Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba -- www.telecom.toshiba.com) today announced that it has been named the "People's Choice" winner of TMC's 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Channel Program Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

"We are honored to receive the 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Channel Program Excellence Award," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "Our Authorized Toshiba Dealers are a source of great pride for our organization. Many of our dealers have been with Toshiba for more than 20 years, with some for more than 30 years!"

"On behalf of TMC and INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, we are pleased to recognize Toshiba as the 'People's Choice' winner of the INTERNET TELEPHONY Channel Program Excellence Award. Toshiba has a distinguished channel program that has garnered the 'People's Choice' award for best channel program," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

Founded in 1978 on the heels of the Ma Bell divestiture, Toshiba's Telecommunication Systems Division was one of the first in the telecommunications industry to build an authorized dealer network. Today, Toshiba's Authorized Dealer network includes more than 400 dealers with 700+ locations in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico, as well as parts of Asia and Europe.

Toshiba has garnered exceptional loyalty from its Authorized Dealers as it sells 100 percent through its dealers and is one of the only larger business telephone systems manufacturers not to compete with its channel.

Toshiba also helps its dealers sell to National Accounts. Toshiba's National Accounts Program is one of the only manufacturer's programs that provides standardized pricing and service for national accounts regardless of geographic location in the continental U.S. By standardizing training, certifications, installations and service, Toshiba established a highly successful dealer network that has enabled Toshiba to remain a strong competitor and a leader in National Accounts for more than 30 years.

Benefits to Toshiba's Authorized Dealers include:

  • Extensive training with online instruction, self-training videos and regional in-person training and certification programs;
  • Industry-leading product and marketing support, including automatically updated Toshiba product Web pages and customizable materials;
  • Proven and tested pre-integrated third-party products and services;
  • Exceptional dealer promotions, including trade-in programs;
  • Migration program for Toshiba customers that helps preserve customers' investments;
  • One of the industry's longest warranties on phones and equipment, including a seven-year manufacturer's warranty; and
  • Financing programs that help dealers get customers qualified quickly.

Toshiba's "Power of Choice" allows companies to implement Unified Communications in the way that works best for their organizations. With "Power of Choice," organizations can choose to deploy Toshiba's Unified Communications solutions on-premises, in the cloud or via a hybrid approach. This unique strategy allows companies to do business with an increasingly mobile and geographically dispersed workforce while providing a competitive edge in the marketplace.

About TMC
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, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more.

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.

About Toshiba
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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