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Adobe and Canon Advance Office Document Solutions on Canon Products


New imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series to Take Advantage of Adobe Technology to Advance Printing, Scanning and Document Security

Barcelona, SPAIN — Helping organizations reach new levels of printing, scanning and document security in office environments, Canon Inc. and Adobe Systems Incorporated have entered into a global agreement to embed Adobe technology into Canon’s newest family of office document solutions. This agreement is an extension of an alliance between the two companies established in 2005.

Leveraging this partnership, Canon, worldwide leader in imaging solutions, will promote a number of Adobe technologies within the new Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series, benefiting knowledge workers in the areas of document output, workflow and security. The technologies include:

Adobe® PostScript® 3™ Printing – With Canon’s new imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems, embedded printing capabilities, including support for Adobe PostScript 3 will be available to help organizations achieve higher document control and quality at an affordable price.

Adobe PDF Technology – Supporting Adobe PDF technologies, including PDF Reader® Extensions, PDF/A-1b archiving support, Optimize PDF for Web, Adobe PDF file formats and Digital Signatures, Canon’s new imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems are capable of enhancing end-user information workflows within PDF centric business processes.

Adobe LiveCycle® Rights Management ES* – With integration to LiveCycle Rights Management ES directly from the imageRUNNER ADVANCE control panel, users can easily apply LiveCycle document security policies to scanned documents assuring valuable corporate information is protected regardless of where and to whom it is sent.

“Working with industry-leading partners such as Adobe has allowed us to develop value added capabilities on the imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform which we expect to deliver tremendous benefits to regional and global organizations,” said Gary Horsfall, director, Global Sales and Professional Services, Canon Business Solutions, Canon Europe. “The combination of Canon’s advanced innovation and Adobe’s industry-leading technologies will allow both companies to offer their customers enhanced document management solutions as well as improved document security.”

“Canon and Adobe share a great heritage in providing compelling document solutions to the market,” said Naresh Gupta, senior vice president, Print and Publishing at Adobe. “With the integration of Adobe PDF technology into Canon’s leading office imaging products, enterprises will be able to turn paper documents into intelligent, policy-protected PDFs and further maximize their return on investment.”

Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series, representing the Company’s latest technology offering, is a new document services platform that blends hardware, software and services to advance modern business environments. By supporting the latest capabilities inherent in Adobe PostScript, LiveCycle and the PDF file format, customers are afforded a greater level of flexibility when printing, scanning and storing document with the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series.

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About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 120 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.

Canon believes that considering the interests of society and the environment is an integral part of good business practice. This is embodied in its corporate philosophy Kyosei – ‘To live and work together for the common good’.

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