SOURCE: Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

January 10, 2007 13:49 ET

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Earns Three Five-Star "Highly Recommended" Awards From BERTL

Toshiba e-STUDIO™ 2500c, 3500c and 3510c Multifunctional Products Receive Exceptional Ratings

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 10, 2007 -- Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced it again has received accolades from Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories (BERTL®), earning three Five-Star "Exceptional" Awards for its e-STUDIO™ 2500c, 3500c and 3510c multifunctional products (MFPs). Out of the hundreds of copiers, printers, fax, MFPs, color and production devices reviewed each year, only a small number are recognized with the prestigious Five-Star, Highly Recommended rating.

"We are thrilled to again be recognized by such a respected testing lab as BERTL for the exceptional quality and performance of TABS products," said Steve Rhorer, vice president, marketing, TABS. "Toshiba is committed to developing tools that foster a higher quality of business and increase productivity for our customers."

The Five-Star rating is reserved exclusively for devices that deliver an outstanding range of business-critical features and functions, innovation, easy to use, well designed and represent exceptional value for end-users.


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 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

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