Melville, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2018 — Understanding that future enterprises will aim to boost employee productivity through flexible workflow solutions, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, launches its third-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 2nd edition lineup, a refresh of the three-time BLI Line of the Year award-winning platform.
“We have a clear vision to support the Office of the Future, as evident through the refresh of our imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform,” says Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Our goal is to leverage our strong technology and relationships to help organizations transform their workflow processes into ones that can better support employee flexibility while simultaneously helping to protect confidential information.”
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform refresh features newly standard security capabilities to better support the Office of the Future. The models will offer cloud-based functionality, including authentication, dashboard reporting, and basic scan-to-cloud features when activated2. It will additionally afford clients the capability to add additional cloud-based features that come to market from Canon and its partners in the future.
In the world of IoT, security risks are increasing in the evolving workplace – and now more than ever, it is imperative that businesses have procedures to help protect their confidential information.
The third-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 2nd edition lineup incorporates four key security features as standard that were previously optional: Encrypted Secure Print, Secure Watermark, Encrypted PDF, and Device Digital Signature PDF functionality to help with security surrounding your information.
IT decision makers are challenged in figuring out how to better protect and manage their data, with 68 percent of those surveyed stating that boosting profitability and productivity will be the key benefit of cloud’s role in transforming business processes over the next two to five years. The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE models incorporate cloud authentication and security features at the MFP level for this reason. In the future, Canon plans to continue to offer technologies that can help users automate and streamline their future workspace.