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Ricoh Announces Technesis As An Approved Embedded Java Application Provider


West Caldwell, NJ, November 20, 2006 — Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that Technesis Inc., a Ricoh Technology Alliance Member, has passed Ricoh’s Compatibility Testing for its Print Management/Cost Recovery product. Ricoh’s Compatibility Testing ensures that Technesis’ print activity monitoring solution has been thoroughly integrated into the Ricoh Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) platform. With the customer in mind, Ricoh always looks for ways to seamlessly integrate enhanced solutions into its product lines and eliminate the need for external hardware. End users of Ricoh’s ESA platform and Technesis’ Print Management/Cost Recovery product will benefit from the integration through seamless interaction between hardware and software. The Technesis solution can now be accessed directly from the MFP’s display panel. As a result, customers will recognize increased productivity through faster access to information and better control printing, track usage and manage costs all from one device. “Aligning with Ricoh is paramount to our effort to deliver superior print management solutions to customers,” said Paul Collart, President of Technesis. “Ricoh is an industry leader in offering end-user solutions and we are proud that Technesis’ Print Management/Cost Recovery products will enhance Ricoh’s ability to support its customers.” Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program is comprised of third-party software companies who specialize in niche solution offerings that complement Ricoh hardware and software technologies. Also, as part of the program, Technesis will be able promote the ESA integration through company marketing materials, existing channel partners and customers.

“With Technesis as a Ricoh Technology Alliance Member, Ricoh continues to strengthen it service offerings,” said Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, Document Solutions and Services Division, Ricoh Corporation. “Cost management and print job control are important to our customers and we look forward to collaborating with Technesis to meet these document management needs. ”

For further information on Ricoh Corporation and Technesis, visit About Technesis Since the company’s inception in 1998, Technesis has quickly become the industry’s leading developer of tracking and management solutions for printing, copying and scanning. This privately held company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with distribution throughout the world.

About Ricoh Corporation Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., 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 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.

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