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RICOH INTRODUCES MOBILE HOTSPOT LINE OF PRINTERS

Industry’s First Fully Integrated Mobile Printing Solution Completely Embedded Inside a Desktop Printer


West Caldwell, NJ, January 16, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced its new line of HotSpot printers. The SP C410DN-KP color printer and the SP 4100N-KP monochrome model are the industry’s first and only desktop printers that enable users to print documents from any Wi-Fi enabled location or device.

Ricoh’s HotSpot Printers ensure convenient access to reliable laser printing from Internet-enabled laptops, cell phones or handheld devices without the need to download and install drivers or additional software. The two printers perform all daily network printing tasks for stationary employees while supporting the mobile needs of users traveling or located remotely. For example, Blackberry® users can now print emails or attachments directly from their Blackberry. The HotSpot Series Printers are business-class devices with small footprints, fast first page to print speeds and the capability to produce high-quality documents all at a low operating cost.

The HotSpot Printers leverage Ricoh’s Embedded Software Architecture and a partnership with PrinterOn, a leading developer of mobile printing solutions, to embed PrinterOn’s PrintSpots™ mobile printing software securely inside the device itself. No external servers or appliances are needed, preventing any accidental changes to system settings or access to other print jobs. In addition, all printer enhancements are preconfigured and all software is preloaded, allowing for setup in minutes and requiring little technical support.

Printing with the HotSpot Printers can be done two different ways. Each printer has its own unique Web page by which mobile users can simply upload a file or Web page URL to be printed. In addition, emails can be forwarded from laptops or PDAs to the printer’s own email address. Using either method, the system automatically sends a reply message to the user with a secure release code that can be entered on the printer’s keypad upon printing the documents. Additional security features include data encryption during file processing and transmission, as well as password protection, to ensure that sensitive documents can only be printed by the appropriate users.

“Ricoh’s new HotSpot Printers make it simple for business professionals to print important documents no matter where they are,” said Ann Moser, senior vice president, Printing Solutions Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “These new printers fill an essential need for all types of organizations who seamlessly want to integrate this technology into their existing network infrastructure. This capability enables customers to enhance and maximize document workflow from anywhere at anytime.”

For more information about Ricoh’s entire line of laser printers and multifunction products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh’s Printing Solutions Division

The Printing Solutions Division (PSD) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is committed to meeting the critical needs of the company’s resellers and their customers by providing world-class printers and multifunction solutions that enhance document workflow. PSD offers resellers that are Ricoh Reward Members a wide variety of marketing and support programs to help drive revenue and profits including the Rewards Program, Demo Program and Royalties Program.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.

Information about Ricoh's Printing Solutions Division can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com/resellers.

About PrinterOn Corporation
Print Simply Anywhere® is PrinterOn's vision. PrinterOn's mobile printing services let users print documents to any networked printer anywhere in the world. PrinterOn solves the problems of incompatible hardware and software by moving print data securely and accurately across the Internet from any access device (PC, laptop, PDA) to any network-connected printer. PrinterOn’s mission is to provide secure, easy-to-use, mobile printing products and solutions to businesses and mobile professionals. Visit www.PrinterOn.com for more information.

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Ricoh SP C410DN-KP System Specifications
Hardware Specifications
Configuration Desktop Color Laser Printer
Imaging Process Laser beam scanning and electrophotographic printing using dry dual component toner development 4 tandem drum process
Resolution (dpi) 600 x 600 dpi (Speed Mode)1200 x 600 dpi (Standard Mode)1200 x 1200 dpi (Fine Mode)
Printing Speed 26 ppm (Letter) for full-color and B&W
CPU 600 MHz
Memory 512 MB RAM (Standard/Maximum)40 GB Hard Disk Drive Type 4000 (Standard)
Printer Languages Adobe® PostScript® 3, PCL 5c, PCL 6, PDF Direct, Ricoh RPCS
Standard Interfaces 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet, USB 2.0, USB Host I/F, VM Card for Java-based device SDK option
Network Protocols Simultaneous auto-sensing/auto switching TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, SMB
Maximum Paper Capacity 1,750 sheets - Standard Tray: 550 sheets - Bypass Tray: 100 sheets - Optional Paper Tray: 550 sheets (up to two may be added)
Acceptable Paper Sizes 8.5” x 11”, 8.5” x 14”, 5.5” x 8.5”, 7.25” x 10.5”, Free (size range: 2.8” x 5.8” to 8.5” x 14”)
Acceptable Paper Weight 16 lb. – 55 lb. Bond (110 lb. Index)Duplexing: 16 lb. – 43 lb. Bond (90 lb. Index)
Duplex Standard Automatic Duplexing
Output Capacity 500 sheets (face down)
Dimensions 17.6” x 23.2” x 19.2”
Weight 110 lb.
Power Source 120V, 60Hz
Maximum Power Consumption 990W or less




Ricoh SP 4100N-KP
Hardware Specifications
Configuration Desktop Monochrome Laser Printer
Imaging Process Laser beam scanning and electro-photographic printing using dry dual component toner development
Resolution (dpi) 300 x 300 dpi (Speed Mode)600 x 600 dpi (Standard Mode)1200 x 600 dpi (Fine Mode)
Printing Speed 31 ppm (Letter)
CPU 400 MHz
Memory 256 MB RAM (Standard/Maximum)40 GB Hard Disk Drive Type 2650 (Standard)
Printer Languages Adobe® PostScript® 3, PCL 5e, PCL 6, PDF Direct, Ricoh RPCS
Standard Interfaces 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet, USB 2.0, IEEE 1284 Parallel USB Host I/F, VM Card for Java-based device SDK option
Network Protocols Simultaneous auto-sensing/auto switching TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, SMB
Maximum Paper Capacity 1,600 sheets - Standard Tray: 500 sheets - Bypass Tray: 100 sheets - Optional Paper Tray: 500 sheets (up to two may be added)
Acceptable Paper Sizes 3.9” x 5.6” to 8.5” x 14”Bypass Tray: Width 2.6” x 5.6”; Length 8.5” x 14”
Acceptable Paper Weight 16 lb. – 34 lb. Bond Bypass Tray: 16 lb. – 43 lb. Bond (90 lb. Index)
Duplex Optional Automatic Duplexing
Output Capacity 250 sheets (face down)
Dimensions 15.3” x 17.8” x 13.6”
Weight 38.6 lb.
Power Source 120V, 60Hz
Maximum Power Consumption 575W or less


Contacts:Linda MontefuscoAndrew Stein
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6190
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comastein@peppercom.com
 

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