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Canon U.S.A. Announces Availability Of Mobile Print Solution For imageRUNNER ADVANCE Office Systems


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. November 1, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of the EFI™ PrintMe® mobile print solution for Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction office products (MFPs). Developed by EFI utilizing Canon's MEAP platform, EFI PrintMe provides an intuitive method for mobile device users to send documents through EFI's PrintMe Service for output on Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs. Offering significant flexibility and convenience, the new solution is ideal for mobile users who expect and demand print functionality from their mobile devices.*

EFI™ PrintMe® mobile print solution for Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE supports Apple® iOS, RIM® Blackberry® OS and Google Android™ mobile platforms and the phone, tablet, and mobile device technologies based on those platforms including iPhone, iPad, Blackberry Smartphones and Android Smartphones. The support of all major mobile platforms and devices provides businesses and enterprises with the flexibility to provide their users with a broad variety of options for their mobile printing needs, as well as the benefit of keeping their current service provider to accommodate mobile printing.

EFI™ PrintMe® mobile print solution does not require a user to download drivers or install a mobile app to facilitate mobile print. This flexibility may be appealing for enterprise and small-to-medium sized businesses looking to enable print functionality for documents uploaded to the PrintMe Service, without significantly adding to the cost of the application.** In addition, the ease-of-use may be another incentive for businesses and enterprises looking to implement a mobile print solution for their on-the-go workers.

"Canon is pleased to add a new level of print flexibility and convenience to the imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "With the increasing demand for on-the-go print technologies, the EFI PrintMe mobile print solution for Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE solution was developed for professionals requiring round-the-clock access to print documents via a convenient, easy-to-use mobile printing solution."

"The world of enterprise printing has fundamentally changed with the increased usage of personal tablets and smartphones in businesses," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "Whenever there has been a change in the requirements for enterprise printing, EFI has been at the forefront of the industry in working with partners such as Canon to deliver new technology solutions. The release of EFI PrintMe further demonstrates our commitment to adding value to our partners' solutions."

The EFI PrintMe solution accommodates mobile professionals who need to remotely print their documents stored in EFI's PrintMe Service and fulfills the need for a convenient easy-to-use mobile printing solution.

For more information about Canon's complete line of document management products and solutions, please visit www.usa.canon.com

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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. With more than $45 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks fourth overall in patent holdings in the U.S. in 2010†, and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2011. 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. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

*EFI PrintMe is only compatible with EFI PrintMe Service.

** In order to print from the EFI PrintMe Service to an imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system, a Canon Direct Print Kit or a PS Printer Kit (each sold separately) needs to be installed.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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