Ricoh Introduces New Line of Hotspot PrintersRicoh introduced the first in their new line of Hotspot printers this week.  The SP C410DN-KP color printer and SP 4100N-KP monochrome model provide printing from laptops, PDAs or supported cell phones (Blackberry) without the need for additional software on the device.  

Printing with the HotSpot Printers can be done two different ways.  Each printer has its own unique Web page by which mobile users can simply upload a file or Web page URL to be printed.  In addition, emails can be forwarded from laptops or PDAs to the printer's own email address.  Using either method, the system automatically sends a reply message to the user with a secure release code that can be entered on the printer's keypad upon printing the documents. Additional security features include data encryption during file processing and transmission, as well as password protection, to ensure that sensitive documents can only be printed by the appropriate users.

"These new printers fill an essential need for all types of organizations who seamlessly want to integrate this technology into their existing network infrastructure," Ann Moser, senior vice president, printing solutions division at Ricoh Americas, said in a statement.