Low-Maintenance e-STUDIO™163 MFP Features Compact Design and Affordable Price

IRVINE , California   ( Feb 28, 2006 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today launched the e-STUDIO™163, a Toshiba-designed and manufactured Segment 1 desktop digital copier/printer/scanner. Ideal for small businesses, executive offices and small workgroups that require copying, printing, and scanning features in space challenged environments, the e-STUDIO163 offers exceptional reliability, image quality, and a compact design at a low total cost of ownership.

“The e-STUDIO163 is an affordable multifunction device that offers copying, printing and scanning right out of the box,” said Kay Fernandez, director, Product and Solutions Marketing for TABS. “As a Toshiba-designed Segment 1 multifunction product, we are fulfilling our commitment to developing products that satisfy the requirements of all market segments, from large corporations to small workgroups. End users will benefit from the versatile functionality of the e-STUDIO163, along with its user friendly design and outstanding reliability.”

Virtually Maintenance Free Design

With its first preventative maintenance (PM) scheduled at 72,000 impressions, the e-STUDIO163 is virtually maintenance free. In addition, the toner is user replaceable, allowing users to quickly and easily change the toner cartridge, thereby ensuring maximum machine uptime. For optimal efficiency, the co-packed starter toner yield is rated at 5,900 impressions and the regular toner yield is rated at 24,000 impressions.

Copy/Print/Scan Functionality

The new e-STUDIO163 copies at 16 pages per minute (PPM) with a first copy out time (FCOT) of 7.6 seconds and a fast warm-up time of 25 seconds. It supports a maximum paper size of 11 inches by 17 inches (ledger), a zoom ratio range of 25 percent to 200 percent and 600 dpi image resolution. The e-STUDIO163 comes standard with a single 250-sheet cassette and a 100-sheet bypass tray, with available upgrades including a second 250-sheet cassette, a platen cover, 64MB additional memory or a 100-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF). The system also offers special features such as access control, AMS/APS (with optional ADF), coin operation support and electronic sort (with optional 64MB memory).

The e-STUDIO163 print function gives users the ability to print to the unit via a standard USB GDI print driver. The device also comes standard with local TWAIN scanning, making digital document management affordable and easy to administer. The e-STUDIO163 supports Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP and Windows 2003 server (except 64 bit) client operating systems.

Compact Size

With an extremely small footprint, the e-STUDIO163 is well suited for locations where space is limited and functional versatility is required. The central output tray design eliminates the additional space needed with an external hanging output tray. Furthermore, the tabletop design offers increased flexibility for placement anywhere within the office.

The e-STUDIO163 is now available through Toshiba’s nationwide network of dealers for a suggested list price of $2,195.

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