Ricoh started out helping people share information by marketing communication products: sensitized paper and cameras. Since then, Ricoh has successively drawn on the image processing technologies it garnered developing copiers and facsimile machines to enhance the productivity of its customers.
Launches the RICOH EH DSSC series, the world's first solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) modules that generate renewable energy allowing electronics to maintain a charge.
A spherical camera can capture an entire 360° scenes around the photographer with a single shutter release.
*As a mass-produced, consumer product capable of capturing the scene around, above and below the device in a fully spherical image (as of October 2013, based on Ricoh Imaging Company Ltd. research).
Ultra-short-throw projector. The distance between the back of the unit and the projection surface is only 11.7 centimeters.
Image processing semiconductor. This is the world’s first of its kind to process video.
High-speed digital full-color copier. Capable of printing 15 digital color pages per minute, the world’s fastest speed for machines of its kind at that time.
This is the world’s first high-speed facsimile machine for office use. Capable of transmitting one A4-sized paper per minute, which took six minutes by conventional means at that time. It contributed to the popularization of facsimile machines.
This is Japan’s first desktop diazo copier integrating light exposure and development process. With this product, Ricoh entered the office equipment field.