digital, IP and softphone telephones.

Compatible with Toshiba's Strata Media Application Server, which allows multiple applications to run on a single-server platform, the Strata CIX40 is a perfect choice for small call centers with ACD and Reporting, Net Phone, Tracer and more. It also provides a smooth migration path to larger Toshiba systems available today as well as future Toshiba platforms.

The seventh annual Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to market in 2006 have been selected as recipients of this year's Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for their groundbreaking achievements.

The 2006 Product of the Year Award winners can be found on the Communications Solutions Web site.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

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 Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba has more than 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US $60 billion (FY2006). For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at

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