It has launched two new compact black-and-white multifunctional devices (MFDs) as part of its ImageRunner Advance range, which it claims will create new revenue opportunities in the desktop capture and output market.
According to the company’s recent Office Insights report, value and cost of MFDs were found to be the most important factors in the purchasing process for 34 percent of decision makers, followed closely by reliability – 20 percent and output quality – 18 percent.
Canon said its new devices helped bridge this gap and also added to its partner’s portfolio.
The new ImageRunner Advance 400i and 500i A4 devices have output and capture capabilities in a compact design claimed to provide users with smarter ways of working.
End-users can print from any Google Cloud Print enabled web-connected device, or scan to and print from the iPad, iPhone and Android mobile devices. The Uniflow platform is said to offer configurable document workflows to larger organisations or more demanding environments.
Uniflow also provides a secure platform for users to print from any device to any networked MFD.
The ImageRunner Advance 400i and 500i devices will be available across the UK & Ireland from 1 May 2013.