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RICOH ANNOUNCES COMSQUARED PRODUCTS PASS COMPATIBILITY TESTING

Solutions Boost Document Management Efficiency With Easy Capture, Archive and Retrieval Processes


West Caldwell, NJ, April 8, 2009 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that two of Comsquared products – ImageDirector™ and YourSecurePoint™ (YSP) – passed Ricoh Developer Program™ (RiDP™) compatibility testing. These solutions, which are compatible with Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs), simplify a company’s document management system by easily capturing, archiving and retrieving documents. Comsquared is a Premier Plus member of RiDP.

Comsquared capitalized on their Premier Plus membership in the Ricoh Developer Program by using Java based SDK’s and unlimited developer support to create the ImageDirector and YSP products. Through Ricoh’s advanced Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) platform, developers have been able to increase customers’ productivity while reducing their cost of ownership by tapping into Ricoh’s open architecture. Nearly all of Ricoh’s MFP and printer lines manufactured after the fall of 2004 have the potential to run ESA. Legacy and new customers have the ability to harness the power within those devices by adding Ricoh developed and third party developer solutions.

ImageDirector is a complete document imaging solution that is embedded into Ricoh MFPs to electronically classify, index, store and retrieve documents. Easy-to-use, ImageDirector is managed from the Ricoh MFP’s intuitive, touch-screen control panel. All scanned documents are instantly archived with index identifiers for easy web-based retrieval. In addition, ImageDirector uses Active Directory configurations for user based authentication and audit trail accessibilities to further secure documents. A major differentiator of ImageDirector is the ability for users to scan numerous documents into the MFP, and then go back to their desk to index, freeing up the MFP for other users.

In addition to ImageDirector, YSP provides an alternate configuration for storing images and their associated data at a secure, off-site facility. YSP provides companies with the option of a low cost solution, requiring no large capital investment, no costly upgrades and redundancy in the case of disaster recovery. Once a customer scans their documents at their Ricoh MFP, it is processed and indexed on-site and archived off-site automatically once scanning is complete. Users can access their content via their desktop’s current web browser after entering a unique user ID and password. A major benefit of YSP is the ability for 24/7 instant access to search for and retrieve records easily from any location with an internet connection. To enhance security, all transmissions to and from the web-based document management servers employs Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted data transmissions.

“We are happy that both ImageDirector and YourSecurePoint have passed Ricoh’s thorough testing process,” said Mike Benson, director of marketing and channel operations, Comsquared. “As a Premier Plus member of RiDP, we continually strive to introduce new solutions into Ricoh’s offerings, and with the introduction of these products we meet the growing customer need for efficient document management processes.”

The RiDP program is open to independent software vendors, Ricoh Major-Strategic Accounts, and colleges and universities. Members have access to the support, tools and services needed to integrate new or existing solutions with Ricoh hardware and software products.

“We are pleased to add ImageDirector and YourSecurePoint to Ricoh’s robust suite of solutions built on the Embedded Software Architecture platform,” said Mark Minshull, vice president and chief technology officer, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “These document management additions are cost-effective, and also help to promote our environmental initiative by allowing our customers to easily streamline processes and manage electronic content.”

About Comsquared Systems, Inc.

Comsquared Systems, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a leading provider of document workflow and imaging solutions for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and business process automation. Comsquared Systems provides the knowledge and technology to maximize the value of paper-based information by transforming it to electronic form, so it can be integrated with data centric business applications to improve operating efficiency and insure regulatory compliance.
With more than 26 years of industry experience ImageDirector ™ and YourSecurePoint ™ family of content software solutions provide companies with the ability to manage content, streamline processes, and drive a significant return on investment. For more information about Comsquared, contact the company at 800.592.3766 or visit www.comsquared.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-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’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white multifunction products, 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. Ricoh brands in the U.S. include Ricoh, Lanier and Savin.

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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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