Press Release Summary:
Embedded in multifunction products (MFPs), Print & Copy Control v3 creates secure environment where authenticated users can release documents through PIN code, user ID/password, or ID card. Software allows users to manage account information and reporting from one central location, helping organizations define efficient document output strategy. It supports network installation and is offered with optional external card reader support for security authentication.
Original Press Release:
Ricoh Corporation Introduces New Version of Print and Copy Control Module
WEST CALDWELL, N.J., June 7 -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, introduced today a new version of its Print & Copy Control (PCC v3) software solution embedded in its multifunction products (MFPs). Print & Copy Control integrates with Equitrac Office(TM) 4 and Equitrac Express(TM) 4 software solutions to offer several enhancements that further manage content and information and offer a secure environment for Ricoh MFPs.
Print & Copy Control creates a secure environment where only authenticated users can release their documents through a PIN code, user ID/password or an identification card. By allowing the user to manage all account information and reporting from one central location, Print & Copy Control saves both time and money by eliminating the need to install, configure and service external copy control terminals. All transactions are processed for centralized accounting and reporting, helping organizations define a document output strategy that delivers new levels of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The software is simply installed on the hard drive of the MFP and is controlled on the built-in front panel touch-screen display.
In addition, this new version of Print & Copy Control contains several upgrades not found on the previous edition. First of all, Print & Copy Control now supports network installation for easier deployment and configuration in Enterprise environments. Its new server-based licensing and pricing model uses 1, 10, 100 and 500 MFP license packs, enabling businesses that connect multiple MFPs through a network to integrate its machines seamlessly. Furthermore, Print & Copy Control now offers optional external card reader support for security authentication, which is compatible with several card readers including Magstripe, HID proximity, Legic and Milfare.
Print & Copy Control works in conjunction with the Equitrac Office 4 and Equitrac Express 4 software solutions. As the world's leader in document accounting and cost-recovery software, Equitrac's renewed solutions allow for easy and effective control of document output costs. This continued partnership enhances both companies' mutual commitment to provide organizations an effective solution to monitor and manage documents and expenses. Equitrac Office 4 and Equitrac Express 4 integrate seamlessly with Ricoh's Print & Copy Control, providing businesses with the best possible content management tools.
"Ricoh is proud to partner with Equitrac in order to provide our customers with the best possible solution for integration with our MFPs," said Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The upgrades made on this new version of Print & Copy Control provide users with unparallel control, security and cost-savings."
About Equitrac Corporation
Equitrac Corporation is the recognised leader and most trusted name worldwide in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions. Backed by an unmatched R&D programme 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 organisations recover costs, reduce waste, increase returns and maximise efficiency in printers, copiers and multifunction devices. For more information, visit http://www.equitrac.com/.
About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 8.4 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 digital imaging systems, 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. For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.
Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.ricoh-usa.com/.
Source: Ricoh Americas Corporation
Russell Marchetta of Ricoh Americas Corporation,
Web site: http://www.ricoh-usa.com/