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EFI and Oki Data Team Up On Intelligent Device Management (IDM) Solutions

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--April 8, 2003-- Electronics For Imaging, Inc., the world leader in imaging solutions for network printing, today announced an agreement with Oki Data Corporation of Japan, a global computer peripheral manufacturer, to deliver EFI's innovative Intelligent Device Management (IDM) technology to Oki Data customers. IDM offers a powerful productivity and cost management tool, allowing Oki Data customers to remotely track printer/copier usage, replenish consumables and proactively service their devices. Oki Data will begin offering the solution in Q2 2003. "We are excited to partner with Oki Data to extend the efficiency benefits of our automated device tracking system to their customers around the world," said Michael Chai, Vice President of Advanced Enterprise Systems, EFI. "We look forward to an ongoing collaboration with Oki Data to deliver secure solutions that increase printing productivity, reduce costs and enhance customer satisfaction." "Oki Data is committed to providing our customers with solutions that improve business processes and enable them to better manage operational challenges. EFI's new IDM solution offers the asset management requirements customers need to lower costs and increase efficiencies," said Robert Shibata, Sr. Solutions/Innovation Manager, Oki Data Corporation. "We are pleased to work with EFI to integrate this unique and powerful technology with Oki Data's office and print production solutions." EFI's IDM solution transforms today's time-consuming manual tracking process and expensive personnel costs by introducing a completely automated system that provides remote monitoring, management and service of geographically dispersed devices. Worldwide deployment will begin in the US in Q2 2003.