OKI’s Wiredot Printer receives Information Processing Technology Heritage certification from IPSJ
OKI Data announced today that they have received the Information Processing Technology Heritage certification from the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) for its Wiredot Printer. The printer has been recognized as being of historical value in understanding the technology of the era when it was manufactured. 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. OKI 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 certification.