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Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Announces Availability of E-Bridge Fleet Management System

3 Dec, 2008

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Announces Availability of E-Bridge Fleet Management System

Irvine, CA (December 2, 2008) – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today made available its value-added e-BRIDGE Fleet Management System (eFMS) – a no-cost software solution providing Toshiba customers complete and centralized administration capabilities for their network multifunction products and printers. Complete with automated meter readings and status notifications, eFMS results in improved office efficiency and a reduction of operational costs.

“Now more than ever, our customers are concerned with efficiency and the bottom line. Those who take advantage of this solution from Toshiba will be able to address these concerns without having to make an investment decision,” said Joe Contreras, director, Product and Solutions Marketing, TABS. “Simultaneously, Toshiba dealers will be able to not only meet customer demand, but also reduce their own operational costs by improving billing accuracy.”

One Stop Network Administration and Monitoring

Administrators using eFMS can monitor all networked Toshiba MFPs and printers through one common, intuitive user interface. They also can receive status reports on jams or service issues and other device information updates via pop-up or e-mail. In the case of more severe technical difficulties where service is required, an e-mail notification can be directly sent to the service provider in order to speed response times and increase machine availability and user productivity. Administrators also can deploy and manage device settings and configurations, all directly from the desktop. Additionally, devices may be grouped in many ways at the same time, including by location, department or cost center. Managers can define and name the devices as needed, and eFMS can automatically discover machines and assign them to a default group.

eFMS Makes Gathering Usage Data Easy and Automated

Another key feature of eFMS is the automatic generation of usage reports (counter or cost) and e-mail delivery directly to the designated fleet manager. Reports can be exported in Excel or as PDFs with graphs, organized by month, year, location or cost center, and can compare color versus black and white usage. Customers no longer have to spend valuable time physically accessing the device for counters. Instead, quick and reliable reports ensure accurate usage-based cost-splitting between departments, with the status reports automatically sent to the manager and dealer simultaneously for efficient and precise billing. This automated process frees administrators, thus improving productivity and reducing overall operational costs through increased efficiency.

For more information on supported devices and how to obtain the Toshiba e-BRIDGE Fleet Management System, customers can contact their local Toshiba authorized dealer. Visit www.copiers.toshiba.com to search for an authorized Toshiba dealer by location.

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