Ricoh Company Ltd. (Ricoh) is one of the world’s leading providers of printing and document management products and services. Its flagship product offering consists of corporate imaging equipment, including multifunction printers (MFPs), standalone printers, and production printers for commercial deployment.
Ricoh also manufactures and sells industrial products such as thermal media, optical equipment, semiconductors, and electronic components−as well as a range of high-end digital cameras for personal and professional use.
Ricoh decided to migrate from the Java Platform, Micro Edition to Oracle Java SE Embedded because the company can now embed it in Ricoh’s MFP due to its larger memory size and ability to support broader functionality. Oracle Java SE Embedded is also compatible with existing IT assets, eliminating the need to redevelop applications for new products or re-configure Ricoh’s IT architecture.
“We are very happy with Oracle Java SE Embedded as it enables our developers and MFP users to continue to use their experience and knowledge of the previous Java platform. We saved significant development time and costs and improved our developers’ productivity,” said Jun Ebata, senior specialist, 2nd development section, 5th development department, GW development center, MFP business group, Ricoh Company.
Ricoh researched the possibility of migrating from Java Platform, Micro Edition to Oracle Java SE Embedded and started developing multifunction printers incorporating Oracle Java SE Embedded, before launching MFPs in different countries.