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Ricoh Unveils eCabinet, the First Networked Information Management Appliance.

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 1999--

Captures, Files and Retrieves Daily Workgroup Documents for Small

Offices and Corporate Departments

Ricoh Silicon Valley, Inc. today unveiled the eCabinet(TM), an information management solution targeted to solve the daily document management needs of small businesses and corporate department workgroups. Ricoh's eCabinet is the world's first affordable, centralized cen·tral·ize  
v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.

 product for automatically capturing, filing and retrieving documents from virtually any source -- such as e-mails, faxes, Web-content, photocopies, scans and PC documents.

The eCabinet is Ricoh's flagship information management solution. This revolutionary product combines the strength of office networks, the Internet and advanced thin-server technology to create an integrated system that allows workgroups to easily manage both electronic and paper documents. Office workflow information is routed through eCabinet and automatically captured with state-of-the-art OCR OCR
 in full optical character recognition

Scanning and comparison technique intended to identify printed text or numerical data. It avoids the need to retype already printed material for data entry.
 and indexing technology. Once documents are stored in the reliable, secure and flexible database, they can then be instantly searched and retrieved through the convenient eCabinet Web user interface--based on content, date, owner or assigned keyword. Because eCabinet simply plugs into an office network and is built on open interfaces and protocols, it is easily configured con·fig·ure  
tr.v. con·fig·ured, con·fig·ur·ing, con·fig·ures
To design, arrange, set up, or shape with a view to specific applications or uses:
 to seamlessly capture all information created and exchanged by leading office peripherals and the Internet.

"With the eCabinet solution, office workgroups will never again have trouble locating a misplaced mis·place  
tr.v. mis·placed, mis·plac·ing, mis·plac·es
a. To put into a wrong place: misplace punctuation in a sentence.

 fax, or a presentation document that was prepared by a vacationing colleague," said Steve Weyl, president of Networked Office Appliance Division of Ricoh Silicon Valley. "eCabinet is a powerful, dedicated product that opens up a whole new realm of information management solutions for small businesses and corporate departments -- customers that are currently not well served by enterprise document management systems, or small-office software packages."

Centralized Document Management

Now, for the first time, workgroups have access to all of their daily electronic and paper documents in a single, centralized location. Through a convenient Web-based interface, users can easily search for documents that have been digitally captured and automatically filed by eCabinet. Individual users can even control which documents they do or do not want captured. Extremely flexible, the system files documents in virtually any configuration the user prefers. With the eCabinet solution, workgroups will be able to dramatically improve their ability to manage the entire range of structured and ad hoc For this purpose. Meaning "to this" in Latin, it refers to dealing with special situations as they occur rather than functions that are repeated on a regular basis. See ad hoc query and ad hoc mode.  daily workgroup documents they encounter.

Key Benefits of eCabinet

-- Easy Document Capture -- Low Document Storage Costs -- Fast Document Retrieval The ability to search for documents by keywords and other attributes such as date and author. It implies that the documents have been indexed on all pertinent fields and that keywords have been chosen based upon title and textual content. See document imaging and document management system.  -- Connects Quickly to Any Network -- Brings Your Work Together

Simple Installation and Operation

The eCabinet is designed for simple installation and easy operation. The total installation and configuration process can be completed in a matter of minutes A Matter of Minutes is an episode from the television series The New Twilight Zone. Cast
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. After assigning the system an IP address, eCabinet is conveniently available to the entire workgroup through their choice of Internet browsers See Web browser. .

About Ricoh Silicon Valley

Located in Cupertino, Calif., Ricoh Silicon Valley, Inc. (RSV RSV respiratory syncytial virus; Rous sarcoma virus.

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) is a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary

A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.

In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners.
 of Ricoh Company Ltd. RSV provides networked office solutions that optimize the combined strengths of office networks, the Internet and thin-server hardware/software technology. Designed specifically for the information management needs of small companies and corporate department workgroups, RSV's networked office products offer efficient, easy to use and affordable solutions for daily workgroup information management. Ricoh's new generation of office appliance products help streamline workgroup efficiency and usher in Verb 1. usher in - be a precursor of; "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"
inaugurate, introduce

commence, lead off, start, begin - set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S.
 a new era of document management solutions for today's small office and corporate department environments.

About Ricoh Company

Ricoh Company Ltd. of Japan, is a leading provider of office automation solutions with 1998 sales in excess of $11 billion. Ricoh Corporation is a recognized pioneer in the development of computer-connected and digital multifunctional document systems and is a top supplier of diversified diversified (di·verˑ·s  office automation equipment and electronics. For more information, please visit the company's Website at For more information on eCabinet, please call Ricoh at (877) 580-3030.
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