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Kensington Investment Counsel Exceeds Communication Goals With Toshiba’s VIPedge Cloud-based Business Telephone Solution

IRVINE, Calif., March 26, 2014—Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba — has helped Kensington Investment Counsel ( meet its communication goals with a new VIPedge® cloud-based business telephone solution. Founded in 1994, Kensington is a family business that designs personalized investment strategies to meet the needs of individual investors. Kensington is based in Long Beach, Calif., and has a second location in Santa Barbara, Calif.

“Toshiba’s VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution is absolutely right for us. It is affordable, feature-rich and gives us the flexibility to communicate the way we want, whether we are at our desks or on the road,” said Jeff Wimbish, managing partner, Kensington Investment Counsel.

Challenge: Improve Office and Mobile Communication While Reducing Costs

When Wimbish decided it was time for a new business telephone solution, he specified communications objectives, including:

Patrick Orr, sales manager of smplsolutions ( of Lake Forest, Calif., recommended Toshiba’s VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution. smplsolutions has been an Authorized Toshiba Dealer since 2001.

The Solution: VIPedge Delivers Affordable, Reliable Cloud Telephony

Installed and serviced by smplsolutions, Kensington’s new cloud-based business telephone solution consists of the following Toshiba solutions:

Result #1: Affordable, Feature-rich VIPedge Improves Communication

Toshiba’s VIPedge exceeded Kensington’s requirement for an affordable, richly featured cloud-based business telephone solution. VIPedge has helped improve communication both internally and externally.

Result #2: Mobile Apps Ensure Important Calls Get Through

Toshiba’s IPMobility mobile app allows Kensington’s users to use their mobile phones as an extension of the phone system. Plus, Toshiba’s “Find-me Follow-me” application automatically routes incoming office calls to the users’ mobile phones. The Caller ID is included so users can easily see who is calling and can answer important telephone calls.

Result #3: Call Manager UC Solution Integrates PCs and Phones

With Toshiba’s Call Manager Unified Communications solutions, Kensington’s users can combine their computers and telephones into one powerful communication tool with extensive call handling features and database integration. Call Manager Mobile extends the UC capabilities to their mobile phones as well.

Bottom Line: Toshiba’s VIPedge Exceeds Kensington’s Communication Goals

Toshiba’s VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution exceeded Kensington’s communications objectives. Bottom-line benefits include:

“Toshiba’s VIPedge exceeded Kensington’s goals of taking advantage of today’s mobility and unified communications technologies in an affordable and reliable telephone system,” said Orr.

“Toshiba is known for being reliable, durable, cost-effective and feature-rich. Together, Toshiba and smplsolutions have exceeded our expectations,” said Wimbish.

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. Telecommunication Systems Division
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division is one of the three business units of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS) and offers business communication solutions for SMB enterprises and enterprises with multi-site or regional locations. Toshiba’s VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution supports up to 500 users, and the IPedge and Strata CIX systems support from 8 to 1,000 users and offer Voice over IP, voice mail and unified messaging, conferencing and collaboration, unified communications applications, networking, mobility and more. Together with Toshiba’s PCs, tablets, copiers, and surveillance video cameras/recorders, Toshiba’s Telecommunication Systems Division helps enterprises maximize business efficiency in communications and mobility. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information, visit

About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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