Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) recently released its first branded series of A4 color MFPs. The e-STUDIO287cs, 347cs and 407cs are print, copy, scan and fax-capable units co-developed with OKI. They feature OKI's printer-based engine and consumables; Toshiba's e-Bridge controller, software architecture and certain solutions; and other elements, including an inner finisher.

 

     
Product Overview
Device type A4 color LED MFPs
Functions Print, copy, scan, fax
Introductory list price (USD) 287cs: $2,899
347cs: $3,599
407cs: $4,499
Release date April 2013
Print speed (b&w / color) 287cs: 30/30 ppm
347cs: 37/35 ppm
407cs: 42/42 ppm
Monthly duty cycle 287cs: 85,000 pages
347cs: 100,000 pages
407cs: 125,000 pages
Cost per page (b&w, toner only) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
Cost per page (b&w) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
Cost per page (color, toner only) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
Cost per page (color) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
Summary

e Studio 287sToshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) recently released its first branded series of A4 color MFPs. The e-STUDIO287cs, 347cs and 407cs are print, copy, scan and fax-capable units co-developed with OKI. They feature OKI’s printer-based engine and consumables and Toshiba's e-Bridge controller, software architecture and certain solutions, as well as other elements including an inner finisher. The 287cs prints black-and-white and color jobs at 30 ppm and has a monthly duty cycle of 85,000 pages. The 347cs offers print speeds of 37 ppm in black and 35 ppm in color with a monthly duty cycle of 100,000 pages. Printing monochrome and color pages at 42 ppm, the monthly duty cycle of the 407cs is 125,000 pages. The new machines feature an OKI LED print head and come standard with automatic duplexing as well as a 100-sheet reversing automatic document feeder (ADF), and a tiltable 9-inch color touch screen. The e-STUDIO407cs series machines ship with a standard paper capacity of 630 sheets, which is expandable to 2,630 sheets with optional trays or a 2,000-sheet large-capacity feeder. TABS's e-BRIDGE technology allows for enhanced productivity along with cloud and mobile printing. The MFPs provide enhanced security features, such as a Self-Encrypting Drive that will automatically erase data from the hard drive if it is stolen and installed into another device.

The new e-STUDIO407cs family employs new, customer-replaceable consumables. The 287cs, 347cs and 407cs ship with CMYK starter toner cartridges that yield 4,800 pages. The replacement black toner cartridges are rated at 15,000 pages and the color (CMY) toner cartridges each print 11,500 pages. Each imaging drum (CMYK) yields 30,000 pages, while the fuser and transfer belt units each deliver 60,000 pages. The trio of new MFPs use OKI's low-temperature fusing toner, which enhances color reproduction. Toshiba does not publish MSRPs for consumables, as supplies will be sold through its dealer channel and dealers will set pricing.

The e-STUDIO407cs series targets small and medium-sized businesses looking for affordable color printing options, but TABS expects that its new A4 new e-STUDIO machines will be sold under managed print services (MPS) contracts or CPS agreements. The e-STUDIO287cs, 347cs and 407cs will face stiff competition, which includes the HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color MFP M575dn; the Konica Minolta bizhub C35; and the Lexmark CS510, X478de, and XC2132, to name a few. The new e-STUDIO machines will complement the OEM’s existing A3 products as well. Prices on the new e-STUDIO287cs, 347cs and 407cs are $2,899, $3,599 and $4,499, respectively.

Software Utilities

Standard

e-BRIDGE technology, Self-Encrypting Drive with Wipe Technology, IP Filtering, Network Port Control, Secure PDF, Private Print, Universal Printer Driver, One-Touch Templates, TopAccess for remote administration and configuration, and Driver plug-ins.

Optional

IPSec Enabler, Meta Scan Enabler for e-CONNECT, SharePoint connector, Exchange connector, Google Docs connector, e-BRIDGE Fleet Management System,  and e-BRIDGE Open Platform 

     
Consumables Standard Yield High Yield
Black yield
5% coverage
Starter cartridge: 4,800 pages
Replacement cartridges: 15,000 pages
N/A
Black cartridge price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Color yield (CMY, per unit)
5% coverage
Starter cartridge: 4,800 pages
Replacement cartridges: 11,500 pages
N/A
Color (CMY) cartridge price (USD, per unit) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Photoconductor unit yield
5% coverage
Black image drum: 30,000 pages
Color image drums (CMY): 30,000 pages
N/A
Photoconductor unit price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Waste toner container yield N/A N/A
Waste toner container price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Transfer belt unit 60,000 pages N/A
Transfer belt unit price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Fuser unit yield (USD) 60,000 pages N/A
Fuser unit price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
     
Additional Hardware Specifications
  Standard Optional
Print resolution 600 ×1,200 dpi  
Duplex Automatic  
Scanner type N/A  
Automatic document feeder 100-sheet reversing ADF  
Memory 2 GB  
Hard disk drive 160 GB (Security SED Drive)  
Processor N/A  
Connectivity

10/100/1000 BaseTX Ethernet , 802.11b/g/n, Wireless LAN

 
Network protocols

IPX/SPX, TCP/IP, AppleTalk, NetBIOS Over TCP/IP, LPR/LPD, IPP, SMB, SNMP, Netware, Port 9100

SSL and IPSec support
Watts – maximum 1.5 KW N/A
Watts – operating N/A N/A
Watts – standby mode N/A N/A
Watts – sleep mode 1.5 W in Super Sleep Mode N/A
Paper capacity

530-sheet cassette, 100-sheet bypass: 630 sheets standard

3 × 530-sheet cassette, 2,000-sheet Large Capacity Feeder: 2,630 sheets maximum

Paper size (trays)

3" x 5" to 8.5" x 14"

(Maximum width 8.5 inches)

N/A
Paper weight

17 lb. Bond – 138 lb. Index

N/A
Emulations

PCL6 and PostScript 3, XPS

N/A
Operating systems

Netware 6.5, Windows XP, Vista, 7 Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2, 2012, Citrix XenApp6.5, Macintosh, Linux, UNIX, AS400, SAP

N/A
Size (width x depth x height)

20.6 inches × 23.8 inches × 31.9 inches

N/A
Finishing N/A

Inner finisher: 1 tray, 500 sheets
Damper Kit
Offline Stapler 

     
Warranty

For purchased equipment: 3 years from equipment installation date or maximum number of copies as stated in the product specifications, whichever occurs first. For leased or rental equipment: three years or the length of the original lease starting from the equipment installation date, whichever is longer.

 

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