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Program Overview

RiDP offers a five-tier membership model designed to meet the varying requirements of commercial developers. Each of these tiers offers differentiated access to development tools, engineering support, technical resources and training, and includes a wide range of marketing benefits to help commercial developers market their products in the most successful way. Following is a detailed description of each membership level. RiDP at a Glance provides details of benefits and program fees for quick understanding.

Basic Membership

Basic Membership is free. By simply registering with RiDP Developers are provided information on development offerings & opportunities. Once the registration has been accepted Basic Members are permitted to access the RiDP website. There, they can find a detailed description of each available BASIC level development information & related documentation. Technical Support is not provided with this level of the Ricoh Developer Program.

Premier Membership

For more advanced development requirements, Premier Membership provides developers with access to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) along with extended technical support and resources.

The following tools are available to Premier Members:

  • PCL Command Set
  • PJL Command Set
  • PostScript Local Operator
  • Standard MIB Specification
  • Private MIB Specification
  • PC FAX API

In addition to RiDP Technical Q&A Database access, developers can count on e-mail support from our Engineering team to help solve development issues.

Premier Members are offered three (3) support incidents per year for questions related to Command Sets, PostScript, MIB, and PC FAX API.

Premier Plus Membership

Exclusive program for Independent Software Vendors who derive 100% of company income from sales of their software developed products.

Premier Plus is comprises access to powerful Software Development Kits (SDKs), as well as extensive support, technical resources and training. Premier Plus Membership provides Developers the best resources to market their products and opens the way to plentiful commercial opportunities.

  • 10 support incidents per year (Additional Support ticket can be purchased separately)
  • Eligible to purchase up to 1 MFDs at discounted prices for development purpose.
  • Showcase in Ricoh USA website as Premier Plus Partner

Premier Plus members have access to the full set of RiDP development tools which include:

  • PCL Command Set
  • PJL Command Set
  • PostScript Local Operator
  • Standard MIB Specification
  • Private MIB Specification
  • PC FAX API
  • Embedded Software Architecture SDK/J
  • Web BrowserNX
  • Ricoh SmartSDK

These high-level SDKs allow Developers to create embedded applications which run on multifunction devices and printers. Detailed information on these SDKs is available in the Development Resources section of the RiDP site. To support the advanced development needs of Premier Plus Members, Members are allowed unlimited e-mail support incidents from the RiDP Engineering team. They may also search through the RiDP Technical Q&A Database, or make use of technical resources such as sample code. In order to shorten the time to market new applications, Premier Plus members are also, by invitation, given access to beta versions of SDKs.

Premier Gold Membership

  • All benefits offered in Premier Plus Membership
  • 20 support incidents per year (Additional Support ticket can be purchased separately)
  • Eligible to purchase up to 3 MFDs at discounted prices for development purpose.
  • Showcase in Ricoh USA website as Premier Gold Partner

Premier Platinum Membership

  • All benefits offered in Premier Gold Membership
  • Unlimited support incidents per year
  • Eligible to purchase up to 7 MFDs at discounted prices for development purpose.
  • Showcase in Ricoh USA website as Premier Platinum Partner

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