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Océ Solutions Showcased at Autodesk University 2009

Océ displayed its wide-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 Océ PlotWave 300, Océ Repro Desk Studio, and a range of 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, Océ Wide Format Printing division of Océ North America. "The Océ 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."

The Océ PlotWave 300 all-in-one large-format monochrome print/copy/scan system is ideal for lower volume monochrome print users. The system incorporates Océ Radiant Fusing technology and includes 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 Océ PlotWave 300 printer's eco-friendly design aids AEC users as they strive to meet their design and construction sustainability goals.

The Océ 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 Océ PlotWave 300 system is ideally configured to address the needs of decentralized print users.

Océ Repro Desk Studio software allows end users to build, preview, and submit print jobs to a wide variety of printers—whether from Océ 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 Océ Client Tools 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, Océ Repro Desk Studio software is a significant advance in wide-format print software functionality. The accounting features of Océ 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. Océ Repro Desk Studio is part of the Océ Repro Desk software family of end-to-end print management solutions.

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 Océ 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.

The Océ ColorWave 600 printer uses Océ CrystalPoint technology to produce high-quality prints on lower cost plain and recycled paper through the use of solid Océ TonerPearls toner. This technology combines the best of both toner and inkjet in one environmentally-sensitive machine. Blending the best of both technologies allows AEC professionals to re-invent the way they approach color production. The system's environmentally conscious design—no ozone, fine powder, or ink pollution—also helps AEC professionals meet their sustainability goals.

The Océ TCS500 large-format multifunction system harnesses the power of concurrent processing, printing, copying and scanning to make it the one of the most productive CAD and GIS large-format color inkjet system on the market. Océ's Dynamic Switching technology automatically optimizes print speed and print quality when printing lines, text and images in the same document?making it a great choice for printing detailed CAD drawings and complex GIS and technical files.

The Océ CS2236 is an entry-level, thermal inkjet color plotter designed for users in very low volume environments who demand high quality 2400 x 1200 dpi printing of their technical color applications?line drawings, renderings, GIS aerials?and business/consumer graphics. Océ predefined settings provide the user with one-touch printing and right-the-first-time results.