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 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.”
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 400i and 500i devices will be 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
¹ Canon’s Universal Login Manager was awarded BLI’s 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation,
Canon was also awarded BLI’s 2013 Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year and BLI’s 2013 Energy Efficiency Line of the Year. Source:www.buyerslab.com
² Office Insights Report is the result of an independent study into office technology trends across 18 European countries commissioned by Canon Europe. The research consisted of an online survey of 1,671 employees, including 300 decision-makers, from a range of market sectors, and a further 60 in-depth telephone interviews with a selection of end-users from 12 countries. www.canon-europe.com/officeinsights