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Heidelberg Strengthens Document Technology Portfolio

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Global Print Media Leader Marks Commitment To Broaden Exposure In Data Center Market ANAHEIM, Calif.--Oct. 29, 2002--This week at Xplor 2002, Heidelberg USA will unveil a new addition to its Digimaster line and integrated software solutions that enhance productivity and improve quality and efficiency for data centers and in-plant managers, reinforcing the company's commitment to broaden its exposure in those markets. Key among Heidelberg's announcements at the show is the launch of the much-anticipated Digimaster 9110m Network Imaging System, which uses magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) toner and special fonts and characters. The unique characteristic of 9110m is it enables data centers and transactional printing environments to print checks, rebates, invoices, coupons, as well as print on-demand work with normal toner with a simple change of developer stations. The product, prints at the high speed of 110 images per minute and features all the programmability of integrated finishing options found on the popular Digimaster 9110 machine. The 9110m marks Heidelberg's first significant venture into the important data center market. "Xplor is the perfect venue for us to expand our reach to an area that doesn't attend graphic arts shows," said Bill Blair, senior vice president, Digital, Heidelberg USA. "And the opportunity to launch the Digimaster 9110m at this show lets the market know that there is an alternative and it's with a company with a solid record for success and with multiple solutions that fit all their printing needs." The Digimaster 9110m, on hand for demonstrations at the show, is immediately available for market distribution. Also on display for demonstration and making its west coast debut is the highly touted Digimaster 9150i. Launched earlier this month at the Graph Expo 2002 tradeshow in Chicago, the Digimaster 9150i enables highly productive 150-image-per-minute digital black-and-white printing. The new product, which expands Heidelberg's digital printing solutions portfolio, further strengthens the company's position as a market leader in digital print production. Visitors to Heidelberg's exhibit booth at Xplor will also be introduced to the company's portfolio of Prinect workflow tools. Prinect is the first standardized workflow for the print media industry that completely and seamlessly integrates production and business management processes from start to finish. Additionally, Heidelberg will highlight many software solutions critical to data centers and in-plant managers. Among the offerings is AdHoc, a software solution that drives the Digimaster 9150i and 9110. AdHoc scans, edits, stores and immediately prints jobs, supporting all the industry functional formats. It is available in the U.S. and Canada exclusively from Heidelberg. Other strategic solutions at the Heidelberg booth include EFI, Objectif Lune, Atlas Software, Solimar and DocXpress. They complement Heidelberg's robust and comprehensive applications, including its complete workflow solution, Prinect, variable data and on-demand publishing. In addition, Heidelberg will also display its own solution, ImageSmart, with Smartboard and DataXceed. "These software solutions along with the new Digimaster offerings clearly demonstrates that Heidelberg can offer a one-stop shop for integrated workflow solutions to data centers and in-plant managers," Blair said. "It is no longer necessary, or cost effective, for customers to go to multiple vendors anymore." Education News Further demonstrating Heidelberg's commitment to education in print media, Mark Weber, executive vice president for the company's solution and channel management presented a session at the JTC Forum. Weber plans to discuss Heidelberg's digital direction for both monochrome and color solutions.