Ricoh app and iPad tablets refresh timeworn meeting experience
RICOH Smart Presenter makes meetings more fun, interactive and paperless
MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Millions of U.S. workers attend meetings every day, generating tons of paper, risking valuable confidential information and squinting bleary eyes at conference room screens.
Committed to a better meeting experience, Ricoh Americas Corporation today unveiled a new, paperless meeting approach that enables attendees to experience the presentation through their Apple(®) iPad(®).
With the RICOH Smart Presenter for iPad, the presenter controls the flow of content, automatically driving the experience on each participant’s iPad. At any time, however, individual participants can zoom in, zoom out, go back or jump ahead in the presentation. Presenters can also hand off control of the meeting to any other user in the room.
“Although times have changed, meetings generally haven’t until today,” said Jason Dizzine, Vice President, Technology Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “RICOH Smart Presenter is a modern, entirely paperless way to collaborate that’s far more satisfying than paging through paper presentations which often end up in the trash, or watching a single, central, monolithic conference room screen. It also helps deliver business benefits, including cost savings, convenience and impact.”
With RICOH Smart Presenter for iPad, organizations can run up to five meetings at a time consisting of up to 10 users and 30 MB of content each. For enterprise-class functionality, organizations can add the RICOH Conference Center server software, which adds support for more participants, more concurrent meetings, meeting scheduling and the ability to include remote or branch office participants.
RICOH Smart Presenter for iPad has already been downloaded 45,000 times under its previous name, TAMAGO Presenter. The RICOH Smart Presenter solution was put into service for a 100-participant meeting on emerging markets held in Tokyo, Japan in October 2012. In a survey of meeting participants, ninety-eight percent of the attendees agreed the technology made the workshop more effective, with everyone in agreement that it was easy to use.
When configured with the RICOH Conference Center option, RICOH Smart Presenter enables presenters to upload supported documents, presentations and spreadsheets prior to a scheduled meeting. The RICOH Conference Center offers enhanced security with the uploaded files automatically converted into PDFs (if necessary) and then stored locally on the customer’s server. The stored meeting files are downloaded automatically to each participant over a SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connection as they join their meeting. Presenters can also connect, without cables, to a wide range of Ricoh wireless projectors for those attending without an iPad tablet.
For details on Ricoh’s full line of products, services and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.
| 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 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 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 its technology, 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.
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