Ricoh Americas Announces the Availability of Equitrac Enterprise and Education Cost Recovery and Print Management Solutions

PLANTATION, Fla.,—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 1, 2008— Equitrac Corporation, the worlds leading provider of solutions to authorize, authenticate and account for use of multifunction printers (MFPs), copiers, faxes and scanners, and Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of Equitracs award-winning enterprise and education products, Equitrac Office® and Equitrac Express®, through the entire Ricoh distribution channel. Together, Ricoh and Equitrac will provides customers with the benefits of wide-ranging document security, user mobility, system scalability, cost accountability and environmental sustainability. Designed for businesses across all verticals markets, Equitrac solutions easily integrate with Ricohs award winning line of MFPs, helping companies track and manage printing costs within their organizations and increase user convenience by allowing authentication and cost allocation directly on the control panel of the Ricoh MFP.

We are committed to offering our customers the best solutions available for their business needs, including their compliance, security, and environmental requirements, said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation. Our portfolio of business products offer todays office all of the tools they need to be productive and improve their workflow. Adding Equitrac solutions to our offerings extends our ability to provide a complete solution for an offices document output needs.

Some of the features and benefits of using Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express include:

  • Follow-You Printing®- Users can release print jobs at the most convenient device so they can print where they happen to be and avoid waiting for a device to free up
  • Secure Document Release - Confidential print jobs are held in a secure queue until released for print by the document owner
  • Equitrac's Device Monitoring Engine (DME) - Administrators will have access to a single console and qualified alerts to track status of all output devices enterprise wide including paper, toner levels, or errors
  • Accounting and Audit tools - Summary, detailed and total activity reports are available and data can be exported for analysis
  • Cost Control tools - Administrators can set print quotas, determining who may print, how many pages and to which devices. The user's ID is required to print or copy and every page is tracked holding each user to his or her quota
  • Print & Copy Control (PCC) - Embedded software installs on the MFP and uses the built-in front panel touch-screen display as well as ID card authentication with MIFARE, LEGIC, HID (125 KHz) Proximity and magnetic stripe cards

Through the ongoing advancement of our respective platforms, the partnership of Equitrac and Ricoh has continued to improve our customers ability to manage and operate their output fleets for maximum economy, efficiency and security, said Equitrac CEO Michael Rich. Ricohs continued dedication to their customers is evident in the efforts they make to expand their partnerships and offerings and today they have an impressive portfolio of products for any size business.

For more information on Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express, visit www.equitrac.com. For more information about Ricoh products and solutions, visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Equitrac

Equitrac Corporation is the world leader in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions. Backed by an unmatched R&D program and the largest team of cost-recovery experts in the world, Equitrac enjoys preferred technology partnerships with the worlds leading providers of hardware and software solutions for the office environment. From the Fortune Global 100 to college campuses, within the AMLAW 200 and in municipalities across the globe, Equitrac solutions are at work helping organizations recover costs, reduce waste, increase returns and maximize efficiency in printers, copiers and multifunction devices. For more information visit www.equitrac.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. Ricohs 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.

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