A proven performer, the Océ PlotWave large format black-and-white document printing, plotting, scanning and copying solutions optimize your technical document workflow.View all printers in this series
Océ PlotWave large format printing systems are based on internally developed controller, print and scan technologies that deliver consistently impressive, comprehensive large format black and white document printing, plotting, scanning, copying and document management solutions that optimize your business printing processes and workflow.
The Océ POWERsync Controller provides a powerful, fast, web-enabled controller platform across the Océ PlotWave 345/365/450/550 series of large format printers, scanners, and multifunction systems. All the activities that are performed by the system go through the Océ POWERsync Controller and enable you to manage, view, and control the system activities. It is the heart of the Océ PlotWave series and quickly processes even large files and is engineered to handle complex operations efficiently. From enriched document previews to processing complex PDF files. It runs on a Microsoft® Windows®8 embedded platform, offering the latest security features to protect confidential documents.
The Océ POWERsync Controller allows concurrent scanning or copying during printing to allow you to work efficiently, and ensures basic controller tasks like file processing, scanning/copying and communication are handled without delaying print productivity.
Océ Radiant Fusing print technology is ideal for decentralized, on-demand, workgroup environments where users require reliability, energy efficiency, low heat and noise, and instant-on capabilities, along with high image quality.
Scanning - The original is fed into the large format scanner and scanned line by line. Each pixel is converted on a scale of 0 to 255 for red, for green and for blue. This generates a 24-bit RGB. From here Océ Image Logic takes over.
Converting - When a black & white copy is required, the color module converts 24 bit RGB data into a grey scale between 0 - 255. This is to ensure that even the lightest colors’ (e.g. yellow) are made visible with grey scales.
Automatic background compensation - At this stage the background is eliminated. Essentially this is done by raising the pixel values on the basis of the background level detected. In each line of the pixels, all background levels are set to the same level of RGB. As the background level is adjusted continuously over the whole page, this results in a background-free image.
Filtering segmentation - The background-free image is now optimized by advanced filtering to enhance weak information, keep small details open and digitally smoothen and soften shaded areas.
Color management module - In this module the RBG values are converted to CMYK values that serve as input for printing.
This is done in two stages:
Halftoning - This process converts the CMYK images (256 levels per pixel per color) into bitmaps (1 bit per pixel) using the error diffusion technique. In short, the randomly arranged pixels create a visual impression of smooth shades of color, while at the same time ensuring that (weak) lines, solids and text characters are sharply delineated and filled. The optimized image is now ready for printing.