OKI's Wiredot Printer Receives Information Processing Technology Heritage Certification in Japan

  OKI's Wiredot Printer Receives Information Processing Technology Heritage
  Certification in Japan

            - The OKI Group has now received five certifications -

Business Wire

TOKYO -- March 13, 2013

OKI Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specializing in the printer
business, announced today that they have received the "Information Processing
Technology Heritage" certification from the Information Processing Society of
Japan (IPSJ) for its Wiredot Printer. It has been recognized as being of
historical value in understanding the technology of the era when it was

Developed as OKI's first serial impact dot matrix printer (SIDM) in 1968, the
Wiredot Printer is the root of digital printer technology. The technology to
express characters as an assembly of dots was a groundbreaking technology at a
time when there was no such method to store the pattern of characters by
electrical means. The product was widely used by schools, laboratories, and
financial institutions for a long time. Various efforts were exerted to make
this system smaller, lighter and easier to operate, which is a valuable
example of OKI's commitment to monozukuri.

"We are honored that OKI's Wiredot Printer has been recognized for its
historical value for understanding the information processing technology of
that era, demonstrating our commitment to monozukuri and technological
expertise," says Hiroshi Endo, Corporate Officer and Divisional General
Manager of Products Business Division at OKI Data. "Moving forward, we will
continue to provide and maintain products that contribute to the development
of an information society."

The Information Processing Technology Heritage program is hosted by IPSJ to
certify historical products and achievements that have formed the foundation
of Japan's information processing technology, contributing significantly to
Japan's economy and society. Through the certification program, IPSJ aims to
make the heritage of ground breaking technology widely known, for use as
research and education material..

The OKI Group has received the Information Processing Technology Heritage for
its OKITYPER-2000 and OKITEC-300C System in fiscal year 2008, 2400B-type Line
Printer in fiscal year 2009 and Autoteller Terminal AT-20P in fiscal year
2011, marking the Wiredot Printer the fifth product to receive the

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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OKI Electric Industry
Sonomi Kitamura, +81-3-3501-3835
Public Relations Division
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