Ricoh Offers Remote Management System for Printers
Ricoh's remote management system offers cost-conscious businesses features such as a Web-based reporting portal, which transforms captured data into reports on population and usage.Printing services specialist Ricoh Americas Corporation announced @Remote Office Intelligent Remote Management System, which allows businesses to remotely manage Ricoh devices, optimize device usage and reduce total cost of ownership. This includes collecting device data, receiving and reporting service and toner alerts and enabling remote firmware upgrades. In addition, @Remote's secured and Web-based reporting portal transforms captured data into reports on population and usage as well as "green reporting" capabilities. The Remote Management System is the latest enhancement to the @Remote Product Suite and is based on a Linux thin server appliance. Office generates utilization reports that are available online and businesses can access them anytime. These reports show a variety of critical metrics using simple, intuitive graphics for Ricoh and third-party devices.
With @Remote Office, administrators can examine print, copy, scan and/or fax volumes from managed Ricoh devices and identify under- or overused systems, reallocate resources and final optimal device placements. In addition, these usage reports can help enable administrators to track trends in energy and paper consumption on managed Ricoh devices over time and make better decisions about sustainability policies with @Remote Green Reports.