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Toshiba Launches Linux-Based IP Media Server for Business Applications


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June 23, 2011

Toshiba Launches Linux-Based IP Media Server for Business Applications

By Ashok Bindra, TMCnet Contributor

Toshiba (News - Alert) America Information Systems has launched a new VoIP telephone system for business applications. Called IPedge, this Linux-based IP media server complements the company’s existing Strata CIX converged telephony platform.

According to the manufacturer, the new IP media server is affordable, user friendly, and packs an array of unified communications features and functionalities in a single unit. In essence, this IP-only platform delivered on a single Linux-based server has the ability to run multiple applications on one server.

Additional details provided by TMCnet contributor Sandra M. Gustavsen show that call processing, voicemail and centralized management are built in and part of the standard software, while unified messaging and UC client software reside on the system and are license-activated.

In addition, Gustavsen wrote that Toshiba has plans to release an updated version of IPedge software at the end of this summer. License activated applications will be part of the updated software including “Meeting” audio and Web conferencing. Initially, as per the Unified Communications (News - Alert) channel report, the Meeting application will run on a dedicated server connected to IPedge.

Another optional application for IPedge is the contact center, such as ACD and task reporting applications. However, wrote Gustavsen, it requires Toshiba’s IP Media Application Server.

Toshiba is extremely pleased that customers beta testing the product are giving positive feedback, particularly about the central management, built-in voicemail, simple licensing for unified messaging and WAV (News - Alert) files for music on hold.

For varying capacity needs, Toshiba’s IP media server IPedge is being offered in three models. These include IPedge EM for 1,000 users per server, with dual hard drive and dual power supplies, IPedge EC for 200 users per server and IPedge EP for 40 users per server.

Ashok Bindra is a veteran writer and editor with more than 25 years of editorial experience covering RF/wireless technologies, semiconductors and power electronics. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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