Ricoh wins seven 2015 Summer Pick awards
from Buyers Laboratory LLC

SYDNEY – 20 August 2015 – Just six months after winning 14 awards in the winter edition, Ricoh has now won a total of seven awards in the prestigious Buyers Laboratory LLC’s (BLI) 2015 Summer Pick awards. The Pick awards acknowledge the hardware and software offerings that measure up as the best in BLI’s rigorous and comprehensive lab testing, which assess a wide range of factors most important to buyers.

John Hall, managing director, Ricoh Australia, said, “We were very pleased to receive recognition back in February. To now win another seven awards only six months later proves Ricoh’s constant commitment to providing top of the line products across the range of categories.”

Document imaging solutions category
The Summer 2015 Pick document imaging solutions awards recognise the most impressive solutions tested by BLI during the past six months. Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes for a solution’s target market and compares how well the product stacks up against leading competitors. The winners are frontrunners in areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support. Ricoh has won the following awards in this category:

  • Outstanding Document Imaging Solution Suite: Ricoh’s Streamline NX 2 is a true “one stop shop” for a company’s document-capture and output-management needs. Ricoh StreamlineNX is a modular platform for capturing, processing and outputting documents, enabling information mobility at any account with configuring capabilities, controls, workflows, security profiles and more.

  • Outstanding Fleet Management Solution: Ricoh’s Device Manager NX Enterprise 1, is a feature-rich fleet management tool that enables IT personnel to monitor the status, usage and consumable levels for all output devices, as well as remotely manage Ricoh devices to deliver settings, enact firmware upgrades, and upgrade embedded applications, all from a central location. An all-new platform, Ricoh DM-NX is available in Lite, Accounting, Professional and Enterprise to suit various customer needs.

Monochrome printers and printer MFPs category
The Summer 2015 Pick awards in the monochrome printer and printer MFP categories acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s extensive suite of lab tests in the previous six months. Three Ricoh monochrome printers, SP 213Nw, SP 3600DN, and SP 4510DN, have won Picks in the personal, small workgroup and mid-size workgroup categories for their simplicity, reliability and affordability.

Energy efficiency category
The Summer 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency awards are allocated to the most energy-efficient devices tested by BLI. Ricoh’s A3 Ricoh MP C6003SP was awarded this award, as it exhibits significantly lower than average energy consumption and offers a variety of environmentally friendly features to help users reduce their overall environmental impact.

Joe Ciliberto, General Manager, Marketing and Product Strategy, Ricoh Australia, said, "One of Ricoh’s top priorities is to reduce devices’ overall environmental impact and develop energy efficient products. With our A3 line of MFPs, we help our customers save energy without sacrificing productivity.”

John Hall said, “Ricoh continuously tries to meet the changing business needs of our customers. We develop products that will respond to their requirements. It is a pleasure to be recognised as a versatile office solutions provider that offers qualitative and durable products, while being affordable and productive at the same time.”

Please note the full list of awards:

Document imaging solutions category

  • Outstanding Document Imaging Solution Suite: Ricoh Streamline NX 2
  • Outstanding Fleet Management Solution: Ricoh Device Manager NX Enterprise 1 (not available in Australia)
  • Outstanding Enterprise Mobile Print Solution: Ricoh HotSpot Printing 2 (not available in Australia)

Monochrome printer and printer MFP category

  • Outstanding Personal Printer: SP 213Nw
  • Outstanding Budget-Friendly Printer for Small Workgroups: SP 3600DN
  • Outstanding Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups: SP 4510DN

Outstanding achievement in Energy Efficiency award

  • MP C6003SP (also sold as Lanier MP C6003SP)

 

About Ricoh
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2015, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of itstechnology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com.au. For press inquiries contact Kate Marshall, Corporate Communications Manager at katemarshall@ricoh.com.au or call +61 2 8977 1477.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call +852 8200 4503, visit www.buyerslab.com, or email loretta.pang@buyerslab.com.

About BLI Picks
Twice a year with its Pick awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes for a solution’s target market and compares how well the product stacks up against leading competitors. Pick winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support. Software solutions earn an overall rating based on a five-star scale, and Pick contenders are culled from those that earn the highest ratings. Consequently, a BLI Pick is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.

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