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RICOH AFICIO MP C400SR RECEIVES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND HIGHLY RELIABLE RATING FROM BUYERS LABORATORY  News pressrelease also available in pdf


West Caldwell, NJ, June 30, 2011 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions, today announced that Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) has given the Ricoh Aficio MP C400SR a Highly Recommended and Highly Reliable rating. BLI cited the device’s flawless durability performance as well as its ease of use as key factors for these ratings.

“Ricoh’s entry into the high-end A4 color market with the Aficio MP C400SR gave an extraordinary performance throughout its lab evaluation,” said Marlene Orr, BLI senior analyst for printers/A4 MFPs. “The unit offers a competitive feature set and a competitive price tag, plus a toner cost per page that is among the lowest for this class, all while delivering faster than average speeds and robust scanning, making it a strong value. We highly recommend the Aficio MP C400SR for mid-size workgroups with monthly volumes up to 6,500 pages.”

BLI found the Aficio MP C400SR helps reduce the learning curve for users by combining the simple maintenance procedures of Ricoh’s printers (easy to replace keyed toner cartridges) with the walkup ease-of-use of its copier line (large 8.5” touch screen and consistent menu system). While the drums have rated yields of 60,000, BLI technicians completed 87,500 impressions without a single misfeed or being prompted to change the drums. Productivity when printing BLI’s job stream from both PCL and Adobe® PostScript® 3™ drivers was above average for legal-size color MFPs in this class. In addition, productivity when printing multiple sets in color and black simplex and duplex modes was above average.
“We are excited to receive these positive ratings from BLI, which reinforce our commitment to providing our customers with products and services that are not only cost effective but also improve productivity,” said Shun Sato, senior vice president, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “By allowing our customers to spend less time learning how to use the equipment and maintain the equipment we enable them to easily manage, print and share documents so they are better able to focus on their core business.”

Ricoh released the Aficio MP C400SR in January 2011 as part of the MP C300/C400 Series. This A4 series provides a small footprint with tools and capabilities that maximize efficiency, lower total cost of ownership, and make it ideal for smaller workspaces. With the Aficio MP C400SR, Document Management Solutions can be controlled through an easy-to-maneuver 8.5” color touch panel display, which can adjust to a comfortable position for all users.

The system offers a number of valuable standard features, including Print-from/Scan-to Media, genuine Adobe PostScript3, a Java VM card for simple installation of software for expanded functionality, DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) and Hard Disk Drive Encryption. System and supply usage can be controlled on an individual or workgroup basis, which the User Account Limit features. Additionally, users can enhance security and make both log-in and IPP passwords harder to compromise with Scan-to-Webmail (SMTP over SSL).

To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2010 sales in excess of $23 billion.

Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about Ricoh’s complete range of offerings can be found at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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© 2011 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All other company or product names, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Contacts:Linda MontefuscoKaitlin Tierney
Ricoh Americas CorporationPeppercom
973-882-2172212-931-6170
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comktierney@peppercom.com
 

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