Iristel Grows Solutions Portfolio with Toshiba IP PBX Products; Completes Network Interoperability Testing

Top-Quality, Integrated IP PBX Solutions Now Available to
Canadian Channel Partners

TORONTO (July 27, 2010) – Iristel Inc., a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)  licensed by the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications (CRTC), today announced it has added Toshiba’s IP PBX (Internet Protocol Private Branch eXchange) products to the growing list of industry-leading hardware solutions that are compliant with the Iristel VoIP (Voice over IP) network and available for resale by Iristel’s Canadian channel partners.

In addition, Iristel announced rigorous interoperability testing has been completed to certify Toshiba’s Strata CIX™ 40/100/200/670/1200 IP PBX products work seamlessly with Iristel’s high-quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Trunking service which allows customers to converge local, long distance and private voice traffic on a single IP backbone and reduce network costs.

“Iristel promotes a diversity of choices in both service offerings and hardware partners but under strict quality assurance,” says Samer Bishay, President and CEO of Iristel Inc. “We work closely with leading manufacturers like Toshiba to deliver high-quality, integrated solutions that create new opportunities for channel partners to grow their bottom line by enabling the delivery of exciting capabilities to small and medium businesses and enterprises customers at an affordable price point.”

Toshiba’s affordable Strata CIX™ products offer big business capabilities to small business. When combined with Iristel’s sophisticated VoIP network, Canadian channel partners can quickly deliver high-quality integrated IP BPX solutions to small and medium businesses and enterprises (SMBs/SMEs).

“The fact that Toshiba successfully completed a vigorous interop with Iristel demonstrates how we are focused on providing compatible solutions that create opportunities for our authorized dealer network,” says Richard Wierzbowski, Director Telecommunication Operations, with Toshiba of Canada Limited. “As a CRTC-licensed CLEC with coast-to-coast local coverage, Iristel is well suited to provide Toshiba resellers with an exciting option to profitably deliver big business performance to small business customers.”

About Toshiba’s Strata CIX™ IP Business Communications Systems

Toshiba’s award-winning Strata CIX™ IP business communication systems deliver Voice over IP, networking, mobility, and the ability to customize applications.  Supporting up to 1200 ports, the Strata CIX™ family can be TDM-enabled to support digital telephones, and provides a smooth migration path from Toshiba Strata CTX™ and Strata  DK digital business communication systems. Compatible with the Strata CIX™ systems are Toshiba’s Stratagy® Voice Processing solutions, and Toshiba IP telephones, SoftIPT™ soft phones, and digital telephones. Toshiba gives enterprises the ability to grow, change and migrate their systems as their businesses grow, while retaining their initial investment. Toshiba delivers complete business communication solutions, including Toshiba notebooks and tablet PCs, and more, helping enterprises maximize their business efficiency in communications and mobility.

To find an Authorized Toshiba Dealer in your area, visit the Toshiba website at .

About Toshiba of Canada

Toshiba of Canada Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of electronic products and semiconductors. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba of Canada Limited is well established as an $800 million Financial Post 500 company with more than 700 employees and more than 40 years of Canadian operations.

Toshiba brings innovative new products to market in the consumer, medical and business sectors ranging from traditional and IP telephone systems , the latest HD home theatre systems, televisions, Blu-ray players and notebook computers to industry leading CT scanners, ultrasound and X-ray systems, office scanners and copiers. Throughout its history, Toshiba’s commitment to technological and environmental innovations has distinguished the corporation from its competitors. For more information on Toshiba’s leading innovations, visit the company’s Web site at

About Iristel Inc.

Established in 1999, Iristel is a leading global provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services with its headquarters in Toronto, Canada. The company was granted a carrier license by the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC) in 2000 and today it is a national VoIP service provider with the CRTC’s Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) designation in Canada. In addition, Iristel offers the broadest portfolio of IP services in Canada, including hosted IP PBX (private branch exchange), virtual faxing, virtual roaming, and global IP trunking products and services. Its expertise includes PBX and VPN (virtual private network) installations for enterprises with multiple locations. Iristel has also deployed multiple, redundant switching facilities and Points of Presence (PoPs) nationally resulting in the delivery of stable telecom business solutions to its customers. More information about Iristel can be found at: