Software offers enterprise print management solution.

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Print Director enables users to manage printing/copying costs and build cost-effective document production program. Comprised of Analysis, Reduction, and Recovery modules, software helps administer printing and copying activity, reports charge-backs, and identifies cost of printing across entire organizations. Also available, Java embedded solution allows companies to control photocopying costs from the MFP display panel and integrate data with print data.

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Ricoh Corporation Introduces Print Director Software

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Feb. 1 / -- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today that it has aligned with Print Audit, a leading provider of print tracking and copy auditing solutions, to release Print Director software, which allows users to reduce total cost of ownership and build the most cost-effective document production program possible.

Print Director will enable Ricoh to offer users a powerful tool that can manage printing and copying activity, report charge-backs, and identify the cost of printing across entire organizations. The Print Director Suite consists of three modules, which can be used together, or separately -- Analysis, Reduction, and Recovery. This comprehensive print management solution is critical for clients who want to understand and manage printing/copying costs to reduce Total Cost of Ownership.

"The ability to provide a solution that helps our customers further understand, manage and reduce total cost of ownership is critical for business continuity and we are pleased to offer the Print Director software provided by Print Audit," said Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, Document Services and Solutions Division, Ricoh Corporation. "Controlling costs is important to all of our customers and Print Director will help users do just that in an easy and efficient manner."

Ricoh will also be releasing an embedded Java version of Print Director, which will be compatible with all Ricoh Multifunction Products (MFP) that support the Ricoh Embedded Software Architecture 1.3 or higher. The embedded solution will allow companies to control photocopying costs from the MFP's display panel and integrate the data seamlessly with print data collected by Print Director.

"We are honored that a respected corporation like Ricoh has chosen to align with Print Audit. Print Director is the most advanced print management software available and it will significantly benefit Ricoh's customers," said John MacInnes, President and CEO of Print Audit. "We have no doubt that this relationship will benefit Ricoh and help both of our companies continue our strong growth into 2007 and beyond."

About Print Audit

Print Audit has been developing print tracking and copy auditing solutions since 1998 and its products are in use around the world. Print Audit's products enable their customers to analyze, reduce and recover their printing and photocopying costs. The market for Print Audit's products continues to grow as many diverse organizations realize the value of controlling printing expenditures.

About Ricoh's Document Solutions & Services Division

The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSS) of Ricoh 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 the Company's direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin, Gestetner and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 70-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

Source: Ricoh Corporation

CONTACT: Russell Marchetta, Ricoh Corporation, +1-973-882-2075,;

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