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RICOH TO OFFER A FULL SUITE OF DOCUMENT IMAGING SOLUTIONS FROM ECOPY

Advanced Document Imaging and Distribution Software for All Workgroup Sizes


West Caldwell, NJ, March 4, 2008 - 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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Contacts:Linda MontefuscoLaura Bower
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6127
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comlbower@peppercom.com
 

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