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First OKI Multifunctional Product to Print Digital Forms Edited With Anoto Pen

14 Jan, 2010

First OKI Multifunctional Product to Print Digital Forms Edited With Anoto Pen


Tokyo, Japan (Dec./January 2010)  - OKI Data Corporation, which markets its products under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, and Swedish technology company, Anoto, today jointly announced that the innovative MC860 MFP has become its first multifunction printer - and its ninth product in total - to achieve the prestigious Anoto printing qualification. With OKI's qualified solutions, Anoto users can print digital forms as they are needed rather than purchasing pre-printed forms. This provides added flexibility, while reducing paper waste and unnecessary expenditure. Anoto's digital pen captures anything written in ink on standard paper printed with the Anoto dot pattern.

Being the first manufacturer to have achieved Anoto printing qualification in January 2006, OKI continues to hold the most Anoto qualified printers to be used for the worldwide market.

Anoto's stringent testing process has confirmed that the MC860 MFP is able to achieve precise printing of the unique Anoto dot pattern - critical to the digital pen's functionality. This is owed to OKI Data's unique High Definition Color LED technology, which offers a key advantage for digital pen applications by providing an extremely accurate distribution of dot patterns.

The MC860, a compact low-cost A4 and A3 color MFP, has been designed to meet the needs, floor space and budgets of workgroups of 1 - 10+ users and small-to-midsize businesses. It is available in both desktop and floor-standing versions and provides color and mono multi-function A4 and A3 output - at the price and the size of some conventional A4 only MFPs.

As the inventor of Digital Pen and Paper technology, Anoto makes its technology available to a worldwide network of partners who design tailored, industry-specific digital pen and paper solutions. Users of a digital pen with Anoto functionality are able to capture anything they write in ink on standard paper printed with the Anoto dot pattern, which is almost invisible to the eye but gives the paper a slightly off-white color. The entire document with the handwriting can be saved electronically or to a digital file. The information can also be sent directly from the pen to another Bluetooth enabled device for communication to a back-end system.

Harushige Sugimoto, president and CEO of OKI Data Corporation, says: "Our partnership with Anoto continues to get stronger. Since our first Anoto print qualification in January 2006, we have continued to offer printing solutions that meet Anoto's strict digital technology requirements and we remain the only manufacture to have acquired Anoto qualification for the worldwide market. The addition of the MC860 MFP to the list of qualified solutions further strengthens our ability to offer Anoto's end customers absolute accuracy and best-in-class print quality."

Anders Norling CEO of Anoto says: "Historically, our relationship with OKI has been very strong and we anticipate that it will strengthen further in the future as the market need for on-demand printing solutions continues to grow and OKI continues to qualify products with us."

About Oki Data Corporation
OKI Data Corporation, specializes in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing business printing solutions which empower organizations to communicate more effectively. The company has representation in 120 countries worldwide offering innovative and leading edge products and services. Its annual turnover for FY08 is 161.6 billion yen and sales are divided between 54% EMEA, 22% Americas, 18% Asia and Oceania and 6% Others. OKI Data Corporation is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., established in 1881and Japan's leading telecommunications manufacturer. For more information, please visit http://www.okiprintingsolutions.com

About Anoto
Anoto Group is the company behind and world leading in the unique technology for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto operates through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly forms solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto Group has around 110 employees, offices in Lund (head office), Boston and Tokyo. For more information: www.anoto.com




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