The first such device will be the MP C306ZSP, which will come with a 10.1-inch panel.
All future models will come with smart Android panels, the company said.
Additionally, the existing device can be upgraded with the smart operation panel by replacing the current panel with the similar operational experience, it added.
The system runs on Android 4.2 OS and allows the user to capture and generate documents from smart phones as well as tablets and also lets app icons to be dragged, dropped, rearranged and deleted.
Internet browsing, viewing of video or movie and to print web pages are also possibe on the panel. Supported apps include Dropbox, Office 365 and OneDrive.
Additional optional application can be easily installed on to the smart operation panel for smooth and dynamic office processes. For example, Ricoh’s free smart device connector app enables simple, secure, one-touch connection between a smart device and a Ricoh MFP.
Apple smart devices can connect to these printers by scanning a QR code on the MFP and Android users can connect directly using NFC technology. This saves time by eliminating the need to register the smart device or join the organization’s network.
“This multi-function Printers (MFP) allows flexibility and customization, scan with a touch of an icon and directly upload to the ERP (Enterprise resource planning) without depending on the computer. Or link it to the workflow applications which host in house and even on cloud, thus making the ERP solution optimum,” the company said.
Ricoh is a global technology company specialized 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).