Seagull Adds Support for New Toshiba Thermal Barcode Label Printer Series


Bellevue, Wash., USA - Seagull Scientific, the world's first and largest developer of true Windows® drivers for thermal and other industrial printers, announced with driver version 7.3 it has added support for several thermal barcode label printers from Toshiba America Business Solutions - including the B-EX4T1 and B-EX4T2 thermal printer series. Toshiba says that the two new printer series, released on April 2, 2012, boast the lowest cost of operation, flexibility and ease of use in vertical markets such as manufacturing, retail distribution centers or in-store and transportation/logistics.

The drivers provide users of virtually any Windows-based program access to the advanced features of the Toshiba thermal label printing solution. This includes print head checking, setting of ribbon type with the appropriate ribbon motor voltage, print job status monitoring, and use of "ribbon save" on the B-EX4T1 printer. When Drivers by Seagull® are used along with Seagull's BarTender WYSIWYG design and print software, users get a variety of enhanced functions, such as dynamic text and bar code formatting, powerful database access, professional drawing features and security management functions.

Harold Boe, president of Seagull Scientific, said, "We are pleased to offer extensive driver support for Toshiba's thermal barcode label printer line, as these drivers will allow their resellers and users worldwide to get the best possible performance out of Seagull's BarTender label software. Our close relationship with Toshiba allows us to leverage their experience with auto-identification technologies and help us develop superior service and products."

"With the introduction of the B-EX4T2 thermal printer line, Toshiba continues to grow its product portfolio to address our customers' needs in several vertical markets that require this type of industrial-grade printing solution," said Joseph Contreras, director of product and solutions marketing for Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. "Support from Seagull Scientific extends the B-EX4T2 Series' list of industry-best features to a wide range of compatible applications that our customers utilize on a daily basis."

Toshiba offers a wide range of thermal barcode label printers, from lightweight Wi-Fi(TM) and Bluetooth® portable models to compact and rugged networked industrial printers.

Toshiba driver downloads are available at:

http://www.toshibatec-ris.com/download_overseas/printer/printer_driver/

Drivers by Seagull® are also available - free of charge - from Seagull's Website and can be used with any Windows-based program. To download the version 7.3 Toshiba drivers please visit the download page on:

http://www.seagullscientific.com/aspx/download-free-windows-printer-drivers-for-TOSHIBA%20TEC.aspx

For more details on BarTender, visit:

http://www.seagullscientific.com/aspx/bar-code-label-software.aspx

About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the world's eighth-largest electronics/electrical equipment company. TABS is a leading managed document services (MDS) provider with experts that help organizations take control of document security, workflow and print environments. With the award-winning Encompass(TM) managed print services (MPS) program, e-STUDIO(TM) line of multifunction printers (MFPs), toner products and retail information/thermal printing systems, TABS is leading the way for businesses to print smarter, work safer and conserve resources. For more information on Toshiba solutions and services available in the United States and Latin America, please visit www.business.toshiba.com.

About Seagull Scientific

Established in 1985, Seagull Scientific has long been a pioneer in the development of Windows-based software. They produce the award-winning BarTender software package for labels, barcodes, RFID and card printing. They are also the world's largest developer of Windows printer drivers for special application printers. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, USA, Seagull has branch offices in Spain, Taiwan, U.K., and Japan. With software and documentation translated into more than 20 languages, Seagull sells its products through a large network of resellers into more than 150 countries. Further information is available at www.seagullscientific.com.

Contacts:

Thomas Cunningham

Seagull Scientific, Inc.

425-641-1408

tomc@seagullscientific.com

Tina Brunel

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

949-462-6092

tina.brunel@tabs.toshiba.com

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