|Oki C9600 Anoto Printing Qualification |
Nic Rossmüller : June 6th 2006 - 00:07 CET
Oki C9600 Anoto Printing Qualification : Oki Printing Solutions and Swedish technology company, Anoto, today jointly announced that Oki Printing Solutions' award-winning C9600 A3 color-page printer has successfully achieved Anoto printing qualification. The C9600 will play a crucial role in Anoto's world renowned technology for transmitting handwritten text into a digital format using a digital pen and paper. Earlier this year, the C5450 / C5400 from Oki Printing Solutions was print qualified as the only office printer endorsed by Anoto for its software developer program. Now, with approval given to the Oki C9600, business users can take advantage of a robust printing platform ideal for Print-on-Demand applications.|
Anoto Printing Qualification|
Anoto ensures that all of its partners participate in a rigorous Print Qualification Program to confirm accurate toner and print quality. Its stringent testing has confirmed that the C9600 is the only printer in its class able to accurately print the Anoto dot pattern at a specified resolution and specification, without distorting the pattern by overlaying graphical parts printed in color. This is thanks to Oki Printing Solutions' market-leading digital LED technology that provides end-users with crisp text and graphics, high resolution and fast printing speeds.
Anoto digital pen memory
The Anoto Functionality, based on digital pen and paper technology, is currently being used by more than 100 partners worldwide to help meet the challenge of speeding up business processes in industries such as government, healthcare and logistics. 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 that is invisible to the eye but gives the paper a slightly off-white color. The information is then stored in the pen's memory, and when docking the pen the information is transferred to a back-end system for filing or printing. The information can also be sent directly from the pen to a back-end system via Bluetooth.
Oki C9600 Printer - Bluetooth pen
Dutch logistics company, bVa, demonstrates a straightforward and effective use of the Anoto Functionality by providing customers with the technology to sign waybills and shipping instructions with a Bluetooth-enabled digital pen. Truck drivers take the printed forms with them on their delivery route and the recipient signs with the digital pen. The signed waybill (including any notes) is then immediately sent to headquarters through the driver's mobile phone. Anoto Functionality greatly reduces the manual flow of paper and improves operational efficiencies allowing businesses to respond quickly to problems and significantly enhance customer service. The accelerated information exchange also allows for invoicing, improving overall cash flow.
Anoto Solutions - Mobile workforce
Mikihiko Maeno, President and CEO for Oki Data Corporation says: "It is our belief that the Anoto Solution lies at the heart of the mobile workforce and is intrinsic to its success, particularly as more people (regardless of their occupation) demand new and sophisticated ways of working outside of the office. To ensure that the mobile workforce can take advantage of a modern, integrated solution, we have committed to working with Anoto to achieve qualification of more of our printers, with the Oki C9600 the latest in our range to receive qualification.
Oki C9600 - Flexibility
"We are confident that more of our digital LED range will be certified by the end of this year," he said. Orjan Johansson, CEO of Anoto says: "Oki Printing Solutions' unique LED technology provides Anoto's end customers with absolute accuracy and best in class print quality. We are very happy to give yet another Oki Printing Solutions printer the Anoto print qualification, this will give our customers even more flexibility to print fom digital pens enabled with Anoto Functionality."
Oki C9600 - features:
- Best in class print speeds: 36 pages per minute (ppm) A4 color and 40ppm A4 mono. Full-speed duplex printing as standard (optional on C9600n)
- High quality color: ProQ2400 Multi-level Technology provides best in class print quality. Auto Color Balance gives consistent print output throughout the life of the product
- Greater media handling for creativity: from A6, business cards and CD labels, to oversize A3 and banners measuring 215 x 1200mm and heavyweight media up to 72lb bond or 270gsm for MPT. Best in class paper handling: prints up to 2880 sheets maximum
Anoto Group AB is a Swedish high-tech company that offers unique solutions for the transmission of handwritten text from paper to digital media, as well as scanning of printed text. All of its products and services are based on digital camera technology and image processing in real time. The Anoto Group currently has two brands: Anoto, an integrated solution that uses paper, pen and server technology to link writing paper with the digital world and C-Pen a scanning pen that stores, translates and transmits printed text. With more than 100 employees, Anoto Group has its head office in Lund, Sweden, as well as branches in Stockholm, Oakland and Tokyo. Among its major shareholders are Norden Technology, Logitech International S/A, Robur and DNB. The Anoto Group's share is quoted on the Attract 40 list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange under the ANOT ticker symbol.