OKI Data Americas Introduces the ES8473 Smart, A3 Color Multifunction Device to the BTA Channel for Small to Mid-Sized Workgroups

Mount Laurel, NJ (April 1, 2015) – Today, OKI Data Americas announces introduction of the new ES8473 color multifunction device (MFP) to the BTA channel. 

Featuring standard print, copy, scan and fax functionality, and available in three different configurations – one desktop (ES8473 MFP) and two floor-standing models (ES8473c MFP/ES8473x MFP), this compact and robust device produces professional documents quickly and affordably, and is ideal for small to mid-sized workgroups. The ES8473 MFP offers a unique value proposition with its small footprint paired with the capability to produce A3/tabloid size output. It is designed for end-users seeking the flexibility to produce wide format output, and is a cost-effective alternative to larger, more expensive devices.

The ES8473 MFP offers a series of valuable features combined with low operating costs, including:

·         Standard print, copy, scan and fax functionality

·         Media handling up to 11” x 17” sheets and stock up to 256 gsm

·         Speeds up to 35 ppm/cpm in color and mono[1]

·         Time to first page output as fast as 9.5 seconds1

·         A seven inch color, tilting touchscreen display

·         Color scanning with send-to functionality

·         Standard duplex printing capability

·         100 sheet duplex reversing automatic document feeder (RADF) that scans both sides

·         Optional wireless LAN connectivity

·         Standard convenience stapler

·         Standard job separator/second output bin

·         Compatible with mobile printing applications

·         Secure print encryption for confidential documents

·         ENERGY STAR compliance

·         ES8473c MFP standard cabinet included, ES8473x MFP standard 535-sheet paper trays

The ES8473 MFP will use the latest open API iteration of the smart Extendable Platform (sXP) to support OKI’s printing solution offerings such as print management, document capture and document management solutions beginning in summer 2015. This new platform will offer additional functionality for developers to build unique solution applications for the OKI smart MFPs.

“OKI Data understands the evolving needs of today’s workplace and offers a broad portfolio of world-class printing solutions through the BTA channel that are designed to increase productivity while reducing costs,” said Hiroyuki Fukushima, Director of Non-Impact Printer Product Marketing for OKI Data Americas. “The introduction of our new ES8473 color MFP addresses these needs by providing enhanced functionality in a compact and easy-to-use device. It is a tremendous addition to our channel offerings.”

Fukushima continued, “OKI printing solutions deliver a winning combination of leading-edge technology, quality, performance, reliability and value for the end-user, which gives our dealer partners a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

OKI Data products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI Data's color printing solutions feature 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 and outstanding color output quality.

OKI provides live, 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 Data 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.

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 and multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. OKI Data Americas serves the graphic arts and production and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor Series digital production printers. In addition, its Multimedia Production Platform category of production-quality A3 color devices meets a wide-range of graphic arts and commercial printing needs. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data offers a broad 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 $4.7 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2013 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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