SOURCE: Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

December 18, 2006 15:29 ET

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Earns Platinum and Gold Status in the BERTL Readers' Choice Awards

Toshiba Recognized for Six Awards Including Color Reliability, Service & Support, Speed of Installation, Running Costs, Value and Training

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 -- Further underscoring its technological leadership, Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) is proud to announce that it again has received top honors in Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories' (BERTL®) prestigious Readers' Choice Awards program. Now in its third year, the awards recognize those office equipment manufacturers deemed "most outstanding" as surveyed by end-users and purchasing decision makers. TABS was recognized with six awards, including:

--  Color Reliability - Reseller Platinum Award
--  Training - Reseller Platinum Award
--  Onsite Service & Support - End User Gold Award
--  Running Costs - End User Gold Award
--  Speed & Efficiency of Installation - End User Gold Award
--  Value for Money - End User Gold Award
    
BERTL's Readers' Choice Awards are the cumulative findings culled from thousands of BERTL surveys over the past year to determine "the most outstanding manufacturers" in the digital imaging marketplace. Unlike other industry awards which are chosen by a small group of industry pundits, BERTL Readers' Choice Awards are decided by its readers, the most experienced technically savvy and discerning digital imaging equipment buyers and users in the world. Survey respondents rated the quality of products, service, reliability, and functionality of equipment among other categories, with 23 digital imaging equipment manufacturers included in the survey.

"TABS is particularly proud to receive six BERTL Readers Choice Awards because it's Toshiba's end-users who have rated our services so highly," said Steve Rhorer, vice president marketing, TABS. "Toshiba prides itself on its commitment to developing products that create a higher quality of business and increase productivity. These awards validate that we're meeting the needs and demands of our customers."

About BERTL

BERTL is the premier source for objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analysis on digital imaging devices and software. BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its international subscriber-base. At all times, BERTL's primary focus is on the "end-user experience."

BERTL publishes the world's largest library of evaluation reports on Copiers, Printers, MFPs, Fax, Color & Production Devices. These reports are available in a range of specialist subscription services: Color At Work™, LabCheck™, ITchat™ and Imaging at Work™. Also available is the DataCheck™ service, a database of over 4,000 products, covering all major manufacturers. To find out more, visit http://www.BERTL.com or telephone: 1-732-761-2311.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) 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, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba 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.

Named the most favored manufacturer seven times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba's entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the "Copier Manufacturer of the Year" six times by the Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 "bold" (2005) and "agile" (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the sixth largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 72nd largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 9th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2005 was approximately $54.5 billion.

For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call 1-800-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com.

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