CHICAGO, April 24 -- Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery systems, has won seven BERTL's Best Awards. BERTL analysts singled out Oce hardware and software for both small and wide format applications in three award categories. These coveted industry prizes not only show the breadth and scope of Oce's technological innovations, they also demonstrate the company's commitment to produce a constant flow of valuable products that go beyond customer expectations.
After reviewing hundreds of digital imaging devices and software on the global market, BERTL gave the following awards to Oce products in its 2007 list:
* Oce TDS450 -- Best Centralized Low Volume Wide Format Solution
* Oce TCS500 -- Best Mid Volume AEC Color Wide Format Solution
* Oce TDS600/700/800 Pro Series -- Best Centralized High Volume Wide Format Solution
* Oce Repro Desk Software -- Best Wide Format AEC Job Submission Utility
* Oce cm3521/cm4520 -- Best Departmental Color MFP Range with an Outstanding Print Feature Set
* Oce VarioPrint 1055/1065/1075/2062/2075 -- Best Departmental Monochrome MFP Range with an Outstanding Scan Feature Set
* Oce VarioPrint 2100/2110 Titanium -- Best Light / Mid Production Monochrome MFP Range with an Outstanding Copy Feature Set
These seven awards encompass three categories. This highlights Oce's ability to provide innovative hardware and software across the entire document production spectrum in both small and wide format, and in black & white and color.
Wide Format Success
Oce scored its highest number of awards in the Wide Format category. The Oce TDS450 was singled out as a durable, entry-level system with features usually only found in higher end models. BERTL also recognized zero warm-up time, radiant fusing technology and on-the-fly toner replacement as important contributors to the system's overall productivity. The Oce TDS600/700/800 distinguished themselves for their robust construction, scalability and suitability for a wide range of printing environments. The Oce TCS500 won its wide format color award for its unattended printing capability and Dynamic Switching mode among other features. Oce Repro Desk software was recognized as a powerful job submission tool that automates the print production process and gives users peace of mind. "BERTL is a prestigious and influential organization. Their acknowledgement of our Wide Format products, in color, mid and high volume, and our Oce Repro Desk software helps us to continue developing high-performance products. In a highly competitive market, we are very happy to be able to say we are the best in these categories," said Tom Egelund, Executive Vice President of Oce Wide Format Printing Systems.
Winners in Departmental and Production
Oce received two awards in the Departmental category. The Oce cm3521/cm4520 were recognized for their document security features and flexible color management that allows both novice users and color specialists to produce high quality documents. The Oce VarioPrint 1055/1065/1075/2062/2075 were also honored in this category. The range was noted for its mixed batch scanning functionality and the convenient ability to scan documents directly to a USB memory stick. In the Light / Mid Production category, the Oce VarioPrint 2100/2110 Titanium was acclaimed for its versatile production class printing capabilities, offset print quality and seamless integration with Oce PRISMA(TM) software, the printing industry's leading software suite. Jan Dix, Senior Executive Vice President Oce Digital Document Systems and member of the Board of Executive Directors: "It's great to see that a wide range of Oce products has been chosen as the best of 2007 by independent analysts. This proves our commitment to deliver the best product portfolio to our customers with our direct sales and service organization."
Continued Technological Excellence
BERTL's Best Award winners are selected after rigorous analysis of the hundreds of digital imaging devices, software and management utilities on the worldwide market. While print and copy speeds are important, it is the feature set, functionality, performance, and overall value to users that are the key considerations in judging which product is BERTL's Best. "Oce continues to impress us with the breadth, depth and scope of its technological excellence," said Margie Davis, Managing Director of BERTL. "Winning seven difficult-to- achieve BERTL's Best Awards is a testament to Oce's ability to produce exceptional products year after year."
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