Canon Introduces the Next-Generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Platform

  Canon Introduces the Next-Generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Platform

  New Platform at the Core of Digital Business Communications Where Imaging
   Technology, Cloud Connectivity and Mobile Solutions Seamlessly Converge

Business Wire

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. -- September 24, 2012

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the
next-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series, a platform of multifunction office
systems designed to transform workflow from a series of individual processes
to a continuous, integrated flow of shared information. The new platform
features a variety of enhancements to the design, workflow, control,
performance and environmentally-conscious functionality of each model.
Providing a solution that converges  existing office systems and services
rather than simply connecting them, this series of imageRUNNER ADVANCE
streamlines business workflows by incorporating innovative cloud and mobile
solutions, extensive security measures and powerful new software offerings.

“We are a part of an incredible evolution of the workforce as organizations
are now implementing more efficient and secure business processes than ever
before,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing,
Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “The imageRUNNER ADVANCE
platform will serve as a business catalyst and central communications hub that
merges a variety of mobile and cloud technologies to help facilitate seamless,
optimized workflows.”

Advanced Design

The next-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE models build upon the user-centric
design of the previous generation, already rated highest in ease-of-use in the
MFP industry by Industry Analysts, Inc.^1 With a customizable and streamlined
display, users have the option to feature a logo or special graphics in the
wallpaper background of the main menu of the user interface and tailor the
quick menu to meet specific departmental or user needs. In addition, each
device has the ability to act as a dynamic, personalized communications hub
that streamlines business processes with document-driven workflow.

Advanced Workflow

At the forefront of the effort to optimize business processes, Canon will
offer MEAP-Web to allow applications to be developed via web services with
integration on the device through the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Web Access software.
With the MEAP-Web capability as a part of the next generation imageRUNNER
ADVANCE, this platform offers the capability of building an integrated
solution to back-end enterprise applications such as ERP, CRM, content
management systems and more. The variety and strength of this platform will
allow partners and integrators to develop powerful tools that propel
businesses forward toward success.

In today’s increasingly mobile world, the next generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE
models are equipped to take advantage of several mobile and cloud-based
solutions that enable customers to safely print and scan from a variety of
devices and locations. Customizable for different needs and price points,
Canon offers the following solutions:

  *Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE, a cloud-based print and scan
    solution that provides direct connection from Canon MFPs to Google Docs
    and Microsoft SharePoint Online
  *Direct Print and Scan for Mobile, a peer-to-peer solution that provides
    print and scan functionality via direct communication between iOS and
    Blackberry mobile devices and Canon MFPs
  *EFI PrintMe, a cloud-based mobile print solution that enables printing
    from any email-enabled mobile device to Canon MFPs
  *uniFLOW, a complete, server-based output management solution that includes
    mobile printing and scanning
  *Canon Mobile Printing, a mobile application available later this year that
    will enable users in homes and offices of all sizes to send print jobs
    directly from their iPhone and iPad to a compatible Canon output device

With drag-and-drop simplicity, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop Quick Printing
Tool allows users to combine documents, print, fax and convert files to PDF
format without opening the native application.

Advanced Control

As security and control become increasingly important, Canon provides the
tools to easily configure a system, migrate settings, safeguard data and track
resources with the next-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems. With Canon’s
server-less Advanced Anywhere-Print (AA-Print) solution that includes a new
login application called Universal Login Manager, users can print to a
connected Canon device and retrieve their documents after authentication at
any Canon device on their network, and IT administrators can track usage and
enforce printing control when needed. Each model is also equipped with a
tamper-resistant security chip, which protects passwords and encryption keys.
In addition, the standard HDD Data Erase and HDD Lock features help protect
information even after the hard drive is removed.

Canon will also offer cloud-based control solutions through its Managed
Document Services (MDS) Business Infrastructure. To be launched in early 2013,
Canon Business Imaging Online (CBIO) will not only offer device functionality
extensions via the cloud for scanning, mobile solutions and customized
applications, but also provide a cloud-based platform for implementing
additional control solutions such as managing, configuring and monitoring
devices remotely for MDS engagements. This new infrastructure will not only
assist Canon’s channels in supporting customer demands for MDS engagements,
but also provide a global framework to support the needs of global customers
in any region or country.

Advanced Performance

The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform builds upon the reliability of the
first-generation lineup and provides improved copy quality along with faster
output. This quality is enhanced by Canon’s state-of-the-art imaging
technology and the integration of a built-in ZIMA chip that supports delivery
of crisp, clear copies. In addition, faster and more consistent processing
speed is delivered through Canon’s advanced imageCHIP architecture that
features two dedicated processors that work together to accomplish multiple
tasks simultaneously.

Advanced Responsibility

Users will benefit from energy-saving and environmentally conscious features.
The new models have a low Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) value and consume
very little energy during sleep mode. Organizations can control their
resources through intelligent device management solutions that optimize the
use of toner and paper. In addition, the combination of fusing technologies
and low melting point toner helps lower overall energy consumption.

Availability

The next-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE models will become available in the
fourth quarter of 2012, with additional models added to the line-up in 2013.
First to be introduced will be the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255/C5250/C5240/C5235
color multifunction systems designed for small- to mid-volume workgroups,
followed by the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6275/6265/6255 black-and-white systems
designed for high volume office environments and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE
8205/8295/8285 black-and-white light production systems. Specifications and
pricing details will be announced when those systems become available.

More information on Canon’s next generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform can
be found at www.usa.canon.com/SimplyAdvanced.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, for the ninth consecutive year, Canon
U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and
Reliability. Committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and
loyalty, Canon U.S.A. provides 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and
support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to
its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep
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^1 According to the 2011 Office Products Analyst report by Industry Analysts,
Inc.

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.

^2Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to
change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may
vary.

Contact:

Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Daniel Lorenzo, 516-328-5184
dlorenzo@cusa.canon.com
or
Michael Maloney, 516-328-4613
mmaloney@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A. website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
 
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