OKI Launches DICOM-embedded LED Printer Range in Europe - a First for Medical Imaging and Printing
Simple-to-use LED-based A4 and A3 printers also suited to general office use
TOKYO - OKI Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specializing in printer business, launched its new range of DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) embedded printers aimed at the specialist medical imaging market in Europe. OKI is the first company to introduce LED-based print solutions, which are significantly faster, more flexible and cost-effective than existing DICOM solutions based on film or solid ink technologies.
DICOM is the primary international standard for the handling, storing, printing and transmission of medical imaging and other related information. A DICOM Print Server is fully embedded in the new OKI A3 and A4 printers, so there is no need for conversion software or external hardware.
Medical institutes no longer have to settle for expensive printing on specialist media and devices. Medical images such as x-rays, nuclear medicine, MRI and CT scans and ultrasounds can be printed on a range of media, in High Definition color for non-diagnostic purposes such as medical discussions or for clients or patients to take away. The DICOM printers are based on OKI’s existing range of award-winning printers and double up as day-to-day office printers, cutting down on the number of devices and consumables used saving time, money and space.
“As our solution is DICOM embedded, this avoids the need to install separate costly drivers and print servers, with the associated problems of communication between multiple devices,” confirms Lee Webster, general manager product marketing, OKI Europe.
“This is a cost-effective approach, with no need to manage or configure the printer. It is also highly robust, as it is not likely to slow down or block existing medical equipment. At the same time the new OKI printers are extremely flexible, as they are not just designed for specialist medical application but can also be used in a general office environment.”
The new DICOM range comprises four products: the C610 DM and C711 DM are A4 printers and C831 DM and C910 DM offer A3 options. Each product has a DICOM Print Server embedded and provides color or mono output.
About OKI Europe Limited
OKI Europe Limited is a division of OKI Data Corporation, a global business-to-business organization dedicated to creating professional in-house printed communications products, applications and services which are designed to increase the efficiency of today’s and tomorrow’s businesses. OKI Europe’s award winning, product portfolio comprises six distinct segments: color and mono printers, multifunctional devices, which combine printing, copying, scanning and faxing functionalities, as well as Serial Dot Matrix printers, faxes and specialty printers for point-of-sales and manufacturing. Established in 1990, today OKI Europe employs approximately 1,100 people in 21 production sites and sales offices and is represented in 60 countries throughout the EMEA region.
About OKI Data Corporation
OKI Data Corporation specializes in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of business printing solutions that empower organizations to communicate more effectively. A subsidiary of Tokyo-based OKI Electric Industry (established in 1881 as Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer), OKI Data fields representatives in 120 countries to offer innovative, leading-edge products and services worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.okiprintingsolutions.com/.
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