Five e-STUDIO™ MFPs Earn “Highly Recommended” Rating From BERTL

IRVINE , California   ( Aug 10, 2006 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced that its e-STUDIO202L, 232, 282, 352 and 452 multifunction products (MFPs) each have received a 4-Star Award from Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories (BERTL™). The esteemed awards also come with BERTL’s “Highly Recommended” rating, which is strictly reserved for those devices that deliver a range of business-critical features and functions that are above average and provide potential buyers with a good return on investment.

“We are always very proud to earn the praise of well respected testing labs such as BERTL,” said Steve Rhorer, vice president, Marketing, TABS. “The 4-Star Award validates Toshiba’s industry leadership and our ongoing commitment to developing superior products that deliver quality and value for our customers.”

BERTL, one of the leading independent test labs, publishes product evaluation reviews on several hundred copiers, printers, fax, multifunctional, color and production devices every year. Out of these hundreds of devices, only a small number qualify for the highly prestigious 4-Star Award. In May, BERTL also awarded the e-STUDIO202L, 232 and 282 with a BERTL’s Best Award in the Best 20 to 29 PPM Monochrome Office MFP category

According to BERTL analysts, the five award-winning Toshiba MFPs “offer a great bang for the buck to the typical front office workgroup or small business buyer. They deliver diverse document handling capabilities within the compact footprint that is so important to a small business location. Important items for the front office include paper handling, print quality, scanned image quality, security, and administration tools.”

About The e-STUDIO202L/232/282 Series

With a build-to-order design, several paper handling options, e-BRIDGE technology and environmentally friendly features, the e-STUDIO202L/232/282 series offers value, flexibility and functionality. Touting output speeds of 20, 23, and 28 pages-per-minute respectively, the e-STUDIO202L, 232, and 282 have been specifically designed for small- to medium-sized workgroups that produce between 64,000 and 90,000 copies per month.

About The e-STUDIO352/452 Series

The e-STUDIO352/452 series offers next generation e-BRIDGE technology, advanced networking features, a fast processor, excellent image quality and comprehensive device management capabilities. With a modular, build-to-order design, customers can configure a device based upon functional and paper handling requirements, choosing options to create a custom device ranging from a stand-alone copier to a fully integrated copier, printer, scanner, and facsimile. The e-STUDIO352/452 series features document output speeds of 35 and 45 pages per minute (PPM) respectively.

Toshiba’s e-STUDIO MFPs are available through TABS’ nationwide network of dealers.


BERTL® Inc. is the premier source for objective, independent product-evaluation reports and comparative analyses 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 the end user. BERTL publishes the world’s largest library of evaluation reports on copiers, printers, MFPs, fax machines and color production devices. The reports are available in a range of specialized subscription services: Color at Work®, LabCheck® and Imaging at Work®. Also available is the DataCheck® service, a database of more than 4,000 products covering all major manufacturers. To learn more about BERTL, visit or call (732) 761-2311.

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, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer seven times 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” six times by the Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 “bold” (2005) and “agile” (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the sixth largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 72nd largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 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.

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