Ricoh Integrates Equitrac's Tracking and Accountability Solutions with GlobalScan Version 3.1

BOSTON,  March 04, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today is previewing its GlobalScan™ 3.1 with Equitrac's document tracking and cost recovery solutions at the AIIM Exposition and Conference in the Equitrac booth, #947. This upgraded version of Ricoh’s GlobalScan solution is compatible with Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express solutions, providing tracking and accountability functions for efficient reporting of scanned documents.GlobalScan 3.1 with Equitrac is designed for large enterprise organizations, general office environments, schools and libraries that work in document-intensive environments. Equitrac’s solutions integrate seamlessly with GlobalScan 3.1 via Ricoh’s Print & Copy Control solution to accurately track all scans made through the networked system. With Print & Copy Control’s support for authentication through access control cards, PIN codes or network credentials, cost allocation and reporting is integrated seamlessly into the system. GlobalScan 3.1 with Equitrac can account for several different types of scan tracking including the person scanning the document, the number of pages scanned, the device the scan originated from and to whom a document is being sent.

Other advanced features of GlobalScan 3.1 include enhanced optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities to allow easy conversion of hardcopy documents into a number of electronic formats and the ability to compress large documents up to 100 times using JBIG2 PDFs. Additionally, GlobalScan 3.1 features an improved control panel with an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI), which includes a thumbnail image preview feature that allows users to see the scanned files instantly on the MFP interface to prevent errors, save time and eliminate rescanning.

For more information on GlobalScan 3.1 with Equitrac and all other Ricoh products and software solutions, visit

About Ricoh’s Document Solutions & Services Division

The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSSD) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of software solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies. DSSD is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.

DSSD offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin, and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

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