MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased flexibility and customization are top of mind for many of today's businesses, and are also key focus points for the third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform. Building upon the success of this platform, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 Series of multifunction systems (MFPs), an information management platform for integrated and holistic business process solutions. Combining powerful scanning capabilities with advanced personalization and additional security features, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4551i, 4545i, 4535i and 4525i models offer excellent document workflow systems for small to mid-size offices, departments within large enterprises and document-intensive industries that require efficient, cost-effective, monochrome printing, including legal, financial services, education and healthcare.
Designed to help businesses save time and improve productivity, these models offer a strong set of standard features, including a single pass duplex scanning document feeder (standard with imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4551i/4545i models, and optional for the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4535i/4525i models). This powerful feature delivers higher sheet capacity and scanning speeds more than nine times faster than predecessor models1.
"Canon has a strong reputation in the A3 market for offering reliable, easily adaptable systems that enhance existing workflows," said George Mikolay, senior product editor, A3 Copiers/MFPs, Keypoint Intelligence. "With this latest product line upgrade, Canon has demonstrated its commitment to this market segment by bringing its latest innovations in this area to these A3 MFPs, most notably seen in their fast scanning capability, customization ability and easy connection to their uniFLOW Online solution."
"The workforce of the future is now the workforce of today, with millennial habits and preferences altering the way companies do business. In order to succeed, businesses are integrating office technology that meets expectations for increased flexibility and customization," said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "With this series of imageRUNNER ADVANCE models, we are delivering an efficient, adaptable and cost-effective print capability designed to enable businesses to expand their productivity."
Meeting the expectations of the changing workforce, which has come to expect the customization of office technology, these third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE models include advanced personalization and can support third-party cloud services2 using the optional ADVANCE Cloud Portal3. In addition, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 Series includes the enhanced standard security features found on third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE models, including Universal Login Manager (ULM), a serverless authentication solution that can allow businesses to provide customization without compromising control. Upon authentication at the device, the My ADVANCE solution interfaces with each individual's preferred functions and settings, while also helping control user access, meeting both the access control needs of the enterprise environment and the customization expectations of the individual. Customers in education institutions may find these helpful in providing secure, confusion free use to teachers, instructors and other users to enable them to more easily access and print the documents needed for the classroom and spend their time better focused on serving their students.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 Series also provides powerful new scanning capabilities that help decrease the time needed to complete the paper-to-digital journey, allowing resources to be efficiently shifted to other workplace priorities. Each model can support a variety of finishing options, including hole-punching, Staple-Free stapling, Staple on Demand and booklet-making. Combined with imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop, legal firms can more easily combine scanned images and other files to more effectively support eDiscovery and case management needs and meet court and client deadlines.
Allowing organizations to help manage print and document costs by controlling employees' access and usage, advanced user authentication with Universal Login Manager comes standard on these models. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 Series can be connected to the optional uniFLOW and uniFLOW Online solution, a cloud-based print management solution for companies wanting more control and tracking of their printing.
Helping to limit access to sensitive information, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 series features a set of standard security4 capabilities and can support optional capabilities. For example, these MFPs include a standard Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Encryption function with FIPS140-2 validation which, when activated, automatically encrypts data stored on the main unit's HDD, thereby helping to restrict access to the customer's data. These security features and other optional features help financial and healthcare customers protect client and patient information and help them meet ever growing privacy regulations.
Device and Fleet Management
So that customers and channel partners can benefit from centralized control for day-to-day management, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 Series can be supported by Canon's imageWARE Enterprise Management Console5, its plug-ins and Canon's Managed Document Services6. These additional solutions and services, allow customers to easily deploy and manage device settings, user settings and security features across the fleet of imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction systems.
With features designed to help reduce waste, and technology designed to provide low-energy consumption, which can help limit emissions, all third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE models are designed to help support customers' sustainability goals. The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 Series models are Energy Star® certified and rated EPEAT® Gold.7
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 Series models are available now with the following Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MRSPs): imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4551i: $15,000*; imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4545i: $13,500*; imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4535i: $10,000*; imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4525i: $8,000*.
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About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranked third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
*Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prizes are set by individual dealers and may vary.
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1 As compared to predecessor imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 and 4200 Series models
2 Subscription to a third-party cloud service required. Subject to third-party cloud service providers' terms and conditions.
3 ADVANCE Cloud Portal is available through all imageRUNNER ADVANCE authorized Canon dealers. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE system that will be running ADVANCE Cloud Portal requires the MEAP Web Connection Kit and the PDF Direct Print Feature.
4 Canon offers security features that can help your business. Many variables can impact the security of your devices and data. Canon does not warrant that the use of its features will prevent malicious attacks, or prevent misuse of devices or data or other security issues. Nothing herein should be construed as legal counsel or regulatory advice concerning customers' compliance with laws related to privacy and security. Customers must have their own qualified counsel determine the feasibility of a particular solution as it relates to regulatory and statutory compliance. Some security settings may affect device functionality or performance. You may want to test these settings before deploying them in your environment to ensure you understand their effects.
5 There is no charge for this solution. However, it must be activated.
6 There is a separate charge for these services.
7 As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has qualified these models as meeting the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency criteria through an EPA recognized certification body. ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. trademarks.
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