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News Release

OKI Europe's MC361 and MC561 Colour MFP's Receive BERTL's "4-Star, Highly Recommended" Award

Single Pass Colour Digital LED Multifunction Printers Delivering Business-Critical Features
Released: 21st March 2011
Publisher: Whiteoaks Consultancy

Egham - March 21, 2011 – OKI Europe Ltd which markets its products under the OKI Printing Solutions brand announced the receipt of BERTL’s “4-Star, Highly Recommended” award for the MC361 and MC561 Single Pass Colour digital LED multifunction printers.  The award follows extensive testing and technical evaluation of these products by BERTL, an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analysis on imaging devices and software workflow solutions. 

BERTL has identified the MC361 and MC561 models as a good return on investment (ROI) for buyers.  Some of the key highlights in the BERTL reports include:

  • HD Colour printing technology for outstanding print and copy quality
  • Standard 50-sheet reversing automatic document feeder (RADF)
  • Multi-tasking functionality standard, enabling two tasks to be performed at once
  • Full-featured fax with dual access functionality and 4MB fax memory
  • Multiple scan to locations: PC, network, FTP, e-mail or USB memory stick
  • Banner printing capability on sheets up to 1200mm in length
  • Separate CMYK toner cartridges for lower cost of operation
  • Compact design to fit in the smallest environments
  • ENERGY STAR® compliant

“We are pleased with BERTL recognising our Single Pass Colour digital multifunction printers.  This is a testament of the strength of our colour printing technology portfolio” said Elia Giovanni Product Marketing Manager, OKI Europe “The compact and robust colour MFP’s incorporate OKI Printing Solutions Single Pass Colour LED technology making them eco-friendly, easy-to-use and cost effective. The design of these products enhances user convenience by delivering fast speeds, flexible media handling and exceptional colour output quality.”

Recent advancements in OKI Europe’s LED colour printing technology incorporate vast improvements over previous generation products.  These include an overall size reduction and the inclusion of eco-friendly features.  This combination helps make colour printing more affordable for users and better for the environment.  Along with the MC361 and MC561 multifunction printers, the C300 Series and C500 Series of colour single function printers also incorporate the new generation of LED technology.  All models are complete with Power-Save, Deep Sleep Mode and Automatic ECO Mode, OKI Europe’s colour product portfolio reduces the overall power consumption to save energy without sacrificing performance.  These models also deliver fast speeds and come standard with duplex printing and a 50-sheet RADF to reduces paper usage and decreases costs. Additionally, all models are ENERGY STAR® compliant.

About OKI Europe
OKI Europe Ltd is a division of OKI Data Corporation, a global business-to-business brand dedicated to creating professional in-house printed communications products, applications and services which are designed to increase the efficiency of today’s and tomorrow’s businesses. OKI Europe's annual group turnover across the EMEA region is 630 M Euro (FY08), accounting for over 50% of OKI Printing Solutions' worldwide turnover.

The company is well-established as one of Europe’s leading print brands, in terms of value and units shipped. OKI Europe’s product portfolio comprises six distinct segments: Colour and mono printers, multifunctional devices, which combine printing, copying, scanning and faxing functionalities, as well as Serial Dot Matrix printers, faxes and specialty printers for point-of-sales and manufacturing. Established in 1990, today OKI Europe employs approximately 1,500 people in 21 production sites and sales offices and is represented in 60 countries throughout the EMEA region. 

OKI Printing Solutions is the brand name of OKI Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., established in 1881 and Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer.

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