The New Ricoh MP C4504ex is Here!

Ricoh MP C4504

With the introduction of the new Ricoh MP C4504ex, the best 45ppm MFP on the market just got better!

The first thing you’ll notice is the new Smart Operation Panel. This powerful yet intuitive control panel opens up a world of possibilities for you.MP C4504 Smart Operation Panel

From mobile printing to cloud services, the Smart Operation Panel will bring you into the future and do wonders for your office’s productivity.

Work where and when you want

Download the Ricoh Smart Device Connector App to connect to the MP C4504ex without drivers, utilities or software. Use your personal mobile device to access information in the cloud and print it at the device. Use your own personal address book to share it with others. Or, scan an original at the MFP and send it to your device and take it with you. With a dual network port, you can even connect to and work on multiple networks simultaneously. Continue reading “The New Ricoh MP C4504ex is Here!”

New Website, New Look

Dateline August 31, 2018

Today at Pacific Connecteq we re-launched our website with an entirely new look, feel and interactive interface.

The new version of our website replaces a site which was constructed nearly five years ago. While it was perfectly fine in 2013, it was showing its age here in 2018. When designing the new website we decided to go for a brighter feeling with an abundant use of white-space. The old version seemed to dark, which was a popular look for technology sites back then. We wanted something which better represented the company culture, bright, optimistic and efficient.

The Home Page of any website is the most common entry point and is therefore vital to the acceptance of the visitor. As one may expect, the majority of planning time was spent making the Home Page inviting and intuitive. We also had to balance this design objective with the need to provide pertinent information and pathways to deeper information the user is looking for.

We hope users find the re-designed site to be friendly, informational and interesting. We know that a website is always a work-in-progress, so we encourage you to leave feedback so that we might have better insights on how to continue improving nd updating PacificConnecteq.com!

Our new Instagram Page!

Instagram

Pacific ConnecTeq is happy to announce the launch of our new Instagram page!

Like most businesses, a lot goes on around here, and now we’ll be able to share it.

Not only can you visit us ON Instagram at pconnecteq

Instagram
but you can also visit the Instagram Page right here at PacificConnecTeq.com

Who knows what we might post here? Could be pictures of our terrific Staff, Our Ricoh MFPs and Printers, Events, it could be anything. So check it out, like it, follow it, whatever it is you have to do to keep in touch!

Don’t forget we are also on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter. We figure this way, you can’t easily get away from us.

And one more thing, if you would like a quote on a copier, MFP, Printer, Scanner, Plotter, etc… Don’t even think about going anywhere else!

Call us today for any of your imaging needs at (562) 800-0260, or request a call-back here!

Mobile Workers Are Here Here To Stay

The Mobile Workforce is the “New Normal”!

For years we’ve all heard that “In the future” we won’t be tied to a desk, we’ll be free to work in new and exciting ways.

Well, that day is now.

While having a more mobile workforce offers tremendous advantages in productivity and responsiveness, it also presents it’s share of challenges. How do we make this work?

You’ve heard the terminology… BYOD or Bring Your Own Device. Mobility… Exactly what does that mean to my company? The Cloud… WHAT?

Here at Pacific ConnecTeq we have answers. Check out this video to get an idea of just what we’re talking about.

It’s all about Data and Communications. Storing, Organizing, Retrieving and Using that data efficiently and cost effectively.

Call us today at (562) 800-0260. We’ll help you cut the chains that tie you and your data to your desk, office or… anything!

Cutting the Cost of Office Printing

One of the largest uncontrolled expenses in most offices is printing and copying.

At first glance you may think that each print is only pennies, but don’t be fooled. When multiplied by the thousands of pages printed in the average office, hundreds and even thousands of dollars per month are spent. Some of it is necessary but much of it is simply wasted.

How can you control this out-flow of money without limiting productivity or spending valuable time reviewing usage reports and setting limits?

The answer is quite simple. Many of today’s MFP’s (Copiers to most of us) are capable of using embedded aps, much like a mobile phone or iPad. These aps can fully automate and monitor copying and printing for you.

Imaging you are printing a 90 page document to your desktop printer. Do you know that the cost-per-page is 3.5 cents, but on the larger office MFP it is only 1 cent? The difference on this document alone is $2.25! What if you press the print button and a pop-up askes you:

“You will save $2.25 if you print to the Ricoh MP C4504 instead of the HP. Would you like to route this job to that device?”

Or what if you would like all employees to print 2-sided in order to cut down on paper usage? When they send a single sided print job they can get a similar prompt asking them if they would like to print this job 2-sided and show the corresponding savings, not only in money but environmentally as well.

These are only two examples out of many, but simply multiply this by the hundreds of documents being printed each month and the potential savings really come into focus.

What about reporting you ask?

That’s where things really come together in a verifiable and tangible way. From the administrator’s computer, detailed reports can be generated as desired. This not only shows true savings but provides opportunity to make fine adjustments to the processes in place, further increasing productivity and cost reduction.

Pacific Connecteq, your Authorized Ricoh Dealership is here to help. Call us any time at (562) 800-0260 and we’ll talk with you about just how effective and easy it is to control your costs, increase productivity and be more environmental at the same time.

We’re on YouTube!

Pacific Connecteq is now on YouTube!

What does a copier dealership need with a YouTube channel you ask?

How about a fun and convenient way to share information with you, our friends and clients.

We’ve already begun to post videos on the latest Ricoh Products along with some that we have produced ourselves. Here is the link for you to take a look:

https://www.youtube.com/c/Pacificconnecteq

And while you are there, please subscribe! As time progresses we will be adding more original videos which may not always be product centered but will always show the personality and culture we have here at Pacific Connecteq.

This channel affords us a great way to share information ranging from Product Highlights to How-To videos. We also need a place to show off some personality and this will definitely be the place.

Let us know what you think. Make suggestions on things you’d like to see. But you’ll never know if you don’t subscribe, so do it!

3 Ways To Cut Your Printing And Copying Costs

The cost of printing and copying documents is one of the highest uncontrolled expenses in many businesses.

Think about Toner Cartridges, if you run out you just buy more. It’s not as if you could simply stop printing until the next budget cycle.

Also, who in your company stops to think “How much is printing these pages going to cost the company”?

Nobody, that’s who.

So, is it even possible to reign in these expenses and make a meaningful reduction in costs? The good news is that it truly is. Furthermore, it’s likely to be easier than you think.

We’ve compiled a short list of simple actions you can take today which can reduce your printing costs by 10, 20 even 30% right away. By doing these things and setting up a few simple procedures you will begin to enjoy a more economical printing environment right away.

  1. If your printer, copier or MFP is capable of printing in color, simply set the default mode to “Monochrome”. Most people don’t realize that a color print can cost ten times what a black-and-white print does. In order for this to be most effective you will need to set the “Copy Default to monochrome and then do the same thing with every computer that has printing rights to that device. Users will still be able to print in color when they need to, but unless they actively choose color they will get a B & W print.
  2. Use Access Codes and Quotas. Many of the better copiers and MFPs on the market today offer you the ability to require a user code in order to print or copy from the device. This allows you to do two things. First, by requiring user codes you will automatically stop unauthorized users from using your equipment and supplies. Secondly, you can generate reports to see who is printing and at what volumes. Many prints are made every day which never needed to be made. Having to use a code makes people think twice before they push the Print-Button.
  3. Set your copier or MFP to “Hold Print” as a default. The “Hold Print” (or some similar name on various models) will hold the print job in its memory until a “Release Code” is entered at the control panel. This not only reduces wasteful printing, but adds a layer of security by not releasing the document until the proper recipient is physically present to retrieve it.

These are just three ways to cut your printing costs but there are many more.

If you’d like to learn more and begin the journey to a more efficient, secure and economical printing infrastructure in your business, please call Pacific Connecteq at (562) 800-0260 or Contact Us Here.

Help! Why Are My Scans So Slow?

I visited with a prospective client today and I heard a very familiar complaint.

This particular client is a good sized Law Firm and they scan EVERYTHING!

We were sitting in a very well appointed meeting room, at a conference table as long as a limousine when she asked me a question I’ve been hearing more and more as of late.

“My scans used to get to my computer, or through email so quickly, but now they are taking so long. Why?”

I told her there are two main reasons why this can happen. The first reason is that older scanners use older scanning drivers, which may not completely communicate properly with Windows 10. New models use compliant drivers and scan much more quickly.

Secondly, older copiers and MFPs like hers tend to have 10/100 Ethernet connections as opposed to new models featuring Gigabit throughput. The difference in performance is night-and-day. As we continue to scan more, the speed or lack of speed can be quite noticeable.

So what’s the solution?

The solution to faster scanning is really quite simple, and logical. If you are connecting old technology to a modern network, the weakest link will create a bottleneck and slow the entire system down. There is really no way around this.

This should be good news in all actuality. An MFP which offers faster scanning and printing will not only reduce frustration, but will optimize your infrastructure and help to make your entire staff more productive and efficient.

If your copier/scanner is slowing you down, or if you’d just like if there is something better out there (there is!) just give us a call here at Pacific Connecteq (562) 800-0260. We’ll be happy to help!

Google Cloud Print

Introducing The Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print

An embedded application for Ricoh MFPs. Enabling printing via Google Cloud Print!Google Cloud Print

  • Supports mobile worker productivity by providing the ability to print from mobile devices
  • Supports printing from Chromebooks, PCs and MacsUsing Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print

Work When, Where and How you want to!

Pacific Connecteq is here to assist you in putting it all together. From the right equipment and applications to professional installation and service, we are here all the way.

Call us at (562) 800-0260 to find out how to cut the cord today!

Ricoh P3500 adds HD to uniquely portable business videoconferencing system

The Ricoh P3500 Video Conferencing System just keeps getting better!

Source: Ricoh adds HD to uniquely portable business videoconferencing system

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easily accessible for up to 20 remote locations
  • High-quality audio and HD video for clearer communications
  • Simple, intuitive interface for convenient operation

Share information virtually anywhere at any time

It’s a common scenario: You want to share critical information with your customers and employees, but you don’t have the time or budget to meet everyone in person. Now, you can share your message virtually with audiences in up to 20 locations. Say goodbye to one-dimensional presentations that put everyone to sleep. Instead, combine video, audio, text and interactive media to bring your presentations to life. You can take the UCS with you and set up in moments – no need to worry about lugging around a big piece of equipment.

Contact us here at Pacific ConnecTeq for a demonstration of to get more information on the Ricoh P3500!