Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced the availability of several new multifunction and single function printers designed to meet the needs of businesses, large and small. Available in both color and monochrome models, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageCLASS devices provide customers with the signature dependability and consistent user experience they have come to expect from Canon, helping organizations to enhance productivity – while addressing a diverse set of business applications and end user requirements.
Technology is meant to simplify business, and Canon's goal is to offer both hardware and software solutions with a consistent design that helps customers enable their workforce for maximum efficiency. Along with similar interfaces for consistent user experience in multi-device installations and integration with uniFLOW, Canon's premier output management platform, for greater visibility, control, and security of office printing across their fleet. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE models also provide users with powerful scanning and document processing capabilities through uniFLOW – helping organizations to secure, automate and simplify paper-intensive business processes.
"As a business optimizes its fleet, it seeks to maximize return on investment. Yet, an organization is only as productive as its workers, and an enterprise must focus on both fleet optimization and individual productivity to reach its goal of improved efficiency," said Barbara Richards, senior consultant, InfoTrends. "Regardless of whether a fleet employs a combination of color, monochrome, multifunction or single-function technology, for business operations to continue without a hitch, employees need a familiar experience as they move from device to device."
"The needs of today's businesses can vary greatly across an organization, which is why Canon provides customers with print technology that offers not only a strong feature set and solutions platform, but also consistency and coherence across our devices," said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Designed for a straightforward user experience, these new imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageCLASS models deliver efficient, adaptable and cost-effective print capability designed to expand productivity."
New imageRUNNER ADVANCE Models Completing the third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE portfolio, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3530i and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3525i models provide enhanced productivity with a small footprint. Equipped with outstanding scanning capabilities, these new models can help digitally transform paper intensive environments in markets such as legal, financial, healthcare, and education. InfoTrends estimates that workers spend approximately 25 percent of their time at the MFP for the purpose of scanning.1 Providing duplex scanning capabilities nine times faster than predecessor models, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 3500 Series single-pass duplex scanning can help reduce the time needed to scan a 50-page duplexed document.
The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C355iF/C255iF models are the first A4 models to be introduced on the award-winning third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform. Designed with the same user interface, dependability, device security, document security, and standard workflow features offered by the third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE line, these new models provide consistency in user and management experience across a fleet. This coherence gives customers flexibility in choosing the right solution for their situation even if they have limited space requirements, or have environments without a need for A3 size prints.
With security and compliance being top priorities for organizations across all industries, the ability to secure multifunction printers becomes a critical aspect of an organization's security plan. Leveraging the feature rich security capabilities of the third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE models provide robust device and document security functionality designed to help protect the device, as well as the information that flows through it, from unauthorized access. When coupled with uniFLOW, document security is further enhanced through secure pull printing and secure document scanning.
New imageCLASS Models Today's businesses, from hospitals to financial institutions to law offices, require a combination of equipment that supports the needs of departments, workgroups and individuals. The imageCLASS LBP312dn (45 ppm black-and-white) printer, Color imageCLASS MF735Cdw (28 ppm multifunction) printer and Color imageCLASS LBP654Cdw (28 ppm color) printer offer faster speeds, increased toner cartridge capacities and an improved user experience, when compared with their predecessors. Additionally, the MF735Cdw and LBP654Cdw leverage a new device platform called Application Library which empowers users to create and access their own customized workflows via an easily navigable remote interface and a new five-inch color touch screen, respectively, to help improve operational efficiency and control.
The new imageCLASS models expand the available assortment of desktop-ready Canon printers that can be leveraged throughout an organization as a complement to more centralized imageRUNNER ADVANCE equipment. Common optional tools such as the uniFLOW solution, imageWARE Remote and Canon Managed Document Services can be employed to help manage the fleet, from optimizing print workflows and security features, to managing supplies, service and maintenance.
Availability* The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3500 Series and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C355/C255iF MFP models are currently scheduled to be available early spring through authorized Canon dealers.
The imageCLASS LBP312dn, Color imageCLASS MF735Cdw and Color imageCLASS LBP654Cdw models are currently scheduled to be available early spring through authorized Canon dealers and select Canon resellers.