Canon’s uniFLOW Online 2021.2 Now Supports Microsoft Teams

uniFLOW Online 2021.2 takes the first step to creating a brand new experience for end-users using the Cannon imageRUNNER & imageCLASS devices.
uniFLOW Online 2021.2 takes the first step to creating a brand new experience for end-users using the Cannon imageRUNNER & imageCLASS devices.

Microsoft Teams has become an integral part of day-to-day communication and collaboration for many organizations.

Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and Double Award Winner in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, has released an update to uniFLOW Online, an award-winning output management solution that allows for tight integration with customer workflows.

Designed to help increase office productivity by allowing customers to print from and scan to Microsoft Teams with ease, uniFLOW Online 2021.2 was designed to optimize the user experience for maximum flexibility.

Users are able to access their Microsoft Teams account directly from the user interface of compatible Canon multifunction printers1, where they can then navigate to a specific Team or Channel and search through the available folders to select the appropriate file(s) for printing.

By browsing or searching for the Team or Channel from the device user interface, users can also scan documents, define file names, and add a subject and message that will be posted with the scanned document.

Additional uniFLOW Online 2021.2 key features now available also include:

Device User Interface (UI) Design Improvements

  • The new interface incorporates a modern look and feel.

  • Development of the new device UI will be introduced in phased stages with this first iteration enabling customization of the device’s touchscreen to change the background image and color of buttons, reconfigure the layout to better suit their needs, as well as show or hide the side menu bar.

Budget Replenishment via PayPal Payment Option

  • uniFLOW Online 2021.2 is equipped to allow students to recharge their accounts through PayPal, providing educational establishments the ability to charge students for their printing and copying activity.

  • This simple and easy-to-use integration, which adds to existing budgeting applications, makes it easier for students and staff to manage their funds.

  • Funds can easily be added to an account by utilizing a credit card, debit card or PayPal account.

The new uniFLOW Online 2021.2 feature enhancements focus on integration with customers’ workflows and intuitive ease-of-use.
The new uniFLOW Online 2021.2 feature enhancements focus on integration with customers’ workflows and intuitive ease-of-use.

Enhanced Support for Canon imageRUNNER & imageCLASS Devices

  • These compact, often desktop, Canon devices can be a key element when designing a print management solution for your customer, especially in hybrid work environments. With this new release, the supported feature set has been expanded, further standardizing functionality across supported Canon devices.

  • Compatible Canon imageRUNNER & imageCLASS devices now support the following uniFLOW Online features: print via cloud, cost center selection at the device and automatic scan-size detection (for A3 devices).

Mobile Print Release on Any Supported Brand of Printer

  • Submitted print jobs can be released easily and securely using the uniFLOW Online Print & Scan app by simply scanning a QR code. Already available on Canon devices, the expanded support for additional models has been developed specifically to help improve the user experience for authenticated printing and scanning on a mixed fleet of devices.

(See how uniFLOW Online Print & Scan App users can release print jobs directly from their mobile device by simply scanning the QR code displayed on the printer regardless of what network the user is on. Courtesy of CanonUSA and YouTube.)

“As businesses continue to navigate through new ways of working, it is imperative they are equipped with easy-to-use solutions which are designed to help improve communication and efficiency in both the physical and remote office spaces,” explains Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Shinichi Yoshida, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc.
Shinichi Yoshida, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc.

“Building upon the foundation of the platform that allows users to print, scan, and share documents with ease, the enhancements delivered with uniFLOW Online 2021.2 helps address this need.”

Core uniFLOW Online functionalities are being continuously upgraded and many minor enhancements are also included with uniFLOW Online 2021.2.

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Canon U.S.A. Wins Double ‘ASTORS’ in 2020 Awards Program

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is today in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer, David Pekoske
David Pekoske, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer

American Security Today is pleased to announce TSA Administrator  David Pekoske, will join the organization as a featured speaker at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon, on November 18, 2021 at ISC East in New York City.

“On the heels of an unprecedented global pandemic, continued unrest in our cities and potentially catastrophic cyberattacks on our nations critical infrastructure, the focus of the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon will be on the latest, state-of-the-art innovations that are driving investments in new public security and safety technologies and systems,” said AST Editorial and Managing Director Tammy Waitt.

“As a recognized expert in crisis management, strategic planning, innovation and aviation, surface transportation and maritime security, David Pekoske’s message highlighting his top priorities and challenges for the TSA based on his years of wide-ranging experience will be critical to our attendees internalizing the critical nature of these escalating challenges, and realizing innovative new approaches to meet them.”

Canon U.S.A. (First of Two)

Best Email Security Solution

  • mxHero + Canon MFP

  • A cloud service for intelligent email management, mxHero™, can integrate onto a Canon multifunction printer (MFP) to help customers safely collaborate, govern, manage and share information.

  • By leveraging powerful storage platforms like Box (purchased separately), it can help create a cost-effective solution superior to single-purpose, document/email management products by replacing inbound and outbound email attachments with secure file links.

mxHero Secure Scan-to-Email, exclusive for use with Canon MFPs, automatically replaces scan-to-email attachments sent from the MFP with a cloud storage link.
  • This solution is made to be compatible with most devices, helps to minimize end user effort, provides security measures to help control access to attachments (even when outside of the company) and can help screen malicious content.

  • Especially in today’s environment where solutions designed to help team’s collaborate while working in multiple places is important, services such as mxHero™ can help companies implement security features, govern and manage attachments while people aren’t able to physically connect face-to-face.

Canon U.S.A. (Second of Two)

Best Access Control & Authentication System

The optional uniFLOW / uniFLOW Online platform is an end-to-end device management solutions that can help improve the control and efficiency of imageRUNNER ADVANCE and other compatible multifunction print solutions through its security features.
  • To help limit unauthorized use of devices and keep valuable and confident information safe, uniFLOW requires users to identify themselves at the solution.

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

  • *Canon U.S.A. was also recognized with Multi-Award Wins in the 2019, 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner.

  • Additionally, Axis Communications, a Canon Company has been recognized in the 2019, 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Programs respectively.

The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is proudly sponsored by AMAROK, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!
COVID Innovations And Many Others!


Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at:

Register for the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Luncheon Today

2019 'ASTORS' Awards Program Banquet Luncheon
2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Banquet Luncheon

At ISC East 2021 you with the opportunity to interact with a broad array of security industry professionals.

ISC East works closely with other businesses in the security and public safety space to help bring together the Northeast’s largest security trade show each year.

In collaboration with premier sponsor SIA (Security Industry Association) and in partnership with ASIS NYC, ISC East is proud to work with and be supported by various associations, trade publications, charities, and more.

Therefore, the ISC audience of security dealers, installers, integrators, consultants, corporate, government and law enforcement/first responder practitioners will be joined by the ASIS NYC audience of major corporate managerial-through-director-level national and global security executives.

The combination of one-on-one conversations with the industry’s top innovators,  integrators and security executives, special events, high-quality education and training, and strong support from industry associations, will allow attendees to learn and evaluate solutions from leading security exhibitors and brands. 

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

Your ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to ISC East – Thank take advantage of this exclusive luncheon opportunity to take a break from the show – Invite your team, guests, clients and show visitors to a lovely and affordable plated meal event in the heart of New York City, for  a fabulous networking opportunity!

Go to to secure your seat or reserve a table.

***Limited space available so Register Today. There will be no on-site registrations.

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

Harness the Power of the Web – with our 100% Mobile Friendly Publications

AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

American Security Today

These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, Check Out the New 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2020 ‘A Year in Review’.

The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2020 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

  • For a complete list of 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, click here.

For more information on All Things American Security Today, and the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at

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