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TMCNet:  Canon U.S.A. Announces Mobile Scanning App for Home and Office Users

[February 06, 2014]

Canon U.S.A. Announces Mobile Scanning App for Home and Office Users

MELVILLE, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--

Canon (News - Alert) U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its Canon Mobile Scanning for Business App for iPhone® and iPad®, adding mobile scan workflow capability to Canon's already extensive support for mobile office users and consumers. Canon Mobile Scanning for Business enables users in homes and offices to scan jobs from a supported imageCLASS multifunction printer (MFP) directly into their compatible iPhone (News - Alert) or iPad device to support a user's portability, distribution or backup needs.

The Canon Mobile Scanning for Business app is compatible with select Canon imageCLASS desktop laser MFPs, including the MF4770n/MF4880dw/MF4890dw, MF5950dw/MF5960dn, MF6160dw/MF6180dw, MF8280Cw/MF8580Cdw and D1320/D1350/D1370 MFPs.1 Users can initiate scans in JPEG (individual files for each page) or PDF form (one multi-page file) directly through the app's user-friendly interface.

"Today's mobile workers need real-time fingertip access to their documents, including those originating in hard copy form," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "The new Canon Mobile Scanning for Business App gives mobile users more flexibility and control to help manage their documents on the go."

The Canon Mobile Scanning for Business App features the following tools:

Intuitive MFP Communication

The app can search for and identify compatible Canon MFPs within a wireless broadcast range - and automatically save these devices for future use. If the Canon MFP cannot be found within a wireless broadcast range, users can manually enter the IP address of the compatible Canon device to list it as one of their available scan devices. Once discovered, users can easily toggle between compatible devices to initiate scan jobs from multiple MFPs.

Wide Range of Compatibility Aims to Provide a Satisfying End-User Experience

The app supports devices running iOS 5.1 or later and is available for the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, the New iPad (4th Generation), iPad (3rd Generation), iPad 2, the original iPad and the iPad Mini.

Opportunity to Choose Scan Settings Helps Optimize Workflow

A variety of built-in scanning options empower users to enhance control and performance. Users can tailor scan resolution, paper size, file fomat, color mode and two-sided (duplex)2 scanning directly from the app. Additionally, users can instruct the app to initiate scan jobs from either the platen glass or via the auto document feeder.

Scanned File Distribution Capability

Once an original is scanned from a compatible MFP, users can opt to save the file to built-in local application storage (Camera Roll, My Documents) for later retrieval, attach it to a pre-set email address for distribution to colleagues, open it into another iOS application via the OpenIn feature for further management or open it into the Canon Mobile Printing app to quickly print the file through a compatible MFP (users who have not previously downloaded the free Canon Mobile Printing application for iOS will be automatically directed to the App StoreSM.

Extensive Device Menu

Users can access a built-in device menu for each discovered MFP that provides device status, model name, IP address and MAC Address information, as well as direct links to support information and also the device's remote user interface (web portal), which gives the user even greater accessibility and capability to manage the equipment.

App support is expected to expand to include select imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices in the near future. For product specifications and the latest device information, please visit the Canon U.S.A. website at http://usa.canon.com/cusa/office/standard_display/Mobile_Apps2.

The Canon Mobile Scanning for Business App is available for free from the App Store? on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. Search for "Canon Mobile Scanning for Business".

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2013� and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its�Kyosei�philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. 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/rss�and follow us on Twitter (News - Alert)@CanonUSA.

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1 During imageCLASS device discovery, user may be prompted to update device firmware depending on the purchase date of the unit. The firmware can be found by going to usa.canon.com/support and searching your model under "Drivers & Software". For update instructions, see the document bundled into the firmware download.�

2 Compatible devices must support two-sided printing for this function to work.

Apple (News - Alert), iPad, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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