Product: Distributed Scan Management (DSM)

Company: Ricoh

My Role: Product Manager

Target Customer: Enterprise

Overview: Ricoh and other a few other vendors worked with Microsoft to support a Microsoft Scan Server component in Windows Servers. Historically, most scanner vendors supported their own proprietary methods to distribute scanned document files from the device. This approach enabled scanning devices to securely integrated with the Scan Server and provided enterprise level device and user management through Active Directory. The goal of this project was to build out the scanning component on Ricoh scanners to meet the enterprise customer needs.

Outcome: Team engaged with Microsoft. Several prototypes were developed, however, no interested Ricoh customers were found, and the effort was dropped. Microsoft eventually removed the Windows Server feature.

Distributed Scan Management Architecture