Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ricoh MP6002, 7502, 9002 series "Scanner Reveal"
The new Ricoh MP6002 (60 page per minute device), the MP7502 (75 page per minute device) and the MP9002 (90 page per minute device) will be the new models moving forward. The new MP 7502 will be the replacement for the MP6001 and MP7001. There will be six different models in all, MP6002/MP7502/MP9002 will not come from the factory with scan and print. The MP6002SP/MP7502SP/MP9002SP will all come from the factory with color scan, network scan and black network print.
The speeds are awesome! When scanning at 300 dpi with the single pass dual scan document feeder you'll be able to scan black at 88 ipm for single sided and 176 ipm for double sided originals. Color scanning at 300dpi will run at 88 ipm for single sided and 120 ipm for double sided originals. Thus if you are using document management programs like Doculex or Intellenetics you'll be able to breeze through those documents in seconds!
Scan2folder, Scan2email, Scan2ftp, Scan2url are all standard features and you'll be able to scan from 100dpi to 600dpi. Let's say you have ECM (Enterprise Content Management) software then you'll be able to take advantage of the Ricoh's 1200DPI TWAIN scan driver.
But! What I like best is that the new Ricoh MP6002/7502/9002 is that you can add a browser unit (the browser unit is an option and the unit allows the MFP to connect to the Internet)! Thus if you're a Microsoft Sharepoint or MS365 user you'll be able to scan directly Sharepoint & MS 365 with the UDOCX Cloud solution. With UDOCX there's no need to install software on the server, no maintenance, it's a true access & go solution!
There's a few other items I like also, even if you don't have the browser unit, you'll be able to use two really cool FREE cloud storage solutions. One is dropbox where you can get a free 2GB service, dropbox sets up as a simple scan2folder on your PC or notebook, you'll then set a path from the MFP to your folder. That's it! Anything you scan will then be sync'd with the folder on your pc/notebook and replicated in on the Dropbox Cloud. The other service is OfficeDrop, they'll offer you a free 5GB solution, sets up similar to dropbox, however with OfficeDrop you'll be able to label your files. With the labeling feature you'll then be able to search those files.
Output formats for scanning on the Ricoh can be single and multi page page TIFF, PDF, JPEG, high compression pdf, encrypt pdf, and PDF/A. If you're not familiar with PDF/A is a file format and also an ISO standard for long term archival of scanned pages.
Ricoh has also added as a standard feature a nifty scan2usb and scan2sdcard. Users will be able to scan to a usb drive or sd card, along with that users will also be able to print from these devices. I was able to test this on a Ricoh MPC4502 and not only can you print the files but you can also view the files from the USB drive or SD card right on the awesome 8.5 inch color display.
I'll be you thought I was done right? Nope, there's one other noteworthy feature and that's JBIG2 compression support. In a nutshell JBIG2 compression for scanned black images will enhance compression and allow companies to make better use of their document storage solutions. FYI, for you those of you that are dealers, I highly recommend this leasing company, truly a pleasure to do business with LCA.
Stay tuned for next week when I'll go over all of the cool new print and fax features!