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Adobe and Canon advance office document solutions on Canon Products

Monday, September 21, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

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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