Toshiba TEC Corporation Partners with Memjet to Bring Multi-Function Peripheral Solutions to the Office Market
DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Memjet, the global leader in color printing technologies that provide remarkable speeds and affordability, today announced a partnership with Toshiba TEC Corporation for the development of multi-function office products featuring Memjet components.
Under the partnership, Toshiba TEC Corporation will initially work to integrate Memjet components into a Multi-Function Peripheral (MFP) product targeted for the office market. The MFP will feature a scanner, photocopier and color printer that produces high-quality color pages at 60 pages per minute, thanks to Memjet’s revolutionary page-wide printhead, controller chip, software and ink. A future MFP product co-developed by both companies is being exhibited at drupa, the world’s largest print industry event in Dusseldorf, Germany, in the Memjet booth, Hall 5, E28.
“Toshiba TEC Corporation is a recognized leader for providing a host of multi-function solutions that offer quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness,” said Len Lauer, president and CEO of Memjet. “Toshiba TEC office solutions with Memjet color printing components in their core will accelerate productivity and savings for businesses seeking an edge.”
Bill McGlynn, president of the Memjet Home and Office division, said: “We’re very excited about the future Toshiba TEC MFP product and our partnership. A Toshiba TEC and Memjet collaboration is a powerful step forward in the commercialization of Memjet technology for a host of MFP solutions.”
“We are very pleased to make this announcement with Memjet,” said Hidetaka Nonami, General manager of Toshiba TEC Corporation. “Customers are continuously looking for the latest innovations that strengthen operations as well as the financial bottom line. We believe Memjet has developed an approach to office printing that can do both.”
The partnership also allows Toshiba TEC Corporation to evaluate other Memjet integration scenarios, including industrial and commercial applications. Toshiba TEC is evaluating Memjet technology for manufacturing, logistics and retail environments that require high-speed printing. Toshiba TEC provides point-of-sale solutions, industrial and portable labels printers, self-service solutions, and digital signage solutions.
“We are pleased to be working with Toshiba TEC to evaluate and assist integrate our Memjet technology and components into a color label printer that can bring high speed (12 ips), brilliant print quality (1600 dpi) and competitive costs to the industrial label printing market that can now take advantage of color on demand,” said David Clark, president of Memjet Labels.
Memjet’s High-Speed, Color Printing Technology
Memjet’s office printing technology provides faster speeds than traditional laser and inkjet technologies. Memjet represents an entirely new category of technology that makes possible high-quality color printing at never-before seen speeds and affordability. Memjet does this by putting more than 70,000 ink nozzles on a single printhead–17 times the density of traditional inkjet printheads. Memjet’s printhead is 222.8mm (8.77 inches) wide. The design allows Memjet-powered printers to deliver more than 700 million drops of ink per second on a page.
Memjet provides the core technology that allows innovative Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partners to deliver new value to their target markets. These products are identified with a distinct “powered by Memjet” logo mark.
Memjet is the global leader in color printing technologies that provide remarkable speeds and affordability. The company supplies technologies and components to OEM partners across the printing industry. Memjet maintains its corporate office in San Diego, and has offices in Dublin, Sydney, Taipei, Singapore and Boise, Idaho. The company is privately held. For more information, please visit www.memjet.com or follow us on Twitter @memjet.
About Toshiba TEC Corporation
Toshiba TEC Corporation, a Toshiba company, designs and markets worldwide an extensive range of technology products, including POS (Point of Sales) systems with the #1 market share in Japan. Toshiba TEC also supplies barcode equipment, label printing and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems for the manufacturing, logistics and retail industries, kiosk and self-service solutions for the retail, hospitality and transportation industries. Toshiba TEC is a leading global provider of copiers and MFP (Multi-Function Peripherals) for office use.
TOSHIBA TEC: http://www.toshibatec.co.jp/en/
TOSHIBA TEC AMERICA RETAIL INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC.: http://www.toshibatecusa.com/
TOSHIBA TEC EUROPE RETAIL INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS S.A.: http://www.toshibatec-eu.com/Europe/en/
Contacts for Memjet:
Illume Public Relations
Contact for Toshiba TEC Corporation:
TOSHIBA TEC CORPORATION
Hiroo Araki (Chief Specialist)
Products & Marketing Div.
Global Solutions Business Group
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