Ricoh India introduces Android based operation panels for the next generation Printers and MFPs

Ricoh India introduced the launch of Android based Smart Operation Panels for their new generation printers and MFPs. The new smart operation panel is a stylish alternative to Ricoh’s current user interface (UI).  This innovative product is in line with Ricoh’s focus to develop printer solutions that seamlessly fit into the IT and Smart office ecosystem.

The introduction of Ricoh Smart Operation Panel is a testimony of the company’s effort to provide solution for increased efficiency and productivity for the mobile workplace. This revolutionary MFP, allows great flexibility and customization, scan with a touch of an icon and directly upload to the ERP without even depending on the computer.  Or link it to the workflow applications which host in house and even on cloud, thus making the ERP solution optimum.

With the new 10.1-inch operation panel running on Android 4.2 OS, it not only allows to capture and generate documents from smart phones as well as tablets easily but also let app icons to be dragged, dropped, rearranged and deleted. It addition to internet browsing, viewing of video or movie and to print web pages, it also work’s with a range of apps including ones such as Dropbox, Office 365 and OneDrive to name but a few. Moreover, additional optional application can be easily installed on to the smart operation panel for smooth and dynamic office processes. For example, Ricoh’s free Smart Device Connector app enables simple, secure, one-touch connection between a smart device and a Ricoh MFP. Further Apple smart devices can connect by simply scanning a unique QR code on the MFP and Android users can connect directly using NFC technology. This saves time by eliminating the need to register the smart device or join the organization’s network.

The first Ricoh device to offer Ricoh’s 10.1-inch Smart Operation Panel as a standard feature, will be RICOH MP C306ZSP and going forward all future models will come with these panel. Additionally, the existing device can be upgraded with the Smart Operation Panel by replacing the current panel with the similar operational experience.