OKI Data Americas to Introduce New Products and Solutions to the IT Channel at CompTIA ChannelCon 2013

New offerings deliver increased revenue-generating opportunities and enable longer-term customer engagements for the channel

Mount Laurel, NJ (July 18, 2013) OKI Data Americas announces its participation in the upcoming CompTIA ChannelCon conference,  a premier education and training event for the IT Channel, taking place July 29-31, 2013 at The Peabody in Orlando, FL. There in booth 206, OKI will introduce solutions including an evolved Managed Print Services (MPS) program for the channel plus a bundled network IT package, along with three new series of MPS-ready single function and smart multifunction (MFP) printers. These new offerings deliver the systems, tools and infrastructure necessary for OKI’s channel partners to succeed in today’s evolving marketplace.

OKI will discuss the evolution of their Managed Print Services (MPS) program together with select solutions and products including NOC-in-a-Box, Total Managed Print™ (TMP) , and OKI’s recently-introduced MPS-ready printers, including the MPS3537mc and MPS4242mc smart color MFPs, the MPS5502mb smart monochrome MFP, and the MPS5501mb monochrome single function mid-workgroup printer. Each of these printers provides an intelligent replacement for the traditional A3 MFPs/copiers with optimal customer fit and great savings opportunities for mid-workgroup clients. Conference attendees may also enter for a chance to win an iPad ® mini by visiting the OKI booth and submitting their business card for a drawing to take place on July 31 – the final day of this event.

New programs and services include a Network Operating Center (or "NOC") solution that provides the advantages of big network systems to small businesses through a complete and economical bundled IT network infrastructure. The solution transforms IT businesses from product-led to services-led, and is the first of its kind to include hardware, software, service and support in one bundled offering.

In addition, the OKI team will discuss the evolution of its MPS platform, including OKI’s next generation MPS offerings and evolving channel strategy that focuses on enablement versus engagement.

OKI’s proprietary TMP solution helps channel partners realize immediate and long-term savings by generating new and recurring revenue streams while helping their customers save money and optimize their print environments. The implementation of OKI’s comprehensive MPS offering helps organizations drive continuous improvement of business processes, workflow and day-to-day operations through a comprehensive fleet assessment, automated strategic business recommendations, continuous remote monitoring of assets and usage, predictive services and supplies fulfillment, and consolidated purchase and billing options, as well as a full line of exclusive MPS-ready hardware.

Expanding this line of hardware, OKI will discuss its new mid-workgroup MPS3537mc and MPS4242mc color multifunction printers and the MPS5502mb monochrome MFPs – all featuring OKI’s smart Extendable Platform, plus the MPS5501mb mono single function printer at CompTIA ChannelCon.

These full-featured, mid-workgroup, A4 MFPs combine high-speed output, high print quality, enhanced feature sets, enriched user interface, and OKI’s smart Extendable Platform for streamlined document workflow processing. Feature-rich and easy to use, these new color and mono MFPs deliver enhanced security features and facilitate greater workplace productivity at a low total cost of ownership. The fast, reliable, rugged and energy efficient MPS5501mb mono single function printer delivers impressive features and media handling abilities for demanding work environments; they are powerful and cost effective printers, with high speeds, high capacity and high quality output.

“OKI is pleased to take part in CompTIA ChannelCon 2013 and to introduce our evolved MPS platform and ‘NOC’ solution,” said Tim Brien, Director of Managed Print Services for OKI Data Americas. “We look forward to discussing our new additions to our expanding line of MPS-ready printers, including the color and mono MFPs featuring the OKI smart Extendable Platform – an open application programming interface platform for which an expanding suite of solutions is available through OKI Data Americas.”

Brien continued, “Using this platform, customers and solution partners can easily integrate these MFPs into their work environments, adding customized solutions to meet their specific business needs and further-increase efficiencies.”

CompTIA ChannelCon is the premier training and partnering event for the IT channel. At ChannelCon 2013, industry training, peer-to-peer learning and partner networking all come together, resulting in new partnerships and business growth. ChannelCon features high-level executive panel discussions, as well as intensive executive certificate training courses on the trends most important to your business today: cloud computing, disaster recovery, IT security, mobility, retail, social media and more. CompTIA ChannelCon hosts a cross-section of solution providers, vendors, distributors and media -- giving attendees the chance to learn from one another and the industry’s thought-leaders.

All OKI products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI’s color printing solutions feature Single Pass ColorHYPERLINK "http://okidata.com/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, greater media handling versatility 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 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 now 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.

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[1] Available in the U.S. and Canada

Contact:

Amy Whilldin

Domus, Inc.

(215) 772-2162

awhilldin@domusinc.com

Susan Kirvan

OKI Data Americas

(856) 222-7258

sue.kirvan@okidata.com

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. 

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