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Toshiba Expands Thermal Barcode Printer Line with New Wireless Models

Compact Printers Couple Wireless Capability with Expanded Ribbon Capacity

Toshiba America Business Solutions today introduces its desktop BFV-4 thermal barcode printer series for on-demand labels in any transportation/logistics, healthcare and retail environment.

The printers' compact and top-loading, clamshell design - weighing in at less than 5 ½ pounds - facilitates sharing between departments, dedicated to a single station or any place where space is limited. Available in both thermal transfer (BFV-4T) and direct thermal (BFV-4D) formats, both printers come standard with USB and Ethernet connectivity with optional wireless 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth allowing for label printing from other locations without cables or wiring. Toshiba's wireless configurations will be available beginning in Q1 2016.

"VDC forecasts high single-digit growth for desktop printers as these take share away from industrial alternatives due to increased demand for low-to-mid volume barcode labeling in healthcare, logistics, and retail," said Richa Gupta, senior analyst at VDC Research. "Toshiba's competitively priced BFV-4 line is designed to address this demand while also potentially giving the company access to new accounts with its brand-agnostic approach to printer emulation." Users will also appreciate the BFV-4T printer's expanded ribbon capacity as the model is capable of using a high-capacity 300 meter ribbon for optimal efficiency. The BFV-4T is also backward compatible with its predecessor, Toshiba's popular B-EV4 printer - which holds smaller 100 meter ribbons - thereby providing customers with consumable options.

With a maximum speed of 6 inches per second, the B-FV4 series deliver up to 57 four-by-six inch labels per minute to accommodate even the busiest of environments.  Toshiba's latest thermal barcode printers additionally feature emulations such as ZPL®, EPL®, DPL®and IPL® for seamless and efficient integration within any organization's existing operation. Users may easily switch emulations via Toshiba's settling tool utility.

"The introduction of our BFV-4 series provides the necessary complement to our existing thermal barcode printer line," Bill Melo, Toshiba America Business Solution's chief marketing executive. "The availability of our new thermal barcode printers now enables us to fully address our customers' desire for added mobility and efficiency while also providing a fairly compelling TCO."

The BFV-4T and BFV-4D are now available for purchase through authorized Toshiba dealers. To learn more about Toshiba thermal barcode printers or to locate an authorized Toshiba dealer in your area, visit Toshiba's BFV-4 series features a one-year standard return to depot warranty.

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About Toshiba America Business Solutions

Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions ("TABS") is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company and the world's eighth-largest integrated electronics manufacturer. TABS provides printing, scanning and copying solutions, managed document services and digital signage for businesses of all sizes.

The company's award-winning e-STUDIOTM copiers and printers provide quality performance with the security businesses require. Complementing its hardware offering is a full suite of document workflow, capture and security services including EncompassTM, the company's industry-acclaimed Managed Print Services program. Encompass enables clients to print less and optimize workflow while improving energy efficiency.

TABS' ElluminaTM digital signage offering includes all of the hardware, software and services needed to implement both static and interactive digital signage installations. TABS provides content creation and management, displays, integration, installation and project management services as well as financing for solutions ranging for a single screen to the biggest arenas and stadiums.

TABS comprises five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions.

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