Toshiba Launches IP5531-SDL IP Telephone

The IP5531-SDL is a nine-line IP business phone with 20 programmable buttons and a 10/100M bps Fast Ethernet connection.

The telecommunication systems division of Toshiba America announced its IP5531-SDL IP telephone, a new addition to its line of Toshiba IP5000-series business telephones. The IP5531-SDL IP telephone gives more endpoint choices to users of Toshiba's IPedge IP business telephone systems. It is also compatible with the company's Strata CIX IP business communication systems. All of Toshiba's IP5000-series telephone models are available nationwide from authorized Toshiba dealers and prices will vary by model, a company release noted.

The IP5531-SDL is a nine-line IP business telephone with 20 programmable buttons, and a 10/100M bps Fast Ethernet connection with a full-duplex speakerphone. With the new IP5531-SDL model, Toshiba customers now have nine different IP5000-series telephones from which to choose. Models range from four- to nine-line telephones, with 10 to 20 flexible buttons, and many have backlit LCD screens. Models are available with either Gigabit Ethernet or 10/100M bps Fast Ethernet connection and all models come standard with a PC interface, headset interface and Ethernet cable.

"With the new IP5531-SDL IP telephone, we are responding to our customers' demands for a more affordable IP telephone handset with Fast Ethernet and LCD button labels. When combined with the new IPedge IP business telephone systems, our users have a robust yet affordable IP business communication solution," said Eric Abing, product manager for Toshiba America's telecommunication systems division.

Toshiba IP5000-series telephones are compatible with the entire family of IPedge IP business telephones as well as Toshiba's Strata CIX IP business telephone systems. IPedge, which launched in June, is an IP business telephone system in a Linux-based single-server solution. The platform accommodates multiple unified communication applications on a single server, including call processing, voicemail and unified messaging, native SIP line and SIP trunk support, mobility, survivability, centralized administration of all sites, and feature-rich telephone endpoints.

In addition, add-on applications, such as meet-me conferencing with Web collaboration, uMobility Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and Call Center solutions, are available with additional servers. Strata CIX systems can be networked with IPedge systems, the company noted, and IPedge Net is 100 percent compatible with CIX Strata Net networking and provides a migration path for currently deployed systems. Using IPedge Enterprise Manager and a Web browser, individual users can manage their own telephones, including programming buttons and personalizing telephone functions. The IPedge Meeting application gives users an online solution to collaborate, communicate and connect.