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Toshiba Selected as Official MFP Product Provider to Professional Hockey’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms & PPL Center

29 Oct, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2014) —Toshiba America Business Solutions today announces it is the official multifunction product (MFP) provider to the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Lehigh Valley Phantoms and the team’s new home, the recently-opened PPL Center. The leading managed print services (MPS) provider and business content management innovator’s e-STUDIO products are currently assisting to manage the content management needs for the Philadelphia Flyers’ top affiliate and employees throughout PPL Center.

Phantoms’ off-ice personnel at PPL Center utilize Toshiba’s color e-STUDIO MFPs to produce splashy sales and marketing documents including autographed player cards, statistical printouts on the home team and its opponents for media as well as informational materials for ticket holders.
By delivering game notes, player statistics and other opponent information for players and coaches, Toshiba’s industry-recognized print fleet also deliver vital documents for the team’s on-ice employees. PPL Center sales and marketing departments also use e-STUDIO products to produce graphics-rich signage and fliers for the more than 140 yearly events held at the new venue.

“We are very pleased to align with such a leading content management company as Toshiba,” said Rob Brooks, president of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and master lease holder of the PPL Center. “By integrating Toshiba’s print fleet, we are now capable of fulfilling our diverse array of document management needs, be it producing vibrant documents for our sales and marketing departments or scouting reports and opponent statistics for our players and coaches.”

“Considering PPL Center and the arrival of the Phantoms are key elements of the Lehigh Valley and Allentown’s revitalization, it is a privilege for Toshiba to serve the content management needs of the hockey team and arena,” said Jim Bingham, eastern region vice president and general manager at Toshiba Business Solutions. “Our sole mission is to complement our leading technology with the best service possible to help the Phantoms and PPL Center staffs produce documents they can be proud of.”

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About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company and the world’s eighth-largest electronics/electrical equipment organization. At Toshiba, we understand managing your business content goes well beyond making copies. It’s about managing information whether it's in print, in digital format or displayed visually. Our people offer leading, real-world products and solutions – whether speaking of our award-winning, e-STUDIO™ multifunction products or innovative Ellumina™ digital signage line – to handle all of your content management needs. We’ll help you cut costs, secure your information and reduce your environmental footprint. And if there’s one thing every business and our planet can use right now, it’s managing to do more with less. For more information on Toshiba solutions and services available in the United States and Latin America, please visit www.business.toshiba.com and watch our corporate video on YouTube.

About Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Phantoms are the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers. They were established in 1996, playing their first 13 seasons in the Spectrum in Philadelphia, and resided in Glens Falls, N.Y., prior to moving to the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. this season. The Phantoms have won two Calder Cup Championships and have developed many players who have gone on to play in the NHL. Several of the more notable players to play with the Phantoms are: Claude Giroux, Danny Briere, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Sean Coulturier, R.J. Umberger, Matt Read, Brayden Schenn, James Van Riemsdyk, Ray Emery, Michael Leighton, Zac Rinaldo, Patrick Sharp, Vinny Prospal and Ruslan Fedotenko. The Phantoms have made a 30-year commitment to play at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Phantoms tickets are now on sale, and fans are encouraged to visit the team website at www.phantomshockey.com or call the office at (610) 224-GOAL (4625).

About PPL Center

PPL Center is a state-of-the-art multipurpose arena located in downtown Allentown, PA. The arena seats more than 10,000 for concerts and more than 8,500 for Phantoms professional hockey games, making it the region's largest events venue. The amenities-packed PPL Center will host more than 140 events each year, offering something for everyone, including the Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers, live concerts, family shows, trade shows, figure skating events, youth sports, high school and collegiate events, Disney on Ice, conferences, graduations and many more events. PPL Center is currently the main catalyst to the revitalization and growth of downtown Allentown.

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