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Canon Highlights New Imageware At Ondemand

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Boston, March 4, 2008 – Delivering value to end users through advanced document management, handling and delivery capabilities, Canon U.S.A., Inc., today launched new versions of its popular imageWARE Prepress Manager, Enterprise Management Console, Document Manager, Scan Manager and Accounting Manager at AIIM On Demand. In addition, the Company launched a version of PaperToOffice Pro that will allow users to scan paper-based documents on MEAP based imageRUNNER devices and convert the documents directly to a Microsoft Office format.

"Whether a small, medium or large organization, the better handling of document output through a total hardware and software solution can add tremendous value to one's investment in digital imaging equipment," said Dennis Amorosano, senior director, Solutions Business Development Division, Canon U.S.A. "The imageWARE line and available applications that leverage our MEAP technology have helped many organizations better and more easily handle documents, while increasing the value of their overall technology investment."

imageWARE Prepress Manager Version 1.2
Canon's imageWARE Prepress Manager provides print shop operators with an easy and intuitive document make-ready tool complete with detailed page layout viewing options, page level editing control, support for variable data and the ability to export documents in PDF format with job ticketing settings. With the introduction of the Perfect Binder for the imagePRESS C7000VP, customers utilizing imageWARE Prepress Manager can now completely automate the process of book creation easily supporting document imposition, registration marks, spine editing and binding options.

imageWARE Prepress Manager Version 1.2 has a suggested list of $9,140 for a single desktop license and is expected to ship in early April. Customers purchasing the current version of imageWARE Prepress Manager will receive a free upgrade to the newest version, once available.

imageWARE Enterprise Management Console Version 2.0
imageWARE Enterprise Management Console was developed to provide advanced automated task management, such as retrieving/distributing device settings and Address Books, rebooting devices, discovering new devices, automating meter reads, and sending e-mail alerts. The new imageWARE Enterprise Management Console Version 2.0 provides an enhanced Installer that requires very minimal user operation during the installation process and an enhanced User Interface to simplify the user interaction. With added support for capturing meters for all non-Canon (Standard MIB Compliant) devices through its Meter Capture Plug-in, Enterprise Management Console delivers one common interface for all device management needs. In addition, the latest version features a new plug-in to download fonts and color profiles directly to imageRUNNER devices.

imageWARE Enterprise Management Console ships free with all imageCLASS, imageRUNNER and imagePRESS engines. imageWARE Enterprise Management Console Version 2.0 will be available for immediate download from Canon U.S.A.'s Web site at www.usa.canon.com.

imageWARE Document Manager and Scan Manager Version 4.1
imageWARE Document Manager is a document management system that allows users to effectively manage critical business documents from the desktop to the enterprise, while Canon's imageWARE Scan Manager is an image-capture front-end that can be used with document and content management applications to perform batch scanning and production-level indexing. The newest versions, imageWARE Document Manager Version 4.1 and imageWARE Scan Manager Version 4.1, offer improved user operation features and MFP integration for efficient business workflow. When used in combination with Canon imageRUNNER MFPs, customers can create automated document workflows by enabling one-touch buttons on the imageRUNNER MFP display. Through this operation, moving documents from paper to digital, indexing and storage become as simple as the touch of a button.

imageWARE Document Manager and imageWARE Scan Manager Version 4.1 will begin shipping at the end of March. Customers purchasing the existing version of these products will be automatically eligible to receive free upgrades to the new version, once available.

imageWARE Accounting Manager Version 5.1
imageWARE Accounting Manager Version 5.1 expands Canon's capabilities by aiding customers in better controlling document production costs. imageWARE Accounting Manager is used in varying industry sectors, including legal, education, architectural and general business environments, to effectively track document product costs, assign costs to appropriate users, or to bill clients for document production related activities. With support for Windows Vista, SQL 2005 and enhancements in billing code functionality, imageWARE Accounting Manager Version 5.1 improves Canon's ability to meet changing customer operating environments.

imageWARE Accounting Manager Version 5.1 can be purchased in multiple server configurations and has a suggested retail price of $4,000 for a single server implementation. imageWARE Accounting Manager Version 5.1 is available for immediate shipment.

PaperToOffice Pro for Canon MEAP
PaperToOffice Pro, an application developed by Panasonic Solutions Technologies Co., Ltd., supports Canon's MEAP technology. Consisting of embedded and desktop components that convert paper documents to electronic Microsoft Office formats, PaperToOffice Pro will allow users to scan paper-based documents and select the Microsoft Office output type (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, PDF or text) directly from the interface of Canon imageRUNNER MFPs. This new MEAP product provides comprehensive capabilities in an extremely easy-to-use package, making the job of document creation simple. The PaperToOffice Pro will be available in mid-March through Canon authorized dealers and Canon Business Solutions, Inc., at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,500 for the Standard Package, and $1,000 for an additional five client license.




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