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December 2008

Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the launch of three new membership levels to its existing Ricoh Developer Program™ (RiDP™): DocumentMall™; Ricoh Major Account-Strategic Accounts (MASA); and Education (EDU). In addition to the Basic, Premier and Premier Plus memberships, RiDP now has six options available for qualifying commercial and in-house developers.
The RiDP program – open to independent software vendors, Ricoh Major-Strategic Accounts, and colleges and universities – grants access to the support, tools and services needed to integrate new or existing solutions with Ricoh hardware and software products. In today’s fast-paced business environment, preparing products for market in a cost-effective manner is of the utmost importance. RiDP added the three new membership levels to help meet this need.
DocumentMall membership, priced at $1,000 annually, gives software developers the tools to add on-demand document management capabilities to their solutions. DocumentMall is Ricoh’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) document management solution and provides companies with the ability to store, retrieve,
manage and share electronic as well as scanned paper documents using the Internet. This membership requires verification of the commercial developers’ skills prior to program acceptance.
 Major Account-Strategic Account (MASA) membership, priced at $2,500 annually, is limited to Ricoh-named Major and Strategic Accounts and is designed to supplement in-house developed solutions with existing Ricoh hardware and software. Members can access Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) along with the technical support, resources and tools that come with the Premier Plus membership. Members can also use Software Development Kits (SDKs) which allow developers to create embedded applications that run on multifunctional products (MFPs) or integrate with GlobalScan document management systems.
 Education (EDU) membership is free to accredited higher education institutions. With the RiDP program, these organizations have access to the tools necessary to integrate their in-house solutions with Ricoh product offerings, including Ricoh’s Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) technology.
“As technology continues to evolve, we strive to provide helpful resources and solutions to our customers,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “The new RiDP membership levels put information and tools at our customers’ fingertips, offering real enhanced value and empowering them to tackle their production and developing needs with the speed and efficiency needed to compete in today’s business environment.”
For more information on the RiDP program, please visit www.ricoh-ridp.com.
About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.
Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.
Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.
Information about RicohDec 29 - RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM OFFERS ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of the Xythos Enterprise Document Manager on-premise document management and collaboration software to the Ricoh sales channel through its recently introduced Ricoh Independent Solutions Vendor Program (RiSVP).

Xythos Enterprise Document Manager empowers distributed organizations to safely access, manage and share content over the web. The solution enables users to easily scan, index, search and securely store any type of document, collaborate around them using the latest Web 2.0 technology and manage them throughout their lifecycle. Enhanced for Ricoh, the Xythos Connector provides the ability to scan directly from most Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs) to Enterprise Document Manager without intermediate products or hardware devices.

“We have built a close relationship with Ricoh and look forward to engaging with the Ricoh channel to further drive enterprise document management solutions in the marketplace,” said Ed Miller, chief executive officer, Xythos. “We offer a flexible and scalable option for Ricoh customers seeking a solution that easily integrates with their existing environment.”

One of three Ricoh Alliance programs, RiSVP, developed in cooperation with Ricoh solution partners and Ricoh’s direct and dealer channels, focuses on two key areas: expansion of channel marketing opportunities for RiSVP members and simplifying solution access for Ricoh sales channels. By providing RiSVP member products directly from Ricoh, the direct and dealer channels have more opportunities for new revenue growth combined and simplified sales operations. In turn, RiSVP members enjoy faster and greater financial return on the investments they have made in developing solutions that when combined with Ricoh’s award-winning product portfolio address customers’ key concerns.

“Our enhanced relationship with Xythos underscores our commitment to empower customers’ holistic approach to enterprise document management,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “The ease of sharing data and documents is a key pillar in any document management initiative. Included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Content Management1, Xythos is a world-class solutions provider and its products will further demonstrate their value through successful implementations with Ricoh customers.”

For more information on RiSVP, please visit www.ricohalliances.com.

1Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management”; Karen M. Shegda, Toby Bell, Kenneth Chin, Mark R. Gilbert, Mick MacComascaigh; September 23, 2008


About Xythos Software
Xythos Software is a subsidiary of Blackboard Inc. and a leading developer of document management and collaboration software. Its online services and products are licensed to millions of users at commercial, education and government organizations around the world for managing and sharing content throughout its lifecycle. Information about Xythos’ complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.xythos.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohDec 23 - RICOH INTRODUCES XYTHOS ENTERPRISE DOCUMENT MANAGER SOLUTION
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the release of DocuClass document management software - one of the first solutions to become available to the Ricoh Channel through its recently introduced Ricoh Independent Solutions Vendor Program (RiSVP).  

DocuClass, a product of Cima Software Corporation, Inc., is a complete process-oriented, document management software solution that enables organizations to streamline their internal operations by dynamically controlling and organizing the capture, management, access, and distribution of documents and information within their business process. Enhanced for Ricoh, the DocuClass MFP Link ties the software directly to most Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs), offering a simplified method of document indexing, archiving, document processing, workflow routing and full version control directly from the MFP control panel.

“We are delighted to partner with Ricoh in delivering world-class document management solutions to the marketplace,” said Nelson Cano, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Cima Software Corporation, Inc. “Going forward we will continue to develop innovative solutions for Ricoh customers.”

One of three Ricoh Alliance programs, RiSVP, developed in cooperation with Ricoh solution partners and Ricoh’s direct and dealer channels, focuses on two key areas: expansion of channel marketing opportunities for RiSVP members and simplifying solution access for Ricoh sales channels. By providing RiSVP member products directly from Ricoh, the direct and dealer channels have more opportunities for new revenue growth combined and simplified sales operations. In turn, RiSVP members enjoy faster and greater financial return on the investments they have made in developing solutions that when combined with Ricoh’s award-winning product portfolio address customers’ key concerns. Cima Software is a Platinum Plus member of RiSVP.

“Together with Cima Software, we will continue to provide customers with real enhanced value by delivering a broad set of capabilities designed to improve business processes and reduce operational costs,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Both organizations are committed to developing solutions driven by customer need and not industry hype.” 

For more information on RiSVP, please visit ricohalliances web site. 

About Cima Software Corporation
Cima Software Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is an information management organization, specializing in creating and delivering innovative and process oriented document management solutions. Information about Cima’s complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.docuclass.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohDec 22 - RICOH INTRODUCES DOCUCLASS DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that Gartner named Ricoh in the leaders category of its Magic Quadrant for multifunction products (MFPs) and printers worldwide.1 Gartner evaluates MFP and printer providers based on "quality and effectiveness of the processes, systems, methods and procedures that encourage product competition in the marketplace."
According to Gartner, “Leaders are the most capable in providing MFPs, printers and the associated printing solutions and services that support the proper functioning of these devices in the broadest category of customer sites. Leaders have broad channel capability to deliver the products to customers where they want to procure them. Leaders consistently hold strong market share positions in both printers and MFPs worldwide and are capable of delivering nearly identical service levels in more of the regions where Gartner customers are located. Leaders tend to have the deepest global capability and the inventiveness and resources, skills and vision to deliver superior levels of support to existing and future customers globally. Leaders have a proven track record of channeling R&D initiatives into products and solutions that customers need.”
1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers” by Don Dixon, et al. December 9, 2008.
“We are committed to providing efficient products and solutions to our clients, while at the same time placing great importance on creating valuable customer experiences,” said Katsumi "Kirk" Yoshida, Chairman and CEO, Ricoh Americas Corporation Deputy President, Ricoh Company Ltd. “We are honored to be in the leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for MFPs and printers. In our opinion, being acknowledged by a top analyst firm supports our dedication to our customers and further validates our success.”
Gartner evaluates companies on several criteria including product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness and track record, marketing execution, customer experience and operations. It also evaluates an organization based on market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering strategy, business model, vertical and industry strategy, innovation and geographic strategy.
For more information on Ricoh’s products and services, please visit http://www.ricoh-usa.com.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts GartnerDec 22 - RICOH POSITIONED IN THE LEADERS QUADRANT IN MAGIC QUADRANT FOR MULTIFUNCTION PRODUCTS AND PRINTERS
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the launch of the Aficio MP C2050/MP C2550 color multifunction products (MFPs). Designed for small and medium sized businesses, the MP C2050/MP C2550 Series provides the features typically reserved for more expensive MFPs at an affordable price. Furthermore, the MP C2550 has gone through extensive testing at Buyers Laboratory and it was recently awarded the company’s “Highly Recommended” rating and Certificate of Reliability.
In today’s fast paced business environment, color documents are vital in obtaining a competitive advantage. The Aficio MP C2050/MP C2550 delivers 20 pages-per-minute (ppm) and 25 ppm for full-color and black & white output respectively, and offers resolution of up to 1200 dpi, giving organizations the boost they need in the marketplace. In addition, color documents look more professional with vibrant images due to Ricoh’s new PXP™ toner. Businesses can enhance productivity and reduce costs simultaneously with the Aficio MP C2050/MP C2550 Series as it saves paper by printing two-sided documents at nearly 100% of the simplex speed.
Smaller organizations and workgroups can reduce the costs associated with maintaining four separate devices by consolidating to these MFPs, which offer several document
management functions and high-quality color output in one device. The Aficio MP C2050/MP C2550 Series also allows organizations to develop finished documents in-house, streamlining production expenses. An optional Internal Finisher with Hole-Punch capabilities enables users to tailor the Aficio MP C2050/MP C2550 to their specific needs without utilizing extra floor space.
“In today’s economic climate, businesses do not want to sacrifice quality for price, and with the Aficio MP C2050/MP C2550, they don’t have to,” said Michael Hunter, director, Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “The MP C2050/MP C2550 Series offers companies a secure way to produce high-quality color documents at a low total cost of ownership, all of which our customers have come to expect from Ricoh products.”
Organizations of all sizes must meet security standards and compliance regulations. Providing numerous levels of authentication that allow administrators to confirm user identity and control access to color printing, scanning and other functions, the Aficio MP C2050/MP C2550 helps businesses meet or exceed these requirements. Among the beneficial security features are Locked Print, which prevents confidential documents from unauthorized viewing, and the DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) option that automatically overwrites the hard drive. Another option, HDD encryption, enables businesses to protect valuable data in the event that the hard drive is stolen.
The MP C2050/MP C2550 Series expedites important document communications with customers, colleagues and other business partners efficiently with several Scan-to functions, including Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-FTP and Scan-to-Folder. A new feature, the Scan-to-Media function, allows users to store scanned documents directly to a USB memory device or SD memory card, for instant portability.
The Aficio MP C2050/MP C2550 Series is equipped with an 8.5” full-color W-VGA display for easy navigation. In addition, the Series supports a number of third party
solutions, including GlobalScan NX and the Card Authentication Package, which enables users to efficiently and effortlessly complete tasks.
The suggested retail price for the Aficio MP C2050 and MP C2550 is $5,800 and $7,500 respectively. The Aficio MP C2030 will join this series in mid-January, offering a basic feature set that includes TWAIN Scanning, Faxing and Printing in Windows environments. To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.
About Buyers Laboratory
From 1961 to 2008, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industryDec 3 - RICOH LAUNCHES THE AFICIO MP C2050/MP C2550 COLOR MULTIFUNCTION PRODUCTS

November 2008

Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced new additions to the Ricoh GlobalScanTM suite of document capture and routing solutions. Designed for businesses of any size, GlobalScan NX Office Edition and GlobalScan NX Serverless allow small-and-medium sized organizations to effectively manage document workflows to fulfill their respective business processes.
A complement to the GlobalScan Workflow Suite 3.1, the GlobalScan NX Office Edition offers small-and-medium sized businesses (SMBs) enterprise level document management capabilities. Converting paper documents to electronic files and routing them to various destinations is now an easy task for the SMB market. Whether the document is an invoice, purchase order, bill or other important record, users can capture it through scanning, distribute it to an email inbox or fax number, or file it directly to network folders or archives right from Ricoh’s Aficio multifunction products (MFPs). These features allow SMB single and branch offices to streamline communications and document sharing. In turn, businesses reduce distribution costs and manual processes and employees can use the time saved to focus on core competencies.
GlobalScan NX Office Edition and GlobalScan NX Serverless also offer user-friendly, icon-based interfaces that businesses can customize with simple point-and-click configuration
tools. For instance, users can easily drag and drop icons to create pre-defined fields for capturing metadata or they can access preset formatting and embedded indexing data, which affords faster search and retrieval capabilities. When paired, GlobalScan NX Serverless, which runs on networked MFPs without reliance on a server, expands GlobalScan NX Office Edition’s ability to exist in a range of IT environments and reduces total cost of ownership.
“The GlobalScan NX solutions make document capture and distribution easy-to-use while still offering the functionality and sophistication that small and medium-sized offices and workgroups need in order to operate efficiently,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “In doing so, the software aligns with Ricoh’s goal to give customers Real Enhanced Value by addressing their unique business needs to improve operations, provide measurable results and ultimately save money.”
Both the server and serverless GlobalScan NX Office Edition systems offer several network authentication protocol capabilities such as LDAP, NT, and Kerberos Authentication supported by GlobalScan NX Office Edition only, creating document security for business environments. Furthermore, Ricoh’s optional Card Authentication Package solution for single sign-on offers the ability to control access to restricted features.
An extended feature of the GlobalScan NX Office Edition and GlobalScan NX Serverless systems are GlobalScan NX Templates. Accessible online, SMBs can customize these application templates to address the needs and requirements of specific industry or business tasks, including Human Resources, Accounts Payable/Receivable, etc., and expedite business processes.
The GlobalScan NX Templates and further information on Ricoh products and solutions are available at www.ricoh-usa.com.
About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment
and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.
Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.
Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.
Information about RicohNov 25 - RICOH LAUNCHES GLOBALSCANTM NX SOLUTIONS
Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced the promotion of Mark Minshull to vice president and chief technologist. In this newly created role, Minshull will oversee Ricoh’s solution technology vision across all business units. Minshull will also continue to serve as vice president of Ricoh Americas Corporation’s Technology Center, which supports major-account sales activities and software product development in the Americas.
“Mark has been instrumental in helping Ricoh achieve its technology goals over the past decade,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “As Ricoh continues its transformation from an office equipment hardware vendor to a true solutions provider, Mark’s expertise and enthusiasm will help drive the next generation of innovation for our customers.”
Minshull joined Ricoh America Corporation in 2004, after working with a subsidiary company, Ricoh Silicon Valley (RSV). At RSV he led the successful launch of RicohNov 24 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION NAMES MARK MINSHULL CHIEF TECHNOLOGIST
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and solutions, has partnered with docSTAR to develop a digital imaging and electronic document management solution (EDMS) to preserve government records and historical documents as well as improve citizen’s access to public records for the City of Camden, N.J. Designed to support the State of New Jersey Shared Services initiative to lower cost and improve the efficiency of providing government services, the imaging and EDMS will initially serve nine municipalities in the South New Jersey area.
“Governor Jon Corzine is a strong proponent of shared services. This solution will not only create operating efficiencies, emergency preparedness and cost-savings for our municipalities, but most importantly, it will provide increased responsiveness to citizens accessing essential public records through the Web. We’re hopeful that this program becomes a national model for meeting the challenge of managing local government records,” commented William Lutz, records manager for the City of Camden, N.J.
The Ricoh docSTAR solution will help municipalities reduce document storage cost and paper usage as well as automate paper processing and facilitate sharing of information between municipalities. In addition, the solution provides disaster protection for important historical records and the continuity of government services in the event of a system outage. The City of Camden solution will be featured at the 93rd Annual League of Municipalities Conference –
Ricoh Booth #2409 – docSTAR Booth #2113 – in Atlantic City, N.J. from Tuesday, November 18 through Friday, November 21, 2008.
The Ricoh-docSTAR-imaging and EDMS is a turnkey process that has been certified by the New Jersey Department of Archives and Records Management (DARM). Ricoh multifunctional products (MFPs) and docSTAR CP, with a simple “plug and play” addition to the MFP, are utilized by each municipality for scanning paper documents and exchanging information with the City of Camdens’s docSTAR SPX Enterprise document management solution. Ricoh’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, DocumentMall, integrates with the docSTAR SPX Enterprise solution providing “cloud” backup storage, disaster recovery and enables continuation of government (COG). The solution also links documents to the cityNov 17 - RICOH AND DOCSTAR TEAM TO SUPPORT NEW JERSEY PUBLIC RECORDS SHARING EFFORTS

October 2008

Ricoh Company, Ltd. (TSE: 7752, “RICOH” President & CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced that it has completed its previously announced $1.6 billion acquisition of IKON Office Solutions, Inc. through RICOH’s wholly owned U.S. distribution subsidiary, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  As a result of the merger, IKON is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Americas Corporation.

The transaction was approved by IKON shareholders at a special meeting held today. Pursuant to the merger agreement, former shareholders of IKON will receive $17.25 in cash for each share of IKON common stock. IKON stock will cease to trade on the New York Stock Exchange as of market open November 3, 2008. 

Through this acquisition, RICOH will strengthen its business infrastructure in the U.S., Canada and Europe by combining with IKON’s strong sales and service network. RICOH also will gain access to IKON’s extensive customer base, which includes major and national account customers, as well as government and public sector customers. This acquisition represents another significant step in RICOH’s integrated global growth strategy.

Background
Ricoh Company, Ltd. is a global leader in imaging solutions that has brought to the market innovations such as digitalization, network solutions and colorization. In the rapidly growing printing and document solution areas, RICOH continues to strengthen its channels for assessing customers’ potential needs and making appropriate proposals based on a customer-driven approach. In the extremely competitive U.S. market, Ricoh is committed to further strengthening its sales and support channels, and delivering real enhanced value to all its customers. 

IKON, a Ricoh company, sells and services a wide range of Ricoh office equipment, such as multifunction products (MFPs), fax machines and printers, in the U.S., Canada and the Western European markets. With more than 400 sales and service locations worldwide, IKON has a long track record with Fortune 500 companies among its many customers. In addition, IKON provides professional services and document outsourcing services to a wide variety of customers across numerous markets and industries.  RICOH has been a key supplier to IKON for many years, and the relationship between the two companies has a long and successful history. 

Additional Shareholder Information
The paying agent, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., will distribute a Letter of Transmittal to IKON shareholders who hold certificates with instructions on how they may receive the merger consideration. Questions regarding how to surrender stock certificate(s), or to request additional copies of the Letter of Transmittal, should be directed to the Paying Agent by phone at (800) 546-5141 (toll free) or 781-575-3120, or by mail at Computershare Trust Company N.A., Attn Corporate Actions, P.O. Box 43014, Providence, RI 02940-3014.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., a leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  Ricoh has been manufacturing products and supplies in the United States for more than 35 years at facilities in California and Georgia. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohOct 31 - RICOH COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF IKON OFFICE SOLUTIONS
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced significant enhancements to its industry leading Alliance Program through the introduction of the new Ricoh Independent Solutions Vendor Program (RiSVP).

The RiSVP Program, developed in cooperation with both Ricoh solution partners and Ricoh’s direct and dealer channels, focuses on two key areas:  expansion of channel marketing opportunities for RiSVP members and simplifying solution access for Ricoh sales channels.  All current Ricoh Technology Alliance members are automatically enrolled in this new program.

RiSVP channel marketing expansion is accomplished with the addition of new components designed to help program members grow their business more rapidly with Ricoh.  These include new levels of branded marketing and product positioning, the ability to accrue Market Development Funds (MDF), and broad RiSVP member product distribution to Ricoh direct and dealer channels.  These new benefits will provide faster and greater financial return on the investments RiSVP members have made in developing solutions that, combined with Ricoh’s award-winning product portfolio, address customer key concerns. 

By also focusing on simplifying solution access for Ricoh channels, both direct and dealer sales benefit from consistent RiSVP member messaging aligned with corporate initiatives.  Additionally, the implementation of an improved sales engagement model, designed specifically by the channel, makes it much easier for Ricoh direct and dealer field personnel to engage RiSVP members in joint selling opportunities.  With RiSVP member products now available right from Ricoh, the direct and dealer channels are provided more opportunities for new revenue growth combined and simplified sales operations.

“RiSVP member products are critical to delivering a total solution that addresses our customers unique needs,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “The new RiSVP Program gives our members benefits which they can take advantage of to strengthen their business.  As our members grow, the Real Enhanced Value we can deliver to our customers also grows.” 

Members of RiDP, Ricoh’s Developer Program, are automatically moved into the RiSVP program after their products are integrated on Ricoh’s open MFP platform using Ricoh’s Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) and successfully pass compatibility testing.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation 

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. 
Information about RicohOct 29 - RICOH INTRODUCES ENHANCED INDEPENDENT SOLUTIONS VENDOR PROGRAM
Ricoh Americas Corporation, recognized globally for its environmental commitment, today announced the internal deployment of their software as a service (SaaS) document storage and management solution, DocumentMall with salesforce.com, the market leader in SaaS and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).   Studies have shown that SaaS solutions such as DocumentMall for salesforce.com provide significant reductions in energy consumption by utilizing computing resources much more efficiently than traditional on-premise solutions.   

DocumentMall for salesforce.com implementation at Ricoh’s nationwide direct sales offices will realize these savings as well as reductions in paper and toner consumption in addition to fuel use associated with shipping documents overnight.  This solution provides business process improvements resulting from immediate access to information through online document management.

Ricoh will showcase the DocumentMall for saleforce.com solution at salesforce.com’s user and developer conference, Dreamforce, on November 2 – 5, 2008 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.  

The DocumentMall for salesforce.com integration puts Ricoh’s leading digital imaging technology and SaaS document management solution, DocumentMall, inside salesforce.com to deliver a more cost effective and secure way of storing confidential documents.   Ricoh sales representatives can scan important paper documents such as signed contracts, agreements, proposals, and others directly into DocumentMall.com and access them through Salesforce.  They can also upload electronic files associated with their opportunities as well as scanned paper documents, enabling them to respond faster and improve decision-making.

“Salesforce is the go-to source for many sales professionals and increasing efficiency through DocumentMall 9.1 will be a critical asset for their businesses,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Ricoh and Salesforce share the same environmental commitment and see DocumentMall for salesforce.com playing a vital roll in helping other companies reduce their carbon footprint.”
  
A Ricoh survey of Salesforce users found that most companies still store and maintain important sales documents in hardcopy format creating a disconnect in the sales and business processes.  The survey revealed that integrating secure document storage and scanning capabilities would deliver sales process improvements, increased security, and organizational-wide cost savings. 

With DocumentMall for salesforce.com, users enjoy point and click access to additional functionality from the opportunities tab such as the ability to create barcode coversheets that are placed on documents for scanning.  Using compatible Ricoh MFPs with built-in authentication to the salesforce.com account, users can scan documents over the Internet via a secure connection directly to the Salesforce opportunity in one simple step.  The barcode coversheet contains information that routes the documents to the appropriate opportunity.   DocumentMall for salesforce.com users are also able to import electronic documents directly into the opportunity.  

DocumentMall for salesforce.com was developed in Visualforce, Salesforce’s latest programming language designed specifically for AppExchange application development.  Taking full advantage of the logic and workflow intelligence of Apex, Visualforce offers the flexibility to meet the requirements of applications designed for many different types of uses on a variety of devices. The integration extends the benefits of Salesforce and DocumentMall by combining on-demand customer relationship management with on-demand document management.  Information about DocumentMall for salesforce.com will be available on AppExchange.  

For more information on DocumentMall for salesforce.com, visit www.documentmall.com/salesforce.  Information about RicohOct 22 - RICOH’S DOCUMENTMALL SOLUTION PROVIDES DOCUMENT SECURITY AND ORGANIZATION FOR SALESFORCE.COM USERS
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the latest release of its PCL6 Driver for Universal Print designed to expand the versatility of an organization’s printing network.  The Printer Command Language (PCL) driver enables users to print from a wide range of systems without downloading separate drivers for each output device, reducing a company’s total cost of ownership.  It is compatible with a wide range of PCL printers and multifunction products (MFPs) from Ricoh, as well as other major manufacturers.  

Ricoh’s PCL6 Driver provides a single, flexible driver that eliminates the need for product-specific drivers in order to operate print devices in one network.   Time-consuming tasks such as analyzing driver compatibility, installing drivers at individual workstations and retraining users on how to access specific print features are no longer necessary, streamlining the printing process throughout an organization.  In addition, the PCL6 Driver shortens the certification process for new print devices and enables administrators to integrate new machines onto the network without installing any new drivers.

“The versatility Ricoh’s PCL6 Driver provides to a business’s printing capabilities truly simplifies operations, both for IT administrators and regular employees,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Managing multiple print drivers is a constant battle for an organization, particularly for companies with multiple printing devices and employees working remotely.  We are excited to introduce the PCL6 Driver, as it increases workflow efficiency by enabling seamless printing from anywhere in the network.”

The PCL6 Driver for Universal Print is available as a free download from Ricoh’s website.  For more information on all Ricoh products and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.      

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohOct 21 - RICOH ANNOUNCES LATEST RELEASE OF ITS UNIVERSAL PRINT DRIVER
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Ricoh Aficio MP C2800/ C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series.  These versatile color multifunction products (MFPs) offer enhanced productivity and improved image quality for businesses of any size, all with a low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Designed with the end-user’s workflow in mind, the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 are able to meet the demands of any business and workgroup. To enhance productivity, the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series boasts output speeds of 28 pages per minute (ppm), 33 ppm, 40 ppm and 50 ppm for both full color and black and white, respectively.  In today’s business environment, developing professional color documents is vital, and the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series offers benchmark image quality via the latest version of Ricoh’s patented PxP™ Toner technology, and print resolutions of up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi).  

It is essential for companies to continually prove return on investment, and this Series enables them to complete more jobs in-house, and reduce the need to outsource color projects.  With a low total cost of ownership, these new models make it affordable for businesses to bring color into their workflow.  And with various methods of user authentication, administrators can control access to color in order to manage costs and prevent abuse.  

With a variety of paper tray, finishing, and networking options, the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series can be configured to meet diverse customer requirements.  Users can run paper stocks up to 140lb. index through any front paper tray, allowing for simple production of postcards, covers and other documents that require heavy-weight media.   Multiple finishing choices, including the ability to fold and saddle-stitch booklets in-line, offer additional flexibility to get jobs done quickly and cost-effectively.  Standard Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity, along with several wired and wireless networking options, allow these new models to integrate seamlessly into any environment.

Ricoh makes document and device management simple with a variety of easy-to-use tools and utilities. Various Scan-to functions let users share information at the touch of a button. These include Scan-to-Email for rapid delivery, Scan-to-Folder for automated archiving, and Scan-to-URL to minimize network traffic. The new Scan-to-Media option lets a user scan a document to a USB clip drive or even an SD card for instant document portability. The Document Server is a repository that allows documents such as forms, brochures, etc. to be printed on demand, without having to connect through a computer. In addition, Web Image Monitor lets users and administrators remotely access jobs, system status, and even configuration settings, all without having to leave their desks.

Meeting security standards and regulations is a crucial part of any organization, and the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series helps companies meet these requirements with the latest security features.  Various levels of user authentication, data and password encryption, secure printing, and many others are part of a long list of standard features.  Additional security choices include the DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) option, which overwrites hard drive data after each copy, scan, fax and print job, and the optional HDD encryption unit that protects data in the case that the hard drive is removed or stolen. 

Continuing Ricoh’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series has superior energy and supply-saving features, which include fast warm-up and first copy out times, duplex and combine copy modes, energy-saving PxP Toner, low noise levels, minimal ozone emissions and is restriction of hazardous substances (ROHS) compliant.

“We are happy to introduce both the Ricoh Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and the MP C4000/C5000 Series, which offer improved image quality and a low total cost of ownership,” said Chris Markowski, product manager, Color Systems Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “At Ricoh we understand our customers’ challenges and continually strive to develop products and services that enable our customers to streamline their document management needs.” 

Building on the phenomenal success of the Series’ predecessors – the Aficio MP C2500, MP C3000, MP C3500 and MP C4500 – the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series is the next generation in Color MFP technology, and is available at the suggested retail prices of $10,750, $12,550, $13,995, and $17,250, respectively.  The Aficio MP C2800, MP C3300 and MP C5000 are available immediately, and the launch of the Aficio MP C4000 is scheduled for late November.  

To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of Aficio color products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.  For more specific information about the new Aficio color products, please see the specification sheets below.  

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohOct 15 - RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO MP C2800/C3300 AND MP C4000/C5000 SERIES
Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today that Martin Brodigan will assume the position of president & CEO of Ricoh U.S., a division of Ricoh Americas Corporation, effective immediately.  Mr. Brodigan has been serving as executive vice president & CFO of Ricoh Americas Corporation.  He previously served as president & CEO of Ricoh Canada. 

Mr. Brodigan replaces Mr. Nori Goto who will be returning to Japan to assume a new significant position with Ricoh Company Ltd.

As president & CEO of Ricoh U.S., Mr. Brodigan will oversee The Ricoh Dealer Division, Ricoh Business Solutions, Technology Services, Production Printing Business Group, People Excellence, Business Development, Customer Administration and Supply Chain Management and Performance Excellence.  

Additionally, it was announced that Dennis Dispenziere has been appointed senior vice president & CFO of Ricoh U.S.  Mr. Dispenziere, a 28-year employee with Ricoh, has served as director of Account Services, corporate controller and most recently was the project leader for implementing the Oracle System at Ricoh.  He will report to Mr. Brodigan.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, an 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems.  Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow.  Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohOct 13 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATION CHANGES
Ricoh Professional Services (RPS) of Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched a new service to minimize the complexity and cost of printing in today’s highly networked business environment.  Managed Print Services (MPS) was created to streamline companies’ current print operations by working with RPS to help reach critical business goals from a productivity and financial standpoint.

The nature of printing has changed dramatically over the years.  In the past, printing was simple as everyone either shared one device or had a personal printer.  Now the printing landscape is more complex with multiple printers, multifunction products (MFPs), servers and drivers comprising the output environment picture.  In addition, users are continuously increasing their standards in regard to results, security, sustainability and cost.  To address these demands, Ricoh created the MPS offering.  This flexible program makes it easy to outsource all or part of the print management process  – without giving up any control over speed, quality or performance.  Best of all, users only pay for actual output and work with one point of contact – an MPS expert – in order to streamline the process.

Users of this program participate in a four-part process with MPS experts in order to create a package of services to help them reach their printing goals.  The four stages of the process include:

-Assess: Provides a detailed overview of current costs and process workflows, along with maps of output device locations

-Design: Recommends a future plan based on the assessment results with specific productivity, sustainability and security measures built it

-Implement: Includes the execution of the plan in order to help users realize the benefits outlined in the Design phase

-Manage: Helps organizations stick to the plan and adapt to any unexpected changes – enabling projected cost-savings and productivity gains to be realized

Outsourcing all or part of the print management process helps reveal hidden costs, identify savings and significantly reduce spending on output.  MPS experts work with an organization to remove underused printers, MFPs, fax machines, etc. in order to consolidate output among fewer and faster centralized systems and produce a more strategic document workflow process.  In addition, overhead costs are reduced with devices that use less energy, paper and toner and users are not asked to pay any additional costs other than one monthly charge for actual page counts.

In addition to lowering total cost of ownership, other benefits of MPS include sustainable solutions and security options to help protect confidential documents.  Security is a main focus and benefit of the MPS program.  MPS experts work behind the scenes by utilizing remote monitoring and management tools to make sure an organization’s print environment is running smoothly and sensitive documents are kept confidential.  Usage and workflow are closely monitored in order to achieve optimal device-to-user-rations and make sure the fleet of devices is aligned properly with actual volume.  Secure printing, file encryption, and removable hard drives all support regulatory compliance initiatives and are part of the standard features that MPS provides.

From an environmental standpoint, optimizing print environments can help organizations improve their corporate reputation by aligning with “green” initiatives and taking a stand in regards to saving energy, reducing paper usage and maximizing recyclables.  The hardware and software that Ricoh MPS experts implement have low emissions in order to maintain air quality and protect the environment.  

 “At Ricoh we are constantly trying to develop new programs and services to make our customers lives easier.  As such, we are proud to introduce our Managed Print Services offering as it not only takes the complexity out of the printing process, but also improves bottom line results,” said Carl Sills, vice president, Ricoh Professional Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation. 

For more information please contact a local Ricoh Professional Services representative or visit www.ricohbusinesssolutions.com/rps.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohOct 2 - RICOH OFFERS MANAGED PRINT SERVICES TO REDUCE PRINTING COMPLEXITY
Ricoh Professional Services (RPS) of Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched a new service to minimize the complexity and cost of printing in today’s highly networked business environment.  Managed Print Services (MPS) was created to streamline companies’ current print operations by working with RPS to help reach critical business goals from a productivity and financial standpoint.

The nature of printing has changed dramatically over the years.  In the past, printing was simple as everyone either shared one device or had a personal printer.  Now the printing landscape is more complex with multiple printers, multifunction products (MFPs), servers and drivers comprising the output environment picture.  In addition, users are continuously increasing their standards in regard to results, security, sustainability and cost.  To address these demands, Ricoh created the MPS offering.  This flexible program makes it easy to outsource all or part of the print management process  – without giving up any control over speed, quality or performance.  Best of all, users only pay for actual output and work with one point of contact – an MPS expert – in order to streamline the process.

Users of this program participate in a four-part process with MPS experts in order to create a package of services to help them reach their printing goals.  The four stages of the process include:

-Assess: Provides a detailed overview of current costs and process workflows, along with maps of output device locations

-Design: Recommends a future plan based on the assessment results with specific productivity, sustainability and security measures built it

-Implement: Includes the execution of the plan in order to help users realize the benefits outlined in the Design phase

-Manage: Helps organizations stick to the plan and adapt to any unexpected changes – enabling projected cost-savings and productivity gains to be realized

Outsourcing all or part of the print management process helps reveal hidden costs, identify savings and significantly reduce spending on output.  MPS experts work with an organization to remove underused printers, MFPs, fax machines, etc. in order to consolidate output among fewer and faster centralized systems and produce a more strategic document workflow process.  In addition, overhead costs are reduced with devices that use less energy, paper and toner and users are not asked to pay any additional costs other than one monthly charge for actual page counts.

In addition to lowering total cost of ownership, other benefits of MPS include sustainable solutions and security options to help protect confidential documents.  Security is a main focus and benefit of the MPS program.  MPS experts work behind the scenes by utilizing remote monitoring and management tools to make sure an organization’s print environment is running smoothly and sensitive documents are kept confidential.  Usage and workflow are closely monitored in order to achieve optimal device-to-user-rations and make sure the fleet of devices is aligned properly with actual volume.  Secure printing, file encryption, and removable hard drives all support regulatory compliance initiatives and are part of the standard features that MPS provides.

From an environmental standpoint, optimizing print environments can help organizations improve their corporate reputation by aligning with “green” initiatives and taking a stand in regards to saving energy, reducing paper usage and maximizing recyclables.  The hardware and software that Ricoh MPS experts implement have low emissions in order to maintain air quality and protect the environment.  

 “At Ricoh we are constantly trying to develop new programs and services to make our customers lives easier.  As such, we are proud to introduce our Managed Print Services offering as it not only takes the complexity out of the printing process, but also improves bottom line results,” said Carl Sills, vice president, Ricoh Professional Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation. 

For more information please contact a local Ricoh Professional Services representative or visit www.ricohbusinesssolutions.com/rps.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohOct 2 - RICOH OFFERS MANAGED PRINT SERVICES TO REDUCE PRINTING COMPLEXITY

September 2008

Ricoh Co., Ltd., the parent company of Ricoh Americas Corporation, has entered into a commercial endorsement contract with Paula Creamer, one of the leading female professional golfers in the United States.  Ricoh will feature Creamer in company advertisements and on novelty items.  

Creamer, 22, started playing golf at the age of 10 and turned pro in 2005 at 18 years of age after winning 19 amateur titles.  In 2005, one week before her high school graduation, Creamer became the youngest player ever to win an LPGA Tour event.  In the same year, she became the youngest and fastest golfer in the history of womenSep 30 - RICOH SIGNS COMMERICAL ENDORSEMENT CONTRACT WITH PAULA CREAMER
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that for the fourth consecutive year it was named to the InformationWeek 500 list.  Ricoh was ranked #82 on the 2008 list, which was revealed during the InformationWeek 500 Conference gala awards ceremony at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, Calif.

A major IT accomplishment that contributed to Ricoh Americas Corporation’s ranking is the implementation of a new wireless infrastructure for the entire Ricoh service organization, consisting of 1,800 field customer service representatives (CSRs).  The next generation wireless environment provides the technology to efficiently process more than 5,000 daily service calls across the nationwide service dispatch function.   This gives Ricoh a clear advantage in providing world-class service to major and national account customers, and has proven to be a key differentiator with all customers that demand maximum utilization of their document management equipment. 

“For 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. “Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue, and establish a competitive advantage.  We applaud this year’s winners, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation.”

InformationWeek has identified and honored the nationSep 25 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION SELECTED TO INFORMATIONWEEK 500
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of the Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner. Designed to work with Ricoh’s line of Wide Format products, the new Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner handles both high-speed full color and monochrome scanning for businesses in large format printing environments.

The Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner provides users with great image quality at rapid scanning speeds of 12 inches per second (ips) for monochrome scans and 0.6 ips for color scans. In addition to its fast scanning rates, the Wide Format Color Scanner cuts down on work processing time enabling operators to edit and crop images before sending the image to its final destination, either printed or electronically stored.   The device also comes equipped with an All-Wheel Drive Paper Transport System that eliminates image distortion frequently caused by erroneous paper alignment and ensures that images are accurately reproduced.

The Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner enhances workflow efficiency by combining multifunctional software flexibility with user-friendly controls. The scanner allows users to program and select job parameters through an intuitive LCD touch screen display and is paired with JETimage multifunction software allowing operators to create programmable icons to scan, copy, print, and track projects. The Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner also allows for Scan-to-Net operability making it possible to scan documents directly to network storage.
 
When paired with the Ricoh Wide Format Printer and imaging software, the Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner provides users with high-speed monochrome and full color scanning and printing for an array of original documents ranging from architectural drawings to oversized posters.     

“The Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner is a welcomed addition to our growing line of wide format devices that help businesses do their jobs more effectively and efficiently,” said Jason Dizzine, director of Product Marketing Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Products such as this demonstrate Ricoh’s continual commitment to streamlining the workflow process for businesses around the globe.”

The Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner is available at the suggested retail price of $6,500. For more information on all Ricoh products and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.    

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohSep 23 - RICOH INTRODUCES WIDE FORMAT COLOR SCANNER FOR RAPID AND ACCURATE SCANNING
Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today the launch of a new print and online advertising campaign for the RICOH Pro C900, the newest product from Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG).  Created by Gigante Vaz Partners, Inc., the campaign highlights PPBG’s ability to provide a new approach to production printing based on understanding and addressing customers’ specific printing needs.  The ads are designed to reach key audiences within PPBG’s core business segments: In-Plants, Data Centers and Graphic Arts. 

The new campaign features visuals of customers pondering various printing needs, with creative that touts the product’s quality and affordability.  In order to encourage customers to consider Ricoh and the Pro C900 when choosing a production device, the campaign’s “Think Production. Think Ricoh” slogan positions the RICOH Pro C900 as the solution for critical printing needs such as web-to-print, variable data printing, and document design and production.  

The affordability message is supported by the printer’s superior performance combined with its extremely low maintenance and ability to co-exist within the current production printing environment.   In addition, the RICOH Pro C900 incorporates Trained Customer Replaceable Units (TCRU), which allows customers to replace necessary parts, minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity.

“The new advertising for the RICOH Pro C900 captures the fundamental goal of the product which is to provide a new alternative for customers looking for high-quality color production printing at an affordable price,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of Marketing, PPBG, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “We believe this device will enable our customers to compete in an increasingly competitive business environment.” 

The campaign is running in leading industry publications such as Printing Impressions, In Plant Graphics, Quick Printing and Digital Publishing Solutions with the first ads appearing in August.  Additionally, the campaign is being supported through online e-newsletter banners related to those media outlets’ Web sites. 

The RICOH Pro C900 is a digital color printer offering large production capacity and high productivity with speeds up to 90 ppm (pages per minute) in full color.  It is user-friendly and includes the latest Ricoh image processing technology as well as the Fiery RIP for high-image quality output at an affordable price point.  In addition, the RICOH Pro C900’s extensive in-line finishing provides added flexibility and efficiency for users.

About Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group

The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology, and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers to cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today’s rapid turnaround and high-quality demands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ and is a subsidiary of the $22 billion Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

Information about Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com/ppbg.Sep 22 - RICOH’S PRODUCTION PRINTING BUSINESS GROUP LAUNCHES NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR THE RICOH PRO C900
Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today that its production family of 70 plus pages per minute (ppm) monochrome products were rated best overall by print for pay customers in a survey conducted by Industry Analysts, Inc.  These products, marketed by Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG), were recognized by Office Products Analyst, a leading industry trade magazine published by Industry Analysts, Inc., as part of its annual Print for Pay survey.  

The annual Print for Pay survey is a culmination of two months of extensive interviews with nearly 250 commercial printers and publishing houses to gauge the products and solutions they use day in and day out.  Ricoh had a strong showing in several areas, including Best Overall Monochrome Production – 70 Plus; Productivity, Stability of Connectivity, Image Quality, Reliability, Ease of Connectivity, Ease of Use, and Total Cost of Ownership.  The products tied for first in the Features category.  The Ricoh production monochrome line virtually swept the monochrome production category, beating out competitors like Canon, Xerox and Konica Minolta.

“Print for pay customers are extremely dependent on the performance and quality of the products they use and therefore are the best critics when it comes to document management devices,” said Andy Slawetsky, president, Industry Analysts, Inc.  “Ricoh’s commitment to innovation and its customers is demonstrated by the overwhelmingly positive response to its production printing devices.”

Ricoh’s PPBG specializes in high-volume production devices for in-plant, graphic arts and data center customers.  Products include 70+ ppm multifunction products (MFPs) and finishing equipment.  While some specific products were not listed in the Print for Pay survey, the production line as a whole demonstrated superior functionality and usability for commercial and publishing customers.

“Ricoh takes pride in creating innovative products that provide the latest technological solutions for commercial printing businesses that depend on productivity, quality and low total cost of ownership,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of Marketing, Production Printing Business Group of Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Being recognized by Industry Analysts, Inc. only further validates the quality products customers have come to expect from Ricoh.”

For more information on PPBG products please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Industry Analysts, Inc.

Industry Analysts, Inc. (IA, Inc.) is a market research and product testing firm specializing in the imaging industry. Founded in 1974, IA, Inc. provides "real-world" third party testing and evaluations, market research and focus groups, from offices in Rochester, New York and Fairfield, New Jersey.

The Office Products Analyst is one of the longest running imaging-industry publications. Published by market research and consulting firm, Industry Analysts, Inc. (Rochester, NY), the OPA conducts thousands of end-user and office equipment dealer surveys each year.

About Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group

The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology, and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers to cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today’s rapid turnaround and high-quality demands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Information about Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com/ppbg.

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  

Information about RicohSep 17 - RICOH PRODUCTION PRODUCTS RANKED BEST IN INDUSTRY ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY ANALYSTS SURVEY
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of the Sepialine® Argos Embedded Copy Tracking solution for all Java-enabled Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs).  A scalable, user-friendly software-based solution, Argos Embedded Copy Tracking streamlines both document workflow and client billing.

Argos Embedded Copy Tracking minimizes time spent at the MFP by end users.  No longer do users have to go through several steps before they can insert a print job command.  Now, they can simply log in at the MFP, perform copy, scan or fax jobs as usual, and then return to their desktop to complete the accounting process by allocating the job to a specific code.  By enabling them to assign the job at their desktop, organizations provide end users with a standardized billing experience that enhances billing accuracy.  

“As part of the Ricoh Technology Alliance Program, Sepialine works closely with Ricoh to develop effective document management solutions that fulfill our clients’ business needs,” said Jeremy Evans, CEO, Sepialine.  “As part of our successful Argos Cost Recovery System, Sepialine is confident that clients will be pleased with the performance and workflow of this customized copy tracking solution.  We are pleased to add Ricoh to the growing list of partners that work with the Argos System.”
     
While the copy tracking software is installed on the Ricoh MFP, Sepialine’s Desktop Billing Client is installed on users’ workstations.  As a result, Argos Embedded Copy Tracking can be configured to support an unlimited number of end users and corporate environments, offering growing organizations great flexibility.

“Working with Sepialine, we are able to deliver a solution that offers improved accounting and workflow productivity,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “We know that our clients will be more than pleased with the features on the Argos Embedded Copy Tracking system and the positive effect it will have on operational efficiency.”

Sepialine is a member of Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program, which is comprised of third-party software and hardware companies that specialize in niche solution offerings that complement Ricoh technologies.  Through the program, leading software companies, content management systems integrators and consulting companies work with Ricoh to provide innovative and effective software, digital imaging and content/document management solutions for the business community. 

For more information on Ricoh products and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Sepialine

Founded in 1998, Sepialine delivers products and services to capture, analyze and report business expenses — print, copy, scan, fax, phone and more — across multiple platforms, devices and sources. Sepialine’s award-winning Argos Cost Recovery System is used by leading corporate and service professionals, including graphics, advertising, legal, architecture, engineering and reprographic companies, around the world.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohSep 8 - RICOH TEAMS WITH SEPIALINE ON COST RECOVERY SOLUTION
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that it has received high marks in the 2008 Annual Report Card (ARC) from Everything ChannelSep 4 - RICOH RECEIVES HIGH MARKS IN EVERYTHING CHANNEL’S 2008 VARBUSINESS ANNUAL REPORT CARD

August 2008

Ricoh Company, Ltd. (TSE: 7752, “RICOH”)(President & CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: IKN, “IKON”) to acquire IKON (the “Transaction”) through RICOH’s wholly owned U.S. distribution subsidiary, Ricoh Americas Corporation ("RAC").  The Transaction is supported by both RICOH and IKON and has been approved by the Boards of Directors of the respective organizations.

1. Background

RICOH (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) is a global leader in imaging solutions that has brought to the market innovations such as digitalization, network solutions, and colorization. In the rapidly growing printing and document solution areas, RICOH’s challenge has been to strengthen its channels for assessing customers’ potential needs and making appropriate proposals based on a customer-driven approach. In the extremely competitive U.S. market, Ricoh is committed to further strengthening its sales and support channels. 

As the world’s largest independent channel for document management systems and services, IKON (headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania) supplies and services a wide range of office equipment, such as MFPs (multi-function printers), fax machines and printers, in the U.S., Canada and the Western European markets. With over 400 sales and service locations, IKON has a long track record with Fortune 500 companies among its customers. RICOH has been a key supplier to IKON, and the relationship between the two companies has a long history. In addition, IKON also provides professional services and document outsourcing services to a wide variety of customers.

"IKON has terrific strength in areas that complement RicohAug 27 - RICOH TO ACQUIRE IKON OFFICE SOLUTIONS, INC.

July 2008

Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced that it has received five prestigious awards for its environmental marketing materials. The awards were given by leading design publication Graphic Design USA, the Art Directors Club of New Jersey, and the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.  

The posters and POP (point-of-purchase) displays detail Ricoh’s recycling programs, ENERGY STAR® qualified devices, and software solutions that reduce paper and energy usage.  Produced by Ricoh’s Environmental Marketing & Communications Group and designed by Morris/Weber, a New Jersey-based advertising firm, the series feature large vibrant images of flora with text that conveys Ricoh’s commitment to the environment while promoting the “total green office solution” mantra that guides the company’s eco-initiatives.

“Environmental preservation has been a top priority at Ricoh for more than 30 years, so we are very proud to be recognized in the design community for our achievements with our latest poster series and POP shelf displays,” said Carla Cicco, director, Environmental Marketing and Communications, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “This year’s materials exceptionally communicate Ricoh’s sustainability efforts to its employees, dealer partners and customers.”

Graphic Design, USA, (GDUSA) selected Ricoh as one of its 2008 American Inhouse Design Award recipients out of more than 5,000 entries.  Each year, GDUSA recognizes corporate, non-profit and institutional in-house departments that create high-quality, innovative promotional materials and features them in their Awards Annual.  This year, Ricoh was recognized at the Art Directors Club of New Jersey (ADCNJ) with two Certificates of Excellence; the materials were selected from more than 600 entries to be featured in the ADCNJ’s 45th annual art exhibit.  Finally, in its international competition honoring professionals involved in the creation of traditional and emerging media, the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals gave Ricoh’s POP displays the Gold Medal honor and awarded Honorable Mention distinction to its poster series in the 2008 Hermes Creative Awards program. With more than 130 entry categories, AMCP’s program features the best and brightest in the marketing communications industry and draws submissions from across the globe. 

Ricoh established an Environmental Protection Group in 1976 with the objective of keeping Ricoh’s environmental goals and strategies as a key consideration when planning, developing and designing new products.  The group has concluded that companies need to develop specific action plans by focusing on the environment in the long-term.  By taking this action, Ricoh is helping organizations maintain operational efficiencies and at the same time reduce their carbon footprints. 

For more information about Ricoh products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com. 

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohJul 21 - RICOH’S ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETING RECEIVES FIVE DESIGN AWARDS
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today that X-Solutions, a provider of easy-to-use digital archiving software joins Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program as a bronze member. Additionally, DigiDocFlow® produced by X-Solutions was successfully integrated into Ricoh’s MFP platform using Ricoh’s Embedded Software Architecture (ESA).  After the solution was completed by X-Solutions it was submitted and passed Ricoh’s extensive Compatibility Testing program.  Mutual customers of X-Solutions and Ricoh can now enjoy a fully integrated and robust digital archiving solution providing users with greater value for their solutions investment. 

Ideal for small and medium sized businesses, DigiDocFlow provides a simplified scanning interface for all Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs) capable of using ESA.  Users now have the ability to create a digital archive by scanning directly from their existing Ricoh MFP.  In order to increase organizational efficiencies scanned files are stored as text searchable PDFs allowing for fast retrieval by searching for a key word or phrase.  Due to DigiDocFlow’s intuitive interface, integration is seamless since DigiDocFlow is a middleware solution that runs on MFPs already familiar to the user, reducing the amount of training necessary.  Customers can also scan to various locations, including network folders, e-mail addresses, fax machines and printers, all with one scan action. 

“Adding value and creating a positive user experience is what we want to provide with our products,” said Susan Laneres, Channel Marketing Manager for DigiDocFlow at X-Solutions.  “An ideal business partner, Ricoh aims to deliver the same level of customer satisfaction and we look forward to working in tandem to deliver valuable document management solutions to the marketplace.”

There are two divisions within the Alliance Program, the Strategic Alliance Program and the Technology Alliance Program.  X-Solutions has joined the Technology Alliance Program, which is comprised of third party software, and hardware companies that specialize in niche solution offerings that complement Ricoh hardware and software technologies.  X-Solutions is also part of the Ricoh Developer Program™ (RiDP™) that provides Independent Software Vendors, with access to the support, tools and services needed to integrate solutions with Ricoh hardware and software products.

“Ricoh is pleased to welcome X-Solutions into the Technology Alliance Program,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “This alliance further enhances our product and service offerings as it promotes ease-of-use to our existing MFPs and effectively addresses the needs of our customers.”


About X-Solutions:  

X-Solutions is the developer of DigiDocFlow.  The company was founded in 2002 based out of The Netherlands.  Over the past six years X-Solutions has grown to supply a market that spreads across all of Europe and North America.  Our scanning software solutions are now being used by thousands of office personnel in 31 different countries.  X-Solutions is dedicated to continually exploring innovative software solutions for today’s ever changing MFP market.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, an 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohJul 10 - X-SOLUTIONS DIGIDOCFLOW® PASSES RICOH’S COMPATIBILITY TESTING, JOINS TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE PROGRAM
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of the EFI Fiery® E-7100 Print Controller for the Ricoh Aficio® MP C6000 and MP C7500 Series.  

Designed as a user-friendly workflow optimization tool, the Fiery-based E-7100 Print Controller when paired with the Aficio MP C6000/MP C7500 series improves office productivity by delivering rapid project processing and queue management.  The E-7100 is easy to navigate with a user interface that helps to increase efficiency through intuitive setup, submission, and monitoring features that ensure accurate color production across an array of reproduction tasks.  In an effort to be user-friendly, the print server is operator adaptable and can make all color decisions for novices or allow expert users to fine tune their settings. 

The intuitive icon driven interface of the E-7100 is customizable and can be arranged to display only the most commonly used features and settings.  The Fiery driven key located on the Aficio MP C6000/ MP C7500 control panel allows users to quickly navigate through the print controller’s options all at a touch of a button. 

When paired with the Aficio MP C6000/ MP C7500 series, the E-7100 delivers consistent, predictable color output while at the same time works with the systems’ scanning capabilities to deliver color files to a variety of destinations in multiple file formats.   

John Henze, vice president of marketing, Fiery division, EFI, said: “The E-7100, when used with the Ricoh Aficio MP C6000 and C7500, is a great solution for color experts as well as color novices. For color professionals, the E-7100 offers a powerful set of advanced tools that deliver the accurate color required in professional environments. Color novices can utilize the E-7100’s intuitive visual workflow to get expert results. Experts and novices alike will truly appreciate the increased productivity, efficiency and cost-savings that the E-7100 provides.”

The Fiery E-7100 print controller comes standard with a hard disk drive capacity of 80GB and a 1.8 GHz Intel Celeron M440 processor to expedite production.  The Ricoh E-7100 Print Controller for the Aficio MP C6000/MP C7500 series is available at the suggested retail price of $7,800  

About EFI
EFI (www.efi.com) is the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFIJul 8 - RICOH ANNOUNCES NEW EFI COLOR PRINT CONTROLLER TO MAXIMIZE WORKFLOW AND PRODUCTIVITY
Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today that its parent company, Ricoh Company, Ltd. of Tokyo, will erect a sign in New York City’s Times Square that will be 100 percent powered by solar and wind power.  The electronic billboard, the first ever to be totally powered by natural resources in Times Square, will be located at 3 Times Square at the corner of 7th Avenue and 42nd Street.  

The sign, which is 47 feet high by 126 feet long, will be illuminated by floodlights and powered by 45 solar panels and 4 turbines for wind generation.  By using all natural energy sources, Ricoh will reduce the amount of CO2 usage by 18 tons per year.  If there is not enough solar or wind power, the Times Square sign will not be illuminated.  Ricoh also currently has a similar eco-powered sign in Osaka, Japan, that uses 100 percent solar and wind power.  

“Ricoh is pleased to have such a large presence in Times Square, but we are even more excited that we will be able to do so without the need for an electrical power source other than those provided by natural resources,” said Kirk Yoshida, Deputy President of Ricoh Company Ltd., and Chairman & CEO of Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “By having the eco-friendly sign in Times Square, Ricoh will not only be able to promote our brand, but also show to the world that we are a leader in environmental conservation and at the forefront of sustainable environmental management for years.” 

Environmental preservation has been a top priority for Ricoh for over 30 years.  In 1976 Ricoh established an Environmental Protection Group that works to keep Ricoh’s environmental goals and strategies as a key consideration when planning, developing, designing and promoting new products and services.  Out of this group, Ricoh developed an Environmental Action Plan that envisioned society in 2050 and its impact on the environment and business operations, concluding that companies need to develop specific action plans by focusing on the environment in the long-term.  Through this program, Ricoh will be able to help businesses maintain operational efficiencies and at the same time reduce their carbon footprints. 

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year. 
Ricoh Americas Corporation is an industry leader in creating innovate products and management processes that promote sustainability. As the Total Green Office Solution provider, Ricoh offers products, services and document management solutions that promote energy efficiency, pollution prevention, waste reduction and resource recycling. In early 2008, Corporate Knights Inc. of Canada named Ricoh one of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” for the fourth consecutive year. 
Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. Information about RicohJul 2 - RICOH TO PLACE FIRST ECO-POWERED ELECTRONIC BILLBOARD IN NEW YORK CITY’S TIMES SQUARE
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of Equitrac’s award winning enterprise and educations products, Equitrac Office® and Equitrac Express®, throughout the entire Ricoh distribution channel.  The combination of Ricoh products with Equitrac solutions will provide customers with a number of benefits including wide-ranging document security, user mobility, system scalability, cost accountability and environmental sustainability.  
“We are committed to offering our customers the best solutions available for their business needs, including those that appeal to compliance, security, and environmental requirements,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Our portfolio of business products provides today’s office with all of the tools it needs to be productive and improve workflow. Adding Equitrac solutions to our offerings extends our ability to provide a complete solution for an office’s document output needs.”

Equitrac solutions easily integrate with Ricoh’s award winning line of multifunction products (MFP), helping companies across all verticals track and manage print costs by allowing them to authenticate documents and allocate costs directly from the device’s control panel.  Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express extend a number of features to Ricoh MFPs including:
·	Follow-You Printing®-Users can release print jobs at the most convenient device so they can print where they happen to be and avoid waiting for a device to free up 
·	Secure Document Release- Confidential print jobs are held in a secure queue until released for print by the document owner 
·	EquitracJul 1 - RICOH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF EQUITRAC EDUCATION AND COST RECOVERY AND PRINT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

June 2008

Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today that its Priport series was recognized in BERTL’s Best 2008 awards as a top performer in the Best Digital Duplicator Product Line category.  In its 13th year, BERTL’s Best Awards recognize the most innovative and highest quality products in the printing industry.

Ricoh’s Priport series sets itself apart from the competition, as it is the industry’s only digital duplicator with automatic duplexing.  With simplex and duplex imaging speeds ranging from 60 – 120 pages per minute (ppm), the Priport series is ideal for high volume environments.  Among the various characteristics that helped secure the coveted first place spot is the series’ overall image quality, including the fast ink-drying time that allows for cleaner handling of prints.  When BERTL tested the Priport series, the image quality of the first print or copy was sufficient for commercial distribution, whereas other products did not produce adequate images until the fourth copy. 

“We are honored to have our Priport line of products recognized by BERTL as best in its category,” said Tim Mays, Senior Product Manager, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “We continually strive to create the best products and solutions for our customers and to be recognized by an industry leader such as BERTL supports our goal of providing superior quality products.”

The Priport series’ ease of use and compatibility were additional features that set it apart from its competitors.  The Document Server allows for convenient print-on-demand capabilities.  In addition, users and administrators can employ a Web browser to access the Web Image Monitor printer home page to check the status and configuration of the Priport device.  Furthermore, users can print contents of the Document Server from the Web Image Monitor home page using a Web browser for easy access.  The Priport series cemented its first place victory with its high compatibility rate with other products including Web Smartdevice Monitor and HP Web JetAdmin fleet asset and network device-management software. 

BERTLJun 19 - BERTL HONORS RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION WITH PRESTIGIOUS “BEST” AWARD
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today that Cima Software Corporation, Inc., recently passed the Compatibility Testing offered by the Ricoh Developer Program for their enterprise content management system, DocuClass.  Cima’s DocuClass MFP Link is the gateway to the entire DocuClass suite of components seamlessly embedded in Ricoh’s multifunction products (MFPs) through the use of Ricoh’s Embedded Software Architecture (ESA).  Additionally, Cima has joined the Ricoh Technology Alliance Program as a bronze member.  

Cima developed the DocuClass MFP Link software specifically for Ricoh Java capable MFPs to enable customers to reap the benefits of a combined, cost-effective, “process-oriented” document management solution that will streamline the capture, management, access and distribution of information.  Using the latest Ricoh Java / Software Developer Kit (SDK) technology, the MFP Link makes DocuClass accessible right from the MFP control panel.  To help improve the management of information being shared across devices and offices, DocuClass MFP Link can be connected to multiple MFPs though the local or wide area-network as well as the Internet.   

“Cima Software Corporation is committed to bringing world-class document management solutions to the marketplace, and being a Premier Plus member in the Ricoh Developer Program has played a big part in helping us deliver on this promise,” said Nelson Cano, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Cima Software Corporation, Inc.  “We are excited about our admission into the Ricoh Technology Alliance Program as this is a great honor and we look forward to continuing our work with this innovative organization.”

As Cima’s signature document management solution, DocuClass is a robust, and user-friendly system for both operational office staff and the information technology department.  For users, it features an intuitive graphical interface that allows easy navigation through complex tasks.  Since DocuClass is a scalable solution, companies have the ability to start at any level they choose and grow as their needs dictate. 

“For three years now, Cima Software has been a significant contributor to the advancement of document management solutions in the Ricoh Developer Program,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Ricoh is confident that welcoming Cima into our Technology Alliance Program will benefit our customers and the industry as a whole.”

The Technology Alliance Program, one of two divisions within the Ricoh Alliance Program, is comprised of third party software and hardware companies who specialize in niche solution offerings that complement Ricoh hardware and software technologies.  For more information on this program as well as Ricoh products and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About CIMA Software Corporation
Cima Software Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is an Information Management Organization, specializing in creating and delivering innovative and process-oriented Document/Content Management solutions.
Information about CimaJun 18 - RICOH EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH CIMA SOFTWARE
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that it is a winner of the third annual Pinnacle Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance’s Purchasing Partners unit.  This is the second consecutive year Ricoh received this honor.

Ricoh is one of 15 of more than 800 Premier contracted suppliers to receive the award, which recognizes suppliers whose performance meets or exceeds the expectations of Premier and its members as they carry out their missions of meeting the healthcare needs of communities they serve. 

“Ricoh is thrilled to be a second time winner of the Pinnacle Award,” said Dave Barwick, director of Healthcare and Higher Education, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Being a recipient of this award demonstrates our commitment to deliver products and services that enable customers to realize improved operational efficiencies at a low cost of ownership.  We look forward to continuing to provide these benefits to Premier members.”

Mr. Barwick and Scott A. Petraglia, corporate account manager, Ricoh Americas Corporation, accepted the award at the 2008 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. The award ceremony was held on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and featured a special presentation from country music legend Naomi Judd.

Based on performance data collected during the year and shared with contracted suppliers through Premier’s supplier quality and business line review process, the annual awards are designed to align contracted supplier performance to meet or exceed Premier’s and its members’ expectations on a consistent basis. 

“Premier’s Pinnacle Award honors top performing suppliers that understand the importance of collaboration and striving for performance excellence,” said Premier Purchasing Partners President Mike Alkire. “We’re happy to honor these companies as we work together to improve healthcare in our communities.”

Pinnacle Award objectives are to support and enhance relationships with contracted suppliers; improve communication; support attainment of mutual goals; drive contract utilization; improve both members’ and suppliers’ financial performance; and to provide unsurpassed clinical and financial value for members.

For more information, please visit: www.premierinc.com/about/news/awards/index.jsp.

About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient 
Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and 50,000 other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and the nationJun 17 - RICOH HONORED BY PREMIER HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE FOR EXCEPTIONAL SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that FollowMe® Embedded for Ricoh, a completely integrated version of FollowMe Printing, the industry standard secure document output management solution from Ringdale®, Inc., recently passed Compatibility Testing offered by the Ricoh Developer Program. Additionally, Ringdale has joined Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program as a bronze member.  

Ringdale’s FollowMe is a roaming, secure printing and accounting solution designed to enhance, track and secure document output without requiring major changes to the existing network infrastructure or printer hardware.  That means organizations can improve the cost-effectiveness of document output while leveraging existing investments in technology.  FollowMe Embedded for Ricoh technology works on Ricoh’s Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) compatible multifunction printers (MFPs) to provide an all-in-one solution for secure document output management and accounting.  

Through the use of an embedded panel on Ricoh MFPs, FollowMe provides full control of all MFP functions including copying, printing, emailing, faxing and scanning.  User enrollment and authentication is implemented on the MFP through on-screen (embedded) authentication that utilizes a user-specific PIN number or Windows® username and password.  A wide range of external identification devices can also be used to authenticate users, such as proximity cards, smart cards, magnetic swipe cards, biometrics via fingerprint readers and barcodes. 
  
“Ringdale is committed to evolving our products to keep up with customer demand and we’re constantly looking for ways to best integrate with the networks and systems they already have in place,” said Klaus Bollmann, chief executive officer, Ringdale, Inc.  “We take pride in the way we are in-tune with our customers’ needs and by partnering with Ricoh, we are able to better position ourselves to continue to meet those needs and demands in the best way possible.”

There are two divisions within the Alliance Program, the Strategic Alliance Program and the Technology Alliance Program.  Ringdale has joined the Technology Alliance Program, which is comprised of third party software and hardware companies that specialize in niche solution offerings that complement Ricoh hardware and software technologies.  

“Ricoh has worked with Ringdale for many years and we are delighted to welcome them into the Technology Alliance Program,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Through this alliance, Ricoh and Ringdale will focus on solutions that provide an opportunity for seamless integration of our products that will ultimately benefit our respective customers.”
 
About Ringdale, Inc. 

Ringdale, Inc. is a technology leader in network enhancing connectivity solutions. In 1997, Ringdale introduced FollowMe to meet customers’ growing requirements for secure document output management.  Today, FollowMe is used by thousands of organizations in a wide variety of industries worldwide. The company’s product line also spans access control systems, biometric recognition technologies and fax appliances. Ringdale, part of the Network Technology PLC Group, is based in Texas and maintains design, manufacturing and marketing centers in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information, visit www.ringdale.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.43 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohJun 11 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION RECOGNIZES RINGDALE, INC. AS OFFICIAL MEMBER OF TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE PROGRAM
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio® SP C420DN color laser printer.  Designed for businesses in color-intensive environments, the SP C420DN combines high productivity printing with speed and a simple user interface to provide a low total cost of ownership. 

The Aficio SP C420DN offers one of the lowest costs per page of any printer model in its class, and features both high-speed printing and top-quality image resolution.  Users are able to print color or black-and-white images at a rate of 31 pages per minute (ppm) and produce crisp business documents at up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi).  In addition, users can print images and photos quickly and easily without a PC by plugging in any PictBridge™ enabled digital still camera into the interface port.  The 4-line LCD control panel also allows users to check supply levels or access menu options in a few short steps, streamlining the process.  

With the ability to hold up to 2,300 sheets and to support paper up to 57lb. Bond / 120 lb. Index, the Aficio SP C420DN maximizes productivity and efficiency by minimizing the need for regular paper reloading.  In addition to its high paper capacity, this model allows the printer to handle higher print volumes than most competitors in its class, adding to its low cost of ownership.  Moreover, the Aficio SP C420DN supports multiple paper sizes including 8.5” x 14” through the standard 550-sheet paper tray and banners up to 8.5” x 35” through the bypass tray, making it a comprehensive solution able to handle high-volume jobs and complex tasks in a variety of office environments. 

“A major goal of Ricoh is to improve the overall efficiency of our customers’ business operations and provide easy-to-use products and solutions to improve their bottom line,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “The Aficio SP C420DN satisfies the market’s demand for a speedy and reliable laser color printer, offering a wide variety of printing capabilities that fulfill a number of printing needs.”

To continue with Ricoh’s dedication to environmental sustainability, the Aficio SP C420DN features a power-saving sleep mode to save energy and related costs, as well as standard automatic duplex mode to reduce paper usage.  Additionally, the printer was designed to produce minimal ozone emissions and is Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant.  

The suggested retail price for the Aficio SP C420DN is $1,299.  To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com. 

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohJun 4 - RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO SP C420DN ADVANCED COLOR LASER PRINTER
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of office equipment in the United States, announced today it has acquired Automated Business Products, a Savin dealer headquartered in Salt Lake City UT.  

Effective immediately, Automated Business Products will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Americas Corporation and be known as Automated Business Products – A Ricoh Company.  Lee Christensen, president of ABP and Mike Archer, CFO will remain in their current positions and have day-to-day responsibility for all sales, service and administrative operations.  Additionally, Christensen and Archer will be responsible for Ricoh Business Solutions (RBS), operations in Salt Lake City and will work to integrate these operations over the next few months.  

“Automated Business Products provides Ricoh a local expertise in the Salt Lake City market with a professionalism that has been gained through their years as an excellent dealership,” said Kirk Yoshida, chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Lee Christensen and Mike Archer have worked diligently to make Automated Business Products a successful dealership and will bring these same qualities as a member of the Ricoh Group,” Yoshida added.

“Being part of Ricoh, we are now better positioned to expand our market share in the Salt Lake City and the Northern Utah area by offering the most advanced product line in the industry,” said Lee Christensen, president of Automated Business Products.  

Automated Business Products was founded in 1999 and has 63 employees.  

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohJun 2 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION ACQUIRES AUTOMATED BUSINESS PRODUCTS

May 2008

Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched GlobalScan™ 3.1 with Workflow Suite, designed to help document-intensive organizations and companies improve workflow efficiencies by integrating scanning into their mission-critical business processes.  GlobalScan 3.1 with Workflow Suite is compatible with Ricoh’s line of multifunction products (MFP), as well as with products from other manufacturers.

With GlobalScan 3.1’s Workflow Suite, Powered by AutoStore®, several scanning plug-in features are included to seamlessly connect the MFP directly to different types of systems.  The Scan-to-XML plug-in allows MFPs to scan documents and send directly to backend systems, enabling users to create their own customized workflows in order to capture specific information based on a particular project.  By designing personalized workflows for each scan job, users are able to streamline business processes in order to produce the most efficient workflows based on their needs at a given time.  

The Workflow Suite also features other bundled connectors including Scan-to-FTP, Scan-to-SFTP, Scan-to-Printer, Scan-to-Microsoft Exchange Public Folders, Scan-to-Microsoft SharePoint, Scan-to-Lan Fax, Scan-to-Domino.doc and Scan-to-any ODBC compliant database.  In addition, the enhanced RightFAX functionality expands the MFP’s fax capabilities by adding several features such as seamless integration of address books and automatic confirmation notification when a fax is received.  The Workflow Suite also offers optional support for over 24 additional back-end Enterprise Document Management Systems (EDMS).

Other advanced features of GlobalScan 3.1 include enhanced optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities to allow easy conversion of hardcopy documents into a number of electronic formats and the ability to compress large documents up to 100 times using JBIG2 for PDFs and JPEG2000 for color images.  Additionally, GlobalScan 3.1 features an improved control panel with an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI), which includes a thumbnail image preview feature that allows users to see the scanned files instantly on the MFP interface to prevent errors, save time and eliminate rescanning.

For more information about GlobalScan 3.1 with Workflow Suite and all other Ricoh products and solutions, visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 29 - WORKFLOW EFFICIENCY IMPROVED WITH RICOH’S GLOBALSCAN 3.1 WORKFLOW SUITE
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leader in digital office solutions, announced that its parent company, Ricoh Company Ltd., will continue its title sponsorship of the Ricoh Women’s British Open in 2008.  This year’s tournament will be held at the Sunningdale Golf Club in England from July 31 to August 3.
 
Ricoh became the title sponsor of the event last year when it was played on the Old Course at St. Andrews, considered the birthplace of golf.  This was the first time any women’s tournament was played on the Old Course. 

Kirk Yoshida, chairman & CEO of Ricoh Americas Corporation and Deputy President of Ricoh Company, Ltd, says, “Our partnership with the Ricoh Women’s British Open has been a success because of the principles it represents.  We hold the same values of professionalism, excellence, and expertise.  We both come from a rich heritage that has seen growth and many changes during our long histories. We look forward to the 2008 tournament, and to continuing to develop this relationship.”

In addition to the title sponsorship, Ricoh is also the official supplier of printing solutions behind the scenes. Its range of digital multifunctional products is being used for a wide range of tasks in the build-up and planning of the event. During the tournament, the press center is also fully equipped with Ricoh products, to support journalists with their printing, scanning, faxing and copying needs.

Protecting the earth’s natural resources and raising environmental awareness are major considerations at Ricoh, and as it did last year the company will continue to support and promote the Seeds for Africa Charity through the Ricoh Women’s British Open.  For every birdie scored, Ricoh will plant one tree, five trees for an eagle, and 1,000 trees for a double eagle. In 2007 the funds raised from an auction and from sales of promotional items, plus the total number of points, equated to 2,236 trees being planted in Africa. 
 
The Ricoh British Women’s Open will be televised in the United States on July 31 and August 1 on cable channel TNT and on August 2 and 3 on ABC.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 29 - RICOH SPONSORS 2008 RICOH WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that it has signed a national agreement with Boys & Girls Clubs of America® (BGCA).  Some 4,300 Clubs are now able to purchase any Ricoh printer, copier, multifunction product or software solution.

The use of Ricoh products in Boys & Girls Club facilities will enable them to streamline document workflow from the creation of a document to its distribution and replication.  Beyond realizing operational efficiencies, Ricoh’s devices will also allow Boys & Girls Clubs to produce high-quality color and black-and-white documents from memos to brochures to direct mail pieces all in-house.  In addition, Ricoh’s software solutions can help manage the capturing, sharing, storing and securing of documents and confidential information they hold.

“Now, thanks to Ricoh, all Boys & Girls Club organizations will have access to management solutions that consistently reduce operating expenses, and provide exceptional overall value,” said Bill Regehr, senior vice president, Information Technology, Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Boys & Girls Clubs can take advantage of free on-site analysis by Ricoh that will assist them in determining the products and solutions that best meet their respective organizational business needs.  To accomplish this task, Ricoh will bring together experts in document management, business analysis, solution design, IT, and eBusiness to help develop an accurate picture of the organizations’ challenges and goals and develop a blueprint for action.  

“Working with Boys & Girls Clubs of America is an opportunity Ricoh is honored to take on,” said Dominic Pontrelli, vice president of sales, Ricoh Global Services America, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “We believe that the breadth and depth of our expertise, products and services will enable the organization to achieve efficient document management capabilities at a lower total cost of ownership.  In turn, this will allow Boys & Girls Clubs to place its time and resources on its most valuable constituents – the children in the community.” 

To service BGCA and its affiliate Clubs, Ricoh has formed a customer service group that is dedicated to this youth-serving organization.  

To learn more about Ricoh’s products and services, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.
 
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) has been changing and saving young lives, providing hope and opportunity for kids who need them most.  Today, some 4,300 Clubs serve some 4.8 million young people through Club membership and community outreach.  Known as The Positive Place for Kids, Boys & Girls Clubs can be found all across the country and on U.S. military bases throughout the world.  Clubs provide young people 6-18 years old with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff.  In communities large and small, Clubs positively impact lives and help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring citizens.  Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. In a recent Harris Survey of Club alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their life.  National headquarters are located in Atlanta.

 
About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 28 - RICOH WINS BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA ACCOUNT
Ricoh Americas Corporation today launched the new Ricoh Pro 906EX/Pro 1106EX and Pro 1356EX Digital Imaging Systems.  These systems are the first in a series designed to better meet the needs of the demanding production marketplace and support the document management needs of Central Reproduction Departments (CRD), Print for Pay and Data Center environments by providing seamless integration of printing, copying and scanning functionality. 

“The needs and requirements of the production printing marketplace are constantly changing, and becoming more complex,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Ricoh developed this advanced new series to not only address, but exceed, the demands of the production market – providing more advanced functionality and finishing capabilities to help businesses stand out from the competition.” 

Built upon proven technology, the series demonstrates reliability, high performance, improved ease-of-use, and better flexibility.  Speed is a critical component of the systems’ performance capabilities.  The Pro 1356EX is the fastest MFP on the market today, printing at the speed of 135 pages per minute (ppm).  The Pro 906EX and the Pro 1106EX print at impressive speeds of 90-ppm and 110-ppm, respectively.  In addition, the Pro 906EX/Pro 1106EX and Pro 1356EX series incorporates high-speed color and black and white scanning.  In regards to durability, performance is enhanced with a duplex inverter and stapling performance is improved with a triple pre-stack capability.  

Ease-of-use is also built into the design of the Pro 906EX/Pro 1106EX/Pro 1356EX series with a large color touch panel display, preview capability on document server and delivery scanner, a universal design for paper trays and displays as well as versatile editing functions.

Advanced security options were integral to the development of the Pro 906EX/Pro 1106EX/Pro 1356EX series including a DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), where latent images on the internal hard drive can be removed, an Unauthorized Copy Control feature that protects sensitive documents with an embedded message that appears if a document is copied and a Removable Hard Drive (RHD) that allows the hard drive to be removed and stored to prevent unauthorized access.  

The multi-faceted finishing options set the series apart from the competition and address the need for more targeted finishing capabilities.  The new Ring Binder RB5000, a Ricoh exclusive, is the industry’s first fully automatic in-line ring binding system, binding up to 100 sheets at a time without the need for any off-line finishing.  The new Perfect Binder GB5000, available shortly after initial launch, produces professional looking perfect bound books up to 400 pages (in duplex mode) complete with full-bleed covers.

By combining high-speed production with advanced document management and finishing capabilities, the Pro 906EX/Pro 1106EX/Pro 1356EX series is ideal for the creation of booklets, training manuals, newsletters, marketing guides, and presentations.  Features such as the optional dual tray Interposer, which allows for the integration of preprinted or color output into the job stream, along with versatile finishing options including saddle stitch and multi-hole-punch capabilities, enable users to produce professional-grade documents. 

The Pro 906EX/Pro 1106EX/Pro 1356EX is available at a suggested retail price of $39,000, $50,000 and $60,000, respectively. 

To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.  

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 27 - RICOH INTRODUCES NEW PRO 906EX/PRO 1106EX/PRO 1356EX DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEMS
Ricoh Americas Corporation presented two projects by three high school students with the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award at the 2008 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science competition, during a special awards ceremony in Atlanta on Thursday, May 15.  Each project will receive a $25,000 scholarship from Ricoh Americas Corporation for their impressive environmental achievements.

The three students who received top honors at the ceremony were Erica Elizabeth David of Pinedale High School in Pinedale, Wyoming for her seven-year study of innovative snow fence designs to maximize snow capture for water conservation and reclamation in industrial settings and Michael Kaergaard Madsen and Jesper Lykke Rasmussen of Vejle Technical High School in Denmark, for the development of a prototype exhaust system for two-stroke engines to significantly reduce air pollution. 

“Protecting the environment is critical to us at Ricoh, and we are proud to support the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as it brings together the top young minds on an international level,” said Robert Whitehouse, director, Environmental Management and Product Compliance, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Bright and talented students such as Erica, Michael and Jesper are not only making a positive impact on the environment, but on our world overall.”

The Intel ISEF, presented by Agilent Technologies, provides a forum each May for more than 1,500 high school students (grades 9-12) from more than 50 countries to showcase their independent research.  Each year, millions of students worldwide compete in local and school-sponsored science fairs.  The winners of these events go on to participate in Intel ISEF-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend the Intel ISEF.  A team of five judges selected the winners of the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award. 

This year’s event was held at the Georgia World Conference Center, from May 11 – May 16.  A stimulating week filled with discourse on issues of science, technology and social responsibility was culminated with a special award’s ceremony where the most outstanding projects in the show were honored. 

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 20 - RICOH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD PRESENTED TO OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT INTEL ISEF 2008 SPECIAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, will demonstrate its innovative document solutions at Sage Software’s Insights 08 conference in National Harbor, Maryland from May 12 to15.

As an Endorsed Development Partner, Ricoh’s hardware solutions meet rigorous strategic, technology and integration criteria set by Sage Software. Ricoh’s multifunction products (MFP) are designed for seamless integration with third party solutions through its Java SDK platform. In concert with its development partners, Ricoh delivers the expertise and depth to address any business problem a customer may have – whether it is industry related, departmental, or related to enterprise document management.

Ricoh will display software products including Transaction Link, a document storage solution that enables accounting organizations to streamline business processes, GlobalScan, an enterprise document scanning and routing solution that enhances organizational workflows while adhering to security policies and government regulations, and Print Director, a comprehensive print management solution which allows users to understand and manage printing costs to reduce Total Cost of Ownership.  



In addition to its booth displays, Ricoh will be conducting workshops that focus on leveraging existing infrastructures with document management devices to improve quality, productivity and visibility of business processes.

For information on Ricoh’s complete line of products, visit Ricoh’s Insights 08 booth #607 or visit www.ricoh-usa.com. 

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 14 - RICOH TO EXHIBIT AND SPEAK AT INSIGHTS 08
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that AppConnector™ by Karora Technologies, a developer of software components and solutions built for medium-sized enterprises, passed Ricoh’s compatibility testing. Ricoh’s DocumentMall solution works with Karora Technologies’ AppConnector to further streamline document management processes efficiently. In addition, Karora Technologies joins Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program and will work jointly with Ricoh to offer solutions that focus on delivering value and solving business problems. 

Ricoh’s DocumentMall, a web-based document management software-as-a-service solution (SaaS), provides users with a Web interface that features point-and-click navigation and the ability to drag and drop documents and folders from users’ desktops into DocumentMall.  While DocumentMall serves as a comprehensive solution for storing and sharing documents and files, the addition of AppConnector will enable the program to offer automated query searches & document inserts.  As a result, users can easily gather files or locate and resolve errors.  

When paired with App Connector, DocumentMall’s enhanced capabilities will allow organizations to greatly improve operational costs and time efficiency.  These benefits make this solution an ideal choice for industries that rely on document management and retrieval services such as higher education, healthcare, and financial services.  The combined technology also allows businesses to access their files in an efficient and secure manner as the technology offers encryption and password protection to be added to the electronic documents. 

When utilizing this enriched solution, current DocumentMall users will experience no learning curve because AppConnector operates on the back end of this SaaS solution. Furthermore, to access AppConnector, users simply need to click on a floating button bar that is added to a user’s desktop without any changes to their business applications or   DocumentMall’s graphic user interface.  

“This Ricoh and Karora partnership will allow us to provide our clients with innovative solutions that optimize key business support processes and we look forward to working together to bring them to the market,” said Pete McBride, co-founder and chief executive officer, Karora Technologies.  

Ricoh’s Alliance Program partners with leading software, consulting and technology companies and content management systems integrators to provide innovative business solutions. There are two divisions within the Alliance Program, the Strategic Alliance Program and the Technology Alliance Program. Karora Technologies joined the Technology Alliance Program, which is comprised of third party software and hardware companies that specialize in niche solution offerings that complement Ricoh hardware and software technologies, as a bronze member. In addition, Karora Technologies is part of the Ricoh Developer Program™ (RiDP), which offers software vendors, systems integrators, value-added resellers, and in-house developers with access to the support, tools and services needed to integrate solutions with Ricoh hardware and software products.

“Karora Technologies is a welcomed addition to the Technology Alliance Program,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas. “Karora focus on innovative business technology makes it an ideal partner to help Ricoh further strengthen the value of our document management and storage solutions.”

About Karora

Karora Technologies creates elegant software components and solutions – designed to help enterprises efficiently manage information, documents, applications and data by communicating between systems, offices, suppliers and business partners, through portals and on the Web. Karora Connector™ products utilize an open technology framework and offer a high degree of functionality, effortless extensibility and quick implementation. Karora Technologies is a privately held corporation serving customers across all major industries, including insurance, financial services, education, healthcare, government and manufacturing, and provides integration suites that are compatible with most popular Line of Business applications.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 13 - RICOH’S DOCUMENTMALL™ RECEIVES BOOST FROM KARORA TECHNOLOGIES
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced MBM Corporation, a producer of world-class business shredders and state-of-the-art finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries, is joining Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program as a bronze member.  Working with MBM supports Ricoh’s on-going commitment to align itself with partners who share in its vision and dedication to provide the best possible resources for its customers.   

MBM’s primary divisions focus on security and finishing, including products such as SHREDMANä business shredders and Kutrimmer® trimmers, respectively.  With identity theft affecting more than 700,000 people per year, the need for document shredders in the workplace has never been greater.  MBM’s product offerings range from desk side models such as the SHREDMAN 2404 to more robust models like the SHREDMAN 4005.  

MBM’s finishing solutions provide the customer with multiple options that easily integrate with Ricoh’s extensive line of products.  For instance, the Ricoh customer might use a digital duplicator system but also has a need for a finishing tool such as a collator or an automatic folder.  To complete the system and accent the Ricoh digital duplicator, MBM can provide the needed finishing tool.  With other products such as Triumph® cutters and Sprint® booklet makers there are many ways MBM and Ricoh can present multiple product options to their customers.
  
“MBM is continually looking for bigger and better ways to enhance the experience of our customer base,” said Ned Ginsburg, president and chief financial officer, MBM Corporation.  “By officially partnering with Ricoh, we are able to best suit the needs of the customer and afford them a competitive edge.”

There are two divisions within the Alliance Program, the Strategic Alliance Program and the Technology Alliance Program.  MBM Corporation has joined the Technology Alliance Program, which is comprised of third party software and hardware companies that specialize in niche solution offerings that complement Ricoh hardware and software technologies.  

“Ricoh has worked with MBM for many years and we are delighted to welcome them into the Technology Alliance Program,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Through this alliance, Ricoh and MBM will partner to focus on dealer relations and collaborate on opportunities within the industry for the benefit of both organizations and our customers.”
 
About MBM Corporation

Headquartered in historic Charleston, South Carolina, the MBM Corporation distributes world-class Destroyit® and SHREDMAN™ business shredders along with state-of-the-art finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries.  

MBM folders, collators, and booklet making systems provide today’s in-plant, quick print, and on-demand markets with advanced finishing solutions. Cutting edge technology such as microprocessor-based controls, LCD display panels, and sophisticated automated programs ensure the highest levels of productivity.

Superior products at competitive prices, along with the best service and technical support in the industry have made MBM the leader in paper handling equipment for over 60 years.

For more information, please contact MBM Corporation at 800-223-2508, or online at: www.mbmcorp.com.


About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 12 - RICOH ADDS MBM CORPORATION TO TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE PROGRAM
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, will be demonstrating Ricoh® Transaction Link, a document storage solution for accounting services, at this year’s JavaOne conference. The conference, which takes place in San Francisco May 6-9, will host more than 15,000 attendees from the JavaOne technology community.  

Along with demonstrating Transaction Link, Ricoh will also be highlighting the benefits of the Ricoh Developer Program™ (RiDP™).  The RiDP offers all the tools, including Ricoh’s embedded software architecture support and services needed for third-party developers to integrate their solution-based products with hardware and software from Ricoh.  The goal of the program is to help facilitate the process of preparing a product for market with a flexible, affordable and accessible method that enables the developer to create customized solutions tailored to meet specific customer needs.  The Developer Program is ideal for Independent Software Vendors and companies with in-house developers.  Participation in the RiDP affords developers multiple benefits such as access to advanced development tools; technical support from the RiDP engineering team; a set of services which facilitate development, such as training and access to SDK beta versions; a series of marketing benefits; customizable solutions that enhance and maintain customer satisfaction/loyalty; and open-standard technologies to build high-level solutions.  

Transaction Link is targeted for small- to medium-sized businesses and enables users to streamline financial document processing while increasing productivity and compliance with regulatory requirements.  Transaction Link supports multiple products and will be used with Ricoh’s MP C3500 at JaveOne to demonstrate its easy integration with products.  

Transaction Link offers document management capabilities to enable quick and reliable search and retrieval.  The solution provides reporting tools such as a missing document report for internal and external audit compliance to minimize the time employees must spend combing through paper files.  Also, the middleware is easy-to-install and can be deployed immediately since it is designed to integrate with existing business systems.   Users can quickly master the program as it relies on familiar interfaces and commands of current accounting systems and Ricoh MFPs and it also optimizes document security by seamlessly utilizing existing Sage Software, which is a member of the RiDP, network credentials.

Known for its functionality and usability, Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 ERP systems are critical to the successful implementation of Transaction Link.  The software offers solutions to aid in accounting, distribution, manufacturing and e-business management processes. Additionally, the Sage MAS 200 software acts as a client/server platform to efficiently distribute and support data integrity.

For information on Ricoh’s complete line of products, visit Ricoh’s JaveOne Booth #512 or visit www.ricoh-usa.com. 

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $19 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 6 - RICOH ATTENDS 2008 JAVAONESM CONFERENCE
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today that for the fourth consecutive year, it will present the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) on Thursday, May 15, 2008.  This year’s event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia from Sunday, May 11th through Friday, May 16th.

The annual Ricoh Sustainable Development Award provides scholarships to high school students whose projects contain technological and scientific innovations that best reflect the principles of sustainability by balancing economic development with environmental responsibility.  The competition is designed to foster dialogue and awareness of sustainable development by reinforcing the importance of pairing innovation with social responsibility. 

Ricoh will be awarding two $25,000 scholarships to students that exhibit the most outstanding projects that promote sustainable business practices  A team of judges, comprised of engineers, scientists, business professionals and educators, will review entries among all the general award categories to determine the winner of the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award.  

“For decades, Ricoh has been a leader in creating green technologies and products to help businesses operate efficiently with the greater good of our earth in mind,” said Kirk Yoshida, chairman & CEO, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “We’re proud to sponsor the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award at Intel’s ISEF and hope to encourage the young minds of today to develop solutions that will benefit the environment tomorrow.”

The Intel ISEF 2008 is the world’s largest annual celebration of science for high school students, bringing together nearly 1,500 students from over 40 nations.  Students compete for over $4 million in scholarships and other awards including internships and grants for scientific field trips. Since its inception in 1950, the International Science and Engineering Fair has been administered by Society for Science & the Public, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of science around the globe.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 5 - RICOH SPONSORS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD AT INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of office equipment in the United States, announced today it has acquired Associated Business Systems (ABS), a Ricoh dealer headquartered in Portland, OR.  This acquisition signals a major expansion by Ricoh in the Pacific Northwest marketplace.

Effective immediately, Associated Business Systems will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Americas Corporation and be known as Associated Business Systems – A Ricoh Company.  Craig Knouf, president of ABS will remain in his current position and have day-to-day responsibility for all sales, service and administrative operations.  Additionally, Knouf will be responsible for Ricoh Business Solutions (RBS), operations in Oregon and Washington and will work to integrate these operations over the next few months.  
  
“We are very pleased to have ABS as a member of the Ricoh Group as we expand our operations in the Pacific Northwest, which has proven to be a most competitive marketplace,” said Kirk Yoshida, chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “By bringing Craig Knouf into the Ricoh Group, we will have an established and successful business owner overseeing Ricoh operations.  Craig has been an outstanding Ricoh dealer and is well positioned to help us grow and succeed in this market,” Yoshida added.

“I look forward to helping Ricoh continue its growth in the Pacific Northwest by offering the most advanced product line in the industry,” said Craig Knouf, president of ABS  “No other company is better positioned than Ricoh to be a top performer in this marketplace.  
The merging of the RBS operations into ABS creates a very powerful, entrepreneurial business with tremendous resources to deliver to our customers at a local level,” Knouf added. 




ABS was founded in 1997, and has 176 employees.  ABS has been named to INC. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.  Additionally, ABS was named 2007 Dealer of the Year by the Business Technology Association and ABS was recently awarded Ricoh’s Chairman’s Award. 


About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMay 1 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION ACQUIRES ASSOCIATED BUSINESS SYSTEMS

April 2008

Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today that it has contributed $10,000 to the National Forest Foundation (NFF), for the post-fire reforestation in California, specifically in the San Bernardino National Forest.  The National Forest Foundation is the nation’s only conservation organization dedicated to addressing the issues facing National Forests.

The goal of the National Forest Foundation is to raise $250,000 intended solely for the reforestation of San Bernardino National Forest.  This focused effort is due to the wildfires that raged through and destroyed much of the region in October 2007.  Ricoh’s contribution, which enhances its longstanding commitment to forest ecosystem conservation, will be leveraged in conjunction with all funds raised through this initiative. 

“Making a contribution to help support the National Forest Foundation is a natural fit for Ricoh since it aligns with our corporate vision of conserving natural resources and being effective ambassadors for the environment,” said Kirk Yoshida, Chairman & CEO, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  

The seedlings for this project are now being harvested in a Forest Service Greenhouse in preparation for a spring 2009 planting. Ultimately, these new trees will restore habitat for sensitive and endangered species, help improve water quality in the San Jacinto Basin, and store carbon to ameliorate the effects of climate change.

As a global citizen, Ricoh has a longstanding commitment to promoting a sustainable society where environmental impact is limited to a level within the Earth’s self-recovery capabilities. Key to this effort is engaging in global conservation activities, in partnership with organizations and local communities that balance the vital ecosystem with particular emphasis on forest conservation initiatives.  Since 1999, Ricoh has invested in more than a dozen forest conservation projects in countries such as Bangladesh, Russia, Malaysia, Mexico, Japan and the United States. 

About Ricoh Americas Corporation 
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 8.4 percent increase over the previous year. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation is an industry leader in creating innovate products and management processes that promote sustainability. As the Total Green Office Solution provider, Ricoh offers products, services and document management solutions that promote energy efficiency, pollution prevention, waste reduction and resource recycling.  In early 2008, Corporate Knights Inc. of Canada named Ricoh one of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” for the fourth consecutive year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. Information about 
RicohApr 22 - RICOH CONTRIBUTES TO THE NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, will host an “Employee Electronics Recycle Program” on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd.  As part of Ricoh’s Total Green Office Solution environmental program the Recycles Day mission is to get everyone to recycle unwanted electronic equipment and to keep it out of landfills.  Employees at Ricoh’s New Jersey facilities in Montville and West Caldwell as well as three Ricoh locations in Atlanta will be participating in the program.

Ricoh, a recognized leader in environmental conservation and a charter member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, will set up collection sites at its facilities for employees to drop off unwanted computers, keyboards, televisions, modems, fax machines, printers, scanners, handheld games, telephones, cell phones, cameras, pagers, VCRs, tape decks, CD players, movie projectors, tape recorders, radios, and other electronic products.  All of the equipment that is collected will be sent to a certified de-manufacturer to be processed. The materials will be returned to the appropriate commodity materials streams for use in manufacturing other products. Zero material will be disposed in landfills.
“Ricoh continues to be a leader in creating environmentally friendly products that reduce ozone layer depletion, global warming, toxic waste and reducing carbon footprints,” said Kirk Yoshida, chairman & CEO of Ricoh Americas Corporation.   “The preservation and protection of the environment is critical to Ricoh and is top of mind in the development of all of our products, as we not only seek to give back to our customers and employees, but to protect our plant as well.”

About Ricoh Americas Corporation 
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 8.4 percent increase over the previous year. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation is an industry leader in creating innovate products and management processes that promote sustainability. As the Total Green Office Solution provider, Ricoh offers products, services and document management solutions that promote energy efficiency, pollution prevention, waste reduction and resource recycling.  In early 2008, Corporate Knights Inc. of Canada named Ricoh one of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” for the fourth consecutive year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. Information about 
RicohApr 21 - RICOH CONDUCTS ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY FOR EMPLOYEES
Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today that its Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) is offering Smart Business Seminars on critical production printing topics to provide additional value and service to current and prospective customers.  PPBG developed the seminars to better meet the specific business needs of attendees in its three core segments – In-plants, Graphic Arts and Data Centers.  Designed to be an educational forum, these seminars offer segment-focused information that includes national industry speakers, hands-on exercises, technology demonstrations, and take-away operational assessment tools for real-life applications.

Smart Business Seminars (visit www.ricohsmartbusiness.com to register) have been held in Atlanta and Philadelphia and will tour across the country in six additional cities through the month of September, 2008 including:
·	Los Angeles, CA on April 16
·	New York, NY on May 14
·	Washington, D.C. on June 11 
·	Chicago, IL on July 16 
·	Detroit, MI on August 20 
·	Houston, TX on September 17 

For the In-plant Smart Business Seminars, attendees will explore the four core focus areas for strengthening their in-plants, participate in exercises to enhance their strategic perception, receive tools to analyze their operational effectiveness, and engage in a lively discussion of current in-plant and graphic arts industry trends.  To enhance the relevancy of the workshop, PPBG’s Greg Cholmondeley will lead the discussion along with special guest speaker Andrew Paparozzi, vice president and chief economist for NAPL (the National Association for Print Leadership).  Paparozzi’s nationally respected perspective on the economic and business trends in the graphic arts industry, and Cholmondeley’s years of analytical and practical experience will equip attendees with the necessary tools to take their in-plant businesses to the next level by providing critical, and often overlooked insights on how to improve operations and the value brought to clients and parent organizations.

Participants at the Graphic Arts Smart Business Seminars will learn the six best practices for enabling the print-for-pay provider to create a successful and profitable customer engagement.  Attendees will learn relevant lessons such as how to build credibility by using proven steps to define objectives for marketing projects, understand budgets as well as how to develop a strategic and targeted value proposition.  PPBG’s John Kaufman will facilitate this discussion with guest speaker Dave Erlandson, general manager of Caslon & Co., a firm that specializes in helping companies take advantage of new business opportunities through digital printing.  These seminars will guide attendees on how to be a more trusted business partner by uncovering customer’s real-time business and marketing issues.  This session will also highlight today’s key trends in digital printing and show customers how to most effectively create strategic solutions and sales tools to increase their businesses’ bottom-line. 

In today’s competitive business environments, data center customers need to ensure that their transactional documents are produced and delivered in the most cost efficient and timely manner.  

For the Data Center Smart Business Seminars, customers will learn best practices on how to create stand-out documents that are efficiently delivered.  Special guest speakers Irene Etzkorn, simplification practice advisor for Siegel & Gale, and Kemal Carr, president of Madison Advisors, an independent analyst firm, will join PPBG’s Kurt Konow to lead customers through what it takes to operate a highly successful, competitive data center with the most up-to-date business processes.  Among the key lessons attendees will learn include how to design effective documents that cut through the clutter as well as the most efficient practices from production to delivery.

 “We are proud to be offering these seminars as they address current and critical issues faced by customers today.  By providing tangible resources and best practices to address these challenges, we are providing a platform for companies to differentiate from the competition and improve bottom-line business results,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of Marketing, PPBG, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  

For more information on PPBG please visit www.ricoh-usa.com/ppbg.

About Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group
The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology, and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers to cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today’s rapid turnaround and high-quality demands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ and is a subsidiary of the $17 billion Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

Information about Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.

#	#	#Apr 14 - RICOH PRODUCTION PRINTING BUSINESS GROUP CONDUCTS EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS TO IMPROVE CUSTOMERS’ BOTTOM-LINE RESULTS
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched the Ricoh® AficioÒ MP 6000/ MP 7000/ MP 8000 Series.  These monochrome systems incorporate state-of-the-art copy, usability features, and quick print capabilities as well as advanced technology and security features.  Ideal for mid- to high-volume environments, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series provides fast print speeds, superior control and easy-to-use features to help users save time and money.

The Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series replaces the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series.  To meet the changing needs of the marketplace, Ricoh upgraded the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series and increased its print speeds to offer users more efficient and productive copiers at an aggressive price point.  With speeds of 60 pages per minute (ppm), 70 ppm and 80 ppm, respectively, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series provides users with professional, high-quality, black and white prints.  In addition, quick warm-up times and a single-pass duplexing document feeder that scans up to 75 originals per-minute help accelerate workflow in fast-paced work environments.  Users can also benefit from comprehensive faxing capabilities with the optional facsimile hardware.

Ricoh also makes advanced functions simple with a user-friendly display.  The Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series incorporates an easy-to-read touch-screen control panel.  Large, bright type and shortcut buttons allow jobs to be quickly selected, cutting through the standard menu pages to get users started and finished faster.  The operation panel can be customized using the Java-compatible (J2ME) software development program so the system aligns with unique business needs.  In addition, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series enables users to create professional documents effortlessly with advanced external finishing options such as a cover interposer, a 100-sheet stapling finisher, the Ricoh BK5010 Production Booklet Maker, and a Z-fold unit that cuts down over-sized documents to a more convenient size.  Also available are two or three-hole punch units and a more advanced system that uses the in-line GBC III StreamPunch unit with interchangeable die set to accommodate nine types of hole punching.

The Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series is also compatible with the new software solutions that Ricoh debuted at AIIM/On Demand in March 2008, including eCopy ShareScan Suite document scanning and security solutions for a variety of workgroup sizes, Print Director Assessment and Cost Recovery software solutions, and Ricoh Dataworks3 middleware solution designed to enhance variable data printing (VDP).

Maintaining document security is essential in today’s business environment, so Ricoh equipped the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 with reliable and effective security solutions to protect information from print to transmission to distribution.  Latent images on the internal hard drive are removed through the optional DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), while confidential information can be safeguarded with the Unauthorized Copy Control feature that protects sensitive documents with an embedded message that appears if a document is copied.  Users can ensure confidentiality with Locked Print, which releases files for output only after the correct password is entered.  Additionally, passwords can be assigned to PDFs that only intended recipients would have access to and up to 500 user codes can be assigned to employees or departments to prevent unauthorized usage of the systems.

Ricoh’s continued dedication developing environmentally friendly products shines through in the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series.  These systems are ENERGY STAR® qualified and incorporate superior energy and supply-saving features including Quick Start-Up (QSU) technology, power-saving sleep modes, toner recycling, low noise levels and minimal ozone emissions. The products are also Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant.

The Aficio MP 6000 is available at a suggested retail price of $17,000, the Aficio MP 7000 is available for $21,500, and the Aficio MP 8000 retails for $28,000.  

In addition, the Series is available in a multifunction configuration (the Aficio MP 6000 SP/MP 7000 SP/MP 8000 SP Series) that incorporates printing and scanning capabilities to provide even more versatility.  The Aficio MP 6000 SP retails for $20,300, the Aficio MP 7000 SP has a suggested retail price of $24,800, and the Aficio MP 8000 SP is available for $31,300.  

For more information on Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.   

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohApr 10 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION UNVEILS THE AFICIO MP 6000/ MP 7000/MP 8000 SERIES
Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today that it is a presenting sponsor of Newsweek’s Second Annual Global Environment and Leadership Conference being held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  This conference gathers the top business leaders, academics and policy makers from around the globe, in both public and private sectors, to address the current and future state of the earth’s ecosystem and how best to protect the planet by reducing carbon footprints.

Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, will give the morning keynote address at the conference, followed by panel discussions on topics including Profitability via Sustainability and Politics, Advocacy and The Environment.  Keith Hennessey, assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council at the White House is the luncheon keynote speaker.    

“Ricoh is proud to sponsor the Second Annual Global Environmental Leadership Conference as it aligns with our corporate vision of conserving natural resources and being effective ambassadors for the environment,” said Katsumi “Kirk” Yoshida, chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas Corporation.  

Environmental preservation has been a top priority for Ricoh for over 30 years.  In 1976 Ricoh established an Environmental Protection Group that aims to keep Ricoh’s environmental goals and strategies as a key consideration when planning, developing and designing new products.  Out of this group, Ricoh developed an Environmental Action Plan that envisioned society in 2050 and its impact on the environment and business operations.  The group concluded that companies need to develop specific action plans by focusing on the environment in the long-term.  By taking this action, organizations will be able to maintain operational efficiencies and at the same time reduce their carbon footprints. 

Ricoh was awarded the 2003 World Environment Center’s Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. This award recognizes and honors a corporation that demonstrates preeminent leadership in sustainability and contributes to worldwide environmental quality.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohApr 7 - RICOH SPONSORS NEWSWEEK’S SECOND ANNUAL GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

March 2008

Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that it has been recognized by Everything ChannelMar 31 - RICOH RECOGNIZED BY EVERYTHING CHANNEL’S VARBUSINESS AS A SILVER FIVE-STAR WINNER FOR PARTNER PROFITABILITY
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that for the fifth consecutive year it will maintain a strong advertising presence in the pre-, post- and in game broadcasts of Major League Baseball (MLB) throughout the entire 2008 season.  Ricoh is the sponsor of the broadcasts of Major League Baseball games on FOX Sports Net, the YES Network SportsNet NY and other regional sports networks representing 25 teams in 22 markets.

To build on the momentum Ricoh gained last year, it is continuing with the “I am Your Idea” campaign, which ties into Ricoh’s dependability strategy as well as the overall theme of moving customer ideas forward.  The campaign will include 30-second spots that highlight Ricoh’s overall line of high-quality and reliable products and solutions, including its award-winning color products and line of printers, copiers and multifunction products (MFPs).
  
“We are pleased to continue the ‘I am Your Idea’ advertising strategy as we believe the messages introduced in this campaign of reliability and effective business solutions, truly resonate with our customers,” said Kirk Yoshida, chairman & CEO, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “We are excited to be sending our message to Major League Baseball fans for the fifth consecutive year and are confident that our message will continue to be seen by millions of baseball fans in 2008.” 

This year Ricoh Company, Ltd., the parent company of Ricoh Americas Corporation will sponsor the “2008 Ricoh Major League Baseball Opening Series,” which is taking place in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo Dome.  Sponsoring the opening series in Japan is part of Ricoh’s strategy to enhance the power of its brand globally.  Ricoh’s title sponsorship includes the opening series of Major League Baseball between the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics, on March 25 and March 26.  

About Ricoh Americas Corporation  
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics.

Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  Ricoh’s line of document management devices include: color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems.  Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow.  Ricoh’s hardware and software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  

Information about RicohMar 24 - RICOH CONTINUES FIFTH SEASON OF ADVERTISING WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that its online document management and storage solution, DocumentMall™ 9.1, received a “Five Star” overall rating from Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI), the leading global provider of critical test reports on document imaging products.  This enhanced version of Ricoh’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution provides users with a simple interface and more document management flexibility to improve day-to-day business operations.

DocumentMall 9.1 scored extremely well in the usability, value and security categories of BLI’s extensive analysis of the solution.  The software employs an updated Web interface that features point-and-click navigation and intuitive, menu-driven functionality to optimize performance and shorten the learning curve for new users.  To streamline the process of importing documents into DocumentMall 9.1, users can drag-and-drop documents and folders from their desktops into DocumentMall 9.1.  Users can also create subscriptions for commonly accessed folders and documents in the system that can easily be accessed through quick-links in a specified directory.  A viewer application enables users to view, print and collaborate on documents from a range of programs, even if that application is not available on their desktop.  

As a SaaS solution, DocumentMall 9.1 is an ideal solution for small to mid-sized businesses, as it eliminates the cost to purchase, implement and maintain a server-based document management solution.  It helps customers lower distribution costs like shipping and courier services.  Customers may subscribe to the service in either one- and three-year durations suiting both short- and long-term storage and document management needs.  Subscriptions begin at Suggested Retail Price $800 (SRP) per year, but can be tailored to customers’ unique storage capacity needs to keep costs down.  DocumentMall 9.1 also boasts an intuitive set-up and activation process.  Users only need a PC and an Internet connection to access DocumentMall and use its various options to independently handle a wide variety of applications.

DocumentMall 9.1 includes extensive privacy options to maintain document security.  The solution offers secure and direct scanning from Ricoh’s multifunctional products (MFPs) with barcode indexing for low to moderate scanning, and Upload Agent for high volume document upload with third-party conversion software.  In addition, e-mail alerts can be established to allow users to track when documents are altered, and robust audit reporting is available to track all transactions that are performed within the system.  Seven levels of user access controls define which users can view documents and folders, and can also prevent files from being edited by unauthorized users.

“BLI’s ‘Five Star’ rating is a prestigious industry recognition, and Ricoh is proud that DocumentMall 9.1 received such high marks,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Document Services and Solutions Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “DocumentMall 9.1 is an indispensable asset to many of our customers who are looking for a secure, user-friendly and cost-effective storage solution.”

DocumentMall was first introduced in 2001.  To learn more about the features and benefits of DocumentMall, and to see an online demonstration, please visit http://www.documentmall.com/.  
For information about Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Buyers Laboratory

For more than 47 years, Buyers Laboratory has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI’s US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover 10,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company’s bliQ competitive information service. This encyclopedic resource also provides quick and easy access to BLI’s First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, Digital Imaging Review and Business Consumer’s Advisor newsletters and OEM library. 

In addition to the testing of office equipment for its subscribers, Buyers Laboratory provides a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors), software and solutions evaluations and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers). 
For more information on Buyers Laboratory, please call (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com or e-mail info@buyerslab.com.

About Ricoh’s Document Solutions & Services Division

The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSSD) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of software solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies.  DSSD is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.  

DSSD offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin, and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

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All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.Mar 17 - BUYERS LABORATORY, INC. HONORS RICOH’S DOCUMENTMALL 9.1 STORAGE SOLUTION WITH FIVE STAR RECOGNITION
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio MP 2550B/MP 2550 and MP 3350B/MP 3350 Digital Imaging Systems. Ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, the MP 2550 and MP 3350 models have color scanning capabilities that produce clear images, store documents securely and boost productivity and efficiency.  

The MP 2550/MP 3350 models are replacing the MP 2510 and the MP 3010.  The Aficio MP 2550 and MP 3350 come standard with monochrome printing, copying and color and black-and-white scanning capabilities out of the box in two pre-configured models – the SP and SPF (the SPF includes faxing capabilities).  The Aficio MP 2550B and MP 3350B come with copying capabilities and have a flexible upgrade path which includes monochrome printing, scanning and faxing that allows features to be added as users’ document management needs evolve over time.  

The Aficio MP 2550B/MP 2550 and MP 3350B/MP 3350 improve overall productivity with a print speed of 25 pages per minute (ppm) and 33 ppm, respectively.  Designed to make professional business documents easier to produce, the MP 2550 and MP 3350 models offer a 1,000-sheet booklet finisher and optional hole-punching  a Ricoh first for Segment 2 Black & White.  These models also include special design features that provide ease of use, such as a Full-Color VGA Control Touch Panel, easy-access paper tray handles and animated menu guidance. 

In today’s business environment, security plays a crucial role, especially since compliance regulations, such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley, make it necessary to keep confidential records secure.  With the MP 2550B/MP 2550 and MP 3350B/MP 3350, administrators can restrict access to the system to only the users who are authorized with Windows/LDAP/Kerberos Authentication.  The Locked Print feature is another security function that allows users to protect confidential documents from being seen or accidentally picked up in the output tray by unauthorized parties.  For organizations to meet the highest security requirements, customers can also use the DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) to prevent the possibility of reconstructing data from “latent images” on the internal hard drive.  

“We are pleased to introduce the Aficio MP 2550B/MP 2550 and the MP 3350B/
MP 3350 as we believe these document imaging systems meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment,” said Michael Hunter, director of product marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “These models incorporate high productivity and security with a low total cost of ownership that our customers have come to expect from Ricoh products.” 

To enhance organizational efficiency, the MP 2550 and MP 3350 models can store up to 3,000 frequently used documents in its Document Server, where they can be instantly accessed for reprinting, re-faxing or re-scanning. Furthermore, users can prioritize job lists by automatically moving the most critical jobs to the head of the print queue to ensure they are finished first.  In addition, the MP 2550 and MP 3350 models offer full-color thumbnail previewing on the control panel that improves productivity and accuracy as users can preview images to confirm that scanned documents are captured correctly prior to distribution.

Equipped with Web SmartDeviceMonitor, these digital imaging systems allow centralized configuration, monitoring and management of multiple connected Ricoh devices.  The MP 2550 and the MP 3350 also include auto e-mail notification that sends a report to a designated e-mail address when the machine is not operating at optimum performance levels, maximizing uptime.  In addition, the @Remote Intelligent Management System saves administrators time as it automatically places a detailed request for service when needed, eliminating the need for users to initiate service calls, which reduces the total cost of ownership.

The Aficio MP 2550B/SP/SPF models are available at the suggested retail prices of $5,085/$7,035/$8,130 and the Aficio MP 3350B/SP/SPF at $6,435/$8,385  $9,480, respectively.

To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of multifunction products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.  

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMar 13 - RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO MP 2550B/MP 2550 AND MP 3350B/MP 3350 DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEMS
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that the Ricoh Ring Binder RB5000 has been honored at this year’s ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition with a Best of Show award in the Bindery/Finishing/Mailing Equipment category.  The RB5000 was selected for its industry-leading, fully automated in-line ring binding system that enables users to create finished ring bound books right from their desktop.  The awards were announced during a ceremony at ON DEMAND on March 4, 2008.

InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, partnered with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition to produce the awards program.  The ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition is the worldMar 5 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION WINS ON DEMAND BEST OF SHOW AWARD
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, is showcasing key products that help to streamline businesses’ document workflow at the AIIM ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition 2008 from March 3-6 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts (booth #631).

Some of the Ricoh products attendees at AIIM ON DEMAND will see in the Ricoh booth include:

Ricoh Pro C900
As part of Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG), this color digital printer offers large production capacity, and high-productivity with speeds of 90 pages per minute (ppm) in black and white and full color, even when printing on heavy stock paper. 
The C900 is user-friendly and includes the latest Ricoh image processing technology as well as the Fiery controller for high-image quality and precise printing for high-volume print customers to enjoy.  In addition, this device offers flexible media options, supporting large format up to SRA3 size and heavy stock up to 300gsm. This production-printing device will also utilize an expanded range of inline finishing devices, including ring binder, perfect binder, Plockmatic booklet maker, and GBC punch unit. The official international launch of the C900 will be at Drupa, May 29-June 11 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
DDP 184 
An additional product from Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG), the DDP 184 is a leader in the emerging dual-engine printer technology.  At 184 images-per-minute (ipm), it is one of the fastest duplexing cut-sheet printers on the market and is ideal for production and data center environments.  Combined with the ability to add highlight color, in addition to Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR), the result is an exceptional printer that offers unmatched flexibility and speed.  Furthermore, the DDP 184 is designed with customer replaceable consumables.  Toner, developer, drum, and the fusing web can be replaced by the customer, maximizing uptime and increasing overall productivity.  

Ricoh Pro 1356EX
Ideal for a variety of environments, the Ricoh Pro 1356EX boasts output of 135 ppm.  Offering a large standard memory of 256 MB RAM, this MFP provides fast and efficient workflow with superior dependability.  This user-friendly MFP includes a network scan-to-email and scan-to-file with printer and scanner kit option.  In addition, the 1356EX features a large, dual language color touch panel display for simple access to all functions, and enables uninterrupted output with dual toner bottles. 

Aficio MP C7500
The recently introduced Aficio MP C7500 is a high performance, color multifunctional product (MFP) that features fast speeds of 70 pages per minute (ppm) for full-color and 75 ppm for black & white.  Designed for general office environments looking to incorporate color into their documents, the Aficio MP C7500 is also well suited for Central Reprographics Departments (CRDs) and commercial print shops as well as graphic houses looking to augment their current printing services in a cost effective manner.  This product creates professional-looking documents with finishing options such as stapling, booklet finishing, and hole punching.

Aficio MP W3600
The Ricoh Aficio MP W3600 is a wide format MFP that allows users to produce crisp black & white documents with 600 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution.  To enhance ease of use, the MP W3600 has a large, brightly lit LCD control panel that allows users to preview up to a 12” x 18” documents prior to transmission.  The MP W3600 saves users’ valuable office space as it features an upper output stacker that holds up to 50 sheets and eliminates downtime with the two roll paper holders.   

Aficio SP W2470
Designed for compact spaces, the Aficio SP W2470 wide format product features a large range of capabilities that help improve productivity while keeping the total cost of ownership low.  By producing sharp, high quality black & white documents at 600 dpi resolution, the SP W2470 enables small office environments to improve productivity.  To further increase productivity, the SP W2470 has the ability to stamp documents with dates, page numbers, headers and footers prior to printing, storing, or retrieving them for reprinting. In addition, handling large print runs is easy with the 50-sheet output and 40-sheet bottom stackers.  

HQ9000
The Ricoh Priport HQ9000 digital duplicator is a low-cost solution for high-volume printing needs.  At a low total cost of ownership, the HQ9000 has a print speed of 135 ppm for 8.5” x 11” and 120 ppm for 11” x 17” documents.  Designed to produce high quality products, the output is clear at 600 x 600 dpi, and the HQ900 handles a wide array of paper stock, including envelopes, vellum and NCR in weights from 12.5 lb. Bond to 110 lb. Index.  The large, interactive touch screen simplifies system operation, and the HQ900 easily connects with any standalone computer or network operation system with optional PostScript 3 interface to make incorporating this printer an easy transition for the entire organization. 

DX 4640PD
As the industry’s first duplexing digital duplicator, the Ricoh Priport DX 4640PD is specifically engineered to deliver large volumes of two-sided output with excellent image quality and outstanding cost efficiency.  Users can complete large jobs quickly with output speeds of up to 120 ppm for two-sided 8.5” x 11” documents, or 240 ipm.  One-sided documents have output speeds of up to 135 ppm.  To boost overall efficiency, users can store frequently duplicated documents on the hard drive for instant reprints and can maximize efficiency as the DX 4640PD serves as a high-volume network printer as well as a digital copier.  

TC-IIR
The Ricoh TC-IIR Digital Production Printer enables users to print two-color documents in a single pass, allowing commercial reproduction departments to produce more jobs in-house, eliminating the time and cost involved with outsourcing color projects. In order to create clear and crisp images, the TC-IIR incorporates the Exclusive Dual Cylinder Port design, which guarantees virtual “dot-on-dot” registration of two-color documents.  Users can complete and customize jobs easily with a user-friendly LCD display control.  Furthermore, to produce professional-looking documents effortlessly, the TC-IIR handles card stock, NCR and embossed papers with equal ease.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohMar 4 - RICOH SHOWCASES STATE-OF-THE-ART PRODUCTS AT AIIM ON DEMAND 2008
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced that it will be exhibiting multiple document management software solutions at its booth (#631) during the AIIM International Exposition and Conference in Boston, MA this week.  Housed at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the event will run from March 3-6.

Among Ricoh Alliance Partner software solutions that will be available for demonstration include:

·	DocumentMall™ 9.1 – A preview for Salesforce.com users on how they can utilize DocumentMall 9.1 to scan, share and store documents, such as invoices, contracts and nondisclosure agreements, and link them to stored customer records inside the Salesforce database.  

·	eCopy Desktop™ – Intended for use by one-person, this is the first in eCopy’s new document imaging portfolio.  It allows users to scan paper documents and create PDF files as well as edit and secure paper documents and then share them with others.  

·	eCopy ShareScan® Essentials™ – Ideal for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs), this solution securely captures and shares documents via a Ricoh MFP.  Also, optional application connectors can be added to integrate it directly into other business software applications.

·	eCopy ShareScan Suite™ - This enterprise solution provides a high-level of application connectivity and includes out-of-the-box integration to content management, e-mail, fax, database, collaboration and cost recovery software applications, including eCopy Desktop. 

·	eCopy Common Access Card – Initially designed for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), eCopy’s Common Access Cards (CACs) allow government employees to securely identify themselves, log in at the MFP, and scan documents directly to electronic workflows or business software applications – ensuring access to authorized users only.

·	Equitrac Office® and Equitrac Express® – Available with the latest release of Ricoh Print Copy & Control (PCC) 3.1, these print tracking and cost management solutions enhance organizations’ ability to manage content and information and create a secure environment for Ricoh MFPs.

·	Fabsoft’s Modular Object Scanning Technology 2.0 (MOST 2.0) – A plug-in for FabSoft’s core product, Reform, FabSoft’s MOST 2.0 is an advanced scanning solution that can be tailored to meet an organizations specific document workflow needs. It also offers proximity swipe card access that enables users to have an account monitoring and security advantage.

·	GlobalScan 3.1 with Equitrac - Designed for large enterprise organizations, government office environments, schools and libraries that work in document-intensive environment, this version of GlobalScan 3.1 is compatible with Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express solutions.  It provides tracking and accountability functions for efficient reporting of scanned documents.

·	Kofax’s Document Exchange Server – Combined with Ricoh’s MFPs, Kofax’s Document Exchange Server enables business processes to be accelerated by capturing paper documents and forms and transforming them into accurate, retrievable electronic files.  

·	NSi AutoStore – A full-service document capture software solution that captures print or electronic documents, processes them into various digitized formats, and then routes them to virtually any destination, helping improve productivity, security and compliance.

During the conference, Ricoh will also be highlighting a list of proprietary solutions developed in-house, such as:

·	Card Authentication Platform – Designed to control user’s access to MFPs, this platform allows administrators to authenticate users for scanning, faxing, copying, and printing from a central device via an identification card.  

·	Ricoh Dataworks3 - This software suite is a middleware solution designed to enhance variable data printing (VDP) and features three tailored software programs:

o	Dataworks3 DM - Enables organizations to add text and graphics to a standard template to easily customize one-on-one direct mail materials such as flyers, postcards, letters, etc.  
o	Dataworks3 SMB - Designed for SMBs, it streamlines the creation and distribution of transactional documents by allowing the user to automatically fill out pre-designed forms with transactional data and arrange scheduled queries, data processing, document development, and printing. 
o	Dataworks3 PRO – This software solution lets a large business apply consumer spending habits data to transpromotional documents.

·	DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) – A security feature on many Ricoh MFPs that automatically overwrites latent information on the devices’ hard drive after each copy, print and scan job.  

·	Embedded Print Director 5.2 – This solution implements a centralized management system for all copying activities performed on Ricoh MFPs throughout an organization, resulting in reduced waste and controlled spending.

·	GlobalScan™ 3.1 with Workflow Suite - This upgraded version of GlobalScan 3.1 offers several scanning plug-in features to seamlessly connect multifunction products (MFPs) directly to several different types of systems.  In addition, the Workflow Suite can provide support for over 18 additional back-end Enterprise Document Management Systems (EDMS).

·	IPDS – An integration solution that installs on the hard drive of multifunctional devices and printers and transforms AFP/IPDS to Postscript for professional laser output. 

·	Transaction Link – A powerful middleware solution that bridges the scanning capability of MFPs to associate paper documents with their respective accounting transactions. It can integrate with existing business processes to measurably improve document workflow efficiency, compliance, customer satisfaction and profitability.

·	Web SmartDeviceMonitor – A server-based solution, Web SmartDeviceMonitor allows support personnel to remotely monitor, configure and centrally manage network printing devices.


The AIIM ON DEMAND show floor will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on March 4-5 and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 6. 

To learn more about Ricoh’s products and software solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.


About Ricoh’s Document Solutions & Services Division
The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSSD) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of software solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies.  DSSD is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.  

DSSD offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin, and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

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Mar 4 - RICOH SHOWCASES LEADING SOLUTIONS AT AIIM INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AND CONFERENCE
Ricoh Americas Corporation’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) will be showcasing products and solutions at Booth # 631 along with Ricoh Alliance Partners at the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition 2008 in Boston, MA.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) has formed alliances with partners focusing on solutions that will help printing professionals in high-volume print production environments.  Among the PPBG partners that will be featured in the Ricoh Alliance Program booth include:

EFI - Electronics for Imaging 

Electronics for Imaging (EFI), a leading provider of imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, offers users web-to-print and workflow management solutions.  EFI’s solutions deliver increased productivity, brilliant and consistent color, robust security and enhanced flexibility, enabling users to maximize the performance and productivity of PPBG’s production printing products.
GMC
Boston and Switzerland-based GMC Software Technology offers end-to-end software solutions providing full data integration for designing, composing, and producing customized variable documents.  Its PrintNet software, combined with PPBG production printing products, helps businesses implement high impact, personalized communications programs that improve productivity and cut costs. With PrintNet, Ricoh customers can easily access and utilize valuable content and information to create complex personalized documents.
Objectif Lune
Canada-based Objectif Lune is widely known as a leader in the development and commercialization of variable data documents production software for high-volume applications.  Objectif Lune’s software is highly compatible with PPBG’s production printing products, and covers the whole spectrum of printing and output management of variable data documents.  Its solutions are at work across Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific Rim.  

RSA – Rochester Software Associates
Rochester Software Associates, Inc., an industry-leading supplier of print workflow solutions, has been delivering integrated workflow results since 1986.  RSAMar 4 - RICOH’S PRODUCTION PRINTING BUSINESS GROUP SHOWCASE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FOR PRODUCTION PRINTING AT ON DEMAND
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today is previewing its GlobalScan™ 3.1 with EquitracMar 4 - RICOH INTEGRATES EQUITRAC’S TRACKING AND ACCOUNTABILITY SOLUTIONS WITH GLOBALSCAN VERSION 3.1
Ricoh Americas Corporation, today announced the launch of Ricoh’s Production Workflow Services (RPWS) at the 2008 AIIM ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition.  An enterprise solution based on Ricoh’s Alliance Program partners and professional service offerings of Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG), RPWS enables customers to easily integrate Ricoh’s hardware and software solutions into existing workflows without the need for application re-engineering. 

RPWS, which includes document management for Ricoh’s line of monochrome and color production printing solutions, enables Ricoh to offer a comprehensive suite of software and professional services  that address the challenges faced when combining print centers.  With RPWS, users are provided an extensive portfolio of advanced solutions for web-based job submission, job management, and legacy printing for in-plants, data centers, and graphic arts.  RPWS allows any customer consolidating their print operation support a multi-vendor environment.  Enhanced centralized printing, and the ability to implement enterprise solutions are enabled by RPWS.

One of PPBG’s key partner solutions that will be demonstrated at Ricoh’s booth is Rochester Software Associates (RSA), an industry-leading supplier of print workflow solutions.  RSA’s QDirect is a RPWS partner solution that enhances enterprise document output management with the ability to accept print jobs from multiple sources.  QDirect can manage convergence printing and publishing centers, copy centers, and network printing across the entire enterprise.  Additional software modules from RSA such as WebCRD, QDirect.Scan, among other products, can be integrated into a customized offering to provide web to print, data stream transformation, and distributed scanning, along with job management.  In essence, RPWS provides an umbrella service offering that leverages the strengths of RSA, and other PPBG alliance partners. 

“Understanding the needs of our customers is why we are launching RPWS as it is truly customer-driven,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “RPWS can be tailored to suit any customer’s requirements, enhancing their workflow  by introducing them to new hardware and software solutions that can be easily integrated into their existing system and keep their business operations running smoothly.”

About RSA
Founded in 1986, Rochester Software Associates (RSA) delivers Integrated Workflow Results. RSA’s software solutions consolidate, optimize, and manage data center and network printing, thereby enhancing productivity and lowering costs. RSA enables Internet-based print job submission and fulfillment (WebCRD,), enterprise print workflow management (QDirect) and print transform (M.I.S. Print, IPDSPrint, DTPrint, and RDOPrint). RSA’s software solutions are sold by leaders in the printing industry, including Canon, Canon Business Solutions, IBM, IKON, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Ricoh and Xerox Corporation.


About Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group
The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology, and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today’s rapid turnaround and high-quality demands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

Information about Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.


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Mar 4 - RICOH ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION WORKFLOW SERVICES OFFERING
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today at the AIIM International Exposition and Conference in Boston, MA that it will offer eCopyTM Inc.’s new collection of document imaging applications.  Made up of three software solutions, these applications are designed to meet the document scanning needs of any size workgroup or enterprise.

Compatible with most Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs), eCopy’s new portfolio of document imaging products are versatile solutions.  Embedded in a Ricoh MFP, eCopy’s products convert paper-based information into electronic images that can be incorporated directly into the workflow of critical business processes.  eCopy software also offers an intuitive interface that makes it easy to share electronic documents via e-mail, fax server, content management and collaborative systems.

eCopy Desktop™ ,the first product in eCopy’s new document imaging portfolio, is PC software that improves productivity by enabling office workers to use desktop MFPs and scanners to scan documents and create PDF files. The software makes it easy to capture, edit and secure paper documents so that users can work with and share these documents just as they would electronic files, like those created using Microsoft Word or Excel. It also enables users to combine paper and electronic files into a single PDF document. 
 
Small-to-medium sized businesses will find eCopy ShareScan® Essentials™ to be the ideal document imaging solution for their operations.  Workgroup productivity is easily enhanced with eCopy ShareScan Essentials as it securely captures and shares documents via a Ricoh MFP, in which the software is embedded.  The PDF documents created can be sent to internal and external parties by e-mail or fax or be forwarded directly to network folders for storage or a user’s eCopy Desktop.  A scalable solution, optional application Connectors can be added to integrate eCopy ShareScan Essentials directly into other business software applications.

The enterprise solution in eCopy’s new document imaging portfolio is eCopy ShareScan Suite™ - a comprehensive scanning solution designed for large workgroups and enterprises.  This software provides a high level of application connectivity and includes out-of-the-box integration to content management, e-mail, fax, database, collaboration and cost recovery software applications, and includes eCopy Desktop. eCopy ShareScan Suite is also compatible with Microsoft applications and directly communicates with these applications from any MFP or scanner on an enterprise network-making document scanning and sharing a quick and simple task.

“With eCopy as a long-time member of Ricoh’s Technology Alliance and Developer Programs, we know first-hand the quality of eCopy’s document management solutions, and we are happy to provide these new software solutions to our customers,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “With these eCopy applications, businesses will not only realize improved operational efficiency, but also the cost benefits of a streamlined workflow.”

These eCopy solutions will be available through the Ricoh channel starting March 20, 2008.  To learn more about Ricoh’s products and software solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About eCopy, Inc.
eCopy, Inc. is an innovative provider of open and flexible solutions that rapidly integrate paper-based information into existing business processes and applications. With more than 75,000 units sold, eCopy is the market leader in MFP document imaging software. eCopy customers include GE, Time Warner Inc., Yahoo!, Nissan, Verizon Wireless, BP, Sprint, General Motors, Siemens, Cisco Systems, SAAB, and Sony Corporation. eCopy, Inc. is a global company headquartered in the United States, with subsidiaries in Japan and the UK, offices in Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as sales operations in Mexico, Canada, Latin America, Singapore, and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.ecopy.com or join the conversation at eCopy’s blog at http://documentimaging.typepad.com/.


About Ricoh’s Document Solutions & Services Division
The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSSD) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of software solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies.  DSSD is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.  

DSSD offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin, and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

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Mar 4 - RICOH TO OFFER A FULL SUITE OF DOCUMENT IMAGING SOLUTIONS FROM ECOPY
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced a new Card Authentication Platform.  Designed to control user’s access to multifunction products (MFPs), this platform allows administrators to authenticate users for scanning, faxing, copying, and printing from a central MFP.  

Document security is a major concern at any organization, but especially those in which employees utilize centralized MFPs.  To address this issue, the Card Authentication Platform requires that users log in at the MFP by swiping their existing identification card, such as their building ID badge.  Some of the cards enabled to use this platform include HID, Casi-Rusco and NexWatch.  With a simple swipe of the ID card, the Card Authentication Platform automatically integrates the user to the MFP allowing organizations to manage user access.  This is beneficial for companies with temporary workers, for example, who may not need access to scanning and color printing, while full-time employees have complete access.  In addition, by employing MFP authentication and installing the Secure Release Option, MFPs can also hold print jobs until the user swipes their ID card so unintended users do not pick up confidential documents.  

“Ricoh understands that our customers place high importance on document security,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “We believe the Card Authentication Platform will provide a complete print security solution.”

The Card Authentication Platform integrates authentication with several software applications, such as GlobalScan NX.  With single sign-on, users swipe their card once at the MFP and do not have to authenticate themselves again as they change solutions, which further increases business operations and productivity. Furthermore, by utilizing the Card Authentication Platform offices can limit color usage to authorized users, reducing the total cost of ownership.  

To further enhance usability, the Card Authentication Platform is fully compatible with the built-in user permissions function available standard in Ricoh’s MFP lineup. The management of permissions allows registration of a users name and password, and controls the functions available to that individual.  This integration provides a higher level of security for organizations required to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and other regulations.

For more information on Ricoh’s products and software solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh’s Document Solutions & Services Division

The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSSD) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of software solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies.  DSSD is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.  

DSSD offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin, and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

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Mar 4 - RICOH SIMPLIFIES PRINT SECURITY WITH NEW CARD AUTHENTICATION PLATFORM
Ricoh Americas Corporation and Equitrac Corporation today announced that Ricoh will begin distributing the award-winning Equitrac Office® and Equitrac Express® print tracking and cost management solutions with the latest release of Ricoh Print Copy & Control (PCC) version 3.1 throughout its entire distribution channel.  Equitrac is the world leader in print tracking, print management and cost recovery solutions.

Ideal for the enterprise, general office and education markets, this solution allows companies to track and mange printing costs within their organizations. PCC 3.1 has the ability to track faxing and scanning whereby after logging-in, users can see their account balances on the MFP display.  This is extremely valuable to departments in the education markets, where budgets are closely monitored.  PCC 3.1 calms security concerns by creating a protected environment where only authenticated users can release their documents using a PIN code, user ID/password or an identification card.  

The upgraded PCC version easily integrates with Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express software solutions to offer several enhancements to help organizations manage authentication and control, while at the same time tracking users and allocating costs in a secure environment for Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs).  In addition, PCC 3.1 features an off-line mode where MFPs can still operate when connection to the server is interrupted, and is able to synch back to the server as soon as the connection is restored, saving users valuable time. 

“Like Ricoh, we understand our customers’ needs and believe that PCC 3.1 with Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express will exceed their expectations,” said Michael Rich, CEO, Equitrac Corporation.  “We are happy that Ricoh is providing this solution through their distribution channel and look forward to continuing to work with them to introduce superior products to the marketplace.” 

PCC 3.1 supports Equitrac’s new USB card readers, which require no external power and are automatically detected upon MFP start-up.  To further promote ease of use, PCC 3.1 includes a new function that allows users to self-manage their PIN codes and self-register their cards. For improved storage, the Print & Save functionality enables users to print documents as usual, but also keeps a copy of it on the server, allowing access to the document at a later date.  An additional enhancement that increases document security is Equitrac’s Follow-You Printing, which allows users to print documents to another device if there are several jobs already in the queue, in an effort to increase productivity.  
 
“We are happy to provide Print Copy & Control version 3.1 with Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express through our dealer channel,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Our customers frequently ask for solutions to help them monitor and track expenses, and through our continued partnership with Equitrac we address this growing need.”

For more information about Print Copy & Control 3.1 and all other Ricoh products and software solutions, visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Equitrac 
Equitrac Corporation is the world leader in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions. Backed by an unmatched R&D program and the largest team of cost-recovery experts in the world, Equitrac enjoys preferred technology partnerships with the worldMar 4 - RICOH TEAMS WITH EQUITRAC TO ADDRESS STATE-OF-THE-ART DOCUMENT TRACKING AND MONITORING NEEDS
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of Ricoh Dataworks3 software suite, a middleware solution designed to enhance variable data printing (VDP).  Available in three distinct products – Dataworks3 DM, Dataworks3 SMB and Dataworks3 PRO – these Dataworks3 software solutions simplify VDP for direct mail, transactional and transpromotional applications to meet the data-driven document production demands of any size organization.

Dataworks3 products are easy to use, Windows-based solutions that provide automated “wizard” tools so any user, ranging from novice to expert, can effectively utilize the software.  They enable users to share data-driven documents via printing to any Ricoh output device, forwarding through e-mail or fax and storing them on network or Internet archival systems.  In addition, using the certified United States Postal Service mail automation option, businesses can reduce postal processing costs up to 50 percent.  This option reduces the risks associated with third-party processors and increases compliance with security-related regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and others.

“Many organizations face the challenge of finding a solution that meets their variable data printing needs,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Dataworks3 provides customers with a full range of solutions that streamline and automate variable data workflows, reduce total cost of ownership and generate dynamic high quality business documents for maximum marketing impact.”

Dataworks3 DM is a template-driven application that enables organizations to add text, logos and graphics to easily customize one-on-one direct mail materials such as flyers, postcards, letters, etc.  With Dataworks3 DM, marketing campaigns can be targeted to deliver unique and powerful messages.  By making communications more effective, businesses minimize costly manual steps and eliminate the time-consuming, traditional mail-merge process.  For example, retailers can promote new offerings with tailored postcards and direct mail, while real estate agencies will benefit from generating cost-effective customized listings and sales material.

Developed for small-to-medium businesses, Dataworks3 SMB streamlines and automates the creation and distribution of direct mail and transactional documents from invoices to checks to account statements.  Dataworks3 SMB allows users to automatically schedule database queries, data processing, document development and printing – ideal features for any environment.  Sophisticated rules and conditions can also be applied to route documents to multiple destinations, change printing characteristics and allow organizations greater flexibility in improving their VDP workflow. 

Dataworks3 PRO provides enterprise customers with the necessary tools to use their transactional information to promote highly-effective marketing communications. Developed specifically for complex high-volume workflows, such as graphic arts, data centers and in-plant production environments, Dataworks3 PRO brings the most innovative marketing and relationship building ideas to life.  

Automotive leasing organizations can benefit from Dataworks3 PRO by utilizing the software solution to successfully manage their clients’ off-lease vehicles.  Off-lease promotions are directed at specific lessees to upgrade their vehicle early by highlighting special interest rates, offering discount coupons, vehicle specials and attractive new lease terms.  Monthly statements are combined with specific messages that are derived from data, such as current vehicle information, payment history, market trends and geography, to target each lessee individually for best response and increased revenue.

To learn more about Ricoh’s products and software solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.


About Ricoh’s Document Solutions & Services Division

The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSSD) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies.  DSSD is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.  

DSSD offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin, and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

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Mar 4 - RICOH DELIVERS VERSATILE ON DEMAND PRINTING SOLUTION
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, is previewing how document-intensive organizations and companies can improve workflow efficiencies by integrating scanning into their mission-critical business processes.  GlobalScan™ 3.1 with Workflow Suite will be on display at the AIIM International Exposition and Conference, booth #631.  GlobalScan 3.1 with Workflow Suite is compatible with Ricoh’s line of multifunction products (MFP), as well as with products from other manufacturers.

With GlobalScan 3.1’s Workflow Suite, Powered by AutoStore®, several scanning plug-in features are included to seamlessly connect the MFP directly to different types of systems.  The Scan-to-XML plug-in allows MFPs to scan documents and send directly to backend systems, enabling users to create their own customized workflows in order to capture specific information based on a particular project.  By designing personalized workflows for each scan job, uses are able to streamline business processes in order to produce the most efficient workflows based on their needs at a given time.  

The Workflow Suite also features other bundled connectors including Scan-to-FTP, Scan-to-SFTP, Scan-to-Printer, Scan-to-Microsoft Exchange Public Folders, Scan-to-Microsoft SharePoint, Scan-to-Lan Fax, Scan-to-Domino.doc and Scan-to-any ODBC compliant database.  In addition, the enhanced RightFAX functionality expands the MFP’s fax capabilities by adding several features such as seamless integration of address books and automatic confirmation notification when a fax is received.  The Workflow Suite also offers optional support for over 18 additional back-end Enterprise Document Management Systems (EDMS).

Other advanced features of GlobalScan 3.1 include enhanced optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities to allow easy conversion of hardcopy documents into a number of electronic formats and the ability to compress large documents up to 100 times using JBIG2 for PDFs and JPEG2000 for color images.  Additionally, GlobalScan 3.1 features an improved control panel with an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI), which includes a thumbnail image preview feature that allows users to see the scanned files instantly on the MFP interface to prevent errors, save time and eliminate rescanning.

“GlobalScan 3.1 enables users to easily navigate document capture, management, storage and global distribution for their entire organization through the networked server,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “With the Workflow Suite upgrade, users have a fully integrated system to create efficient workflows that fit their individual business needs.”

GlobalScan 3.1 with Workflow Suite is slated for release in late April.  For more information about Ricoh products and solutions, visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh’s Document Solutions & Services Division

The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSSD) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of software solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies.  DSSD is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.  

DSSD offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin, and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

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All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Mar 4 - WORKFLOW EFFICIENCY IMPROVED WITH RICOH’S GLOBALSCAN 3.1 WORKFLOW SUITE
The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of high speed production print data center solutions, announced today a platinum sponsorship with OutputLinks, the leading information and resource portal for users and vendors in the high volume transactional output (HVTO) industry.  With this platinum sponsorship, PPBG will have the opportunity to educate the high volume transactional print industry of new solutions, approaches and advancements that can contribute to unprecedented success in customer’s data centers.    

“OutputLinks is excited to welcome PPBG into the leading portal of high volume transactional output (HTVO) users.  PPBG will be able to provide a fresh perspective on proficient data center solutions,” said Andy Plata, president and CEO of OutputLinks.  

As a platinum sponsor, PPBG will host the Data Center Solutions special interest section that concentrates on topics and themes directly related to bolstering customer’s success in running effective and efficient data centers.  

“OutputLinks is the leading source of information for all members of the high volume transactional output (HVTO) industry,” commented Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing at PPBG.  “We look forward to sharing our data center expertise within the OutputLinks community.”  

About OutputLinks.com
OutputLinks, through its web portal, eNewsletters, hardcopy publications, industry search engine and major conference partnerships, is recognized as the primary global research and information resource of the high volume transaction output (HVTO) industry. OutputLinks serves those who buy, sell, use, manage and provide consultation and resources to the HVTO industry. The OutputLinks research and information tools are provided free of charge to industry professionals thanks to support from leading industry vendors. For more information, visit www.outputlinks.com.


About Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group
The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology, and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers to cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today’s rapid turnaround and high-quality demands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ and is a subsidiary of the $17 billion Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

Information about Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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Mar 4 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION’S PRODUCTION PRINTING BUSINESS GROUP ANNOUNCES PLATINUM SITE SPONSORSHIP WITH OUTPUTLINKS
Ricoh Americas Corporation and PEAK Resources Inc. (PEAK), a leading systems integrator, today announced that a distributor agreement has been signed between Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) and PEAK.  This is the first distributor agreement for PPBG’s indirect channel.

PEAK, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is currently the only distributor authorized to resell the DDP line of PPBG products, including the Ricoh DDP 70e, Ricoh DDP 92, and Ricoh DDP 184 as well as the Ricoh EMP 156 to its resellers around the country.  A mutual go-to-market strategy will build a broader customer base for both companies while providing a new sales channel for PPBG.

“We are very excited about our new relationship with PEAK Resources.  With its strong channel experience, PEAK is a perfect fit for bringing our solutions to the marketplace and taking our channel to the next level,” said Tim Vellek, vice president, PPBG, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  
 
PEAK will utilize Ricoh’s technology portals to train its resellers on PPBG’s products and develop consistent programs and marketing tools that will help resellers take these products to market.  In addition, Ricoh will be hosting several webinars for PEAK’s resellers nationwide to fully immerse them in the PPBG product line.  PEAK is one of the largest distributors for InfoPrint Solutions, a joint venture between Ricoh and IBM. 

“This agreement fills out PEAK Resource’s portfolio for cut-sheet production and high-end color products that can be taken to market to suit our current partners’ needs,” said Vince DeRose, president, Peak Resources.  “Our alignment with Ricoh, a company known for dependable and intelligent products and solutions, will give us an entrée into a new set of resellers and channel partners.”

For more information on Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group, visit www.ricoh-usa.com. 

About PEAK Resources
Since the company’s inception in 1991, PEAK has grown to be the second-largest Denver-area computer retailer with 47 employees.  PEAK, a systems integrator with offices in Colorado, Texas, Ohio and Indiana, focuses on delivering technology solutions to companies throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and across the country.  PEAK is proficient at helping companies of all sizes evaluate and implement technology solutions designed to enhance their current and future business objectives and its core competencies are focused around the areas of print solutions, storage and server consolidation, high-availability, disaster-recovery, and backup & recovery.

About Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group
The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology, and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today’s rapid turnaround and high-quality demands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

Information about Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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Mar 3 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION AND PEAK RESOURCES SIGN DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT

February 2008

Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, is showcasing several of its innovative products and software solutions at the 2008 Graphics of the Americas show in Miami, Florida.  A leading conference dedicated to new technologies in digital printing and workflow software, the show is running from February 28 – March 1 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  Ricoh is located at booth #864.  

Ricoh is demonstrating a wide array of its products and software solutions geared toward the digital and offset printing marketplace.  Among those on display will be Ricoh’s line of Priport digital duplicators, devices designed to offer high-level printing and copying features to businesses, schools and organizations where long print runs are routine.  These products include:
  
·	Priport DX 4542 – A color digital duplicator capable of printing large documents (11.7” x 17”) with a sophisticated ink control system that efficiently manages ink delivery to reduce consumption and increase yield per cartridge.  The Priport DX 4542 can print professional-grade documents at speeds of up to 120 pages per minute (ppm).  
·	Priport DX 3340 – A color digital duplicator with print speeds of up to 130 ppm that blends advanced print functionality with cost savings, enabling cost-per-print of less than a third of a cent when duplicating over 100 or more prints.  

·	Priport DX 4640PD – A high-volume duplexing digital duplicator specifically engineered to deliver large volumes of two-sided documents with excellent image quality and cost efficiency.  With print speeds of up to 135 ppm one-sided and 120 ppm duplex, the Priport DX 4640PD functions as a high-volume network printer as well as a digital copier.  

·	Priport HQ9000 – A high-speed digital duplicator that captures the advantages of offset printing at a reduced cost.  The Priport HQ9000 prints at 135 ppm and can handle a wide array of paper stock including envelopes, vellum and NCR in weights from 12.5 lb bond to 110 lb index.

·	Aficio MP C7500 - A high-speed color multifunction product (MFP).  With print speeds up to 70 ppm in full color and 75 ppm in black & white, the Aficio MP C7500 is loaded with high-end features including Document Server technology for online storage and print-on-demand capability, integrated finishing options including stapling, booklet finishing, and hole punching and an 8,300-sheet maximum paper capacity from up to five sources.  

·	@Remote – Ricoh’s intelligent remote management system.  @Remote is a service solution that utilizes a single connected hardware appliance to collect device data, receive and report service and toner alerts and enable remote firmware upgrades.  The solution allows users to remotely manage, optimize device usage and improve efficiencies across a business.

The Graphics of the Americas show floor will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 29 and Saturday, March 1.

For more information on Ricoh products, visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems.  Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow.  Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

Information about RicohFeb 28 - RICOH DEMONSTRATES STATE-OF-THE-ART PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS AT 2008 GRAPHICS OF THE AMERICAS SHOW
For the fourth consecutive year Ricoh Company Ltd., parent company of Ricoh Americas Corporation, has been named to the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World", known as the "Global 100".
Started in 2005 by Corporate Knights Inc. of Canada, the top 100 corporations in the world are selected from more than 1,800 large corporations in all business sectors based on research and analysis of data provided by Innovest Strategic Value Advisors Inc. in USA.
The 2008 Global 100 was announced on at the Annual General Meeting of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland. The companies selected for the Global 100 were analyzed in detail, compared to their industry peers, and evaluated as the global corporations with the best-developed abilities to effectively manage environmental, social and governance risks. Achievement in these three areas, which significantly influences their business results, was evaluated as a key indicator of management quality and long-term financial performance.
Among the world’s leading corporations, RicohFeb 13 - RICOH NAMED TO THE 2008 GLOBAL 100 MOST SUSTAINABLE CORPORATIONS IN THE WORLD LIST
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of office equipment in the United States has acquired select assets and the associated customer base of BSA Business Solutions, Inc., of Tempe, AZ.  BSA was an authorized Savin dealer with sales offices in Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson, AZ and also in Palm Desert, CA.  

“The acquisition of BSA Business Solutions, Inc., strengthens Ricoh’s position in the Arizona market,” said Nori Goto, President of Ricoh U.S., a division of Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “By utilizing the abilities of Ricoh Americas Corporation, with the assets of BSA, we will be able to offer new and greater value and service to customers in markets served by BSA,” Goto added.  

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.
Information about RicohFeb 12 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION ACQUIRES BSA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC.
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that Fabsoft’s Modular Object Scanning Technology 2.0, (MOST 2.0), a plug-in for FabSoft’s core product, Reform has passed Ricoh’s compatibility testing process.  Each Developer within the Ricoh Developer Program must submit their solution for compatibility testing prior to offering their solution to the market.  This thorough testing procedure ensures that solutions offered by Premier Plus Members within the Ricoh Program work effectively and properly on Ricoh devices.  

Exclusive to Ricoh multifunctional products (MFPs), Fabsoft’s advanced scanning solution is built on a customizable framework that enables users to tailor the solution to meet their respective document workflow needs. One of the most significant features of FabSoft’s MOST 2.0 is the ability to offer end users proximity swipe card access that presents an account monitoring advantage.  In addition, security is greatly enhanced by authenticating the user at the MFP and releasing / printing only the documents they are authorized to view.
 
“FabSoft’s MOST 2.0 is designed to deliver proficient and convenient document workflow to small- and large-sized companies,” said Gary Hollfelder, Alliance Manager of FabSoft.  “Ricoh’s exceptional documentation and the dedicated engineering support staff made working with Ricoh’s JAVA Soft Development Kit pleasurable, helped shorten the development cycle and made it easy to bring our product to market, Hollfelder added.”

FabSoft is a member of Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program.  For more information on Fabsoft or the new Modular Object Scanning Technology 2.0, please visit http://www.fabsoft.com/products/most/index.shtml or http://www.fabsoft.com 

About FabSoft

Established in 1992, FabSoft is a leading developer of document automation solutions that enable companies of all sizes to expand their maximum level of productivity. FabSoft specializes in streamlining workflow through intelligent document distribution and enhancement, with products that are fully compatible with all operating systems, applications and devices. With over 16,000 installations, FabSoft’s solutions have been successfully implemented into the operations of businesses all over the world. For more information about FabSoft’s complete range of products, please visit www.fabsoft.com. 

About Ricoh’s Document Solutions & Services Division

The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSS) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies.  DSS is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.  

DSS offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin, and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

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All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.Feb 6 - FABSOFT MODULAR OBJECT SCANNING TECHNOLOGY 2.0 PASSES RICOH’S COMPATIBILITY TESTING
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced that Buyers Laboratory, Inc., (BLI), has awarded the Ricoh Aficio MP C3500 the "Pick of the Year" award for Outstanding Segment 3 Business Color MFP. 

The Aficio MP C3500, suitable for any business environment with demanding print needs, was recognized for its excellent overall performance during BLI’s lab tests, offering an exceptional combination of reliability, image quality, and performance.  In addition, BLI praised the printer, which has a rated engine speed of 35 pages per minute (ppm) for both color and monochrome, for its above-average productivity, particularly its tested copy speeds. 

The Aficio MP C3500 also earned exceptional marks for its ease of use for end users, offering robust setup and management tools for customers.  Also, with a high standard paper capacity among business color models in this segment, and its ability to handle a wider range of paper weights than most other devices, the Aficio MP C3500 offers users greater flexibility to perform tasks at hand. 

“Ricoh is honored to have received the BLI “Pick of the Year” award for the Aficio MP C3500,” said Ron Potesky, vice president of corporate product marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “This award helps validate our continuous commitment towards providing our customers with superior and innovative office solutions.” 

The BLI “Pick of the Year” awards are presented semi-annually to the products that perform best in their respective categories based on in-depth lab tests performed by BLI experts.  Each product is evaluated in all critical performance areas including reliability, image quality, productivity, ease of use, and a host of connectivity attributes.

About Buyers Laboratory

For more than 45 years, Buyers Laboratory has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI’s US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover 10,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company’s bliQ competitive information service. This encyclopedic resource also provides quick and easy access to BLI’s First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, Digital Imaging Review and Business Consumer’s Advisor newsletters and OEM library. 

In addition to the testing of office equipment for its subscribers, Buyers Laboratory provides a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors), software and solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers). 

For more information on Buyers Laboratory, please call (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com or e-mail info@buyerslab.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems.  Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow.  Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

Information about RicohFeb 5 - RICOH AFICIO MP C3500 NAMED BLI 2007
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 Digital Imaging Systems. Ideal for mid to large-sized workgroups, the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 offer fast speeds, 
greater paper capacity and worry-free security that allow customers to expand their digital imaging resources and capabilities without expending their budget. The MP 4000/MP 5000 models offer the added benefit of standard printing, and black & white and color scanning to deliver exceptional performance and value.

The Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 incorporate all of the strong and innovative features of their predecessor models (the Aficio MP 3500/MP 4500 Series), and provide even more security. Users can maximize production with output speeds of up to 50 pages per minute, conserve IT resources with advanced network black & white printing and monitoring capabilities, and save time and money with Super G3 and IP Faxing.  

Advanced security features are an integral part of the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000’s design. Access to system functions can be protected with Windows/LDAP/Kerberos authentication and temporary data stored on the hard drive can be protected with the optional DataOverwriteSecurity System, which overwrites latent copy, print, scan, fax and Document Server data.  

The Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 manage documents efficiently and reduce the associated distribution costs. Scan-to-E-mail allows users the ability to scan documents and instantly e-mail them anywhere in the world, reducing postage and eliminating overnight delivery costs. Additionally, Scan-to-Folder converts paper copies to electronic files and stores them in a network folder allowing for easy retrieval, and Scan-to-URL stores documents on the hard disk drive, which recipients can then view and download the files from any web browser.  

Additional new features of the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 include a full-color 8.5 inch Video Graphics Array (VGA) control panel that offers animated guidance for ease of use. The paper trays have been expanded to hold up to 4,400 sheets and the paper weight has been increased to 45 lb., enabling more robust production to take place.  Professional-grade documents can be produced in a snap with crisp 600 dpi resolution, 256 gray scale levels and three different finishing options, such as booklets, stapling and hole-punching, that help customers to make an excellent first impression.

Other features of the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 include:  
·	Web SmartDevice Monitor that allows centralized configuration, monitoring and management of multiple connected Ricoh devices.
·	Auto E-mail Notification which sends a report to a designated e-mail address when the machine is not operating at optimum performance levels, maximizing uptime.
·	PDF Direct Print allows users to print PDFs quickly without opening an 
	application and slowing down the network.
·	Embedded Software Architecture – an innovative JAVA J2ME-Compatible Software that allows for the development of key applications to enhance workflow.
·	@Remote Intelligent Management System automatically places a detailed request for service when needed, eliminating the need for users to initiate service calls, which reduces total cost of ownership.

“Being in tune with customers’ current document management needs and creating products that are designed to address these needs and improve bottom-line results is core to Ricoh’s vision,” said Ron Potesky, vice president, Corporate Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “The Aficio MP 4000 and MP 5000 meet the demand for black and white products that offer color scanning and surpass it by incorporating fast print speeds and advanced network and security features.” 

The Aficio MP 4000 and MP 5000 come standard with printing, copying and black & white and color scanning capabilities out of the box in two pre-configured models – the SP and SPF (the SPF includes faxing capabilities). With the faxing features, documents can be sent at a quick two seconds per page with standard JBIG on up to three analog lines via the Super G3 modem. LAN fax enables users to save time and paper by sending faxes right from their desktop. 

The Aficio MP 4000B and MP 5000B come with copying capabilities and have a flexible upgrade path that allows features to be added as users’ document management needs change over time. A low-cost network printer can be added with Ricoh’s Refined Print Command Stream (RPCS) printer option. To upgrade further, users can add Printer Enhance and get PCL printing and document storage capabilities. And if scanning becomes a necessary function, the Scanner Enhance Option can be added for black & white scanning.

The Aficio MP 4000B/SP/SPF are available at retail prices of $8,890/$10,620/$11,715 respectively and the Aficio MP 5000B/SP/SPF retail at $11,050/$12,780 & $13,875 respectively.

To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of multifunction products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.  

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.   

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about RicohFeb 4 - RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO MP 4000B/MP 4000 & MP 5000B/MP 5000 DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEMS

January 2008

Ricoh Americas Corporation and SWK Technologies today announced that they will hold two complimentary half-day Software Solutions Workshops and Product Demonstrations on February 7, 2008 at Ricoh Americas Corporation’s Technology Portal in New York City. The workshops will feature industry leaders discussing ways to enhance business processes and productivity as well as a product demonstration of Transaction Link, an integrated document capture solution for Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200. 

“SWK has been a critical asset for Ricoh by providing technical expertise during the development of Transaction Link,” said Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “We look forward to continuing to deliver market leading software solutions designed for the Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 user community.”

Attendees can choose from two different sessions: 8:30-11:00 am or 12:00-2:30 pm.  Depending on the session complimentary breakfast or a light lunch will be served. To register for the workshops please visit: www.swktech.com/ricoh.  Registrants will be eligible to win a 50” HDTV.

“We are proud to be working with Ricoh to offer these workshops as Ricoh is a leader in its industry, and we have a solid reputation for integrating disparate applications and delivering innovative solutions that our customers find real value in,” said Lynn Berman, president of SWK Technologies.

About Transaction Link
Transaction Link is Ricoh Americas Corporation’s first Industry Marketing application that enables users of Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to use their Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs) to scan supporting documents (i.e. purchase order or packing list) and link the resulting electronic files to specific transactions within their existing ERP system

About SWK Technologies, Inc.
SWK Technologies, Inc. is an IT consulting company providing strategies and solutions to meet its clients’ information and business management needs. The company has office in Livingston, NJ, New York City, Long Island, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, NY. As a Sage Software Select Partner, Master Developer, and Authorized Training Center, SWK Technologies offers best of breed solutions for accounting and business management, human resources and payroll, customer relationship management (CRM), job management, and warehouse management. Specializing in collaborative commerce—the communication and cooperation between suppliers and customers, SWK Technologies has developed a robust EDI solution that integrates seamlessly with the business management solutions it sells and supports. For more information visit www.swktech.com or call (877) 979-5462.

About Ricoh’s Document Solutions & Services Division
The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSS) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies.  DSS is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.  

DSS offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin and Lanier brands. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.  Information about RicohJan 30 - RICOH AND SWK TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS TO THE SAGE MAS 90™ AND MAS 200™ USER COMMUNITY
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio® MP C6000 and MP C7500, two new high performance, color multifunctional products (MFPs).  Whether the task is printing, copying, scanning or faxing, these digital imaging systems deliver output speeds beyond any other in their class.

The new Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series is not only an ideal solution for general office environments looking to cost effectively incorporate color into their documents, but is also well suited for CRDs and commercial print shops as well as graphic houses looking to augment their current printing services.  Bringing the production of documents to the next level, the Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series is a versatile system that offers an array of document management functions coupled with print speeds of 55 pages per minute (ppm) full-color/60 ppm black-and white and 70 ppm full-color/75ppm black-and-white, respectively.  Both systems also provide standard duplexing at 100 percent of rated speed.

The Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series delivers sharp, vivid, and consistent color printouts and stylish black-and-white documents at 600 dots per inch (dpi).  Ricoh’s new toner technology, which has smaller, more uniform particles, produces sharp image definition and smooth transitions in gradients. To ensure consistent color throughout production, the Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series has a sequence of internal calibrations running in the background to maintain toner consistency and registration. 

“The Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series is the next step in color document production to helping organizations achieve outstanding results,” said Ron Potesky, vice president, Corporate Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “These digital imaging systems give businesses the opportunity to invigorate their document world with color, while also realizing a more productive, cost-efficient means to manage their document workflow.”
  
Incorporating the needs of the individual user with that of the company, this series boasts both a user-friendly interface and advanced security technology features.  Walking up to the device, users enter commands on a large, full-color, LCD touch-screen control panel.  
Expediting wait time, the series offers warm-up times less than two minutes and allows users to reload paper while print jobs are being processed.  Additionally, both MFPs have a maximum paper capacity of 7,400 sheets.  Besides the ability to manage access to the devices through codes and user-authentication capabilities, the Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series uses encryption to protect data and documents in the devices and sent over the network.  The systems also support IP security protocols to encrypt every IP packet in the data stream for high-security applications.

The Ricoh Aficio MP C6000 standard model is available at the suggested retail price of $29,800, while the Aficio MP C7500 starts at $37,800.  For more information on Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems.  Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow.  Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

Information about RicohJan 29 - RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO MP C6000/C7500 DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEM
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the selection as the exclusive Endorsed Development Partner for multifunction office products for Sage Software’s Business Management Division (BMD). This new partnership is a first of its kind in the office products industry.  As an integral part of the Sage Software development partner family, Ricoh multi-function devices and solutions will be recommended and aggressively promoted across Sage Software’s vast customer base and business partner community.  Through co-marketing activity, Ricoh and Sage Software will provide their extensive customer and partner bases new opportunities to learn about and procure industry solutions for business process improvement and optimization incorporating Ricoh’s industry-leading suite of trusted office products including award-winning color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide-format engineering systems offered under the brands Ricoh, Lanier and Savin.

“With Ricoh as an Endorsed Development Partner for Sage Software’s Business Management Division, we are looking forward to incorporating office products with our software offerings, and in turn providing a more robust solution set to our customers and business partners,” said Alan Bryant, Sage Software Vice President ISV Programs and Developer Relations. “We are delighted that Ricoh has agreed to partner with Sage as we jointly expand the choices we offer to our customers and business partners.”

Ricoh multifunction devices are no longer stand-alone devices sitting in an office hallway.  Many customers realize Ricoh multi-function devices are an important part of their overall computing infrastructure.  The industry trend is to integrate these devices on the business network to improve document-centric business processes.  Many of these business processes are centered on line-of-business workflow managed through the use of industry-leading business applications such as Sage Software’s ERP and CRM solutions.  The result is improved document workflow efficiencies, decreased processing costs, and measurable savings while adhering to IT requirements for security, authentication, and compliance governance.

“Like Sage Software, we understand our customer’s business needs and challenges and consider quality and customer service to be the foundation of our company,” said Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “We are proud to be the exclusive Endorsed Development Partner for multi-function office products in Sage Software’s BMD and look forward to providing Ricoh’s market-leading products and solutions into Sage’s extensive customer and business partner base.”

About Sage Software’s BMD Development Partner Program
The BMD (Business Management Division) Development Partner Program is designed to help ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) successfully develop, test and market applications that enhance and extend the functionality of Sage Software’s BMD solutions. The program provides extensive development resources, technical services, strategic product and marketing benefits that help maximize Development Partner revenue opportunities. Endorsed Development Partners, the highest achievable designation in the program, receive the greatest benefits by meeting rigorous strategic, technology and integration criteria. Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.8 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable business management solutions. For more information on the Sage Software BMD Partner Development Program, please visit http://sagesoftware.com/partners/development_program/index.cfm





About Ricoh Americas Corporation  

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics.

Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  Ricoh’s line of document management devices include: color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems.  Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow.  Ricoh’s hardware and software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  


Information about RicohJan 24 - RICOH SIGNS WITH SAGE SOFTWARE BMD AS EXCLUSIVE ENDORSED DEVELOPMENT PARTNER FOR MULTIFUNCTION DEVICES
Ricoh Americas Corporation today introduced the Ricoh 500SE Digital Camera with integrated barcode scanning capabilities. Designed for barcode-based workflows that require high-quality images, the 500SE provides an easy to use all-in-one ruggedized solution that overcomes the image quality shortfalls of alternative systems.

“Ricoh recognizes the importance of image quality when photographing bar-coded assets or objects. By taking a ‘camera-first’ approach in designing the 500SE, we have developed a superior solution for relating images to barcodes,” said Jeff Lengyel, manager of Ricoh Americas Digital Camera Division.

The 500SE supports all popular 1D barcodes and can scan barcodes optically through its lens or it may be augmented with the SE-4 laser-scanning module for workflows that require laser scanning. The scanned barcode information is embedded directly into a data area in the JPEG files as they are captured. An on-board ‘data-dictionary’ allows for additional user-defined information, such as the photographers name or job number, to be embedded into the images as well. When the resulting ‘data-image’ is transferred to a computing device all of the embedded ‘meta-data’ is extracted automatically and used to perform a variety of automated tasks such as renaming the image based off the barcode data, imprinting the information on the image or even creating a complete database of all the images and their related meta-data.The 500SE is equipped with 802.11b/g and Bluetooth capabilities to wirelessly transfer images directly to handheld devices or servers as the images are captured. Built to operate reliably in the harshest of conditions, the 500SE is shock resistant and waterproof. Suggested retail of the 500SE is $899.00. The SE-4 laser-scanning module is $349.00. Ricoh is seeking qualified Developers and Value Added Resellers in the bar-coding industry to offer the camera as part of an integrated solution.The Complete details are available on the Ricoh Americas website: www.ricoh-usa.comAbout

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, cameras, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information. Jan 24 - RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES BARCODE SCANNING DIGITAL CAMERA
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that its document capture and routing system, GlobalScan™ 3.0, has received a “Five Star” overall rating from Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the leading global provider of critical test reports on document imaging products.  Designed to quickly scan documents in paper-intensive environments, GlobalScan 3.0 received the highest possible rating from BLI due to its advanced features and its ability to streamline workflow and enhance productivity in organizations. 

In the comprehensive evaluation performed by BLI, GlobalScan scored extremely well in the ease of use, documentation and security categories. With an intuitive graphical interface users can easily scan and route documents to their intended destinations. Moreover, administrators can effortlessly distribute electronic files with “one touch” scanning, which allows them to automatically preset scanning to route files to any folder or e-mail address with the press of a button. Additional features BLI pointed that support ease of use included improved optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities, which enables users to easily convert hardcopy documents into a number of electronic formats, as well as a feature to personalize messages by entering a message within the e-mail body so users can share special instructions or other important details with recipients when sending electronic files. 

GlobalScan’s setup is straightforward, providing administrators with fast and simple installation. Once the GlobalScan server software is installed, applications are automatically loaded on the server and administrators can perform the installation remotely. Furthermore, the GlobalScan server automatically detects data folders in the back-end applications and public folders on the local area network (LAN). This eliminates the time-consuming process of linking each folder on the network to each device, improving efficiency and lowering costs. In addition, BLI noted that GlobalScan has superior documentation, offering easy-to-follow guides that are written for readers with no prior knowledge of the solution. The User’s Guide, Server Software Installation Guide and Administrator’s Guide all offer step-by-step directions supported by a variety of screen shots, charts and tables to further enhance ease of use. 

BLI’s report also cited exceptional security features that make GlobalScan 3.0 particularly ideal for any organization that handles confidential data, specifically government agencies with strict regulations. A key differentiator is GlobalScan’s authentication scheme, which allows users to set-up a single sign-on (SSO) or separate login for the system’s various components depending on the need. In addition, BLI touted that the system offers 128-bit data encryption to ensure secure communication through the channel including the MFP, GlobalScan server and most destinations. By eliminating the need to encrypt information at the desktop, it is easier for organizations to comply with government regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPPA. To further increase document security a password can be enabled to make any files that reach unintended recipients unreadable and password-protected.

“We are honored that GlobalScan 3.0 received a ‘Five Star’ rating from BLI for its superior ease of use, productivity and security features,” said Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Being acknowledged by an industry-leading organization like BLI reinforces the excellence of Ricoh’s products and solutions and is a testament to the hard work Ricoh puts into the R&D process to ensure we are providing only the best to our customers."

GlobalScan 3.0 is designed to handle large volumes of paper, making it ideal for a variety of vertical markets such as insurance, healthcare, government, transportation, real estate and finance. In addition, GlobalScan integrates with a wide variety of third-party applications and can connect up to 250 MFPs through one GlobalScan server, eliminating the need for desktop scanners.

To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Buyers Laboratory

For more than 45 years, Buyers Laboratory has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI’s US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover 10,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company’s bliQ competitive information service. This encyclopedic resource also provides quick and easy access to BLI’s First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, Digital Imaging Review and Business Consumer’s Advisor newsletters and OEM library. 

In addition to the testing of office equipment for its subscribers, Buyers Laboratory provides a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors), software and solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers). 
For more information on Buyers Laboratory, please call (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com or e-mail info@buyerslab.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

Information about RicohJan 21 - RICOH’S GLOBALSCAN 3.0 DOCUMENT CAPTURE AND ROUTING SYSTEM RECEIVES FIVE STAR RATING FROM BUYERS LABORATORY INC.
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced its new line of HotSpot printers.  The SP C410DN-KP color printer and the SP 4100N-KP monochrome model are the industry’s first and only desktop printers that enable users to print documents from any Wi-Fi enabled location or device.

Ricoh’s HotSpot Printers ensure convenient access to reliable laser printing from Internet-enabled laptops, cell phones or handheld devices without the need to download and install drivers or additional software.  The two printers perform all daily network printing tasks for stationary employees while supporting the mobile needs of users traveling or located remotely.  For example, Blackberry® users can now print emails or attachments directly from their Blackberry. The HotSpot Series Printers are business-class devices with small footprints, fast first page to print speeds and the capability to produce high-quality documents all at a low operating cost.  

The HotSpot Printers leverage Ricoh’s Embedded Software Architecture and a partnership with PrinterOn, a leading developer of mobile printing solutions, to embed PrinterOn’s PrintSpots™ mobile printing software securely inside the device itself.  No external servers or appliances are needed, preventing any accidental changes to system settings or access to other print jobs.  In addition, all printer enhancements are preconfigured and all software is preloaded, allowing for setup in minutes and requiring little technical support. 

Printing with the HotSpot Printers can be done two different ways.  Each printer has its own unique Web page by which mobile users can simply upload a file or Web page URL to be printed.  In addition, emails can be forwarded from laptops or PDAs to the printer’s own email address.  Using either method, the system automatically sends a reply message to the user with a secure release code that can be entered on the printer’s keypad upon printing the documents.  Additional security features include data encryption during file processing and transmission, as well as password protection, to ensure that sensitive documents can only be printed by the appropriate users.

“Ricoh’s new HotSpot Printers make it simple for business professionals to print important documents no matter where they are,” said Ann Moser, senior vice president, Printing Solutions Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “These new printers fill an essential need for all types of organizations who seamlessly want to integrate this technology into their existing network infrastructure.  This capability enables customers to enhance and maximize document workflow from anywhere at anytime.”

For more information about Ricoh’s entire line of laser printers and multifunction products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.  

About Ricoh’s Printing Solutions Division

The Printing Solutions Division (PSD) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is committed to meeting the critical needs of the company’s resellers and their customers by providing world-class printers and multifunction solutions that enhance document workflow.  PSD offers resellers that are Ricoh Reward Members a wide variety of marketing and support programs to help drive revenue and profits including the Rewards Program, Demo Program and Royalties Program.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.   

Information about RicohJan 16 - RICOH INTRODUCES MOBILE HOTSPOT LINE OF PRINTERS
Ricoh Americas Corporation and Ricoh Electronics, Inc., and their parent company, Ricoh Company, Ltd., along with Katun Corporation, General Plastics Industrial Company, Ltd., and Nashua Corporation announced today that they have reached an out of court settlement in the lawsuit claiming infringement of several Ricoh patents as well as for trademark infringement and unfair competition, and a counterclaim against Ricoh for monopolization of the aftermarket for supplies and consumables for certain Ricoh, Savin, Lanier and Gestetner copiers.

No details of the settlement are available. 

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

Information about RicohJan 16 - RICOH AND KATUN CORPORATION SETTLE PATENT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched the newest version of its document capture and routing system – GlobalScan™ 3.0. Compatible with a range of Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs), this solution enables global corporations, government agencies and other document-intensive environments to manage high-volume document distribution more effectively and securely, and ultimately save valuable time and money.

With GlobalScan 3.0, organizations can transform their local MFPs into a key component of their document workflow by enabling users to easily navigate document capture, management, storage, and global distribution. The system can connect up to 250 MFPs through one GlobalScan server, eliminating the need for desktop scanners. By utilizing this system, documents that were historically paper-based and difficult to track are easily integrated into electronic files with “one touch” scanning that allow administrators to preset scanning to automatically route files to any folder or e-mail addresses by pressing one button. To further promote ease-of-use, all GlobalScan functions are accessible from the MFP control panel in an intuitive interface that is simple to navigate. 

Enhanced optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities comes standard on GlobalScan 3.0 allowing users to easily convert hardcopy documents into a number of electronic formats. As server space becomes increasingly scarce in today’s digital age, companies are looking for alternate solutions. GlobalScan 3.0 addresses this need by allowing users to compress large documents up to 100 times using JBIG2, and turn a 200 page, 7 MB report into a 700 KB file to reduce network traffic and maximize server space. Color scanned documents are also reduced with the JPEG2000, which compresses full-color scanned documents up to 100 times without losing image quality. This compression and file support feature saves organizations money by eliminating the need for overnight delivery, fax, storage and document handling costs. 

Improved security features make GlobalScan 3.0 ideal for any organization that deals with confidential data, particularly government agencies with strict regulations. With the enhanced OCR, users can turn paper documents into searchable, editable files or searchable non-editable files, depending on the nature of the document. To further increase document security a password can be enabled to make any files that reach unintended recipients unreadable and password-protected.

To add extra administration and technical support, GlobalScan 3.0 was rebuilt on the .NET platform for improved reliability and security.  The new enhancements allow administrators to easily manage GlobalScan MFPs including remote configuration and firmware upgrades and permits single sign-on with third party applications. This system also supports Kerberos, which enhances network security, and VM Ware ESX server v3.0. To give administrators enhanced reliability, GlobalScan 3.0 provides failover support, including two GlobalScan servers with duplicate configurations. 

Created to improve efficiency, GlobalScan 3.0 has an improved control panel with easy to use Graphical User Interface (GUI). This includes a thumbnail image preview feature that allows users to see the scanned files instantly on the MFP interface to prevent errors and save time, eliminating the need to rescan. Editing is quick and easy by simply zooming in and out, rotating or panning across any scanned file to detect and fix errors right from the MFP control panel. To further add customization, GlobalScan 3.0 allows users to personalize messages by allowing users to enter a message within the e-mail body so users can share special instructions or other important details with recipients when sending electronic files. 

“At Ricoh we understand that businesses today are faced with many challenges, and keeping information protected while at the same time being easy to use is extremely important to our customers when storing and managing documents,” said Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “We are pleased to introduce the GlobalScan 3.0 system featuring one-button scanning to help organizations easily store documents in a safe and secure environment.” 

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

Information about RicohJan 15 - RICOH INTRODUCES GLOBALSCAN 3.0 DOCUMENT CAPTURE AND ROUTING SYSTEM
Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched the Ricoh GX3000S, GX3000SF and the GX3050SFN desktop color multifunction products (MFPs). The first MFPs to utilize the GelSprinter™ technology, this new line combines the quality and performance of laser printing with the convenience of an inkjet and the vivid color customers have come to expect from GelSprinter products. 

Designed to meet the end user’s document management needs, the new series incorporates color copying, printing and scanning into a compact system. Scanning is standard on all models, while embedded network connectivity is standard only on the GX3050SFN.  At 29 pages-per-minute (ppm) for both color and black & white, users can print and copy jobs quickly. As with all GelSprinter products, images are crisp and bold using pigment-based inks that are waterproof and sun-resistant, making it ideal for real estate marketing materials, student handouts, construction plans as well as a variety of business documents. 

An ideal fit for small-to-medium offices, organizations benefit from the low total cost of ownership with features such as the Level Color Mode, which reduces ink density up to 35 percent for graphics and images without affecting the text’s readability. This mode makes color cost-per-page the same or less than black & white. To add further value, the GX3000S/GX3000SF/GX3050SFN series delivers superior quality on normal copy paper. In addition, the viscous-ink cartridges used in these MFPs offer higher yields than other dye-based ink cartridges to reduce cost-per-page, and the printhead never needs to be replaced. 

The GX3000S/GX3000SF/GX3050SFN series makes managing and distributing documents quick and easy with user-friendly features such as the optional 100-Sheet Multi-Bypass Tray, which handles a wide range of paper stocks and sizes. In addition, errors are quickly and efficiently resolved via Ricoh’s @Remote monitoring function. The @Remote system proactively sends e-mail notices to administrators when supplies are running low to minimize wait time.  

The GX3000S/GX3000SF/GX3050SFN series meets Energy Star guidelines without compromising productivity by providing energy and supply-saving features including power saving sleep modes, duplex and combine copy modes and minimal ozone emissions. 

The GX3000S is available at a suggested retail price of $549.00 and the GX3000SF and GX3050SFN, which includes fax and scan, are available for $699.00 and $849.00, respectively. 

To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of GelSprinter color products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.  

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems.  Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow.  Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

Information about RicohJan 14 - RICOH INTRODUCES GX3000S/GX3000SF/GX3050SFN SERIES
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced a new series of color laser printers – the Aficio® SP C222DN Series – and color laser multifunction products (MFPs) – the Aficio® SP C222SF Series.  All six models feature a sleek, compact design that provides a more personal look and feel for small workgroups seeking to maximize office productivity and energize documents with vibrant business color. 

Designed to integrate easily in any office environment, the Aficio SP C222DN and Aficio SP C222SF Series are both PC and MAC compatible.  The six models are easy to set-up and manage as they use less than half the quantity of supplies of previous Ricoh models.  In fact, supplies are shipped pre-installed to further increase ease-of-use for customers.  With innovative design elements, both series provide an aesthetically pleasing addition to any office environment. In addition, the small footprint of all six models makes them ideal to be housed in remote offices, an executive suite and other space restricted areas.  

The Aficio SP C222DN Series is made up of three separate models: the Aficio SP C220DN, SP C221DN and SP C222DN.   The Aficio SP C220DN produces black and white as well as color prints at 16 pages per minute (ppm), while the SP C221DN and SP C222DN both generate documents at 21 ppm.  Additionally, first print speed for the entire series is only 14 seconds.  Production downtime is greatly minimized due to the Aficio SP C221DN and SP C222DN’s large paper capacity.   The SP C222DN also comes standard with automatic duplexing that reduces paper use and supply costs.

The quality and reliability of the Aficio SP C222DN Series is unmatched.  Offering resolutions up to 2400 x 600 dots per inch (dpi), users can print reports, Web pages, presentations and other documents with crisp, vibrant color.  Color profiles available for the Aficio SP C222DN Series also allow users to print company logos and brand colors.

Managing the Aficio SP C222DN Series is made simple with Status Image Monitor software, which enables users to check supply levels and change settings via the Web.  Furthermore, the printers control panel uses an alert light for error notifications and LED indicators that tell users when supplies need to be replenished.  Understanding that the changing of supplies, such as ink cartridges, can often be a difficult and dirty task, Ricoh equipped this series with All-in-One Cartridges that can be replaced with one hand and a top-loading design on the printers for easy access and less mess.  On the SP C222DN model, users can also print photos via the color printers’ PictBridgeTM support that can be connected to a compliant digital camera.

In regard to the MFPs, the first in the Aficio SP C222SF Series is the SP C220S.  Equipped with copy, print and scan capabilities, the SP C220S prints and copies at 16 ppm for both black and white and color documents.   The Aficio SP C221SF and SP C222SF print and copy at 21 ppm.  The Aficio SP C221SF and SP C222SF also offer facsimile features that include a G3 transmission speed of 3 seconds per page, a 100-page memory capacity and 20 One-Touch numbers and 50 Speed Dials, which provide increased speed and convenience.  All three MFPs provide resolutions of up to 2400 x 600 dpi and laser quality printing and copying to ensure fast, consistent results.  In addition, items can be scanned to resolutions of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi or converted to text for easy editing capabilities.

The Aficio SP C222SF Series enable small businesses and workgroups to possess the same high-quality printing capabilities that their much larger counterparts enjoy.    The affordable Aficio SP C221SF and SP C222SF offer automatic duplex printing and all models feature Scan-to technologies and TWAIN drivers, making it possible to reduce paper usage and supply costs.  The time and money allocated to the management of these devices is minimized due to Status Image Monitor, software that allows users to remotely check supply levels and modify settings, and the PageManager utility, an easy-to-use application that enables automated file management, OCR scanning, and other time-saving functions.  Furthermore, utilizing All-in-One Cartridges, the MFPs are able to simplify inventory and storage as well as make ink cartridge replacement an effortless feat.  

“These two new series are unlike anything Ricoh has developed and offered in the past.  Their advanced design and small footprint provide users with a more personalized approach to document management,” said Ron Potesky, vice president of Corporate Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation.  “Having either the Aficio SP C222DN or the SP C222SF Series will give organizations the edge they need to enhance workflow and be more efficient.”

For the Aficio SP C222DN Series, the suggested retail price for the SP C220DN, SP C221DN and SP C222DN is $529.00, $629.00 and $759.00, respectively.  The suggested retail price for the Aficio SP C220S is $829.00, for the SP C221SF is $949.00 and for the SP C222SF is $1,049.00.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.  

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions.  Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.  Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems.  Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow.  Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.  For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

Information about RicohJan 10 - RICOH INTRODUCES NEW LINE OF COLOR LASER PRODUCTS

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