Just a note for everyone, these specs are coming from a brochure that sourced on the web for Ricoh Asia Pacific. While the IM 550F has not been released in the United States I would expect that most if not all of the specs will be the same for the US market.
It seems there will be three models offered by Ricoh. The IM 550F, IM600F and the IM 600SRF. There was a note on the brochure that stated double feed detection is only available on the IM 600F and the IM 600SR.
Double Feed Detection
So what is double feed detection and why is that important? It's my understand that double feed detection will prevent two or more sheets of paper passing into the document feeder at one time. The double feed detection ensure the accuracy of the document scanning process.
Print & Copy Speeds
The IM 550F will print and copy up to 55 pages per minute and the IM600F and the IM 600SRF will print and copy up to 60 pages per minute. Kind of makes you wonder if the increase in MSRP is worth the extra 5 pages per minute. Brochure states the print resolution is 1200x1200
Paper Feed Source Trays
The standard configuration for all devices is one 100 sheet by-pass tray and one 500 sheet paper tray. Up to four additional 500 sheets paper trays can be added to the all of the devices for a total of 2,600 sheets of paper. 500x4 and 100x1 (by-pass). I'm not sold on these specs yet. I can see a picture of the device with four paper trays and the by-pass. I also saw that there are four additional paper trays available. The total of four would make more sense. I will try to track this down.
We know about the double feed detection for the document feeder in addition Ricoh offers a single pass document feed for all of the devices. Single pass means that if you scan a duplex (two sided) document both sides will be scanned in one pass. The benefit to the client is that the original documents will on make one pass through the document feeder, which means less chance of mis-feeds. Document Feeder will accommodate up to 100 originals.
The Ricoh IM 550F specs black scanning at 60 images per minute for simplex, color at 40 images per minute for simple. maximum resolution is 600 DPI, and compression methods are TIFF (MH, MR, MMR, JBIG2) grayscale JEG.
IM 600F and IM 600SRF duplex color scan speed at 62 images per minute and 100 images per minute for duplex black.
File Formats include single page TIFF, Multi Page TIFF, Single Page JPEG, Single Page PDF, Multi-Page PDF, Single Page High Compression PDF, Multi Page High Compression PDF, Single Page PDF-A and Multi Pages PDF-A. If you're not sure what PDF-A is you can visit here.
Standard scanning also includes scan2email, scan2folder, scan2USB and Scan2SD card. I've never seen or heard of anyone that's ever scanned or even printed from an SD card. If you have I would like to know what the application was for.
Really? Fax is standard, transmission speed is two seconds and standard memory is 4MB that can be expanded to 60MB.
Yay! The Ricoh IM 600SRF has a standard internal finisher/stapler. Offering a corner staple that can staple 50 sheets of letter and I'm assuming only 30 sheets of legal. I'm assuming the 30 sheets of legal because of previous specs for stapling with legal size paper. Finisher output capacity is 250 sheets.
Starter toner is included with the device! 10K for the IM 550F and 11K for the IM 600F and the IM600SRF. There is also a regular yield toner for 25,500 pages and a high yield for 40,000 pages.
Standard includes PCL5e, PCL 6, Postscript 3 (emulation), PDF Direct (emulation). Optional is the Genuine Adobe® Postscript®, XPS, IPDS, and PDF Direct Print from Adobe®.
RICOH Smart Device Connector, Apple Air Print™, Morpia, Google Cloud Print, and NFC.
All in all it's a good thing to have finisher/stapler in at least one of these devices. Stapling is a desired feature with A4's and Ricoh has not offered a stapler since the days of the SP5200.
There are additional specs for the device if you need them, you can access the brochure here.