Ricoh Introduces ‘Cloud Print’ for Multifunctional Devices

Running a paperless office is often much easier said than done. With Ricoh’s new addition onto their lineup of MFP’s called “Cloud Print”, organizations can begin uploading documents to the cloud using the touch screen interface on the front of their multifunctional printer. The news was announced by a press release in which Ricoh mentions that they have developed the Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print. Ricoh’s new release allows businesses to skip setting up a print server and move files directly from the scanner feeder into the cloud. The app also gives organizations the ability to print from any device including tablets, mobile devices and laptops.

In the press release, Ricoh quotes Kelly Spaeth who is a Business Manager for a school in California. Ms. Spaeth mentions, “We’ve tried the Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print web printing services, and we just love it. Rather than investing in print servers and having to load print drivers on all of our devices, we’ve started using Google Cloud Print and now our teachers can immediately print their work to any nearby Ricoh MFP. This has enabled us to spend less time worrying about IT connectivity issues and gives our teachers more time to focus on education.”

Ricoh’s new app can be purchased from Ricoh’s corporate portal. A remote technician will login to your Ricoh multifunctional device using remote management and install the Java based applet onto the MFP’s dashboard so that your end users can begin scanning documents directly into the cloud.

Matt Sakauchi, Vice President, Technology Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation is quoted as saying, “The Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print web printing services is a wonderful example of that and a great complement to our already wide array of mobile printing applications. It’s another way we’re making information work for our customers in today’s dynamic business environment.”