IRVINE , CA   ( Aug 18, 2010 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today proudly announced that the e-STUDIOTM181/182/242 series has been awarded a Spring 2010 BERTL®'s "Best" award for Best Value for Price Segment One MFP, as well as an outstanding BERTL "4.5 Star" rating. 

The e-STUDIO181/182/242 combines an array of advanced standard and optional features, and delivers cost-efficient productivity for small- to medium-sized businesses. The series features outstanding durability and reliability, ease of operation, high-volume utility, and multifunction digital networking capabilities. The series is also Energy Star compliant, which translates to reduced running costs for the business, and touts extended maintenance cycles and 100 percent waste-free toner recycling to help customers meet their own sustainability initiatives.

"We're honored to receive these prestigious awards from BERTL for our Toshiba e-STUDIO181/182/242 series," said Joseph Contreras, director, product and solutions marketing, TABS. "These models were designed to bring world-class Toshiba innovation to local businesses and small offices that previously found such functionality and networking cost-prohibitive. This acknowledgment further underscores our ability to deliver outstanding products that meet the needs expressed by customers."


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About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS)

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company in the world. 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, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has five divisions:  the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and 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.

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