Ricoh Unifies Interactive Whiteboard and Video Conferencing in New Collaborative, Portable Package

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New 21.5-inch entry in Ricoh’s expanded portfolio transcends modern huddle rooms, classrooms and offices to bring dynamic collaborations closer togetherMALVERN, PA, October 25, 2016Ricoh USA, Inc. announced today a unique, portable solution that supports the ever-growing mobile workforce and the increased need for more collaboration in smaller, shifting spaces. The new RICOH Interactive Whiteboard D2200 unifies experiences from several stand-alone devices such as interactive whiteboards and video conferencing systems into a portable 21.5-inch package to fuel dynamic workstyles. For both in-person meetings and video conferences, the device can be used to present, share and annotate designs, blueprints, lessons and other presentations securely, and help keep participants on the same page. Its small footprint makes it ideal for today’s mobile-driven teams, and smaller offices, conference rooms and huddle rooms.

With more remote workers, meeting spaces and offices are transforming, and often becoming smaller. As a result, the variety of devices needed to keep information flowing grows larger, leading to clutter and confusion. The RICOH D2200’s flexibility is ideal for those who need to share their great ideas with the right people as quickly as possible. Its 21.5” screen can function as a user’s enhanced desktop monitor, or as a videoconference tool with its embedded video camera and microphone. It can also be wall-mounted for presentations and lessons, placed on a desk, or carried between sales calls and offices to foster flexible collaboration. With four-point touch control, in-person collaboration is also made easy.

The RICOH D2200 combines the benefits of precise touch control and a brilliant LCD screen with the power of organizations’ existing applications and platforms. Leveraging Ricoh’s Workstyle Innovation Technology, users can also share their work wirelessly with larger groups in conference rooms and auditoriums without compromising dynamic interactive features. The RICOH D2200 connects to tablets and smartphones, along with Ricoh Business Projection Systems and printers, via the RICOH Smart Device Connector app to complement today’s mobile and BYOD-driven workstyles. Each whiteboard can connect with up to 20 other locations so teams can receive immediate feedback from each other. Annotated and marked up presentations from the RICOH D2200 can be saved to a shared network directory, USB drive or even temporarily on the whiteboard’s solid-state drive so that brainstorms live on beyond meetings and the device.

“Collaboration is at the core of achieving business and learning goals in the new world of work, from innovation to improved customer service to efficiency,” said John Brophy, Vice President, Product Marketing, Ricoh USA, Inc. “Interactive whiteboards and unified communication systems have long been used to meet these goals, but often within silos. The RICOH D2200 eliminates these silos and gives users a ‘one stop shop’ for connecting and collaborating via one powerful, portable package – a new, unique experience.”

The RICOH D2200 also features a number of security features to help ensure that workers remain in control of their content. A pin number can be attached to every invitation to control access to presentations. Unsaved presentations are automatically discarded when the RICOH D2200 turns off, and can also be deleted so the next whiteboard user won’t have access to it. Saved presentations can easily be transformed into a password-protected PDF file and shared with other recipients securely moments after a meeting.

The RICOH D2200 is available now at a suggested retail price of $2,499.

For the latest updates and insights on our collaborative solutions, please visit Ricoh’s Unified Communications Systems page and follow @RicohVision on Twitter and Ricoh Innovative Solutions on LinkedIn.

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