Canon Launches iR-ADV 400i & 500i
Malaysia (27 June 2014) – Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Canon) today announced the launch of two additions to the award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) product line, the iR-ADV 400i and 500i. These A4 high-speed monochrome models are the first to provide users with similar operational consistency of the iR-ADV platform and are suitable for businesses looking for a flexible solution that allows for fleet cohesiveness with larger A3 iR-ADV systems in a networked environment.
With fast print speeds of 40 and 50 ppm respectively, the iR-ADV 400i and 500i also feature a new7 inch WVGA tilt-able control panel offering the same user-friendly functionality as the iR-ADV A3 devices. The most compact iR-ADV MFDs in Canon’s lineup, the A4 monochrome models only require an installation space of 560mm (width) by 567mm (depth), perfect for a variety of office environments where space is precious.
“Corporate workgroups looking for a full-featured and consistent addition to their enterprise fleet will benefit from the on-demand scalability of the print and cloud features of the iR-ADV 400i and 500i. Easy to manage and deploy, the new models provide businesses of all sizes additional functionality and control with managed document services support and refined software solutions that allow administrators to implement advanced workflow and managed services tools across the company’s print fleet effortlessly,” said Mr Ooi Chik Hoe, Director, Business Imaging Solution (BIS) of Canon.
Enhanced Usability and Design for Ultimate User Convenience
By taking full advantage of the compact iR-ADV models capabilities and deploying them optimally with larger A3 devices in a fleet environment, businesses can enjoy improved user workflow, greater employee productivity, reduced wastage and achieve higher cost savings.
To help expedite the printing process, the iR-ADV 400i and 500i feature time-saving features such as the Quick Startup Mode which requires less than ten seconds for the copy function to be operational. The control panel will also display the waiting time for current print jobs so users know when the print job will be ready, allowing them to plan and execute their tasks more efficiently and effectively.
Stress-Free Fleet Management
The iR-ADV 400i and 500i models takes print management to the next level by featuring centralised administrative capabilities via the iW Management Console (iWMC). iWMC is a highly scalable, web-based management utility that enables print devices within a company’s fleet to be managed and monitored across a network together with other iR-ADV devices. With a streamlined and centralised point of control, it greatly improves the work efficiency of administrators maintaining the print fleet1.
Combined with Canon’s Management Document Services (MDS) – a holistic approach to outsourcing prints and document management effectively – companies can look forward to increased cost-savings and streamlined business workflow so that they can better focus on their core business.
Advanced Connectivity and Management
Equipped with the Canon Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform (MEAP)2, the devices can be seamlessly integrated into larger printing installations involving other high-end A3 devices from the iR-ADV product line for a more balanced imaging and output deployment. Additionally, direct cloud connectivity supports Google Docs as well as other cloud storage such as Microsoft 365, Evernote and Salesforce.com. Other solutions include the server-less accounting and secure print solution, Universal Login Manager (ULM) and the server-based output management, uniFLOW.
Energy-saving, Environmentally-Friendly Features
Energy conservation has never been easier for companies with the iR-ADV 400i and 500i models which have amongst the lowest Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) ratings in the industry. The models feature built-in timers that allow administrators to program daily and weekly shutdowns, ensuring maximum conservation of energy when not in use. The MFDs are also Energy Star-qualified and consume less than 1W of energy when in Sleep Mode along with maintaining a standby electricity use of less than 0.5W.
The iR-ADV 400i and 500i will be available at authorised Canon distributors and dealers in Malaysia from June onwards.
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