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Color Multifunction Product Couples Energy-Efficient Design with Array of Next Generation Eco Features

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. today announces its e-STUDIO2550CTM multifunction product (MFP) has earned Buyers Laboratory LLC's (BLI) Winter 2014 "Outstanding Achievement" Award for energy efficiency. BLI is one of the world's leading independent providers of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry.

The leading managed print services (MPS) provider and business printing solutions innovator's e-STUDIO2550C received this recognition for its excellent overall performance in BLI's environmental test suite. During this testing, Toshiba's color product used about 40 percent less power than the other manufacturers' A3 MFPs tested.

"With the e-STUDIO2550c, users have access to many of the latest environmental features, such as blank-page removal and proof and job review modes, but they'll also benefit from the unit's superbly energy-efficient design," said BLI Test Technician Joe Tischner.

Aside from the e-STUDIO2550C's compact and energy-saving design - touting one of the smallest footprints in its class - the MFP integrates a Super Sleep Mode reducing power consumption to a mere 1.5 watts while in this setting. For additional energy savings, Toshiba's color printing product couples a low-temperature fusing toner and toner saver mode functionality.

"We are honored to receive Buyers Laboratory's Winter 2014 "Outstanding Achievement" Award for energy efficiency," said Bill Melo, vice president of marketing, services and solutions at Toshiba America Business Solutions.  "Engineering and developing greener, more energy-conserving products is one of the pillars of Toshiba's business ethos for fostering a more sustainable global community and this philosophy is one we incorporate within every e-STUDIO offering we provide."

As an ecologically-conscious corporate citizen, Toshiba offers its customers free toner recycling. Through its zero-waste-to-landfill partnership with Close the Loop, the company accepts and recycles any manufacturer's spent toner cartridges. As a result of this program, nearly 193 tons of toner waste was recycled in 2013 - a 93 percent year-over-year increase - thereby preventing this significant amount of spent imaging consumables from filling open land.

Through its partnership with Close the Loop, Toshiba contributes to the development of eLumber, which is used to build such outdoor products as park benches, fences and garden boxes for communities and nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the world's eighth-largest electronics/electrical equipment company. TABS is a leading managed document services (MDS) provider with experts that help organizations take control of document security, workflow and print environments. With the award-winning EncompassTM managed print services (MPS) program, e-STUDIOTM line of multifunction printers (MFPs), toner products and retail information/thermal printing systems, TABS is leading the way for businesses to print smarter, work safer and conserve resources. For more information on Toshiba solutions and services available in the United States and Latin America, please visit and watch our corporate video on YouTube.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products' strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI's web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI's unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI's test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers' literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

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