New Release of High-Speed Image Scanner - fi-8040, for PC-less “DirectScan” Functionality

Actualize simple scanning with a 4.3-inch touch screen and network compatibility

 Yokohama, Japan, May 25, 2023- PFU Limited, a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the world’s leading(1) scanner manufacturer, today, launches a new model in its lineup, the RICOH fi-8040, an A4 sized scanner with ADF(2).
Replacing the well-received entry model fi-7030 and responding to the voices from Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs), the fi-8040 is newly equipped with a 4.3-inch touch screen and supports LAN connectivity. It also offers a novel function, the “DirectScan” function, which allows users to save scanned image data directly to a network folder, without the need for a PC(3). The fi-8040, despite being compact, houses high-speed scanning capabilities at 40 ppm / 80 ipm (duplex), 1.5 times the speed of its predecessor model. This entry model is the ideal device for customers who want to digitize all sorts of documents and facilitate a paperless workplace with lower initial costs.

[Key Features]

1. Scanning by simply operating the touch screen

“DirectScan” function for PC-less scanning and saving to a designated destination

The fi-8040 comes with the new “DirectScan” function, which enables scanning without the need to operate a PC, by setting the storage locations and scanning configurations in advance and then simply selecting a task and destination on the touch screen. Save scans directly to network folders and quickly share data with various departments and remote office environments.

Attach scans directly to e-mails and share them with multiple users

With the “DirectScan” function, attach and send scans directly by e-mail, without operating a PC. The fi-8040 is the ideal scanner for use with multiple users in an office, by functioning as an information sharing tool and a possible replacement for conventional fax machines.

Equipped with a 4.3-inch touch screen

Since administrators set the scanning job settings in advance, users can scan by simply operating the fi-8040’s large touch screen, which is easy to view and user friendly. Image data scanned in PC-less mode is displayed recognizably as thumbnails. Users are able to instantly view the scanned results and check for any errors. They can also confirm the image destination, scanned volume, file size, and other details before sending scans by e-mail.

“Scanner Central Admin Desktop” for efficient management of multiple scanners

Serverless centralized management software is available, which enables administrators to manage and monitor multiple scanners(4), cutting down on the time and costs needed to deploy a large number of scanners across multiple departments and remote work environments.
It comes with a simple and intuitive interface, which enables users to set up “DirectScan” settings as well as the network settings easily, distributing the settings to multiple scanners at once through the network.

2. Boosted user experience

High speed scans at 40 ppm / 80 ipm (duplex), 1.5 times faster than its predecessor

The fi-8040 is capable of scanning both sides of A4 documents at 40 ppm / 80 ipm (duplex, color, 300 dpi). The scanner handles a variety of documents ranging from thin paper to plastic cards, with stable and accurate paper feeding, a signature of the fi Series scanners. Additionally, the fi-8040 comes equipped with a "Manual Feed Mode" that enables easy scanning of documents including A3 size, bi-folds, and duplicate copies, without the need for a carrier sheet option.

Generates high quality image data for business use

The unique optical system technology “PFU Clear Image Capture” generates high quality images with no color shift. On top of that, the advanced image processing function of the fi Series dedicated scanner driver “PaperStream IP (TWAIN/ISIS compatible)” produces images with highly visible text suitable for optical character recognition (OCR) and smoothly integrates with existing business systems.

Supports network compatibility

Works with USB 3.2 and wired LAN for connectivity in environments without wireless connections.

3. Seamless integration with business applications and cloud services

By using the “PaperStream NX Manager(5)” server software, scanned images can be linked to business software applications and cloud services(6). Introduce the scanner to an existing environment where the fi-8190 series and fi-7300NX are centrally operated, and elevate work efficiency.

List price and release date

List prices and release schedules vary by region.

About PFU

Since its founding in 1960, PFU has been headquartered in Ishikawa, Japan and expanding its business globally. In 2022, PFU joined the Ricoh Group. Based on the technologies cultivated through computer development, we provide a total range of IT-related products and services, including hardware such as image scanners and embedded computers, security and document management software and services, IT infrastructure building, and multi-vendor services in partnership with other companies.
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About Ricoh

Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future.

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  1. (1)The data is based on the market share of document scanners. The market share data for Japan and North America is based on the records of 2021 collected by KEYPOINT INTELLIGENCE (Info Trends) for 6 segments of document scanners excluding Mobile/Micro scanners. Collected records are mainly about document scanners with a speed of more than 8ppm. The market share data for Europe is based on the records of 2021 collected by infoSource in Western Europe (including Turkey and Greece).
  2. (2)ADF stands for Automatic Document Feeder.
  3. (3)To use the DirectScan function, initial setup for available connection to an NTP server is required.
  4. (4)Currently, only RICOH fi-8040 is supported.
  5. (5)PaperStream NX Manager will become available with firmware updates in October 2023.
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  6. (6)Requires additional development using the PaperStream NX Manager SDK.


  1. ・PaperStream and the DirectScan logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of PFU Limited in Japan.
  2. ・Product names and company names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.

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