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OKI Data Americas Awarded for Best New Solutions at ChannelPro SMB Forum

24 Sep, 2013

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ (September 24, 2013) – OKI Data Americas is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the “Best New Solutions” award as voted upon by conference attendees at the recent ChannelPro SMB Forum in Iselin, NJ. The event was attended by IT solution providers, managed service providers, value added resellers, custom builders and channel professionals serving the small-to-medium business (SMB) market segment.

The full-day event offered interactive, in-depth sessions featuring some of the industry’s top channel pros in mobility, cloud computing, and managed services. A showcase of SMB vendor solutions provided learning opportunities and enabled channel pros to get one-on-one advice on employing new technologies and services to better serve their customers.

Conference attendees voted for their favorite vendors in eight different categories, of which “Best New Solution” was one. OKI received the most votes in this category following the demonstration of their SMB-focused solutions. In addition to the company’s proprietary Total Managed Print™ and new NOC-in-a-Box offerings, OKI demonstrated:

• Remark® Test Grading Solution – a streamlined and efficient test grading solution that can scan, process, score bubble chart tests and run reports with ease. The solution is compatible with all OKI color and monochrome MFPs using plain paper, and easily exports grades in many file types for import to many popular student information systems.
• PaperCut MF™ – PaperCut MF™ is a print job accounting and management software solution that can work with both single function and multifunction printers with OKI’s smart Extendable Platform. The software helps organizations save money on excess and unauthorized printing by creating a secure and confidential printing environment. In addition, the software helps organizations account for -- and recoup the costs of – printing and copying. Its three editions are suitable for work sites of all sizes, regardless of network environment or platform. The solution also integrates easily with a variety of card reader systems available through OKI for easy authentication.
• OKI Secure Print – holds encrypted documents to print on the printer's Hard Disk Drive (HD). When a four-digit, user-defined password is entered on the printer's front panel, the document prints. The document is not retained after it is printed/accessed. Multiple Random Overwrites encrypt the HD to further prevent advanced techniques from rebuilding the deleted file area.

"OKI Data is proud to be recognized by ChannelPro SMB Forum conference attendees as having the best new solutions," said Jackie Paralis, Senior Marketing Manager, MPS at OKI Data Americas. "As OKI continues to expand its broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, we have remained focused on meeting the unique needs of the SMB market. This award underscores OKI’s commitment to the SMB space”.

“By participating in the ChannelPro SMB Forum, channel partners had a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of today’s top IT trends from colleagues who have learned by doing and paved the way for their success,” said Michael Siggins, vice president and publisher of ChannelPro-SMB. “They also took advantage of the showcase of vendor solutions that will enable them to meet the growing IT needs of their SMB customer base.”

All OKI Data products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI Data's color printing solutions feature Single Pass Color™ as well as proprietary digital LED and HD Color technologies. These technologies allow OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability and outstanding color output quality.

OKI provides live[1], toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America. In addition, OKI Data live chat feature is available to customers within the US and Canada seeking online support on weekdays during normal business hours within the Eastern time zone. For our MPS partners in North America, OKI Data offers a telephone hotline at 855-OKI-MPS1 dedicated to MPS support and technical issues.

About OKI Data Americas
OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Utilizing Genuine OKI® toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data Americas also serves the Graphic Arts & Production market with the OKI proColor™ Series. In addition, OKI offers a full portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer's needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company's innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $4.9 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2012 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR® certified products.

About ChannelPro-SMB
ChannelPro-SMB provides targeted business and technology information for IT channel partners who serve small and midsize businesses. Via ChannelPro-SMB magazine, live events, research and associated online properties, ChannelPro-SMB delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to a reseller’s business success. Perspectives from VARs, vendors, distributors, and analysts are spotlighted daily. No other media company focuses on the small and midsize marketplace like ChannelPro-SMB. More information is available at http://www.channelprosmb.com

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