IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba — www.telecom.toshiba.com) today announced that its UCedge® unified communications solution has won a 2015 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award from TMC, a global, integrated media company. Winners of the 2015 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award will be published in the March 2015 edition of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine and online at www.itmag.com.
"It gives me great pleasure to honor Toshiba with a 2015 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award for its innovative UCedge application, unified communications solution," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by Toshiba in UCedge."
"We are honored to receive the 2015 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award for Toshiba's UCedge unified communications solution," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "UCedge gives users the power to communicate how, where and when they want, via smartphone, PC or tablet, by unifying their communications across platforms."
Work Smarter, Faster and More Effectively With One-number Reach and UC Virtually Anywhere Using Smartphones or Tablets
Toshiba's UCedge enables users to work smarter, faster and more effectively with one-number reach and UC features virtually anywhere using a smartphone, PC or tablet. It gives them the same client application across devices, delivering single-number reach with business number Call ID, even when used with smartphones and tablets. UCedge enables feature transparency across all locations, regardless of the deployment.
UCedge is a single application that empowers users to communicate on Windows® and Mac® laptop and desktop computers and Apple® and Android™ smartphones and tablets across Toshiba's cloud and on-premise business telephone solutions, including hybrid cloud and on-premise networked solutions. UCedge is compatible with Toshiba's VIPedge® and IPedge® business phone solutions as well as Strata® CIX systems with an IPedge Application Server.
With client software that is easily downloaded from the Internet, users gain new levels of convenience, productivity and cost savings, no matter how they access their current Toshiba phone systems.
UCedge benefits include:
Work from virtually anywhere using personal or business laptops, desktops or mobile devices as a business phone extension.
Use UCedge from up to three devices at the same time, synchronize in the cloud, and view consolidated instant messages and call history from any of the devices.
Enable easier connections with one-number reach, in or out of the office or out of the country.
Protect mobile number privacy by displaying only the office phone number in caller ID.
Manage office voice mails easily and quickly with a visual interface on a mobile device.
Place long-distance and international calls to contacts from a cell phone at landline rates.
Stay in touch while traveling internationally.
Pair any UCedge device with a Toshiba desk phone to conveniently dial the phone via the UCedge client interface.
Connect via instant messaging (IM) with colleagues who are busy or on the phone.
Rapidly find contacts in a list synchronized with the office phone system and user-provided avatars.
UCedge is compatible with Windows 7 or later and Mac OS X® 10.9 or later. It is also compatible with a wide variety of Android and Apple mobile devices, including selected smartphone models from Apple, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony and LG, as well as tablets from Toshiba, Apple and Samsung. Licenses for the UCedge client are provided as part of the VIPedge solution, or the license is available as an option for the IPedge or Strata CIX systems. The UCedge client for Windows and Mac computers is available as a download from the Google Chrome Web Store™. The UCedge client for mobile devices is available as a download from the Apple App Store™ and Google Play™. All devices require a data plan, either cellular data, Wi-Fi® or LAN data access as applicable.
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TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo II, WebRTC Conference & Expo IV; and more. For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. Telecommunication Systems Division (TSD)
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division is one of the four 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. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information, visit www.Telecom.Toshiba.com.
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People, Committed to the Future", Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing "Growth Through Creativity and Innovation", and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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