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Ricoh Corporation Wins Readers' Choice Awards From Bertl

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West Caldwell, NJ, January 05, 2007 - Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, announced today that it has received three BERTL Reader's Choice Gold Awards. Ricoh was recognized in the Color Range, Color Productivity and Third Party Partners categories. Ricoh was awarded BERTL's Gold Reader's Choice Award for offering an outstanding range of color devices across its printer and multifunction products (MFP) lines. When selecting Ricoh for this award, survey respondents considered a key set of criteria including diversity of color features and quality of prints among its products. Ricoh manufactures advanced color printers and MFPs designed for a wide variety of markets including small to large businesses, government departments and graphic arts print shops. In addition, Ricoh printers and MFPs were recognized as the Gold Award winner in the Color Productivity category. This award recognizes Ricoh for its excellence in controlling color costs while maintaining high productivity and quality levels. The most effective cost-control tools are those that can be deployed on a network-wide basis and affect users across multiple departments, which is a critical factor for Ricoh when designing their printers and MFPs. Ricoh was also selected as the Gold Winner in the Third Party Partner category for its relationships with third-party software vendors and extensive solutions programs. Ricoh's Technology Alliance program has allowed Ricoh to partner with a number of the top third-party software vendors in order to provide resellers with advanced solutions for their technological needs such as document management, data printing and optical character recognition (OCR). The BERTL Reader's Choice Awards are conducted each year to determine the most outstanding manufacturers in the digital imaging industry. BERTL readers fill out an online survey to provide feedback on 23 different manufacturers' copier, printer and MFP devices. Unlike other industry awards which are chosen by a small group of industry pundits, the BERTL Reader's Choice Awards are decided by the most experienced and technically savvy equipment buyers and users worldwide. "Winning these awards is a huge honor for Ricoh as BERTL's readers are among the most knowledgeable and technologically educated people in the industry. This achievement further validates Ricoh's ability to provide quality products to fit a wide array of customer needs," said Ron Potesky, vice president, Corporate Product Marketing, Ricoh Corporation.

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