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i-data MPI Tech Business Unit Enters into New Agreement with Xeikon

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MPI Tech, a business unit in i-data international, has entered into a new software licensing agreement with Xeikon, a leading vendor of high-speed printers. Under the terms of the agreement, Xeikon will license MPI Tech’s IPDS printing technology and embed it in its high speed, high volume black & white printers, capable of printing from 100 to 1700 pages per minute.The agreement has a duration of 6 years IPDS is a printing protocol used on IBM mainframe and midrange systems. With MPI Tech’s technology, Xeikon’s printers will be able to print directly from mainframe and midrange systems using the IPDS protocol. Gerard Logel, President of MPI Tech, comments: “This is a significant new agreement for us. We are working with a number of the largest printing vendors in this area, and we’re pleased to be entering into this new agreement with Xeikon.” Xeikon is the world’s leading provider of color and black and white digital printing systems for professional applications, serving the graphic arts and commercial printer communities. The agreement with Xeikon supports i-data international’s growth expectations for the current financial year. MPI Tech is a leading vendor of Workflow & Output Management solutions, Products include a complete line of print servers (Host, Host-to-LAN, and LAN), the secure printing/output management solution SafeCom, print management software, transform solutions, and more. MPI Tech’s customers include companies worldwide, and printing vendors of B&W as well as full color printers (from 10 to 2200 ppm) such as Delphax, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Konica, Memorex Telex Japan, Océ, Printronix, Scitex, Tally, Toshiba, Xerox, and more. MPI Tech’s products are available in more than 40 countries worldwide, and the business unit had revenue of approx. DKK 50 million in the first quarter of 2001.

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