The latest printer models in Canon's imageRUNNER Advance series aims to help businesses be more productive with seamless document handling, image capture, user interface personalization, usage tracking, and access control as well as features such as mobile and cloud connectivity and a server-less log in solution - Universal Login Manager.
The printers offer a scale of solutions that integrate with the cloud-based workflows and allow users to conveniently store information in the cloud for maximum speed, efficiency and productivity, in and out of the office. Direct cloud connectivity currently supports Google Docs, Evernote, and Microsoft SharePoint Online as well as salesforce.com. There are now new platforms such as Dropbox, Office 365, Google Drive, PaperPort, which opens up more options for companies to scan and store documents in.
With the ability to scan to various formats by Microsoft Office, the imageRUNNER Advance series helps workflow productivity, enhancing convenience for employees in various office situations whether preparing for a client presentation or rushing for a deadline. Also, the Canon Mobile Printing App helps companies achieve business efficiency as the smart office users can access and print documents from users’ smartphones and tablets.
The series also supports a new optional login application called the ULM (Universal Login Manager), a server-less accounting and secure print solution that prevents unintended information access with extensive security measures available within the interface and also provides additional usage information for better user control. The application provides businesses with enterprise level control, allowing IT administrators to easily track printing and copying usage easily.
In response to the increasing importance of data security in recent years, each model also supports iEEE2600.1 compliance and is equipped with a range of security and control features such as the Access Management System, Audit Log function, HDD Data Erase and Encryption, to prevent unintended information access as well as provide usage information for better control.
The Access Management System enables admins to enforce printing control such as restricting usage of functions for each user to specific devices in different parts of the office, so as to prevent information leakage while also reducing printing costs. The Audit Log tracking program collects different types of logs that help companies track user authentication and information, copy/fax/scan/send/print job status and machine management operations. In addition, features like the HDD Data Erase function and Encryption address data security and privacy concerns as users are able to overwrite the image data up to nine times to ensure that confidential information can never be retrieved.
The new generation series comes with built-in energy saving features such as weekly and auto shut down timers that can be scheduled by the administrator for greater cost-savings. Another feature that will help with a company’s bottom line is the low Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) Value of these models which consume little energy during sleep mode.
The printers are also equipped with e-Maintenance which is a service that enables remote monitoring of the devices to enable maximum uptime and lesser administrative burden. This way, all the devices connected to the same network can be programmed to be shut down at the same time. This allows the administrator to effortlessly control devices that are not in use to reduce power usage and also replenish consumables more efficiently, capture meter readings and improve the chance of a remote diagnostics.
The imageRUNNER C2200/C5200/6200 series will be available in Q1 2013.