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Toshiba Joins Cortado’s Cloud Printing Alliance

24 Jun, 2011

Toshiba Joins Cortado’s Cloud Printing Alliance

Irvine, CA -June 2011– Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) announced that it has joined the Cortado Cloud Printing Alliance. Through its membership, Toshiba is supporting secure mobile printing from iPadTM1, iPhone®, Blackberry®, Android or Symbian devices in an effort for end-users to realize easy, on-demand printing for any content, with any device, at any location.

Everyday, more and more people are using smartphones and tablets to access and edit personal and business-related documents while away from their homes and offices,” said Mark Mathews, president and chief operating officer (COO), TABS. “One important feature often missing for many people is the ability to print while on the road. Now, due to our membership in the Cortado Cloud Printing Alliance, Toshiba MFPs will be fully supported and accessible from mobile devices.”

At the heart of the alliance is Cortado Workplace. Starting with 2GB of online storage, this solution can be set up for free when users install the Cortado Workplace app on mobile devices, offering round-the-clock access to files and documents with true mobile cloud printing, regardless of the file type or having access to a PC. The user simply logs on with his/her web-enabled mobile device and can use any installed imaging device. The drivers required to print are stored within the Cortado Hosting Center.

“Thanks to Toshiba’s participation in the Cloud Printing Alliance, customers with smartphones and tablets can print not just when on the road, but also, for example, in a customer’s meeting room to any Toshiba printer located in the Wi-Fi network,” said Frank Hoffmann, director strategic relationships at ThinPrint AG. “There is no complicated installation, all file formats are supported and there is no need to turn on a computer.”

Cortado Workplace is available as a free app in all popular app stores.

1 Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod Touch and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. and App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company in the world. TABS is a leading provider of managed print and professional services (MPS and PS), and manages product planning, marketing, sales, service, support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. MPS and PS are strategic focus areas for the company, which first developed and began marketing the Encompass™ MPS program in 2003.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has five divisions:  the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States. Honored with the Channel’s Choice top award for “Superior Performance” twelve times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba's entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. For more information on Toshiba products, programs, solutions and services, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ToshibaCopiers or www.copiers.toshiba.com.

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