MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced a new color multifunction printer (MFP) series, which leverages multiple components of Ricoh’s Workstyle Innovation Technology portfolio that not only help small to medium businesses and enterprises improve worker productivity, conserve energy and accomplish more in less time, but also redefines the way users print and share information in modern work environments. The RICOH MP C2004 and RICOH MP C2504 color MFPs, with Ricoh’s easy-to-use Smart Operation Panel, delivers the levels of digital workflow automation and customization users have come to associate with Ricoh’s Workstyle Innovation Technology.
In today’s business world, the ability to do work more quickly and efficiently, at lower cost, has never been more important. Ricoh’s Workstyle Innovation Technology, the evolution of office automation, is designed to streamline the flow of information throughout organizations. In the RICOH MP C2004 and RICOH MP C2504, the new 10.1″-wide Super VGA Smart Operation Panel is the standout component of the Workstyle Innovation Technology portfolio. It efficiently enables the information flow that today’s work demands, with speed and convenience. The platform empowers users to customize their menus for maximum productivity, creating one-touch shortcuts for common tasks, pinning informational widgets to the control panel and prominently displaying details important to their work, so users don’t have to go searching for them. This streamlined interface relies on actions already familiar to smartphone and tablet users, leveraging pinching, flicking and swiping gestures.
“In fast-paced work environments, getting information from one person, place or project to another has to be as simple and swift a process as possible,” said John Brophy, Vice President, Product Marketing, Ricoh USA, Inc. “This is why we implemented streamlining capabilities with an intuitive interface. This newest MFP series, in particular, makes the most of efficiencies in every sense of the word. In addition to streamlining workflows, the RICOH MP C2004 and RICOH MP C2504 have superior color image quality that customers demand.”
The RICOH MP C2004 and RICOH MP C2504 drive productivity up while driving energy spending down. In providing its industry-leading TEC values, an integrated motion sensor detects approaching users and activates key operations for immediate use. Once triggered, the device can recover from sleep mode in approximately one second. It also utilizes the RICOH Smart Device Connector app, another component of Workstyle Innovation Technology, which enables seamless integration with mobile devices to facilitate sharing information between other Ricoh devices, such as interactive whiteboards and projectors. Additionally, the series can be equipped with a variety of security features, including Card Authentication Control, Data Encryption, and data overwrite capability to help ensure information moves not only swiftly but also securely.
Well-suited for small workgroups, the RICOH MP C2004 and RICOH MP C2504 print A3 documents at 20 ppm and 25 ppm, respectively. Banner Print capabilities also come standard, and specially designed rollers and guides help reduce paper curl for improved stacking on larger jobs. A new sound-reducing design, which incorporates an anti-vibration system and noise-absorbing materials, makes for quieter operation, allowing employees to focus on their work without having to move one of their most powerful tools away from them.
Ricoh also unveiled its latest series of color laser printers to help small offices and enterprises alike facilitate fast, easy information sharing from a variety of devices. The compact RICOH SP C340DN and RICOH SP C342DN address the rise of innovative workstyles that demand swift, clear sharing of information. These devices enable quick, high-quality color printing and access to many of the software solutions that drive collaboration and productivity in today’s businesses, such as mobile printing.
Sturdy, reliable and cost-effective, the RICOH SP C340DN keeps information flowing where and when it’s needed. Affordable and compact, the RICOH SP C340DN is extremely well suited to startup and small business environments. The device does not sacrifice output quality or speed for cost, helping businesses put their best foot forward in establishing their brand with eye-catching color at 1,200 x 1,200 dpi and 26 ppm. Its four-line LCD interface allows users to flip quickly between features and settings to help get the most out of this small, powerful device.
Meanwhile, the RICOH SP C342DN, on top of its own 1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution and 26 ppm speed, packs an added punch for enterprise and large workgroup users. Its 4.3-inch touch screen allows users to quickly and easily cycle among capabilities and connected software to aid information sharing. The device’s simple synergy with common software solutions to track usage and costs, enhance security and implement authentication measures are major selling points for enterprise customers, for whom monitoring and management of print operations are especially important.
Among the solutions compatible with the device series are collaboration-enhancing mobile printing options, including AirPrint, RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan, WiFi Direct (with optional wireless interface) and printing directly from USB or SD card (with optional hard drive). This Workstyle Innovation Technology, the evolution of office automation, helps coworking and hoteling environments, as well as mobile workers, thrive. Users can walk directly up and start printing using a standard 4.3-inch touch screen panel that provides easy navigation, simplified job release and user authentication. With 2GB standard RAM and an Intel 1.46 GHz processor, even printing large and complex files is quick.
“Communication and collaboration are at the core of modern business success. As a result, being able to provide quality color communications quickly, easily and at an affordable price point, as these devices do, is a major asset,” said John Brophy, Vice President, Product Marketing, Ricoh USA, Inc. “When you need to get your message out – whether it’s to customers, partners or within your organization – you need to know you have a device you can rely on to have the uptime and capabilities to make that happen. Another aspect of that communication is the ability for IT to secure and keep tabs on how the organization’s fleet is being used. This series works well with software solutions to help them do just that.”
These devices are also designed to be extremely affordable, making them an excellent choice for small businesses and budget-conscious organizations of all sizes. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $395 for the RICOH SP C340DN and $565 for the RICOH SP C342DN.
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