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TransCentra Leapfrogs Competition, Better Serves Clients with the Oce JetStream 1900 Inkjet Press

Advances in digital color print technology pave the way for a transactional revolution

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TRUMBULL, Conn., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced that TransCentra, Inc., the leader in multichannel billing and payments solutions and software to companies nationwide, has installed four Oce JetStream® 1900 inkjet presses in its print locations across the country. Part of the Oce JetStream® Compact series, the systems offer high versatility in a minimal footprint.

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One of the nation's largest outsourced billers, Norcross, Ga.-based TransCentra has been delivering transaction software and services for more than 25 years, serving some of the biggest names in financial services, telecommunications, and utilities.  During the quarter-century TransCentra has been in the transactional business, color print technology has played an increasingly more important role.

"With the development of advanced print technologies, transactional documents have become a powerful communication vehicle for our customers to more effectively and dynamically communicate," said Lynn Boggs, Chief Executive Officer, TransCentra. "We chose Oce because of the range of capabilities that this technology allows us to offer to our clients and our strong existing relationship with Oce."

Superior Quality, Award-Winning Service

Seeking to move from a cut-sheet to a continuous feed digital printing system, TransCentra worked with the Oce team to select the Oce JetStream 1900 inkjet press. The system is the most effective solution to enable clients to gain efficiencies while enhancing communication with their customers.

Oce's commitment to service was a critical factor for TransCentra, as the company sought to purchase, install, and then train and certify operators on four new Oce JetStream 1900 inkjet presses, including two with MICR. Not only did the Oce team play a key role in delivering and installing superior equipment, it stepped up to the plate and proved it understands the true meaning of the word "partner."

"We expect the same depth of relationship from our partners that our clients expect from us," continued Boggs. "Oce did not just provide us with printers. They hosted our customer-facing relationship managers, customer service, and salespeople at their headquarters in Boca Raton for intense training, review of best practices and common obstacles faced in transitioning to digital print."

Boasting the ability to print 1818 color pages a minute, the Oce JetStream 1900 inkjet press delivers on its promise of consistency and reliability. It also eliminates the pre-printed forms the company had relied on in the past, helping to reduce inventory and provide cost efficiencies, both for TransCentra and its customers.

"The Oce JetStream 1900 inkjet press was the obvious choice for TransCentra because it offers the highest level of flexibility and productivity," said Kris Albee, Director, Product Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Oce North America, a Canon Group company. "Not only does it deliver a white paper in, finished product out solution, but it comes with a smaller footprint and Oce's award-winning service."

About the Oce JetStream 1900

The Oce JetStream 1900 inkjet press offers a printing speed of 417 feet per minute, equivalent to just over 25,000 feet per hour, in digital full color. A member of the scalable Oce JetStream Compact series of high-volume, inkjet duplex printers, the Oce JetStream 1900 system expands the range from two field upgradeable speed bands of 246 and 328 feet per minute to even faster 417 feet per minute by increasing productivity by more than 25 percent. This makes the Oce JetStream 1900 inkjet press, the high-end product of the Oce JetStream Compact series, the ideal solution for cost-effective personalized, full color printing.

Transactional applications, direct mail documents or short-run books are often characterized by tight production windows and very high peak loads. This is where the Oce JetStream 1900 inkjet press reveals its strengths and economic advantages. For cost-effective production, the standard InkEconomy feature can reduce overall ink consumption and facilitate substantial ink savings. Users also benefit from the reliability, print quality and media range associated with the Oce JetStream family.

About TransCentra

Norcross, Ga.-based TransCentra is America's largest outsourced remittance processor, one of the largest outsourced billers and a top provider of imaging and payment processing platforms and software. An industry leader in innovative multichannel billing and payment solutions, TransCentra is trusted by many of the largest and most recognized names in both the consumer and business-to-business markets across a variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, healthcare, utilities and telecommunications.

About Oce

Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Oce offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Oce is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.  Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL.  For more information, visit www.oce.com.

Oce and Canon: Stronger together

In 2010 Oce joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at www.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.                                                                             

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011* and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, for the ninth consecutive year, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability. Committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, Canon U.S.A. provides 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

*Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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