Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Partners with Ringdale, Inc. to Offer Secure Output Management Solution

IRVINE, Calif., (March 18, 2008) – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) is proud to announce a newly formed strategic alliance with Ringdale® Inc., offering the all-in-one secure document output management solution, FollowMe®, to Toshiba’s e-STUDIO™ family of products.  This partnership provides Toshiba’s dealers and customers with one of the most advanced and easy-to-use secure document output management solutions on the market today. 

"Businesses are focusing on security and confidentiality now more than ever,” said Joseph Contreras, director, Product and Solutions Marketing, TABS.  “By teaming up with the industry’s foremost authority on secure print management, Toshiba can now offer the highest level of security and confidentiality to our customers without the need to replace their existing printing fleet.”



FollowMe is a standards-based roaming, secure printing and accounting solution that provides organizations a complete output security and accountability suite within a single business tool.  FollowMe gives companies the ability to restrict assess to documents by requiring users to authenticate themselves prior to retrieving their print jobs, keeping sensitive documents out of public view or from being mistakenly taken by non-authorized persons.   Users can release sensitive print jobs directly at the output device through the largest range of identification technologies, including biometric fingerprint, proximity card, magnetic swipe card, smart card, PIN codes and barcodes.  Additionally, the FollowMe solution allows organizations to allocate or recover costs through its robust accounting and auditing toolset.

“We are very pleased to be working closely with Toshiba in integrating our FollowMe solution into their award-winning family of e-STUDIO products,” said Klaus Bollmann, CEO, Ringdale.  “FollowMe offers TABS’ customers an easily-integrated solution that gives them total control over their output by utilizing policies and rules while providing accurate accounting of every printed page."

The Ringdale FollowMe secure document output management solution is currently available through Toshiba’s nationwide network of dealers.  To find an authorized dealer in your area, please call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com.

About Ringdale Inc.
Ringdale Inc. is an innovative technology leader in network enhancing connectivity solutions.  In 1997, Ringdale introduced FollowMe to provide organizations with secure document output management.  Today, FollowMe is used by thousands of organizations in a wide variety of industries worldwide.  The company’s product line also spans area and PC access control, and time and attendance systems, biometric recognition technologies and fax appliances.  Ringdale, part of the Network Technology PLC Group, is based in Georgetown, Texas, and maintains design, manufacturing and marketing centers in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. 

For more information on Ringdale products and solutions, call (888) 288-9080 or visit the Ringdale Web site at www.ringdale.com.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.
Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer nine times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba’s entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry.  Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the “Manufacturer of the Year” seven times by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 “bold” (2005) and “agile” (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 91st largest company in terms of sales.  Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 10th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.  Fiscal year revenue in 2006 was approximately $60 billion. 

For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com.

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Contact:  
Darek Connole               Sally Anderson
PainePR                         Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.
949-809-6734                 949-462-6091 
dconnole@painepr.com sally.anderson@tabs.toshiba.com