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New Version of imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop Joins Canon's Award-Winning Portfolio of Enterprise Solutions

Updated Workflow Solution Offers Simplified Interface and User-Friendly PDF tools for Improved Document Management


MELVILLE, N.Y., September 3, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop Version 4.0, an updated imageRUNNER ADVANCE workflow solution that allows users to better manage documents and interact with their imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems. With V4.0, documents and files can be easily managed and shared, conveniently combined from multiple file formats to create new documents, edited, annotated, converted to PDF, previewed and printed with enhanced publishing settings, or sent as fax or email attachments all from a personal computer.

Compatible with other Canon solutions, including imageWARE Document Server 2.0 and third-party solutions such as Worldox®, a leading document management system, imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop V4.0 flexibly integrates into an organization's pre-existing workflow. With a new interface, consolidated editing functions and the ability to create customized workflow tabs, imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop lets the user personalize the application for the way they want to work. Additionally, imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop V4.0 continues to offer Canon's award winning Quick Printing Tool that has been upgraded to include Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capability and create searchable PDFs with drag 'n drop ease.

"With the addition of imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop V4.0, Canon continues to demonstrate our commitment to providing seamless, holistic solutions for our business customers," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Companies require solutions that will complement pre-existing workflows and facilitate document management. With a simple, highly customizable interface, this upgraded desktop application joins Canon's award-winning portfolio of enterprise solutions, providing customers with the proper tools to better manage their workflow systems."

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop Browser

imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop V4.0 includes Desktop Browser and Desktop Editor applications. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop Browser has been updated to a more modern look, featuring an intuitive ribbon and tool bar that can be customized to the user's needs and make available only those tools most commonly used. In addition, customized tabs can be created with groups of functions that provide a customized workflow the user can follow when managing, printing or editing documents. Documents and files can be managed in personal libraries, network libraries or SharePoint™ libraries helping to make document collaboration easy within workgroups. With a powerful search feature, document preview, ability to monitor folders, directly print or send to email, fax or another folder, imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop helps users manage documents and workflows right at their desktop.

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop Editor

imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop Editor has combined four editors of previous Desktop versions into one easy-to-use editor application. With the same upgrade to a modern customizable ribbon and tool bar, Desktop Editor delivers tools for the user to more easily edit, annotate, add digital stamps and signatures, redact information and more all in one interface.

As with the Browser, Editor allows the user to create customized tabs and workflows to make document creation and publishing easier than before. With the Desktop Editor, users can rearrange or delete document pages, combine files from multiple formats to create new documents, build chapters and table of contents and adjust print finishing settings to provide professional printing results1. imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop Editor can also handle pages as large as A0* making it even more versatile when printing to large format printers.

Optimized PDF Management

This upgraded software solution also includes several new features for enhanced PDF management. imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop V4.0 provides users with a tool to convert documents to PDF before attaching to an email. The Quick Printing Tool (QPT), a desktop widget, provides time-saving drag 'n drop to expediently and directly print files, access and change print settings, fax, convert files to PDF including detail settings to Optical Character Recognition and set passwords for opening, editing and printing restrictions.

Availability

imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop V4.0 is available from authorized Canon Dealers. Both prospective and current customers can download a 60 day fully functional free trial version of imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop from Canon's imageWARE website at www.imageware.com. Current imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop customers who have valid maintenance in effect will be eligible for an upgrade to the latest version at no cost.

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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. 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.

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1 Finishing selections are dependent upon the finishing options available on the selected printer or MFP that the document is being printed to.

* Maximum paper size is dependent on the maximum paper size supported by device.