Canon Europe has launched two new product lines, the imageRUNNER C3226i and imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C3800 Series, designed to be power-efficient, secure hybrid working. These latest additions further expand and complete the brand's office colour A3 multifunction portfolio to offer a solution for every budget, business size and working setup.
As many organisations develop long-term hybrid working strategies, staff will be moving between centralised offices, collaboration hubs and remote working environments. For this new way of working, shared facilities, such as colour A3 multifunction devices, will have a crucial role in ensuring consistent infrastructure and enabling business continuity. Canon's new devices deliver enhanced connectivity, productivity, sustainability, and security features to support safe collaboration across these varied workspaces.
The new imageRUNNER C3226i is designed to support productivity in hybrid working environments, with a range of improved performance and usability features, including a new controller and faster print speeds of 26 pages per minute (ppm). Additionally, a new update to the uniFLOW platform 2021.2 implements extended scan to and print from cloud capabilities, as well as a Microsoft Teams connector, allowing businesses to better leverage a mix of cloud and on-premise technology.
Enhanced with the serviceability features of the existing imageRUNNER DX range, the imageRUNNER C3226i is quick and straightforward to maintain, maximising uptime and the security capabilities of the imageRUNNER C3226i have been brought in line with the current imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX range.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C3800 Series offers all the usability and serviceability benefits of the imageRUNNER C3226i, including the uniFLOW 2021.2 upgrades, plus additional productivity, and security features to suit busy hybrid office environments. With an image capture rate of 270 images per minute (ipm), the devices offer rapid paper-to-digital conversion, so employees can quickly create and share copies with colleagues based in other locations.
The Series also integrates smoothly with third-party software such as Therefore Online and IRIS, and Canon's cloud-based document management service, Cloud Workspace Collaboration – Process Automation, fitting easily into bespoke enterprise workflows without complex configuration. Connectivity features such as Near-Field Communication (NFC) and BlueTooth, as well as compatibility with uniFLOW and uniFLOW Online, mean the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C3800 Series can easily work with other devices and solutions in an organisation's wider information workflow.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C3800 Series also shares the same hardware, parts, and accessories as the imageRUNNER C3226i, making for lower maintenance and stock costs for businesses running both devices as part of a fleet.
Taz Nakamasu, Executive Vice President of B2B Document Solutions, Canon Europe said, "as businesses begin to reopen their offices, many are adopting new, more hybrid ways of working, requiring a flexible approach that allows employees to move between locations. As such, there's an increasing need for solutions that enable people to access and share their documents regardless of where they are physically based. Our broad portfolio already caters to a wide variety of hybrid working situations and these latest additions only continue to strengthen that.
"Maintaining awareness of the growing and changing needs of our customers is of paramount importance, as is evolving our portfolio to not only meet but exceed those expectations. Building on the improvements already made to our A3 ranges earlier this year, these new advancements brought by the imageRUNNER C3226i and imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C3800 Series allow us to deliver a full suite of powerful, secure, colour A3 devices, that support businesses of every size with their transition to new ways of working."