New e-STUDIO™4500c/5500c Consolidates Everyday Business Communications Needs Into One Streamlined Device

IRVINE , California   ( Oct 05, 2006 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today launched the e-STUDIO™4500c/5500c series, the newest addition to its full-color multifunction product (MFP) offerings featuring copying, printing, scanning and document serving functionalities that consolidate all aspects of everyday business communications needs into a single, streamlined device. Designed for demanding, high-volume, multi-user office environments with lightweight production needs, such as data centers or print-for-pay operations, the e-STUDIO4500c/5500c boasts fast, original scanning, an enormous 7,400-sheet paper supply and versatile, color “Scan-to” functions for efficient document storage and distribution, enabling a multitude of tasks to be completed simultaneously without interruption or contention.

“As Toshiba completes its full-color MFP product line, the e-STUDIO4500c/5500c is a one-stop solution designed for demanding, high-volume office environments that need a fast, cost-effective device for all its business color applications,” said Kay Fernandez, director, Product and Solutions Marketing, TABS. “With the introduction of the e-STUDIO4500c/5500c, TABS continues to reinforce its commitment to developing total solutions offerings that support the variety of tasks common to busy, multi-user corporate departments.”

Multifunction Printer, Copier and Scanner

The Toshiba e-STUDIO4500c/5500c is a high-speed 45/55 page-per-minute (PPM) full-color and 60-PPM monochrome printer. The E-7000 Fiery Command WorkStation provides complete control over the print queue of any networked Fiery driven system, and the Fiery Driver’s built-in intelligence alerts warn users about potential conflicts when setting printing and finishing parameters. Additionally, in order to eliminate costly mistakes and minimize set-up time while printing, users also can save templates of frequently used printing and finishing settings.

With a first-copy-out time of 7.5/6.5 seconds (FC/BW), the e-STUDIO4500c/5500c copier offers key programming and access to copier functionality, which are housed on two levels of navigation in order to simplify operation. Its “Scan Once” and “Print Many” options enable maximum productivity and reliability. User codes contain color usage to manage operation costs, and its standard 100-sheet RADF allows for simplex and duplex scanning. For added convenience, walk-up users can access all attached finishing functions for copying.

The e-STUDIO4500c/5500c network scanner features a 45/60 sides-per-minute (FC/BW) scan speed through its standard RADF, with a crisp scan resolution up to 600 dpi. Its full-color scanning capabilities and Scan-to-Email features capture images and distribute documents electronically to hundreds of e-mail addresses or networked File/Folder/FTP destinations in a single operation at no cost. Additionally, with TWAIN scanning users can easily digitize hardcopy originals into full-color TIFF/JPG/PDF files, which in turn can be electronically stored and shared.


The e-STUDIO4500c/5500c is compatible with the most popular computing environments to meet the growing demand for businesses’ connectivity. The system is equipped with an impressive 1,384MB of RAM and a 4 x 80GB Hard Disk Drive array to support a constant flow of data traffic. All users have access to high-speed color printing with its standard 10/100BaseTX Ethernet interface, and a complimentary USB 2.0 port enables peer-to-peer device access and control. The e-STUDIO4500c/5500c utilizes Auto Switching technology, so it seamlessly adjusts to data streams generated by Windowsâ, Macintoshâ or UNIX clients in mixed-network environments.


A number of capabilities unique to the e-STUDIO4500c/5500c keep data safe and make full-color printing affordable for every business. LDAP Authentication ensures only authorized users with active usernames and passwords can access the system. Once access is granted, files and passwords can be protected by a number of advanced security features. There’s even an optional HDD Data Overwrite Security System (DOSS) that automatically overwrites information after every copy, scan or print job.

The e-STUDIO4500c/5500c is now available through Toshiba’s nationwide network of dealers for a suggested list price of $30,430/$37,000.

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.

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