K-12 Schools Can Maximize Technology Budgets and Enhance Educational Value with Printing Solutions from OKI Data Americas; Company Showcases Customized Industry Solutions at NECC : The Company Also Brings Its Passion for Partnership to NECC Donating Five Dollars to the Fight against Breast Cancer for Every Attendee Photo Taken with the 1955 "Twin Sister" Pink Cadillac

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At the 2008 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in San Antonio, OKI Data Americas, which markets its products under the OKI® Printing Solutions brand, showcased its full line of printers, multifunction printers (MFP) and customized printing solutions that help K-12 administrators’ maximize technology budgets and achieve a lower cost of ownership. The company’s booth highlighted several key trends in the education industry by displaying their new A4 color printers that bring affordable color printing to the classroom and better stimulate students’ learning; Color Access Policy Manager that helps administrators’ manage printing costs; and Managed Services for Education program, which saves schools up to 38%1 on overall printing costs.

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With shrinking technology budgets and a focus on return on investment, schools require printing solutions that will prove cost-effective, and also create a more engaging and valuable educational experience.

Also at NECC, OKI Data Americas gave show attendees the opportunity to participate in the company's Color Me OKI philanthropic program, bringing the "Twin Sister" 1955 Pink Cadillac to its booth in an effort to increase breast cancer awareness and further the company's partnership in passion on the breast cancer drive to survive.

Highlights of the press release:

OKI Printing Solutions (Booth #5198) showcases the full line of color and mono printers and MFPs, as well as the Managed Services for Education program, which enables K-12 schools to save up to 38%1 on overall printing costs. Administrators can help improve students' academic performance by integrating affordable color into the classroom with comprehensive print controls to help manage printing costs and help schools achieve a more affordable cost of ownership. OKI Printing Solutions brings its passion for partnerships to the company's NECC booth, offering photos with the "Twin Sister," an exact replica of the 1955 Pink Cadillac Fleetwood that Elvis gave to his mother. For every photo taken during NECC, OKI Printing Solutions will donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help on the road to a breast cancer cure. "We are showcasing products and solutions at NECC that are specifically designed to help K-12 administrators become more productive and effective in managing their own budgets and also in helping to enhance the quality of education schools provide to students," said Terry Cruikshank, Senior Manager of Industry Marketing at OKI Data Americas. "With shrinking technology budgets and a focus on return on investment, schools require printing solutions that will prove cost-effective, and also create a more engaging and valuable educational experience."

OKI Data Americas' NECC booth (#5198) featured the company's full line of color and monochrome printers and MFPs and industry-focused K-12 solutions designed to maximize technology budgets and enhance the educational experience for teachers and students, including:

Digital Color Printers and Effective Color Printing Controls. The new C6150 Series, the game-changing C8800 Series, as well as the company's exclusive School Communications CD that features customizable banner templates used for K-12 instruction learning, school events and activities were showcased. The company's affordable, advanced technology enables teachers to create more engaging instructional materials while helping stimulate students' learning and increase their academic performance. With the soon to be launched Color Access Policy Manager, print controls are available on all classroom printers allowing administrators to manage the expanded color capabilities and maintain control over printing costs. Managed Services for Education. OKI Printing Solutions takes a consultative approach to helping schools better understand and manage their printing activity offering the potential to save up to 38% on overall printing costs. Schools can experience a 16-month average return on investment from a technology refresh implementation1, which could include replacing expensive inkjet printers with the B4600 and B6500 monochrome printers from OKI Printing Solutions for high-volume printing needs, offering reliability and a competitive cost of ownership. Multifunction Printers. The color and mono MFP lineup, including the B4545 and C3530, were displayed. The MFPs can help schools consolidate their technology resources with all-in-one document management solutions, saving time, space and money, and truly helping schools to increase efficiencies and maximize shrinking technology budgets. At the OKI Printing Solutions' booth, an Elvis tribute artist took center stage entertaining the crowd as they participated in the fight against breast cancer. Attendees had their photo taken with the "Twin Sister," an exact replica of the 1955 Pink Cadillac Fleetwood that Elvis gave his mother. For every photo taken during NECC, OKI Printing Solutions donated five dollars to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc®. The appearance of the "Twin Sister" is part of OKI Printing Solutions' Color Me OKI philanthropic program, an extension of the brand's passion for partnerships, a symbol of the company's dedication to customer intimacy and commitment to the community on the breast cancer drive to survive.

All products build on parent company OKI Data Corporation's history of leadership and innovation in color printing. It is based on the 8th generation of printing technologies advanced by OKI Data Corporation, such as digital LED technology and Single Pass Color™. This technology allows OKI Data to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability.

All OKI Printing Solutions products are backed by comprehensive support from authorized OKI Printing Solutions Dealers. In addition, the company provides live, toll-free2 technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America.

About OKI Data Americas

OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J., and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized document management solutions under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products and serial impact dot matrix printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer's needs, making them feel like a customer again by delivering individualized print solutions that optimize their business performance. The company's innovative technology is backed by its parent company OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd., a world leader in information processing systems, telecommunications and electronics and a $6.1 billion multinational corporation with headquarters in Tokyo. Keeping its customers needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2000 certified and most products have earned the ENERGY STAR® certification.

OKI, Reg. OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd. ENERGY STAR Reg. T.M. U.S. EPA, Single Pass Color T.M. and design Reg. T.M. OKI Data Corp.

1 According to twenty-one K-12 Managed Services for Education assessments performed by OKI Data Americas

2 Available in the U.S. and Canada only

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