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Ricoh Corporation Enhances Wide Format Line With Introduction of the Ricoh 480W

Press release from the issuing company

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Nov. 1 -- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Ricoh 480W, a versatile wide format multifunction product. The Ricoh 480W offers users unsurpassed productivity, simplicity and advanced technology, making it a desirable option for any wide format user. The industry trend of merging hardware and software solutions into one powerful system can be seen in the Ricoh 480W. The 480W comes with a document server that electronically stores originals for on-demand reprinting. The embedded scan option provides direct scan capabilities to email or folder from the copier as well as utility software to expand remote system management. With the addition of the RW-480 Printer Controller and Scan option, the Ricoh 480W places a complete wide format digital system right at users' fingertips. By integrating the RW-480 Controller's Plotbase, Plotclient and Scantool software, the Ricoh 480W provides advanced scanning, printing and account tracking capabilities - an all-in-one solution. Additionally, the controller's ability to easily scan, view, edit and merge images as well as print saves time for the user, especially for those involved in computer-aided design (CAD). Documents can also be network-printed from a variety of CAD applications and operating systems, including Windows, MAC and UNIX. "Ricoh continues to build upon our influence and leadership in the wide format market by developing state-of-the art systems that far surpass traditional capabilities," said Hede Nonaka, vice president of marketing for Ricoh Corporation. "The Ricoh 480W is innovative and ideal for wide format customers as it provides advanced technology, easy front access and powerful user tools and utilities." Advanced technology highlights of the Ricoh 480W include: -- New document server for storing images for instant on demand re-printing -- Multiple security levels including encryption and erasable data HDD -- A maximum of four rolls of paper or two paper rolls and two trays for up to 18"x 24" -- Easy paper handling and paper roll replacement -- Optional embedded scanner for scanning directly to global email addresses or folders on the network as well as TWAIN Scanning, Ricoh's Web Image Monitor, Desktop Binder Lite and Smart Device Monitor utilities Incorporating the latest security features is important to Ricoh and a critical component in the development of the company's products. The Ricoh 480W can use encryption as well as overwrite temporary data to ensure information remains protected and is kept out of the wrong hands. The Ricoh 480W is available now for a suggested retail price of $25,226.