Just like Jack's magic beanstalk, we grew into the clouds overnight. The new strategic partnership between PRSONAS and Ricoh USA (officially announced today 1/9/17) means our cutting-edge, self-service holograms are now available as a Ricoh managed service.
Overnight, PRSONAS' sales and marketing staff has grown from a couple of people to over 3500. Ricoh will not only be selling PRSONAS holograms, Ricoh’s Services Division will handle onsite product installation, setup, training and break fix support plus Tier 1 & 2 tech support services.
It's a marriage of technologies, too. PRSONAS embeds Ricoh’s PJWX4152N ultra short throw projector as a core component of our technology stack. Ricoh’s ultra short throw projector is the cornerstone of our hologram product’s compact 15” x 16” footprint.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh is a global technology company that has been improving the way people work for more than 80 years. Their services and technologies include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras andindustrial systems.
Ricoh's sales totaled approximately 19 billion dollars last year.
In 4 years of existence, we have worked with some of the biggest brands on the planet including Microsoft, Toyota, Pepsi and the US Army. The strategic partnership with Ricoh USA will allow us to scale our sales and services to an even greater number of enterprise clients.
Hence the clouds--cloud 9, in fact. Today I'm in Philadelphia working with a Ricoh video crew as they showcase PRSONAS units at work for Ricoh legal and education clients. And there's already a short video promoting the service. Take a look--
While this partnership is a huge step forward for PRSONAS, some things won't change:
PRSONAS will still be a startup technology company, working in a suite of offices in a restored 1905 "skyscraper" on Main Street in Durham, NC.
We will still push the envelope on interactive hologram technology for the physical world EVERYDAY, and be intimately connected with our product, our projects and our clients.