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Canon Launches imageRUNNER Advance Series

Canon Launches imageRUNNER Advance Series

Innovative multifunction platform, delivers easier integration for document workflow, drives efficiency, manages costs reduces corporate environmental footprint

Canon, today, launched the imageRUNNER ADVANCE, a new document management platform that blends hardware, software and services to introduce a new era of advanced image quality, workflow simplicity and efficiency in the workplace.

The new Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE series includes:

· imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5000 series

The new four models imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051/C5045/C5035/C5030 will run color and black-and-white, A4 output at 51 ppm, 45 ppm, 35 ppm and 30 ppm respectively. The series offers new features and functionality to help maximize productivity and efficiency for general office users.

· imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7000 series

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7055 produces A4 output at 55 ppm for both color and black-and-white documents. The device will provide a fast and reliable solution for high-volume office and busy enterprise environments.

· imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000 PRO series

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9075 PRO will produce A4 output at up to 75 ppm in black-and-white and 70 ppm in color. imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9065 PRO, on the other hand, will operate at up to 65 ppm in both black-and-white and color. These new models will help address the growing digital document imaging needs of a vast array of light production users, including copy centers and quick print shops and corporate print room users.

“Our customers will advance with the imageRUNNER ADVANCE since this solution builds on our imageRunner heritage to future-proof our customer’s document management environments” said Lim Kok Hin, Senior Director & General Manager, Business Imaging Solutions and Business Solutions Division of Canon Singapore.

“The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE series is designed to address the ever growing needs of users, administrators and business decision makers to better manage and customize workflows, while accomplishing more tasks in less time and achieving higher levels of quality. With the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE series in place, customers can incorporate sophisticated workflows and innovative technologies to transform and advance their business and digital communications”.

Advanced Usability, Design and Convenience
With its new sleek and natural color design, combined with advanced innovations, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE series fits harmoniously into any work environment.

The series will also incorporate a Full Color SVGA TFT Control Panel (8.4-inch screen on the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5000 series models and up to 10.4-inch screen on the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7000 and C9000 PRO series models), with a customizable user interface to help define and simplify specific user workflows.

The Control Panel features a Quick Menu key that will enable users to improve and simplify their workflow, as well as share frequently used jobs or functions within a workgroup with a touch of one single button.

With standard USB input and optional media connectivity options such as Secure Digital (SD) or CompactFlash (CF) cards, users can walk up to any imageRUNNER ADVANCE series devices with their thumb drives or memory cards to scan and print on the spot.

The new models are also designed with robust and flexible paper handling capacities and finishing options, including staple and booklet finishing, and a wide range of media support through a variety of optional hardware accessories.

The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9075 PRO and C9065 PRO have paper capacities of up to 9,300 sheets, and the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7055 has a paper capacity of up to 6,900 sheets. In addition, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051/C5045/C5035/C5030 have paper capacities of up to 5,000 sheets.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE series supports optional Super G3 fax functionality for high-speed fax transactions. The 4-line fax feature is capable of handling large volumes of fax documents, while ensuring lesser busy signals and greater connectivity. With the optional Remote Fax Kit, users can send fax to other fax-capable imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices in the network, even if it does not have a fax-board installed. This is a great tool for businesses to achieve significant cost and time savings.

Secured Print Quality and Performance
To meet and exceed the demand of today’s businesses, Canon has developed a dual processor system for the series. The image processor board works with the scanner, adjusts images, and ensures superior image quality and ultra-fast processing. The information processor board also controls user interface and coordinates device networking and connectivity.

With the new E-drum technology, imageRUNNER ADVANCE series produces sharp and vivid printouts at 1200 x 1200 dpi printing resolution. In addition, Canon’s new oil-free and micro-dispersed wax based pQ Toner will also ensure that the series produces the crispest, most vibrant color printout.

They will also come with standard Ultra Fast Rendering II (UFRII) printing technology, as well as optional Adobe PostScript 3 and PCL 5c/6 capabilities. For color intensive users, there will be imagePASS and ColorPASS print controller options available.

In addition, these models will have a tighter collaboration with Adobe technologies, by offering the ability to print and scan into a variety of Adobe PDF formats and integration with Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management Server ES to bring secure collaboration to PDF documents.

All the imageRUNNER ADVANCE models support Canon’s MEAP technology, allowing for greater integration with customized business processes and with leading third-party software applications.

Advanced Document Workflow

The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE series delivers superior and seamless workflow productivity and efficiency, thanks to a number of new functional capabilities including its innovative Advanced Box functionality.

The Advanced Box is a document sharing space built into the new models, providing enhanced document storage and advanced collaboration. With the ability to store documents in their native file formats and share them across network connected imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems and personal computers, the Advanced Box delivers a new level of capability in document storage and collaboration.

With this functionality in place, users can collaborate on a shared folder and access it easily from their PCs or other network-enabled imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems. Personal folders are also available for more sensitive documents.

Greater Print Productivity with a Smaller Environmental Footprint

Canon is committed to the environment and green technologies through every phase of the product lifecycle. The new series is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 30 percent by focusing on each stage of manufacturing, energy use and logistics. These devices, which are designed to be the smallest and lightest in their class, with less packaging to make transportation more efficient, are the first Canon offerings to make use of 100 percent recycled plastics and bio-plastic materials in certain parts within the new machines.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE series, which meets and exceeds ENERGY STAR standards, realizes up to 75 percent reduction in overall power consumption. New fusing technologies reduce overall power consumption in the new models to 1W or less in sleep mode.

More information is available at www.canon-asia.com

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