SOURCE: Kano Technologies

December 08, 2005 10:00 ET

Ricoh Names Kano as North American Master Distributor for New Ricoh Encryption CD-R Media

EncryptEase Recordable CD-R Media With Built-In Encryption Protection

GARDEN GROVE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 8, 2005 -- Ricoh has named Kano Technologies Corporation as the North American master distributor for its Intelligent CD-R media, which incorporates Ricoh's CD-ROM + CD-R (RR) technology. Kano is introducing Ricoh's first RR product, EncryptEase, at DV Expo in Los Angeles this week. EncryptEase for Microsoft Windows is recordable CD-R media with built-in encryption capability.

EncryptEase is an intelligent CD-R disc that comes with sophisticated encryption software, including encoding/decoding, data compression, writing and copy-guard functions pre-recorded on each disc. Using the encryption software, a user can easily record and encrypt up to 600MB of personal data in the recordable area and set a password to ensure data protection. To read the data on any Windows system, simply insert the disc, and the software will launch and install a driver. Then, enter your password and access your data. No additional software is needed. Because it is a multisession CD-R, EncryptEase allows users to add data and assign additional passwords up to 20 times or until the disc is full. Each encrypted data session is protected with a user-assigned unique password and can be independently accessed through the self-launching graphical interface.

"EncryptEase fills a real need in the market to give the user a low-cost secure media for their data distribution needs," said Robert Young, Kano Technologies' National Sales Manager. "Legal and accounting firms, insurance companies and government agencies are just a few of the organizations that have confidential information they need to protect, distribute or disseminate. In fact, just about everyone has confidential information they need to keep private."

EncryptEase is available now in North America, at an MSRP of $5.95 per disc.

For more information about EncryptEase, go to: www.kanotechnologies.com.

MEDIA NOTE: See EncryptEase in the Kano Booth, # 447, at Digital Video Expo West 2005, in the Los Angeles Convention Center, December 7 - 9. Free samples of EncryptEase will be available at the booth. Product photos, press releases and data sheets may be viewed/downloaded from "Press Room" at www.kanotechnologies.com.

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