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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Canon U.S.A. Launches New Cloud Portal For imageRUNNER ADVANCE Software

Free Software Enables Direct Access to Google Docs And Microsoft® SharePoint® Online Cloud Services

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 7, 2011 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the availability of its Cloud Portal software for imageRUNNER ADVANCE software enabling a broad range of Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems to access Google Docs and Microsoft SharePoint Online cloud-based services directly from the MFP panel. Developed by Canon U.S.A. using its MEAP technology, Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE software is available as a free application that allows users to scan and store paper-based documents directly to the cloud, as well as to print certain documents stored in the cloud to imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems.

The Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE software is a server-less, driver-less application that requires no additional hardware to enable direct connection to the cloud via the MEAP application. By facilitating direct integration with leading cloud services, the new application increases end-user flexibility and helps to increase productivity by allowing users to access cloud-stored data from a PC, tablet device or smart phone, and print or share the data with multiple users across locations. To print from the cloud, the Canon Direct Print Kit or the PS Printer Kit needs to be installed on the imageRUNNER office system.*
"Addressing the rising demand for round-the-clock access to critical work product by mobile workers, Canon U.S.A. is pleased to launch the Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE software," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "As cloud technology matures, the innovative hardware and carefully engineered software applications of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems product line make them ideal products for cloud applications."
The Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE software is now available to imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems users via the Canon U.S.A. website at Offering easy-to-implement deployment and integration with imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems, Canon's cloud portal software facilitates the establishment of print delivery and self-service print and scan architectures. Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE software's support for two of the most popular cloud service portals in the industry enables users to utilize an easy method for sharing documents and retrieving certain output across various locations.
Utilizing Canon's advanced imageCHIP system architecture, the revolutionary imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems line of color and black-and-white multifunction devices delivers extraordinary output quality and performance across a wide range of office and light production environments. Featuring an array of device management solutions including imageWARE Enterprise Management Console and uniFLOW® v5, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems line offers end-users significant flexibility, while high-yield toners help reduce total cost of ownership, further enhancing device performance.
Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems models are available for customer delivery through Authorized Canon Dealers and Canon Business Solutions.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2010†, with global revenues of more than US $45 billion and is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2010 list. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.
Specification and availability subject to change without notice.
* Select imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system models will require the Additional Memory Type B (512MB) option in addition to the Direct Print Kit or PS Printer Kit. If an imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system model is configured with an imagePASS or ColorPASS option, the Direct Print Kit is required

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