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Oce Launches Adaptable Imaging Architecture Creating New Standard

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ANAHEIM, CA, OCTOBER 28, (Xplor booth # 632)—Oce, a leader in document production and management technology, today announced its next-generation digital printing architecture and systems, representing a major milestone in the 25-year history of its production printing strategic business unit already noted for innovation and leadership. The digital document industry has evolved in ways that no one could have predicted, in particular, the emerging convergence-centered marketplace, which demands flexible, "future-proof" technology. Oce is again at the forefront of digital printing for this market with advanced new systems based on breakthrough architecture that raises the industry benchmark for performance. This next-generation technology is showcased for the first time in Booth 632 at the Xplor Global Conference. "Oce realized very early that a radical new approach was needed to keep pace with convergence and provide long-term value that customers need in a dynamic marketplace. We have responded not with just talk, but real products ready for business," stated Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for Oce Printing Systems USA, Inc. "Customer satisfaction has always been our ultimate goal, and it continues to drive us today. With the launch of this new architecture and the first printer families based on it, Oce is now better positioned than ever to help customers improve uptime and productivity, support demanding throughput volumes, and accelerate time to market with new products and services. This is truly a landmark event for our company and our customers." A New Interpretation of Flexibility For nearly twenty-five years, Oce production print customers have benefited from a flexible hardware platform designed to consistently deliver value, scalability, and a strategic competitive edge. The Oce Adaptable Imaging Architecture (AIA) is an advanced interpretation of Oce’s long-standing commitment to flexibility, reliability and investment protection. The AIA platform has been designed to meet the changing requirements of today’s converging environments and to help print operations grow their business, while containing costs. Adaptable Imaging Architecture is a "future-proof" hardware platform that extends Oce’s 25-year history of innovation and scalable production product development into a higher realm. With adaptability as the centerpiece of this new technology, Oce is well positioned to provide the flexible production tools today’s corporate and commercial print operations require for transaction printing, publishing and complex convergent applications. Multi-Functionality Does More With Less More than ever, businesses today are driven by the need to do more with less, and Oce recognizes that a new multi-functional way of thinking is needed if customers are to achieve this goal over the long run. Now with the AIA architecture and printer technologies, Oce is again transforming the digital print marketplace with a fresh approach to digital print. Customers benefit from the elegant simplicity of a single highly-functional, configurable product line to streamline processes; use fewer, more capable machines; improve equipment utilization; and reduce training requirements. This holistic product strategy represents a new era for the company and the industry. The new Oce document platform supports an extremely wide range of applications, input and output media, and print volumes. Customers now have a better way to effectively handle diverse requirements, including high-volume transactional, sophisticated publishing, and complex convergent applications. Users can choose single or multiple printing systems for multiple applications, environments, and page description languages. The critical need for greater productivity is also addressed in the new technology, with easier operation features like simplified job and printer administration. "Future Proof" Investment Protection To stay competitive, companies need economical ways to meet changing requirements without excessive or repetitive investments in infrastructure. The challenge is compounded as applications, data streams, and environments converge and complicate workflow. The new products offer "designed-in" expandability and scalable design, requiring a much smaller investment over time and delivering a lower total cost of ownership than competitive products. Oce recognizes the need for a solution strategy that builds on the past, but creates a bridge to the future, and the AIA architecture seamlessly connects current customers to new capabilities. The result is a long-term investment protection strategy with systems designed for easy customization and a migration path to more advanced technology. Next-Generation Solutions for a Convergent Market The next-generation Oce VarioPrint‘ and Oce VarioStream‘ printer families are the first digital printers to be based on the AIA platform. These advanced systems offer an unprecedented choice of capabilities that can be individually configured to meet the unique production requirements of convergent corporate and commercial print environments. For example, every Oce VarioStream and Oce VarioPrint model can be customized in terms of processors, memory, consumables, image quality, and speed to meet a multitude of requirements and adapt as new opportunities emerge. With support for multiple data streams, applications and environments, the new convergent systems position print operations to maximize the use of their digital assets and do more with less expense, effort, and resources as a result. Oce’s proven innovations, such as LED and twin engines, two-across printing, wider print line, and outstanding paper handling, have long set industry standards, and the new technology vision fully leverages these accomplishments. The same pillars of quality that have made Oce an industry leader – speed, scalability, switchable components, reliability, and investment protection – are raised to new levels of strategic performance. The print platform incorporates technology advances that affect 90 percent of the printers’ subsystems, and over 100 system improvements from previous generations are included in the new product lines.