Ricoh Introduces New Scan Solution Based On Microsoft Distributed Scan Management

Ricoh has developed a new scanning solution for Ricoh MFPs that’s based on Microsoft Distributed Scan Management (DSM) in Windows Server 2008 R2.  According to Ricoh, the new scanning solution eliminates having to use third-party software or manage additional servers, and is managed by administrators through the server.  To activate it, users simply select the scanner key on the MFP’s control panel, and then select “Distributed Scan.”  Currently, the new technology is compatible with Ricoh Aficio’s MP C2800/3300 color office MFPs.

Using standard Microsoft security and policies, administrators can automate various document workflows, such as automatic routing of scanned documents to Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, and file servers,  These scan processes are a set of rules that specify user permissions, and file resolution, file type. and delivery of scanned documents.  Also provided is monitoring of network MFP scanners, and a log of all scan-related events is provided.

DSM was developed for the Windows Server 2008 R2 server and is available to customers running this server.  Once components for DSM have been installed on Windows Server 2008 R2, users can specify scan settings and monitor DSM-enabled scanners.

Noted Jack Mayo, group program manager with the Windows Printing and Imaging team at Microsoft, “Our customers are excited to have DSM available in Windows Server 2008 R2.  By supporting DSM, Ricoh MFPs will make it easier and more efficient for customers to create and route documents in their business networks with Windows Server 2008 R2.”

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