OKI Printing Solutions to Support Microsoft's New XML Page Specification; Announcement Signals Continued Commitment to Improving Printing and Document Workflow for End-Users.TOKYO -- OKI Printing Solutions today announced its commitment to support the forthcoming Microsoft XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. Page Specification (XPS (1) See XML Paper Specification.
(2) A brand name for certain models of Inspiron laptops from Dell. ) printing and document workflow technology Workflow technology is a new field of software products designed to improve the design of information systems. It involves use of workflow engine to execute models of processes. The models can be edited by persons not experienced in programming (e.g. . XPS is a part of the Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. Vista(TM) operating system, which is targeted for release in late 2006.
In addition to supporting XPS, OKI Printing Solutions will also support the newly announced Windows Workflow Foundation The workflow subsystem in Windows Vista. Part of the .NET Framework 3.0 programming interface (API), Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) enables tasks to be automated. Workflows are described using .NET programming languages or the Extensible Application Markup Language (see XAML). (WWF See Windows Workflow Foundation. ) providing end-users with rapid workflow customization of business processes and a powerful new platform to meet their unique business document requirements. The commitment to support XPS and WWF further exemplifies OKI Printing Solutions' focus on providing the best products, services and solutions to meet the needs of the end-user.
"XPS provides a rich, flexible and open platform upon which OKI Printing Solutions and our partners will build innovative and compelling solutions to further accelerate our growth in the color printing industry," said Mikihiko Maeno, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. for Oki Data Corporation.
"Furthermore, the ability to quickly design workflow solutions using standard Windows tools will make business process software more widely available, standardized and affordable. This will enable many innovative customer applications that will create opportunities for our Multifunction Products (MFPs)."
OKI Printing Solutions is committed to investing in the XPS and WWF platforms to deliver the reliable and high performing printing solutions that its customers have come to expect.
OKI Printing Solutions will make the new Vista and XPS printing drivers available at the same time that Vista launches to the market.
"We intend to continue our investments in XPS and WWF to ensure that our printers and MFPs are ideally suited to be part of the document solutions that will be built by the Microsoft XPS developer community," added Mikihiko Maeno.
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Notes to editors:
--OKI Printing Solutions is the trading name of Oki Data Corporation
--Annual turnover for Oki Data Corporation is $1.4bn (FY04)
--OKI Printing Solutions' sales are divided between 51% Europe, 26% US, 16% Asia and 7% Others
--OKI Printing Solutions is represented in 120 countries worldwide
--Oki Electric, established in 1881, is a Japanese electronics manufacturer with an annual turnover of approx. $6.4bn (FY04)
--Oki Electric employs approx. 21,091 people throughout the world with 6,099 employees outside Japan
--More details on Oki Electric can be found at www.oki.com