News | August 5, 2013

OKI Data Americas Earns Honors For Outstanding Achievement In Energy Efficiency From Buyers Laboratory LLC

The MB491+LP Monochrome Multifunction Printer with Legal Platen Achieves High Marks from Leading Analyst Group

OKI Data Americas announces recently that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) – the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry – has recognized the MB491+LP for outstanding achievement in energy efficiency. Each year, BLI recognizes the most energy-efficient printers tested in the past eight months. The MB491+LP from OKI – a monochrome multifunction printer (MFP) with legal platen – received high marks for its lower than average projected annual energy consumption rate, above average tested toner yield, auto duplex mode, toner save mode and ability to fax/scan without requiring full machine warm-up.

According to BLI, the 47-ppm MB491+LP MFP maintained that energy-efficient reputation by attaining a lower than average projected annual energy consumption rate when compared against competitive A4 monochrome MFPs designed for small workgroups. BLI also noted that the MB491+LP also offers many of the same environmentally friendly features as the MB491 – another of OKI’s award-winning MFPs – which earned the same award last season. These features include automatic duplexing, toner-save mode and blank-page removal, and above average tested toner yields that also exceeded their rated yields.

During BLI’s real-world environmental job stream test, the MB491+LP MFP ran 4,000 impressions per media type (paper made with 30%, 50% and 100% recycled content) without experiencing any misfeeds or problems relating to curling paper or dust buildup. Additionally, tested noise emissions were competitive for the group, and the unit’s recycled paper mode and N-up mode for print and copy output were notable benefits.

“OKI Data Americas is honored that the MB491+LP has earned BLI’s outstanding achievement award for energy efficiency,” said Carl Taylor, Vice President of Marketing for North America at OKI Data Americas. “This award-winning, A4, mono multifunction printer with legal platen is yet another example of OKI’s commitment to delivering high-performance, reliable and efficient printing solutions to the marketplace.”

OKI products are built on a history rich in leadership and innovation, originating with its parent company, OKI Data Corporation. Most of OKI’s color printing solutions feature Single Pass ColorHYPERLINK "http://okidata.com/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, greater media handling versatility 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 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, 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.

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

SOURCE: OKI Data Americas

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