September 9, 2008

Toshiba Strata CIX Family of VoIP Systems Wins Network Products Guide Reader Trust Award for 2008 Best VoIP Product

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba --, today announced that Network Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and a world-leading publication on technologies and solutions, has named Toshiba's Strata(R) CIX(TM) family of IP business communication systems the winner of the 2008 Best Products and Services Award in the VoIP category. This respected annual award honors products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of the end-users of technology worldwide. As part of the technology industry's leading global awards program, this year's Best Products and Services were nominated from all over the world.

"Toshiba has been awarded Best in VoIP by our readers for its proven ability to deliver solid IP business communication systems that give users flexibility, reliability, durability and migratability across the Strata CIX product family," said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide.

"We are very honored to win the Network Products Guide's 2008 Best Product of the Year for VoIP," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager. "As the readers who voted can attest, the Toshiba Strata CIX IP business communication systems deliver Toshiba's legendary quality and reliability in an affordable VoIP system ranging from 40 to 1,152 ports. A strong solution for both SMB and multi-location customers, Toshiba Strata CIX systems are the choice of thousands of headquarter and branch office locations at America's best known companies."

Toshiba's Strata CIX VoIP systems range from the newly announced Strata CIX1200, offering up to 1,152 ports, to the small Strata CIX40, which accommodates up to 40 ports. All Toshiba Strata CIX VoIP systems can be networked together for up to 128 sites; can be customized using Toshiba's FeatureFlex(R) adaptability tool; and work with both digital and IP endpoints, including desk telephones, softphones, third-party SIP phones, attendant consoles, wireless phones, and more. Strata CIX systems offer easy migration to larger systems in the Strata CIX family and work with the same applications, including voice mail, unified messaging, IVR, ACD and reporting, video conferencing and collaboration, Web-based personal and system administration and FeatureFlex, all of which reside on Toshiba's Strata Media Application Server (Strata MAS), a single-server solution.

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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 was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$76 billion. For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at

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