Océ Wins Seven BERTL’s Best Awards
Océ Systems and Software Honored in Three Categories
April 24, 2007, Chicago Océ (NASDAQ: OCENY), a global leader in digital document management and delivery systems, has won seven BERTL’s Best Awards. BERTL® analysts singled out Océ 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 Océ’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 Océ products in its 2007 list:
* Océ TDS450 Best Centralized Low Volume Wide Format Solution
* Océ TCS500 Best Mid Volume AEC Color Wide Format Solution
* Océ TDS600/700/800 Pro Series Best Centralized High Volume Wide Format Solution
* Océ Repro Desk® Software Best Wide Format AEC Job Submission Utility
* Océ cm3521/cm4520 Best Departmental Color MFP Range with an Outstanding Print Feature Set
* Océ VarioPrint® 1055/1065/1075/2062/2075 Best Departmental Monochrome MFP Range with an Outstanding Scan Feature Set
* Océ 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 Océ’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
Océ scored its highest number of awards in the Wide Format category. The Océ 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 Océ TDS600/700/800 distinguished themselves for their robust construction, scalability and suitability for a wide range of printing environments. The Océ TCS500 won its wide format color award for its unattended printing capability and Dynamic Switching mode among other features. Océ 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 Océ 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 Océ Wide Format Printing Systems.
Winners in Departmental and Production
Océ received two awards in the Departmental category. The Océ 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 Océ 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 Océ VarioPrint 2100/2110 Titanium was acclaimed for its versatile production class printing capabilities, offset print quality and seamless integration with Océ PRISMATM software, the printing industry’s leading software suite. Jan Dix, Senior Executive Vice President Océ Digital Document Systems and member of the Board of Executive Directors: "It’s great to see that a wide range of Océ 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. "Océ 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 Océ’s ability to produce exceptional products year after year."
BERTL® Inc. is the source for objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices and workflow solutions. BERTL’s evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL’s expense for the benefit of its international subscriber base. At all times, BERTL’s primary focus is the end user. Covering all major digital imaging manufacturers, BERTL publishes the world’s most extensive website of evaluation reports, comparisons data, vertical market research, news and more on copiers, printers, MFPs, production and workgroup scanners, fax machines, color and production equipment and wide format devices. BERTL reports, research and other industry informative services are available in a range of specialized subscription services. To learn more about BERTL, visit www.BERTL.com.
Océ N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY) is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Océ employs around 24,000 people, with 2006 annual revenues of $4 billion, operates in approximately one hundred countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Romania. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.
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