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OKIDATA: PRINT, FAX, SCAN AND COPY -- ALL FROM A SINGLE DESKTOP PERIPHERAL CALLED DOC-IT

 OKIDATA: PRINT, FAX, SCAN AND COPY --
 ALL FROM A SINGLE DESKTOP PERIPHERAL CALLED DOC-IT
 MT. LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Okidata today announced the industry's first product that integrates business-quality printing, faxing, copying and scanning capabilities into one compact, Desktop unit. Called DOC-IT(TM), it is the first product in a new category of highly integrated peripherals that are making it possible for users to create, manage and communicate documents of all formats with ease. DOC-IT represents Okidata's first entry into the emerging desktop Document Processing (DDP) market -- a market analysts believe shows strong growth potential.
 Designed around open computing standards, DOC-IT runs under Microsoft(R) Windows(TM) and MS-DOS(TM), thereby providing users with complete compatibility to existing Windows applications and thousands of DOS software programs. The new Okidata product comes in two models, the DOC-IT 3000 for presentation-quality printing and copying, and the DOC-IT 4000 for higher quality output.
 "DDP products such as DOC-IT promise to merge the paper and electronic-based worlds. As that takes place, information will finally begin flowing as easily into computers as it does out of them. Information and its dissemination will finally take on importance -- as it should," said John Ring, director of Desktop Document Processing at Okidata. "Individuals who create multisource documents from a variety of sources -- whether in text, graphics, image or facsimile form -- can now access and manipulate information regardless of the computer format. They can create new documents from that multisourced information and then distribute it -- all without leaving their desk."
 For example, DOC-IT lets a user scan a graphic, "cut and paste" it into an existing word processing document, and then fax the document to multiple sites. At the same time, a colleague can make several copies with DOC-IT.
 DOC-IT -- The First Desktop Document Processor
 Designed for use with MS-DOS and Windows-based personal computers, the DOC-IT system consists of three elements: a desktop document processor (DOC-IT DDP); a controller processor board (DOC-IT Controller) -- for insertion into a PC/AT-compatible personal computer; and DDP management software (DOC-IT Manager).
 The desktop document processor, called DOC-IT DDP, is based on Okidata's own LED (Light Emitting Diode) print engine for printing and "walk up" copying. An image scanner is also incorporated into the device for the scanning, copying and faxing of documents. All functions use the 25-page automatic document feeder. In addition, the image scanner can be removed and used as a hand-scanner for newspapers, books and other oversized documents. The DOC-IT DDP is small in size and looks much like a typical desktop laser printer. It weighs 36 pounds and measures 8.5-inches high by 17.5-inches wide by 22.5-inches long.
 The second element of the system is the DOC-IT controller, a full- sized 16-bit industry standard architecture (ISA) board that features a 32-bit Intel i960 reduced instruction set computing (RISC) microprocessor. The controller includes proprietary ASIC chips (developed by OKI Semiconductor Group), image memory, a fax module and a video bus to achieve high performance and high data transfer rates. In addition, the controller directs received faxes to the PC's hard disk drive for storage. The DOC-IT controller is optimized for image processing to ensure all PC resources are completely available for the user's application programs.
 The last element of the system is DOC-IT Manager, a graphical-user- interface (GUI) and software application that controls DOC-IT's four integrated document processing functions. With a GUI interface, users can take advantage of the pull-down menus, dialog boxes and icons to easily manipulate the functions and manage the files created by the desktop document processor.
 Desktop Document Processing Market Growth Opportunities
 Since 1970, the amount of paperwork in the office has increased by 600 percent, according to Priority Management Systems. Computers have added to this burden of information exponentially. People have become so overwhelmed with information and its dissemination that they've become unproductive. As a result, computer products that help companies better manage their information resources are in demand. According to BIS Strategic Decisions, Norwell, Mass., the U.S. multiple-function product market is expected to be valued at $3 billion by 1995. (This figure does not include plain paper fax/copiers.)
 "The office of the future is changing so fast, that by the end of the 1990s, your office may seem more like an information control room than a place to rest your feet or write memos," said Samuel Bleecker, workplace expert from Boca Raton, Fla. "The new class of integrated information appliances, like DOC-IT, will trigger a major paradigm shift in the workplace. These increasingly intelligent information appliances will help convert lowly office peripherals into pivotal document processing and management devices."
 Okidata DOC-IT Partners
 Okidata has partnered with three key independent software vendors to demonstrate the versatility and power of Desktop Document Processing solutions. Each company represents one complete solution of the many potential applications of Document Desktop Processing.
 -- Delrina, Toronto, Ontario -- Delrina publishes and markets PC software products which improve individual and office performance. The company is the recognized technical and market leader in PC forms and fax software sold worldwide. Delrina's family of products include PerForm PRO(TM) and PerForm PRO Plus(TM) which are forms automation software that run under Microsoft Windows.
 -- Keyfile, Nashua, N.H. -- Keyfile develops and markets full- function, PC-based integrated document management software. Keyfile Version 2.0 is a thorough enhancement of the original Keyfile integrated document management software package. Keyfile 2.0 incorporates more than 50 new features and, with DOC-IT, allows users to file, retrieve, share, edit and distribute all office documents -- both paper and electronic -- using industry standard PCs, networks and office technologies.
 --Micrografx, Richardson, Texas -- Micrografx develops graphics and systems software for Windows and OS/2. Its products include Micrografx Designers, Windows Draw, Picture Publisher, Charisma, Windows OrgChart and ABC Flowcharter. Picture Publisher 3.1 not only takes full advantage of the scanner component of DOC-IT, but also has the capacity to produce high-quality results through the use of the 400 dpi resolution of the printer system.
 Pricing and Availability
 DOC-IT will be sold through JWP Information Services and selected ComputerLand locations in major metropolitan markets. DOC-IT 3000 includes Hewlett-Packard LaserJet(R) II series compatibility and has a suggested retail price of $3,999. DOC-IT 4000 includes HP(R) LaserJet(R) III series compatibility, Microsoft TrueImage(TM), a Postscript-compatible page description language, and has a suggested retail price of $4,999. Both products include a one-year warranty and a five-year warranty for the LED print head. Both products will be available in October 1992
 Okidata, a division of Oki America Inc., is full-line supplier of PC peripheral equipment including serial impact dot matrix printers, LED page printers, facsimile equipment and Desktop Document Processing products. Its parent company, Oki Electric, a $5 billion multinational corporation with headquarters in Tokyo, is a world leader in information processing systems, telecommunications and electronics. For literature about DOC-IT and Desktop Document Processing, call 800-OKI-DATA. Okidata is located at 532 Fellowship Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ, 08054.
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 /CONTACT: Gene Grunza of Okidata, 609-235-2600, ext. 7235; or Karen Lippe, 415-354-4441, or Rachael Munoz, 415-354-4453, both of Regis McKenna for Okidata; or Lisa Hendrickson of Manning Selvage & Lee, 212-213-7135, for Okidata/ CO: Okidata ST: California IN: CPR SU: PDT


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