Toshiba Intros Call Manager Mobile for Android
February 26, 2013
By Rajani Baburajan
, TMCnet Contributor
Toshiba (News - Alert) America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba) has unveiled a new mobile application that empowers users to take their office calls and instant messages on their Android (News - Alert) mobile phones. The new Call Manager Mobile for Android is designed for Toshiba's VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution.
Incoming calls utilize Toshiba's VIPedge follow-me feature, which gives users the option for either sequential or simultaneous ringing to the desk phone and mobile phone. For outgoing calls, IPMobility dials through the VIPedge, displaying the office number caller ID. Users can either dial directly through the VIPedge or have the VIPedge call back the user before making the outbound call in order to avoid mobile network long distance charges, helping companies control carrier costs.
"Toshiba is devoted to delivering the mobility requested by its Authorized Toshiba Dealers and end-user customers, including some of the largest corporations in America,” said Brian Metherell (News - Alert), vice president and general manager of Toshiba, in a statement. “Toshiba's new UC platform architecture enables Toshiba to rapidly deploy on multiple OS platforms and integrate Toshiba's other web-based applications and utilities within a single interface.”
Call Manager Mobile now provides XMPP compatible server integration for enhanced presence state information allowing users access to Microsoft Exchange Calendar and a number of other applications. Customers will get his or her own XMPP server instance for an additional level of flexibility and security.
As an additional feature, Call Manager Mobile will soon federate with Microsoft Lync and Google (News - Alert) Talk, among others. The new Call Manager Mobile can handle single and group instant messaging sessions delivering improved communications. It can support multiple simultaneous sessions so users can better communicate with others.
Toshiba's IPMobility integration is another attractive feature of Call Manager Mobile. This feature provides users with single number reach for incoming and outgoing calls, meaning users only need to provide their office telephone number to receive calls on multiple endpoint devices. Users are also able to access advanced system calling features, including direct-extension dialing, call transfer, call record, and more.
Call Manager Mobile for Android is now available from Authorized Toshiba Dealers nationwide. Call Manager Mobile for Apple (News - Alert) iOS, Apple OS X, Microsoft Windows, and other platforms will be announced soon.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli