OKI Data Americas' MB451w Monochrome MFP With Wireless Connectivity Receives Prestigious "Pick" Award From Buyers Laboratory LLC

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OKI Data Americas has been recognized by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), earning the industry analyst group's winter 2013 "Pick" award for the MB451w in the category of Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Small/Home Offices. The MB451w was considered an excellent choice for small and home offices, and received the "Pick" accolade for its stellar performance, strong scanning features and flexibility, particularly pertaining to the device's wireless printing capabilities.

The MB451w monochrome MFP is equipped with copy, print, scan and fax functionality, and boasts wireless connectivity – delivering superior value within a compact device. The MB451w is ideal for demanding small workplaces and home offices, offering economical and versatile capabilities while optimizing productivity and performance. With print speeds of 30 pages per minute, RADF for fast copy, print and scan of double-sided documents, and a user-friendly graphical LCD display along with one touch buttons, the MB451w offers ease-of-handling and efficiency.

"OKI is honored that the MB451w has received the BLI Winter 'Pick' Award for Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFPs for Small/Home Offices," said Hiroyuki Fukushima, Director of Non-Impact Printer Product Marketing at OKI Data Americas. "The MB451w delivers tremendous value within a compact device. Its wireless functionality and best-in-class feature set are ideal for small workgroups and home office environments. The MB451w demonstrates OKI's commitment to providing affordable and innovative printing solutions to the SMB market."

BLI is the world's leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software. Twice each year, the organization 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 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.

According to BLI, "In satellite and home offices, users need flexibility and the OKI MB451w provides that. Wireless is a key benefit since laptops or other portable devices tend to be more prevalent in these offices. Even better, this unit delivers fast speeds and very good output for a low price."

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.


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Susan Kirvan

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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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