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Ricoh and Equitrac Release Java-based Version of Embedded Security Solution

16 Dec, 2009

Ricoh and Equitrac Release Java-based Version of Embedded Security Solution


West Caldwell, NJ (December  2009) – Ricoh Americas Corporation and Equitrac Corporation today announced the release of the fourth generation of Print & Copy Control™ (PCC), a cost-effective and hardware-free system that helps you simultaneously control MFP access, manage account codes, track use, increase user mobility and minimize waste. PCC 4 is part of the award-winning Equitrac Office® and Equitrac Express® print tracking and cost management suite of solutions. The previous version, PCC 3.1, will still be available to customers throughout the distribution channel.

Ideal for the enterprise, general office and education markets, this solution allows companies to track and manage printing and walk-up costs within their organizations. While PCC 4 continues to allow users to track copying, faxing and scanning via a log-in on select Ricoh-branded MFP displays, the key difference is the Java-based structure which provides seamless integration for the customer. The upgraded PCC version easily integrates with Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express software solutions, offering several enhancements to help organizations manage authentication and control, while at the same time tracking usage and allocating costs in a secure environment.

The new look for PCC 4 provides direct access to the user, with all functionality available from the login screen, including integration with GlobalScan™ 3.1 and the new GlobalScan™ NX, which comes standard with single sign-on. In addition, PCC 4 has expanded Follow-You Printing capabilities, allowing users to locate documents anywhere on any print server automatically, with no searching required. Enhanced scanning is also included in the upgrade, with Scan-to-Me™ now built into the user’s own email. Administrators can determine the level of security required by allowing users to send scans to others, or just their own mailboxes for the highest level of security. 

“Bringing enhanced software security solutions to our customers is a key priority and PCC 4 makes security even more accessible, serving as the new benchmark in embedded solutions,” said Michael Rich, CEO, Equitrac Corporation. “Partnering with Ricoh to provide solutions like PCC 4 through its distribution channel has allowed us to continue to bring innovative and high-quality solutions and products into the marketplace.”

PCC 4 is available for customers to upgrade from PCC 3 and if their device is Java enabled, they can upgrade at no additional cost. Through this next generation, PCC 4 expands upon the Ricoh-Equitrac joint venture, which strengthens the value of the partnership.  Equitrac, the world leader in print tracking, print management and cost recovery solutions, has partnered with Ricoh since 1999.

“Throughout our long-standing relationship with Equitrac, our customers have consistently utilized PCC with their Equitrac server solutions to manage activities performed at the Ricoh multi-functional device,” said Joyce Ouellette, director of solution marketing. “With the migration of PCC to our Java platform, customers can now seamlessly overlay print management and cost recovery initiatives with mission critical document workflow processes. This, in turn, allows our customers to truly measure, secure and optimize their document technology investments related to not only print but scan, copy and fax as well.”

For more information about Print Copy & Control 4 and all other Ricoh products and software solutions, visit 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.

 

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2008 sales in excess of $20 billion.

 

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 multifunction products, 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.  Ricoh brands in the U.S. include Ricoh, Lanier and Savin.




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