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Ricoh Announces Shipping for CD-R/RW/DVD-ROM Combo

Ricoh Announces Shipping for CD-R/RW/DVD-ROM Combo

TUSTIN, Calif., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Corporation's Disc Media and Systems Center (DMS-C) division announced shipping for its new four-in-one, CD-R/RW/DVD-ROM combo drive. The company anticipates widespread retail availability by the end of January 2000.

Called the MediaMaster MP9060A, the CD-R/RW/DVD-ROM combination will enable users to read DVD-ROM and CD-ROM, write to CD-R and rewrite to CD-RW media. Ricoh's MP9060A drive will have a 6X CD-Recording speed, 4X CD-Rewriting, 24X CD-ROM reading and a 4X DVD-ROM reading speed.

The MediaMaster MP9060A drive package will include Adaptec's Easy CD Creator, a CD-R/RW pre-mastering software; DirectCD, CD-R/RW packet writing software; and SOFTWARE CINEMASTER, DVD playback software. MSRP pricing for the Ricoh retail bundle is $399.

"Multi-functionality, convenience and price will make the MediaMaster MP9060A attractive to both home computer users and businesses, who require a DVD-ROM capability," according to Takayuki Kuroshima, Marketing/Business Development Manager for Ricoh DMS-C."

The division's plans for future product sets are to increase drive speeds and add rewritable DVD capabilities, with emphasis on the compatibility with DVD-ROM technology.

Ricoh, a technology leader in CD-R and RW, was the first manufacturer to deliver CD-rewritable drives and media. The company uses its position as both a media manufacturer and drive manufacturer to promote adoption of uniform standards within industry organizations.

About Ricoh DMS-Center

Headquartered in Tustin, Calif., Ricoh DMS-C (Disc, Media and Systems Center), an operating unit of Ricoh Company LTD, Japan, is a major OEM and supplier of CD-R/RW drives, optical storage products, recordable media and related software products. DMS-C, is one of the original consortium members that developed the CD-RW industry specifications, and the first manufacturer to market a CD rewritable disc drive. Ricoh holds many worldwide patents, including one for CD-RW media. Customer product inquiries and information requests can be directed to Ricoh 877-Ricoh RW. (877-742-6479), or through the website

Ricoh Corporation is a diversified office equipment and electronics provider. The company is a pioneer in the development of computer-connected and digital multifunctional document systems, is a leader in the fastest-growing color copier market and is a premier supplier of black & white copiers, facsimile machines, printers and scanners.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at

SOURCE: Ricoh Corporation

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