ABBYY USA Ships SOA-Compatible Server Solution for Enterprise-Class OCR

FREMONT, Calif., March 4, 2008 – ABBYY USA, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, announced worldwide availability of its Recognition Server version 2.0. The software accurately and automatically converts large volumes of paper documents or document images into fully searchable electronic text for e-Discovery, contract management, compliance and other processes which benefit from full-text recognition.

This scalable, robust, server-based solution now features a Web Services Application Programming Interface (API), which complies with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) standards. This means enterprise independent software vendors (ISVs) may now incorporate scalable OCR capabilities within their offerings, while reducing the cost of development and maintenance. ABBYY Recognition Server 2.0 may also be implemented as a standalone application, which can be installed and running in minutes. The product also includes a COM-compatible API.

Canon USA Earns Number-One Overall US Copier Market Share Position in 2007

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 4, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Company is the number-one brand leader in the overall copier market in the U.S. for 2007, according to Gartner Dataquest*.

"Canon has a strong heritage in digital imaging and copier technology that has allowed the Company to consistently be the copier of choice over more than two decades," said Ted Nakamura, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group. "From black-and-white to color, Canon continues to make investments in technology to allow us to deliver the most robust document imaging solutions on the market.

Nuance Announces PaperPort PSP Desktop for HP Multifunction Printers

BOSTON --(Business Wire)-- Mar. 4, 2008 Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today announced PaperPort(R) PSP(TM) Desktop for HP based on the PaperPort Personalized Scanning Platform(TM) technology. The application enables customers to customize scanning menus of select HP multifunction printers (MFPs) directly from their desktop without IT support and provides unprecedented ease-of-use when sending scanned documents back to a computer from a networked HP MFP.

The PaperPort PSP Desktop is a suite of software built around PaperPort Professional technology that includes OmniPage Professional OCR and PDF Converter Professional software, all market leading imaging applications. The combined solution connects the HP MFP to various office devices such as desktop computers and centralized document management systems at the push of a button. Instead of limited menu choices, destinations and formats found on most MFP devices and middleware solutions, customers can extend desktop folders and personal document workflows directly to the networked HP MFP menu, making familiar scanning choices immediately available and easy to find. PaperPort PSP Desktop for use with HP MFPs eliminates complicated and timely setup and unfamiliar or hidden choices found when normally using MFPs.

Apago Simplifies Digital Printing with Updated, Device-Independent ONEticket 3.0

Boston, MA (ON DEMAND)-March 4, 2008-Apago Inc., a software developer for the graphic arts and document management industries, today announces ONEticket 3.0, a powerful set of device-independent plug-ins for Adobe Acrobat that helps maximize the productivity of on-demand digital printers. Formerly named AcrosuitePRO v. 2.6, ONEticket v. 3.0 gives print shops a single interface that controls the greatest number of digital printers to date, including devices from Konica Minolta, IKON, Océ, Kodak, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Canon. With a streamlined interface, this update increases productivity and efficiency, and adds several customer-requested features such as Tray Mapping. This capability allows a print shop to define paper exceptions-regardless of the device used to print-enabling users to work more easily with various printers. Apago will demonstrate ONEticket at the On DEMAND Conference and Expo in Boston, March 4-6, 2008, at booth #153."Regardless of the digital print device, Apago makes it possible-and easy-to use a single front end to run multiple digital printers from different vendors. This is a breakthrough in the digital print market, and it demonstrates our commitment to providing innovative technology and solutions to that market," states Dwight Kelly, president of Apago Inc.

Ricoh Showcases Leading Solutions at AIIM International Exposition and Conferences

BOSTON, March 04, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced that it will be exhibiting multiple document management software solutions at its booth (#631) during the AIIM International Exposition and Conference in Boston, MA this week. Housed at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the event will run from March 3-6.Among Ricoh Alliance Partner software solutions that will be available for demonstration include:

Ricoh's Production Printing Business Group Showcase Software Solutions for Production Printing at OnDemand

BOSTON, March 04, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) will be showcasing products and solutions at Booth # 631 along with Ricoh Alliance Partners at the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition 2008 in Boston, MA.Ricoh Americas Corporation’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) has formed alliances with partners focusing on solutions that will help printing professionals in high-volume print production environments. Among the PPBG partners that will be featured in the Ricoh Alliance Program booth include:

EFI - Electronics for Imaging Electronics for Imaging (EFI), a leading provider of imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, offers users web-to-print and workflow management solutions.

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.

Rioch Announces Production Workflow Services Offering

BOSTON, March 04, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, today announced the launch of Ricoh’s Production Workflow Services (RPWS) at the 2008 AIIM ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition. An enterprise solution based on Ricoh’s Alliance Program partners and professional service offerings of Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG), RPWS enables customers to easily integrate Ricoh’s hardware and software solutions into existing workflows without the need for application re-engineering.RPWS, which includes document management for Ricoh’s line of monochrome and color production printing solutions, enables Ricoh to offer a comprehensive suite of software and professional services that address the challenges faced when combining print centers. With RPWS, users are provided an extensive portfolio of advanced solutions for web-based job submission, job management, and legacy printing for in-plants, data centers, and graphic arts. RPWS allows any customer consolidating their print operation support a multi-vendor environment. Enhanced centralized printing, and the ability to implement enterprise solutions are enabled by RPWS.

Ricoh to Offer a Full Suite of Document Imaging Solutions from eCopy

BOSTON, March 04, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today at the AIIM International Exposition and Conference in Boston, MA that it will offer eCopyTM Inc.’s new collection of document imaging applications. Made up of three software solutions, these applications are designed to meet the document scanning needs of any size workgroup or enterprise.Compatible with most Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs), eCopy’s new portfolio of document imaging products are versatile solutions. Embedded in a Ricoh MFP, eCopy’s products convert paper-based information into electronic images that can be incorporated directly into the workflow of critical business processes. eCopy software also offers an intuitive interface that makes it easy to share electronic documents via e-mail, fax server, content management and collaborative systems.

eCopy Desktop™ ,the first product in eCopy’s new document imaging portfolio, is PC software that improves productivity by enabling office workers to use desktop MFPs and scanners to scan documents and create PDF files. The software makes it easy to capture, edit and secure paper documents so that users can work with and share these documents just as they would electronic files, like those created using Microsoft Word or Excel. It also enables users to combine paper and electronic files into a single PDF document. Small-to-medium sized businesses will find eCopy ShareScan® Essentials™ to be the ideal document imaging solution for their operations. Workgroup productivity is easily enhanced with eCopy ShareScan Essentials as it securely captures and shares documents via a Ricoh MFP, in which the software is embedded. The PDF documents created can be sent to internal and external parties by e-mail or fax or be forwarded directly to network folders for storage or a user’s eCopy Desktop. A scalable solution, optional application Connectors can be added to integrate eCopy ShareScan Essentials directly into other business software applications.

Sharp Addresses Real Business Needs at AIIM / OnDemand

BOSTON, MA, March 4, 2008 -- At the AIIM / ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) is bringing individual, tailored solutions to businesses with a full, reliable line of color and monochrome multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) and a fast-growing Sharp OSA™ development platform. Along with its award-winning product line, Sharp is showcasing partner applications at the booth that show how Sharp OSA™ technology and Sharp MFPs allow companies to work without limits.Sharp is displaying its high-volume line of MFPs, built for production environments in large enterprises, as well as its 50 PPM color MFPs, designed for high-end workgroups. The Sharp MFP line was recently named “Product Line of the Year” by Buyer’s Laboratory Inc. (BLI), recognizing it as the industry’s best product line. These models all support Sharp OSA technology for seamless integration with network applications. Using solutions created with Sharp OSA technology, Sharp dealers are able to personalize the MFP to the individual needs of customers’ businesses via a broad range of applications. Sharp and its developer partners will demonstrate those applications with a full array of document and device management tools designed to optimize performance and workflow while ensuring document security.