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Canon Previews Cloud-Based Intelligent Grading Solution for imageRUNNER ADVANCE at ISTE 2013

  Canon Previews Cloud-Based Intelligent Grading Solution for imageRUNNER
  ADVANCE at ISTE 2013

   Canon Previews Embedded Solution that Streamlines Testing and Grading By
            Fostering More Productive and Cost-Efficient Workflows

ISTE 2013

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- June 24, 2013

To help educators keep pace with increasing pressures to help students not
just succeed, but excel, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging
solutions, today previewed the Intelligent Grading Solution at ISTE 2013 in
San Antonio (Booth #7186). The embedded MEAP Web application (the first to be
announced by Canon U.S.A.) is designed to run on Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE
systems and will provide educators with the flexibility to develop and grade
exams, then generate detailed analytical reports directly from the MFP device.
As a cloud-based subscription solution, schools varying in size and IT
capabilities may easily and cost-effectively integrate the Intelligent Grading
Solution into existing testing and grading processes with little burden to
existing workloads.

“Faculty members are constantly juggling multiple tasks at once, and Canon is
looking to leverage its existing MEAP Web and imageRUNNER ADVANCE platforms
into an efficient educator tool that streamlines, expedites and improves the
testing and grading process,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general
manager, Canon U.S.A. “With this new solution, teachers will be capable of
easily developing customized test sheets and grade exams by leveraging the
devices they use each day to create compelling classroom materials that
elevate the level of instruction in the classroom.”

Spend Less Time Testing & Grading, and More Time Teaching

Teachers need ways to simplify testing and grading. The Intelligent Grading
Solution will allow educators to quickly generate and grade answer sheets
directly on their imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices. Once an administrator uploads
the school’s entire student roster, each teacher will be able to access their
individual class list after authenticating to the MFP. Using the simple
touch-screen interface, educators may easily select their desired test
criteria and print answer sheets on plain paper – a more cost-effective
solution than purchasing and keeping inventory of pre-printed forms. Completed
exams – marked in pencil or pen - would then be graded instantly utilizing the
same imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs used for copying and printing. These
enhancements will greatly streamline a typically time-consuming workflow and
eliminate the need to send exams to a controlled grading location.

Help Close Learning Gaps Through Detailed Reports

With built-in reports incorporated into the cloud-based Intelligent Grading
Solution, teachers and faculty will be positioned to quickly analyze results
and help student achievement. Within minutes, instructors will have the
ability to generate a variety of reports that provide detailed class and
student performance information.

By providing these robust statistics, educators would gain a better
understanding of overall performance. These detailed analytics will simplify
the grading process, allowing teachers to focus more on student achievement
and less on administrative tasks.

Easily Manage and Administrate

Operating as an embedded MEAP-web application, the Intelligent Grading
Solution will allow schools, large and small, to efficiently integrate this
solution even with limited IT infrastructure. As a cloud-based solution, it is
expected to remove the need for schools to manage installation, implementation
and ongoing maintenance of a software application. In addition, the
Intelligent Grading Solution will enable easy upload of class rosters from
student information systems, without the need for an external server, lowering
costs associated with purchasing added hardware.

At ISTE 2013, Canon will also showcase a variety of other products and
solutions intended to help educators maximize the potential of their
classrooms, including the latest multifunction and large format printers,
projectors, camcorders and cameras.

The new Intelligent Grading Solution is expected to be available through Canon
Solutions America and Canon authorized dealer channel in August 2013.

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 $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 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 apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up
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change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may
vary.

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

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

Contact:

Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Michael Maloney, 631-330-4613
mmaloney@cusa.canon.com
Canon U.S.A. website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
 
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