Canon announces three new imageRUNNER ADVANCE multi-function printer series to meet the demands of modern office environments
LONDON, 16 January 2016: Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, today announces the release of three new multifunctional printer ranges, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C255/355 series, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3500 series, and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 series.
All three ranges are designed to provide an enhanced user experience, both for those using the machine and those managing it. The new ranges all have intuitive controls, customisable 10.1 inch (25.6cm) colour WVGA smartphone-like touch screens with easy and flexible connectivity options, built in Wi-Fi and optional NFC & BLE. These new ranges will be an integral part of today’s more complex office eco-system, integrating with a wide range of document workflow solutions, controlling total cost of ownership, and providing class-leading end-to-end security.
A powerful platform for a connected office
The new devices operate with the latest imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform, which was introduced in 2016. The shared platform is designed to help customers be more productive in their workplace thanks to the large10.1 inch (25.6cm) colour WVGA smartphone-like touch screen user interface that is common throughout the range. In addition, the device platform enables smart control of print costs, remote management and repair and outstanding operational efficiency.
Canon’s approach to mobile working is to allow people to securely work anywhere with best fit solutions. To support this ethos there are a range of features that are common across all “Next Generation” imageRUNNER ADVANCE models, of particular importance is the new mobile working and connectivity capabilities. The platform supports agile working environments by adding mobile connectivity out of the box, with Wi-Fi as part of the standard configuration; there is a range of specific setup options to balance capability with security. Modern workflows need to connect to external resources and work in a flexible manner. The platform supports these changes in working with extensive capabilities to connect devices, execute tasks and transfer their documents across the business. The platform embeds itself into a wide range of modern office workflows and supports a range of mobile document handling applications including industry standards such as Apple® AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print and MOPRIA™. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform works harmoniously with Canon’s uniFLOW document services platform for advanced capabilities in an agile working space that depend on smart devices, enhancing security and driving efficiency yet further.
Leading digital document handling
Digitising documents boosts collaboration and productivity, by giving staff easy access to their documents wherever they are. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform offers strong document capture capabilities that can record information fast and accurately, helping you handle documents quickly and efficiently. Canon’s technology makes it easier to create files, convert them and make them editable so they can be processed by software designed to automate business processes or send to cloud storage such as Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox and others to help with collaboration with the modern way of working.
Return on investment
In addition to creating best-in-class hardware, Canon has also built the imageRUNNER ADVANCE system around an intuitive servicing infrastructure. Engineers and fleet managers can check the status of devices and access information about any required maintenance remotely via PC or mobile devices, improving response time and increasing the likelihood of a first-time fix.
Pete Pearce, Product Marketing Manager at Canon UK & Ireland, commented, “With a host of features as standard, these new ranges support our customers to not only address the total cost of ownership, but also provide security and complete control of their documents.
“Having Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity as a standard configuration, these devices fit with the modern flexible way of working. The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE series have been designed to support document workflows to fit seamlessly into the busy office environment, with integrated finishing options giving a smaller foot print and providing minimal impact on space.
“The devices operate on the “Next Generation” platform, which provides a more agile working environment and enables on-going enhancement throughout the operational life of the products. This platform provides cloud connectivity for a consistent and intuitive user experience, supporting businesses as they grow for many years to come.”
The new series will be available from February 2017.