Ricoh’s compact MP 305+SPF awarded 2016 Summer Pick Award

by Ricoh Australia 04 Jul 2016

SYDNEY, July 4 – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) today announced the winners of its sought-after Pick awards for the Summer 2016 season, with the Ricoh MP 305+ SPF receiving honours for Outstanding A3-Capable Desktop MFP.

Buyers Laboratory LLC’s (BLI) is the leading provider of intelligence on the document imaging and software solutions industry, and its BLI Pick awards, presented twice annually, acknowledge the hardware and software offerings that measure up as the best in their respective categories throughout rigorous lab testing during the previous six months.

Joe Ciliberto, General Manager Marketing and Product Strategy, Ricoh Australia said, “Ricoh is committed to delivering innovation to help meet the future needs of workplaces around the world and we are delighted to be acknowledged with a BLI Pick Awards in the monochrome printer/MFP category. Our MP 305+ SPF is packed full of intuitive smart functions that can help small to medium-sized companies transform the way they work.”

Addressing the changing needs of office users, Ricoh has defined a new category of product to provide flexibility and affordability to office users.

“The Ricoh MP 305+ SPF is the best of copier and printer technology combined, making it an ideal choice for a variety of office environments,” said BLI Senior Editor Simon Plumtree. “The MP 305+ SPF includes a large smartphone style touchscreen panel to simplify programming, offers the robust functionality of a floor-standing copier, and provides A3 output, despite being compact enough to be placed on the desktop.”

“Ricoh has a strong reputation for producing clever technology that address the changing needs of business and this award is testament to how our devices address modern workplace needs with superior performance and reliability,” continued Joe Ciliberto.

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.

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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.