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BLI recognises quality and versatility of Canon MFDs with seven awards

Canon UK, world-leader in imaging solutions has picked up seven accolades from testing and research organisation Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) in its Summer 2013 awards. Imaging products from across Canon’s business portfolio have been recognised following BLI’s rigorous in-depth laboratory tests, with Canon receiving a total of six ‘Pick’ awards and one ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award.

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500i

The following Canon devices were awarded Summer 2013 ‘Pick’ Awards:
• Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500i received a ‘Pick’ award for Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Large Workgroups
• Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5240i received a ‘Pick’ award for Outstanding 31- to 40-ppm A3 Colour MFPs
• Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5250i received a ‘Pick’ award for Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3 Colour MFP
• Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6265i received a ‘Pick’ award for Outstanding 61- to 70-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP
• Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6275i received a ‘Pick’ award for Outstanding 71- to 80-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP

The following series was awarded an ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award:
• Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255 series received an ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award for Energy Efficiency

Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500i A4 MFP was awarded a BLI Summer ‘Pick’ for its ‘flawless reliability’ and ‘top-notch’ productivity, ease of use and the versatility of its MEAP Web platform, which enables integration with a range of Canon and third-party software solutions.

Canon’s A3 imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices won awards across colour and monochrome devices, from a range of speed bands, for their superior reliability, outstanding scan functionality, ease of use and high-quality output.

In addition to Canon’s ‘Pick’ awards, Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255 series also earned a BLI ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award and a five-star rating for energy efficiency thanks to its lower than average energy consumption during BLI’s environmental testing. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255 series devices also demonstrated faster than average recovery times from sleep mode and a host of additional features, including job review and proof modes, to help reduce the waste of paper and consumables.

“Canon’s strategy is to build value for customers and partners by providing very tight integration between device and software to add differentiation to their second generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE portfolio” commented BLI’s Idris Shogbanmu, European technical specialist for solutions. “The 500i also supports the need for flexible and mobile working by allowing users to print from any Google Cloud Print-enabled Web and mobile app, or scan to and print from iPad, iPhone and Android mobile devices. From an administrator’s perspective it also enables the device to be centrally managed, remotely monitored or reconfigured to reduce operator downtime.”

Francis Thornhill, European & UK Marketing Manager at Canon Europe, says: “We’re delighted with the recognition we’ve received from BLI in this year’s summer awards, which is a clear illustration of Canon’s reputation for outstanding performance, reliability and versatility.

“We’re particularly pleased that BLI have recognised the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500i and its support for flexible and mobile working practices. Our recent Office Insights report research confirmed the demand for technology to support more mobile working; more than one in three organisations are already allowing employees to connect using their mobile devices and 43% already see value in mobile printing . Mobile printing is something our customers are increasingly asking for and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500i, as BLI has recognised, is perfectly placed to support today’s more flexible office environments.”

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Canon iW Desktop

Quick Printing Tool a Tremendous Time Saver!

“Always looking for more ways to simplify the end-user experience, Canon has taken another step forward with its iW Desktop Quick Printing Tool function,” said Sweetnam. “Super convenient, the Quick Printing Tool allows documents created in a variety of formats to be dragged and dropped into a hot folder icon on the desktop that represents the output device. Once in the hot folder, users can print, fax, convert to PDF and preview files, all without ever having to open the application.”

Canon iW Desktop – Universal login Manager - Buyer's Laboratory AwardUsers can create multiple hot folders per device, with each having its own specific print preferences. For example, a user could set up a drag-and-drop hot folder for duplex with corner stapling and another for booklets with covers. “And while some advanced features such as variable data printing (VDP) and the ability to create hot folders will end once the 45-day trial period of iW Desktop expires, all existing quick printing workflows remain active, continuing to provide users with this invaluable time-saving feature,” said Sweetnam.

The Quick Printing Tool function also provides feedback to users and administrators, including device status, job status and job completion notifications, and users can link to Canon’s Remote User Interface for more detailed feedback, including paper source, remaining paper and paper size and remaining toner.

“Canon developed the iW Desktop Quick Printing Tool to help address everyday office publishing challenges through easy drag-and-drop print and PDF publishing right from your desktop,” said Canon’s Wrighton. “We are pleased that Buyers Lab has recognized the uniqueness of this tool with this award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Innovation.’”

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*BLI is the imaging industry’s leading independent authority and provider of competitive intelligence, testing and reviews on multifunction (MFP), copier, printer, scanner and software solutions and products.

Canon’s second generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE launch

imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5250Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, has announced the evolution of its successful imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform with the launch of six new series of scalable A3 multi-functional devices (MFDs) designed to help customers address today’s business challenges with smarter ways of working.

Built on the success of its predecessor – which sold approx. 250,000 units in EMEA since its launch in 2009 – the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform provides customers with a unique set of capabilities for improved access control, personalisation, service efficiency, as well as mobile and cloud connectivity, through a new suite of powerful standard and optional software applications.

Key features that were previously optional, such as searchable scan file formats and secure hard disk erase, now come as standard offering unparalleled value for money. In addition, Canon’s simple server-less log-in solution – Universal Login Manager – is available on all new imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices to offer user-level personalisation, usage tracking and access control.

“Organisations are under increasing pressure to be more agile and productive, while at the same time reduce operational costs,” says Matt Wrighton, OIP Product Management & Strategy, Canon Europe. “The new generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE directly addresses these challenges by enabling smarter ways of working through increased personalisation, usage control as well as cloud connectivity and mobile working.

“The new platform strengthens Canon’s ability to provide a complete imaging solution to organisations of all sizes. Small businesses will benefit from enterprise level capabilities such as heightened security, effective control of print costs and powerful document publishing tools, while enterprise customers and large organisations can utilise a scalable imaging solution with advanced security, integration and fleet management at its heart.”

Dynamic Control and User Efficiency

All devices from the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE range provide a variety of configurable solutions that can be tailored to suit specific customer requirements.

Canon iR ADVThe platform’s new Universal Login Manager delivers convenient user authentication through proximity cards or picture logins. Organisations can manage security and cost by controlling individual users’ access and usage. It also enables users, through device personalisation, to automate commonly performed tasks for enhanced productivity. Larger organisations and more demanding environments can access enterprise-level control, management and Data Loss Prevention services through Canon’s uniFLOW platform solution.

Mobile-Ready and Cloud Connectivity

The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE range offers a scale of solutions that integrate with cloud-based workflows and support mobile working, for which there is growing demand. According to IDC, 52% of people who use smartphones for work said they can’t currently print from their device, but want to and the worldwide mobile worker population is predicted to account for 37.2% of the workforce by 2015.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform features a set of simple, server-less mobile solutions that are perfect for smaller businesses. In addition to Canon Mobile Printing application, Canon’s mobile PRINT & SCAN solution adds scan-to-mobile functionality. Canon is also certified as Google Cloud Print–Ready thanks to a new software application for imageRUNNER ADVANCE, which makes it possible to print from a variety of web-enabled devices. In addition, Canon’s Cloud Connect feature allows users to print from and scan to Google Drives using an imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFD, while eCopy Scan to Cloud allows customers to scan, covert and send to cloud-based services such as

Office Print Publishing

A new publishing tool allows important documents to be finished in-house. Canon’s unique iW Desktop Quick Printing Tool, which sits on the desktop, provides quick access to preview documents, applies finishing templates and creates PDFs. For more advanced capabilities, Canon’s iW Desktop provides easy drag and drop functionality to combine and create documents, before editing, personalising and previewing for a professional finish in minutes.

Efficiencies in Service & Fleet Management

imageRUNNER ADVANCE simplifies print-related management and delivers increased up-time with improvements to Canon’s device management solutions, eMaintenance and iW MC. New eMaintenance service tools enable service providers to remotely manage and replenish consumables more efficiently, capture meter-readings, and improve the chance of a remote or first-time-fix with remote diagnostics. iW MC delivers fleet-wide firmware and application upgrades.

Canon’s Wide imageRUNNER ADVANCE Portfolio

The new series of devices feature colour print speeds from 20 to 70ppm and black-and-white speeds of 55 to 105ppm.

All devices in the range consume less than one watt of energy during sleep mode, are Energy Star qualified and have amongst the lowest TEC ratings in the industry.

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Canon’s PDF Solution

Create, Manipulate and Convert PDF Files

PDFs are relied on by many businesses and Canon’s PDF Solution provides a new way of creating and editing PDFs at a low cost.

Save time and resource with the following features

• Easily convert PDFs into formatted Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel documents
• Select PDF or Microsoft Word files to be compared and differences will automatically be highlighted
• Automatically convert a PDF into a form that can be edited
• Add or embed text, stamps, images, comments or notes to PDFs
• Redact sensitive information quickly – and permanently

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Canon brings smart imageRUNNER ADVANCE functionality to your desktop

Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, today announces the extension of its successful imageRUNNER ADVANCE range with the launch of two new compact black-and-white multifunctional devices (MFDs); bringing next generation output and capture to the desktop. With the new devices, the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE range now provides a single and versatile platform to meet the document handling challenges of all office environments.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 400i and 500i devices are available across the UK & Ireland from 1st May 2013.

imageRUNNER ADVANCE 400i /500i key specs:

• Efficient mono A4 output at 40 /50 ppm (400i / 500i)
• Space-saving design
• Customisable 17.8 cm tiltable colour SVGA touch screen
• Up to 2,300 sheet capacity
• Powerful capture, cost control and integration
• Advanced security options
• Class-leading energy efficiency

imageRUNNER ADVANCE 400i and 500i Launch

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500i – Smart functionality

The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 400i and 500i A4 devices combine award winning¹ imageRUNNER ADVANCE output and capture capabilities in a compact design to provide users with smarter ways of working. Whether standalone, or as part of a fleet, the new devices feature unique capabilities for personalisation, efficient document handling, simple device management and control as well as enhanced security.

Matthew Wrighton, European Marketing Manager at Canon Europe, says: “Our customers are increasingly looking for compact imaging solutions that help busy workgroups to work more efficiently as well as address concerns around security, management efficiency and cost control. According to our recent Office Insights Report², value and cost were found to be the most important factors in the purchasing process for a third (34%) of decision makers, followed closely by reliability (20%) and output quality (18%). Our new devices offer this and more, by providing all the benefits of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform in a compact design.”

Document handling efficiency

Thanks to the imageRUNNER ADVANCE MEAP and MEAP Web application platforms, the new compact devices integrate with Canon’s award winning range of software to provide powerful output management and capture workflows. From simple personalisation and convenient authentication as standard to dynamic end-to-end document workflows for automation and efficiency, imageRUNNER ADVANCE offers a range of solutions to suit the business requirements of large enterprises through to small businesses.

The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 400i and 500i also support mobile and flexible working by allowing users to print from any Google Cloud Print® enabled web and mobile app, or scan to and print from iPad, iPhone and Android mobile devices. For larger organisations or more demanding environments, the uniFLOW platform offers configurable scan workflows that leverage industry-leading OCR and compression technologies to optimise document workflows according to customer needs. uniFLOW also provides a secure platform for users to print from any device to any networked MFD.

Designed with user efficiency in mind, a large, easy-to-use 17.8cm tiltable colour touch screen makes operating the devices simple. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 400i and 500i offer fast print speeds of up to 40 and 50ppm respectively and feature paper capacity of up to 2,300 sheets.

Enhanced cost control & security

In addition, the new models also provide scalable security capabilities to address the concerns of any organisation; from standard features such as smart user authentication and function-level control to sophisticated options such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Canon’s unique Universal Login Manager (ULM) provides smaller organisations with enterprise level reporting and access control – all without the need for a server. ULM provides full visibility of usage and costs by user as well as the option to apply user-level restrictions for enhanced security and cost control. More demanding environments can access centralised and complete output management and control through Canon’s uniFLOW platform which offers advanced functions such as DLP and rule-based routing.

Efficient device management

As with the rest of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE range, these new compact models can be centrally managed, monitored and reconfigured to simplify fleet management and maximise device uptime. Remote service capabilities for toner management and ordering enable service providers to remove back-office burdens from customers, while remote upgrading and diagnosis maximise device uptime. Built-in support for industry standards such as genuine Adobe PostScript® also ensures seamless integration with existing IT environments.

Leading environmental performance

As with the award-winning A3 imageRUNNER ADVANCE range, the new devices consume less than one watt of energy during sleep mode, are Energy Star qualified, and have amongst the lowest TEC ratings in the industry.

Matthew Wrighton continues: “Canon’s new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 400i and 500i devices satisfy the growing market demand for high-quality A4 imaging solutions and extend Canon’s award-winning portfolio. The two new models strengthen Canon’s ability to provide a complete and tailored document solution to organisations of all sizes and form part of the widest portfolio of office imaging products on the market.”

Please contact us for more information about the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 400i and 500i devices.

Canon imageRUNNER Advance C5051 Photocopier Receives “Exceptional” BERTL Rating

Canon imageRUNNER Advance C5051 Photocopier We were delighted to hear recently that the Canon imageRUNNER Advance C5051 multifunction printer (MFP)/photocopier has received the highest rating possible from leading imaging solutions evaluators, BERTL, being awarded an “Exceptional” 5-Star rating. BERTL were particularly impressed with the C5051’s exceptional production speeds, its outstandingly high image quality, innovative solutions and the photocopier’s overall superb ease-of-use. BERTL commented “Canon had raised the bar with the design and value of the imageRUNNER Advance C5051.”

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