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Ricoh Unveils Latest Color MFP Series

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  
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Ricoh USA Inc. has unveiled its latest color MFP series to help workers at small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises improve productivity, save time and accomplish more. The RICOH MP C3004/MP C3504/MP C4504/MP C6004 color MFP series brings new levels of digital workflow automation to the workplace and empowers users to customize how they share information in today's new world of work. It provides users with the ability to use the same actions they use every day on their smartphones and tablets — including pinching, flicking and swiping — to quickly transition from one job to the next with ease.

As today's work styles continue to change, the need for innovative technologies has increased. This is why Ricoh has brought Workstyle Innovation Technology, the next generation of office automation, to the forefront of its portfolio. Today, employees are accustomed to sharing and receiving information how they want to, when they want to, without delay. The RICOH MP C3004/MP C3504/MP C4504/MP C6004 series utilizes the building blocks of Workstyle Innovation Technology to efficiently enable this information flow with speed and convenience thanks to its new 10.1-inch Super VGA Smart Operation Panel. This platform empowers users to create one-touch shortcuts to automate manual tasks, place customized information-rich widgets on the control panel and access details quickly and intuitively with a single glance.

"In our fast-paced work environments, the need to capture, transform and manage information more quickly, especially for mobile workers, is increasingly important," said John Brophy, vice president of product marketing, Ricoh USA Inc. "This is precisely why we implemented new and intuitive features — to help simplify a customers' workdays, to help overcome their business challenges and to help streamline business. Moreover, this newest MFP series utilizes advanced technologies that deliver greener operations, accomplishing a full range of document-related tasks without compromising the environment or the bottom line. This effort is consistent with Ricoh's goals of developing products for a more sustainable future, as recognized by the highly coveted 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award."

The RICOH MP C3004/MP C3504/MP C4504/MP C6004 series increases productivity while saving energy. An integrated, innovative motion sensor detects an approaching user by sensing differences in temperature versus the surrounding environment, activating key operations. This enables the device to recover from sleep mode in approximately one second, providing fast access to Smart Operation Panel functions. It also utilizes Ricoh's Smart Device Connector app that enables workers to seamlessly integrate with mobile devices and share information between other Ricoh devices, such as interactive whiteboards and projectors. Additionally, the series comes equipped with advanced administrative controls to limit outputs for specific users or workgroups, along with user authentication controls to prevent unauthorized access and help ensure only the intended recipient receives the document.

In other news, Ricoh USA Inc. has unveiled its latest device to help offices and businesses streamline their workflows and do more from one, centralized device. The ENERGY STAR-certified and EPEAT Silver-rated RICOH MP 305SPF digital MFP helps users manage multiple jobs of varying sizes seamlessly from their desktops. Ricoh's new Workstyle Innovation Technology, the next generation of office automation, powers a next-generation 10.1-inch Super VGA Smart Operation Panel to simplify workflows, set customized shortcuts and toggle between jobs with the same gestures used on smartphones and tablets — including pinching, flicking and swiping.

In work environments where presentations and meetings occur frequently, the ability to print, copy, fax and scan 11-by-17-inch jobs is occasionally necessary. Yet, devices that meet this requirement have historically been too large and too loud to fit on a front desk or counter areas within retail environments, construction sites or small businesses. Despite its small footprint, the RICOH MP 305SPF can print on 1
1-by-17-inch paper (A3), and also help users stay focused on their day jobs with features such as a low-noise mode for whisper-like operation.

"In the new world of work, streamlining everything from workflows to real-estate utilization is paramount," Brophy said. "Workstyle Innovation Technology comprises the building blocks necessary to make these needs a reality for our customers. The intelligent design of the RICOH MP 305SPF delivers the capabilities modern businesses need while minimizing footprint requirements, IT burden and complexity — essential components to overcoming today's business challenges."

The RICOH MP 305SPF's next-generation Smart Operation Panel further empowers users to collaborate efficiently and effectively, enabling scanning to a variety of locations, and copying, printing and faxing through a few quick and easy clicks. By unifying these capabilities in one compact device, workflows are further streamlined, reducing the need to move from device to device to get tasks done. Additionally, IT and supply costs are reduced when fewer devices need to be monitored, maintained and managed.

With speeds of up to 30 black-and-white pages per minute, the RICOH MP 305SPF enables users to do more in less time, whether directly from the MFP or from other mobile devices. With Ricoh's Smart Device Connector app, workers can seamlessly integrate mobile devices, share information between other Ricoh devices and access information stored securely in the cloud.

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