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Select Canon imageCLASS, imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs Support New Android Version of Canon Mobile Scanning for Business


MELVILLE, N.Y., August 26, 2014 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its Canon Mobile Scanning for Business App1 for mobile devices supported by Android operating systems, including select tablets and smartphones. Canon Mobile Scanning for Business enables users in homes and offices to scan hard copy documents over their wireless network from a supported imageCLASS, imageRUNNER or imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction printer (MFP) directly into their compatible Android device to support a user's portability, distribution or backup needs.

The Canon Mobile Scanning for Business App features the following tools:

Intuitive MFP Communication

The app can search for and identify compatible Canon MFPs within a wireless broadcast range and automatically save these devices for future use. If the Canon MFP cannot be found within a wireless broadcast range, users can manually enter the IP address of the compatible Canon device to list it as one of their available scan devices. Once discovered2, users can easily toggle between compatible devices to initiate scan jobs from multiple MFPs.

Wide Range of Compatibility Aims to Provide a Satisfying End User Experience

The app supports Android Tablets and Smartphones running OS 4.0 - 4.4.2.

Opportunity to Choose Scan Settings Helps Optimize Workflow

A variety of built-in scanning options empower users to enhance control and performance. Users can tailor scan resolution, paper size, file format, color mode and two-sided (duplex)3 scanning directly from the app.

Scanned File Distribution Capability

Once an original is scanned from a compatible MFP, users can opt to save the file to built-in local application storage (Camera Roll, My Documents) for later retrieval, attach it to a pre-set email address for distribution to colleagues, or open it into the Canon Mobile Printing app to quickly print the file through a compatible device.

Device Management

Users can access detailed status information by linking to the device's remote user interface (web portal), which gives the user even greater accessibility and capability to manage the equipment.

The Canon Mobile Scanning for Business App for Android is available for free from Google Play or at www.play.google.com/store. Search for "Canon Mobile Scanning for Business."

For product specifications and the latest device information, please visit the Canon U.S.A. website at www.usa.canon.com/cusa/office/products/software/mobile_solutions/canon_mobile_scanning_for_android.

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 $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, 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 tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three 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. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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† 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.

1 To use the print functions, you need to install Canon Mobile Printing Version 2.0.0. Requires Canon Mobile Scanning for Business app, available free on Google Play; Supports Android Tablets and Smartphones running OS 4.0 - 4.4.2.

2 During imageCLASS device discovery, user may be prompted to update device firmware depending on the purchase date of the unit. The firmware can be found by going to usa.canon.com/support and searching your model under "Drivers & Software". For update instructions, see the document bundled into the firmware download.

3 Compatible devices must support two-sided printing for this function to work.