New Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction devices now equipped with serverless delivery platform to reduce infrastructure costs and reinforce higher document security
With the goal of enabling small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to achieve higher productivity with advanced and secure work processes made simple, Canon today announced the launch of the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) C355i, C3500i and 4500i series of multifunction devices (MFDs) integrated with uniFLOW online, a secure cloud print management software.
Launched at the Canon Think Big Leadership Business Series 2017, the event was graced by Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry. Addressing the recommendations made by the Committee on The Future Economy (CFE), Sim Ann spoke about the strategies to support the transformation of SMEs while enabling local businesses to build deep capabilities and stay relevant in the global economy. In alignment with this, the award-winning iR-ADV line was designed to address the concerns of onsite server maintenance and document management security in the cloud platform amongst SMEs.
Built to raise the bar of document management solutions by offering a user-friendly platform that maximizes cost saving, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE series enables SMEs to manage their print and document solution environment securely while dispensing with local servers.
“Canon understands that small and medium-sized enterprises often seek a fine balance between security, flexibility for scalability and costs,” said Mr. Vincent Low, Director and General Manager, Business Imaging Solutions, Canon Singapore. “With this integration, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE offers innovative document management solutions that enable our customers to achieve a high-level of security without the costs and commitment to server infrastructure.”
With the uniFLOW Online solution, users may print, scan and send confidential documents with the iR-ADV MFDs while being assured that sensitive information will not stray beyond intended recipients. Secure print jobs stay within the enterprise local network and are released only upon authentication.
The versatility of the new solution on the iR-ADV MFDs enables collection of usage statistics to take place at the cloud level. Administrators will be able to review the usage associated with printing, copying and scanning anytime, anywhere, as long as they have access to the URL. The reporting capabilities ensure easy tracking of usage for accurate cost allocations by user groups and help organizations monitor print volume to address corporate sustainability goals.
Where mobility and adaptability are integral to supporting a competitive workforce, the new iR-ADV MFDs offers a fluid and mobile printing solution. Users may exercise flexibility in fulfilling their document management needs from compatible devices and even modify document output finishing options before the print job is released.
In combination with the other security features such as the standard Hard Disk Drive (HDD) encryption function on the new generation iR-ADV platform, Canon’s full range of iR-ADV multifunction devices empowers SMEs with the assurance of security while realising higher efficiencies in workflows and high-quality print output. As per the release, the iR-ADV C355i, C3500i and 4500i series with uniFLOW Online are now available from Canon Singapore and at all Canon authorised imaging solution partners.