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Toshiba Strengthens Vertical Market Solutions Portfolio Via Nuance Partnership

18 May, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. & BURLINGTON, Mass. (May 18, 2016) – Toshiba America Business Solutions and Nuance Communications, Inc. today announce a new multi-year strategic partnership to enhance Toshiba’s solutions portfolio.  The agreement allows Toshiba to sell and distribute Nuance’s AutoStore and Equitrac document solutions through its independent dealer network and Toshiba Business Solutions direct sales operations throughout the United States and Latin America.  

The Nuance/Toshiba collaboration will enable current and future e-STUDIO  multifunction products (MFPs) to offer front panel integration with the two flagship Nuance offerings providing Toshiba customers with unparalleled productivity, efficiency and security.  

“At Toshiba, our number one focus is providing customers with innovative document solutions that improve workflow, manage output and help them operate more efficiently and securely,” said Bill Melo, chief marketing executive at Toshiba America Business Solutions. “Partnering with Nuance allows us to better address the unique security and compliance needs of customers.”
Nuance’s industry leading print and capture solutions available to Toshiba dealers and customers include:

AutoStore is best suited for business processes wherein participants submit documents and data into a predefined workflow.  AutoStore provides a unique experience designed with a responsive and intuitive interface for speed in capturing critical document information with as little interaction as possible using real-time connections to business systems for rapid and error free processing.

Equitrac Office
Equitrac® Office gives businesses the flexibility to let users print what they need and when they need it, while reducing the costs and complexities of deploying a print infrastructure. It is the most intelligent way to print – reducing costs, making printing secure and increasing user satisfaction. With Hybrid Print Control™, Equitrac Office delivers organizational versatility and control, and reduces IT complexities by removing dependencies on print servers, print drivers and complex print fleets—all while managing every printed page in an organization. As user requirements for printing change and IT infrastructure evolves, Equitrac Office lets you easily adapt to these changes with a unique choice of how to deploy printing – using print servers, direct IP printing or a hybrid model that includes both. This allows you to tailor your print environment according to the specific needs of your users and business.

“Toshiba has one of the strongest and most devoted dealer networks in the industry whose strengths in workflow security and vertical market expertise align nicely with Nuance’s own focus areas and industry leadership in print and capture software solutions,” said Chris Strammiello, vice president of global alliances & strategic marketing, Nuance Document Imaging. “Together, we can provide tremendous strategic guidance and insight to organizations looking to improve business performance by enhancing productivity, efficiency and security.”

About Toshiba e-BRIDGE Next Platform
Toshiba’s e-BRIDGE Next controller working in concert with the company’s new tablet-style user interface, facilitates a more intuitive user experience and provides the flexibility to accommodate the unique workflow needs of diverse users.  The e-BRIDGE controller’s solutions centric architecture is designed to connect, integrate and simplify the workplace.  Toshiba’s 23 next-generation e-STUDIO products, available by this summer, will all incorporate the company’s innovative e-BRIDGE Next controller technology.  

About Toshiba America Business Solutions
Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is subsidiary of Toshiba TEC Corporation, a global leader in office printing and retail solutions. TABS provides multifunction printers, managed document services and digital signage for businesses of all sizes throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America.  
The company’s award-winning e-STUDIO copiers and printers provide quality performance with the security businesses require. Complementing its hardware offering is a full suite of document workflow, capture and security services including Encompass, the company’s industry-acclaimed Managed Print Services program. Encompass enables clients to print less and optimize workflow while improving energy efficiency.
TABS’ Ellumina digital signage offering includes all of the hardware, software and services needed to implement both static and interactive digital signage installations. TABS provides content creation and management, displays, integration, installation and project management services as well as financing for solutions ranging for a single screen to the biggest arenas and stadiums.
TABS comprises five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions.

About Nuance Document Imaging
Nuance Document Imaging provides the software solutions and expertise required by professionals and organizations to gain optimal control of their document and information processes. The company’s expansive portfolio enables strict compliance with information security policies and regulations organizations face, reducing risk and assuring employees they have complete control over their documents and information. The comprehensive suite of leading edge solutions enables organizations to streamline and eliminate gaps across the full spectrum of workflows spanning the lifecycle of their documents from origin to archiving. Nuance’s cross-platform compatibility provides seamless deployment across MFPs, printers, desktops, and mobile devices for IT administrators, while the consistent, familiar and intuitive user-experience delivers more efficient and natural interactions with the technologies used to create, capture, and process documents.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.  Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications.  For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

Trademark reference: Nuance, the Nuance logo and Equitrac are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other company names or product names referenced herein may be the property of their respective owners. 

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