New e-STUDIO500P High-Volume Workgroup Printer Offers Impressive erformance, High Quality Images and Multiple Connectivity Options

IRVINE , California   ( Apr 20, 2006 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced the latest addition to its workgroup digital laser printer line, the monochrome e-STUDIO™500P. Designed to replace the e-STUDIO400P, the e-STUDIO500P offers faster processor and print speeds, increased memory and a higher duty cycle, making it ideal for large workgroups with high volume printing requirements.

“The e-STUDIO500P strengthens our workgroup printer lineup with features designed to increase business productivity,” said Kay Fernandez, director of Product and Solutions Marketing for TABS. “With seamless connectivity in virtually any environment, the e-STUDIO500P combines exceptional value with consistent, reliable high-volume print output.”

Performance and Productivity

Powered by a robust 514 MHz processor, the e-STUDIO500P produces an impressive 50 pages per minute (PPM) with a fast 8.5-second first print out time. A duty cycle of up to 250,000 pages per month, combined with support for a large variety of operating systems, ensures a productive output environment that can handle almost any job. In addition, the e-STUDIO500P comes standard with 128MB of RAM, which can be expanded to a maximum 640MB of RAM.

True 1200 x 1200 dpi image quality produces sharp, clear text and professional documents. Additionally, the e-STUDIO500P features standard PostScript™ 3 and PCL 6® emulations.

Connectivity for Enhanced Mobility

The e-STUDIO500P offers several connectivity options for enhanced business productivity. As Toshiba’s first printer to feature Direct USB printing capability, users can print PDF files directly from the control panel. Users simply insert a USB memory drive into the front USB port and select the file to be printed. Mobile users no longer need to connect their computer directly to the printer, allowing for fast, efficient printing.

In addition to the standard 10/100BaseT network connection, parallel and USB port, the e-STUDIO500P also offers an 802.11g (Wi-Fi) wireless option, further enhancing printing productivity and mobility. With the wireless option, Toshiba has eliminated cumbersome wires and made it quick and easy for mobile users to gain access to printers whenever necessary, without having to worry about locating an open network connection or printer cable.

Paper Handling Features

In high-volume printing environments, users require a large paper capacity to handle high-demand output requirements. With this in mind, the e-STUDIO500P has been designed with an input capacity of a remarkable 4,100 sheets, including both letter and legal-size paper. The e-STUDIO500P comes standard with one 500-sheet drawer and a 100-sheet bypass, and offers the option for three additional 500-sheet drawers and a 2,000-sheet drawer. For office environments requiring envelope printing, the e-STUDIO500P offers an optional envelope feeder that simplifies the process of printing envelopes in large quantities.

The e-STUDIO500P accommodates a variety of media types including plain paper, letterhead, envelopes, cardstock and transparencies. Toshiba also ships the e-STUDIO500P with a 21,000 high yield starter cartridge and offers 32,000 high yield replacement cartridges.

With its expanded paper handling capabilities, the e-STUDIO500P is an excellent complement to Toshiba’s e-STUDIO MFP solutions and can help offset printing chores in today’s busy, connected offices.

The e-STUDIO500P is now available through Toshiba’s nationwide network of dealers for a suggested list price of $1,249.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

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 2005, 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 2004 was approximately $55 billion.