Ricoh Americas has announced that is has developed an MFP scan management app, based on Microsoft’s Distributed Scan Management (DSM) tools that are included in Windows Server 2008 R2. DSM can be used to configure scannning processes, like scan-to-SharePoint, Exchange, or file systems folders. Once configured on a user’s server, these processes can now be accessed through DSM compatible Ricoh MFPs.
According to Ron Albeck, Manager, Capture & Distribution Marketing, for Ricoh Americas Corporation, “The technology is very robust for a customer who only wants live in the MS world. It gives them complete control of their MFP from their 2008 R2 server to allow or disallow what each user can do with a complete audit trail.”
There is currently no OCR available, but apparently Microsoft has owned up DSM to ISVs, like Nuance, ABBYY, and others, that can develop OCR integration with it. I’ll have more on DSM in my next premium issue.