Wide-Format MFPs bring efficient digital workflow to AEC.

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Respectively capable of producing 10 and 14 ppm, Aficio MP W5100en and MP W7140en are designed for capturing, saving, and sharing of large documents for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community. Scan-to features help organizations bring hard copy documents into productive electronic information workflow. Capabilities for capturing originals covers needs of those working with plans up to 98 ft long (MP W7140en) and 49 ft long (MP W5100en).

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New Wide-format Ricoh Aficio MP W5100en/MP W7140en MFP Brings Ultra-Efficient Digital Workflow to AEC

Platform offers industry's broadest range of 'scan to' options and capture of largest paper documents

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced an enhanced wide-format multifunction product (MFP) platform for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) community and commercial printing operations that serve it.

The Ricoh Aficio MP W5100en, which produces 10 pages per minute, and the MP W7140en, which produces 14 pages per minute, are designed for hyper-efficient capturing, saving and sharing of large documents such as building plans and schematics.

Built on the proven MP W5100/MP W7140 printing engine, the new platform features the industry's most comprehensive range of "scan to" features, enabling organizations to bring hard copy documents into a productive electronic information workflow.

The MP W5100en/MP W7140en makes it easy for everyday users to scan wide-format documents, such as marked-up construction drawings, directly to email addresses, folders, FTP sites, Netware Core Protocol (NCP) folders, Server Message Block (SMB) files, USB/SD devices, document servers or networked TWAIN applications. These capabilities introduce new efficiency, intelligence and flexibility into the AEC workflow, enabling workers to seize the right information at the right time in the right form. The results can include lower costs, fewer mistakes and help ensure the jobs are done on time and within budget.

The MP W5100en/MP W7140en also captures the industry's longest originals, offering new flexibility for customers working with plumbing, routing and other linear plans. The MP W7140en easily scans plans up to 98 feet long, or five times the length other wide-format MFPs can handle. The MP W5100en configuration handles 49-foot originals, two-and-a-half times the industry standard. Whatever the dimensions of the original, the MP W5100en/MP W7140en further refines the superior printing and color scanning quality of its predecessor platform.

Add on the apps

The MP W5100en/MP W7140en print option comes standard with a Java VM card that enables customers to easily add on Ricoh and third-party applications to gain powerful new capabilities. For example, customers can add Ricoh PCS Director cost-recovery software, which in conjunction with Ricoh's @Remote Internet-based MFP fleet support service, can help control spending. Most of the third-party apps available on standard office MFPs are available on this new wide-format platform.

The MP W5100en configuration is available for a MSRP of $34,899; the MP W7140en is available for $45,169. For more information on the Ricoh Aficio MP W5100en/MP W7140en and Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2010 sales in excess of $23 billion. Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

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Ricoh Americas Corporation
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