Canon Launches imageFORMULA ScanFront 400 CAC/PIV for More Secure Scanning in Public Sector

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 15, 2017 – In the era of high-risk security threats and data breaches, it is vital that governmental and public sector offices do all that they can to improve document security. To help customers meet this critical need, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the release of the imageFORMULA ScanFront 400 Common Access Card/Personal Identity Verification (CAC/PIV) networked document scanner, a highly secure compact device to easily capture, convert and distribute sensitive documents. The ScanFront 400 CAC/PIV takes advantage of access cards and personal identification verification to assist federal government departments in complying with assurance policies and mandates for digital data transfer.

“With the threat of data breaches ever growing in the twenty first century, it is crucial that those handling documents with sensitive and potentially confidential information do all that they can to protect themselves from letting this data fall into the wrong hands,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The enhanced security features of Canon’s imageFORMULA ScanFront 400 CAC/PIV networked document scanner will help those who handle and process this information to do so in a highly secure manner, giving them the peace of mind that the documents they process are only accessible to the intended audience.”   


Secure document scanning is vital to organizations looking to increase efficiency, reduce fraud and protect privacy of their employees and clients. The imageFORMULA ScanFront 400 CAC/PIV scanner allows for use of Common Access Cards (CACs), typically issued by the United States Department of Defense, and Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards through a special card reader to manage access to the device, as well as required password entry for physical usage. The device also allows for the document data encryption to be sent via e-mail as well as the ability to apply digital signatures with non-repudiation for further security.


With the imageFORMULA ScanFront 400 CAC/PIV scanner, users will experience scan speeds up to 45 ppm for simplex and up to 90 ipm for duplex.1 The ScanFront 400 CAC/PIV scanner offers true versatility with its ability to handle a variety of document types with precision, including plastic identification cards, passports and long documents. Utilizing advanced features such as Auto Color Detection, the imageFORMULA ScanFront 400 CAC/PIV scanner provides users with dependable and accurate scanning to capture original documents effectively and with clarity. The device also allows for a more streamlined workflow through the ability to pre-program repetitive tasks and the ability to send information simultaneously to a variety of locations, including e-mail, shared folders and FTP servers. 


Featuring a larger color LCD screen from the device’s predecessor (10.1 inches), the imageFORMULA ScanFront 400 CAC/PIV scanner allows for a clear preview of the scanned documents to help ensure that the image was captured correctly. The device contains three USB ports to allow users to connect the necessary CAC/PIV-compliant card reader. The USB ports also provide users with the ability to connect additional USB peripherals such as keyboard and mouse. Given the sensitivity of the information processed by the device, the ScanFront 400 CAC/PIV scanner features a built-in Kensington lock slot to help protect the device itself.


The Canon imageFORMULA ScanFront 400 CAC/PIV is now available to customers and through Canon authorized dealers.

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