SOURCE: Equitrac Corporation

Equitrac Corporation

January 26, 2010 10:15 ET

Ricoh and Equitrac Release Java-Based Version Embedded Print and Copy Control (PCC) Solution

New Solution Offers Greater Mobility, While Reducing Waste and Minimizing Costs

LONDON--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Equitrac Corporation and Ricoh Europe Plc today announced the release of the fourth generation of Print and Copy Control™ (PCC) software, embedded for Ricoh's multifunction products (MFPs) and fully integrated with Equitrac's award winning Equitrac Office® and Equitrac Express® print management solutions.

Print and Copy Control (PCC) improves information security, user mobility and accountability, while reducing waste and minimizing costs. PCC, which controls device access and tracks print, copy, scan and fax activity, is now built on Ricoh's Java-based Embedded Software Architecture. 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 builds on the strength of its predecessors. PCC 4 delivers full integration with Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express and further enhances the joint Ricoh-Equitrac print management solution with productive new enhancements to help organisations manage authentication and control, while at the same time tracking usage and allocating costs in a secure environment. These features include:

--  New user interface and improved access to MFPs - PCC 4 is making MFP 
    access easier. In addition to a new, modern, user-friendly interface, it is 
    possible to configure speed access function buttons on the main PCC log-in 
    page. The PCC function selected will appear immediately after the user has 
    successfully authenticated at the MFP, such as Follow-You Printing®, 
    Scan-To-Me®, and Single Sign On authentication.  
    
--  Card self-registration - PCC 4 allows a user to associate a card with 
    their new user credentials. The next time the user swipes the card, the 
    system automatically associates the card with the user.
    
--  Access to documents anywhere - The new Follow-You Printing capabilities 
    now finds documents anywhere, on any print server (or any workstation, if 
    print servers aren't being used) automatically, with no searching 
    necessary. 
    
--  Quick, easy scanning with Scan-to-Me - Users often need to scan documents 
    to their own email address. PCC 4 offers this as a built-in capability with 
    Scan-to-Me. Administrators decide whether users can send files only to 
    their own addresses or include other email addresses, as well as control 
    other settings. Scan-to-Me is quick and easy, which increases end-user 
    satisfaction and reduces help desk calls.
    
--  Available in 16 languages - Multi-language support for the PCC MFP 
    interface.
    
--  GlobalScan integration - PCC 4 provides a seamless Single Sign On 
    integration with Ricoh's GlobalScan™ NX.  
    
--  Extensive card reader support - Authenticate with a broad range of 
    available access control card readers, such as Magstripe, HID®, HID 
    iCLASS®, Mifare®, Legic®, Indala®, Hitag® and EM Marin standards. 
    

"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 Noel O'Dwyer, vice president of marketing and strategic alliances, 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 as a free upgrade from PCC 3 to customers. 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.

"With the release of Print and Copy Control version 4 with Equitrac, we're continuing our commitment to provide our customers with solutions based on their needs," said Monique van Weelden, senior product manager, Ricoh Europe Plc. "This is just the latest result in our ten year partnership with Equitrac, which has allowed us to identify our customers' specific pain points and work together to bring those solutions as quickly and efficiently as possible."

For more information about Print and Copy Control 4 and all other Ricoh products and software solutions, visit www.ricoh-europe.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. Equitrac solutions are at work helping organisations recover costs, reduce waste, increase returns and maximize efficiency in printers, copiers and multifunction devices. For more information, visit www.equitrac.com.

About Ricoh

Ricoh Company, Ltd ("Ricoh Company") is a global technology leader, specialising in the office and production printing markets. Ricoh works with organisations around the world to modernise work environments and optimise document efficiency. With over 108,500 employees worldwide, it operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, China and Japan. Ricoh Europe Holdings Plc is a public limited company and the EMEA headquarters of Ricoh Company with operations located in London, United Kingdom and Amstelveen, the Netherlands. The EMEA operations comprise over 35 sales subsidiaries and affiliates.

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