Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba -- today announced the latest version of its VIPedge® cloud unified communications service with enhancements to Toshiba's Enterprise Manager browser-based administration tool. Toshiba's business telephone solutions, including the VIPedge cloud unified communications service, the IPedge® on-premises business communications system or a hybrid network with both solution types, can now be managed by a common, simplified administration tool. 

"Toshiba's Enterprise Manager gives system administrators an intuitive system admin tool that streamlines the programming of Toshiba's cloud and on-premises business telephone solutions. This creates a consistent and familiar user experience for any deployment type, even across a hybrid network," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. 

Since Toshiba's cloud and on-premises solutions are based on the same software stream, businesses can flexibly mix and match Toshiba's on-premises and cloud solutions according to the needs of the organization. They can deploy an IPedge business phone system in some sites while subscribing to the VIPedge cloud service at other locations. Users will benefit from the same phones and endpoints, the same feature-rich functionality and now the same administration software whether the organization utilizes a cloud, on-premises or hybrid deployment. In addition, there is no retraining needed for users who migrate from IPedge to VIPedge since all aspects of the user experience will be familiar and seamless.

Compatible with Toshiba's VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution as well as Toshiba's on-premises IPedge systems, the latest version of Toshiba's VIPedge cloud unified communications service and Enterprise Manager makes it easier for the IT team to remotely access and manage the entire system from a browser-based interface from virtually anywhere there's Internet access.

Enterprise Manager benefits include:


  • Reducing system management time and costs through common, simplified administration features; 
  • Increasing productivity through common management architecture for both cloud and on-premises business telephone solutions; and 
  • Maximizing system reliability with network-wide monitoring tools.

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

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

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