ADF for Mailroom Integrity is divided into two major functional solutions:
- Receive feedback from insertion
A results file can be built at the inserter station, by the inserter or by an operator with a hand scanner, or even manually at the Ricoh ProcessDirector GUI. This file is compared with the original print datastream, and lets the operator easily validate job completion or identify documents that need to be reprinted.
- Send and receive inserter commands
Create an inserter control file for direct communication with an inserter. The file instructs the inserter's software (e.g., Pitney Bowes DFWorks, Kern mailFactory, Ironsides APT, Bell + Howell's Item Management, etc.), with parameters about the job, which can include pocket-drop logic. After a job has completed processing, the inserter software returns the job to Ricoh ProcessDirector, which logs the success and reprints any failures. Administrators can configure this job setup to enable automatic reprinting (touch-and-toss) or request that an operator validate the final damage count and reconciliation.
Bolt-on scanners/cameras: piece-level accountability within your existing operations
Rather than buying a new inserter to achieve integrity, consider an add-on camera and scanner. Using the same principle as a file-driven inserter platform, these utilitarian solutions can greatly extend the life of your existing investments. They can be applied to printers, inserters and finishing equipment, depending on the level of integrity needed. Our open, agnostic system tracks across multiple equipment platforms, simultaneously and in real time. Consider these options on an inserter:
Number of scanners/cameras:
Validation of completed mailpiece at inserter output tray, final manifest and time/dated audit trail
Validation of page sequence, for inserters without sequence sensors
Three or more scanners/cameras
Validation of pocket drop, validation that the proper content was loaded in the pocket, validation of accurate page matching within an envelope