OKI Printing Solutions to support Microsoft's new XML Page Specification
Announcement signals continued commitment to improving printing and document workflow for end-users
Tokyo, Japan (January 19, 2005) - OKI Printing Solutions today announced its commitment to support the forthcoming Microsoft XML Page Specification (XPS) printing and document workflow technology. XPS is a part of the Microsoft Windows VistaTM operating system, which is targeted for release in late 2006.
In addition to supporting XPS, OKI Printing Solutions will also support the newly announced Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) providing end-users with rapid workflow customization of business processes and a powerful new platform to meet their unique business document requirements. The commitment to support XPS and WWF further exemplifies OKI Printing Solutions' focus on providing the best products, services and solutions to meet the needs of the end-user.
"XPS provides a rich, flexible and open platform upon which OKI Printing Solutions and our partners will build innovative and compelling solutions to further accelerate our growth in the color printing industry," said Mikihiko Maeno, President and CEO for Oki Data Corporation.
"Furthermore, the ability to quickly design workflow solutions using standard Windows tools will make business process software more widely available, standardized and affordable. This will enable many innovative customer applications that will create opportunities for our Multifunction Products (MFPs)."
OKI Printing Solutions is committed to investing in the XPS and WWF platforms to deliver the reliable and high performing printing solutions that its customers have come to expect.
OKI Printing Solutions will make the new Vista and XPS printing drivers available at the same time that Vista launches to the market.
"We intend to continue our investments in XPS and WWF to ensure that our printers and MFPs are ideally suited to be part of the document solutions that will be built by the Microsoft XPS developer community," added Mikihiko Maeno.