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New Oce VarioPrint 3000 Family of Delivers for Transaction Communications

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New York City—March 24, 2004— Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announces the Océ VarioPrint 3000 family of digital printing systems. This new Océ VarioPrint family offers the speed and quality needed to handle the convergence of data and graphics required by corporate and commercial customers alike for medium-volume transaction applications. The first in the family of Océ VarioPrint 3000 offerings is the Océ VarioPrint 3090 printing system, providing an output speed of 85 pages per minute. With its reliable performance, broad compatibility and Océ PRISMA software, the new Océ VarioPrint 3090 printing system improves workflow for statements, invoices, personalized packets, reports and other quality-intensive documents. Featuring proven Océ Copy Press technology, the Océ VarioPrint 3090 printer delivers the output quality required by these communications such as improved grey scales and blacks, and unparalleled registration accuracy. The system is an ideal choice for offset-like print quality. Giving customers access to more Page Description Languages, the new Océ VarioStream 3000 family of systems can be configured with the exclusive Océ Power Print Controller (PCC). The Océ PCC enables users to seamlessly print a variety of incoming data streams including IPDS, PCL5E, PS2, ASCII and TIFF data streams. The optional PCC provides one-to-one acceptance of data streams and intelligent processing capabilities. “The Océ VarioPrint 3090 brings together the right combination of hardware and software to provide an ideal solution for midrange applications requiring production-class performance and the finest quality output,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for Océ North America’s Digital Document Systems division. “Corporate users in centralized or decentralized transactional environments, central document production centers, and commercial operations requiring short run production or direct mail printing benefit from the system’s generous flexibility.” The versatile Océ VarioPrint 3090 supports a wide range of media types for almost all the jobs a commercial printer or corporate printing department might encounter. The system fits seamlessly into IPDS proof printing, back up printing or decentralized printing applications. The Océ VarioPrint 3090 system can also be used for tasks not cost-effectively assigned to higher-speed production presses, such as proofs or short-run documents. The production-class Océ VarioPrint 3090 printer delivers a targeted monthly duty cycle of 150,000-500,000 images, with peak volumes of up to 750,000 images per month. Consistent speed of 85 8.5”x11” prints per minute gets work done reliably and on time. Even complex jobs with multiple media types and precise finishing requirements are handled without compromising productivity. With the Océ VarioPrint 3090 system, print operations can take on more robust transaction jobs without worrying about processing power. The system’s powerful controller is optimized for productivity, even with more complex files, duplex printing, large print jobs, or continuous runs of smaller jobs. A full range of automated capabilities keep document production workflow running smoothly and continuously, while reducing costly, time-consuming manual labor. Productivity-boosting functionality includes full speed duplexing, online stapling and offset stacking. Ample paper input and output minimize manual intervention. A choice of either three or four paper trays—all with an advanced air separation and vacuum feed system—can handle almost any stock up to 11”x17” without jams or unnecessary downtime. Tray linking further reduces interruptions. As a result, companies save time, improve the quality of deliverables, and minimize the risk of downtime. Océ PRISMA Software Enhances Mid-Range Document Workflow The Océ VarioPrint 3090 leverages the capabilities of Océ PRISMA architecture to automate and streamline workflow. Océ PRISMA is an integrated family of adaptive workflow software that makes work flow faster and more efficiently across data center, commercial printing and central reprographics environments. The Océ VarioPrint 3090 system uses Océ PRISMAsatellite software to address the digital output needs of mid-range data processing environments. Océ PRISMAsatellite will seamlessly integrate into current infrastructures without host or application changes. Océ PRISMAsatellite's fast, intelligent processing also lets users streamline workflow, while maximizing processing power. Queuing, scheduling and managing the entire process, Océ PRISMAsatellite assures reliable output operations even for multiple jobs. Users can confidently take on business and time-critical output, while maintaining control, flexibility, personalized delivery and timing. Océ PRISMAsatellite also includes an integrated e-forms solution that transforms unformatted data into high value statements, reports and invoices with advanced formatting and electronic delivery options. While front-end Océ PRISMA software solutions prepare print jobs for distribution, online finishing options contribute to a professionally finished product without requiring manual attention. Online finishing flexibility allows more convenient choices for output, and back channel feedback ensures quality. An open interface to third party finishing equipment gives users the versatility to implement other finishing solutions specific to their needs. The new Océ VarioPrint 3090 system will be generally available in March 2004 at a U.S. list price $70,000 while other members of the Océ VarioPrint 3000 family will follow.