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AIM MAIL CENTERS EMBRACE MOBILE TECHNOLOGY BY UPGRADING TO RICOH HOTSPOT MFPS  News pressrelease also available in pdf

Ricoh HotSpot MFPs Offer Mobile Users Remote Printing Convenience


West Caldwell, NJ, September 28, 2010 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, announced that AIM Mail Centers, a national retail chain of franchised business solution centers, will upgrade the technology at its stores nationwide to Ricoh HotSpot Multifunction Printers (MFPs). Ricoh HotSpot MFPs offer mobile users the added convenience of printing remotely and enable users to print securely across the Internet, without the need for a device-specific driver or special software. Mobile printing solutions for the Ricoh HotSpot MFPs are powered by PrinterOn®.

“Ricoh HotSpot MFPs fit into the future vision of our AIM Mail Center stores, which are becoming business solution centers rather than shipping centers,” said Michael Sawitz, CEO, AIM Mail Centers. “Ricoh has been a key technology provider to us for over 15 years, and we are excited to work with them to upgrade our equipment to Ricoh HotSpot MFPs, which hit right at the heart of what we’re trying to accomplish as we shift our business model.”

“Today’s smartphone is essentially a hand held computer, but it lacks the ability to print. Ricoh’s HotSpot MFPs allow mobile technology to truly function as a computer, opening a whole new world of options for those on the go,” said Matt Sakauchi, Vice President, Office Printer Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “AIM Mail Centers is one of the first businesses of its kind to fully embrace mobile technology with Ricoh HotSpot MFPs. We are excited to roll out the installations, which will be completed at all stores over the next four years.”

Over the next four years, AIM Mail Centers will upgrade the approximately 70 pieces of Ricoh equipment to Ricoh HotSpot MFPs. The first AIM Mail Center to install a Ricoh HotSpot MFP will be the store in San Francisco, located at 221 King Street.

The San Francisco AIM Mail Center will host an open house on September 29th, featuring demonstrations of the Ricoh HotSpot MFP as well as drawings and giveaways with prizes from Ricoh and AIM Mail Centers.

Find out more about Ricoh HotSpot compatible MFPs and Ricoh’s full line of products by visiting www.ricoh-usa.com.

Find out more about AIM Mail Centers and which locations currently offer Ricoh HotSpot by visiting www.aimmailcenters.com.

About AIM Mail Centers

AIM Mail Centers, headquartered in Irvine, California, is a national provider of business support services. Each franchise is an active member of the local community with expertise in providing solutions addressing the specific needs of small businesses, virtual employees, independent contractors, entrepreneurs and others seeking a local business services partner. Ship-Right, Print-Right, Business Done- Right! For information, visit www.aimmailcenters.com or call 800-669-4246.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 74-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2009 sales in excess of $21 billion.

Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software 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 offerings can be found at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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Contacts:Linda MontefuscoSarah Sanzari
Ricoh Americas CorporationPeppercom
973-882-2172212-931-6175
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comssanzari@peppercom.com
 

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