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Ricoh Launches Multiple Applications and Solutions for its unique Smart Operation Panel

Ricoh Launches Multiple Applications and Solutions for its unique Smart Operation Panel
Smart Operation Panel is a sustainable and revolutionary platform to improve workplace efficiency and harmony

Hong Kong, 25 July 2017 – Ricoh Hong Kong Limited (Ricoh) has unveiled multiple applications and solutions for its Smart Operation Panel, which aim to improve workplace efficiency and harmony with the ambition of “Empowering Digital Workplaces”.

The Smart Operation Panel, first released back in 2015, is a 10.1" tablet with an Android based operating system built with Ricoh's unique technology. In the latest version of Smart Operation Panel, Ricoh released numerous applications and solutions that enhance workplace efficiency in dramatic and revolutionary ways. Moving forward, Ricoh has decided to open this Android platform for third party developers to host their applications and solutions under the Smart Operation Panel’s "Application Site" in the future.

The release includes*:
- Latest version of Smart Operation Panel with the Application Site and Brand-New UI.
- EZ Plus: 13 free applications that come with the latest version of Smart Operation Panel.
- FlexiCloud Connect Plus, an all-you-need handy commercial cloud service with revolutionary offerings.
- Ricoh Integrated Cloud Environment – Comprehensive Cloud Connector.
- Remote Connect and Web Help: Profound remote support tools on Smart Operation Panel.

Ricoh's Ambition: Empowering Digital Workplaces
Ricoh's Smart Operation Panel brings along infinite possibilities for workplace technology by enabling connectivity, communication and collaboration. Going forward, the platform is able to connect with third party platforms and allowed to collaborate with any enablers in order to develop new applications and solutions. This launch is believed to be the first ambitious step towards the company's new global vision of “Empowering Digital Workplaces”.

Mr. Aaron Yim, Managing Director of Ricoh Hong Kong, said "We are very excited to unveil the technology of our new Smart Operation Panel with a basket of applications and solutions. Hong Kong is one of the most competitive business environments in the world. The city has been at the forefront of Asia in terms of embracing technological innovation in the workplace. We are determined that our unique technology will bring along all kinds of benefits in any situation for businesses in Hong Kong."

Ricoh has always been focused on improving workplace technology. This new launch firmly establishes Ricoh’s commitment and determination towards bringing innovative technologies and services to workplaces in Hong Kong. Ricoh will continue to empower digital workplaces by enabling people to work smarter, ultimately delivering tangible value and harmony to its customers' workplaces, and leading the cultivation of new values in society.

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About Ricoh Hong Kong Limited
Established in 1963 as a direct subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd in Japan, Ricoh Hong Kong Limited is an ICT company specializing in office imaging, production printing, document management, communications and IT solutions in Hong Kong and Macau.  It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives. According to leading market research and advisory firm IDC, Ricoh has remained the No.1 brand* in Hong Kong’s overall digital copier market for 17 consecutive years (2000-16) in terms of unit shipments. Recently Ricoh Hong Kong also has introduced video surveillance solutions with advanced face recognition technologies in addition to business process outsourcing, managed IT and document services. With support from their professional technical team, Ricoh Hong Kong aims to provide one-stop consultation, after-sales and professional service to customers.  This year, we launched “Digital Workplace Services” to help customers to implement innovative ICT solutions to working environments and build a high efficient modern, high-efficiency office. www.ricoh.com.hk

*Source: IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, 4Q 2016

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