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OKI Data Americas' School Docu Tool Receives Winter "Pick" Award From Buyers Laboratory LLC for Outstanding Vertical Market Solution: Education

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OKI Data Americas has been recognized by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), receiving the analyst group's Winter "Pick" award for its School Docu Tool solution in the category of Outstanding Vertical Market Solution: Education. The solution was praised for its ease of use, unique feature set and affordability, making it one of nine document imaging software solutions selected as a "Pick" from among dozens reviewed. School Docu Tool is a software application available as an embedded solution within certain OKI multifunction printers (MFPs).

The School Docu Tool solution enables educators to prepare bubble sheet tests with 15, 30, 60 or 100 questions, and an optional essay field. A master sheet is printed for teachers to populate with the correct answers, which is then used for grading tests through the School Docu Tool embedded application. Completed tests are loaded into the automatic document feeder of one of the versatile OKI MB700 Series monochrome MFPs which then scans and grades each test quickly and accurately. The solution also provides reports to assist teachers with analyzing test results by student, by classroom and by test question. The large touch-screen panel of the OKI MB700 Series MFPs helps make the process easy and efficient. Additionally, test results can be exported for use in the school's student information system.

"OKI Data Americas is honored that School Docu Tool has received a Winter 2013 'Pick' award from Buyers Lab as an Outstanding Vertical Market Solution for Education," said Carl Taylor, Director of Marketing for OKI Data Americas. "OKI is dedicated to developing valuable tools to optimize the performance of our customers' printing environments. This award underscores our commitment to delivering cost-effective document output and management solutions to the education market, and to serving our customers' unique and evolving needs through printing innovation."

According to BLI, "OKI School Docu Tool delivers a 'just right' combination of features, ease of use and affordability, helping school systems replace dedicated OMR test systems and forms while retaining the bubble sheet multiple-choice test format many teachers like. Most importantly, students can benefit from the solution. Teachers will spend less time creating and grading tests, which makes them more available after class."

BLI, the world's leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in the company's unique evaluations. The coveted "Pick" awards are given twice a year for products and solutions that rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support.

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[i], 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.

[i] Available in the US and Canada only.

Contact:

Amy Whilldin

Domus, Inc.

(215) 772-2162

awhilldin@domusinc.com

Susan Kirvan

OKI Data Americas

(856) 222-7258

sue.kirvan@okidata.com

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 $5.2 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2011 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.

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