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West Caldwell, NJ, July 10, 2008 - 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 Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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

Contacts:Linda MontefuscoMelissa Einfrank
Ricoh Americas Corporation

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