Canon India on Tuesday launched two new MFDs or multi-function devices targeted at small and medium businesses. While the Canon ImageRUNNER ADVANCE C350i (right) is priced at Rs. 1,68,994, the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3300 series (left) devices costs between Rs. 2,83,394 and Rs. 3,95,194, depending upon the customer's requirements.
The products launched in the A3 segment are ImageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) C3300 series comprising of iR-ADV C3320/ C3325/ C3330 and ImageRUNNER ADVANCE C350i in A4 segment.
The R-ADV C3300 series of MFDs come with 'Universal Send' and 'Mailbox Simple' that allows users to store documents on the device. For user's ease, the devices also offer an on-screen walkthrough video, which Canon claims is the first in the industry, offering step by step guidelines to users for replacement of consumables. The devices come with a remote operation kit, enabling IT admins to solve any issues with the multifunctional device remotely.
As for the security, the iR-ADV C3300 series house a Reminder LED light on the automatic document feeder that is said to blink once the copy and scan functions are completed. The feature might come handy for those who are taking out printouts of confidential documents. Also added is support for user authentication, which lets companies restrict MFD functions to specific users, and the hard disk data erase feature, which overwrites and erases data from the devices so it doesn't get compromised.
Canon also touts the optional 3-in 1 Inner Finisher in its iR-ADV C3300 series that lets users staple their documents together, bind maximum of five sheets of paper together, and easily shred documents. Users can also use Canon Mobile Printing on their Android devices to print documents on-the-go.
Canon ImageRUNNER ADVANCE C350i series is an A4 multifunctional device which, as per the firm, includes "business-essential features" along with "smart output management and collaboration".
With the launch of ImageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) C3300 series and ImageRUNNER ADVANCE C350i series, Canon aims to capture additional market share of 3 percent in colour MFD segment.
"Innovation has always been a driving force at Canon and our new series of colour MFDs reflect our commitment towards offering world-class technology, ease of use and high quality to meet the customer expectations. India is a land of rising entrepreneurs and we would like to play an active role in increasing the opportunities for them in the colour printing domain. Our newly launched products shall add value to SME's and government sector's demand for cost efficient, secure & high quality printing solutions," said Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India Pvt. Ltd at the launch.
"In India, we currently have a market share of 26.8% in A3 colour segment and with the latest addition to the colour MFD series, we are expecting to gain an additional market share of 3% in this category. This new range of colour MFD's are well equipped to meet the expectations of the ever evolving SME sector. We are also envisaging this colour series to play a key role in meeting the demands of the short run colour prints requirement in the commercial segment," added K. Bhaskhar, VP - Business Imaging Solutions Division, Canon India.