Thursday, April 14th, 2011
The popularity of smartphones and handheld devices – whether you’re talking about Blackberry®, iPhone® or even iPad® – has highlighted the growing problem of being able to print from these devices.

Ricoh believe they already have the problem solved through their cloud printing solution, known as Ricoh HotSpot printing.

“It is still a challenge for business traveller’s to print while on the road: whether they need to print a boarding pass from the web before heading to the airport, or an email attachment while at a satellite office,” said Kathy Wilson, General Manager, Business Solutions and Production, for Ricoh Australia.

“Business people can now easily receive information via email or online, but it’s previously been difficult to print it. With Ricoh HotSpot Printing, you don’t need a driver, user licence or even Bluetooth – only access to a Ricoh HotSpot enabled printer.”

Ricoh’s HotSpot laser printers – the Aficio SP4210N and Aficio SPC430DN – utilise cloud printing to enable easy and secure mobile printing from any wireless device.

Because it uses cloud computing, it’s driverless, therefore no software downloads or ‘apps’ are needed on the smartphone/device, or even laptop, in order to print.

HotSpot printing technology allows users to transmit documents via email or URL directly to a HotSpot Printer from any web-enabled device.

Documents sent to print retain confidentiality as jobs can only be printed once a unique pin has been entered into the printer, which is emailed to the user when the job is sent to print.

By installing a HotSpot Printer on their premises, businesses make it possible for their mobile workforce or customers to easily send emails and documents securely via their mobile devices to a HotSpot Printer and retrieve their documents by simply keying in a password that has been emailed back to their mobile device.

Ricoh HotSpot Printers are easy for businesses to set up and can also be used as standard network printers.

The cloud printing solution has already been utilised by a number of hotels as a simple, secure printing service to their guests.

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Ricoh Co. Ltd.

Ricoh Co. Ltd. is an international company established for nearly 70 years and is engaged in the manufacture and sale of electronic office equipment. Its products includes Colour Multifunction Printers and dedicated printers, document and device management solutions, optical storage devices and digital cameras. It operates in five regions around the world – Japan, the Americas, Europe, China and Taiwan, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Ricoh Australia’s headquarters is in Sydney. The company also has offices in state capitals and operates an exclusive Ricoh Business Centre network in the major metropolitan and regional areas. This network is supplemented by more than 80 regional dealers to ensure convenient service and support access across the nation. Ricoh Australia is totally dedicated to the sales, service and recycling of Ricoh manufactured products.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed at
Melissa Apte
P: 02 8977 1435
M: 0419 252 028


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