Kuala Lumpur, 21 April 2016 – Canon today announced the launch of the third generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) A3 multi-function devices (MFDs). Designed and engineered to deliver the holistic document imaging needs of users today with speed and reliability, the new iR-ADV MFDs feature a new user interface for enhanced ease of use, and innovative features to improve workflows, maximise productivity and reinforce security.
Canon iR-ADV 6500i
Canon iR-ADV 8500
“Keeping the changing needs of modern workgroups in mind, we are proud to introduce the new generation series featuring a high level of connectivity and innovative smart features such as My ADVANCE and Intelligent Recovery. These features were designed to create a secure yet user-centric platform for enhanced process and cost efficiencies at the workplace,” said Alvin Lee, Head of Business Imaging Solution Division, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Harmony in Design and Brilliance in Simplicity
Offered in the new colour schemes of titanium white and damson black, the new iR-ADV series complement the aesthetic trends of the modern workplace. Designed with a touch-friendly interface for an intuitive experience, smartphone-like operations such as swipe and pinch make it easy and accessible for use.
Personalised Interface for Seamless Workflows
The third generation of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE is equipped with intelligent features which improve the workflow efficiencies in the working environment. Canon’s new My ADVANCE feature provides a unique experience for users to customise their workflows and preferences. This can range from personalising initial display screen and language to functions and frequently-used settings, enabling a one-step approach to streamlining their work process.
Intelligent Document Feeder enables advanced media handling capabilities such as the skip blank page function and double feed detection which minimizes the time taken to process and organise your documents accurately, thus improving productivity.
With connectivity vital for mobile workers in the digital age, the latest iR-ADV series is further enhanced with standard Wi-Fi connectivity function, allowing users to print wirelessly and obtain direct access point to support printing directly from their smart devices and scanning to their smart devices.
Security and Reliability Features for Additional Protection & Fleet Management
Security is a cornerstone of every business infrastructure. Hard Disk Drive (HDD) security in a MFD is an ongoing a concern to businesses for protecting information integrity. With the new iR-ADV devices, comprehensive HDD security comes standard with features such as HDD Data Erase, HDD Password Lock and HDD Encryption which is FIPS 140-2 validated.
Fleet management is made easy with the third generation of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE. Built-in with Remote Operator Software Kit, IT administrators are able to remotely assist users during troubleshooting without the need to be physically at the device. This enhances productivity and directs resource management in a more efficient manner. Content Delivery System (CDS) provides a way to automate firmware updates via eMaintenance allowing the entire device fleet to be updated in tandem. Scheduled updates can be arranged to take place during off-peak hours to further reduce interruptions.
Sustainable Design with Cost-Management Features
Canon maintains its reliable design with the environment in mind. The series offers an Intelligent Recovery module, which automatically recovers the device from sleep mode when users are detected approaching via motion sensors. The device will intelligently shift back to sleep mode when it is not being utilised, reducing power consumption. Users are now able to modify initial print settings at the device with the Forced Hold Print function, providing added convenience to users before print. Additionally, this function helps reduce toner wastage from accidental prints over a period of time.
With the addition of an optional external finisher, the iR-ADV series offers environmentally friendly features such as ECO-Staple, which also facilitates more compact document stacking and can be easily shredded.
Canon iR-ADV 6500i/8500 Availability
The first of the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE series is the monochrome iR-ADV 6500i/8500 series, which will be available at authorised Canon distributors and dealers from 21st April 2016 onwards.
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