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Ricoh's newest ultra-short throw projectors bring 360 degrees of flexible placement

Updates to industry-leading ultra-short throw projector lineup bring brighter presentations, without shadows

MALVERN, Pa., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh today announced the availability of its next generation of ultra-short throw projectors, which break down the barriers of traditional presentations. The new solutions help users in business, education and beyond to loosen the constraints of where, how and when they can share information with onsite and remote audiences. With nearly half of all workers (46 percent) spending at least half their time working outside the traditional office, but only 1 in 4 organizations (27 percent) supplying collaboration tools to all employees*, there's a critical need for solutions that suit today's evolving workstyles.

The new RICOH PJ WX4152NI and RICOH PJ WX4152N projectors maintain the industry-leading ultra-short throw distance and portability of their predecessors, enabling presentations with fewer distractions and supporting fast, efficient set-up at a moment's notice in unconventional settings, like smaller meeting rooms, huddle rooms, or offsite training sessions. The series now features images that have 160 percent higher contrast and are 200 lumens brighter for better viewing in environments with ambient light. Users can share presentations and digital signage anywhere, on any smooth surface, with flexible mounting that enables 360-degree projection onto walls or downward onto tabletops and floors. They can also focus more quickly on the business at hand with fewer delays, thanks to a new feature that enables both wireless and wired network connections simultaneously.

The RICOH PJ WX4152NI fosters more engagement and allows learning and collaboration to take place beyond the walls of a classroom or training room. Using an electronic pen, presenters – and participants – across multiple locations can add their notes directly to presentations in real time. Newly-added Miracast for Android™-enabled devices, along with Bluetooth and DLNA, allow users to project live images wirelessly from their mobile devices. Documents and audio can also be shared between multiple locations, and the RICOH Smart Presenter app for Apple iPad® and iPhone® allows users to join meetings from their mobile devices. When connected to the larger ecosystem of Ricoh interactive flat panel displays, unified communications systems and printers, users can experience a truly integrated information sharing experience that spans devices and locations.

"The boundaries of business and learning are being challenged, expanded and reshaped every day. Users are demanding technologies that empower them to not just keep up with, but stay ahead of these trends – and transcend these boundaries with ease," said John Brophy, Vice President, Product Marketing, Ricoh USA, Inc. "Our newest ultra-short throw projectors not only break down the physical barriers between presenters and their audiences; they also open up new dimensions for audience engagement and remote collaboration."

Features include:

•Brighter: 3,500 lumens of brightness and dynamic 13,000:1 contrast ratio.

•Sustainable use: Eco Mode drives 30 percent more efficient use and extends lamp life by 1,500 hours.

•Fewer IT burdens: The projectors now search for networks automatically, so users can connect to any computer or mobile device faster and easier.

•Capture and present information from various sources: Support for displaying images from up to four computers onto one screen.

•Fast and easy set-up: The projector can be set up using a wall mount, floor stand or tripod mounts and its small lightweight form factor makes it easy for presentations at a moment's notice.

•Full control and compatibility: Projectors can be remotely monitored and configured from systems like Crestron RoomView® and AMX NetLinx® conference control systems.

The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $2,249 for the RICOH PJ WX4152NI and $1,875 for the RICOH PJ WX4152N ultra-short throw projectors.

For more information on Ricoh's full line of projectors, please visit http://www.ricoh-usa.com/projectors and follow @RicohVision on Twitter and Ricoh Innovative Solutions on LinkedIn. Also, visit WorkIntelligent.ly to learn more about fueling collaboration for your organization to thrive in today's new world of work.

*According to recent IDC research commissioned by Ricoh.

About Ricoh
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in over 190 countries. In the financial year ending March 2015, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).

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