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Engineering and Construction Users to Benefit from Latest Print Management Solutions

Oce, an international leader in digital document management, will display its large format print and print management solutions designed to help architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) users leverage the value of color and streamline their daily print operations during Autodesk University 2009, December 1-3 in Las Vegas, NV.

These solutions include the Oce PlotWave® 300, the next wave in monochrome, single footprint systems; Oce Repro Desk® Studio, the newest print software for CAD environments that eliminates complexity and reduces time spent on print jobs; and a range of innovative color print systems that make it easy to integrate the clarity and effectiveness of color into daily CAD workflow.

"Even with incremental improvements in the economy, the AEC industry is still under pressure to improve productivity and cost effectiveness," said Sal Sheikh, Vice President, Marketing, Oce Wide Format Printing division of Oce North America. "The Oce solutions on display at Autodesk University support AEC firms as they rethink traditional ways of moving from concept to construction. These solutions deliver economical wide format monochrome and color CAD printing and seamless print management to better enable users to finish projects on time, under budget and with reduced risk."

New Simple, Green, Durable, All-in-One Printer Saves Money and Space

The compact Oce PlotWave 300 all-in-one large format monochrome print/copy/scan system is ideal for lower volume monochrome print users. The system incorporates Oce Radiant Fusing technology, the most efficient way to fuse toner onto paper, with benefits such as no warm-up time, half the energy use of comparable systems, and virtually no ozone emissions - all while maintaining superior image quality for even the most complex documents. The Oce PlotWave 300 printer's eco-friendly design aids AEC users as they strive to meet their design and construction sustainability goals.

The Oce PlotWave 300 system does not need extra tables, paper racks or ventilation so it can easily fit into tiny spaces. Designed with simplicity in mind, the system includes features such as a built-in USB flash drive for printing and scanning at the system, an output delivery tray on the top of the machine, air separation to prevent prints from curling, and a scroll and click panel and smart buttons that make it easy to use for both experienced and new walk-up users. The system is constructed of solid, hard-wearing materials designed to make it last longer than comparable systems - perfect for AEC users looking to keep equipment costs in check.

With its energy efficiency, quiet operation, instant print-ready functionality, simple operation, space-saving design and ability to withstand the workload of multiple users, the Oce PlotWave 300 system is ideally configured to address the needs of decentralized print users.

New Innovative Software Solution Provides Productivity "On Demand"

Oce Repro Desk Studio software allows end users to easily build, preview, and submit print jobs to a wide variety of printers - whether from Oce or other brands, wide or small format, color or black & white, local or remote - all with the same user interface. It also allows jobs to be submitted to local printers or even to an external print provider. Specific workflow rules can be created for the automatic distribution of jobs to the most suitable printers, for example by document format, use of color or size of the print job. Jobs can be created from multiple documents using the free Oce Client Tools(TM) print submission software. Individual documents can then be previewed before printing with true WYSIWYP functionality - What You See Is What You Print - that shows exactly how they will print on the selected printer, allowing accurate checking of document contents and print settings.

With its integrated job tracking and accounting capabilities, Oce Repro Desk Studio software is a significant advance in wide format print software functionality. The accounting features of Oce Repro Desk Studio software allow all print, scan and copy jobs on wide format devices to be tracked automatically. As well as optimizing internal cost control, these functions ensure that printing costs can be charged to projects or customers instead of disappearing into overhead. Oce Repro Desk Studio is part of the Oce Repro Desk software family of end-to-end print management solutions.

Large Format Color Solutions Build the Case for Color CAD Print Adoption

The use of color in CAD documents leads to faster, more accurate decision-making and reduces the risk of misinterpretation, lowering the potential for mistakes in both the early approval phases and throughout the entire project lifecycle. It can improve communications between AEC team members, reduce mistakes and rework, speed project completion and reduce construction delays. The Oce large format printing systems on display at Autodesk University are designed to make it easy and economical for entry-level to high volume users to integrate color CAD printing into their downstream operations.


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