Canon Helps SMEs Maximise Productivity Amid Shifts to Hybrid Work Arrangements with the New imageRUNNER C1533i
Delivering efficient digitization and intuitive operation, the entry-level A4 color laser multi-function device complements hybrid ways of working seamlessly
HONG KONG, 3 May 2021 – Canon today announced the launch of the new imageRUNNER C1533i, a productive A4 color laser multi-function device (MFD) built to provide today’s businesses with swift digitization, easy operation and fortified security. Ideal for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as workgroups within large enterprises, the compact MFD employs the same V² color imaging technology as with the award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) color MFDs, producing impressive color printouts with print speeds of up to 33 pages per minute (ppm).
“As more businesses move towards adopting a hybrid work model that combines remote and office work, it is important to equip employees with the right solutions to maintain a high level of productivity,” said Mr. Philip Chan, Senior Director and General Manager of Business Imaging Solution & Production Printing Group, Canon Hongkong. “Designed to facilitate hybrid ways of working in the new normal, the latest imageRUNNER C1533i helps users streamline routine tasks and digitize documents quickly for efficient collaboration, enabling employee productivity amidst alternating between working remotely and in the office.”
Driving Workplace Productivity
Built to support hybrid working, the new imageRUNNER C1533i offers fast duplex scan speeds of up to 150 images per minute (ipm), connects to wireless networks and integrates with public cloud platforms seamlessly. The high speed scanning allows users to digitize documents quickly, share information and collaborate regardless of location, easing the transition between remote and office work, effectively boosting overall workplace productivity.
Simplifying Routine Tasks
The imageRUNNER C1533i provides ease of use with an intuitive user interface (UI) on a 7-inch color touch panel that offers excellent visibility and easy operation. A smart Timeline feature on the Home Screen displays the history of settings used during repeated jobs, helping users complete routine tasks with one-touch and reduce time spent on repetitive operations. The MFD also provides the ability to customise preferences, offering personalisation of initial display screen, display language as well as frequently-used functions for added convenience and a greater user experience.
Securing Business Information
Aimed at helping businesses deter security breaches, the imageRUNNER C1533i features a device security function that verifies system at start-up, checking the validity of firmware and applications to prevent unauthorised modifications, before allowing users to safely power-on. The MFD also allows the encryption of scanned documents with passwords, so only authorised users with correct passwords can access the protected files.
Safeguarding valuable business information further, the imageRUNNER C1533i holds print jobs till users securely release the jobs for printing. This measure effectively eliminates the possibility of unattended printouts and helps prevent data leakage. The MFD also comes equipped with uniFLOW Online Express, a cloud-based print management solution that provides secure user authentication for preventing unauthorised device access and usage.
The latest imageRUNNER C1533i is available at authorised Canon distributors and dealers in May 2021.
About Canon Hongkong Company Limited
Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2019, Canon's global revenue was US$32.7 billion.
One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (Canon HK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.” established in 2018, the company can also provide intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area. Canon HK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. Canon HK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification.
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