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Jul 21, 2009 09:00 ET

Equitrac Express Print Management Solution Reduces Print Costs by 45% on Private School Campus

Increases Print Network Efficiencies for High School in Ohio

PLANTATION, FL--(Marketwire - July 21, 2009) - Equitrac Corporation's print management system, Equitrac Express® is successfully managing the print network and reducing print waste at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Working in partnership with IKON Office Solutions, a Ricoh company, the school implemented Equitrac Express one year ago to help manage faculty and student print output and distribution. According to Jeff Gaier, Archbishop Moeller High School Technology Director, the school has reduced print and copy costs by 45% in one year. The solution has exceeded expectations for every goal of the project.

Equitrac Express is specifically developed for print management and cost recovery for colleges, universities, K-12 schools and their libraries. With Equitrac software, administrators decide who may print, how many pages and on which machines. Print quotas are easily set and enforced and the solution can be integrated with existing campus card systems to track, analyze or charge for every page output by any student, faculty member, staffer or guest on any desktop printer, networked multifunction printer or walk-up copier. In January 2009, Equitrac Express achieved the Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) Five-Star rating.

"Equitrac Express can reduce costs dramatically by making users more accountable and giving them more flexibility," said Scott Folcarelli, Regional Director of Professional Services, IKON Office Solutions. "In fact, we often find that the return on investment from this solution is less than one year, plus schools love the environmental benefits of reduced paper, toner and power usage."

"The print controls in the Equitrac solution have enabled us to better manage output which has reduced our overall print costs significantly," said Gaier. "Our old way of printing had no accountability. We were generating an incredible amount of print waste on a daily basis. The Equitrac software makes it easier for us to manage our faculty and student print needs. We are now able to direct print jobs to the most available and most cost effective printer and have essentially freed up a full-time staff person, who previously spent 50% of her time distributing unclaimed print-outs. We are pleased with the results and continue to reap the benefits of the Equitrac solution."

"Print management in the education market continues to provide opportunities for improving workflows, reducing print waste and controlling print and copy costs," said Equitrac Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing Jim Kano. "Equitrac remains steadfast in its commitment to servicing the needs of K-12 schools, colleges and universities, delivering innovative management technologies that positively impact the bottom line."

To learn more about how Archbishop Moeller High School overcame its print management challenges with Equitrac Express, click here to listen to a webcast hosted by Archbishop Moeller's Jeff Gaier and Jim Booth Director of Ancillary Services at University of Lethbridge.

For more about Equitrac solutions for the education market, please visit http://www.equitrac.com/solutions_edu.asp.

About Archbishop Moeller High School

Archbishop Moeller High School is one of the largest Catholic high schools based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Grounded in the Marianist tradition, the school was established in 1958 and has a staff of 90 that supports 910 students.

About Equitrac Corporation

Making documents count for over 30 years, Equitrac is the leading provider of solutions to authenticate, authorize and account for use of today's multifunction printers, copiers, faxes and scanners. We're home to the best-funded R&D program, global alliances with leading manufacturers and the largest team of print management experts in the world. Equitrac device-embedded and terminal-based software works with all leading equipment manufacturers, and supports systems already in use, including college and university campus card systems, providing measurable results for any organization that needs to make networked printing more manageable, economical, convenient and secure.

About IKON Office Solutions

IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (http://www.ikon.com), a Ricoh company, is a leading provider of innovative document management systems and services, enabling customers to improve document workflow and increase efficiency. IKON integrates copiers, printers and MFP technologies, and document management software and systems, to deliver tailored, high-value solutions, implemented and supported by its team of services professionals. IKON leverages the manufacturing and engineering expertise of Ricoh, a more than $20 billion global technology innovator, with the experience and reach of its locally based sales and services teams, to provide end-to-end solutions and one of the industry's broadest portfolios of document management services, including on-site and off-site managed services, technical service and support, and customized workflow design and implementation.

Media Contacts:
Kathy McCall
Equitrac Corporation
Tel: +1.954.888.7769
E-mail: Email Contact

Jacqueline D. Sagl
Murray Sagl PR
Tel: +1.978.265.3663
E-mail: Email Contact
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