SINGAPORE, 11 FEBRUARY 2019 – Canon today announced the launch of the third edition of its award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) Generation 3 line-up, expanding its multi-function device (MFD) portfolio with 22 new models in 8 different series. Designed to meet a wide range of business needs, the latest MFDs are ideal for today’s varied work environments. The third edition MFDs integrate key security functions from the previous edition, such as Encrypted Secure Print and Encrypted PDF, and incorporate newly-added security features to help protect business information further.
“Information is one of the most important business assets today. We understand that companies big and small are proactively looking to safeguard their valuable data against threats and vulnerabilities,” said Toshiaki Nomura, Director of Regional BIS Sales and Marketing, Canon Singapore. “In addition to enabling a more secure document lifecycle, the third edition MFDs provide an additional layer of security by resisting unknown malware attacks right from the initial device startup. Combined with various productivity-enhancing capabilities, the new MFDs deliver a comprehensive upgrade and help companies stay focused on core business functions by effectively streamlining work processes.”
Securing Business Information
The third edition iR-ADV Generation 3 MFDs present a range of preventative security measures that empowers businesses to stay ahead of data protection. Additional security features now include an all-new device security function that verifies system at startup, allowing users to safely power-on the MFDs based on Root of Trust (RoT). Through regular system updates, the MFDs will be enhanced with runtime protection to prevent the running of unauthorised programs during device operation, in addition to startup. These countermeasures effectively prevent unknown attacks on the security mechanisms of MFDs which manage and store some of the most valuable business information.
Featuring a new Syslog protocol, the third edition MFDs send device information to Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions for monitoring. Upon detection of abnormal activities, the SIEM system sends real time alerts to administrators for immediate threat analysis and prevention. With improved transparency on device usage, businesses can better manage and deter potential data breaches. Additionally, an automated security certificate enrolment with Simple Certificate Enrolment Protocol (SCEP) helps reduce unnecessary administration by automatically updating the MFDs with latest security certificates.
Lifting Workplace Productivity
Designed for maximum ease of use, the third edition MFDs deliver a greater user experience with a brand-new User Interface (UI) known as the Home Screen. Combining the functions from both the Main Menu and Quick Menu, the rearranged UI enables users to operate the MFDs with greater ease. With a new Timeline feature, the third edition MFDs provide shortcuts for past or repeated scan and copy jobs on the Home Screen. Users can streamline tasks and eliminate the inconvenience of repetitive operations, significantly improving productivity. Another notable productivity-enhancing feature, the Enhanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Mode ensures a more accurate identification of text during scanning, allowing users to reuse the scanned text for other work purposes conveniently.
Easing Print Management
Equipped to work seamlessly with award-winning Canon uniFLOW Online, a cloud-based print management solution, the third edition MFDs enable businesses to manage print environments effortlessly. Requiring no server investment and ongoing maintenance, the serverless print management solution provides businesses with central control by tracking print, scan, and copy costs for accurate allocation to users or departments. Administrators can view valuable usage information within the uniFLOW Online Dashboard and identify potential areas for cost reduction. The print management solution also helps to strengthen security by limiting unauthorised access and protecting confidential printouts with authentication.
The third edition of iR-ADV Generation 3 MFDs will be launched in February, please check with authorised Canon distributors and dealers for local market availability.
iR-ADV Generation 3 third edition portfolio comprises:
• iR-ADV C3500i III series
• iR-ADV C5500i III series
• iR-ADV C7500i III series
• iR-ADV C356i III series
• iR-ADV 4500i III series
• iR-ADV 6500i III series
• iR-ADV 8500 III series
• iR-ADV 615i / 715i III series (launching in May 2019)
About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.