Compact Multifunction Digital Document Imaging Systems Designed for Small Businesses and Executive Offices

IRVINE , California   ( Mar 08, 2005 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) today introduced the Toshiba e-STUDIO™162/162D digital multifunction device series, designed to meet the needs of small businesses, executive offices and small workgroups. Featuring a compact tabletop design, the e-STUDIO162 and 162D offer a print speed of 16 pages-per-minute (PPM), high 600dpi image quality, copy functionality and color scanning right out of the box with optional Network Printing/Scanning and Facsimile capabilities.

"Our customers have diverse business needs, and Toshiba is dedicated to delivering a broad range of product offerings to meet those varied needs," said Steve Rhorer, director, Product Marketing for TABS. "The e-STUDIO162/162D represents an affordable option for our customers with requiring multifunction capabilities, with all the quality and reliability they've come to expect from a Toshiba product."

Copying and Printing Capabilities

Toshiba's new e-STUDIO162 and 162D deliver a quick first-copy-out-time (FCOT) of 9.6 seconds with a fast warm-up time of 30 seconds. Supporting a maximum paper size of 8.5" x 14" (legal), the e-STUDIO162/162D comes standard with a 250-sheet cassette and a 50-sheet multi-bypass tray. Both units can be upgraded with a second 250-sheet cassette and 30-sheet Auto Document Feeder or a Reverse Auto Document Feeder ("D" version only) and boast a monthly duty cycle of 15,000.

Digital copying features include Scan Once Print Many (SOPM), Electronic Sort and Offset Stacking for maximum efficiency. Full color scanning capabilities and the system's easy-to-manage Desktop Document Manger and Button Manager means converting hard copy documents into electronic form for paperless distribution or archive purposes is simple. Further customization is achieved with a zoom ratio range of 25 to 400 percent.

The yield of the toner in the e-STUDIO162/162D is rated at 8,000 and 25,000 impressions for the developer and drum respectively, with easy end user replaceable toner cartridges that save valuable machine downtime. The machine's first preventive maintenance is scheduled at 25,000 impressions, ensuring maximum reliability.

The print function of the e-STUDIO162/162D offers users the ability to print to the unit via a standard parallel or USB GDI print driver. The e-STUDIO162/162D series supports Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4.0, 2000, and XP client operating systems.

Custom Tailoring for Optimum Performance

Businesses can customize the e-STUDIO162/162D to suit their own particular needs with a series of optional accessories. Built-in fax capability can be achieved by adding the optional Super G3 Fax kit, which offers 33.6Kbps modem speed, three-second transmission, 2MB of memory and 118 auto-dial destinations.

Shipped with a standard bi-directional parallel port and USB 2.0 connection, the optional Network Print/Scan Kit offers 200MHz-processing speed, 64MB of RAM (upgradeable to 320MB), and PCL6 printing and network capabilities. In addition, a PostScript 3 emulation is available for MacOS users.

The e-STUDIO162 and 162D are now available through Toshiba's nationwide network of dealers for the suggested list price of $1,495 and $1,695 (USD) respectfully, and are backed by TABS' Total Quality Commitment (TQC).

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