Oce First to Deliver Full Internet Connectivity for Large Format Document Printing and Management Systems

New Oce TDS Series Fits All Print Volume Needs and Expands Technical Document

Management Beyond the LAN to Any Location Worldwide



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Oce-USA, Inc.

    CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the demand for global
 connectivity, Oce (Nasdaq:   OCENY), today introduced a product line which
 allows companies that design, build or manufacture to print and scan
 large-format engineering drawings and technical specifications to any location
 worldwide using the Internet.
     The Oce Technical Document Systems (TDS) Series, with three systems
 addressing departmental through high-volume print needs, adds a variety of
 functionality and print-quality enhancements to the company's industry leading
 large-format printer line.  Oce, a global leader in digital document
 management and delivery technology, first revolutionized the large-format
 market nearly six years ago by helping analog customers migrate to
 productivity-enhancing digital capabilities.
     "Oce is focused on this marketplace like nobody else," said Joyce Virnich,
 vice president of marketing for the Oce Wide Format Printing Systems business
 unit.  "The Oce TDS Series allows our customers to save time and communicate
 their ideas from their desktops over the Web.  The Oce TDS Series is another
 example of how we continue to combine our industry knowledge with the latest
 technologies to help companies achieve huge productivity gains."
     Oce recognizes the importance of fast document availability and
 communication in the technical document market.  Effective control of
 technical document flow, including locations worldwide, allows better and
 faster product innovation and improved time-to-market, ultimately increasing
 Coe's customers' competitive advantage.
     The concept of the Oce TDS Series blends a number of patented Oce
 technologies to create a consistent range of products providing digital
 copying, printing, scanning and distribution of wide-format black and white
 technical documents.  The series -- including the Oce TDS400, Oce TDS600 and
 Oce TDS800 systems -- provides a level of uniformity in applications and
 interfaces that has not been available until now.
 
     Uniform Applications and Interface
     Giving users fast, easy-to-use and productive systems across every print
 volume is the new Oce Power Logic(R) Controller.  Residing at the core of the
 Oce TDS Series, the Oce Power Logic Controller allows users to print, copy and
 scan concurrently because it spools and stores jobs independently.  Moreover,
 users can create complex sets and manage the entire process through a series
 of uniform user applications offered by the Oce Power Logic Controller.  The
 easy-to-use interface generated by the Oce Power Logic Controller provides a
 consistent look and feel across the entire Oce TDS line.  It allows
 organizations with multiple Oce TDS printers to save time and eliminate many
 costs typically associated with training and daily equipment operation.  The
 controller employs the latest in Microsoft(R) Windows NT(TM) technologies.
     With Oce Remote Logic(R) software, users can manage print queues and all
 system functionality remotely from any location.  Oce Remote Logic software
 enables users to view the status for each job, cancel, hold/restart the whole
 job and customize system settings.  Additionally, users can scan to file from
 the scanner panel or scan directly to any destination with Oce Scan Logic(R)
 software.  Incorporated in the scanning and printing software is Oce Image
 Logic(TM) image-enhancement technology.  Oce Image Logic software is a
 patented digital-enhancement process that analyzes an original's image,
 millimeter by millimeter, to refine and optimize it while suppressing
 background imperfections.
     "Every Oce TDS system becomes a virtual Web site that can be controlled
 and addressed from anywhere in the world," said Virnich.  "Scanning and
 printing through the Web come to life with Oce Scan Logic, Oce Remote Logic
 and Oce document submission software."
 
     Print and Scan to PDF
     Because Adobe PostScript 3 and Adobe PDF formats continue to emerge as
 increasingly important and effective standards for the engineering
 reprographics market, the Oce TDS Series allows users not only to directly
 print PDF files, but scan-to-PDF format as well.  These unique capabilities
 are a result of an international business partnership recently initiated
 between Oce and Adobe Systems Inc.
     "Together, Oce and Adobe are spearheading the use of PDF in the technical
 document market, providing a format that is both secure and ideally suited for
 document transfer over the Web," said Mal Baboyian, Chief Operating Officer
 (COO), Oce-USA, Inc.  "Merging PostScript and PDF with Oce's TDS Series
 provides large-format users with the same benefits of what has already become
 known as a universal standard for document transfer."
 
     On-demand, Departmental Printing Needs
     Available now, the Oce TDS400 system for on-demand, departmental users is
 the first 600 dpi printer in its class and sets a new benchmark in print
 quality.  The Oce TDS400 system provides excellent detail and sharper fine
 line resolution, provides copying, printing and scan-to-file functionality and
 improves on the quality, productivity and versatility of its predecessor, the
 Oce 9400-II.
 
     Mid-Volume Printing Needs
     Available in May, the Oce TDS600 system allows larger workgroups and
 midsize central reprographic departments to customize and configure a system
 with up to 16 on-line media selections.  The Oce TDS600 can also be configured
 without a printer and supports stand-alone scanning to convert legacy
 hard-copy drawings within the archive environment.  The Oce TDS600 system is
 based on the Oce 9600 and offers enhanced 400 dpi print resolution for
 improved print quality and Oce Image Logic technology to maximize copy and
 scan quality.  Other features include advanced spooling and queue management
 and concurrent printing, scanning, copying and finishing.
 
     High-Volume Printing Needs
     At 42 feet per minute, the Oce TDS800 is the fastest wide-format system on
 the market, providing digital copying, printing, scan-to-file and finishing.
 It is also the first truly Web-enabled device for central environments,
 allowing job submission and scanning to any location worldwide, using the
 Internet.  The new TDS800 provides 40 percent higher overall productivity than
 its predecessor, the Oce 9800, reflecting a 25% faster machine speed combined
 with print-and-scan concurrency.  In addition the Oce TDS800 offers six media
 rolls, an enhanced photo mode, and over 500 improvements in internal parts and
 imaging processes.
     Customer shipments of the Oce TDS800 will begin in June.
 
     Workgroup Collaboration
     Oce has more than 75 years of experience in the wide-format market, and
 has developed product by anticipating and responding to the needs of its
 customers.  The Oce TDS Series integrates with existing Oce software,
 including Oce Repro Desk, which lets reprographers accept and process remotely
 submitted jobs, and Oce Engineering Exec(R) software for print management,
 archiving, and distribution in engineering and manufacturing environments.
 Oce Engineering Exec software uses Internet access to facilitate Web
 collaboration, enabling users to browse folders, view documents and submit
 print jobs from anywhere to any printer connected to Oce Engineering Exec
 software.  Among the markets that will benefit from the Oce TDS product line
 will be manufacturing, utilities, government, telecommunications,
 architecture, construction, and reprographic service bureaus, which depend
 heavily on engineering and design documents.
 
     About Oce
     Oce is a global leader in digital document management and delivery
 technology.  The company's solutions are based on Oce'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 Oce digital printers and scanners,
 considered the most reliable and productive in the world.  Oce also offers a
 wide range of consulting and outsourcing solutions.
     Netherlands-based Oce NAVE. (Nasdaq:   OCENY) has a workforce of more than
 22,000 people and maintains production and R&D facilities in the Netherlands,
 the USA, Germany, France, Belgium, and the Czech Republic.  Oce's North
 American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in
 Chicago, New York City, Boca Raton, FL, Cleveland, and Fiskeville, RI.  North
 American revenues were $1.3 billion for fiscal 2000 and employment was 7,800.
 For more information about USA-USA, Inc., visit www.oceusa.com .
 
 

SOURCE Oce-USA, Inc.
    CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the demand for global
 connectivity, Oce (Nasdaq:   OCENY), today introduced a product line which
 allows companies that design, build or manufacture to print and scan
 large-format engineering drawings and technical specifications to any location
 worldwide using the Internet.
     The Oce Technical Document Systems (TDS) Series, with three systems
 addressing departmental through high-volume print needs, adds a variety of
 functionality and print-quality enhancements to the company's industry leading
 large-format printer line.  Oce, a global leader in digital document
 management and delivery technology, first revolutionized the large-format
 market nearly six years ago by helping analog customers migrate to
 productivity-enhancing digital capabilities.
     "Oce is focused on this marketplace like nobody else," said Joyce Virnich,
 vice president of marketing for the Oce Wide Format Printing Systems business
 unit.  "The Oce TDS Series allows our customers to save time and communicate
 their ideas from their desktops over the Web.  The Oce TDS Series is another
 example of how we continue to combine our industry knowledge with the latest
 technologies to help companies achieve huge productivity gains."
     Oce recognizes the importance of fast document availability and
 communication in the technical document market.  Effective control of
 technical document flow, including locations worldwide, allows better and
 faster product innovation and improved time-to-market, ultimately increasing
 Coe's customers' competitive advantage.
     The concept of the Oce TDS Series blends a number of patented Oce
 technologies to create a consistent range of products providing digital
 copying, printing, scanning and distribution of wide-format black and white
 technical documents.  The series -- including the Oce TDS400, Oce TDS600 and
 Oce TDS800 systems -- provides a level of uniformity in applications and
 interfaces that has not been available until now.
 
     Uniform Applications and Interface
     Giving users fast, easy-to-use and productive systems across every print
 volume is the new Oce Power Logic(R) Controller.  Residing at the core of the
 Oce TDS Series, the Oce Power Logic Controller allows users to print, copy and
 scan concurrently because it spools and stores jobs independently.  Moreover,
 users can create complex sets and manage the entire process through a series
 of uniform user applications offered by the Oce Power Logic Controller.  The
 easy-to-use interface generated by the Oce Power Logic Controller provides a
 consistent look and feel across the entire Oce TDS line.  It allows
 organizations with multiple Oce TDS printers to save time and eliminate many
 costs typically associated with training and daily equipment operation.  The
 controller employs the latest in Microsoft(R) Windows NT(TM) technologies.
     With Oce Remote Logic(R) software, users can manage print queues and all
 system functionality remotely from any location.  Oce Remote Logic software
 enables users to view the status for each job, cancel, hold/restart the whole
 job and customize system settings.  Additionally, users can scan to file from
 the scanner panel or scan directly to any destination with Oce Scan Logic(R)
 software.  Incorporated in the scanning and printing software is Oce Image
 Logic(TM) image-enhancement technology.  Oce Image Logic software is a
 patented digital-enhancement process that analyzes an original's image,
 millimeter by millimeter, to refine and optimize it while suppressing
 background imperfections.
     "Every Oce TDS system becomes a virtual Web site that can be controlled
 and addressed from anywhere in the world," said Virnich.  "Scanning and
 printing through the Web come to life with Oce Scan Logic, Oce Remote Logic
 and Oce document submission software."
 
     Print and Scan to PDF
     Because Adobe PostScript 3 and Adobe PDF formats continue to emerge as
 increasingly important and effective standards for the engineering
 reprographics market, the Oce TDS Series allows users not only to directly
 print PDF files, but scan-to-PDF format as well.  These unique capabilities
 are a result of an international business partnership recently initiated
 between Oce and Adobe Systems Inc.
     "Together, Oce and Adobe are spearheading the use of PDF in the technical
 document market, providing a format that is both secure and ideally suited for
 document transfer over the Web," said Mal Baboyian, Chief Operating Officer
 (COO), Oce-USA, Inc.  "Merging PostScript and PDF with Oce's TDS Series
 provides large-format users with the same benefits of what has already become
 known as a universal standard for document transfer."
 
     On-demand, Departmental Printing Needs
     Available now, the Oce TDS400 system for on-demand, departmental users is
 the first 600 dpi printer in its class and sets a new benchmark in print
 quality.  The Oce TDS400 system provides excellent detail and sharper fine
 line resolution, provides copying, printing and scan-to-file functionality and
 improves on the quality, productivity and versatility of its predecessor, the
 Oce 9400-II.
 
     Mid-Volume Printing Needs
     Available in May, the Oce TDS600 system allows larger workgroups and
 midsize central reprographic departments to customize and configure a system
 with up to 16 on-line media selections.  The Oce TDS600 can also be configured
 without a printer and supports stand-alone scanning to convert legacy
 hard-copy drawings within the archive environment.  The Oce TDS600 system is
 based on the Oce 9600 and offers enhanced 400 dpi print resolution for
 improved print quality and Oce Image Logic technology to maximize copy and
 scan quality.  Other features include advanced spooling and queue management
 and concurrent printing, scanning, copying and finishing.
 
     High-Volume Printing Needs
     At 42 feet per minute, the Oce TDS800 is the fastest wide-format system on
 the market, providing digital copying, printing, scan-to-file and finishing.
 It is also the first truly Web-enabled device for central environments,
 allowing job submission and scanning to any location worldwide, using the
 Internet.  The new TDS800 provides 40 percent higher overall productivity than
 its predecessor, the Oce 9800, reflecting a 25% faster machine speed combined
 with print-and-scan concurrency.  In addition the Oce TDS800 offers six media
 rolls, an enhanced photo mode, and over 500 improvements in internal parts and
 imaging processes.
     Customer shipments of the Oce TDS800 will begin in June.
 
     Workgroup Collaboration
     Oce has more than 75 years of experience in the wide-format market, and
 has developed product by anticipating and responding to the needs of its
 customers.  The Oce TDS Series integrates with existing Oce software,
 including Oce Repro Desk, which lets reprographers accept and process remotely
 submitted jobs, and Oce Engineering Exec(R) software for print management,
 archiving, and distribution in engineering and manufacturing environments.
 Oce Engineering Exec software uses Internet access to facilitate Web
 collaboration, enabling users to browse folders, view documents and submit
 print jobs from anywhere to any printer connected to Oce Engineering Exec
 software.  Among the markets that will benefit from the Oce TDS product line
 will be manufacturing, utilities, government, telecommunications,
 architecture, construction, and reprographic service bureaus, which depend
 heavily on engineering and design documents.
 
     About Oce
     Oce is a global leader in digital document management and delivery
 technology.  The company's solutions are based on Oce'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 Oce digital printers and scanners,
 considered the most reliable and productive in the world.  Oce also offers a
 wide range of consulting and outsourcing solutions.
     Netherlands-based Oce NAVE. (Nasdaq:   OCENY) has a workforce of more than
 22,000 people and maintains production and R&D facilities in the Netherlands,
 the USA, Germany, France, Belgium, and the Czech Republic.  Oce's North
 American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in
 Chicago, New York City, Boca Raton, FL, Cleveland, and Fiskeville, RI.  North
 American revenues were $1.3 billion for fiscal 2000 and employment was 7,800.
 For more information about USA-USA, Inc., visit www.oceusa.com .
 
 SOURCE  Oce-USA, Inc.