August 12, 2008
Toshiba and IPtimize Certify Nationwide Interoperability of Strata CIX VoIP Systems and SIP Trunking
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba -- www.telecom.toshiba.com) and IPtimize Inc. (Pink Sheets:IPZI)(www.iptimize.com), a broadband voice and data service provider, today announced they have formed an agreement to bring IPtimize SIP Trunking services to Toshiba business communications customers via Toshiba's nationwide Authorized Dealer Network. IPtimize SIP Trunking services operate in any network environment to optimize solutions for end users, and these services have been certified with Toshiba's family of Strata(R) CIX(TM) IP business communication systems and are now available nationwide from Authorized Toshiba Dealers. IPtimize has more than 1,800 rate centers nationwide and will provide training plus sales and engineering support to Authorized Toshiba Dealers as part of the agreement.
"IPtimize brings Toshiba's Strata CIX IP business communication system users a new and unique choice in SIP Trunking services," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager for Toshiba Information Systems, Telecommunication Systems Division. "Since IPtimize does not require that end users be equipped with special CPE equipment, its services will operate in virtually any network environment, helping our users to optimize their Toshiba IP voice communications."
"We are pleased to make IPtimize SIP Trunking services available to enterprises via Toshiba's Authorized Dealer Network, allowing operations in any network environment to optimize solutions for Toshiba's end-user customers," said Clinton J. Wilson, president of IPtimize. "As our first SIP Trunking agreement with a VoIP customer premise equipment vendor, we will be working together to offer a reliable IP voice communications solution that provides cost control and savings."
IPtimize's SIP Trunking services do not require users to use a specific set of facilities, nor does it have the usual limitations of a wholesale provider of hosted VoIP support services where carrier-class quality of service, advanced commercial service features and global reach are typically out of range. In addition, unlike other hosted service providers, IPtimize does not require that end users be equipped with special voice shaping equipment or other brand-specific CPE to enable the service.
Toshiba America Information Systems, Telecommunication Systems Division is focused on VoIP business communication solutions, including award-winning Internet Protocol-based (IP) telephone systems, video collaboration tools, call center applications, and custom productivity applications.
"IPtimize SIP Trunking service gives Toshiba Strata CIX IP system users ISDN-like features over data connections without the need to modify their data networks," said Eric Abing, product manager, Toshiba America Information Systems, Telecommunication Systems Division. "With the IPtimize agreement, Toshiba's dealers receive training, dedicated support and the opportunity for increased revenues."
To find an Authorized Toshiba Dealer in your area, visit the Toshiba website at www.telecom.toshiba.com. For more information on IPtimize, visit www.iptimize.com.
About IPtimize, Inc.
IPtimize is a broadband voice and data service provider focused on connecting, adapting and managing commercial and residential IP services for select industry channels. Utilizing proven, standards-based Internet delivery technologies, IPtimize enables its customers to offer business-class bundled services that are easy to implement and network. The solutions/services are equipment agnostic, cost efficient, fully monitored and supported. IPtimize works directly with leading international network providers to simplify each customer's competitive navigation and management of the voice business and other IP opportunities. For more information visit www.iptimize.com.
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 $76 billion (FY2007). For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at www.toshiba.com.
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