Toshiba e-STUDIO 167/207/237 Series of Copiers Launched May 2007


Toshiba’s Latest Introduction Expands Line for Small Business Offerings

IRVINE, Calif., (May 18, 2007) – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced the launch of the e-STUDIO™167/207/237 multifunction product (MFP) series, featuring digital copying, printing and local TWAIN scanning functionality right out of the box. The e-STUDIO167/207 is the replacement of previous models, e-STUDIO165/205, while the e-STUDIO237 is a new addition to the series. The significant changes to this MFP line are the higher standard memory of 112MB, up from 48MB and the improved and more efficient duplex productivity of this reliable, user-friendly series.

"TABS' new e-STUDIO167/207/237 is an affordable and conveniently compact line which offers duplex productivity and caters to the needs of small businesses that desire a high level of image quality and reliability," said Kay Fernandez, director, Product and Solutions Marketing for TABS. "TABS continues to develop exceptional multifunction devices that accommodate the requirements of all market segments, from large corporations to small workgroups without compromising image and text quality."

The e-STUDIO167/207/237 is ideal for space-challenged business environments such as small businesses, executive offices and small workgroups that require copying and printing functionality. This e-STUDIO line offers exceptional image quality, up to ledger-size paper capabilities and digital technology to increase office performance while delivering outstanding cost efficiency.

Copier and Paper Handling Functions

The e-STUDIO167/207/237 copies at 16, 20 and 23 pages-per-minute (PPM) respectively, with a first-copy-out time of 7.5 to 7.7 seconds, and a fast warm-up time of only 25 seconds. It supports a maximum paper size of 11x17 inches (ledger), a zoom ratio range of 25-200 percent, 600 dpi image resolution, and comes standard with a single 250-sheet cassette, a 100-sheet bypass tray and 112MB of memory.

In addition, the e-STUDIO167/207/237 has several upgrade options such as a second 250-sheet cassette, a 550-Sheet Paper Feed Pedestal, and a fourth 550-sheet drawer; for a maximum paper capacity of 1,700 sheets. A Platen Cover, a 100-sheet Auto Document Feeder, or a 100-sheet Reverse Automatic Document Feeder and Auto Duplex Unit options also are available. In conformance to the energy saving standard, the e-STUDIO167/207/237 meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency. The e-STUDIO167/207/237 offers special features such Department Codes (99), standard Electronic Sort, Magazine Sort, 2-in-1 / 4-in-1/ 8-in-1 and Coin Operation support.

Print/Scan/Fax Functionality

The e-STUDIO167/207/237 print function offers users the ability to print to the unit via a standard USB GDI print driver. The imaging system offers print resolution of 2400 by 600 dpi (with Smoothing technology) and supports Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, and Windows 2003 server (32 bits only) client operating systems.

The e-STUDIO167/207/237 series is designed on a foundation of e-Bridge technology, and as such, it offers the advantages of digital multi-functionality and similar Printer Driver U/I with other Toshiba models. The optional network print capability increases business efficiency by enabling everyone in the office with easy access to advance network printing features such as N-Up printing, duplex printing, watermarks and e-Sort. In addition, it not only supports Windows OS, but it also supports Mac OS 8.6, 9.x, 10.x.

The e-STUDIO167/207/237 comes standard with local TWAIN scanning, making digital document management affordable and easy to manage, and it can scan up to 600 dots per inch (dpi) resolution (default is 300 dpi). Optional network scanning capability extends the advantages of digitization to the entire office. Scan-to-Email allows scanned data to be sent directly from the MFP as an e-mail attachment, and the Scan-to-File allows sending scanned data directly to a specified folder on any computer in the network. Network scanning maximizes the benefits of digitization, making it possible to turn hard copy documents into electronic data simply and quickly. Electronic data also saves space when compared to the storage of hard copy documents and offers the further advantage of being immune to deterioration.

The e-STUDIO167/207/237 offers powerful fax functionality with the optional Walk-Up fax, PC/LAN Faxing and Internet Fax capabilities. The optional fax kit comes with G3 33.6Kbps and JBIG compression technology for increased transmission speeds and superior image quality. Faxing capability is further accelerated with 75 one-touch dial buttons in the separated fax group controls and the ability to register a total of 300 abbreviated dial numbers. Fax productivity also is enhanced with network faxing which lets you send and receive faxes directly from your desktop. In addition, Internet faxing incurs lower charges by allowing part or all of each transmission to be sent via the Internet.

Virtually Maintenance Free

The e-STUDIO167/207/237 is a virtually “maintenance free” digital copier/printer/scanner. Its first preventive maintenance is scheduled at 72,000 impressions for the e-STUDIO167 and 90,000 for the e-STUDIO207/237. The yield of the co-packed starter toner is rated at 2,000 and the standard toner yield is 24,000 impressions. The toner is user replaceable, which allows the user to quickly and easily change the toner cartridge, thereby saving valuable machine downtime.

Software Solutions for Added Capabilities
The e-STUDIO167/207/237 series is equipped with several software solutions designed for increased ease of use and productivity, including:

ToshibaViewer - software enables both standard GDI printing and TWAIN compatible scanning. Toshiba Viewer also can be combined with optionally available P3Fax software to offer extended capability in the form of Direct PC Fax and more (optional fax kit required).
Top Access – The innovative TopAccess application monitors the status of the e-STUDIO167/207/237 at all times to enable up-to-the-moment management. Providing instant alerts to network computers, it informs users of the need for paper or toner replenishment to enable speedy corrective action. Allowing the creation of templates and featuring an address book, it adds speed and ease to various jobs and communications. TopAccess even supports a range of administrator-controlled features.
e-BRIDGE Viewer – When the e-STUDIO167/207/237 is connected to the network, the unique e-BRIDGE Viewer application speeds the search for documents. Highly user-friendly, it enables broad searching among all selected data stored on the computer and allows users to narrow search criteria by application, folder, date and more. e-BRIDGE Viewer then displays the first page of all target documents as a color-coded pile on the right side of the screen with the newest ones on top, allowing the user to flip through them with scrolling mouse wheel action to find the document in minimal time.

The e-STUDIO167/207/237 will be available immediately at North Star Digital Imaging, Denver Colorado.