Ricoh MFPs embrace Apple phone, tablet and iPod users in the workplace

    Ricoh MFPs embrace Apple phone, tablet and iPod users in the workplace

AirPrint certification of 10 Ricoh multifunction products helps make mobile
printing simple and workers productive in new 'BYOD' culture

PR Newswire

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 3, 2012

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today
announced that iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users can print directly to 10
Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs) via Wi-Fi through their local network – no
software to download, drivers to install or cables to connect. The capability
enables mobile workers, or anyone who has migrated from a PC to an iPad for
some or all of their daily work activities, to quickly print hard-copy
business letters, presentations, proposals, boarding passes, tickets and more.

Apple® mobile devices – iPad, iPod touch and iPhone, including the recently
announced iPhone 5 – automatically locate nearby AirPrint™-enabled devices,
which include these Ricoh MFPs recently certified by Apple: MP 301, MP C305,
MP C3002, MP C3502, MP C4502, MP C5502, MP C4502A, MP C5502A, MP 4002 and MP
5002.

"AirPrint compatibility, part of Ricoh's new intelligent MFP platform, helps
make employees who use Apple mobile devices in their day-to-day work more
productive, both inside their companies and on the road," said Dominic
Pontrelli, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Easy
mobile printing relieves IT of the burden of managing software downloads and
eliminates the need for mobile employees to send e-mail attachments around an
office just so they can be printed from desktops."

This certification deepens Ricoh MFP support for all the standard smart phones
and tablets, essential for organizations adapting to the rapidly emerging
bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture, and creates another way to embrace the
full potential of cloud-based computing. Seventy-eight percent of U.S. white
collar employees use a mobile device for work, and 95 percent of organizations
allow employee owned devices in the workplace, with most providing some level
of support, according to a recent Cisco study.

AirPrint works with built-in Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod touch apps such as Safari,
Mail, Photos, iWork and PDFs in iBooks. Printing occurs in the background,
letting users quickly get back to what they were doing. Users can also line up
print jobs and manage their queues.

This is part of the broad range of mobility solutions Ricoh offers to help
organizations accommodate an increasingly mobile workforce. It complements the
new Ricoh Mobile Worker Services portfolio, recently announced, designed to
give mobile workers instant access to the information they need to be
productive. Firmware update may be required for using the AirPrint function.
Please contact your sales representative if you want to learn more about this
function and its availability on your Ricoh device.

For more information on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions,
please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

|  About Ricoh  |

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 more than 200 countries and
regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide
sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 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.

For further information, please visit
www.ricoh.com/about/

© 2012 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved.

iPad, iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries. AirPrint and the AirPrint logo are trademarks of
Apple Inc.

All other referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective
companies.

Contact:

Linda Montefusco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2172
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.com

Jill Searl
Brodeur Partners
(603) 559-5824
jsearl@brodeur.com

SOURCE Ricoh Americas Corporation

Website: http://www.ricoh.com/about
 
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