PORTLAND, Ore., and IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 —Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, business-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions, and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba — www.telecom.toshiba.com) today announced interoperability between Integra’s Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking services and Toshiba’s family of Strata® CIX™ IP business telephone systems. Integra’s SIP Trunking services are now available at Authorized Toshiba Dealers.
This certification signifies the compatibility of Toshiba’s voice products with Integra’s SIP Trunking. Integra’s interoperability certification spans the full family of Toshiba’s Strata CIX IP telephone systems, which includes CIX40, CIX100, CIX200, CIX670 and CIX1200 models.
“This certification represents another milestone for Integra as we continue building our portfolio of SIP Trunking services,” said Brian Gregory, director of product management for Integra Telecom. “By working closely with Toshiba dealers and organizations utilizing these phone systems, Integra is well-positioned to continue to deliver enhanced features to our business customers.”
Integra’s interoperability certification with Toshiba is the latest in a line of achievements by Integra to expand the number of IP business telephone systems certified to operate with its SIP Trunking service. In addition, the certification enables Integra to deliver a number of benefits to business customers, including:
- Efficient use of bandwidth by combining voice and data networks onto a single service;
- Dynamic bandwidth allocation; and
- Maximizing capacity through multiple compression options that place more calls over the same bandwidth.
“This new interoperability certification benefits users of Toshiba’s Strata CIX IP business telephone systems by allowing them to use Integra Telecom’s robust products and services, including SIP Trunking,” said Eric Abing, senior product manager, Toshiba America Information Systems, Telecommunication Systems Division. “This certification reinforces the seamless nature of Toshiba’s products with Integra’s services, providing reassurance to enterprise-level customers about the quality and reliability of their selected telephone equipment and service.”
Through Integra Telecom, businesses can utilize voice lines, Internet, MPLS and SIP services integrated with state-of-the-art VoIP systems, data services and unified communication applications. Additional information is available by calling 1-866-INTEGRA or visiting www.integratelecom.com/services/SIP_Solutions.php.
About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. connects business by providing enterprise-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions to over 100,000 business and carrier customers in 11 Western states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The company owns and operates a nationally acclaimed, best-in-class fiber-optic network consisting of a 5,000-mile high-speed long-haul fiber network and a 3,000-mile metropolitan access network including nearly 1,700 fiber-fed buildings. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Integra Telecom is a registered trademark of Integra Telecom Inc. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industryleading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation.
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's Web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.