The third generation of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) devices are equipped with system verification tools to safeguard against vulnerabilities and new features such as enhanced OCR to bolster reliability and productivity.
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 10 June
2019 - Canon today announced the new launch of the third generation
award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) range of multifunction devices
(MFDs). Designed for the ever-changing work environment of today, these MFDs
will meet the wide range of business documentation needs with the highest level
Fig 1: iR-ADV GEN III
The latest editon of the MFDs integrate key
security functions such as Encrypted Secure Print, Encrypted PDF and also a
secure cloud-based authentication, scanning and account solution that ensures
that confidential data is securely transferred within the office environment.
The new iR-ADV is equipped with enhanced
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to enable higher accuracy and speed of data
extraction for creation of text searchable PDF files. As such, it will be
easier to copy, paste and reuse information in other materials.
"Data and information are important business assets. At Canon, we believe that companies
big or small should be proactive in safeguarding their data against threats and
vulnerabilities," said Mr. Vincent Low, Director & General Manager of
Business Imaging Solutions, Canon Singapore. "In addition to enabling a more
secure document lifecyle, 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," Mr. Low added.
Features Reinforces Data Protection
The new iR-ADV Generation 3 MFDs have additional
security feaures which include an all-new device security function that
verifies the system at startup, allowing users to safely power-on the MFDs based
on Root of Trust (RoT). These countermeasures effectively prevent unknown
attacks on the security mechanisms of MFDs which manage some of the most
valuable business information.
With a new Syslog protocol, the MFDs send device information
to Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions which detects
threats and sends real-time alerts to immediately mitigate the issues at hand.
With improved transparency on device usage, businesses can better manange and
deter potential data breaches.
Lifting Workplace Productivity
maximum ease of use, the the latest MFDs deliver an enhanced user experience
with a brand-new User Interface (UI). The new UI enables users to operate the
MFDs with greater ease. Users can streamline tasks and eliminate the
inconvenience of repetitive operations, significantly improving productivity.
Designed to enhance productivity and user convenience, administrators can
determine whether to permit print jobs to be automatically printed upon user
authentication, thus facilitating efficiency and time savings.
Accountability with uniFLOW Online Express
standard feature, the third edition MFDs enable businesses to manage print
environments effortlessly. Requiring no server investment and ongoing
maintenance, it provides businesses with central control by tracking print,
scan, and copy costs for accurate allocation to users or departments. Users can
view valuable usage information within the uniFLOW Online Express Dashboard and
identify potential areas for cost savings.
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.
information is available at https://sg.canon/