Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, announced the release of the Ricoh Aficio MP W3601 Wide Format Digital Imaging System. A multifunction device, the system is equipped with built-in color scanning and can support a customizable workflow with the integration of software solutions to further expand functionality, which can increase productivity and save money.
The Ricoh Aficio MP W3601 provides critical workflow functions that are essential in a compact, wide format device, including producing clear black & white documents at 600 dpi resolution and adding a built-in color scanning option. The optional color scanning allows users to capture marked-up changes in the field and deliver them directly to the designer, eliminating time-consuming mail or expensive courier delivery. Users can scan a full range of documents, including blueprints, architectural drawings, detailed maps, oversized documents and photos, and send them directly to e-mail, a Server Message Block, folder, FTP, URL, a Network Control Panel or the standard document server. Additionally, the Aficio MP W3601 offers a host of standard security solutions, including encryption that secures data on the hard disk drive (HDD), the DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) that when activated automatically overwrites the HDD after each job, and network authentication that limits device access to authorized users only.
"The Ricoh Aficio MP W3601 is designed to easily work the way our customers work, helping them be more productive and stay competitive," said Shun Sato, senior vice president, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "In addition, the Ricoh Aficio MP W3601 is now capable of integrating software solutions, whether of Ricoh or of a third party, to further simplify the workflow and increase productivity. With this device printing, copying and color-scanning can all be done securely from one’s own office, saving significant amounts of time and money."
The Ricoh Aficio MP W3601 features various Scan-to options designed to increase efficiency and reduce cost, including:
Additionally, users can add GlobalScan NX, which converts scanned paper documents into electronic files and routes them to network folders, e-mail addresses, fax machines and other destinations. This provides the user with a secure environment through encryption and network authentication to transmit information. GlobalScan NX also preserves documents electronically in an organized file system and captures metadata based on clients and jobs for future retrieval, rather than storing hard copy documents, which can consume valuable floor space.