Canon Europe has announced the imageRUNNER C1530 Series, designed to drive collaboration and support digital transformation in today's hybrid working reality. With many businesses reviewing the role of the traditional office, workspaces which allow colleagues to truly collaborate, even across distributed locations, are key to success. The imageRUNNER C1533iF and C1538iF A4 colour multifunctional devices are packed with tools for collaboration and can seamlessly integrate into multiple working environments, from satellite hubs to small or medium-sized offices, or as an integral part of a fleet of office devices.
The imageRUNNER C1530 Series offers optional cloud connectivity, enabled by Canon's cloud-based solution, uniFLOW Online. The solution allows the devices to connect cloud-storage destinations such as Dropbox and OneDrive, meaning users can easily store and share digitised documents with colleagues. Furthermore, uniFLOW Online provides a single platform to connect all working locations, including the 'My Print Anywhere' feature which allows the user to securely access and release print jobs from any device connected to the cloud service - perfect for employees who spend their time between different working environments.
To ensure time in the office is maximised, the imageRUNNER C1530 Series offers the ability to personalise document processes, which cuts downtime spent at the device and helps teams get work done faster. The devices can digitise paper documents with fast, one-pass double-sided scanning, whilst smart scanning features - powered by Optical Character Recognition - cut down the need for manual data entry by automatically extracting information from paper documents.
The imageRUNNER C1530 Series also supports simpler IT management for hybrid working, with native compatibility with Universal Print by Microsoft and uniFLOW Online. Universal Print by Microsoft makes device set up and maintenance easier for devices by moving print infrastructure to the cloud, eliminating the need for onsite driver management. Meanwhile, uniFLOW Online offers simple, centralised cloud-based print management of a device fleet, no matter where they're based, including control over costs, intelligent auditing, budgeting, and reporting.
Hiro Imamura, Vice President Marketing, Document Solutions Group, Canon Europe said, "as co-working spaces increase in popularity, businesses are looking for compact solutions which truly empower collaboration whilst ensuring security standards are withheld. The imageRUNNER C1533iF and C1538iF expand on our award-winning A4 range and are perfectly equipped to meet these evolving workplace needs."
The imageRUNNER C1530 Series offers inbuilt McAfee Embedded Control, in addition to Canon's Verify System at Startup which guards against advanced threats and data loss by blocking unauthorised applications. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) support real-time threat detection and security incident response, while Secure Print and Encrypted PDF functions users can protect document and data confidentiality with confidence.
Canon's imageRUNNER range is built with sustainability in mind, meeting environmental standards and supporting a more sustainable future. The C1530 Series helps customers reach their sustainability goals, for example through reduced paper and toner wastage.