Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Showcases New e-Discovery Data Management Solution at LegalTech New York 2008

IRVINE , California   ( Feb 05, 2008 ) :



Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced it will be exhibiting its e-BRIDGE Re-Search™ e-Discovery data management solution at the 2008 LegalTech® New York tradeshow, held Feb. 5-7 at The Hilton New York Hotel.  What was once only available as a costly and highly specialized service, e-BRIDGE Re-Search brings businesses to 100 percent compliance with the Dec. 1, 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures (FRCP) in an all-inclusive software solution.  Toshiba’s e-BRIDGE Re-Search solution is easy-to-use, intuitive software that integrates a unified cross-platform data management system to automatically index, track and recall online and archived documents, as well as email, with a single software solution.  



“Toshiba has a long history of creating new and innovative solutions to help businesses become more efficient, while not disrupting their existing business model.  Developing information storage and searching software was a natural fit, given our background in document imaging,” said Michael Szot, senior product manager, Solutions, TABS.  “Re-Search delivers an efficient and elegant software solution to e-Discovery data management.  By leveraging a company’s existing hardware and security rather than requiring dedicated data storage equipment or costly legal e-Discovery services, we have created an invaluable tool that is cost effective, and doesn’t interrupt company workflow.”



Robust Automated Records Management Platform



Developed exclusively for the Toshiba e-STUDIO multifunction product (MFP) family, e-BRIDGE Re-Search eliminates the need for a company to individually key search tags or parameters on files as they are scanned or stored on the network.  The program indexes the contents of all network documents including file metadata in real time, delivering accurate and unique tags to help create faster and more accurate search results.  The e-BRIDGE Re-Search solution integrates advanced search engine technology into a file management system and unstructured database, delivering a unique and intuitive solution for finding data anywhere on a corporate network while simultaneously identifying relationships between different sets of data.



FRCP Compliance with Software, Not From a Service



Toshiba’s e-BRIDGE Re-Search specifically addresses the amendments made to FRCP e-Discovery rules.  With e-Discovery, requests for production of electronic records, as well as identifying how and where data is stored within existing networks, companies are complying with Rule 26(a)(1)B.  By using e-BRIDGE Re-Search, businesses can manage all information recalled through a legal discovery process in-house, without the need to resort to highly specialized service-based legal firms.  The solution dramatically reduces the most costly and time-intensive part of the discovery process, and manages the information in-place without disrupting user workflow.



Storing, Searching and Retrieving Digital and Hard Copy Records



When used in combination with Toshiba’s e-BRIDGE Re-Rite™ or eCopy™ programs, e-BRIDGE Re-Search streamlines storing and managing both hard copy and electronically-stored forms of information and keeps them easily accessible in the e-Discovery process.  The e-BRIDGE Re-Search software offers users an intuitive search interface with multiple keyword search options, including file name, file type, metadata field or the contents of the individual document.  The solution supports all file formats with optimized data extraction for multiple file formats, including e-mail, HTML, Microsoft® Office applications, PDF, image files, sound files and even video files, allowing any type of data to be easily searched.  The result is a complete, comprehensive solution for managing the entire breadth of a company’s information.



Leveraging Existing Network Security Infrastructure



Toshiba’s e-BRIDGE Re-Search is designed to leverage a company’s existing network security model, eliminating the need for IT to manage yet another security system.  The solution’s initial scan indexes a business’ network, crossing operating systems and/or hardware platforms, and gathering all existing information.  A decentralized structure allows companies to manage data where it resides, without disrupting the current workflow or productivity.  Additionally, e-BRIDGE Re-Search checks users’ search queries against the existing network security settings, ensuring users can only see the search results they are authorized to view. 



Toshiba’s e-BRIDGE Re-Search is now available through Toshiba’s nationwide network of dealers.  To find the authorized Toshiba dealer nearest you, please visit www.copiers.toshiba.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 eight 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.