TOKYO, November 10, 2020 – Ricoh today announced the industry’s only complete and affordable 360-degree image data service, rebranded as “RICOH360.” The service brings various workplaces greater efficiency. As part of the rebranding strategy, Ricoh applied its own AI-based 360-degree image enhancement technology into “RICOH360 Tours” – launched in July – to achieve a high-quality image using an automated process.
Ricoh’s AI-based image enhancement technology used in “RICOH360 Tours” provides users, for example, in the real estate sector, with a technology ecosystem that can create and deliver content automatically that is both visually appealing to the viewer and provides an accurate representation without the need to visit the property physically.
Ricoh also introduced a new “RICOH360 Projects”1 service for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry that provides efficient visual updates of project sites so various stakeholders, including those remote, can observe sites from any angle using spherical images.
“RICOH360” will continue to support worker’s creativity through business service that efficiently digitalizes information utilizing 360-degree image data and the latest AI-based image enhancement technology.
1 Available in Europe and United States in January 2021
Since fiscal 2020, the Ricoh Group has positioned the “Inclusion at Work” as one of its focused areas of social contribution activities and supports the work of a diverse range of people, such as the disabled, homeless, immigrants, refugees, and single mothers. This program also aims to achieve business for inclusive growth (B4IG)2 in which Ricoh has participated since 2019. Through this program, we will contribute to eliminating disparities by using digital technology to create a society in which “no one will be left behind” the SDGs.
Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, communications services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2020, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,008 billion yen (approximately 18.5 billion USD).
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