Toshiba Wins Better Buys for Business 2011 Editor's Choice Award for Superior Color Multifunction Products

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Toshiba’s newest color MFPs are awarded the most coveted distinction in the office equipment industry. The e-STUDIO4540c series and e-STUDIO6550c series have won the esteemed 2011 “Editor’s Choice” award from Better Buys for Business.

Toshiba has taken a great step with these speedy and flexible models....we especially like Toshiba's new features, such as enhanced security, cloud connectivity, standard Gigabit Ethernet, and an upgraded e-BRIDGE platform

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.(TABS) is proud to announce that its newest color multifunction products (MFPs), the e-STUDIO™2040c/2540c/3040c/3540c/4540c series and
e-STUDIO™5540c/6540c/6550c series have won the esteemed 2011 “Editor’s Choice” award from one of the nation’s most renowned independent consulting firms – Better Buys for Business. With more than 20 years of equipment research and analysis experience, the Better Buys for Business team provides the “Editor’s Choice” title to those products that are the very best in their class.

“Toshiba has taken a great step with these speedy and flexible models. It was smart enough to build them on an already strong platform of its own making, but we especially like Toshiba's new features, such as enhanced security, cloud connectivity, standard Gigabit Ethernet, and an upgraded e-BRIDGE platform,” said Melissa Pardo, editor, Better Buys for Business.”

All of the models in these two series boast industry-leading image quality utilizing Toshiba's enhanced laser image technology, powerful paper handling, versatile scanning functions, and the next-generation Toshiba e-BRIDGE controller platform. This platform simplifies links between the e-STUDIO device and third-party software solutions, ultimately offering many new advantages for users and dealers including: better connectivity, simplified customization, system serviceability, and maintainability. The Toshiba e-BRIDGE controller platform also enables connections to the cloud by giving users the ability to scan documents directly to cloud-based collaboration services and access and print stored documents at the control panel of the MFP.

The e-STUDIO6550c Series

The e -STUDIO6550c series was designed for general offices demanding high-speed color, graphic-intensive environments, such as marketing and sales departments, and small on-demand printing agencies. This series produces crisp text with 1,200 x 1,200 dpi print resolution at speeds of 65 pages-per-minute (ppm) for color and up to 75 ppm for black and white, as well as 600 x 600 dpi scanning resolution. Designed to make even the most complex copy and scan jobs effortless, the ergonomically designed 10.4-inch super VGA control panel includes one-touch access keys to the various MFP functions, offering quick and easy access to key features.

The e-STUDIO4540c Series

The e -STUDIO4540c series has virtually all of the same outstanding device features of the e-STUDIO6550c series, but delivers 20-45 pages-per-minute in both color and black and white, with print resolutions of 600 x 2400 dpi and scanning resolutions of 600 x 600 dpi. These models are best suited for general offices that print more than 30 percent of documents in color.

About Better Buys for Business

Better Buys for Business is an experienced team of office equipment analysts and experts providing consumers with objective product reviews to help them make informed buying decisions about all types of office equipment. The firm’s research is grounded in real-world performance testing of equipment, and every recommendation in every guide is backed by more than 20 years of experience in equipment research and analysis.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company in the world. TABS is a leading provider of managed print and professional services (MPS and PS), and manages product planning, marketing, sales, service, support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. MPS and PS are strategic focus areas for the company, which first developed and began marketing the Encompass™ MPS program in 2003.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States. Honored with the Channel’s Choice top award for “Superior Performance” 12 times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba's entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry.


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