Océ North America announces availability of Canon’s uniFLOW Output Management Software

TRUMBULL, Conn. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 31, 2011 — Océ, an international leader in digital document management, today announced that Océ North America Document Printing Systems has begun selling the Canon uniFLOW v5 Fleet Management Solution. This modular, server-based application enables administrators to identify and manage the cost of printing, copying, scanning and faxing across their enterprises, as well as identify users’ printing behaviors and address their needs to improve security and printing efficiency.

“With a variety of modules and options, uniFLOW v5 brings our customers the ability to totally control their document-related costs and processes, as well as improve security on their Canon and third-party devices,” said John Reilly, President, Océ North America, Document Printing Systems.

For cost control and reducing print waste, uniFLOW allows organizations to track and assess their print usage and costs on all of their devices, from local and networked printers to networked MFPs. Organizations can control who prints and where jobs print by setting up intelligent print rules that send jobs to the most productive and cost efficient device for that job. Additionally, uniFLOW v5 gives customers an easy way to charge back print costs to departments for easier budget management.

“We are excited to offer the Canon uniFLOW v5 Fleet Management Solution to Océ customers,” said Sam Yoshida, Vice President and General Manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “uniFLOW v5 provides end-users with new capabilities and functions that simplify work process, allowing administrators time to focus on their core jobs.”

All savings generated from uniFLOW are recorded, allowing businesses to see the return on their investment, such as when a savings is made by routing a job to a more efficient printer or deleting a secured print job that has not been collected. uniFLOW also provides an effective cost-recovery solution to organizations looking to charge back clients for document output. With the Canon uniFLOW client pop-up or MEAP application, an end-user can enter/select cost centers (billing codes) prior to making copies or prints.

For enhanced security, uniFLOW allows documents to be stored on a server and released only when the user authenticates at the printer with a proximity card, smart card, magnetic swipe card, PIN or username and password. Users can release the print job from any printer or MFP that is enabled with uniFLOW, providing a secure follow me print solution. Even users working outside the company network can send jobs to the secure print queue via the Internet to be collected conveniently when they arrive at their office.

uniFLOW also offers enhanced device support for Canon MEAP and non-MEAP devices. The software natively integrates with Canon’s Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform (MEAP) devices and allows businesses to implement a secure print solution to non-MEAP enabled Canon MFPs without the need to install additional hardware, boosting document security across the entire fleet.


uniFLOW v5 is now available from Océ direct sales offices. Océ can assist customers in determining how uniFLOW v5 can best be deployed to enhance fleet management in users’ particular environments. Pricing varies depending on the size and scope of the implementation. For more information, please visit www.oceusa.com.

“Océ” and the Océ logo are registered trademarks of Océ-Technologies B.V. imageRUNNER and Canon are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.

About Océ

Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in fiscal 2010 amounted to approximately €2.7 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information visit www.oce.com.

Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. North America represents over 37% of Océ’s worldwide revenues, and employment is over 9,000. For more information about Océ North America, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.

Océ and Canon: Stronger together

In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. Canon employs more than 170,000 people worldwide. Global net sales in 2010 were approximately $46 billion. For more information visit www.canon.com.

About Canon Inc.

Canon Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes copying machines, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With over 170,000 employees worldwide, Canon has manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2010 totalled approximately $46 billion. For more information visit www.canon.com/index.html .

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