Ricoh’s Next-Generation A3 Color MFPs with Tablet-Like Operation Touchscreen, ICE Integration, More
Ricoh USA today unveiled its latest color MFPs for mid-size and large workgroups, the Ricoh MP C3004/MP C3504/MP C4504/MP C6004, all with Ricoh’s new 10.1″ Wide Super VGA Smart Operation Panel touchscreen with tablet-like operation, as well as optional integration with Ricoh’s ICE for cloud and mobile connectivity.
The new laser-based MFPs, which are available through Ricoh dealers and print on up to 11″x17″ (A3), also incorporate Ricoh’s new “Workstyle Innovation Technology,” billed as the next generation of office automation for faster sharing and receiving of information. For instance, the new touchscreen enables users to create one-touch shortcuts to automate manual tasks; set-up customized “information-rich widgets;” and access details quickly with a single glance.
With optional integration with Ricoh’s ICE (Integrated Cloud Environment), customers can enable automatic OCR file conversion of scanned documents; enable automated document routing to pre-determined destination; and mobile print via Ricoh’s Print Cloud. ICE also enables scan and retrieval of files via the touchscreen to and from Web-based document storing and sharing sites such as Box, Dropbox, Ricoh’s Document Mall, Salesforce, OneDrive, Google Drive, Microsoft Sharepoint, Cloud Oracle, and more (see here).
The MP C3004/MP C3504/MP C4504/MP C6004 series also automatically turn-on when a user approaches, as they feature an integrated motion sensor that detects an approaching user by sensing differences in temperature versus the surrounding environment. This enables the device to recover from sleep mode in approximately one second.
The MFPs also use Ricoh’s Smart Device Connector app that enables workers to integrate with mobile devices and share information between other Ricoh devices, such as interactive whiteboards and projectors. Also available are administrative controls on users, so that IT staff can set usage limits for specific users or workgroups. Various user-authentication methods are also available.