Manufacturer: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 8.55 MB
Operating System: Windows ME, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 21-18-09
The process of installing the device driver for the Caplio R2 also places into the host computer system an accompanying proprietary software application. The RICOH Gate La is a proprietary program bundled with the device driver and is designed specifically to facilitate the transfer of images stored in the digital camera to the host computer system. Based on the manufacturer's description this software application can perform the downloading of the files from the digital camera faster compared to using the explorer function of the underlying operating system platform. This process supported by the device driver also provides the computer user with a viable alternative to placing the removable storage device in a card reader. The installation of the correct device driver will also allows the computer user access to the internal storage media of the supported hardware component. The transfer of files between the two devices is made possible by the communication layer established by the device driver.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The communication layer established by the device driver is found in the Universal Serial Bus interface port of the host computer system. This particular communication port delivers faster data transfer speeds compared to other types of interfaces. The device driver makes sure that when the Caplio R2 is connected to a vacant Universal Serial Bus interface port it will be correctly detected by the underlying operating system environment. This will also make it possible for the installed graphics processing software applications installed in the host computer system to access the stored media files in the digital camera. The device driver also delivers support for the imaging protocol of the host operating system platform. This means that there is a possibility that when the Caplio R2 is attached to the host computer system a generic device driver may be assigned temporarily. When this happens the computer user must replace this with the manufacturer provided device driver to ensure that potential run time problems will be avoided. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Caplio R2 errors before installing any driver updates.