RICOH: Improving productivity

GLOBAL imaging and electronics leader RICOH continuously seeks to improve business productivity and cost-efficiency with its innovative technologies that simplify the most demanding day-to-day processes—from printing and photocopying of documents and visuals, to conducting presentations and meetings with counterparts from around the world online.

Revolutionizing ways of doing things through more creative and time-saving solutions is the underlying principle behind the company’s “Workstyle Innovation Technology,” said RICOH Philippines president and CEO Eric Sulit.

“As markets become more competitive, industries are even more so geared towards cost efficiency and productive workflows. RICOH continuously streamlines technology and processes to help companies meet the needs of these changing times,” adds Sulit.

The company brings its line of printers and photocopiers, projectors, and videoconferencing devices more effectively to users through a series of exclusive, hands-on pocket sessions targeting various industries, the most recent of which was at the Philippine Economic Zone Authority area in Laguna where manufacturing companies abound.

Improved and simplified processes are vital for manufacturing companies as they accelerated production in more cost-effective yet high-quality ways, according to Sulit.

For instance, RICOH provides a wide variety of solutions or software for cost accounting, including the EZ Charger Xpress which is a software that customizes automated cost charging for different users of printing equipment. Under this scheme, an IT administrator can track and set a limit on the usage level of individual users or departments. It also offers full document management, including archiving.

RICOH’s multi-function printers can convert a scanned page to text or PDF, as well as print on a wider  variety of papers to produce business cards, brochures, flyers and banners.

RICOH’s multi-function printers (MFP) can convert a scanned page to text or PDF, as well as print on a wider  variety of papers to produce business cards, brochures, flyers and banners up to 320mm by 1260mm or more than four feet long.

The 10.1” Smart Operation Panel provides a user interface very similar to smart phones, with enhanced widgets and faster response speed. And by accessing RICOH’s Integrated Cloud Enterprise Solutions, documents can be scanned and emailed, or directly be saved in a folder or cloud storage such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Evernote.

RICOH MFPs can also automatically bind up to five printed pages without the need for staple wire, so documents can be prepared faster. Moreover, an in-built human detector sensor wakes up the machine from sleep mode as soon as a user is nearby—its 0.5 second switch-on time is the fastest in its class.

Meanwhile, presentations can be done in easier and more interactive ways with RICOH’s network projectors. Discussions are more efficiently facilitated as the projectors allow up to four mobile devices to wirelessly project images simultaneously. The projectors can also show 3D images and feature a built-in speaker to play audio. 

RICOH’s Interactive White Board—a more sophisticated version of the pen-and-eraser writing board—allows multiple conference participants to make annotations on a projected image or content remotely and at the same time. It can also save, e-mail or print what is written on the board.

In addition, RICOH’s Unified Communication System (UCS) equipment makes videoconference meetings more effective, as these portable devices have high video quality and are simple to use. Using the Internet, laptops can share data anywhere and in real time. Mobile phones can also be connected and linked to up to 20 sites during a meeting.All these features are available without expensive video conferencing hardware.

RICOH products are showcased at its main office in Makati (tel. no. 865-9500) and branches located in Laguna (045-502-7243), and Cebu (032-256-4559). For more information, visit 

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