News | October 1, 2013

OKI Data Americas Announces The Addition Of Impression Solutions Inc. As A Value-Added Distribution Partner

Collaboration Represents Greater Channel Access to OKI’s Broad and Award-Winning Portfolio of Printers and Multifunction Devices

OKI Data Americas and Impression Solutions Inc. (ISI) announce a strategic business partnership through which ISI is now authorized as a value-added distribution partner of OKI printers and multifunction devices (MFPs). With this alliance, ISI offers the complete OKI line-up of CX multifunction devices and Managed Print Services (MPS)-ready products within the channel together with accessories, parts and supplies. In addition, ISI provides a full range of services including an experienced field-based sales and nationwide service network, pre/post sales technical support, configuration center, training facility and dealer marketing support to deliver unparalleled service and support to the channel.

By concentrating resources on a select group of manufacturers, ISI provides services and support that are unique within the channel. One area of focus for ISI will be the competitively-priced CX3535/CX4545 MFPs. In addition to the devices’ standard configurations, available options allow dealers to customize offerings to meet each customer’s unique needs. Standard configurations include two paper trays able to hold 550 sheets each, reversing automatic document feeder (RADF) and a bypass tray of 100 sheets. A 550-sheet paper feed pedestal and 2,500-sheet large capacity feeder are also part of the standard configurations for the CX3535 and CX4545 models, respectively.

The CX3535/CX4545 MFPs have toner yields among the highest in their class, and feature OKI’s smart Extendable Platform that allows customers and solution partners to create customized solutions to meet their specific business needs. By utilizing the open platform integration capabilities with a host of cloud-based business applications such as Google Docs, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Exchange, dealers can increase efficiencies with document management workflows and output management solutions.

Also immediately available through ISI are new MPS-ready color and mono MFPs from OKI which combine high-quality color and four-in-one functionality with speed, reliability and ease of use. These offer superior value and have a footprint small enough to fit easily into most any environment.

Different devices have print and copy speeds up to 42 pages per minute (ppm) in color and 55 ppm in monochrome with first page out in as few as nine seconds. The devices’ standard duplexing/RADF quickly scan both sides of a document and can save on printing expenses by minimizing paper usage. Customers can turn hard-copy documents into electronic files with multiple options and scan documents in either color or monochrome, send them to a PC, a network folder, a USB stick, or to a list of e-mail addresses.

“OKI is pleased to announce its alliance with Impression Solutions Inc. and is impressed with the considerable experience ISI brings to the independent dealer channel.” said Carl Taylor, Vice President of Marketing for OKI Data Americas. “OKI looks forward to facilitating greater access to its broad and award-winning portfolio through our collaboration with ISI.”

“With OKI’s recently expanded line-up of A4/A3 color and mono MFP products, we believe our dealers will benefit from a very profitable product line, coupled with the expertise and support that is unmatched in our industry,” said Ray Looney, Vice President of Sales for Impression Solutions Inc.

Based in Columbus, MS, ISI offers a complete line of printers as well as printer accessories, supplies and services. The company maintains a full inventory of printer products in its distribution center, ready for immediate shipment. ISI offers custom programs designed to help the reseller meet the needs of the demanding business marketplace. A sales support team is dedicated to providing the tools that allow ISI customers to be competitive, efficient, and profitable.

All 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[1], 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. For our MPS partners in North America, OKI Data offers a telephone hotline at 855-OKI-MPS1 dedicated to MPS support and technical issues.

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, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data Americas also serves the Graphic Arts & Production market with the OKI proColor Series. In addition, OKI offers a full 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 $4.9B multinational corporation according to its FY 2012 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.

About ISI
Impression Solutions Incorporated is a full-line National Distributor of imaging technology and office equipment which specializes in printer and MFP-centric distribution, customized programs and enterprise placements. Based in Columbus, MS, ISI offers a complete line of printers and MFPs as well as accessories, supplies and services. The company maintains a full inventory of products in multiple distribution centers, ready for immediate shipment. ISI offers custom programs designed to help independent dealers meet the needs of the demanding business marketplace. A sales support team is dedicated to providing the tools that allow ISI customers to be competitive, efficient, and profitable.

With a “state of the art” pre-configuration center, ISI can customize special requirements before ship-out. Examples include: scripting a device, IP configuration, preprogramming, memory upgrade, specialized packing slips, and end-user product instructions. ISI also provides comprehensive service plans offering prompt and professional response through a network of factory trained and certified technicians with national coverage. For more information, visit www.impressionsolutions.com.

[1] Available in the U.S. and Canada

SOURCE: OKI Data Americas

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