Oce Partners with DocuFORM to Introduce Oce VPconvert(TM) Software

New software simplifies conversion of VIPP(R) data streams to industry-standard formats

CHICAGO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery, announces a strategic partnership with DocuFORM GmbH, a global provider of data conversion solutions. As a result of the alliance, Oce can offer customers the benefits of Oce VPconvert, software designed to help them convert Variable Data Intelligent PostScript Printware (VIPP) data formats into industry-standard Postscript(R) language and PDF formats. With new Oce VPconvert software, customers are no longer limited to a single workflow vendor-they are free to choose workflow options independent of the origin of the data stream.

With new Oce VPconvert software, Oce extends its reputation as a leader in providing a wide range of conversion and open standard solutions that enable print providers to process virtually any data stream in all types of workflow environments -- from the office to the data center to the in-house print room and commercial print shop.

The VIPP format is a- page description language and data merge application based on PostScript language and used to migrate line printer applications to PostScript output, enabling the separation of variable and static parts of printed pages to produce personalized documents. However, for years, print shops have wrestled with the challenges of manually coding VIPP commands and programming VIPP jobs for production printing and publishing applications.

Oce VPconvert software transforms native, line- and database mode VIPP print files seamlessly into PostScript and PDF formats, while maintaining all job ticket data. With this plug-and-play solution, users can directly print VIPP data streams without having to reprogram or rewrite the original VIPP application. As a result, customers who work with VIPP files no longer need to undertake expensive application redesign efforts to convert the files into another format.

"This product complements our proven range of connectivity and conversion tools for non-Oce data streams and environments," said Oce Director of Professional Services, Erik van Deurzen.

"For DocuFORM, this partnership represents a tremendous opportunity to develop new market segments by providing print professionals with a superior solution for printing VIPP applications in terms of technology and performance. I am convinced that this product and our cooperation will be well received in the market," said President and CEO of DocuFORM GmbH, Martin Denk.

Oce VPconvert software will be available in two versions. It will be offered as a standalone Microsoft(R) Windows(R) product for Oce midrange and high-volume cut-sheet printing systems. For very high-volume continuous-feed and high-performance cut-sheet printing systems, a Linux(R)version will be offered as an add-on module that integrates seamlessly with Oce PRISMAproduction(TM) workflow.

Oce VPconvert software for Windows is scheduled for general availability in October 2007. Oce VPconvert software as an integrated component of Oce PRISMAproduction software is scheduled for general availability in February 2008.

About Oce

Oce N.V. is a leading provider of digital document management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions. Oce employs around 24,000 people, with 2006 annual revenues of approximately $4 billion, operates in approximately one hundred countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Romania. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues were approximately $1.7 billion for fiscal 2006, and employment is currently 11,000. For more information about Oce, visit http://www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://www.oce.com.

About DocuFORM GmbH:

The German company DocuFORM GmbH, located in Karlsruhe, Germany and active in all major international markets, looks back at a history of 20 years of experience in successfully designing and producing Print Servers and Data Converters for most versatile solutions in the area of LAN-, host- and channel connectivity. One of the outstanding capabilities of DocuFORM technology is the data stream conversion into industry standard printout formats, which enables the development of controller integrations for multiple manufacturers like Siemens, EFI and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and has installations at major customers worldwide including Daimler Chrysler and Volkswagen do Brasil. Apart from solutions for all proven print data streams from an A/S 400 or host environment, in 2007 DocuFORM has further extended and complemented their broad print language portfolio with their newly launched VIPP emulation. For more information, please see http://www.docuform.de

"Oce PRISMA", "Oce VPConvert," and "Oce PRISMAproduction" are trademarks, and "Oce" and the Oce logo are registered trademarks of Oce-Technologies B.V. All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.

Web site: http://www.oceusa.com/

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