Canon announced the latest B2B technologies, as well as technologies that will be released in the future. The technologies give insight into Canon’s B2B strategy and target growth areas, such as 3D printing, graphic arts and network cameras.
At Canon EXPO (in Paris from 13-15 October 2015) attendees saw the brand’s commitment to building customer-centric solutions that address true business needs, such as improving workflows and productivity. Canon’s most recently launched solutions were on display in real-life work-place scenarios, demonstrating how they are used by businesses today and what will be possible in the future.
Jeppe Frandsen, Head of the Production Printing Group at Canon Europe said, ‘Canon EXPO is a fantastic opportunity for us to meet with customers and partners to showcase the broad range of our existing technologies, but also give visitors insight into the incredible new solutions that are currently being developed by our R&D teams across the globe. All of our new and future technologies are designed with our customers in mind and are developed to address specific industry needs, from improving manufacturing processes to increasing productivity and streamlining workflows.’
A key example of this approach shown at EXPO is in the professional print space. Canon is demonstrating its commitment, and long-term investment, in becoming the most competent and supportive partner for production print customers by developing solutions that enable customers to adapt to an ever-changing, multi-channel commercial world.
Canon no longer sees print as a manufacturing industry, but a true service sector and it is working closely with B2B customers to build solutions that make the most of their combined expertise. As a result, Canon is focusing on growing print applications in numerous markets including packaging, book printing, textiles, décor and direct mail. Solutions such as Canon’s Infinistream, ImageStream 3500 and 2400, ColorWave 910 and VarioPrint i300 were specifically developed to meet those requirements.
Additional solutions that were shown at Canon EXPO 2015 include:
Canon is making first steps into the young and promising 3D market with its partner 3D Systems. At EXPO, two 3D Systems printers are on display, demonstrating how Canon supports customers by finding innovative solutions that provide smart alignment between data, imaging capture and output.
Canon’s Mixed Reality Solution, MREAL, seamlessly combines real-world environments with virtual computer-generated-images (CGI). Mixed Reality is designed to address key challenges in the manufacturing industry and the technology has already been used by Canon with its product prototype manufacturing since its launch in Japan. At Canon EXPO, the MREAL system featured in an automotive manufacturing environment where visitors can try out MREAL first hand as they experience the technology inside a full scale car frame.
Canon imagePRESS C10000VP
Launched in EMEA at Canon EXPO, the imagePRESS C10000VP is Canon’s first colour digital print engine delivering print capabilities of 100 pages per minute. The device sets new standards in image quality and productivity by introducing technological innovations that enhance throughput, ensure reliably consistent colour and more accurate registration control and deliver flexible media handling and finishing.
Designed to meet demand from both commercial and in-house print service providers (PSP) for higher production volumes without compromising on quality, at EXPO the imagePRESS C10000VP is shown in a PSP environment, demonstrating how Canon is helping its customers transform imaging technology into customer opportunity.
The recently launched Océ ColorWave 910 is the fastest digital wide format colour printer on the market, delivering raw printing speed of 1000sqm per hour. This next generation ‘single pass inkjet’ product offers productive CAD/GIS and poster printing, with the choice of two fully integrated finishing options, an Online Folder and the Océ Dual Tray High Capacity Stacker.
PRISMAdirect – an advanced workflow management system
PRISMAdirect is a single, highly scalable management solution that enables in-house print facilities to streamline their entire production workflow. At Canon EXPO, PRISMAdirect was shown in a bicycle manufacturing business scenario, showing customers how workflows can be improved to achieve outstanding results and maintain competitive advantage.
XEED 4K500ST: the world’s smallest and lightest 4K projector
Canon EXPO was the first time Canon’s next generation 4K projector will be on show in Europe since its announcement in September 2015. Designed for a wide range of applications, the LCOS projector is capable of displaying 5000 lumen video and still images at a resolution of 4096 x 2400 pixels, a level of definition that surpasses the 4096 x 2160 pixel-resolution of 4K digital cinema.
At Canon EXPO, visitors were able to step into an immersive theatre to experience the benefits of 4K resolution while exploring incredible culturally significant sites from around the world.