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

12 Feb, 2008

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

New York, NY (February 5, 2008) – Equitrac Corporation, a leader in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions worldwide, and Ricoh Americas Corporation announced the integration of  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:
• User login, authentication and validation right on the front panel of the Ricoh device;
• Multi-field prompts for client and matter entry with optional descriptions for other fields;
• Secure Document Release of all pending jobs sent to the Ricoh device;
• Follow-You Print Release across multiple print servers;
• Scan-to-Me functionality allowing users to e-mail scanned documents from the control panel of any Equitrac-enabled Ricoh MFP
• Transactional costing and reporting capabilities for all scan, print and copy jobs

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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