Installing required software

Ricoh ProcessDirector requires this software on the primary computer:

  • A supported Linux operating system
  • DB2

    Ricoh ProcessDirector includes a copy of DB2 in its installation package. To use this copy of DB2, you do not have to install any DB2 software in advance. If you already have DB2 installed on a computer in your network, you can configure Ricoh ProcessDirector to work with that version instead. See Installing DB2.

If you plan to install a Secondary Server feature, this software is required on the secondary computer:

  • A supported operating system (Linux or AIX)

If you plan to install an application server on a Windows computer, this software is required on the Windows computer:

  • Windows Server 2016 64-bit operating system
  • Windows Server 2019 64-bit operating system
  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise 64-bit operating system

These features require additional software:

  • PitStop Connect

    Enfocus PitStop Server 10 or higher on an application server that is configured to work with the primary server.

  • Impostrip Connect

    Ultimate Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation 7 or higher on an application server that is configured to work with the primary server.

      Note:
    • If your Windows computer runs in a language other than English, do not install Ultimate Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation in the default install directory. The program does not work properly with non-English default install paths. We recommend installing Ultimate Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation in C:\ImpostripOnDemand on non-English Windows computers.
  • Designer

    Quadient Inspire V8 or V9.

  • The AFP Support feature includes Ricoh Visual Workbench, which installs a separate user interface on the primary computer. That user interface can be accessed from the primary computer, a secondary computer that is connected to it, or from the Administration page.

    To access the user interface from the primary or secondary computer, you must have a graphical console attached to the Ricoh ProcessDirector partition of the primary or secondary computer that Ricoh Visual Workbench is installed on. If no graphical console is installed, you can use an X Windows emulator such as VNC on a computer that runs on a Windows computer to access the user interface.

    To access the user interface from the Administration page, click the Administration tab, then select SystemVisual Workbench. Java 1.7 or later must be installed on your client workstation to support the download of the Visual Workbench program to your computer.

  • Ricoh Transform features

    WorldType Fonts version 8.13 for Ricoh SAP to AFP files to transform correctly when IS/3 support is enabled.

    Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or higher.

  • Avanti Slingshot Connect

    Avanti Slingshot Version 6.2014 or higher on an application server that is configured to work with the primary server.

Other required software:

  • A supported Web browser

    A Web browser is required to open the Ricoh ProcessDirector user interface, so it is required on any system that is used to access the user interface.

  • A PDF viewer

    A PDF viewer is used inside the Ricoh ProcessDirector user interface to display the contents of print jobs. It should be installed on any system that is used to access the user interface, but it is not required. If you open the user interface from a computer that does not have a PDF viewer installed, you see an error message if you try to view a job. Using Adobe Reader is recommended as it provides the most functionality.