Complete Portfolio from OKI Printing Solutions Receives Top Honors from Industry Analyst BERTL
Mount Laurel, 15th January 2009 Awards from BERTL Include e 5-Stars for the CX3641 MFP and “BERTL’s Best” for Color Access Policy Manager from OKI Printing Solutions
OKI Data Americas, which markets its products under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, has received top honors for its color and monochrome printers, color MFP and color control/management application from industry analyst BERTL. The awards include a 5-star/Exceptional review rating for the CX3641 MFP and a "BERTL's Best" award that names Color Access Policy Manager the "Best Manufacturer-Specific Approach to Managing Color Costs." BERTL also awarded 4-Star/Highly-Recommended ratings to the newest digital color and monochrome printers from OKI Printing Solutions.
Highlights of the announcement:
- BERTL awarded the CX3641 MFP from OKI Printing Solutions with a 5-Star/Exceptional rating. The award-winning CX3641 MFP redefines the A3 color MFP category by including unprecedented standard features, such as EFI SendMeTM scanning technology for advanced document management capability and EFI Fiery® System 8e controller to achieve graphic artist-quality color output.
Color Access Policy Manager received a "BERTL's Best" award for the "Best Manufacturer-Specific Approach to Managing Color Costs." It is the first solution to control printing from websites and corporate web portals, offering businesses greater opportunity to integrate in-house color printing while managing budgets.
The B420dn monochrome digital printer, and the entire suite of new A4 color printers, including the C3600n, C5650 Series, C6150 Series and C710 Series, each received a 4-Star/Highly-Recommended review rating from BERTL.
"OKI Printing Solutions consistently provides outstanding products and solutions that identify customer needs, especially in an evolving economy. Their solid product line also supports the ever-changing needs of customers in a variety of industries and focuses on cost-efficiency, excellent output quality and superior reliability," said Margie Davis Managing Director, BERTL.
BERTL awarded 5 stars to the CX3641 MFP for its category-first embedded approach that offers EFI SendMeTM scanning technology for advanced document capture, editing and routing capability, and EFI Fiery® System 8e controller for print management and graphic artist-quality color documents. The CX3641 MFP eliminates the need for additional dedicated PCs and servers, allowing easy integration into existing DMS systems and providing features that ease workflow for IT professionals.
The "BERTL's Best" award named Color Access Policy Manager the "Best Manufacturer-Specific Approach to Managing Color Printing Costs." With Color Access Policy Manager, administrators can control the use of color printing based on the user login name, application, host name, document name or website URL. It is an ideal solution for businesses that are interested in adopting color printing, but are hesitant to provide open access to color printers or replace their monochrome printers with color for fear of uncontrolled running costs.
OKI Printing Solutions recently refreshed its color printer portfolio with a suite of A4 color printers, including the C3600n, C5650 Series, C6150 Series and C710 Series. The new printers offer HD Color output and increased media flexibility to meet the needs of different sized workgroups, applications and industries. Upon reviewing the new color printers, BERTL awarded each with a 4-star/Highly-Recommended rating.
The B420dn is part of the versatile B400 Series monochrome printers from OKI Printing Solutions. The B400 Series offers standard duplexing and fast printing at an affordable price point for desktop, small office, home office and very small work groups. BERTL awarded the B420dn with a 4-star/Highly-Recommended rating, noting its capability to support small workgroups with fast print speeds up to 30 ppm1; high duty cycles up to 70,000 pages with paper capacity expandable up to 1,110 for increased productivity; easy-to-use functionality; and ability to produce reliable, office-quality images.
"We design each and every product in our full-line portfolio with our customers' needs in mind," said Carl Taylor, Director, Product and Industry Marketing for OKI Data Americas. "It is rewarding to receive recognition for our entire product portfolio, and for the customized solutions that help business customers increase their in-house printing capabilities while maximizing their existing technology budgets."
BERTL is a source for objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices and workflow solutions. BERTL analysts are experts in the field of technology, evaluating how well products and solutions perform in various real-world settings and observing what makes the units stand out from their respective classes. By receiving a "BERTL's Best" award, the printers must show excellence from the digital imaging document management market testings, which assess feature set, functionality and performance of each product.
OKI Printing Solutions products are sold through OKI Printing Solutions authorized dealers and solutions provider partners in the US and Canada. All products build on parent company OKI Data Corporation's history of leadership and innovation in color printing technologies, including digital LED technology and Single Pass Color™. This technology allows OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability. For more information, please visit www.okidata.com. All OKI Printing Solutions products are backed by comprehensive support from authorized OKI Printing Solutions solution providers. In addition, the company provides live, toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America2.
About OKI Data Americas, Inc.
OKI Data Americas Inc., headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J., and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized document management solutions under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers and thermal label printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer's needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company's innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., a world leader in information processing systems, telecommunications and electronics; and an approximately $7.1 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2007 financial reporting. Keeping its customers needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2000 certified and most products have earned the ENERGY STAR® certification. As an extension of the company's dedication to its customers, OKI Data Americas created the Color Me OKI philanthropic program to support breast and colorectal cancers. The program celebrates those touched by both causes with vintage vehicles and musical entertainment at fundraising events nationwide. For more information, please visit www.colormeoki.com.
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