Ricoh Innovations, also known as RII, was founded in 1997 as a California-based subsidiary of Ricoh Company. Ricoh Innovations offers a variety of information strategies, as well as conducts research to develop and test prototype solutions. It conducts collaborative investigations to represent the trends in information and document management, movement and sharing techniques. The company creates new tools and methods to support the delivery of knowledge-based services, as well as serves individuals, independent organizations and government agencies. The company s digital optics research group emphasizes the theoretical and practical implications of computational imaging, as well as creates modeling techniques to enable computationally efficient analysis and optimization of digital-optical imaging systems.