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Toshiba to Present Conference Sessions at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006
[January 24, 2006]

Toshiba to Present Conference Sessions at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006

Mac McGrath on “Battle for SMB Enterprise” Keynote Panel at Leading VoIP Event in Fort Lauderdale – Broward County Convention Center

IRVINE, Calif., January 24, 2006 —Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (TSD) today announced that Mac McGrath, director of Sales, National Account Program/Government Systems, will present on the “Battle for SMB Enterprise” keynote panel at TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY® Conference & EXPO East 2006, being held January 24–27, 2006, at the Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center. This keynote panel is open to all registered attendees and will take place Thursday, January 26, 2006, at 4:15 p.m. IT Expo is the world’s largest and best-attended VoIP trade show.


“Toshiba is one of the leading IP Telephony equipment providers, and I look forward to sharing our experiences and those of our Authorized Dealer Network, with 800 locations throughout the United States, on the competitive IP telephony marketplace for the SMB enterprise,” said McGrath. “We look forward to a challenging debate with our competitors about how SMB enterprises are making the transition to IP telephony and what we as equipment manufacturers are doing to make the transition as smooth as possible.”

“We are very excited to have Mac McGrath on board as a speaker again at this year’s IT Expo show,” said TMC president and conference co-chair, Rich Tehrani. “Since Toshiba is one of the leaders in the SMB IP telephony marketplace, we look forward to Mac’s comments and experiences on how IP telephony continues to change the way SMB enterprises communicate and do business.”


At Toshiba, Mr. McGrath is responsible for directing TAIS DSD’s National Account Program and Government Systems Sales for its telecommunications group. He is commissioned with delivering to these customer channels the Toshiba promise and commitment to the value set enabled through emerging technologies such as IP Telephony and Voice/Data Mobility. He also oversees international distribution and support through the National Account Program. Mr. McGrath has more than 35 years experience in telecommunications, IP and mobile communications sales and marketing.


Toshiba Hosting Dealer Panel on VoIP

Mr. McGrath will also moderate a panel of IP telephony resellers, entitled “VOIP from the Trenches: Real Life Successes,” being held on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, from 2:00–2:45 p.m. The panel will feature Ray Balboa, treasurer/secretary of TeleSound Systems Corporation in Miami; Keith Croteau, president of eCom2000 of Juno Beach, Fla.; David Espino, director of sales at Strata Communications Inc. in Oldsmar, Fla.; and Mark Williams, owner of Teleco South Florida in Deerfield, Fla. The panel will discuss experiences in deploying VoIP in a variety of industries, from the RFP and decision-making process to installation and bottom-line results.

Toshiba Presenting Educational Session on WiFi VoIP

David Fridley, senior product manager for Toshiba IP Telephony Solutions, will present a stand-alone educational session entitled, “WiFi VoIP: From Installation to Implementation” on Thursday, January 26, 2006, from 12:30–1:15 p.m. In his session, Mr. Fridley will educate the audience on WiFi in a VoIP application, from installation to successful implementation. He will cover network assessments (making sure the wireless network is ready for voice), advantages of WiFi, and troubleshooting the VoWiFi system.

Toshiba Presenting on Why VoIP Makes Sense for SMBs Session

Mr. Fridley will also participate in a shared session entitled, “Why VoIP Makes Sense for SMBs” being held Friday, January 27, 2006, from 8:30–9:15 a.m. The session will focus on why VoIP makes sense for small to medium sized business (SMBs) and will include how SMBs can make smart decisions on a VoIP system, costs of implementing VoIP versus cost savings, and how it will positively impact communications at SMBs. The session will also feature several real-world case studies in different vertical markets showing the benefits of VoIP for SMBs.

Registration for the show is now open. Anyone interested may register by visiting http://www.itexpo.com. Limited booth space is still available as well. Vendors interested in exhibiting at the show should contact Dave Rodriguez at 1-203-852-6800, ext. 146 or at drodriguez@tmcnet.com.

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three divisions: Digital Products Division, Digital Solutions Division and the Storage Device Division. Together, the three divisions provide mobile products and solutions, telecommunications, imaging and storage products and services. Products include industry leading portable computers, projectors, DVD/CD recordable products and hard disk drives for computers, telephony products, digital imaging systems, wireless solutions and services.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a world leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems. Toshiba has global sales of over $52 billion and more than 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. For more information visit the company’s Web site at www.toshiba.com.

About TMC®
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes two print magazines: Customer Inter@ction Solutions, and Internet Telephony; five digital publications, SIP Magazine, Speech-World, WiFI Telephony Magazine, VoIP Developer, WiMAX Magazine; and the online publications TMCnet.com, Planet PDA Magazine, WiFi Revolution, Alternative Power and BiometriTech. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMC also produces The VoIP Developer Conference, Speech-World Conference, IP Contact Center Summit and The Global Call Center Outsourcing Summit. TMCnet.com publishes more than 20 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit its Web site at www.tmcnet.com.


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