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Canon U.S.A. Now Provider of SAP-Approved Digital Imaging Equipment

Canon Joins SAP® Printer Vendor Program as Gold-level Member, Bringing Support to SAP Business Software Environments for New imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series and Beyond

Las Vegas, September 22, 2009 – Further extending its support for business-critical software applications, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital document imaging and advanced office solutions, today announced that Canon Inc. has joined the SAP® Printer Vendor program as a gold-level member. Through its participation in this global program, Canon plans to develop device types for new printing systems to enable customers to print documents from within their SAP applications.

"We are pleased to be working closely with SAP to extend the capabilities and applications of our digital imaging equipment," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "Canon's participation in this program reaffirms our commitment to supporting the various business applications our customers choose, including SAP solutions. This relationship will help ensure customers with the most widely used business software in the market have an easy and effortless experience when printing to Canon systems."

Through the SAP Printer Vendor program, participating printer vendors, including Canon, have access to specific SAP development resources and environments to optimize support for their devices operating in SAP-based environments. Beginning with the newly announced imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series, new device types for Canon devices will be distributed and supported through SAP.

Implementations of SAP-approved device types enable access to a range of output capabilities available on Canon MFP/SFP for business environments that utilize SAP applications. The SAP-approved device types will be available in both PS and PCL formats and offer support for a range of print options and functionalities.

Canon U.S.A. plans also continue to support Canon-developed device types for current and legacy MFP/SFP devices for use with SAP applications, further ensuring continuity of support for a wide range of digital office systems in SAP environments. These device types will continue to be made available through the Canon USA website (

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 third overall in the U.S. in 2008†, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2008 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Canon is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all products. 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

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