Ricoh Americas Corporation

Aficio MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 8001/MP 9001 Series

Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced its new Aficio MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 8001/MP 9001 Series of black-and-white multifunction products (MFPs). Intended for large, high-volume workgroups, the devices combine speed and quality to ensure top-notch productivity and performance. As a result, the Aficio MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 8001/MP 9001 devices are among the most competitive, technologically advanced high-volume MFPs on the market. The series also features an array of advanced functionalities, comprehensive security capabilities and professional finishing options to efficiently manage every aspect of the document workflow from input to management and output.

The Aficio MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 8001/MP 9001 Series provides exceptional value to customers via faster print speeds, quick warm-up times and larger paper tray capacities to increase day-to-day productivity. With speeds of 60 pages per minute (ppm), 70 ppm, 80 ppm and 90 ppm, respectively, the series gets more done in less time. The series cuts down wait time with warm-up times from Power Off starting at 30 seconds for the Aficio MP 6001, and first copy speeds, ranging from 3.3 seconds to 4.2 seconds (depending on device). Standard paper capacity is an ample 4,300 sheets, including dual front-loading paper trays able to hold 550 sheets each.

With the new 150-sheet color single pass duplex scanner, clocking in with speeds of up to 55 color originals-per-minute and 80 monochrome originals-per-minute, scanning jobs can be completed in a fast and efficient manner. Users can also produce crisp, professional documents with 1200 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution, perfect for high quality newsletters, legal documents or patient records. Keeping the environment in mind, the Aficio MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 8001/MP 9001 Series is equipped with standard duplexing to cut down on paper use and energy save mode. Ninety percent of the energy consumed by a copier is used when it is idle; however, with the energy save mode the unit goes into low power mode after 15 minutes of non-use.

The Aficio MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 8001/MP 9001 Series helps streamline document management by offering features that simply make sense, from document capture and distribution, to storage and management, to cost and assessment. Understanding that different workspaces have different needs, Ricoh equipped the new MFPs with the Java-compatible Software Development Kit (SDK) to enable users to create specialized custom applications. The devices also feature Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to directly search local databases and quickly locate Scan-to-Email addresses. The Stored Print option speeds up the process of reprinting by locking in document configurations without the need to re-process files or re-program settings. Optional facsimile hardware comes equipped with LAN faxing, enabling users to send documents to a fax number directly from the desktop. In addition, incoming faxes can be forwarded to a desktop or network folder, preventing documents from sitting in the fax machine outbox.

"The new Aficio MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 8001/MP 9001 Series is positioned to enhance an already solid Ricoh high-volume product line. We went to great lengths to improve upon existing machines by creating agile MFPs with optimal imaging features," said Ron Potesky , senior vice president, Corporate Communications, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "In particular, with print speeds of 90 ppm, the Aficio MP 9001 offers the necessary speed and productivity workgroups today demand while incorporating various document solutions for greater operational flexibility."

The Aficio MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 8001/MP 9001 Series gets the job done right with a variety of optional finishing units, enabling businesses to tailor the devices to suit workgroup needs. Customers in legal, financial and educational industries will benefit from the new in-line FD5000 Multi-Fold Unit. The unit offers six different types of folds including Z-Fold, Letter Fold-in (tri-fold), Letter Fold-out (tri-fold), Gate Fold and Double Parallel Fold (four-fold) which enhance Ricoh's current finishing offerings. Users also can produce saddle stitched booklets for students or clients quickly and cost-effectively with the BK5010 Production Booklet Maker. In addition, for proposals, presentations and other professional documents, users can energize black-and-white documents with pre-printed full-color covers using the Cover Interposer.

Understanding that workgroups of all sizes must be vigilant against document theft, Ricoh equipped the Aficio MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 8001/MP 9001 Series with cutting-edge security measures. To maintain productivity without sacrificing security, the devices use a Card Authentication Package, a feature that enables users to authenticate network credentials with the simple swipe of a card, automatically identifying the user and cutting down on the time needed to manually input user information into the MFP's interface. The Aficio MP 6001/MP 7001/MP 8001/MP 9001 Series also defends documents against hard drive theft with the DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) which erases latent image data after every print job. Users can encrypt sensitive PDFs and even encrypt PDF transmission to protect documents as they are passed from person-to-person. Unauthorized Copy Control, which embeds a masking pattern that obscures copies if users attempt to duplicate originals, and Locked Print, which only releases documents for output after a user has entered an authorized password, also keep documents confidential and in the hands of approved users.

The Ricoh Aficio MP 6001 has an MSRP starting at $18,000; the Ricoh Aficio MP 7001 has an MSRP starting at $23,000; the Ricoh Aficio MP 8001 has an MSRP starting at $28,000; and the Ricoh Aficio MP 9001 has an MSRP starting at $33,000.

For more information Ricoh products, visit http://www.ricoh-usa.com.

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