Toshiba America Information Systems, Telecommunication Systems Division of Toshiba, has launched Strata Messaging, a new entry-level unified messaging offering for the small to medium business (SMB) market.
The company said that the new offering is compatible with its Strata CIX family of IP business communications systems, including the CIX40, CIX100, CIX200, CIX670 and CIX1200. It is sized to address the unified messaging requirements of users of the smaller Toshiba VoIP systems, the Strata CIX40 and CIX100.
The new offering supports 2 to 8 ports of voice mail, up to 400 mailboxes, and has 300 hours of storage. The base system package offers two voice mail ports and 10 seats of unified messaging, the company said.
According to Toshiba, Strata Messaging resides on an external Linux-based appliance equipped with internal components designed for reliability. It does not use a full card slot in the system; rather, it uses only a portion of a GIPU or MIPU IP card leaving the remaining ports free for other applications. It connects to the Strata CIX through IP channels.
Ron Hunsaker, senior product manager for Toshiba America Information Systems, said: “In the past, small to medium businesses had to purchase expensive equipment for unified messaging features. Now with Strata Messaging, Toshiba’s SMB customers have an affordable and reliable unified messaging solution designed to work with their Toshiba VoIP systems.”