Toshiba Canada unveiled an eco-friendly multi-function printer called the e-Studio306LP that comes with a sidekick unit that erases toner enabling users to reuse the paper up to five times.Reusing the paper is sort of interesting. There's video at the link.
The sidekick unit is branded the e-StudioRD30. The RD stands for “reusing device” and it can sort printing paper even paper with hand-written annotations, digitize them, save them and file them away in an archive. This MFP also has a proprietary chip so that the data drive is encrypted.
In this video product review, Al Perkins, pre-sales support for Toshiba Office Products, give CDN a demo of the combo-products.
Not included in the video is this, which is too bad:
Perkins said that the marketplace will not get rid of paper altogether, especially in North America. But there are markets in Japan, and Europe where the concept of social responsibility and sustainability is important.