New Canon imageRUNNER C3020

                Helping SME Business Owners Maximize Workflow Efficiency & Decrease Production Costs

    SELANGOR, 14 DECEMBER 2017 – With the rapid development and advancement in technology nowadays, it has become imperative for every growing business, especially our local small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to keep up with it in order to fulfil the market's ever-changing demands. Adoption of technology in a business environment includes streamlining workflows and productivity and keeping it all at the lowest production cost possible.

    Andrew Koh, President & CEO of Canon Marketing Malaysia, said that technology and innovation have been one of the biggest game changers for every business, and those who embrace it are able to stay relevant with competitors and increase accessibility into the global marketplace for further business growth.

    "Currently, 97% of business establishments in Malaysia are SMEs, and these businesses are responsible for 37% of the country's GDP, 65% of employment, and close to 18% of Malaysia's exports. SME growth is all about working more efficiently, especially cost-wise. The right adoption of technology can help SMEs gain a competitive advantage such as reaching out to more customers, penetrate into new markets, while minimizing operational costs where necessary," said Koh.

    Koh added that Canon being an imaging solutions leader, constantly innovates on technology to answer to not just consumers but also business owners' needs and demands. "Our newly launched Canon imageRUNNER (iR) C3020 is the perfect multi-function device that promises effective performance at an affordable cost value, and is particularly targeted to start-ups and entrepreneurs," he said.

    The new Canon iR C3020 is a robust A3 colour laser multi-function device (MFD) engineered to deliver outstanding business documents, superb usability and workplace productivity at an affordable price point. Complementing the interiors of modern day offices, the sleek entry model is geared towards corporate workgroups and departments with basic document and security needs.

    Alvin Lee, Head of Business Imaging Solution (BIS) for Canon Marketing Malaysia, said that owners of SME businesses often hesitate to technology adoption due to lack of knowledge on its long-term benefits and uncertainty on how it can enhance business performance.

    "With increasing business expenses presenting an ongoing challenge for SMEs, cost is a critical component in deciding suppliers of technology and equipment. To increase workflow efficiency, some of the biggest consideration include equipment usability, impact on workflow and systems operation, and cost and ease of implementation - all these needs to be weighed to determine if the equipment is worth investing in. There is also the consideration for additional savings from implementing the most suitable technological solutions within their business allowing business owners to build a greater rainy-day fund," he explained.

    "This new C-series may look simple for an entry-level MFD, but it is technologically advanced and meets every business owners' demands for a simple to use, multi-colour, and economical MFD. We believe that the new Canon iR C3020 is able to help SME business owners streamline their business workflows and processes, thereby helping to reduce operational costs that can be used to fund business expansion, an aspect every SME struggles to do," he explained.

    Achieve brilliant-hued printouts and user convenience
    The new iR C3020 adopts the revolutionary V² Colour Technology as with the award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) Generation 3 colour MFDs. The standard printer colour gamut is expanded to support a wider range of colours, attaining incredible depth and richness in the reproduction of stunning images. Coupled with an impressive 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution, users can expect remarkably vivid and vibrant printouts for stronger impacts on business communications.

    Built with a 5-inch LCD screen, the iR C3020 offers quick and easy navigation across the user interface with touch panel controls. By means of the virtual QWERTY keyboard and smartphone-like gestures such as swiping and flicking, users can operate the MFD conveniently with minimum screen switching. Multiple languages are supported, and a soft-closing mechanism for cassettes is incorporated to eliminate noise during paper reload.

    Hike business performance with improved productivity
    Enabling greater workflow efficiencies, the iR C3020 streamlines time-consuming processes and allows businesses to focus on core functions for maximum productivity. Users can scan original documents and store the converted electronic files, such as PDF, JPEG and TIFF in folders, or send the files directly via e-mail in one simple user interface. The orientation of scanned documents is detected and corrected automatically, saving time spent on manual rotation prior to document sending. Users can also scan documents to a USB memory directly, preview images and print files right the first time.

    Businesses today demand greater connectivity in a productive work environment due to the proliferation of mobile devices. The latest iR C3020 comes built-in with wireless LAN and allows seamless wireless connectivity via direct access point. Supporting a range of mobile printing solutions such as Google Cloud Print and AirPrint®, users are enabled to perform day-to-day tasks efficiently, and to top it off, the QR code scan feature ensures easy device pairing for direct mobile connections with the Canon PRINT Business app.

    Manage running costs and information security effortlessly
    The new iR C3020 empowers businesses to track and monitor device usage for better control, reducing toner and paper wastages effectively. According to different security requirements, the MFD allows administrators to manage user access such as restricting printable pages and functions up to 300 registered users. The iR C3020 is ready to intergrate with uniFLOW, an intelligent print management solution that enables cost accounting and secure printing. A physical release of print jobs at the MFD helps to prevent unattended prinouts and potential information leaks.

    About Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
    Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was established since 1987 to deliver products and services support to Malaysian users directly and through its nationwide of channel partners. Growing from strength to strength, Canon Marketing Malaysia will be celebrating its 30th year anniversary in 2017.

    The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is ranked first among Japanese companies and consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of U.S. patents over the last 12 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

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