RICOH Adds Intelligent Voice Control

Ricoh USA today unveiled RICOH Intelligent Voice Control, a solution that simplifies device operations through voice commands.

Available for Ricoh's IM Series of intelligent multifunction printers, RICOH Intelligent Voice Control leverages Amazon's Alexa for Business ;service to enable multiple job settings with a single voice command. In addition, the solution is configurable with Ricoh's enhanced screen readers to assist users with trouble accessing or seeing the device screen, allowing them to give verbal commands.

"More than anything, when customers tell us what they want we listen and we build technology that addresses those needs. Today, customers are focusing on keeping their employees safe and healthy. This is another way to do so, helping them share business-critical information quickly and easily in ways that work for their environment, today and tomorrow," said Steven Burger, vice president of technology innovation and new business development at Ricoh USA, in a statement. "Voice control is a powerful tool for simplifying complexity. Users no longer have to flip through multiple screens of settings to get their information presented just right. Instead, they can walk up, say their preferences, and let the technology go to work – all with very low-touch interaction."

RICOH Intelligent Voice Control can be used to execute simple voice commands, including changing document settings, such as quantity, color, simplex/duplex and more. The subscription service can be added to compatible IM Series MFPs equipped with an Amazon Echo associated to an active Alexa for Business account.

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