Frequently Asked Questions

Some suggested applications include:

Panel Operation-Oriented “Thin Client,” a type of Java™ application that uses the MFP as a focal point for paper-based workflows. Examples include scan-to-server and print on demand. 

Java™ Servlet Based Web Application, including Web server applications such as device monitoring. 

Background Application, a Daemon-type of application such as Web service print server.      

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Device SDJ Type-J (SDK/J)

Yes. The SDK/J Class Libraries are standard across Ricoh’s product line, which makes it possible for Independent Software Vendors, Systems Integrators, or other Developers to bring solutions to market quickly. Ricoh is committed to maintaining the value of these solutions going forward through stability and backward compatibility in its Java offerings

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Device SDJ Type-J (SDK/J)

Java™ was selected for four reasons:

  • To support the rapid growth of Web-based solutions and services
  • To leverage the large number of engineers utilizing Java
  • To employ a machine-independent language
  • To promote future growth and expandability      
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Device SDJ Type-J (SDK/J)

The SDK/J provides Developers with the ability to design applications that control most aspects of device operation, including the control panel, as well as core capabilities such as printing, scanning and saving files.

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Device SDJ Type-J (SDK/J)

Ricoh’s Device SDK Type-J (Software Development Kit/Java) is an application tool kit that allows Developers to create customized Java-based embedded solutions for the Ricoh Group MFPs and LPs.

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Device SDJ Type-J (SDK/J)

The system requirements for MFPs running a GlobalScan NX™ Plug-in are as follows:

  • 96MB or 256MB RAM (depending on model)
  • NIC (Network Interface Card) option for all products 
  • Printer DIMM w/ NIC
  • Local Hard Disk Drive required (standard on most models) 
  • TCP/IP Network Access      
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GlobalScan NX SDK

The GlobalScan NX™ SDK is available through either the GlobalScanNX SDK Membership or the Premier Plus Membership of the Ricoh Developer Program.

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GlobalScan NX SDK

The comprehensive GlobalScan SDK includes the following:

  • APIs 
  • Sample Code 
  • PC-based MFP Emulator 
  • Utility Library 
  • Technical Documentation      
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GlobalScan NX SDK

The GlobalScan SDK is a programming package that enables developers to design middleware to Ricoh hardware and software, using common development languages (C++, Visual Basic) and methods.

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GlobalScan NX SDK

Yes. Through the GlobalScan NX Software Development Kit (SDK), Developers can create middleware to integrate with Document/Content Management Systems.

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GlobalScan NX SDK

The SDK/J provides members with the following:

  • MFP/LP class 
  • Technical Documentation 
  • Sample Code 
  • PC-based MFP Emulator    
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Ricoh Developer Program

Premier Plus Membership offers Developers an unprecedented level of support and training, as well as sophisticated tools to easily integrate Ricoh Group hardware and software solutions with third-party offerings. Premier Plus Membership includes the following:

  • Industry Standard PCL, PostScript Level 3 and PJL code
  • Standard and Proprietary Management Information Base (MIB) Specifications
  • Refined Printing Command Stream (RPCS) Printer Driver API
  • PC-Fax Driver API
  • SmartDeviceMonitor - Printer Management Software - API
  • Device Browser
  • Access to RiDP™ Technical Q&A Database
  • Unlimited support incidents via e-mail
  • Automatic notification of development tool updates
  • Developer Training Calendar
  • Access to SDK beta versions
  • Usage of "RiDP Premier Plus Member" Logo for member’s promotional purposes
  • Posting member's solution information in the RiDP catalogue
  • Inclusion in Ricoh press releases, publications and advertising materials (by invitation)
  • Participation in Ricoh events (by invitation)
  • Sales opportunities with Ricoh sales network (by invitation)
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Ricoh Developer Program

Premier Membership provides more advanced tools, namely Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and extended technical e-mail support. Premier Membership offers the following:

  • Industry Standard PCL, PostScript Level 3 and PJL code
  • Refined Printing Command Stream (RPCS) Printer Driver API
  • PC-Fax Driver API
  • SmartDeviceMonitor - Printer Management Software - API
  • Device Browser (possible future release)
  • Access to RiDP™ Technical Q&A Database
  • 3 support incidents via e-mail
  • Automatic notification of development tool updates
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Ricoh Developer Program

Support for developers is available through the RiDP™ web site. Please go to the Support section to see all available possibilities.

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Ricoh Developer Program

The Ricoh Developer Program™ offers the following levels of membership:

Membership Level Registration Fee Renewal Fee
Premier Membership € 480 €450
Premier Plus Membership € 3,500 € 3,000

This membership model is designed to meet diverse development needs by offering differentiated access to development tools, technical support and marketing benefits.

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Ricoh Developer Program

Participation in the Ricoh Developer Program™ affords Developers the opportunity to profit from:

  • Access to advanced development tools 
  • Technical support from the RiDP™ engineering team 
  • A set of services to facilitate development, such as training, usage of compatibility lab or SDK beta versions 
  • A series of marketing benefits 
  • Customizing solutions that enhance and maintain customer satisfaction/loyalty 

Using open-standard technologies to build high-level solutions            

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Ricoh Developer Program

Ricoh is targeting Independent Software Vendors, Systems Integrators, Value-added Resellers, and Companies with in-house developers.

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Ricoh Developer Program

Ricoh understands that in today’s fast-paced business environment, preparing your products for market - in a timely, cost effective manner - is paramount to achieving success. Our goal is to help facilitate that process with a flexible, affordable and accessible Developer Program that enables you to create customized solutions tailored to meet specific customer needs.

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Ricoh Developer Program

The Ricoh Developer Program™ offers all the tools, support and services needed for third party Developers to integrate their solution products with hardware and software from the brands: Ricoh, Lanier, Nashuatec, Gestetner and Rex Rotary.

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Ricoh Developer Program