LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 12, 2012 — Expanding the imageRUNNER ADVANCE lineup, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 series, a versatile and foundational monochrome MFP for mid-volume office environments. The new models offer advanced solutions for improving small department and large workgroup productivity and collaboration. They feature one-stop operations, multi-tasking capabilities and an improved user interface for a more intuitive operation, along with improvements in productivity, high-volume paper handling capabilities and flexible in-line finishing options.
As the newest addition to the imageRUNNER ADVANCE product line, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4051/4045/4035/4025 models will serve as an upgrade path for the imageRUNNER 3245 series. The 4000 series improvements from its predecessor include utilization of the ADVANCE architecture and interface, faster B&W output speeds and color scan speeds and the ability to accept a wider range of paper weights and media. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4051/4045/4035/4025 models produce letter-sized black-and-white output at 51 ppm, 45 ppm, 35 ppm and 25 ppm, respectively and incorporate a 100-sheet capacity scanner and auto-duplex document feeder to easily convert paper documents to digital files. Its powerful system architecture is then able to process even the largest and most complex jobs quickly, moving them through the network at remarkable speeds via Universal Send in formats that reduce file sizes without losing the integrity.
“The imageRUNNER ADVANCE products work seamlessly together as a document management system that increases workplace efficiency through advanced hardware and software technologies,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “With the addition of the 4000 series, we are expanding our lineup for the small office and workgroup markets, providing a powerful tool with the latest technologies to help those businesses operate at their highest productivity levels.”
Sleek, Easy-to-Use Design and High-Quality Output
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 series user interface has been designed for greater simplicity and ease-of-use. These include the addition of a large, full-color 8.4" high-resolution TFT screen with wide viewing angles and clear images. Menus have been optimized to help streamline workflow, giving one-touch access to system functions. On-screen buttons and workflows can be further customized by each user or department for a personalized and productive experience.
The 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution produces fine lines and crisp text, and half-tones are set and rendered at the ideal levels. Finally, through a choice of modular accessories, including an optional internal hole-punch that helps reduce the machine’s footprint, document finishing process is kept professional for the end-user.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 series may be equipped with optional industry-leading workflow solutions such as uniFLOW, which saves time and money by providing effective controls over the entire fleet; eCopy ShareScan, a line of document imaging solutions that adds innovative, personalized scan and workflow features, including automated document and forms processing – allowing office workers the ability to turn paper into automated digital information; and imageRUNNER ADVANCE Essentials, an integrated software suite designed to enhance the end-user experience and interaction with imageRUNNER ADVANCE models.
Improved Access, Collaboration and Security
In today’s always-on, global work environment, businesses can miss significant opportunities if any part of their operational infrastructure, such as document processing, goes down. To improve uptime and efficiencies, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE models address this issue with solutions such as the imageWARE Enterprise Management Console, a highly scalable web-based management utility capable of installing, monitoring and managing multiple Canon and third- party networked devices on customer networks. The Enterprise Management Console provides an overall proactive and automated centralized device management solution for Canon MDS.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 series models also make it easy to collaborate on documents across the network and through the cloud. The Canon Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE is a free application that connects the imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system directly to Microsoft® SharePoint© Online and Google Docs™ Cloud. Advanced Box, a built-in document sharing solution, further enables collaboration by giving users access to the system’s storage space from multiple locations, including PCs and other networked imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems, while still allowing for local saving of documents as well for those needing privacy.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 series multifunction office systems have obtained Common Criteria Certification conforming to the IEEE 2600.1 standard. The IEEE2600.1 standard is a Protection Profile for Hard Copy devices used in "Operational Environment A", which is generally characterized as a restrictive commercial information processing environment in which a relatively high level of document security, operational accountability, and information assurance are required. Typical information processed in "Operational Environment A" is trade secret, mission-critical, or subject to legal and regulatory considerations such as for privacy or governance.
Efficiencies Save Time and Money for Business, and Help Reduce Stress on the Environment
Keeping with Canon’s commitment to the environment, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 series was built from the ground-up, being mindful of energy conservation and resources, CO2 emissions, heat reduction and pollution prevention. The product line meets the ENERGY STAR Equipment Program guidelines for energy efficiency, is RoHS compliant, and meets as many as 11 other eco label standards in 10 geographic regions.
The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4051 model is expected to be available in March through Canon Authorized Dealers and Canon Business Solutions. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4045/4035/4025 models are expected to be available in May. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the main unit are: