Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals
Smart Color MFPs offer cloud connectivity.
Press Release Summary:
March 13, 2014 - Capable of printing 20 and 25 ppm, respectively, MP C2003 and MP C2503 connect to Integrated Cloud Environment, which offers menu of document storage, management, and OCR services. Units feature 1,200 dpi image resolution, automatic duplexing, and max paper capacity of 2,300 sheets. With app, users can print and scan directlyÂ from mobile devices, as well as send scanned data to or print from cloud storage services. Optional Stapleless Finisher bonds up to 5 pages together without metal fasteners.
Original Press Release
New Smart Color MFPs from Ricoh Continue to Redefine Information Access
Press release date: March 5, 2014
MALVERN, Pa. – Ricoh Americas Corporation today introduced two new color multifunction products (MFP) packing rich functionality into a compact footprint for smaller offices and workgroups.
The RICOH MP C2003 and MP C2503 print 20 and 25 pages per minute respectively while making information work for customers with a wide range of cloud and mobility services. Through an intuitive home screen or optional Smart Operation Panel, the MFPs connect to Ricoh's Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE), which offers an extensive menu of document storage, management and OCR services.
"In today's dynamic work environment, nothing can be more frustrating than trying to access information that's slightly out of reach," said Jason Dizzine, Vice President, Technology Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "That's why we're introducing two new MFPs with technology that helps customers access, transform and share information from anywhere, anytime."
Take the lead in mobility
The RICOH MP C2003 and MP C2503 offer more ways to access information and manage documents beyond the office. Mobile print users with wireless access can now utilize the free RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan app, which lets smartphone and tablet users seamlessly print and now scan directly from these new Ricoh MFPs to mobile devices, as well as send scanned data to or print from their cloud storage services. And while most mobile printing apps offer only basic printing functions, Ricoh's new app enables users to choose orientation, duplexing, finishing, color/monochrome and more.
Innovation that makes a difference
With the RICOH MP C2003 and MP C2503 comes the introduction of the new Stapleless Finisher, an optional feature unique to Ricoh, which bonds as many as five pages together without any metal fasteners. In addition to being friendly to the environment, a stapleless bond is safer for situations where food, pharmaceuticals and other consumables are made. It is also ideal for schools and child care facilities or anywhere young children are present.
The RICOH MP C2003 and MP C2503 further support sustainability with Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) values that are among the lowest in this MFP category at 0.72 and 0.91 kWh@h/week. Other environmentally friendly features include programmable shutdown and power-up, automated duplexing, innovative PxP-EQ toner (requires less heat than traditional toner), and an Eco-Friendly Indicator that coaches organizations to reduce paper consumption. The RICOH MP C2003 and MP C2503 are Gold certified by the EPEAT green procurement program.
Media handling and image quality
While document functions are packed into a space saving design, the RICOH MP C2003 and MP C2503 let loose with support for a wide range of paper stock and sizes. Choose up to 300 gsm (169 gsm duplex) for media such as postcards, printed envelopes and posters while getting more coverage per print with paper sizes up to SRA3 (12.6 x 17.7 inches).
The RICOH MP C2003 and MP C2503 offer image resolution up to 1,200 dpi with automatic color calibration for superior image quality on the fly. Standard automatic duplexing and a maximum paper capacity of up to 2,300 sheets help further simplify any print job, while optional internal finishing reduces the overall maximum footprint of the device.
Both MFPs are available today. The MP C2003 sells for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $6,890, and the MP C2503 sells for an MSRP of $9,330.
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Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change., Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
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