Toshiba America Business Solutions today announced that its latest color multifunction printer (MFP), the e-STUDIO™5005AC received Buyers Laboratory LLC’s (BLI) ‘Highly Recommended’ rating. Toshiba’s 50 pages-per-minute product earned the distinction after its exceptional performance in BLI’s two-month, 210,000 impression durability test.
The leading independent analytics provider noted the e-STUDIO5005AC’s ideal fit for medium- to large-size workgroups. BLI was particularly impressed by the product’s outstanding reliability, ease of use and security elements. The recent addition to Toshiba’s award-winning e-STUDIO line also scored high within nine other BLI testing categories including user maintenance, productivity and image quality.
“The Toshiba e-STUDIO5005AC promises to deliver maximum uptime to medium- to large-size workgroups thanks to outstanding reliability and simple procedures for replacing toner, drums and waste toner,” said BLI Senior Editor George Mikolay. “In addition, the device’s fast job stream speeds mean the device will have no problem remaining productive in environments in which multiple users send multiple types of jobs. And those long-run jobs will not be at the expense of image quality, which proved to be consistent over the course of the test and should meet the needs of most business environments.”
The e-STUDIO5005AC features a newly-engineered feature set to address the print, document management and workflow needs of virtually any business. The software and hardware elements include Intel®’s powerful multi-core Atom™ processor, a customizable tablet-style user interface, Embedded Application Platform and Dual-Scan Document Feeder. All of the product’s components are designed to help organizations operate more efficiently and cost effectively.
"Everyone associated with the introduction of our e-STUDIO5005AC is honored to receive this distinction from such a respected source of industry analytics,” said Bill Melo, Toshiba America Business Solutions chief marketing executive. “Our newest color e-STUDIO has been very well received by customers working in all of the markets we serve. Our clients have embraced the product’s customizable technology, ease of use and its ability to efficiently manage their document workflow.”
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About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.
About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is a subsidiary of Toshiba Tec Corporation, a global leader in office printing and retail solutions. TABS provides multifunction printers, managed document services and digital signage for businesses of all sizes throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America.
The company’s award-winning e-STUDIO™ copiers and printers provide quality performance with the security businesses require. Complementing its hardware offering is a full suite of document workflow, capture and security services including Encompass™, the company’s industry-acclaimed Managed Print Services program. Encompass enables clients to print less and optimize workflow while improving energy efficiency.
TABS’ Ellumina™ digital signage offering includes all of the hardware, software and services needed to implement dynamic and interactive digital signage installations. TABS provides content creation and management, displays, integration, installation and project management services as well as financing for solutions ranging for a single screen to the biggest arenas and stadiums.
TABS comprises five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions.