Canon U.S.A. And Sepialine Sign Meap Licensing Agreement For A Customizable Print And Copy Accounting Solution
Canon U.S.A., Inc., and Sepialine, Inc., today announced that Sepialine will license Canon’s innovative Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform (MEAP) Software Developers Kit to design and develop a customizable print and copy tracking and billing solution for Canon imageRUNNER devices. Sepialine’s development under the agreement will help Sepialine customers – emphasizing architecture, engineering and construction – to better track prints and copies.
Sepialine’s innovative workflow improves on copy tracking by separating device access control and billing. With Sepialine, users access MFP devices using only a numeric passcode. Then, when the job is complete, the user can access the Sepialine desktop client on their personal computer to complete the accounting process. Unlike conventional copy tracking products that require numerous prompts and long key sequences, Sepialine copy tracking streamlines the process for users, resulting in increased accuracy and an improved user experience. Sepialine’s embedded MEAP application will eliminate the expense and hassle of external copy tracking terminals.
“The MEAP enabled cost tracking solution from Sepialine will afford users a number of features and benefits not easily available on an external MFP keypad,” said Dennis Amorosano, director and general manager, Solutions Business Development Division, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This new embedded application is another example of how Canon and its partners can enhance workflow through the industry leading MEAP technology, increasing productivity for the end-user.”
“We are pleased to be accepted in the Canon MEAP program,” said Mike Cahill, Sepialine Vice President of Engineering. “MEAP enables us to deliver on our vision of software-based job accounting with excellent workflow and usability.”
Canon was the first manufacturer in the industry to launch an MFP software development platform in 2003. The Java-based MEAP development environment provides a platform for the creation of unique applications, simplifying the interaction between users and Canon’s devices, while tying tightly into a user’s specific workflow. Since the introduction of MEAP, Canon has been working with third-party software vendors, customers and dealers to develop customized document workflow tasks on Canon imageRUNNER MFPs. MEAP-based applications are currently in use by organizations in the legal, hospitality, education and healthcare markets.
For more information on Canon’s Alliance Program, MEAP technology and obtaining software development tools, please visit www.developersupport.canon.com
Sepialine, Inc. delivers products and services to capture, analyze and report business expenses - print, copy, scan, fax and more - across multiple platforms and devices. Sepialine job accounting products are used by leading corporate and service professionals, including graphics, advertising, legal, architecture, engineering and reprographic companies, around the world. Founded in 1998, Sepialine is based in San Francisco. For more information visit www.sepialine.com, or call 800-404-9558.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2006 BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2006†, with global revenues of $34.9 billion. 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/pressroom.
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