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Canon U.S.A. Brings Back In-Person Roadshow Events

Canon U.S.A. Brings Back In-Person Roadshow Events

After a three-year break, this spring featured the return of the Canon Roadshow Events, hosted by Canon U.S.A. Inc. for top dealer sales contributors and solutions analysts.

The 2022 Canon Roadshow included five live events throughout May and June in the areas of Chicago, Illinois; Irvine, California; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Princeton, New Jersey. In attendance were 365 people across 99 dealer partners.

The shows offered educational sessions for dealers' sales and technical staff members, while also affording media and analysts the opportunity to learn about Canon's plans for continuing to support the evolving work environment.

A key theme was how to address customer needs in a variety of work styles that include in-office, fully remote or a hybrid environment that includes both. Canon showcased how the products and solutions it offers are designed to simplify both the end-user and IT manager's experience, help users control sensitive information and print costs across a variety of locations, and evolve with changing customer needs.

The Canon Roadshow series consisted of two learning tracks — SalesNET and TechNET. In the SalesNet track, sales managers and top sales representatives participated in interactive sessions that included job shops, games and demo contests. Topics included key solutions and business areas like uniFLOW Online, large format printers, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX family of products and solutions for vertical markets. In TechNet, solutions analysts received hands-on training where they had the opportunity to perform setup and implementation of key solutions from start to finish. Key topics included uniFLOW Online, Iris PowerScan, and Canon's service and support tools.

The evening event included a New Business Showcase where Canon highlighted several new areas of business that will be available to dealers. Specialty printers were also on display, consisting of a lineup of ID card/badge printers, label printers and wire/cable marker printers. The showcase also included Whiz (for which Canon is an authorized reseller), a commercial robot vacuum sweeper which works to automate floor cleaning across multiple environments which can help ease the burdens of the ongoing labor shortage. Also on display was Canon's AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) solution that is currently in development. The AMLOS system is being designed to help redefine how people see, engage, and interact in hybrid office environments using a single camera in a meeting space and  along with a user interface that can be accessed by remote participants through a web browser.

"We are pleased with the response of the return of the Canon Roadshow series and the ability to have in-person events again with our dealers for the first time since 2019," said Karin Harrington, senior director of the dealer sales division, Canon U.S.A. Inc. "These events provide the ability to offer demonstrations, answer questions and solicit feedback from our dealers, and is a key part to strengthening our relationships even further."

In other news, advanced scan functionality, easy-to-implement cloud-ready capabilities and a foundation of security features are among the enhancements for the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4800 Series as announced by Canon U.S.A. Inc.'

The series — consisting of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4845i/4835i/4825i models — replaces the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4745i/4735i/4725i models. Along with optional integrated solutions such as uniFLOW Online, the new series can assist in enabling and supporting customers' digital transformation initiatives, and help improve document workflows, while providing cost management and control features.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4800 series is designed for organizations of all sizes that require a productive, reliable, feature-rich and easy-to-use monochrome MFP. The series offers print speeds up to 45/35/25 pages per minute (LTR/LGL/LTRR) with scan speeds of up to 270 images-per-minute (300 dpi, black-and-white/color, duplex) Additional security features on these models include standard support for Trusted Platform Module 2.0, which leverages updated encryption technology.

Key enhancements include a solid-state drive, which not only provides quicker device startup times than the traditional hard disk drive (HDD), but is also more resistant to shock and vibrations, helping to increase uptime by extending expected time before failure and helping to minimize the need for costly replacements. In addition, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4800 series offers more functional toner compared to its predecessor, enhancing smother gradation and high-quality gray characters than previous models.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4800 Series adds to Canon's award-winning A3 product line. Canon earned the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2022-24 Most Reliable A3 Brand Award as well as the BLI 2022 A3 Line of the Year Award, both from Keypoint Intelligence.

"We are continually looking for ways to assist customers in their digital transformation efforts and we feel that the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4800 Series will be an asset in those goals with its cloud-ready abilities and print-and-scan capabilities," said Shinichi "Sam" Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4845i/4825i models are now available for ordering.

In other news, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has announced Executive Vice President and General Manager Seymour Liebman's inclusion on the Long Island Press PowerList for the 10th consecutive year.

Schneps Media, which publishes the Long Island Press, named the most influential movers and shakers on the Island to its PowerList, with Liebman once again earning recognition as a key part of Long Island's innovation economy.

The Long Island Press PowerList, in its 19th year overall, honors some of Long Island's most influential leaders in business, politics, education, health care and non-profits. The honorees were recognized at dinner on June 16 at the Mansion at Oyster Bay.

"I once again would like to express my gratitude to be included among Long Island's most respected and successful leaders," Liebman said. "I appreciate the Long Island Press for again bestowing this honor on me and I extend my congratulations to all fellow honorees. Inclusion on the PowerList is a testament to our company's ongoing commitment to digital imaging innovation and I'm proud of Canon U.S.A.'s tireless work to meet the needs of our customers."

The honor for Liebman builds off an award-winning 2021 campaign that featured his inclusion on the City & State's Long Island Power 100 List, where he earned commendation for being a powerful member of Long Island's community.

A stalwart in the community, Liebman's long-term impact was recognized with induction into the PowerList Hall of Fame in 2017; an honor reserved for a select few who have been named to the list at least five times.

Liebman joined the Canon U.S.A. Accounting Division in 1974 as a manager and was promoted to vice president in 1987. In 1989, he established the in-house legal department at Canon U.S.A., where he currently oversees almost 50 in-house attorneys, including intellectual property attorneys. In 1996, he was promoted to executive vice president and general manager for administration and regional operations, as well as being named general counsel. In addition to these positions, Liebman was appointed chief administrative officer in 2008.

Liebman currently serves as the executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel of Canon U.S.A. Inc., senior managing executive officer of Canon Inc., Japan, and chairman and CEO of BriefCam Ltd.

In other news, the large format imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 series has earned a 2022 iF Design Award, as announced by Canon Inc.

The imagePROGRAF TZ-30000, which has the fastest printing speed of any imagePROGRAF printer to date at up to 4-D size prints per minute, garnered recognition from the iF Design Awards from the Hanover, Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, the world's oldest independent design organization.

Helping earn the award for the imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 was a multitude of included "Canon First" technologies built in, such as, an integrated top stacker that utilizes an air flow system, a dual-roll media system with intelligent media handling and twin carriage motors

The imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 MFP Z36 was designed as a high-end hybrid product with productivity and usability in mind, providing a powerful scan-to-copy/file system that allows the user to scan and print at the same time. Providing further efficiency and productivity, the imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 MFP includes the Z36 scanner, developed by Global Scanning for Canon, as well as an updated system controller with an intuitive interface.

"The imagePROGRAF TZ-3000 has been able to combine high speed and high quality to meet the needs of fast-paced businesses working to tight deadlines and is deserving of this award," said Tim Greene, research director for hardcopy solutions, IDC.

Established in 1953, the iF Design Awards are recognized internationally as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design, with outstanding industrial designs chosen from all over the world each year. This year, more than 10,000 entries from 57 countries and regions were judged by internationally active design experts across nine disciplines: product, packaging, communication, interior architecture, professional concept, service design, architecture, user experience and user interface.

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