Canon has maintained its thirty-plus year leadership position in the business marketplace by never being satisfied with the status quo. Canon recognizes the uniqueness of customer environments and has worked to help develop and create customized, targeted solutions to address individual business needs.
Introduced to the industry in 2004, Canon's Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform (MEAP) was the first embedded development platform for office equipment devices and has maintained a reputation as developers' preferred MFD development platform. By exposing wide ranging and deep control over the core MFD functions, MEAP helps software developers deliver industry-leading applications that address a variety of customer needs.
MEAP has helped set Canon and its development partners apart from the competition by enabling its imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE line to deliver advanced, personalized, and elegant applications to end-users.
Canon's MEAP platform is available in two versions that provides development and deployment flexibility: the original JAVA-based MEAP platform that has been improving since 2004; and MEAP Web, a web-services based approach. With Canon's deep expertise using its own development technology, the professionals of Canon's Developer Support Program can help guide developers on the optimal tool set and approach for their specific solutions.