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T/R Systems and Ricoh Offer New Digital Document Production Solution

Press release from the issuing company

ATLANTA--Sept. 4, 2003-- T/R SYSTEMS, INC., a leader in developing innovative solutions for the management and production of digital documents, and Ricoh Corporation, a provider of leading-edge printing technologies, announced today connectivity of T/R Systems' MicroPress X Series document production servers to Ricoh's high-volume Aficio 2090 and 2105 black & white digital imaging systems. T/R Systems' innovative MicroPress X Series is at the heart of Ricoh's print-on-demand (POD) solution. The MicroPress is a document production server for POD customers that bridges the gap between low-volume workgroup printing and high-volume centralized printing through the efficient management of document workflow. By combining powerful document "make-ready" capabilities and advanced job management in a post-RIP environment with advanced workflow tools and unique print device connectivity options, the MicroPress X Series provides customers with a scalable production printing system. The MicroPress X Series includes the MicroPress SX, DX and MX models, each of which addresses a different segment of the POD market from low- to high-volume. The Aficio 2090 and 2105 are high-volume multifunction systems that print at a rated speed of 90 and 105 pages per minute, respectively, and offer a 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Both systems are designed for high-volume copying, printing and scanning in stand-alone or networked environments. Finishing options for both devices include a 3,000-sheet finisher with 100-sheet stapling in four positions; a 3,000-sheet finisher with saddle-stitch stapling capability for the Aficio 2090; two- or three-hole punch option for creating binder-ready documents quickly and easily; an Interposer, which enables users to insert pre-printed black & white or color pages into documents prior to finishing, eliminating the need to collate and finish mixed documents by hand; and an optional production booklet maker, which creates folded, stapled and trimmed booklets with pre-printed covers. The capabilities of the MicroPress enhance these features through easy job management of mixed black & white and color documents and support for a variety of finishing options - all at rated engine speed. "We're enthusiastic about building upon our strong relationship with Ricoh," said Michael Kohlsdorf, President and Chief Executive Officer of T/R Systems. "Uniting the features and functionality of the MicroPress with those of the Aficio 2090 and 2105 systems provides a very powerful and unique POD solution for Ricoh's customers." "We're excited to offer the MicroPress X Series with these two multifunction systems," said Kirk Yoshida, chairman and CEO, Ricoh Corporation. "The combination makes for a POD solution that seemingly provides limitless possibilities for digital document output." The MicroPress SX, DX, and MX document production servers are now available through select Ricoh Corporation dealers and direct sales locations.