Workplaces set to reap efficiency gains with PC-less scanning


PFU (EMEA) Limited, a Ricoh company, has today announced the addition of the RICOH fi-8040 to its range of scanners. This unit offers multiple ways to connect to business workflows, while also delivering a highly intuitive user experience – with or without a PC or server.

The launch of the fi-8040 comes at a time when organisations are looking to tailor their capture architectures to support their business needs. The fi-8040’s connectivity options include traditional USB to PC or LAN, which enables multiple users to make use of a single, networked scanner. Setup and configuration are equally versatile, with operators able to carry this out via the unit, PC or web browser.

The fi-8040 offers a ‘DirectScan’ function, which enables operators to instantly scan directly into business workflows from the device, saving both time and money. The 10.9cm touch screen with large, easy-to-use, clearly-labelled job buttons makes for a simple user experience. It also allows scanning directly to multiple email addresses when dissemination of digitised documents is required.

According to independent analysts Quocirca, image quality remains high on the priority list of end user scanning solution demands. The fi-8040 answers this requirement, delivering industry-leading OCR rates and unsurpassed image quality with no colour shift, thanks to PFU’s Clear Image Capture technology.

“For a while now, there has been a growing need for scanners to be able to adapt, in order to align with business goals. As with any technology, user experience lies at the heart of the aspiration, with quality and accuracy also remaining critical, if organisations are to maximise the benefits available,” comments Hiroaki Kashiwagi, President and CEO of PFU (EMEA) Limited.

“Our aim with the RICOH fi-8040 scanner is to offer a flexible connected solution that breaks down barriers for organisations looking to find new, more efficient ways to scan directly into their workflows,” continues Hiroaki Kashiwagi.

The RICOH fi-8040 scanner will be available in June at a RRP price of €547.