Independent Analyst Group Recognizes e-STUDIO Products’ Next-Generation Security and Eco Feature Set

IRVINE, California, (Dec 10, 2013)

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. ( today announces its

e-STUDIOTM477s/527s series of multifunction products (MFPs) secured the Better Buys for Business Editor’s Choice Award for best products in the monochrome copier category.

Better Buys for Business selected the e-STUDIO527s series after rigorously testing other manufacturers’ current monochrome copiers. The leading managed print services (MPS) provider and business printing solutions innovator’s latest monochrome multifunction products were recognized for combining next-generation security and ecological features within a sturdy and compact design.

“We view Toshiba as a multifunction product manufacturer that intuitively understands what its end users are seeking within their print fleets, whether outfitting enterprise customers or SMBs (small-to-medium size businesses),” commented Melissa Pardo-Bunte, editor at Better Buys for Business. “By combining the latest in leading security and eco features throughout its current A4 monochrome products, we are again pleased to present the company with another Editor’s Choice Award.”

Better Buys for Business – one of the nation’s leading independent authorities on office equipment products – accepts no advertising thereby helping to ensure its independence.

To help alleviate information security concerns, the e-STUDIO527s series includes Toshiba’s Self-Encrypting Drive featuring Automatic Data Invalidation as well as other unique features outfitting customers with an elite level of data protection.  Should anyone attempt to remove and connect the hard disk drive to another device, its data will automatically erase.

Moreover, by coupling Toshiba’s Super Sleep Mode – reducing power consumption to a meager 1.5 watts – and low-temperature fusing toner, the e-STUDIO527s series reduces energy costs while helping enhance organizations’ eco initiatives.

“Everyone at Toshiba is elated to receive this elite honor from Better Buys for Business,” said Bill Melo, vice president of marketing, services and solutions at Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. “We’re delighted that the e-STUDIO527s has been so well received by both enterprise and SMB customers.”

Toshiba’s e-STUDIO5055C series and e-STUDIO407CS series received the independent analyst’s group’s Editor’s Choice Awards for September and April/May, respectively.

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

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Better Buys for Business

Better Buys for Business is an experienced team of office equipment analysts providing businesses with objective product reviews to help them make informed buying decisions about all types of office equipment. Each year Better Buys reviews more than hundreds of office equipment products. They are also known for its Editor’s Choice Award, which is given to newer office equipment that delivers the highest level of performance and offer the greatest value in a given category. For more information, please visit