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Toshiba Announces Comprehensive Storage Place Solution

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled a new storage service, Storage Place™, which provides consumers with both cloud and local storage capabilities in a single offering. Designed to provide secure mobile access anytime, anywhere and the ability to share files with any Internet-connected device without requiring data uploads to a cloud environment, Storage Place is the first storage service that doesn’t rely solely on the cloud to provide secure and private file sharing that seamlessly works across devices.

“Given our long experience in building consumer-friendly offerings and the key role that storage plays within Toshiba’s heritage, we’ve been able to design a storage solution that addresses consumers’ need to access their content on every single one of their devices, at any given time and location, and offers more comprehensive functionality than what’s currently available,” said Dang Nguyen, Brand Manager, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Storage Place is a critical piece of Toshiba’s emerging cloud strategy that includes other content hubs, including Book Place and Travel Place, and showcases our commitment to helping consumers take control of their own digital content.”

Store, Share and Access Content Anytime and Anywhere, Across Devices

Offering remote access anytime, anywhere, across devices, including iOS, Android and Windows 8, Storage Place enables seamless, fast peer-to-peer file access and supports multiple device installations for easy remote access. Storage Place provides consumers with both cloud and local file storage and sync capabilities, eliminating the need for syncing to the cloud, because consumers’ personal computers act as their servers. All Storage Place users will start with 10GB of free cloud storage.

Today’s digital consumers have content stored across multiple devices and networks, and often have difficulty finding, accessing and sharing files. Storage Place eliminates that issue, as consumers are granted complete control of and access to their digital files and permitted mobile access to their digital world. They are able to stream their music libraries, share photos directly with family and post to their Facebook pages.

Additionally, Storage Place permits large file linking and sharing with recipients beyond the Storage Place network, removing the need for a Storage Place account to view and download content from other Storage Place users.

Availability

Available now, new users of Storage Place will receive 10GB of free, trial cloud storage for a 30-day time period. After the trial period, users can subscribe to the service for $39.99 per year.

Storage Place is available online at: www.toshibastorageplace.com

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

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