RICOH Unified Communication System P3000 wins Bronze prize at US-based IDEA 2012
Ricoh's portable video conferencing system, "the RICOH Unified Communication System P3000," won the Bronze prize at US-based IDEA 2012 (International Design Excellence Awards).
This is the second consecutive year that a Ricoh product has won an IDEA Bronze prize, following the GXR digital camera last year. With this prize, the RICOH Unified Communication System P3000, having already won the 2011 Good Design Award (Japan) and the 2012 iF Product Design Award (Germany), has now won three of the most noted design awards in the world.
The PJ WX4130N/4130 ultra short throw projector and RICOH Pro C751EX/C651EX color production printer were also chosen as finalists at IDEA 2012.
The IDEA Awards, presented by the Industrial Designers Society of America, are one of the most prestigious awards in the United States, and highly regarded internationally. With assessment based on multiple criteria including the innovation, functionality and environmental friendliness of each design, IDEA 2012 awarded 35 Gold, 69 Silver, and 112 Bronze prizes and 600 finalists out of 1,700 entries from 32 nations around the world.
With a concept of "Communication anytime, anywhere, and with anyone," the compact, lightweight design offers easy transportation and simple operation. Ricoh's unique communications control technology and cloud-based platform allow easy communication.
＜Finalists＞The compact, vertical body enables the unit to be installed in small spaces, offering excellent mobility and ease of use in a variety of locations and for a variety of purposes. Ricoh's own optical technology allows close-range projection of a mere 11.7cm (4.6in)from the back panel to the projection screen (26.1cm (10.3in)including the projector body) with an image size of 48-inch, and has achieved the smallest, lightest product of its kind*1.
The wide color LCD operation panel offers ease of operation. An Active Tray Indicator on each tray shows which tray is in use and allows easier access to the other trays for feeding paper. Equipped with vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) array technology, the printer achieves a writing resolution of 1,200dpi x 4,800dpi.
July 2, 2012
Ricoh Company, Ltd.