LUMINEX Software, Inc., a leading developer and provider of mainframe connectivity technologies and virtual tape products, and Océ Printing Systems, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced today that Océ has integrated and fully certified LUMINEX’s FICON mainframe channel connectivity solution in Océ’s high performance data center class of mainframe digital printers. Océ mainframe printers are now fully FICON enabled.

“Based upon extensive industry research and our experience, we selected the LUMINEX FICON connectivity solution to deliver FICON connectivity for our mainframe digital printers. The LUMINEX FICON connectivity solution has proven to be a great choice, allowing us to complete our integration on schedule with superior performance and quality,” said Crit Driessen, Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Océ Production Printing. “Based on our direct experience, LUMINEX clearly delivers the industry’s leading FICON connectivity solution,” Crit Driessen went on to say.

As a developer of mainframe connectivity technology for over two decades, LUMINEX is uniquely positioned to offer proven and certified modern FICON and ESCON technology to our OEM partners.  Available today for Windows, Solaris, OpenSolaris and Linux operating system environments, the LUMINEX FICON and ESCON channel connectivity solutions provide high level software interfaces that vastly simplify the task of driver integration.  The intuitive API allows OEMs such as Océ to leverage existing mainframe control unit applications and expertise.  The LUMINEX FICON solution leverages the widely sold and industry leading EMULEX Fibre Channel HBA hardware.
“Our OEMs are able to complete their integration in very short order,” said Brian Hawley, LUMINEX’s CTO.  “With the LUMINEX FICON solution, we save our industry partners many months, if not years, of development and certification effort by enabling them to leverage our OEM and End User FICON experience to accelerate their time to market with an intuitive, fast, comprehensive and fully certified FICON connectivity solution.”

The capabilities and advantages of the LUMINEX FICON solution are numerous:

  • Based on the commercially available EMULEX LPe family of Fibre Channel HBA products
  • PCI-Express, Low-Profile HBA, with up to 8 GB FICON connectivity
  • HBA hardware is available in local markets throughout the world
  • Windows, Solaris and Linux based
  • Intuitive software interface architecture is high performance and well certified
  • In use now in LUMINEX storage products at Mainframe data centers around the globe
  • In use now in OEM FICON applications at Mainframe data centers around the globe
  • Exceptional product development support
  • LUMINEX’s industry leading low profile, PCI-express ESCON HBAs are also available and supported through a common developer interface


LUMINEX is a leading developer and provider of disk-based mainframe connectivity and virtual tape products and technologies.  LUMINEX Channel Gateways allow mainframe enterprise users around the world to take full advantage of the benefits of MODERN Mainframe Virtual Tape with deduplication solutions from Data Domain to eliminate physical tape for backup and recovery, improve RTO and RPO, lower capital and operating costs and improve data security.  With the LUMINEX Channel Gateways, enterprises can now have a single backup and recovery program for their mainframe and open systems data.  To find out more about LUMINEX and its Modern Mainframe Connectivity and Virtual Tape solutions, visit

LUMINEX is headquartered at 871 Marlborough Ave., Riverside, CA  92507, USA and can be contacted at 1-888.LUMINEX or by e-mail at [email protected].

About Océ
Océ is one of the world’s leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The broad Océ offering includes high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics, as well as office printing and copying systems. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in approximately 100 countries and employs some 23,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in 2008 amounted to € 2.9 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information on Océ, visit