AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ringdale(R), Inc., a technology leader in network enhancing connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of FollowMe(R) Embedded for Ricoh, a completely integrated version of FollowMe Printing, the industry standard secure document output management solution.

FollowMe Embedded for Ricoh works on all Ricoh multifunction printers (MFPs) that incorporate Ricoh's Embedded Software Architecture (ESA), to provide easy access to FollowMe's copying, printing, emailing, faxing and scanning capabilities.

Through an embedded front panel on Ricoh MFPs, users can walk up to any device and securely release their print jobs utilizing a user-specific PIN number or Windows(R) username and password. A wide range of external identification devices can also be used for alternative or dual authentication, such as proximity cards, smart cards, magnetic swipe cards, biometric fingerprint readers and barcodes.

Ringdale's FollowMe, the most noted brand in secure document output management, provides companies with an all-in-one solution composed of secure FollowMe Printing (pull printing), print roaming and accounting that is vendor and device independent. FollowMe enables companies to restrict access to documents as well as control and manage user activity. Through its superior policy and rules-based printing engine, FollowMe enables companies to reduce expenses associated with toner and paper usage and control color output and other printing options.

"Ringdale is proud to continue its commitment to evolve FollowMe to meet customers' requirements for a truly 'best of breed' document output management solution," said Klaus Bollmann, CEO, Ringdale, Inc. "FollowMe Embedded enables customers with Ricoh output devices to experience the convenience and benefits of secure printing and accounting that only FollowMe can provide."

About Ringdale, Inc.

Ringdale, Inc. has been focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of network enhancing connectivity solutions for over three decades. The Company introduced FollowMe in 1997 to meet customers' growing requirements for secure document output management. Today, FollowMe is used by thousands of organizations in a wide variety of industries worldwide. The company's product line also spans access control systems, biometric recognition technologies and fax appliances. Ringdale, part of the Network Technology PLC Group, is based in Texas and maintains design, manufacturing and marketing centers in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan.

For more information on Ringdale products and solutions, call +1-512-288-9080 or visit the Ringdale Web site at

Media Contact: Susan Vaughan Tel: +1-512-288-9080 Lulu Bridges Tavistock Communications Tel: +44(0)20-7920-3150

Media Contact: Susan Vaughan, Tel: +1-512-288-9080,; Lulu Bridges, Tavistock Communications, Tel: +44(0)20-7920-3150