In response to the increase of mobile devices in the workforce and the demand for print and scan capability from device users, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of the Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile application for BlackBerry(R) smartphones. This application provides BlackBerry smartphone users with a mobile print and scan solution that easily integrates their BlackBerry smartphones with their Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems(1).

The Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile application is a combination of two separate applications:

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1) A multifunctional embedded application platform (MEAP) application that runs on Canon’s imageRUNNER multifunction products (MFP)

2) A mobile client application that resides on BlackBerry smartphones

Together the applications provide communication between Canon MFPs and BlackBerry smartphones allowing users to perform print and scan functions between the two devices, such as scanning from the MFP to BlackBerry smartphones or printing from BlackBerry smartphones to the MFP. This server-less, driver-less solution provides flexibility for the on-the-go mobile worker for their print and scan needs.

“In today’s highly mobile workplace users seek instant access to important documents without sacrificing print quality,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “The Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile application meets our customers’ demands by coupling the ability to manage printing needs from your fingertips while achieving high-quality output results.”

The mobile client application is available now as a free download from BlackBerry App World(TM). The MEAP application is available for purchase from Authorized Canon Dealers.

Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile, coupled with a compatible Canon imageRUNNER MFP, expands the capabilities of the mobile workforce with an array of printing and scanning opportunities. Customers will now be able to easily print emails, PDFs and photos from BlackBerry smartphones to a Canon MFP, scanning hard copy documents to BlackBerry smartphones and remotely manage Canon MFPs, print finishing features, and scan options (e.g., select paper size selection, select scan resolution selection, duplex printing, color vs. black and white, select number of prints, collate and more).

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