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Toshiba Corporation Selects Avaya IP Telephony Solutions to Connect 12,000 Employees

07-26-2004
  • Tokyo Headquarters to host one of largest SIP-Enabled IP telephony implementations in the world

Avaya announced that its Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-enabled IP telephony solutions have been selected by Toshiba Corporation for deployment at their headquarters building in Tokyo, Japan.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, today announced that its Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-enabled IP telephony solutions have been selected by Toshiba Corporation for deployment at their headquarters building in Tokyo, Japan. When completed in early 2005, Toshiba will host one of the largest SIP-enabled IP telephony implementations in the world.

Avaya will provide Toshiba, one of Japan's largest companies, with IP telephony solutions, including Avaya Communication Manager, Avaya Media Servers and Avaya Converged Communications Servers. The network will connect 12,000 employees. Key factors for Toshiba in the selection of Avaya are the high voice quality and scalability that Avaya IP telephony solutions can deliver.

SIP is an industry standard that enables users to conduct multimedia communications sessions that can incorporate voice, video and chat, or more. Today, Avaya SIP solutions enable users to establish workgroup "buddy lists" on a desktop phone or on a PC- or laptop-based softphone, through which they can see the availability of their colleagues and their preferred means of communication, as well as set their own. Users can launch a call or instant message by simply clicking on a colleague's name. SIP enables enterprises to accelerate and simplify real-time communication across multiple points of contact, increasing control, collaboration and productivity.

"The Avaya SIP-enabled IP telephony solution at Toshiba is a major milestone in the adoption of SIP among businesses around the world," said Mike Thurk, group vice president, Enterprise Communications Group, Avaya Inc. "Avaya has taken SIP beyond just another technology promise to generate real-time business benefits today. We are extremely proud that in a highly competitive market like Japan, Toshiba chose Avaya over other vendors."

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com

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