| Toshiba Brings Wide Lineup of Latest Advances to Telecom
6 October, 2003
Geneva, Switzerland and Tokyo, Japan -- Toshiba Corporation is pleased to
announce that it will exhibit a wide range of innovative products and
technologies at ITU Telecom World 2003, the major telecommunication trade
show that will be held at Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland, from October 12
A pioneer in mobile computing and a leader in electronic devices, Toshiba
brings a commitment to excellence and innovation in the development of
products and technologies that deliver "Ubiquitous Access for a
Networked Society." The quadrennial ITU Telecom World provides Toshiba
with an excellent forum for showcasing its recent advances in numerous
areas -- including system-on-chips, display devices, the latest mobile
terminals, wireless LAN solutions, an optical distribution system, leading-edge
data transfer technology and mobile broadcasting system.
Brief details of Toshiba's contribution to ITU Telecom World follow.
These and other exhibits will all be featured at the Toshiba Stand, at
#5001.017, Hall 5, Exhibition Floor Level 1. To access our web site for
Toshiba Telecom, please visit:
Mobile Phone Line-up
Product presentations and video demonstrations will showcase the latest
mobile phones for markets around the world. The handsets on display embody
Toshiba's AVC5 guiding concept of audio, visual, computer,
camera, card, communication and content.
Over 100Mbps Wireless LAN Technology
Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output 5GHz band wireless LAN technology supports
ultra high-speed data transfers that meet the demands of emerging multimedia
products in the wireless home and office. Toshiba's Telecommunications
Research Laboratory (TRL) in Bristol in the UK is pioneering these new
techniques for removing bottlenecks in WLAN.
Wireless Home Station
The TransCube Wireless Home Media Station is an HDD recorder, a wireless
TV tuner, a movie server, and a wireless broadband router that revolutionizes
home networks. TransCube 20 is a major update from its predecessor. It
is able to serve a TV and two PCs at once, adding support for MP3 audio,
JPEG picture and PC data file, and includes enhancements such as a larger
HDD capacity of 160GB. TransCube is fully compliant with IEEE802.11a and
Portable PC Line-up
Market-defining innovation has secured Toshiba's perennial leadership
in the world market for portable PCs. ITU Telecom World 2003 will offer
a chance to see the company's latest line-up, including notebook
PCs and PDAs with integrated wireless LAN and home entertainment capabilities.
Mobility Communication System:
Mobility Communication System brings the latest advances in wireless technology
to an integrated voice and data communication system and VoIP-based wireless-office
solution. The System allows customers to make and receive phone calls,
access e-mail and desktop voice mail, and access their business applications
from a single mobile computing platform. The system offers corporate customers
a wireless mobility solution, converged voice and data communications,
seamless roaming across domains, a platform for enterprise applications,
integration with existing infrastructure, security and cost effectiveness.
Advances in System-on-Chip (SOC) technology and performance are essential
for ubiquitous computing. Toshiba prioritizes SoC within its semiconductor
business, and will demonstrate SoC chips for telecommunications, digital
audiovisual equipment and automotive equipment. All these devices are
based on the company's original Media Embedded Processor (MeP) which
provides high levels of both configurability and extensibility. A wide-range
of LSI solutions for mobile applications will also be on show.
Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd. (TMD) will demonstrate
its LCD line-up, centering on its industry-leading polysilicon TFT (thin
film transistor) LCDs technologies, including super high density cell
phone panels. One must-see is the input display developed by TMD and exhibited
in Europe for the first time. The input display, the world's first,
not only displays high quality images, it can also capture and display
images of text and photographs. The organic light emitting diode (OLED)
display offers another highlight: a thinner, lighter, brighter display
with a higher contrast ratio, ideal for portable applications.
RF Optical Distribution System for 2G/3G Mobile
Radio-over-fibre technology brings mobile communications to subway stations
and other structures and places that radio signals from cellular base
stations normally cannot reach. Toshiba's integrated system provides
high quality voice and data communications while providing cellular operators
with a low cost, easily installed solution that ensures mobile phone users
can enjoy full service coverage at all times.
Mobile Broadcasting System:
Toshiba is a leading investor in the Mobile Broadcasting Corporation,
and a leading innovator in its development of the world's first
digital satellite multimedia broadcasting system for mobile terminals.
When the service starts in Japan in Spring 2004, it will deliver TV broadcasts
(news, sports and entertainment), audio broadcasts (over 50 channels)
and data services.
Ubiquitous Cross-media Platform - PrimeStation
PrimeStation's platforms provide diverse customers -- from movie companies
and telecom carriers to publishers, broadcasters and retailers -- with
centralized tools for preparing, managing and distributing diverse content
and services across multiple destinations -- including mobile phones,
PC, car navigation systems and digital TV. In an age of ubiquitous computing
PrimeStation offers the ability to reach users through the widest possible
range of media.
For further information on Toshiba at ITU Telecom World 2003, please
contact the following:
Toshiba of Europe Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 7607