There’s one thing for sure about old Océ plotters, they were built to last, and many have stuck around for a long time. Although many people consider this an attribute, there is also a dark side.
The time has come where the entire Océ TDS (Technical Document Systems) product line and some of the first-generation PlotWaves have become legacy machines.
This has absolutely nothing to do with the mechanical integrity of the machine, but rather the PC that runs the whole system.
In fact, our service department has been busy dealing with their share of Oce service issues regarding legacy controller PCs. Here’s why.