Workplaces set to reap efficiency gains with PC-less scanning

PFU (EMEA) Limited launches the RICOH fi-8040, which enables scanning without the need to operate a PC

London, 25th May, 2023

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.

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About PFU and PFU (EMEA) Limited

Since its founding in 1960, PFU Limited has been headquartered in Ishikawa, Japan, and expanding its business globally. In 2022, PFU joined the Ricoh Group. Based on the technologies cultivated through computer development, we provide a total range of IT-related products and services, including hardware such as image scanners and embedded computers, security and document management software and services, IT infrastructure building, and multi-vendor services in あpartnership with other companies.

PFU (EMEA) Limited is the EMEA based subsidiary of PFU Limited and is based in Uxbridge, United Kingdom.

About Ricoh

Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future.

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Date: May 25, 2023
City: London
Company: PFU (EMEA) Limited