Ricoh Attends 2008 Javaone SM Conference

SAN FRANCISCO,   May 06, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, will be demonstrating Ricoh® Transaction Link, a document storage solution for accounting services, at this year’s JavaOne conference. The conference, which takes place in San Francisco May 6-9, will host more than 15,000 attendees from the JavaOne technology community.

Along with demonstrating Transaction Link, Ricoh will also be highlighting the benefits of the Ricoh Developer Program™ (RiDP™). The RiDP offers all the tools, including Ricoh’s embedded software architecture support and services needed for third-party developers to integrate their solution-based products with hardware and software from Ricoh. The goal of the program is to help facilitate the process of preparing a product for market with a flexible, affordable and accessible method that enables the developer to create customized solutions tailored to meet specific customer needs. The Developer Program is ideal for Independent Software Vendors and companies with in-house developers. Participation in the RiDP affords developers multiple benefits such as access to advanced development tools; technical support from the RiDP engineering team; a set of services which facilitate development, such as training and access to SDK beta versions; a series of marketing benefits; customizable solutions that enhance and maintain customer satisfaction/loyalty; and open-standard technologies to build high-level solutions.

Ellen Shanahan Joins Paradigm Imaging Group

Costa Mesa, CA – May 6, 2008 – Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading supplier of large-format scanning, printing and document archiving solutions, announces the addition of Ellen Shanahan as a new member of the sales solution team, effective immediately. Shanahan will serve in the position of Service Contract Sales.

Ms. Shanahan has extensive experience in a variety of fields, including sales, marketing, publishing, and education.   "Ellen's vast and varied knowledge will prove invaluable to Paradigm Imaging Group as we continue to promote the best warranties available in the market.  I am proud to welcome her as a member of our established team of professionals who provide our customers with the utmost in reliability, innovation, and service," said President Randy Geesman.

Print Audit Selected as Finalist for 2008 Software CEO Innovation Awards

Calgary, Alberta - May 6, 2008 - Print Audit, the leading print management software developer, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist for the 2008 SoftwareCEO/CompTIA Software Innovation Awards. The awards recognize products, ideas and business models that break with conventional software ideas and processes, producing results that go well beyond marginal improvements. Judging criteria for the awards include scope of the problem or opportunity addressed by the innovation, how novel the innovation is, and the impact of the innovation on the industry.

Print Audit was selected as one of five finalists in the "Company Achievement in Innovation" category for its print management and tracking solution, Print Audit 5. Print Audit 5 is the most comprehensive suite of print tracking and print management products available. The three modules that comprise the suite are used to analyze, reduce and recover costs along with the resources associated with printing and plotting to all networked, local and direct to IP printers.

AlphaGraphics of Seattle Increases Profitability and Productivity with Océ VarioPrint 6250 System

MAY 5, 2008 – Trumbull, CT– Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced today that AlphaGraphics of Seattle has increased its profitability and productivity by adopting award-winning Oce VarioPrint® 6250 system with Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology. AlphaGraphics of Seattle has been rated one of the Top 100 fastest growing, privately owned companies in Washington for the past four years. Customers’ print jobs range from modest mail merges to complex projects of more than 20 variables. The award-winning Océ VarioPrint 6250 production printer handles most of the static sheet-fed production, such as large runs of manuals or training materials. AlphaGraphics of Seattle owner Chuck Stempler noted, “We have benefited from increased productivity, exceptional quality and flexible media handling. Many customers prefer the quality of the Océ VarioPrint output, and that’s a difference we can use to our advantage.”
More Power per Square Foot
Stempler calls the Océ VarioPrint 6250 an “awesome” production machine. “Reason number one is the raw power per square foot. We are in a heavily populated urban environment, so space is at a premium. With 250 images per minute versus 120 on our previous systems, it’s like having two machines, but the space requirement of just one. It’s a huge benefit to get twice the capacity for the same footprint and the same labor.”

Océ Business Services to Showcase Records Management Solutions at ALA Conference & Expo

SEATTLE (May 5, 2008) – Océ Business Services, a leader in document process management and electronic discovery, will detail key strategies for effective control of law firm and law office records next week at the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Annual Conference and Exposition. The company will also demonstrate Océ Max, the first comprehensive business performance management system designed to specifically manage document processes and outsourcing service providers.
The ALA conference and expo is a highlight of the legal management field’s annual event calendar, providing a wealth of opportunities for legal administrators to enhance their professional skills, manage their day-to-day challenges, and grow personally and professionally. It takes place Monday, May 5 through Thursday, May 8 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.

Ricoh Sponsors Sustainable Development Award At Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

West Caldwell, NJ, May 5, 2008 – Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today that for the fourth consecutive year, it will present the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) on Thursday, May 15, 2008.  This year’s event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia from Sunday, May 11th through Friday, May 16th.

The annual Ricoh Sustainable Development Award provides scholarships to high school students whose projects contain technological and scientific innovations that best reflect the principles of sustainability by balancing economic development with environmental responsibility.  The competition is designed to foster dialogue and awareness of sustainable development by reinforcing the importance of pairing innovation with social responsibility.

IKON Selected as a Winner of the 2008 VHA Leadership Award for Service Excellence

MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2008--IKON Office Solutions (NYSE:IKN), the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, is pleased to announce that VHA Inc., the national health care alliance, recently awarded its 2008 Leadership Award for Service Excellence to IKON. IKON, along with four other suppliers, was recognized for its outstanding contributions, support and commitment in helping VHA members achieve their supply chain goals.

Candidates for the 2008 VHA Leadership Award for Service Excellence are recommended and selected based on sales interactions with VHA members, overall customer satisfaction, and responsiveness to VHA staff and members. Award winners were recognized at a special award banquet held Sunday, May 4 during the 2008 VHA Leadership Conference in Philadelphia.

New Xerox DocuMate Scanner Delivers More Bang for the Buck; 50 Percent Faster and Great for ID Card Scanning

Pleasanton, Calif., May 05, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced a new color sheetfed scanner that is 50 percent faster than similarly priced competitive products, small enough to fit on a desktop, optimized to scan ID cards and includes ultrasonic double-feed detection technology. The latest generation in this award-winning scanning series, the Xerox DocuMate™ 262i scans at 76 images per minute and lists for $1,195.

The DocuMate 262i is designed for desktop use in any office where scanning plastic ID cards, business cards, documents or other heavy card stock is necessary. It incorporates a new, patent-pending front-feed tray that not only increases ID card scanning efficiency in healthcare and financial services applications but also reduces roller wear by up to 60 percent over competing brands, resulting in lower total cost of ownership. The DocuMate 262i also includes ultrasonic double-feed detection technology that will alert the user if double feeding of originals occurs during scanning. This technology prevents lost images and enables paper of different weights or thickness to be scanned quickly and reliably.

FMAudit and Learning Outsource Group form strategic alliance to accelerate successful implementation of dealer managed print services technology and sales strategy

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI & ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA - May 2, 2008 - FMAudit has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Learning Outsource Group to assist FMAudit clients with their development and implementation of an effective and sustainable managed print services offering. This unique alliance is a continuation of FMAudit’s mission and commitment to provide a seamless solution to improved productivity & profitability to the document imaging dealer market. The objective of this alliance is unique, in that it not only addresses why a dealership should offer Managed Print Services, but it contains the critical steps a dealer needs to implement to make it a reality.

Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc. Participating in SAP® Printer Vendor Program as a Gold-level Member

Ramsey, N.J. – May 2, 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 that its parent company, Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. (President: Akio Kitani), is participating in the new SAP® Printer Vendor program, launched earlier this week by SAP AG in collaboration with leading printer manufacturers. Konica Minolta Business Technologies is participating in the program as a gold-level member.

The SAP Printer Vendor program is a technology license program SAP manages in cooperation with printer manufacturers to provide supreme quality printing solutions to users of SAP solutions. The program offers participating vendors, including Konica Minolta access to specific SAP development environments that are necessary to optimize support for their devices operating within customers’ SAP solution-based environments.