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Canon U.S.A. Demonstrates uniFLOW Output Manager 4.0 During Integrated Solutions Showcase in Las Vegas

Advanced Output Manager Offers Higher Level Of Enterprise Fleet Control For a More Streamlined Business Environment

Las Vegas, September 22, 2009 – Further demonstrating the Company's commitment to providing comprehensive and advanced solutions to business enterprises, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and advanced office solutions, will have uniFLOW Output Manager (OM) 4.0 on display during its Integrated Solutions Showcase in Las Vegas, where Canon will showcase its latest technological innovations for businesses.

Developed based upon already successful versions of uniFLOW OM, the new uniFLOW OM 4.0, which is fully compatible with the new Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series, is designed to meet the needs of both large and small office enterprises that need advanced print management software to help enhance and streamline workflow and output management. By utilizing uniFLOW OM 4.0, end-users will have more effective control over an enterprise fleet, advanced document security options, and will be able to control cost of printing, copying, scanning and faxing, as well as identify printing behaviors that contribute to increased costs.

"Enterprise print environments will appreciate the modularity offered by uniFLOW OM 4.0 with capabilities to configure software modules including Web job submission/ticketing, comprehensive queue management, prepress make ready, and operator management, to name a few," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "When used in conjunction with Canon's new imageRUNNER ADVANCE line, end-users, office administrations, and enterprise IT personnel will have the ability to monitor and control all aspects of document output, resulting in greater levels of efficiency and a more cost-effective business environment."

The latest version of uniFLOW OM includes several new features which enable advanced control of a printer fleet as well as advanced efficiency and improved security. New functions include:

  • Universal Driver: Single driver to release print jobs to any printer regardless of model, ensuring that the user really gets what they had expected. In addition, users of Canon devices have the flexibility to make finishing changes at the device LCD panel and preview the first page of the document prior to releasing for print.
  • Interactive Rule-Based Routing: Allows users to override print routing choices interactively and independently, which enhances their empowerment. For example, if a user prints a 50-page print job to a desktop printer, uniFLOW OM will display several choices including the printer which can be the most inexpensive. If the user chooses to print to the inexpensive printer, uniFLOW OM records these decisions and provides a comprehensive cost-savings report.
  • Authorization Workflow: This feature allows for greater control of printed documents by empowering managers to authorize specific print jobs associated with their cost center.
  • eCopy Secure Print Client: A new connector enabling users to see, release or delete print jobs in an eCopy SSOP or scan-station environment.

"The recent installation of uniFLOW Output Manager has provided significant advantages for the University," said Curt Winters, technology services director at Philadelphia Biblical University. "By leveraging uniFLOW's reporting capabilities and the secure copy and print functionality, we have dramatically improved the business process through efficiency and long-awaited control over our cost of services."

uniFLOW Output Manager is available immediately through Canon Authorized Dealers. uniFLOW Output Manager is available in four distinct base server configurations, including Workgroup, Business, Corporate, and Enterprise editions, addressing a range of customer environments. Canon and Canon Authorized Dealers can assist customers with determining the appropriate uniFLOW Output Manager modules to deploy within their organization and pricing, depending on the size and scope of the implementation.

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. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008†, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2008 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Canon is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all products. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. 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.

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