11/3/2003 - Zoran Corporation (Nasdaq: ZRAN) announced that its PCL-compatible page description language interpreters are featured in twelve of Ricoh's newly shipping printers and multifunction peripherals (MFPs) for the office printer and copier markets.
Zoran's Integrated Print System (IPS), includes the PCL-compatible software technology, IPS/5E, IPS/XL and IPS/5C, and enables manufacturers to develop high-quality, high-performance printers and MFPs that provide Hewlett-Packard compatible solutions for the high-speed monochrome, tandem and multipass color printing markets.
"Zoran is a leading provider of PCL-compatible printing technology. The flexibility, compatibility and performance of Zoran's interpreters enabled our team to easily integrate the technology into Ricoh's proprietary architecture and allowed us to bring higher-performance networked PCL printing products to market quickly," said Toshiro Maruyama, division general manager of Printer System business division at Ricoh Company, Ltd.
"Ricoh's award-winning products demonstrate that Zoran's Integrated Print System (IPS) is a best-in-class PCL technology solution for a wide variety of market segments. These design wins strengthen our long-standing relationship with Ricoh, an imaging industry leader. Ricoh's deployments increase Zoran's penetration of the high-speed monochrome, tandem and multipass color markets," said John Seguin, vice president of sales and marketing, Zoran Corporation's Imaging division.
Over the last few months, Ricoh has deployed new products, including five award-winning devices that feature Zoran's technology. The following printers and MFPs earned "Best of the Best" Digital Office Awards in 2003 from the Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories (BERTLTM), the internationally renowned digital testing laboratory.
Best Entry-Level CRD Device - Ricoh's Aficio 2090 was honored in this category for its feature-rich scanning network, extensive document handling capabilities and high productivity in both copy and print modes.
Best 'Printer Centric' Letter/A4 Color Device - Ricoh's Aficio CL3000 received this "Pick of the Year" award for its combination of exceptional color quality, ease of use, and aggressive pricing.
Best 20-30ppm 'Printer-Centric Color' MFP - Ricoh's CL7000 CMF was recognized for its high print quality and productivity, as well as its ability to deliver versatile functionality and productivity enhancements.
Best Office Convenience Color (Over 30ppm) - Ricoh's Aficio 1232C earned the top position in this category due to its extensive memory capabilities, excellent image quality, and embedded network scanning in addition to its abundant selection of email personalization options.
Best Office Convenience (Under 30ppm) - Ricoh's Aficio 1224C was honored for its outstanding features including color printing at a low cost, excellent image quality, and easy print-on-demand capabilities.
Zoran's PCL-compatible software technology, including IPS/5E, IPS/XL and IPS/5C, as well as IPS/XLC is available now. For more information on Zoran's IPS please visit www.zoran.com or contact a US sales representative at 781-638-7500.
About Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Ricoh Company, Ltd., is one of the world's leading suppliers of office automation equipment and electronics. Ricoh is also renowned for its state-of-the-art electronic devices and photographic equipment. The Company's fiscal year 2002 sales were in excess of $14.7 billion. For more detailed information, please visit www.ricoh.com.
About Zoran Corporation
Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions-on-a-chip for applications in the growing consumer electronics markets. With two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio, video, and imaging applications. Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DVD, digital camera, DTV, and imaging products have received recognition for excellence and are now in millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and operations in Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and UK, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at www.zoran.com or at 408-523-6500.
Zoran and Integrated Print System (IPS) are trademarks of Zoran Corporation.
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