Canon expands its imageRunner Advance platform with 4500 MFP Series

The newest addition to Canon's ImageRunner Advance platform is the ImageRunner 4500 Series of MFPs.
The newest addition to Canon’s popular ImageRunner Advance platform is the ImageRunner 4500 Series of MFPs.

Canon U.S.A.’s latest addition its highly successful, third-generation imageRunner Advance series is the new 4500 Series of multifunction printers. The information management platform combines powerful scanning capabilities with advanced personalization and additional security features. The new imageRunner Advance 4551i, 4545i, 4535i and 4525i models offer document workflow systems for small to mid-size offices, departments within large enterprises, and document-intensive industries that require efficient, cost-effective, monochrome printing – including legal, financial services, education and healthcare. Designed to help businesses save time and improve productivity, these models offer a strong set of standard features, including a single-pass duplex scanning document feeder (standard with 4551i and 4545i models, and optional for 4535i and4525i models). This feature delivers higher sheet capacity and scanning speeds more than nine times faster than predecessor models, said the OEM.

George Mikolay.
George Mikolay.

“Canon has a strong reputation in the A3 market for offering reliable, easily adaptable systems that enhance existing workflows,” said George Mikolay, Senior Product Editor, A3 Copiers and MFPs, Keypoint Intelligence. “With this latest product line upgrade, Canon has demonstrated its commitment to this market segment by bringing its latest innovations in this area to these A3 MFPs – most notably seen in their fast scanning capability, customization ability and easy connection to their uniFlow Online solution.”

The third-generation imageRunner Advance models include advanced personalization and can support third-party cloud services using the optional Advance Cloud Portal. In addition, the 4500 Series includes enhanced standard security features found on other third-generation models, including Universal Login Manager (ULM), a server-less authentication solution that can allow businesses to provide customization without compromising on control. Upon authentication at the device, the My Advance solution interfaces with each individual’s preferred functions and settings, while also helping control user access, meeting both the access control needs of the enterprise environment and the customization expectations of the individual. Customers in educational institutions may find these particularly helpful in providing secure, confusion-free use to teachers, instructors and other users to enable them to more easily access and print the documents needed for the classroom – and spend more time focused on their students.

canonimagerunner4500series2-inThe 4500 Series provides powerful new scanning capabilities that help decrease the time needed to complete the paper-to-digital journey. Each model also supports a variety of finishing options, including hole-punching, staple-free stapling, staple-on-demand and booklet making. Combined with the imageRunner Advance Desktop, legal firms can more easily combine scanned images and other files to better support eDiscovery and case management needs, while meeting court and client deadlines. The 4500 Series can also be connected to the optional uniFlow and uniFlow Online solution – a cloud-based print management solution for companies wanting more control and tracking of their printing.

Helping to limit access to sensitive information, the series also features a set of standard security capabilities and can support optional capabilities. For example, the MFPs include a standard Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Encryption function with FIPS140-2 validation which, when activated, automatically encrypts data stored on the main unit’s HDD, thereby helping to restrict access to the customer’s data. These security features and other optional features help financial and healthcare customers protect client and patient information, while helping them meet ever-growing privacy regulations.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.