Toshiba of Canada Limited & Esna Technologies Inc. partner to deliver mobility, presence and messaging in a single unified application suite



    MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Toshiba of Canada Limited and Esna
Technologies Inc. today announced a relationship that will deliver a powerful
new unified communications platform for the small to mid size enterprise
market - Telephony Office-LinX UC application suite for the Toshiba's
award-winning Strata(R) CIX(TM) family of IP communication systems. This cost
effective solution integrates Esna Technologies' award winning Telephony
Office-LinX(TM) enterprise edition solution with Toshiba's Strata(R) CIX(TM)
40/100/200/670 and the recently released 1200 IP communications platform. The
Telephony Office-LinX application suite will allow end users to utilize their
wireless or wired telephone to access live calls, email, faxes and voice mail.
Using simple touch-tone commands, users can prompt their messaging and
scheduling utilities to read back information to them anywhere, anytime and
perform real-time modifications. This flexibility enables enterprises to
benefit from increased employee productivity and enhanced responsiveness to
customer inquiries.
    "In the current business landscape it is critical for road-warriors and
mobile workers to be highly responsive to the needs of their customers,
partners and co-workers," said Rick Wierzbowski, Director of Telecommunication
Operations Toshiba of Canada Limited. "With the Strata(R) CIX(TM) IP
communication systems and the Telephony Office-LinX UC application suite,
enterprises can achieve this cost effectively, regardless of their messaging
or scheduling utilities, enabling a compelling return on investment through
productivity and efficiency gains while protecting existing IT investments."
    "Through our relationship with Toshiba of Canada Limited we have the
ability to offer a tightly integrated, enterprise-class unified communication
solution that can meet the needs of virtually any business," said Mohammad
Nezarati, President Esna Technologies. "With the Strata(R) CIX(TM) and
Telephony Office-LinX platform, regardless of what e-mail system or business
application an enterprise uses, or whether they operate in an IP, TDM, or a
hybrid environment, they can deploy a solution that dramatically increases the
productivity of their employees and the satisfaction of their customers."
    The release of the Telephony Office-LinX Unified communication suite
represents the next phase in an overall vision to deliver real-time unified
communications to the enterprise market. This strategy is built on a solid
foundation in Toshiba's Strata(R) CIX(TM) platform. With the release of the
Telephony Office-LinX application suite enterprises now have access to a range
of applications around Presence, messaging and mobility offerings that can
meet the needs of any business. The next phases of this strategy will see
enhancements in networking, interoperability and migration.

    About Telephony Office-LinX application suite

    The Telephony Office-LinX for the Toshiba Strata(R) CIX(TM) platform
offers the industry's most robust platform for unified messaging on Lotus
Notes, GroupWise, Exchange 2003/2007, and Google(TM) applications. It is also
capable of providing users with Speech to text visual voice mail, and
OCTEL/VMX Voice mail emulation. The Telephony Office-LinX application suite
provides today's enterprise with a multi-lingual speech enabled automated
attendant, voicemail, Rich Presence CTI functionality, unified messaging,
visual call control, fax server, SMS/Instant messaging, Find me- Follow me
mobility, Fixed to mobile convergence, and AMIS/VPIM compliant networking.
Using state-of-the-art text-to-speech, the Telephony Office-LinX ensures that
access and utilization of all of your messaging and scheduling utilities is
only a phone call away.

    About Toshiba's Strata(R) CIX(TM) IP Business Communications Systems

    Toshiba's award-winning Strata(R) CIX(TM) IP business communication
systems deliver Voice over IP, networking, mobility, and the ability to
customize applications. Supporting up to 1200 ports, the Strata(R) CIX(TM)
family can be TDM-enabled to support digital telephones, and provides a smooth
migration path from Toshiba Strata(R) CTX(TM) and Strata(R) DK digital
business communication systems. Compatible with the Strata(R) CIX(TM) systems
are Toshiba's Stratagy(R) Voice Processing solutions, and Toshiba IP
telephones, SoftIPT(TM) soft phones, and digital telephones. Toshiba gives
enterprises the ability to grow, change and migrate their systems as their
businesses grow, while retaining their initial investment. Toshiba delivers
complete business communication solutions, including Toshiba notebooks and
tablet PCs, and more, helping enterprises maximize their business efficiency
in communications and mobility.
    To find an Authorized Toshiba Dealer in your area, visit the Toshiba
website at www.toshiba.ca

    About Toshiba of Canada Limited

    Toshiba of Canada Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba
Corporation, one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of electronic
products and semiconductors. Toshiba of Canada Limited serves the Canadian
business, consumer, and medical markets with traditional and IP telephone
systems, notebook computers, copiers, facsimiles, DVDs, televisions and
medical diagnostic equipment. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba has
offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and
Dartmouth. www.toshiba.ca

    About Esna Technologies

    Founded in 1989, Esna Technologies has been committed to developing
advanced messaging solutions that enhance the communication needs of growing
organizations. Our mission remains to develop and provide innovative
communication solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure
and enhance the way businesses communicate. Esna Technologies' communication
solutions are designed for "real-time users" providing advanced features,
investment protection, and platform upgrade capability without the planned
obsolescence prominent in the communications industry. Esna Technologies
markets and distributes their products through OEM and VAR partners in over
28 countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.esnatech.com





For further information:

For further information: Angel Tar, Toshiba of Canada Limited, Office
Products Group, (905) 470-3500 Ext. 2622, Angel.tar@toshiba.ca; Davide
Petramala, Esna Technologies Inc., (905) 707-9700 Ext. 314, davidep@esna.com

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