Kuala Lumpur (12 December 2013) – Canon announced the launch of three new models series of its award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE product line – the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9200 PRO/C7200/6200 series – designed to enhance the way companies work with the cloud. This second generation of Canon multi-function devices (MFD) empower businesses by enabling smarter ways of working through seamless connectivity to popular cloud services, powerful document publishing tools, user lever personalisation among many other features.
“ In recent years, the work environments in many industries have changed tremendously with increasing pressure to be more agile and productive, while reducing operational costs at the same time,” said Ooi Chik Hoe, Director of the Business Imaging Solutions (BIS) Division of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. “The new generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE directly addresses these challenges by enabling smarter ways of working through increased personalisation, usage control as well as cloud connectivity and mobile working.
“This platform reinforces our ability to deliver the total imaging solution to all arrays of organizations. Small businesses will gain from corporate level competency such as stronger security, print costs management and powerful document publishing tools, while enterprise customers and large organizations can operate a scalable imaging solution with advanced security, integration and fleet management at its best.”
This new series built on the reliability of the first generation line-up and provides improved copy quality along with faster output, ensuring a faster delivery of professional-looking documents every single time. Additionally, more efficient and consistent processing speeds are achieved through Canon’s advanced imageCHIP architecture, which features two processors that work together flawlessly to accomplish multiple tasks concurrently.
With its improved features such as mobile and cloud connectivity as well as the new server-less log in solution – Universal Login Manager – the imageRUNNER ADVANCE series offers businesses seamless document handling, image capturing, user-level personalisation, usage tracking and access control.
Advanced Connectivity, User-Friendliness and Convenience for Enhanced Workflow
This new imageRUNNER ADVANCE range offers a scale of solutions that integrate with cloud-based workflows and support mobile working for maximum speed, efficiency and productivity in or out of the office.
A key feature that will be handy for the various office situations such as preparing reports or rushing for a presentation is the capability of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series to scan to .docx and .pptx formats in the C7200/C9200 PRO series while the 6200 series supports scanning to .pptx format. Furthermore, the Direct Cloud connectivity feature supports Google Docs and Microsoft SharePoint Online as well as other optional platforms such as Therefore Online, Evernote and Salesforce.com, giving businesses greater versatility in the file formats that can be created.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series works best with Canon’s uniFLOW server based output management solution that allows businesses to do mobile printing and scanning. Canon enables secured mobile printing and scanning from users’ smartphones and tablets via mobile apps such as the Direct Print and Scan for Mobile or Canon Mobile Printing. This enables employees to print and scan securely from a variety of devices on the go.
Environmental Friendly Features, Proficient Service and Fleet management
Energy conservation has never been easier for companies with the second generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE. The second generation series comes with built-in energy saving features such as weekly and auto shut down timers that can be scheduled by the administrator for greater cost-savings. Another feature that will benefit a company’s bottom line is the low Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) Value as these models consume little energy during sleep mode.
The second generation imageRUNNER series is also equipped with e-Maintenance which is a service that enables remote monitoring of the devices to enable maximum uptime and lesser administrative burden. This way, all the devices are connected to the same network can be programmed to be shut down at the same time. This allows the administrator to effortlessly control devices that are not in use to reduce power usage and also replenish consumables more efficiently, capture meter readings and improve the chance of a remote diagnostics.
Advanced Control, Security and User Efficiency
The second generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE series equip users with a range of security, print management and cost-accounting solutions to give businesses a peace of mind. For most companies and especially government agencies, security and control is certainly the most important concern. This series is iEEE2600.1 compliance and equipped with a range of security and control features such as the Access Management System, Audit Log function, HDD Data Erase and Encryption, to prevent unintended information access as well as provide usage information for better control.
This range of MFDs support a new optional login application called the Universal Login Manager (ULM), a server-less accounting and secure print solution that prevents unintended information access with extensive security measures available within the interface and also provides additional usage information for better user control. The application provides businesses with enterprise level control, allowing IT administrators to easily track printing and copying usage easily. Users are also able to personalize the device to automate commonly performed tasks for enhanced productivity.
The Access Management System helps to enforce printing control by restricting usage of functions for each user to specific devices in different parts of the office, this prevents information leakage while also reducing printing costs. The Audit Log tracking program collects different types of logs that help companies track user authentication and information, copy/fax/scan/send/print job status and machine management operations. In addition, features like the HDD Data Erase function and Encryption address data security and privacy concerns as users are able to overwrite the image data up to nine times to ensure that confidential information can never be retrieved.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9200 PRO, C7200, and 6200 series will be available at authorised Canon distributors and dealers in December 2013.