New Oce TDS450 Large Format Print System Boosts Workflow Productivity for Workgroup Environments

CHICAGO, Dec. 5 -- Oce (NASDAQ:OCENY), a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today unveiled the Oce TDS450 large format print, copy and scan system. Offered as a printer, copier or multifunction system, the robust Oce TDS450 is ideally suited for walk up print/copy environments and as a workgroup solution for businesses (such as AEC firms) looking to upgrade the quality, productivity and reliability of their technical document workflow. Its flexible design, intuitive user panel and automated functions make the new system user-friendly and time-efficient.

A new high quality monochrome scanner is available with optional full color scanning capability, making both monochrome and color scanning available in one easy-to-use system. Capturing and distributing color mark-ups and red lined drawings are now as simple as scanning monochrome documents with optimum results the first time thanks to patented Oce Image Logic® image enhancement technology.

"Organizations, regardless of their size, seek to streamline the process of producing technical documents without sacrificing quality. The Oce TDS450 sets a new benchmark in the industry. It is extremely easy to use, provides high quality prints, copies and scans and has a range of print submission tools that offer tremendous workflow efficiencies. The Oce TDS450 provides the flexibility to grow with any end-user environment and brings companies one step closer to an all-digital color workflow through full color scanning. The bottom line is that businesses get the output they want, when they want it, how they want it," said Sal Sheikh, Vice President, Marketing, Oce Wide Format Printing Systems division of Oce North America.

New Scanner Promotes High Quality Images and Faster Communication

In a collaborative work environment, a drawing may be marked-up or red lined to highlight changes. The Oce TDS450 easily captures this information either for immediate printing, for electronic distribution to engineers, designers, contractors or vendors, or for archiving. With the flexibility to scan in color and monochrome with one scanner, the Oce TDS450 provides a single platform that streamlines communication within an organization or across multiple sites saving hours or even days in the drawing distribution and review process. Organizations not yet ready for full color production printing can become one step closer to a future color workflow with this scanner.

Additionally, whatever the condition of the original drawing, Oce Image Logic technology ensures that appropriate detail is retained and background noise is removed at the touch of a button -- leaving crisp, clean drawings. With 10 scan-to-file destination options, drawings can be scanned and distributed to the desired destination from the scanner control panel in just one step.

Design Simplicity Optimizes Workflow and Increases User Productivity

The Oce TDS450 is designed to enhance user productivity through pre- and post- processing work functions that optimize workflow. The new system minimizes time spent preparing print jobs, defining copier settings, waiting for prints and manually collating sets of drawings. The intuitive user panel and customizable scan-to-file and copy settings ensure that users get the output they require quickly and easily. With automatic features such as auto width detection, roll selection and set collation, users spend less time completing print and copy jobs and more time on their core responsibilities.

Advanced Technologies Streamline Output Production

The Oce TDS450 includes the innovative Oce Power Logic® controller, ensuring rapid processing of large files and concurrent scanning, copying and printing -- thus minimizing queue length and employee downtime. Repetitive tasks are eliminated since the Oce TDS450 queue manager enables the reprinting of copy and print jobs as well as the prioritization of jobs. Additional time-saving features include the company's patented Radiant Fusing technology within the print engine of the Oce TDS450. This eliminates machine warm-up time since the system is "instant-on" so documents can be printed quickly whenever needed.

Useful Management Tools Tighten System Control

Oce provides tools and advanced security controls so users can manage who has access and control of the Oce TDS450 system, whether at the Oce Power Logic controller or from remote locations. For organizations trying to control costs, Oce Account Center software provides an effective means for cost recovery by tracking all the printing, copying and scanning activities of the system.


The new Oce TDS450 is available now. For more information, call Oce at 800-714-4427, or visit .

About Oce

Oce is a leading provider of digital document management technology and services. 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 display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Netherlands-based Oce N.V. (NASDAQ:OCENY), with a workforce of around 24,500 people and pro forma annualized revenues of nearly $3.7 billion, active in approximately eighty countries, maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Romania. Oce's North American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in Trumbull, CT; Chicago; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues were $1.2 billion for fiscal 2004, and employment is currently 11,000. For more information about Oce, visit . Outside the U.S., consult .

"Oce Power Logic" and "Oce Image Logic" are registered trademarks of Oce-Technologies B.V.

Source: Oce

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