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RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM OFFERS ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

New Resources Provide Unprecedented Level of Developmental Tools and Support


West Caldwell, NJ, December 29, 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 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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Contacts:Linda MontefuscoMelissa Einfrank
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6171
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.commeinfrank@peppercom.com
 

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