The print functionality of Printers and MFP Devices can be controlled. For example, images or print data received from the network host can be specified to use a certain feeder tray, or a particular post process.
Scanner functionality of MFP devices can be controlled. For instance, scanned image data can be saved, or delivered via the network.
Operation buttons and display panel of a MFP Device can be controlled, for instance:
- Drawing text and graphics on display panel
- Handing operation buttons
- Controlling LED display
The ‘Fax’ package allows for sending scanned tiff files, and receiving tiff files from the client terminal via the fax line.
- MFP/LP classes
- Sample programs
- Documentation (Tutorial, JavaDoc API specifications)
- Java VM
- Foundation Classes
- Application Loader
Embedded Software Architecture is Ricoh’s solution platform to enhance MFP’s/LP’s functions.
In the modern office environment, traditional standalone single-function output devices like copiers and printers have evolved into networked multifunction input/output devices. Office equipment is now an essential component within the communication framework of computer networks and Ricoh wants to take it even further.
To meet customers’ unique business requirements and to improve efficiency of enterprise workflows, Ricoh has created "Embedded Software Architecture™", a Java™-compliant application development platform. Ricoh's "Embedded Software Architecture™" is an open platform and offers optimum versatility.
For example, an embedded Java™ application might scan a document to an MFP, identify the title and automatically send it to the appropriate location. It is also possible to reduce network traffic by having a printer share part of the print data process that the server has been performing.
Ricoh's "Embedded Software Architecture™" is designed to maintain application compatibility across multiple MFP’s and Laser Printers in current and future launches.