New MFPs Allow Small Businesses to Think Big With Advanced Power, Functionality, and Networking Capabilities

IRVINE , California   ( Feb 08, 2010 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) continues its innovation leadership in the multifunction product (MFP) market with the launch of the new Toshiba e-STUDIOTM181/182/242 series. Combining an array of advanced standard and optional features, these new low-range black and white models deliver cost-efficient productivity for small- and medium-sized businesses. All three of the new models feature outstanding durability and reliability, ease of operation, high-volume utility and multifunction digital networking capabilities. The entire series also is Energy Star compliant, which translates to reduced running costs for the business, and features extended maintenance cycles and 100 percent waste-free toner recycling to help customers meet their own sustainability initiatives.

"At Toshiba, we take a customer-centric approach, developing products and technologies that solve the needs expressed to us by our customers," said Joseph Contreras, director, Product and Solutions Marketing, TABS. "These new models bring world-class Toshiba innovation to local businesses and home offices that previously found such functionality and networking abilities out of reach due to cost. We understand versatility is a must for the small business owner who needs a rugged machine that easily and economically keeps pace as their business rapidly grows and evolves, and that's exactly what these three new models do."

The Toshiba e-STUDIO181/182/242 series offers an impressive array of features, including standard 11" x 17" printing, copying and scanning, as well as optional network printing, scanning and faxing. It accommodates a variety of uses, whether there's a frequent demand for high-volume printing in a compact space, or lower-volume printing required consistently over time with little maintenance and downtime.

"These models provide Toshiba dealers with additional product sales opportunities to a growing market of entrepreneurs and small businesses which are forming out of the downturned economy," continued Contreras. "Recent surveys show small business entrepreneurs are more optimistic entering the New Year than they were in 2009, so we see this as an excellent opportunity to enhance the products and services our dealers can offer to this vital backbone of the American economy."

These three new models also are exceptionally user-friendly, offering analog style ease of operation on a digital device. Print and scan functions are available through a built-in USB interface. Simplicity of design provides enhanced internal data transmission, unit accessibility, and superb handling. With a long 77,000/90,000 preventative maintenance cycle, customers can be assured that ease of use will remain continuous.

The Toshiba e-STUDIO181/182/242 will be available February 1 through authorized Toshiba dealers for prices ranging from $2,195 to $3,995. For more information about Toshiba products, or to locate an authorized Toshiba dealer in your area visit,

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, 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.

Named the most favored manufacturer ten 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 "Manufacturer of the Year" eight times by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 "bold" (2008) and "agile" (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 97th largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the eighth 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 2008 was approximately $67.9 billion.