e-BRIDGE Next MFPs win Editor's Choice Award

September 19, 2016

Print.IT Editor's Choice AwardThe Print and Document Workfow magazine, Print.IT, have awarded Toshiba TEC's new generation of MFPs with their Editor's Choice, recognising it for their enhanced levels of usability and manageability to maximise machine uptime and employee productivity. 

Toshiba has updated its MFP range with 12 new A3 devices developed to meet growing demand for customisation and integration with business workflows.

In total, there are seven new colour models, the e-STUDIO2500AC series and the e-STUDIO5005AC series, and five new mono machines, the e-STUDIO5008A series. All offer printing, scanning and copying as standard, with fax integration, optical character recognition (OCR) and pull-printing available as options.

Highlights include:

  • A 9in tablet-style user interface,offering ‘swipe and pinch’ smartphone-like operation and customisation to meet individual preferences and requirements (e.g. background images; choice of features and functions; and one-tap workflow shortcuts).
  • e-BRIDGE Next controller technology, developed from scratch to simplify integration into end users’ IT infrastructure and workflows, including support for cloud and mobile printing via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print or the Mopria Print Service. Optional connectors provide direct access to Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox cloud services.
  • A Dual Scan Document Feeder with a paper capacity of 300 sheets and double-sided scanning at speeds of up to 240 impressions per minute (e-STUDIO5008A and e-STUDIO5005AC series only).
  • e-BRIDGE CloudConnect, a free cloud-based service that enables resellers to monitor devices remotely, correct faults and automatically schedule in and carry out firmware upgrades without having to send out an engineer. If a site visit is required, remote diagnostics ensures that engineers know what the problem is and have the right parts to fix it. Automatic supplies replenishment also helps maximise machine uptime.

In addition to these enhancements, the new devices include the best and most popular features of previous generation Toshiba MFPs, including a secure hard disk (with real-time 256-bit AES encryption) that becomes unreadable if removed from the device; and carbon neutrality at point of delivery, with all carbon emissions from manufacturing, transport and delivery offset through Toshiba’s Carbon Zero Scheme, at no cost to the customer.

Commenting on the benefits of the new devices, Toshiba TEC marketing director Jeremy Spencer said: “Every industry sector has unique workflow requirements, and to cater for this diversity we have developed systems that empower users and give them full autonomy and flexibility. These twelve new models provide tailor-made, cost effective document management solutions that improve business processes and effectiveness.”