Canon U.S.A. and Equitrac today announced that Equitrac has extended support for Canon's MEAP based imageRUNNER models to Equitrac Office, Express and Professional offerings

Lake Success, N.Y., and Plantation, Fla. – February 12, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, and Equitrac Corporation, the leader in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions worldwide, today announced that Equitrac's support for Canon's advanced MEAP based imageRUNNER line of multifunction printers (MFPs) has been extended to Equitrac Office®, Equitrac Express®, and Equitrac Professional® offerings.



Representing a new generation of embedded solutions, Equitrac Office for the enterprise and general office environment, and Equitrac Enterprise for the education market, now take advantage of the Canon Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform (MEAP). Integration of the Equitrac solutions with Canon imageRUNNER MFPs that use Canon's proprietary MEAP technology help maximize cost management and help promote responsible print practices through direct front-panel access to Equitrac's industry-leading print, copy, scan and fax tracking capabilities, including Follow-You Printing and Secure Document Release.



The new front-panel implementation of Equitrac's popular print management software on Canon MEAP enabled imageRUNNER devices lets any walk-up user easily capture color and other detailed document attributes through a familiar touch-screen user interface and QWERTY keyboard on the Canon front panel. Users can then identify and review all job details for prints, copies, scans or faxes prior to output, in a simplified and integrated user experience.



Equitrac Office integrates seamlessly in an organization's existing print server architecture, helping enterprises make informed decisions about designing and deploying network printers to increase their manageability stimulate cost-savings and boost efficiency.



Equitrac Express provides schools and universities with print tracking and accounting capabilities for quota-system management of print and copy devices, while advanced campus-card technology eliminates free printing, provides central control and management of computer labs and integrates Pay-for-Print systems linked to the campus card system.



"By extending their application offerings in combination with Canon's MEAP architecture, Equitrac has taken another step in bringing greater value to customers across multiple industry sectors. Canon and Equitrac continue to strive to make cost management an attainable objective for all of our mutual customers," said Dennis Amorosano, senior director, Solutions Business Development Division, Canon U.S.A.



"Equitrac is excited to be providing our customers at educational institutions and in office environments worldwide with this new generation of Equitrac embedded solutions for imageRUNNER devices, fully integrated with Canon's advanced MEAP technology," said Michael Rich, CEO, Equitrac. "We're confident that our customers will find the front-panel access to Equitrac Express and Equitrac Office solutions on Canon MEAP enabled imageRUNNER devices enables greater productivity and a truly enhanced user experience."



Key features of the Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express integration with Canon MEAP enabled imageRUNNER devices include:


  • Network login or PIN authentication on a simple, familiar front-panel touch screen right on the Canon device, plus support for USB card readers;

  • Secure Document Release only when the user is ready for pickup and Follow-You Printing for mobile document release;

  • Print tracking and transactional costing and reporting capabilities for all fax, scan, print and copy jobs; and,

  • IT simplification, including automated installation and no need for additional terminal installation and support or additional IP addresses.Equitrac's MEAP solution supports the latest Canon imageRUNNER devices, including:

  • imageRUNNER 4570/3570/2870/2270

  • imageRUNNER 105+/9070/85+/8070

  • imageRUNNER 6570/5570/5070

  • imageRUNNER C3170U/C3170i

  • imageRUNNER 7105/7095/7095P/7086

  • imageRUNNER C6870U/C5870U/C5068/C5058

  • imageRUNNER C5185/C5185i/C5180/C5180i/C4580/C4580i/C4080/C4080i

  • imageRUNNER C3380/C3380i/C2880/C2880i

  • imageRUNNER 3045/3035/3030/3025

  • imageRUNNER 5075/5065/5055/5050



Further information about Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express MEAP integration and the latest list of supported Canon imageRUNNER devices can be obtained by visiting Equitrac's Web site at www.equitrac.com.



About Equitrac


Equitrac Corporation is the world leader in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions. Backed by an unmatched R&D program and the largest team of cost-recovery experts in the world, Equitrac enjoys preferred technology partnerships with the world's leading providers of hardware and software solutions for the office environment. From the Fortune Global 100 to college campuses, within the AMLAW 200 and in municipalities across the globe, Equitrac solutions are at work helping organizations recover costs, reduce waste, increase returns and maximize efficiency in printers, copiers and multifunction devices. For more information visit www.equitrac.com.



About Canon U.S.A., Inc.


Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2007†, with global revenues of $39.3 billion, is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2007 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." 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/pressroom.



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† IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008All referenced products and brand names are the trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.