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Captaris Kicks off a Document Driven Process Automation Roadshow Across North America

Bellevue, Wash. — April 23, 2008 — Captaris, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAPA), a leading provider of software products that automate document-centric processes and Microsoft announced today the Document Process Automation Roadshow (DPAR). The DPAR events will consist of a series of breakfast briefings, delivered in an educational format, that demonstrate how organizations are replacing manual paper based processes with automated document processing by leveraging Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 and Captaris solutions.

These free educational briefings will address the latest capabilities for document capture, intelligent recognition, document routing and enterprise content management (ECM).  Captaris and Microsoft will be joined by Industry Experts who will discuss and demonstrate how organizations can dramatically reduce costs, streamline processes, and improve compliance within their existing business applications.


Riso Introduces New Series of Digital Duplicators

Danvers, MA – April 22, 2008 – RISO, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high speed printers and duplicators, announced today the introduction of two new series of digital duplicators: the CZ and EZ series. The new EZ series, which includes the EZ220, EZ390 and EZ590 models, are
designed to enhance productivity, print quality and offer a host of features not previously possible with traditional office printing equipment. The CZ180 is also being introduced as the first model in the new CZ series.

With their adaptability and easy-to-use design, RISO’s digital duplicators reduce operating and capital costs, which have earned the entire product line the distinction of an ENERGY STAR rating for low energy use. The new CZ and EZ models are designed to meet the needs of organizations that require versatile spot color and monochrome printing while also being cost effective. Hundreds of thousands of customers currently use RISO digital duplicators as production printers in high volume environments.


Ricoh Contributes to the National Forest Foundation

West Caldwell, NJ,   April 22, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today that it has contributed $10,000 to the National Forest Foundation (NFF), for the post-fire reforestation in California, specifically in the San Bernardino National Forest. The National Forest Foundation is the nation’s only conservation organization dedicated to addressing the issues facing National Forests.

The goal of the National Forest Foundation is to raise $250,000 intended solely for the reforestation of San Bernardino National Forest. This focused effort is due to the wildfires that raged through and destroyed much of the region in October 2007. Ricoh’s contribution, which enhances its longstanding commitment to forest ecosystem conservation, will be leveraged in conjunction with all funds raised through this initiative.


Canon U.S.A. Plants The Seed For The Canon Forest Program

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 22, 2008 – Canon U.S.A, Inc., a leader in digital imaging, and the American Park Network today announced The Canon Forest Program, a nationwide promotional campaign. Beginning in May and running through August, for every 10 new and existing Canon Generation Green products registered, Canon will plant a tree and offer consumers the opportunity to take part in several volunteer programs that will help to revitalize urban parks, gardens and public lands1.

"Canon's commitment to the environment and helping to make it more sustainable is an inherent part of our corporate philosophy and product offerings," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "Through the Canon Forest Program, we want our customers to feel a connection with their Canon Generation Green products, knowing their purchases will contribute to planting trees and revitalization programs, which will help offset our collective carbon footprint."


Executives Who Watch Baseball Recognize Ricoh Brand the Most

Ricoh finds that executives who watch baseball regularly recognize the Ricoh brand the most. For this reason, the company will advertise for the fifth consecutive year in major league baseball (MLB) games.

“Our goal is to raise awareness.  We target C-level executives and IT professionals, who make decisions in the office, equipment and solutions departments. We discovered that most busy executives also watch major league baseball. We then tracked the number of people who watch baseball and discovered that the majority who watch baseball also recognize the Ricoh brand,” says Robert Ingoglia, V.P. of Corporate Communications.


Ricoh Conducts Electronics Recycling Day for Employees

West Caldwell, NJ,   April 21, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, will host an “Employee Electronics Recycle Program” on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd. As part of Ricoh’s Total Green Office Solution environmental program the Recycles Day mission is to get everyone to recycle unwanted electronic equipment and to keep it out of landfills. Employees at Ricoh’s New Jersey facilities in Montville and West Caldwell as well as three Ricoh locations in Atlanta will be participating in the program.


Konica Minolta Awards 2nd Annual High School Scholarships to Inspirational New Orleans Students

Ramsey, N.J. and New Orleans, La. – April 21, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the recipients of its second annual scholarship program that will allow three graduating eighth grade students from the KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts (KIPP McDonogh 15) to attend top-rated, private New Orleans high schools.  The scholarship initiative is conducted through its Colorful Tomorrow Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable division of the company that focuses its efforts on the creation of more colorful and better tomorrows for children.  For the students of KIPP McDonogh 15, the scholarships will provide them with the opportunity to attend private, college-preparatory high schools that will prepare them for higher education as part of Konica Minolta’s ongoing commitment to the school.


Joe Lucilio Returns to GEI WideFormat as National Service Director

April 21, 2008 (North Canton, Ohio). Mr. Roger Ilgen, President and General Manager of GEI WideFormat, a Visual Edge Technology Company, has announced the appointment of Mr. Joseph Lucilio to the position of National Service Director for the service arm of this growing wide format imaging solutions enterprise. Mr. Lucilio will report directly to Mr. Ilgen who has been strengthening this organization throughout North America to meet the increased demands and growth forecasts from the equipment manufacturers serviced by GEI.

"Joe has over twenty years of technical training and service experience in the office equipment and imaging solutions industry and we're very pleased to have him return to our team," said Mr. Ilgen. "He will be responsible for all aspects of our service enterprise including training, dispatch and professional services."


Every Day is Earth Day at Xerox

NORWALK, Conn., April 21, 2008  -- With green practices that began even before the first Earth Day was observed in 1970, every day is Earth Day at Xerox. The company turned up the volume this week with special projects that encourage employees around the world to renew their commitment to the environment through their efforts at home and at work.

From planting trees and spreading the word about all that Xerox is doing to protect our planet to collecting and recycling waste, each Xerox location is celebrating Earth Day in its individual way.

Xerox is also presenting its15th annual Earth Awards, a program that honors employee teams that have not only improved the performance of the company's operations but also helped to protect the environment through innovative actions and programs.


iDatix Nominated for Third Consecutive Year as a Best Place to Work

Tampa, FL — For the third consecutive year, iDatix — an emerging leader in Business Automation solutions — was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

This year, there were 111 nominations out of which 58 finalists were selected. The 58 finalists were divided up by company size and out of the 15 finalists in the Big Company category (26-50 employees), iDatix ranked 10th with a score of 91.84 out of 100.

“iDatix is a growing company with lots of opportunities for hard workers,” stated an iDatix employee. “Although the challenges facing us as a company are great, we have such a talented team that I truly believe that any obstacle can be overcome and every barrier can be destroyed.” This quote was read by Bridgette Mill, Published for TBBJ and emcee for the event, as iDatix CEO Steve Allen received a nomination award.


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