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OKI Europe expands printer range for larger business/workgroups as part of ‘print smart’ growth strategy

26/04/2012


Improved product performance plays central role in mid-term plan

Barcelona, Spain, 26 April 2012

Smart Business Conference - Medium to Large Businesses

OKI Europe has increased its range of print and imaging devices targeted at the larger business and workgroup market, as part of its strategy to offer competitive, cost-effective solutions to businesses of all sizes.

The company’s comprehensive development initiative, in which more than half of the revised product range consists of new or upgraded products, was announced by OKI Europe’s managing director, Terry Laidlaw, at the company’s ‘Smart Business’ Conference in Barcelona today. This is part of the company’s plan to double printer unit sales within EMEA and grow its share of the European market “Historically, our success has been built on a deep understanding of the very different needs of each of our target sectors,” confirms OKI Europe’s managing director, Terry Laidlaw.

“The new products reinforce this approach, by not only meeting the broader requirement of larger users for high performance, flexibility and low cost per copy, but also the demands of specific vertical sectors in such areas as professional quality in-house colour printing on a wide range of media.”

Colour printing

OKI has introduced a new top-end C841 model to its range of A3/A4 colour printers, together with an upgraded C831, replacing the earlier C830.

The new products offer faster print speeds (35ppm for both mono and colour) and faster time to first page (9.5 seconds). An IC card reader or PIN offers enhanced authentication for better print security to ensure confidential documents are read by the right person only, especially important where files are saved on a shared network folder.

The C841 also offers 1200 x 1200dpi print resolution as standard ideally designed for graphics companies and other vertical sectors where print quality is of paramount importance. The C800 Series’ advanced design delivers this enhanced functionality within the smallest footprint of any product in this sector.

“We created a brand new segment with the original C800 Series,” says Laidlaw. “We identified that the demands of businesses and workgroups of differing sizes for a single device that would provide high quality, reliable A3 and A4 colour and mono print output at a price customers could afford were not being met.

“This proved extremely successful and we believe that the new upgraded products will prove just as effective for today’s large businesses or busy workgroups.”

Multi-function products (MFPs)

OKI has also launched the new MB491 (four-in-one print/copy/scan/fax), which completes the MB401 Series of A4 mono desktop MFPs. These combine outstanding software utilities, cost and energy saving features and a reverse automatic document feeder (RADF) as standard, all in one ergonomic and ultra-reliable device.

The MB491 is specifically designed for large corporations or work groups with high-volume use and where security is critical. This top-end model includes 40ppm print speed (the fastest in the desktop market) with 12k toner capacity for low cost per page. It also offers a foreign device interface (FDI) and secure print option to ensure confidential documents are read by the right person only, especially important where files are saved on a shared network folder.

Ease of use is also improved thanks to a new operating panel with 3.5” display. A separate print cartridge and drum offers better drum life utilisation and easier access to consumables.

As with the rest of the OKI product range, the new products are based on the company’s unique proprietary LED technology and come with a three-year warranty, which gives customers peace of mind and confidence in the robustness and reliability of their OKI device.

Notes to Editors:

About the C831/C841

Product specification/features

Print speed: A4 35ppm (colour/mono) A3 20ppm (colour/mono) Resolution: 1200 x 600dpi (C831), 1200 x 1200 dpi (C841) Paper capacity: 400 (max. 1990) Max paper weight: 220gsm (first tray, 256gsm MPT) Max paper size: A3 max banner 297mm x 1320.8mm Duplex: Standard C831dn, C831cdtn/C841dn, C841cdtn Optional C831n/C841n Time to first page: 9.5 seconds (colour/mono) Power consumption: Deep Sleep mode: Less than 1W, Auto-Off mode: Less than 0.5W Toner capacity: 10k (colour/mono)

About the MB491

Product specification/features

Type: Print/scan/copy/fax Print speed: 40ppm First copy out time (FCOT): Less than 11 secs Duplex standard Resolution: 1200 dpi Paper capacity: 250 sheets (standard tray) plus 530 sheets (optional second tray) Multi-purpose tray: 100 sheets RADF: 50 sheets Memory: 256MB (RAM); 4GB (SD Memory Card) LCD Display: 3.5 inch graphical LCD, 5 line display QWERTY keyboard Toner capacity: 3K, 7K, 12K Drum capacity: 25K Power consumption: Deep Sleep mode: Less than 3W; Auto-Off mode: Less than 0.5W

About OKI Europe

OKI Europe is a division of OKI Data Corporation, a global business-to-business organisation dedicated to creating professional in-house printed communications products, applications and services which are designed to increase the efficiency of today’s and tomorrow’s businesses. OKI Europe's annual group turnover accounts for over 50% of OKI Data Corporation’s group turnover.

The company is well-established as one of Europe’s leading printer brands, in terms of value and units shipped. OKI Europe’s award winning, product portfolio comprises six distinct segments: Colour and mono printers, multifunctional devices, which combine printing, copying, scanning and faxing functionalities, as well as Serial Dot Matrix printers, faxes and specialty printers for point-of-sales and manufacturing. Established in 1990, today OKI Europe employs approximately 1,100 people in 21 production sites and sales offices and is represented in 60 countries throughout the EMEA region.

OKI Data Corporation is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., established in 1881 and Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer.

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