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KidZ & Tech 2.0 – The Future Rebooted At KidZania

To inspire greater interest in technology and its varied applications, KidZania Kuala Lumpur just announced KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted with partners VR Lab Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.


KidZ & Tech 2.0 – The Future Rebooted At KidZania

From 16 May – 24 June 2017, daily interactive workshops and hands-on activities bring technology to life, in line with KidZania’s mission to help children “Learn Life Today”.

These activities, powered by the programme partners, engage children and showcase technology in different ways:

  • Virtual Reality with VR Lab Bhd: Using specially-designed goggles, children get to completely immerse themselves in a computer-generated, 3-dimensional 360-degree environment; with the help of an advanced control system, they get to touch and interact with items in this environment as though they are real.
  • 360-degree Photo-Taking with U Mobile Sdn Bhd: Get creative with a smartphone – just remain in a single standing position and turn a full 360-degrees circle to take a great photo, which will be shared on the KidZania Kuala Lumpur Facebook page! Choose from Street View, Surround Shot or use the Photo Sphere mode.
  • Augmented Reality Colouring: Bridge the gap between static pages and animated characters – children can watch their colouring sheet come alive beyond the page with the Stabilo 3D Colors app.
  • Coding: Children will be guided to build their own Star Wars galaxy with code and to design their own game, such as programming BB-8 to collect scrap metal using blocks or Javascript…all in the span of 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, on weekends, children get to enjoy two additional activities – the family-friendly Mystery Skype on weekends where a mystery caller will provide clues for children and parents so they can guess the identity of the caller; and sessions on Kahoot!, the popular learning game, where children will get to test their knowledge on KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

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Canon Accounts Payable Processing Solution Launched

Kuala Lumpur, 9 August 2016Canon Malaysia today launched the Accounts Payable Processing Solution from IRIS to help businesses deliver enhanced invoice processing performance through automation. As a critical accounting function, a robust process of invoice processing has been proven to yield higher work productivity, improved time savings from processing and enhanced accuracy of documentation for compliance controls.

“Invoice processing is an essential business operation but manual processes such as data entry and paper handling are not only time-consuming but also prone to inaccuracies, which gives cause for inefficiencies,’’ said Alvin Lee, Head of Business Imaging Solution Division, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. “The Canon Accounts Payable Processing solution enables significant time and cost savings by automating the invoicing process to enable the divestment of time to focus on the core business.”


Invoicing made seamless

Through IRIS technology, Canon offers an advanced suite of data capture tools that scans and extracts key information from documents in a variety of formats to connect and integrate with the back office in real time.

For example, essential information such as purchase order number, account code, supplier information are extracted for automated validation, which saves the user the time from the tedious process of manual data entry. Should there be errors or missing information, the user is automatically flagged for the user’s further verification.

Upon validation of information, the invoices are automatically matched to corresponding purchase orders and delivery notes. Thereafter, the invoice will be sent to the approver for authorization. After the invoice has been authorized for payment, it is securely archived into the database for easy retrieval.


Significant efficiencies achieved with transparency and accuracy

The Accounts Payable Processing Solution enables resources to be leveraged more effectively so teams can work with greater efficiency and focus on higher value work for the business.

Automating the invoice process enhances the compliance framework of the business and mitigate risks. Business owners are assured that the data is securely archived and in a situation where there is a need for audit or an invoice query, the digital document is swiftly retrieved for tracing information relating to the visible flow of approvals.


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Key Benefits

  • Minimization of manual data entry for higher work productivity
  • Enhanced audit trail
  • Customization of workflows to business needs (e.g. approval processes)
  • Increased visibility of un-posted invoices
  • Successful linkage with back-end systems (e.g. SAP ERP)
  • Reduction of paper in the office
  • Easier sharing via e-documents on a centralized system


Canon Accounts Payable Processing Solution Availability

The Canon Accounts Payable Processing Solution is now available from Canon and all Canon authorised distributors.


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Canon iR-ADV 6500i & 8500 Launched

Kuala Lumpur, 21 April 2016Canon 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.

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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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Canon 1D X Mark II First Look

On April 14, 2016, Canon officially launched the long-awaited successor to their EOS-1D X professional DSLR camera 0 the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon). Launch just over 4 years later, the 1D X Mark II boasts a bevy of new imaging technologies. Take a look at this specification comparison of the new Mark II camera, and its predecessor, the original EOS-1D X.

SpecificationsEOS-1D X Mark IIEOS-1D X
Imaging Sensor35 mm Full Frame (36 x 24 mm) CMOS
Sensor Effective PixelsApprox. 20.2 megapixelsApprox. 18.1 megapixels
AF Points at f/861 points or 21 cross-type points (all individually selectable)1 cross-type point
Metering Sensor360,000 pixel RGB + IR sensor (with dedicated DiGiC 6 processor)100,000 pixel RGB sensor (with dedicated DiGiC 4 processor)
ISO SensitivityAuto : 100 - 51,200
Low : 50
High : Up to 409,600 (H3)
Auto : 100 - 51,200
Low : 50
High : Up to 204,800 (H2)
Continuous Shooting Speed14 fps with full AF / AE
16 fps in Live View Mode (no AF / AE)
12 fps with full AF / AE
14 fps in Live View Mode (no AF / AE)
GPSBuilt-in with auto time updateExternal accessory
Movie Recording CapabilityDCI 4K videos at up to 50/60 fps (maximum 29 minutes, 59 seconds)
Full HD up to 100 / 120 fps
Full HD videos at up to 25/30 fps (maximum 29 minutes, 59 seconds)
AF in MoviesDual Pixel CMOS AF with touch panel LCDContrast detection AF (no servo)

You can get more details of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II in our 1D X Mark II launch coverage.

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Canon 1D X Mark II First Look

After the Canon 1D X Mark II launch event, we had some time to take a video of this professional DSLR camera. We also had the opportunity to test its focus peaking capability at the end of the video. Check it out!

Here is the video transcript :

Canon calls the new 1D X Mark II the King of EOS. Let’s take a look and see if it lives up to that claim, and what it offers over its predecessor.

Canon first released the 1D X in March 2012, with an 18 MP CMOS sensor, 12 fps continuous shooting speed and full HD video recording capability.

Now, four years later, the 1D X Mark II brings with it a bevy of improvements.

It now sports a 20.2 MP CMOS sensor with dual DiGiC 6+ image processors and expanded ISO speeds of up to 409,600.

You can now shoot continuously at 14 fps, or 16 fps in the Live View mode. You can also record 4K videos at up to 60 fps, or full HD videos at up to 120 fps.

The 1D X Mark II also features a new 360,000 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor and Dual Pixel Auto-Focus capability, allowing for faster and more accurate focusing and tracking of the subject.

The 1D X Mark II also features built-in GPS, allowing to automatically geo-tag your photos and videos.

The new Canon 1D X Mark II has a magnesium alloy body that is dust and drip-proof to protect it against the harsh elements. It also boasts a shutter life expectancy of 400,000 cycles.

The king of EOS retails for RM 25,299 or about USD 6,325.


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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Launch, Price & Specifications

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Launched!

On April 14, Canon launched the King of EOS, the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon). This is the long-awaited successor to the Canon EOS-1D X which was launched in March of 2012 – four long years ago. As such, the Mark II offers the latest developments in imaging technologies.

In this video, Jeffrey Kung (Assistant Director, Consumer Imaging and Information Division, Canon Marketing Malaysia) describes the new features packed into the new EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon). He also took the opportunity to summarise the key features of the other Canon cameras released in 2016.

Don’t forget to check out our First Look At The EOS-1D X Mark II!


EOS-1D X Mark II Key Features

Built for quality high-speed photography

A split second can mean a lot to professional photographers, especially those in the sports, journalism and wildlife fields. Beyond being there in the right moment to capture that one unique shot, professionals require equipment quick enough to capture that split second, in impeccable image quality, with precise focus for a perfectly composed shot – something that the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) is capable of delivering. With its new 61-point all points selectable AF system with 41-points cross type AF, photographers benefit from an expanded AF area (approximately 24 percent vertically) compared to the EOS-1D X.

Its low-intensity limit function at the centre AF is also improved to EV-3, thus ensuring a solid performance even in low-light and low contrast conditions. Beyond the hardware, the DSLR is equipped with Al servo AF III+, a new AF algorithm with AI servo scenes analysis that improves AF precision in scenarios involving fast and unexpected movements. With all 61-points compatible to effective aperture of f/8 or faster, autofocusing is possible even when using tele-converters on super telephoto lenses, equipment common in wildlife and sports photography.

Additionally, the mirror on the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) is constructed with a new drive mechanism that quickly suppresses vibration which enables the DSLR to deliver a quick frame rate of 14 fps with AF and auto-exposure tracking enabled, and an even more impressive 16 fps when shooting with Live View, with no screen blackout. With a CFast 2.0 card slot for high-speed writing, the EOS-1D X Mark II can capture up to 170 RAW images and an unlimited number of JPEG images in continuous shooting mode.


4K image quality for EOS Movie

In 2012, the EOS-1D C was the first EOS DSLR to incorporate 4K movie recording. With the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon), users are now able to utilize 4K motion JPEG at 60/50p, resulting in amazingly smooth footages. The EOS-1D X Mark II’s Full HD recording feature comes with a new High Frame Rate mode that allows recording at 120/100, enabling slow motion video recording. The inclusion of a CFast slot caters to these high data-rate shooting modes.

With the addition of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF), a first in the EOS-1D series, users utilising phase-detection in Live View mode benefit from extremely fast auto-focusing and efficient tracking of moving subjects without aperture limitations. The DSLR also support EV-3 for all effective AF points within the sensor area when shooting 4K movies.

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Similar to the EOS 7D Mark II, the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) includes selectable adjustments for Movie Servo AF speed and Movie Servo AF tracking sensitivity, giving users more flexibility in controlling focus racking during video shooting. Additionally, the EOS-1D X Mark II is equipped with touch focus function for its DAF feature. With this, users can easily switch focus by tapping the LCD panel for AF point selection in Live View mode.

With the DSLR’s 4K Frame Grab function, users can also easily extract images of approximately 8.8 megapixels in JPEG format from 4K movies recorded on the camera without connecting to a computer. The camera’s ability to shoot at 60p means sports and wildlife photographers can now pick one out of the sixty images in every second of the video, thereby achieving a much higher image hit-rate and improving work efficiency.

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Top-class image quality

The EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) breaks new ground for the EOS line with a newly developed 35mm full frame CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, enhanced resolution of 20.2-megapixel images, and expanded ISO speeds of up to 409,600, one full stop higher than its predecessor the EOS-1D X. With this, users are able to achieve better shooting results in lowlight.

The new 360,000 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor and EOS iTR AF system on the EOS-1D X Mark II greatly improves tracking precision. For indoor shoots under artificial lighting, photographers can turn on an anti-flicker mode to detect high frequency flickering of lights, thus ensuring better exposure stability. With this feature, irregular exposure and colours caused by flickering lights can be better managed.

A new in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer is now able to process and optimize RAW images in-camera. Previously available only in post-production, this editing function includes chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, and for the first time in EOS history, diffraction correction.

The combination of these corrective functions allows photographers to obtain higher quality JPEGs directly from the camera without using a computer, enabling fast image productions where time is of essence. The inclusion of Fine Detail picture style also pushes JPEG files to achieve even higher levels of sharpness.

Made to last

Every part of the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) from its mirror to shutter mechanisms is built for endurance and durability, giving the DSLR a shutter life expectancy of 400,000 cycles. The EOS-1D X Mark II is encased in a robust magnesium alloy body and designed to be dust and drip-proof for enhanced protection against the elements, essential for reliability in the professional photographer’s varied line of work especially when working at outdoor shoots.

In terms of design and ergonomics, the grip and button operations were improved for greater comfort and operability for photographers of varying hand sizes. The control configuration on the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) also makes the horizontal and vertical layouts more similar, so shooting landscape or portrait will have a similar feel. The EOS-1D X Mark II uses the LP-E19 battery, which has a 10% increase in capacity compared to the LP-E4N used in the EOS-1D X, providing photographers with longer usage while in the field.

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Built in GPS function and optional Wireless File Transmitter

For the first time in the EOS-1D series, GPS is built into the body of the camera. This allows all the photos to be tagged with accurate location information, providing users specific location references especially when traveling in between assignments and locations. Access to satellite clocks also ensures accurate time-stamp information, allowing for more efficient organization of images.

File transfer is also made easy with the Wireless File Transmitter, WFT-E8D, available as an option with the EOS-1D X Mark II. The WFT-E8D supports high speed file transfer which supports IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band) wireless LAN.

When mounted on the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon), it allows seamless wireless connection between the photographer’s smartphone and the camera, allowing photographers to remotely control the camera for still image shooting, movie recording and transferring of images from camera to smartphone all via Canon’s Camera Connect app. The EOS-1D X Mark II is also equipped with a USB 3.0 port for high speed data transfer.


EOS-1D X Mark II Price & Availability

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is now available in Malaysia at a recommended retail price of RM 25,299 (inclusive of 6% GST). That is roughly US$ 6,325.

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