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[July 08, 2014]

Canon's New imageRUNNER ADVANCE 350iF/250iF Models Deliver Advanced Small Color Multifunction Systems for Enterprises and SMB Customers

MELVILLE, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--

Developed to extend the award-winning Canon (News - Alert) imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform to businesses seeking an advanced color workgroup print solution, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF/C250iF color multifunction office systems. Offering seamless integration with certain imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems, the easy to deploy, easy to manage Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models deliver operational and solutions consistency with the imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform. These new MEAP (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform) models provide additional flexibility for customers' Managed Document Services activities by providing compact, color multifunction office systems that offer the ability to increase fleet cohesiveness across a network. Small- and medium-size businesses can also benefit from the advanced workflow capabilities of the new systems.

"With the introduction of these new letter- and legal-sized imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices, Canon has established one of the most complete and progressive lineups of office solutions in the industry," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Our goal always has been, and will continue to be, equipping our customers with a solution - not just a device. The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models provide users with even more options for customizing an MFP to fit their unique workflow needs, office environment and budget parameters."

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models are customizable with software options, easily configurable main menus and advanced features to meet a variety of user's needs. The devices also introduce V2 Color, a new color profile that produces vivid, vibrant images and expands the color reproduction range of each model. With these enhancements, color prints are more impactful with excellent clarity and visual sharpness for an overall more pleasing result. All future color imageRUNNER ADVANCE models will include the new Canon V2 Color profile.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models can print and scan letter-sized documents in color or black-and-white at speeds of up to 36 and 26 pages-per-minute (ppm), respectively. In addition, these devices feature a standard paper capacity of 650 letter- or legal-size sheets that can be expanded to 2,300 sheets with the purchase of optional paper cassettes.

"The ability to provide customers with a technology portfolio that can be customized to support the needs of each unique office environment, while maintaining technological consistency across the entire enterprise, has emerged as a key differentiator in the printing and imaging industry," said Jake Fishman, gap intelligence, inc. "The addition of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF series to Canon's already extensive MFP portfolio provides that rarely achieved differentiato, and gives the company one of the most comprehensive and consistent lineups on the market today."


With a reliable, easy-to-maintain design, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models offer simplified installation and servicing so customers experience greater productivity with shorter down time. With a compact size and small footprint, these devices still yield significant productivity, functionality and enhanced integration with available software applications - such as Therefore and uniFLOW - that help track, manage and streamline document-based processes.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models are equipped to create efficiencies in how a business manages their print and document flows - including cloud connectivity and mobile solutions - helping customers improve entire business workflows. These new models feature the design, performance and control functionality of existing imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices in addition to the following capabilities.

  • Streamlined Workflow Capabilities: The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models support Canon's MEAP and MEAP Web solutions platforms, helping to improve integration within business workflow applications and creating synergies with mobile and cloud printing solutions. In addition, the award-winning Desktop Quick Printing Tool allows for easy document assembly and enables users to easily drag and drop documents for quick access to preferred or frequently used tools.
  • Managed Documents Services Support: With both platform and operational consistency built-in to the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices, users can execute advanced workflow and managed services tools across their MFP fleet conveniently. The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models also support a variety of plug-ins and Canon MDS tools and services, so the devices can be tailored to meet a specific need or workflow requirement.
  • Vibrant Output: In a continued effort to deliver high-quality MFPs that offer a well-rounded suite of features, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models will feature the new V2 Color. With vibrant color and sharper, more well-defined images, output will have an impactful look and feel. If desired, customers may select the legacy profile to match existing imageRUNNER ADVANCE models that are in the fleet.
  • User-Friendly Operation: The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models include a fully tilting user interface that features a full-color, high-resolution TFT (thin film transistor) LCD screen. With the ability to adjust for tabletop or floor standing installations, the interface is easy-to-use, aiding Section 508 compliance.1 For added convenience, the main and quick menus offer a customizable screens that display the most frequently used features and job flows combined into one-touch buttons.

Availability

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C250iF will be available in early August 2014 through Canon authorized dealers and Canon Solutions America at a manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $4,400 and $3,600 respectively.* More information on these models and the entire next generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform can be found at www.usa.canon.com/SimplyAdvanced.

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. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. 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 (News - Alert) @CanonUSA.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

*Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual street prices are set by individual sellers and may vary.

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1- None of these statements should be construed as legal advice, as Canon U.S.A., Inc. does not provide legal counsel or compliance consultancy, including without limitation, Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, or Section 508. Each Customer must have its own qualified counsel determine the advisability of a particular solution as it relates to regulatory and statutory compliance.


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