FREMONT, California – February 9, 2015 – EFI today announced that Canon U.S.A., Inc. will add new self-serve management capabilities in customer print environments, offering the EFI Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station and EFI Self-Serve AdminCentral with many Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems.
“Now, Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE users can have even more functionality using EFI’s advanced, secure solutions,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Today’s announcement will also create new opportunities for Canon dealers who service higher education and other markets that need robust, self-serve print and copy applications.”
"As more people use tablets, smartphones and cloud services, hotels, universities and retail stores need print and copy solutions that accommodate the evolving needs of their guests, students, or customers,” said Toby Weiss, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Fiery. “The EFI M500 Self-Serve Print and Copy Station provides a private, secure and convenient means of copying as well as printing from multiple sources with an easy, regulatory compliant payment system, and Canon U.S.A.’s customer base in these markets will be able to take advantage of these capabilities for improved customer service and additional revenue streams.”
The EFI M500 is compliant with the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and is one of the first applications to be validated under version 3.0 of the standard.
Using a PA-DSS validated payment application is a vital part of a merchant’s PCI compliance. “Coupling a robust and secure payment system with Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems is an essential element of building a successful business model around self-serve printing and copying in today’s competitive marketplace,” Weiss added.
Simple to use and simple to manage
EFI’s M500 Self-Serve Copy and Print Station allows copying or printing of anything from PDF and Word documents to images and PowerPoint presentations from a USB drive; mobile phone; tablet; laptop; email; cloud-based services like EFI PrintMe, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive. Users can securely pay for their prints with credit, cash and campus cards.
EFI Self-Serve AdminCentral, a cloud-based Web application, lets administrators easily set up M500 stations in minutes and manage multiple stations anywhere, anytime with just a Web browser. Administrators can configure devices, add services without changing hardware and set or adjust prices and tax rates. They can also generate detailed sales and usage reports, monitor real-time device status, and update device software online.
For more information on the EFI M500 Self-Serve Copy and Print Station, or the EFI Self-Serve AdminCentral cloud-based management system, visit efi.com/m500.
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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranked third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2014, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the 11th consecutive year. 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. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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 @CanonUSA.
EFI (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.
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