Offering increased versatility through its products, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the uniFLOW Secure Public Print (SPP) Device License for Konica Minolta devices. Canon’s award-winning uniFLOW software is a one-platform solution for print, scan, and device management that can work across certain mixed fleet environments. Through the uniFLOW Secure Print applet, which can be embedded into compatible devices1, customers are provided with a similar user experience across networked MFPs2. In addition to certain Konica Minolta devices, the uniFLOW Secure Print applet can also support select MFPs offered by Xerox®, Samsung®, OKI® and others.
“One of Canon’s leading priorities is to provide the end-user with the flexibility that they require to help meet their business needs,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “By opening up the availability of this uniFLOW applet to additional non-Canon devices, we hope to make it easier and more efficient for our customers to extract value from their investment in the uniFLOW solution, regardless of the hardware they may be using in their environment.”
“Organizations must take proactive steps to address security concerns in the print and document infrastructure,” says Robert Palmer, research director, IDC’s Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions group. “By expanding support for its uniFLOW applet, Canon is helping customers deploy a secure print solution in diverse environments, where cross-platform consistency and compatibility are critical attributes of a strong customer experience.”
Amongst its many capabilities, Canon’s uniFLOW Secure Print applet allows users to send sensitive documents to compatible network printers and MFPs; jobs are held at the uniFLOW server until users authenticate themselves at the device through the entry of network credentials or by swiping their corporate ID card (sold separately). By utilizing this verification method, those printing sensitive documents can help limit confidential documents from ending up in the wrong hands.