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OKI Data’s B512dn and C900 Series Devices Win “Innovative Product of the Year” Awards from Better Buys

03/01/2016


Printers receive accolades within their respective product categories for unique feature sets, competitive pricing and ability to deliver value to the consumer

OKI Data Americas announces receipt of two “Innovative Product of the Year” awards for its B512dn single function monochrome printer and C900 Series color multimedia production platform devices from Better Buys – a leading independent buyer’s guide for office equipment. The B512dn was singled-out within the monochrome single function printer category for its affordability, low cost-per-page and environmental friendly features. The C900 Series devices were recognized for their unique functionality, media handling capabilities, speed and innovation within the high-volume category. Better Buys applauded these OKI devices for delivering value to the consumer and for their innovative features.
 
Having already received Better Buys’ Editor’s Choice Award, the B512dn was recognized as an affordable and compact device within its product category. Along with its compact design, the B512dn was cited for offering excellent cost-per-page figures, fast first-page-out time and duplex printing capabilities – all of which are ideal for mid-sized workgroups.
 
The C900 Series is also a Better Buys’ Editor’s Choice Award recipient for having impressive full color printing capabilities, including CMYK plus white and enhanced clear toner within select models. Of note, Better Buys praised both the C931e and C941e for their upgrades including extended warranty1, envelope feeder support, extended free custom media files2 and a higher color density for professional quality output.
 
“OKI Data Americas continues to demonstrate a commitment to innovation as exemplified by these unique devices,” said Melissa Pardo-Bunte, Editor of Better Buys. “The B512dn and C900 Series demonstrated the highest level of performance and greatest value to the consumer plus some truly ground-breaking new features and functionality, delivering printing solutions for an evolving workforce and marketplace. For these reasons, Better Buys for Business is pleased to bestow the honor of its ‘Innovative Product of the Year’ awards to the B512dn and C900 Series devices from OKI Data Americas.”
 
The B512dn was among a series of enhanced new monochrome single function and multifunction printers introduced by OKI Data Americas in 2015, combining a powerful feature set with high print volumes, large paper capacity, Wi-Fi® print capabilities, increased memory and low total cost of ownership (TCO). It also offers mobile printing capabilities for tablets and smart phones by providing Apple® AirPrint™ for iOS™ devices and Google Cloud Print™ and OKI Mobile Print application for Android devices. Part of OKI’s broad portfolio of office printers and solutions, the B512dn provides a high level of quality, reliability, performance and value.
 
The C900 Series are a category of production-quality A3 color devices with innovative features and functionality – including white and clear printing capabilities on select models – that have been revolutionizing the office and commercial printing industries since their introduction. These devices go far beyond traditional digital color printers with the addition of ground-breaking media handling that includes transparent media, magnets, banners and heavyweight cardstock – all within a single, compact unit. By defining this new space within the market, OKI further established itself as a leader in LED digital printing innovation.
 
“OKI Data Americas is honored to receive these two ‘Innovative Product of the Year’ awards from Better Buys for our B512dn and C900 Series devices,” said Hiroyuki Fukushima, Vice President of Office Solutions Product Marketing for OKI Data Americas. “OKI’s expanding portfolio of high-quality and high-value devices demonstrates our commitment to delivering cost-effective and robust printing solutions to the marketplace.”
 
OKI Data products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI Data's color printing solutions feature Single Pass Color as well as proprietary digital LED and HD Color technologies. These technologies allow OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability and outstanding color output quality.
 
OKI provides live3, toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America. In addition, OKI Data live chat feature is available to customers within the U.S. and Canada seeking online support on weekdays during normal business hours within the Eastern time zone.

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[1] One year on-site warranty for the C941e and a two year on-site for the C931e.
[2] Four free custom media files for the C941e and two free custom media files for the C931e.
[3] Available in the U.S. and Canada only.

OKI Data Americas

OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers and multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories, and consumables. OKI Data Americas serves the graphic arts, production, and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor™ Series digital production printers, as well as its expanding line of ColorPainter™ and Teriostar wide-format professional printing devices. In addition, its Multimedia Production Platform category of production-quality A3 color devices meets a wide range of graphic arts and commercial printing needs. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable, and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data offers a broad portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. 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, a leader in telecom, infrastructure, and mechatronics systems, as well as an approximately $4.5 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2014 financial reporting.

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