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CONTACT: Linda Montefusco Peter Valier

Ricoh Americas Corporation emFAST Inc.
(973) 882-2172 (866) 436-3278 linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.com pvalier@emfast.com
Jessy Trejo
212-931-6134 jtrejo@peppercom.com


West Caldwell, NJ, October 14, 2009 – Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that emFAST Inc.’s FACSys®

Connector passed the Ricoh Developer Program™ (RiDP™) compatibility testing process. A fax server based solution, FACSys® streamlines business operations and reduces costs by enabling users to send and receive facsimile messages directly from a Ricoh multifunctional product’s (MFP) interface without the need for additional hardware or fax lines.

As a RiDP Premier Plus member, emFAST utilized Ricoh’s software development kit (SDK) to fully integrate select ESA-enabled Ricoh MFPs with the company’s secure and intuitive fax server solution. Using Ricoh’s sophisticated Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) platform, emFAST was able to enhance the capabilities of FACSys® by leveraging the inherent print functions found in Ricoh’s MFPs through Ricoh’s open architecture.

“emFAST has utilized the Ricoh ESA development platform to take the integration between the FACSys® fax messaging platform and the Ricoh MFP to a whole new level,” said Peter Valier, director of IT, emFAST Inc. “The comprehensive, two-way communication afforded by Ricoh technology gives users unparalleled access to fax server resources in a secure, productive and convenient manner.”

FACSys® for select Ricoh ESA-enabled MFPs offers a safe and secure environment for sending and receiving faxes while increasing productivity. Users log in with a username and password and can quickly search, attach and transmit documents for easy distribution using the MFP’s interface. Incoming faxes are stored on the server in users’ FACSys® inboxes. Users access their inbox directly from the MFP and print their fax messages when they are there to receive them, thus eliminating the occurrence of sensitive information being left in fax machine print trays. Additionally, FACSys® enhances compliance as it keeps a record of who logged in, providing an audit trail of who sent what, where to and when.

“Ricoh is pleased to have emFAST’s FACSys® fax server technology on our list of RiDP compatible solutions,” said Mark Minshull, vice president and chief technology officer, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “The need for a fast and secure method for sending and receiving faxes is essential to businesses, and Ricoh is happy to have emFAST as a trusted partner in meeting our customers’ demands.”

About emFAST, Inc.

emFAST Inc, publisher of the FACSys® fax messaging suite of products, is an industry pioneer in network fax communication. emFAST has enhanced fax messaging from a simple document transport mechanism into an indispensable business tool that fully integrates into critical areas requiring communication capabilities including unified communications, business process workflows, multi-function peripheral devices and major Enterprise Content Management and Resource Planning systems. Through the development of strategic alliances with leading technology partners such as Ricoh, emFAST continues to provide a cost-effective and cost-saving fax messaging solution for the office environment. For more information please visit www.emfast.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2008 sales in excess of $20 billion.

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.
Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.
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