Ricoh Introduces HotSpot Multifunction Printers
Ricoh's HotSpot-enabled multifunction printers (MFPs) allow mobile users to print on the go without the need for a device-specific driver or special software.Document management solutions and services specialist Ricoh announced the launch of Ricoh HotSpot technology for Ricoh multifunction printers. HotSpot MFPs offer mobile users the ability of printing remotely; the company is targeting business travelers, sales reps, educational facilities, medical offices and others who require access to files while on the road. Providing a hard copy output solution for laptops, handheld devices and Web- enabled smartphones, HotSpot MFPs enable users to print across the Internet without the need for a device-specific driver or special software. PrinterOn powers mobile printing solutions for the appliances. By sending documents, Web pages and e-mails to a remote server, the data is converted into a printable file for the HotSpot MFP and is transmitted to the device. A secure release code is then sent to the user who enters the code at the MFP LCD panel when ready to print.
With the addition of built-in HotSpot capability on Ricoh MFPs, customers can access additional mobile resources. HotSpot technology can also be added to existing MFPs through a network device that can be installed; no drivers or network connectivity is needed to print to HotSpot devices. The announcement follows the recent launch of the Ricoh HotSpot Printing application for the BlackBerry smartphone that allows users access to more than 2,000 publicly available printers.