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OKI Data Americas U.S. Sales Team Donates More Than 140 Pairs of Shoes to Center for Family Services for Back to School Event

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, August 28, 2012 -- OKI Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specializing in printer business, today announced that its US sales subsidiary OKI Data Americas U.S. Sales team donated more than 140 pairs of shoes to area children through the Center for Family Services (CFS) – a nonprofit human services agency located in Camden, NJ – as part of the agency's Head Start program's two-day Back to School event held in Chews Landing, and Camden, NJ.

The OKI U.S. Sales team initiated a promotional incentive program in April 2012, through which a portion of each sale of an OKI color single-function or multifunction unit sold was allocated into the "shoe bank" fund that at the conclusion of the company's first fiscal quarter would be used to purchase the shoes.

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Removing Paper Obstacles to Operational Excellence in Manufacturing

MANUFACTURING INSIGHTS OPINION

Manufacturing firms have made great strides in improving their productivity over the past 10 years. Much of the credit goes to continuous improvement methodologies such as lean and Six Sigma. These initiatives have eliminated wasteful activities, introduced greater consistency, and provided a measure of control. In fact, our research shows that companies with mature continuous improvement programs enjoy faster revenue growth and higher profitability.

However, manufacturing firms still rely on paper-based forms for processing. High levels of paper clutter, manual completion, and duplicate keypunching represent areas of waste that most firms have not addressed. This is particularly true for operational activity ó incoming material, production processes, and finished goods shipping. Some information collection has been automated, largely to support transactions relative to a company's enterprise resource planning application, but the majority of information collection is less structured and a great candidate for digital capture technologies.

The central benefit of moving to digital capture in manufacturing lies largely in removing these wasteful paper obstacles to fully realizing the potential of continuous improvement activities. Document management becomes less costly as the storage and retrieval of important reference information becomes more streamlined. And the information itself becomes more complete, accurate, and timely. An additional benefit of the technology is the shift to electronic processes, which is certainly in line with companies' efforts to be more environmentally sustainable.

Manufacturing Insights recommends that manufacturing firms look at technologies such as digital penñbased information capture and document scanning as enablers to capturing these benefits. These technologies are intuitive to use and provide a rapid return on investment. The investments integrate and complement continuous improvement activities.

OKI Data America's™ New Color and Monochrome Multifunction Printers Receive Multiple Editor's Choice Awards from Better Buys for Business

Mt. Laurel, NJ (July 25, 2012) — OKI Data Americas announces that the recently-launched MB401 series of mono multifunction printers (MFPs) and the CX3535/4545 color MFPs have each earned the Better Buys for Business Editor’s Choice Award. The MB401 MFP series and the CX3535/4545 MFPs were noted as standouts in the black and white printer multifunctional and color printer multifunctional categories, respectively. The Better Buys for Business Editor’s Choice Award is given to products that deliver the highest level of performance and offer the greatest value within each individual category.

“OKI has produced two series of multifunction printers with highly competitive print speeds and enhanced functionality,” said Melissa Pardo Bunte, Editor of Better Buys for Business. “The MB401 series mono MFPs and the CX3535/4545 color MFPs are both impressive additions to OKI’s existing product portfolio and earned our Editor’s Choice Award for being standout devices within their respective products categories.”

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OKI Data Appoints Multimedia Technology to Reinforce Australian Dealer Network

 Sydney, July 17, 2012 -- OKI Data Australia, an OKI Data Group company specializing in the printer business, has announced the appointment of Multimedia Technology, one of Australia's premier national IT distributors, as a new distribution partner in Australia. The appointment forms a key element of the printer vendor's Australian channel strategy to expand its Australian distribution and existing base of technically sound dealers to support the strong sales growth of its range of printer and MFP solutions.

Multimedia Technology was selected on the basis of its focus on the SMB market, range of value added services, cultural fit and ongoing investment in its own business. The company will also provide OKI with access to 6,000 dealers nationwide. OKI's sales strategy is one hundred per cent focused on the channel.

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OKI Data Americas to Demonstrate Turnkey Cloud-Based Managed Print Service Offering at World Expo 2012 and Imaging Channel Managed Print Summit

Mount Laurel, N.J. - OKI Data Americas announces its participation in World Expo 2012 and Platinum Sponsorship of the Imaging Channel Managed Print Summit, taking place July 17-19, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. OKI will provide live demonstrations of the company’s cloud-based, comprehensive Managed Print Services (MPS) solution – Total Managed Print™ – from 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19 in booth 153 of the Managed Print Pavilion. In addition, OKI will discuss industry trends and MPS best practices throughout the exposition within booth 449.

The 15th Annual World Expo, strategically paired with the 4th Annual Imaging Channel Managed Print Summit, is the only event that encompasses all the major components of the document imaging industry under one roof. As a sponsor of this educational summit, OKI will present the features and functionality of its Total Managed Print™ (TMP) solution – a modular offering that can be leveraged turnkey as a complete MPS business model, or individually at the component level, to augment an existing business model. The solution, consisting of nine customizable modules, enables businesses to reduce overall expenditures while improving efficiencies and employee productivity, removing the burden of print ownership by providing a cloud-based, brand and device agnostic print fleet management tool.

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OKI's Mono Digital MFP Receives HardwareMAG Gold Award in Singapore

A compact desktop mono multifunctional product with print/copy/scan/fax/PC-fax functions, the MB491 combines outstanding software utilities, cost and energy saving features and a reverse automatic document feeder (RADF) as standard, all in one ergonomic and ultra-reliable device. And despite its size, the MB491 boasts 40ppm print speeds with 12k toner capacity for low cost per page, as well as a separate print cartridge and drum for better drum life utilization; all contributing to an overall low running cost for the user.

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Lantronix and OKI Data Americas to Co-Market xPrintServer, Further Enhancing Wireless iOS Printing Capabilities

Irvine, CA- Lantronix, a leading global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions, recently announced its alliance with OKI Data Americas, a leading printing solutions provider, to co-market its award-winning xPrintServer™ family of iOS print server appliances. With this agreement, OKI becomes the first printer manufacturer entering into such an alliance with Lantronix.

The alliance comes at a time when iPad® use is expected to nearly double this year and overall iOS adoption continues within the enterprise and education markets. OKI will refer the xPrintServer to its large network of customers, resellers and distributors that are seeking mobile printing solutions. Conversely, Lantronix will refer OKI's products to members of its network that are in need of customized printing solutions.

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OKI Data and IBM UK Revolutionize Printing at Defra

 lough, UK, June 28 2012 -- OKI Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specializing in the printer business today announced that OKI Systems (UK) is delivering a comprehensive managed print services (MPS) solution to the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in partnership with IBM UK. Adopting this new approach has enabled Defra to rationalize its printer fleet, reduce operating costs and carbon footprint and achieve tighter control over its print operations.

IBM had an existing contract with Defra, covering the provision of IT services and solutions. Tasked by Defra to help it save costs, IBM recommended a move away from the ad-hoc procurement of print devices and consumables towards the delivery of an MPS solution.

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OKI Data Americas to Demonstrate Innovative Printing Solutions for the K-12 Education Industry at the 33rd Annual International Society for Technology in Education Tradeshow and Conference

Mount Laurel, NJ — OKI Data Americas announced its participation in the 33rd annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) tradeshow and conference, taking place June 24-27, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Supporting the ISTE 2012 theme of “Expanding Horizons,” OKI will demonstrate how schools can improve printing efficiencies and affordably introduce color in the classroom within booth #5736. OKI will present K-12 administrators, educators, and IT professionals with innovative and cost-effective printing solutions and technologies to help optimize their workplace performance.

A selection of OKI’s full line of cost-effective printing technologies, including color multifunction printers, HD digital color printers, digital monochrome printers and customizable solutions, will be showcased within OKI’s exposition booth for hands-on demonstrations. OKI’s broad portfolio of K-12 education-focused printing solutions combines reliability and industry-leading customer support, to deliver vibrant learning environments and a low total cost of ownership (TCO).

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OKI Data and Toshiba Tec agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

TOKYO, June 14 2012 -- OKI Data Corporation and Toshiba Tec Corporation today announced the conclusion of a basic agreement to jointly develop multifunction printers (MFP). The companies plan to initiate full-scale deployment of products and technologies to target the global market, such as utilizing digital LED printheads made by OKI Data for Toshiba Tec products.

Capitalizing on compact and remarkably reliable printers based on its core LED technologies, OKI Data has achieved notable successes in various global markets, including Japan, Europe, and Latin America. Toshiba Tec has also won high marks for its high-quality A3 MFPs, and brings to the table a strong track record in North America, Europe, and China. The agreement for joint development is based on the combined strengths of the two companies, with each company excelling in complementary areas.

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