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    New Ricoh have no USB-B socket

    Is it still possible to print via USB on the latest Ricoh xx04 series? Seems strange now they’ve removed the standard USB-B socket.

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    Re: New Ricoh have no USB-B socket

    Yes, you just have to buy the Extended USB Board.

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    Re: New Ricoh have no USB-B socket

    Looks like USB-B won't be standard going forward - it's been missing on every newer box I've seen.

    Hooray, paying extra for old features!

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    Re: New Ricoh have no USB-B socket

    And when was the last time you saw a new MFP with a Centronics parallel port?

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    Re: New Ricoh have no USB-B socket

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    And when was the last time you saw a new MFP with a Centronics parallel port?
    That really is old but USB is still very much current, have you heard of the latest USB 4.0 version?
    We also have military Metis machines that only use USB mainly for security. (Not networked)

    I have a customer that brings his laptop in from home, walks up & plugs it in via usb to print, that was on an MPC3003, they’ve now upgraded to an xx04 but no USB-B socket!
    Tried to explain other options but hes “old school” and that his preference.
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    Re: New Ricoh have no USB-B socket

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    That really is old but USB is still very much current, have you heard of the latest USB 4.0 version?
    We also have military Metis machines that only use USB mainly for security. (Not networked)

    I have a customer that brings his laptop in from home, walks up & plugs it in via usb to print, that was on an MPC3003, they’ve now upgraded to an xx04 but no USB-B socket!
    Tried to explain other options but hes “old school” and that his preference.
    If that machine has Smart Panel V1 on it, go ahead and demonstrate the Connector app..... That should cause his head to explode.

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    Re: New Ricoh have no USB-B socket

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    That really is old but USB is still very much current, have you heard of the latest USB 4.0 version?
    We also have military Metis machines that only use USB mainly for security. (Not networked)

    I have a customer that brings his laptop in from home, walks up & plugs it in via usb to print, that was on an MPC3003, they’ve now upgraded to an xx04 but no USB-B socket!
    Tried to explain other options but hes “old school” and that his preference.
    I have setup at most 3 or 4 MFP using USB printing in the last 15 years. And those have been in homes. Why pay for a feature that no one will use. When you do have a customer with the need, you sell them the options.

    As for USB 4.0, its capacity would be wasted om printing. Even USB 1 could send data faster than most printers can print it.

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    Re: New Ricoh have no USB-B socket

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    I have setup at most 3 or 4 MFP using USB printing in the last 15 years. And those have been in homes. Why pay for a feature that no one will use. When you do have a customer with the need, you sell them the options.

    As for USB 4.0, its capacity would be wasted om printing. Even USB 1 could send data faster than most printers can print it.
    Customer is always right if thats how he wants to print so be it!
    I just need to know this is still possible who he’ll have to “get with the times!”
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    Re: New Ricoh have no USB-B socket

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    Is it still possible to print via USB on the latest Ricoh xx04 series? Seems strange now they’ve removed the standard USB-B socket.

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    See the little punch-out under the A-types? That's where it is.

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    Re: New Ricoh have no USB-B socket

    Quote Originally Posted by TonerMunkeh View Post
    See the little punch-out under the A-types? That's where it is.
    Oh really!? Thanks i’ll pop that out & see
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