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Toshiba's VIPedge Honored With a 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/13 -- Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba -- www.telecom.toshiba.com), today announced that its VIPedge™, a cloud-based business telephone solution, has been named a winner of the INTERNET TELEPHONY 2012 Product of the Year Award, presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. The 2012 Product of the Year winners are published in the January/February 2013 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine (www.itmag.com).

"We are honored to receive the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award for our new VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "VIPedge delivers the benefits of Toshiba's on-premises VoIP solutions in a cloud solution. Supported by our Authorized Dealer Network with expertise in design and implementation on a cloud platform, VIPedge is a cloud solution like no other."

"It is with pleasure that we recognize Toshiba's VIPedge with a Product of the Year Award. The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified that VIPedge displays quality and innovation while providing solutions to real business communications challenges," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Congratulations to the Toshiba team for their commitment to advancing IP communication technologies."

VIPedge is a powerful yet affordable cloud-based solution that provides the quality, reliability and durability for which Toshiba is known. Based upon the feature-rich Toshiba IPedge® on-premises business telephone system, VIPedge delivers functionality above and beyond other cloud-based solutions. VIPedge allows companies to pay a monthly service fee -- scalable to meet system size and usage needs -- as an alternative to the capital purchase of an on-premises telephone system.

For more info on VIPedge, visit: www.telecom.toshiba.com/Products/VIPedge-Cloud-Telephone-System/.

For an Authorized Toshiba Dealer, visit: www.telecom.toshiba.com.

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INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. For more information, please visit www.itmag.com. Follow INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine on Twitter or join our LinkedIn group. Subscribe or visit www.itmag.com.

About TMC:
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.
Telecommunication Systems Division
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. Telecommunication Systems Division is one of the three business units of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS) and offers business communication solutions for SMB enterprises and enterprises with multi-site or regional locations. Toshiba's VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution supports up to 500 users, and the IPedge and Strata CIX systems support from 8 to 1,000 users and offer Voice over IP, voice mail and unified messaging, conferencing and collaboration, unified communications applications, networking, mobility and more. Together with Toshiba's PCs, tablets, copiers, and surveillance video cameras/recorders, Toshiba's Telecommunication Systems Division helps enterprises maximize business efficiency in communications and mobility. For more information, visit www.Telecom.Toshiba.com.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's Web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

© 2013 Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. All rights reserved. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including, without limitation, product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.

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