Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Awarded 14 BLI Awards30 May, 2007
Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Awarded 14 BLI Awards
Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) has announced that eight of its e-STUDIO multifunction products (MFPs) received product awards from Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), a leading independent office equipment testing laboratory. From the eight products recognized, TABS received 14 BLI awards total, including:
BLI “Recommended” Status for its e-STUDIO520T, e-STUDIO600T and e-STUDIO720T
BLI “Highly Reliable” Status for its e-STUDIO520T, e-STUDIO600T and e-STUDIO720T
BLI “Four and a Half Star” Rating for the e-STUDIO901
BLI “Four Star” Rating for the e-STUDIO520T, e-STUDIO600T, e-STUDIO720T, e-STUDIO3500c, e-STUDIO3510c, e-STUDIO5500c, and e-STUDIO1351
“It’s a significant source of pride that so many of Toshiba’s products received such affirming reviews and awards from Buyers Lab during its rigorous in-house testing,” said Steve Rhorer, vice president, Marketing for TABS. “Product performance and reliability are huge priorities for Toshiba as it enables us to deliver superior machines that continually exceed customer expectations.”
The e-STUDIO520T/600T/720T series underwent BLI’s independent field test and its comprehensive laboratory test, during which they were assessed for reliability, multitasking, administrative utilities, feedback to workstations, ease of setup, print drivers, applications compatibility and scan functions, image quality, productivity, ease-of-use, feature set, cost per page and value. The e-STUDIO520T/600T/720T all earned Four Star ratings after proving to be highly competitive products in the field test. Through BLI’s 600,000-impression lab test, these MFPs also earned BLI’s “Recommended” and “Highly Reliable” ratings, in addition to being cited for very good multitasking, good productivity, and good over all ease-of use.
The e-STUDIO520T/600T/720T features a tandem drawer configuration that expands the unit’s standard and maximum paper capacities from 2,000 to 3,500 and 6,000 to 7,600 sheets respectively. The mid-range digital machines copy at 52 pages per minute (ppm), 60 ppm and 72 ppm respectively and also offer a number of noteworthy features such as an extensive security and multiple finishing options that allow users to staple up to 100 sheets.
BLI analysts found that the e-STUDIO901 “proved to be a strong overall performer in BLI’s field testing.” Rated at Four and a Half Stars, it demonstrated outstanding overall print productivity and earned good reviews for its ease-of-use. It copies at 90 ppm and has a standard memory capacity of 256 MB that is upgradeable to 512 MB. The e-STUDIO901 is one of only two monochrome devices in the competitive group to support both color and black-and-white scanning.
The e-STUDIO3500c/3510c “proved to be competitive overall performer[s], offering excellent overall ease-of-use from its control panel and print drivers, [achieving] an overall rating of Four Stars” in BLI’s field testings. Also receiving a Four Star rating from BLI, the e-STUDIO5500c was cited in particular for its very good productivity and color image quality, along with its good overall ease-of-use.
The e-STUDIO3500c and e-STUDIO3510c are four-drum, single-pass units with color and black speeds of 35 ppm for the e-STUDIO3500c and 35 ppm/45 ppm respectively for the e-STUDIO3510c. Both feature a 512 MB standard memory capacity that can be upgraded to 1 GB. The e-STUDIO5500c has a four-drum electrostatic transfer system with image transfer belt and features a standard 1,384 MB memory capacity and a 320 GB hard drive capacity, shared among functions. It prints and copies at 55 ppm in color, 60 ppm in black.
BLI analysts reported that the e-STUDIO1351 “offer[s] a very good overall value and earn[ed] good reviews for ease-of-use, [achieving] an overall rating of Four Stars” in BLI’s field testing. The MFP has a high-speed standard copy of 135 ppm and optional network printing and scanning. The device features a standard memory capacity of 256 MB, upgradeable to 512 MB and is one of only two monochrome devices in the competitive group to support both color and black-and-white scanning. The e-STUDIO1351 also supports a print resolution up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi.