Supporting sporting success with Ricoh MFDs


The Customer:  Victorian Institute of Sport

The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) provides around 400 of the state’s best sportspeople with top of the line training facilities, coaching and the latest advances in sports science. The VIS supports individuals achieve success at the highest levels, be it winning an Olympic medal, breaking a world record or claiming an international championship.

The VIS had maintained an environment of Ricoh multifunction devices (MFDs) and printers for its document output needs. As its latest fleet reached end of life, the Institute followed government guidelines – and good business practice – in going to market with a request for tender (RFT) for a new solution.

Challenge: Fast, reliable, easy to use

The VIS was seeking advanced device functionality and features that would help minimise administrative burden on IT staff, and provide a versatile platform upon which to implement new document management solutions in the future. The main focus was on security of confidential information, support, capabilities, speed and proven reliability of any devices supplied.
“As the company has done so in the past, Ricoh presented a solution proposal that clearly met or exceeded every one of our requirements” VIS IT Manager Mark Schnabl said. Ricoh rolled out the new print environment, which consists of three A3 colour Ricoh MFDs and three A4 black-and-white laser printers , all running under Ricoh’s Remote Fleet Management technology.



Ricoh MFDs (MFDs) and Ricoh black-and-white laser printers

  • Savings of approximately 500 pages per month
  • Easy to use, fast and reliable
  • Built in features to save paper and money
  • Locked print jobs (using electronic tags to unlock that are already carried by staff) protect document security  and reduce waste
  • Prints everything from mailing labels, name tags to full colour A3 brochures and flyers

Integrated print management software including remote fleet monitoring

  • Centralised device and consumables management
  • Print volume reporting
  • Simplified, automatic toner ordering
  • Reduce your carbon footprint by knowing how your devices are being used

Solution: Ricoh MFDs, Printers and Remote Fleet Support

For over 20 years the VIS have relied on Ricoh for solutions and support. The versatility of the new Ricoh Fleet makes a solid foundation for the Institute’s future, as well as an ideal fit for its current needs.
“At the end of the day, our number one goal is to help athletes reach their full potential,” Jim concludes. “To support us in that endeavour, we wanted a document solution that was quick, efficient and reliable. The system Ricoh has built for us is everything we were hoping for.”

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