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Toshiba Expands Its Call Manager Unified Communications Platform With New Call Control Plug-in for Microsoft Lync

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2013) - Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba - www.telecom.toshiba.com), today announced its call control plug-in for Microsoft® Lync™ as a part of its Call Manager portfolio of Unified Communication products. The Toshiba plug-in provides Lync users integration and interoperability with Toshiba's award-winning Strata® CIX™ and IPedge® Voice over IP business telephone systems.

"Expanding our Unified Communications to include the new call control plug-in for Microsoft Lync gives our users more ways to manage, utilize and integrate their Toshiba business telephone systems with their other business solutions," said Mark Carpenter, vice president of Technology and Product Management, Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division.

Via the call control plug-in, Lync users can utilize the Lync contact list to make calls and access advanced Toshiba business telephone system features, including transfer and conference. Users' Lync presence status is updated based on the Toshiba telephone status, so other users can determine the best method of communication.

The Toshiba Lync plug-in interoperates with Toshiba business telephones, including Toshiba's digital DKT/DP series telephones, IP series telephones, and the Call Manager soft phone application.

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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.

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