Canon U.S.A. uniFLOW Online 2018.1 Fosters Workplace Productivity

The uniFLOW solution can help save organization’s time and money by providing controls over its compatible printer and multifunction printer and scanner fleet. Its Secure Print functionalities and user tracking features help organizations of all sizes limit access to their confidential documents.

To build upon the uniFLOW Online cloud-based print management solution, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner for Best Access Control & Authentication Solution, announces the uniFLOW Online 2018.1.

This latest quarterly update with enhanced features delivered automatically through the cloud, helps businesses improve productivity and control costs through a cloud print and scan management solution with security features.

Canon U.S.A. uniFLOW Solution

The uniFLOW solution can help save organization’s time and money by providing controls over its compatible printer and multifunction printer and scanner fleet.

Its Secure Print functionalities and user tracking features help organizations of all sizes limit access to their confidential documents.

(Learn More. Business Solutions from Canon focus on overcoming common workflow challenges encountered in day-to-day operations. See how Canon’s solutions can help your organization access and share information, automate processes, control print-related costs, and increase overall efficiency and productivity. Courtesy of Canon U.S.A. and YouTube. Posted on May 3, 2017.)

The uniFLOW platform is an end-to-end printing, scanning, and device management solution that can help improve the control and efficiency of imageRUNNER ADVANCE and other compatible multifunctional printer devices, in addition to providing security features.

The platform provides business employees the ability to control and monitor access to sensitive information with its enhanced authentication and user tracking features.

To help limit unauthorized use of devices, uniFLOW requires users to identify themselves at a device.

Canon U.S.A. Universal Login Manger and Canon Third Generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE system
Canon U.S.A. Universal Login Manger and Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE system

When using this function, regardless of how users submit a print job, documents only print when the user is physically standing at the device and authenticates.

Its Secure Print functionality allows users to send sensitive documents to network printers from desktops and compatible mobile devices.

With uniFLOW Online 2018.1, enterprises and employees can enjoy the combination of printing and scanning with security features, as well as cost tracking features, without needing to invest in a server infrastructure for this solution.

With the new scan subscription and the goal to help foster workplace flexibility given the rising remote working trends in the Office of the Future, users can now scan directly to any of the following cloud-based destinations: Box®, Google Drive®, Microsoft OneDrive®/OneDrive® for Business, Dropbox®, Evernote®, and Microsoft SharePoint® Online.

(Learn About uniFLOW Online – Secure cloud printing for business. Courtesy of Canon U.S.A. and YouTube. Posted on Jul 22, 2016.)

uniFLOW Online 2018.1 and the latest update of the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE firmware will release together to simplify the setup and configuration of these new solutions into a workflow environment.

With the firmware update, customers can install the required MEAP applets and establish the connection to a uniFLOW Online tenant directly via a new button on the device’s user interface.

By using personal, authenticated print queues, the enhanced uniFLOW Online 2018.1 solution allows employees to print confidential documents to a compatible, networked imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP from compatible mobile devices from virtually any location.

The Single Sign on to Cloud Service function allows users to access and scan documents directly to themselves, or into their cloud storage account, without entering an ID or password.

uniFLOW Online 2018.1 aims to improve workplace productivity by giving administrators the ability to track and assess printing, copying, faxing and scanning costs directly within the cloud.

(Learn More. Regardless of location, users can use their smartphones or tablets to print documents securely. uniFLOW Online recognizes registered users by their email address deposited in the uniFLOW Online user account. All submitted jobs appear in a user’s secure print queue and are accounted for, charged and managed correctly. Courtesy of NTwareuniFLOW and YouTube. Posted on Feb 28, 2018.)

Reporting capabilities and a real-time online dashboard can allow administrators to pinpoint areas in need of attention or adjustments to workflow.

As with all uniFLOW editions, administrators will be able to restrict printer access to authorized users only, helping to limit the misuse of print, scan, copy and fax functionalities by unauthorized users.

Canon logoEmployees will additionally be able to save time by modifying finishing options before their print jobs are released.

Administrators can allocate costs to individual users.

The updated uniFLOW Online 2018.1 is compatible with Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE products and select imageCLASS solutions and is available now through Canon authorized dealer channels and Canon Solutions America.

Canon U.S.A. Wins Platinum 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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  • Canon U.S.A.

    • Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
    • uniFLOW, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express
    • Best Access Control & Authentication Solution

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.

2018 ASTORSOver 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Leaders in Private Security

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Thomas O’Neill, Director of Integrated Marketing (at right), and Mackenzie Gavel (at left), of Canon U.S.A. accepting the company’s 2017 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award for Best Access Control & Authentication Solution at ISC East.

American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winners in November 2018, in New York City.

Canon U.S.A., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets.

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For ‘ASTORS’ Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the AST 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office).