Canon U.S.A. Adds to the Long-Standing Success of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Platform with Emphasis on Cloud Connectivity and Security
Models Focus On Productivity to Help Businesses Simplify, Control, and Evolve
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 13, 2018 – Understanding that future enterprises will aim to boost employee productivity through flexible workflow solutions, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, launches its third-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 2nd edition lineup, a refresh of the three-time BLI Line of the Year award-winning platform.
“We have a clear vision to support the Office of the Future, as evident through the refresh of our imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform,” says Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Our goal is to leverage our strong technology and relationships to help organizations transform their workflow processes into ones that can better support employee flexibility while simultaneously helping to protect confidential information.”
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform refresh features newly standard security capabilities to better support the Office of the Future. The models will offer cloud-based functionality, including authentication, dashboard reporting, and basic scan-to-cloud features when activated2. It will additionally afford clients the capability to add additional cloud-based features that come to market from Canon and its partners in the future.
In the world of IoT, security risks are increasing in the evolving workplace – and now more than ever, it is imperative that businesses have procedures to help protect their confidential information.
The third-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 2nd edition lineup incorporates four key security features as standard that were previously optional: Encrypted Secure Print, Secure Watermark, Encrypted PDF, and Device Digital Signature PDF functionality to help with security surrounding your information.
IT decision makers are challenged in figuring out how to better protect and manage their data, with 68 percent of those surveyed stating that boosting profitability and productivity will be the key benefit of cloud’s role in transforming business processes over the next two to five years1. The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE models incorporate cloud authentication and security features at the MFP level for this reason. In the future, Canon plans to continue to offer technologies that can help users automate and streamline their future workspace.
The third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 2nd edition models will soon be available through Canon authorized dealer channels, beginning with the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3500 II Series and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C356iF II Series3.
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1 IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Canon, Digital Transformation & Emerging Technologies: The Canon Office of the Future Survey, Conducted by IDC, December 2017
2 Subscription to a third party cloud service required. Subject to third-party cloud service providers’ terms and conditions. Neither Canon Inc. nor Canon U.S.A., Inc. represents or warrants any third party product, service or feature.
3 II indicates that this model has been upgraded to new system software and includes additional security features as standard.
* Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.