Toshiba’s e-STUDIO Products Win Better Buys for Business’ Innovative Product of the Year Award for Second Consecutive Year

IRVINE, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2013) —For a second consecutive year, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (http://business.toshiba.com) has won Better Buys for Business’ coveted Innovative Product of the Year within the color copier segment. This year, the leading managed print services (MPS) provider and business printing solutions Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 12.19.21 PMinnovator’s e-STUDIO5055C series of multifunction products (MFPs) were recognized for delivering premium security and eco features at an affordable price. 
Better Buys for Business – one of the nation’s leading independent authorities in document imaging equipment – presents its annual Innovative Product of the Year to the best products within a specific product category. All of Better Buys for Business’ Editor’s Choice monthly award winners were considered for this honor. To ensure its independence, Better Buys for Business accepts no advertising. 

Screen Shot 2013-11-07 at 2.14.17 PM“For a second straight year, we are pleased to acknowledge Toshiba for producing the most innovative product available within the color copier segment,” said Melissa Pardo-Bunte, editor at Better Buys for Business. “Through the availability of the company’s e-STUDIO5055C series products, businesses may now receive color MFPs blending next-generation security, ecological and performance features, all at an affordable price.” 

Toshiba’s five compact and durable printing devices – featuring one of the smallest footprints in its class – allow businesses large and small to produce dramatic color business documents at up to 50 pages-per-minute. 

Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 10.23.23 AMTo enhance color reproduction while minimizing power consumption, the new color printing devices integrate a low-temperature fusing toner. For added energy savings, Toshiba’s latest e-STUDIO series further include a Super Sleep Mode reducing power consumption to a mere 1.5 watts. 

To ease security concerns, the e-STUDIO5055C series includes Toshiba’s unique Self-Encrypting Drive featuring Automatic Data Invalidation and suite of features to equip customers with an elite level of data protection. Should anyone attempt to remove and connect the hard disk drive to another device, all of the information on the drive will automatically erase. 

“To win Better Buys for Business’ Innovative Product of the Year in consecutive years is quite an accomplishment and true gauge of the inherent talent of our exceptional R&D team,” said Bill Melo, vice president of marketing, services and solutions at Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. “We are further elated about the overall receptiveness of our e-STUDIO5055C series from our dealer partners, end users and industry experts. These stakeholders have embraced the products’ robust feature set with particular interest in the MFPs’ premier security, eco features and affordability.” 

Toshiba’s e-STUDIO5055C series also received the independent analyst’s group’s September Editor’s Choice Award. 

About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the world’s eighth-largest electronics/electrical equipment company. TABS is a leading managed document services (MDS) provider with experts that help organizations take control of document security, workflow and print environments. With the award-winning Encompass™ managed print services (MPS) program, e-STUDIO™ line of multifunction printers (MFPs), toner products and retail information/thermal printing systems, TABS is leading the way for businesses to print smarter, work safer and conserve resources. For more information on Toshiba solutions and services available in the United States and Latin America, please visitwww.business.toshiba.com.

Better Buys for Business
Better Buys for Business is an experienced team of office equipment analysts providing businesses with objective product reviews to help them make informed buying decisions about all types of office equipment. Each year Better Buys reviews more than hundreds of office equipment products. They are also known for its Editor’s Choice Award, which is given to newer office equipment that delivers the highest level of performance and offer the greatest value in a given category. For more information, please visit http://www.betterbuys.com.

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