New Oce Print Exec Pro Software for CATIA V5 Simplifies Printing for CATIA Users

Software integrates powerful printing capabilities within the CATIA V5
user interface

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2003-- Oce (Nasdaq: OCENY) announces the release of Oce Print Exec(TM) Pro software for CATIA V5, which provides CATIA V5 users with substantially enhanced control over printing - especially in large, networked environments.

CATIA, developed by Dassault Systemes and distributed primarily by IBM, is the world's leading business process automation solution for product creation and product lifecycle management (PLM). Oce Print Exec Pro software is part of the Oce Engineering Exec(TM) suite of archiving and distributed output management software. The new software provides a total print management solution for CATIA V5 users.

Oce Print Exec Pro software for CATIA V5 is currently available for Windows(R) versions of CATIA V5. Dassault Systemes' CATIA V5 is a PLM solution primarily targeted toward the small to medium enterprise market within the aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, electronics and ship building industries.

Capabilities Overview

Oce Print Exec Pro software integrates many print management capabilities within the CATIA V5 user interface. It offers users:

-- Support for a broad range of Oce and other industry standard printers within one intuitive, common print interface, utilizing the CATIA V5 "look and feel"
-- The ability to shift print processing from CATIA V5 design stations to back-end network servers, thus increasing the available time for actual design work at the MCAD station
-- Advanced output capabilities, such as media selection, stamping, and print job management, to provide immediate status of submitted print jobs
-- Easy-to-use administrative tools, with drag-and-drop printer and job management and automated job splitting and printer load balancing

Enterprise-Wide Support

Oce Print Exec Pro for CATIA V5 supports global printing, allowing printers to be utilized throughout the enterprise by remote design centers, partners, suppliers and vendors. From any CATIA V5 workstation, users can select a printer, choose printer settings, and media type and size. The software's open architecture also offers the possibility to manage print jobs from other CAD, PLM or document management systems.

The new software also helps organizations control costs by providing the ability to keep accurate records of what was printed at what time by each department, user or project. This ability helps organizations accurately measure and allocate printing costs, as well as identify cost overruns.

According to Bruno Latchague, executive vice president of research and development, Dassault Systemes, "The tight integration of the key functionalities of Oce Print Exec Pro software with the CATIA V5 solution will greatly simplify printing support requirements and thus increase our customers' productivity. This new complementary product results from our strong partnership with Oce."

"Oce's new enterprise print management solution for CATIA V5 overcomes common printing obstacles of MCAD systems, allowing users to focus on their core competencies and reduce the time it takes them to get their products to market," added Joyce Virnich, vice president of marketing for the Oce-USA, Inc. Wide Format Printing Systems business unit. "In this time of economic uncertainty, these types of efficiencies are critical to helping organizations reduce their costs and streamline their processes."

On January 9, 2001, Oce and Dassault signed a component application architecture (CAA) development partnership. The purpose of this agreement was the integration of Oce printing applications within the CATIA V5 environment. The result is the integration of customers' critical processes - from design to printing and plotting - into a single environment. Oce is a Software Gold Partner of Dassault.

About Oce

Oce is a leading supplier of digital document management and delivery technology. 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 consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Netherlands-based Oce N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY), with a workforce of more than 23,000 people and 2002 revenues of $3.2 billion, maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Japan. Oce's North American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in Chicago; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; San Jose, CA; Salt Lake City; and Coventry, RI. North American revenues were $1.3 billion for fiscal 2002, and employment is currently 9,600. For more information about Oce, visit

"Oce Print Exec" and "Oce Engineering Exec" are trademarks of Oce-Technologies B.V. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.

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