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Toshiba Earns Five Awards from Buyers Lab Inc. Including the Prestigious "Pick of the Year"

18 Sep, 2007

Toshiba Earns Five Awards from Buyers Lab Inc. Including the Prestigious "Pick of the Year"

Irvine, CA – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced that its e-STUDIO3510c multifunction product (MFP) attained the coveted “Pick of the Year” award from leading independent office equipment testing lab, Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI). The e-STUDIO3510c endured BLI’s 50,000-impression durability lab test in the business color MFP category and emerged as a superior performer, earning the BLI “Pick” in the 41 pages-per-minute (PPM) to 50 PPM Segment 4 range. The e-STUDIO2500c/3500c/3510c and the e-STUDIO1101 also acquired “Highly Recommended” status for outstanding performance throughout the rigorous in-house evaluation.

The e-STUDIO3510c was noted for its excellent reliability and low acquisition cost compared to other devices in the range. This MFP displayed flawless reliability throughout its durability test—no mis-feeds and no service of any kind were required. Other areas this MFP excelled in include applications compatibility, print drivers and toner yield.

“Along with demonstrating strong reliability in BLI’s 50,000-impression (durability) test, the e-STUDIO3510c has a price that’s among the lowest for comparably equipped models available,” said George Mikolay, associate editor, BLI. “Congratulations to Toshiba as the e-STUDIO3510c is the only business color engine to turn in a perfect reliability performance in its speed range throughout BLI’s rigorous lab evaluation.”

Announced twice per year, BLI’s “Pick of the Year” award acknowledges the best overall performers in the company’s austere lab testing in their respective segments. BLI’s experienced analysts base their selections on a wide range of performance factors, including reliability, image quality, ease of use, productivity and a host of network connectivity attributes.

“Toshiba is extremely proud that the e-STUDIO3510c acquired the ‘Pick of the Year’ award from BLI,” said Kay Fernandez, director, Product and Solutions Marketing, TABS. “The e-STUDIO2500c/3500c/3510c series is a very competitive color MFP offering from Toshiba, already recognized with six other major industry awards. We are especially pleased to add this prestigious award from an organization as reputable as Buyers Lab to our list of accolades.”

The “Pick of the Year” marks the seventh award for the e-STUDIO2500c/3500c/3510c MFP series.

The e-STUDIO2500c/3500c/3510c each received the “Highly Recommended” status for perfect reliability performance in the 50,000-impression durability lab test. The four-drum single-pass e-STUDIO2500c/3500c, copying at 35 PPM monochrome, 25 PPM and 35 PPM in color respectively, offer “good” overall productivity and “very good” overall image quality in color print mode and in black print and copy modes. The series features “excellent” standard print drivers and earned “very good” ratings for end-users’ and service technicians’ ease of use.

The e-STUDIO1101 also received rave reviews during BLI’s lab test, earning a “Highly Recommended” status. BLI recognized this product with “very good” overall performance, earning “excellent” or “very good” ratings in most aspects of performance. This unit copies at 110 PPM and produced “very good” output quality and rated “very good” overall ease of use, distinguished by an “excellent” control panel user interface and intuitive programming.

Toshiba’s e-STUDIO1101 was “Highly Recommended” by BLI for offices in need of MFPs for monthly volumes of up to 750,000 impressions.

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