Toshiba Recognized For Ease-of-Use, Productivity and Best Priced MFPs

IRVINE , California   ( Feb 15, 2005 ) :

Further supporting its position as a leading provider of quality digital copier products, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) has earned top honors in BERTL's Readers' Choice Awards. Based on survey feedback from more than 1,800 respondents managing over 75,000 products in 47 countries, TABS was designated as a platinum award winner in the "Ease-of-Use" category and received gold awards in both "Productivity" and "Best-Priced Multifunctional Product" (MFP) categories.

BERTL's Readers' Choice Awards are the result of 12 months of in-depth research conducted to determine "the most outstanding manufacturers" in the digital imaging marketplace. Data was gathered from a wide variety of sources, including BERTL subscribers, an online survey, as well as feedback from expert service technicians and top industry analysts. Survey respondents rated the quality of products, service, reliability, and functionality of equipment among other categories, with 23 digital imaging equipment manufacturers included in the survey.

"We are always proud when our products receive awards and accolades, and it is especially rewarding to earn such high praise from actual users," said Mark Mathews, vice president, Marketing. "Toshiba strives to provide value-added office solutions that are easy to use and increase office productivity. While we'll never stop improving on ourselves, it's clear from these awards that we are achieving our goals for our customers' benefit."


BERTL is the premier source for objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analysis on digital imaging devices and software. BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its international subscriber-base. At all times, BERTL's primary focus is on the "end-user experience."

BERTL publishes the world's largest library of evaluation reports on Copiers, Printers, MFPs, Fax, Color & Production Devices. These reports are available in a range of specialist subscription services: Color At Work™, LabCheck™, ITchat™ and Imaging at Work™. Also available is the DataCheck™ service, a database of over 4,000 products, covering all major manufacturers. To find out more, visit or telephone: 1-732-761-2311

About Toshiba America Business Solutions

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers and toner products throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division, Toner Products Division and Document Solutions Engineering Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), which operates a national network of wholly owned subsidiaries.

Named the most favored manufacturer in seven of the past eight years by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba's entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the "Copier Manufacturer of the Year" by the Marketing Research Consultants (MRC) in 2004, 2002, 2001, 1998 and 1997, was named to the CIO 100 for being one of the top 100 "agile" companies in the world in 2004, and received the CIO Web Business award for its leading edge intranet site in 2000, 1999 and 1998.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 62nd largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 8th Most Admired Electronics Company in America and 9th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2003 was approximately $53 billion.

For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call 1 800 GO TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at