Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has today announced a significant update to its imageRUNNER ADVANCE Third Generation fleet.
Image Supplied by Canon
The 2nd Edition Portfolio combines Canon’s latest hardware and software technologies, to provide businesses with secure and consistent cloud-based document solutions.
PROTECT BUSINESS INVESTMENTS WITH UNIVERSAL FIRMWARE PLATFORM
The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE portfolio will operate on the Unified Firmware Platform (UFP) which offers a more consistent user and management experience than ever before. Always-on monitoring checks for vulnerabilities before they emerge, saving businesses both time and expense. By continually pushing the latest features and updates out to devices, equipment remains fully functional and fully secure with minimal input from users. Thanks to the UFP, customers are secure in the knowledge that their investment is safe, removing the need to change device fleets with every update.
CLOUD CONNECTIVITY WITH UNIFLOW ONLINE EXPRESS
Designed to seamlessly connect office technology to the cloud, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Third Generation 2nd Edition portfolio offers a wide range of models to suit every customer requirement. The upgraded devices offer integrated solutions including a powerful scan to cloud and output management solution, uniFLOW Online Express, as well as device-based authentication solution, Universal Login Manager. Track and report on the activity and easily generate graphical reports in the uniFLOW Online Express portal. The dashboard allows drag & drop of widgets according to personal needs and displays an overview of the organization’s print, scan and copy environment, giving different detailed reports for user and device. uniFLOW Online Express allows administrators to track the organization’s printing, copying, faxing and scanning costs which facilitates correct cost allocation to individual users.
The updated imageRUNNER Advance portfolio can also integrate with other capture and document management solutions including uniFLOW and Therefore™ Online. True cloud connectivity allows businesses to match specific document workflow requirements to their device. Straightforward to install and manage, the uniFLOW platform accesses modern cloud-based technologies to streamline business processes and increase productivity by enabling employee focus on core activities.
The uniFLOW Online Express and uniFLOW Online solutions will also support Canon’s extensive hardware portfolio, including the imageRUNNER C3000 series and i-SENSYS products launched in 2017, as well as new black and white i-SENSYS products to be launched this year, enabling Canon to offer a wide range of solutions to the market in 2018.
SECURE BY DESIGN
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE Third Generation 2nd Edition platform boasts robust security and print fleet control, with seamless integration of hardware and software.
User authentication login at device means even jobs sent from mobiles can be held securely until released – protecting confidentiality. To help prevent unauthorised distribution of sensitive information, various device functions can be disabled for individual users, while visual and audible Original Reminder notifications alert users when information from scanned originals is left at the device. uniFLOW Online Express offers complete visibility over print behaviours, enables managers to manage print costs and limit or restrict access to features or devices by department, workgroup or individual. Guest printing also enables secure ad-hoc mobile printing without access to the company network.
FLEXIBLE WORKING FOR THE BUSY MODERN OFFICE
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE Third Generation 2nd Edition portfolio can minimize downtime as well as administrative interventions. Thanks to the imageWARE Management Console, users can check device status and consumables, remotely. In addition, employees can securely capture or print documents on the move and quickly link their mobile devices directly into business workflows. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE portfolio offers multiple ways to connect smart devices including QR Code pairing, Optional NFC and Optional Bluetooth low energy plus support for common applications such as Google Cloud Print, AirPrint and Mopria.
Daniel Woodstock, Product Marketing Manager, Canon Europe commented: “At Canon we take the security requirements of our customers extremely seriously and we strongly believe that businesses can have robust security measures that don’t hamper efficiency, but rather, improve it. Our commitment to innovation is a result of continually listening to our customers’ requirements and ensuring that we’re always responding to feedback to develop the best possible solutions for their business.”
AWARD WINNING PEDIGREE
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE second edition products are part of an award-winning family of technology that has won the prestigious A3 MFP Line of Year award from Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI) for the third year in a row. BLI, the world’s leading authority on document imaging devices and software solutions, presents its most coveted honour once annually to the vendor whose product line is determined to be the best overall, with models at every level that excel in BLI’s rigorous laboratory evaluations.
“The models in Canon’s A3 MFP line-up are running three years strong and setting the bar to a new high in their respective segments,” said David Sweetnam Director of Research and Lab Services, EMEA / Asia, Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “Each of the current selling models that BLI has tested support easily-replaceable components, extraordinarily comprehensive usability and an astonishing overall misfeed rate of just 1 every 426,000 impressions, making them some of the most productive and reliable machines to pass through our labs to date. The surplus of workflow-expediting, cost-cutting solutions each device supports are the icing on the cake, and the machines will produce high quality printed and copied output that businesses of all types will be ecstatic about.”
“We are honoured to receive the BLI award for A3 MFP Line of the Year for the third consecutive year,” concluded Daniel Woodstock, “It is with great pride that we continue to develop high calibre, efficient office solutions that keep digital security top of mind and can readily help businesses to streamline workflow operations in the era of the Office of the Future.”
- For more information please visit www.canon.co.za or follow Canon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram orLinkedIn
About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is the EMEA arm of Canon Inc., a global provider of imaging technologies and services, and one of the world’s most well-recognised and loved brands. Canon Europe has operations in around 120 countries, employs approximately 19,000 people across the region, and contributes about a third of Canon’s global revenues annually.
Founded in 1937, Canon has been a leading name in imagery for the past 80 years, and is dedicated to helping people constantly re-imagine what is possible through imaging. From cameras to commercial printers, business consultancy to healthcare technologies, Canon enriches lives and businesses through imaging innovation.
Canon is growing the positive power of imaging technology and services. By delivering social and environmental benefits through our people and products, we are powerfully demonstrating our commitment to our philosophy of Kyosei: living and working together for the common good.
Further information about Canon Europe is available at: www.canon-europe.com
About Canon South Africa
Canon South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Europe, came into being on January 4, 2000. Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 120 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Canon Europe invested in South Africa with a view to growing and expanding its market share in the country.
In South Africa, the Canon brand is today synonymous with consistency, driven by the company’s passion, imagination, knowledge and importantly, loyalty to its customers. Canon SA offers a wide range of consumer imaging products and business solutions as well as a variety of large format printers.
Canon technologies are durable, innovative, intuitive, and feature smart and environmentally sustainable designs. Canon invests heavily in R & D and will continue to deliver new and technologically advanced products that cater for a variety of requirements.
In South Africa Canon will continue to support environmental sustainability by operating responsibly, minimizing the impact of its business on the environment and also encouraging a culture of environmental awareness and accountability amongst their staff, business associates and partners. Canon has also maintained its ISO 14001 environmental accreditation since 2007.