Equitrac and Ricoh Announce Availability of ESA-Embedded Solution for Legal Cost Recovery and Advanced Print Tracking


Award-Winning Equitrac Professional 5 Solution Now Available with Direct Front-Panel Access on Ricoh Aficio MFPs

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 / -- LEGALTECH NY -- Equitrac Corporation, the leader in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions worldwide, and Ricoh Americas Corporation announced here today the integration of the popular award-winning Equitrac Professional 5 print management and cost- recovery solution for legal and professional firms with Ricoh's advanced Embedded Software Architecture enabled Aficio line of multifunction products (MFPs).

Equitrac Professional 5, representing a new generation of embedded solutions for law firms, takes advantage of Ricoh's ESA, maximizing cost recovery for legal and professional users through direct front-panel access to the industry-leading print, copy and scan tracking capabilities of Equitrac Professional 5, including Follow-You Printing and Secure Document Release.

The new front-panel implementation of the award-winning Equitrac Professional 5 solution on Ricoh ESA enabled Aficio products now provides any walk-up user with the ability to easily capture color and other detailed document attributes through a familiar touch-screen user interface and QWERTY keyboard on the Ricoh front panel.

The preferred cost recovery solution for legal and professional firms, Equitrac Professional 5 supports efficient recovery of document, fax and phone expenses incurred on behalf of clients, while also providing legal IT administrators the detailed reports and analysis necessary for data-driven equipment procurement and deployment decisions. The embedded Equitrac client for Ricoh ESA-enabled Aficio MFPs provides law firms with enhanced efficiencies in document output and device management, while helping them to control costs and minimizes waste associated with print and copy output.

"Ricoh is pleased to expand on our relationship with Equitrac and provide solutions that our customers need to effectively manage their workflow to become more efficient and profitable," said Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation.

"Equitrac is very pleased to announce this full integration of Equitrac Professional 5 with Ricoh's advanced ESA technology, providing our growing legal and professional customer base with this latest-generation, Equitrac embedded solution for Aficio MFPs," said Michael Rich, CEO, Equitrac. "We know our customers will be delighted with the ease of use and improved workflow enhancements they experience through front-panel access to Equitrac's intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions on Ricoh Aficio devices."

Key features of the Equitrac Professional 5 integration with Ricoh ESA enabled Aficio devices include:
o User login, authentication and validation right on the front panel of
the Ricoh device;
o Multi-field prompts for client and matter entry with optional
descriptions for other fields;
o Secure Document Release of all pending jobs sent to the Ricoh device;
o Follow-You Print Release across multiple print servers;
o Scan-to-Me functionality allowing users to e-mail scanned documents
from the control panel of any Equitrac-enabled Ricoh MFP
o Transactional costing and reporting capabilities for all scan, print
and copy jobs

Legal IT professionals wishing further information about Equitrac Professional 5 integration with Ricoh's advanced ESA-enabled Aficio line MFPs can visit Equitrac executives at Booth #219 at Legal Tech® NY on February 5- 7 at the Hilton New York Hotel. UK legal IT professionals who wish to learn more about EP5 integration on Ricoh Aficio MFPs can visit the Equitrac stand (#3) at Legal IT 2008, taking place Feb. 6th-7th at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH.

About Ricoh's Document Solutions & Services Division
The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSS) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies. DSS is committed to creating new "document-centric" customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.

DSS offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at 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 world's 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.

Source: Equitrac Corporation

CONTACT: Michael Tangeman of The Pen Group Communications,
+1-305-529-1944, michael@thepengroup.com, for Equitrac Corporation; or
+Russell
Marchetta of Ricoh Americas Corporation, +1-973-882-2075, russell.marchetta@ricoh-usa.com

Web site: www.equitrac.com/
http://www.ricoh-usa.com/

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