Canon U.S.A. announced the release of uniFLOW v5.2 print and scan management software, which includes improved installation and usability, fully integrated print room management, and enhanced mobile and cloud printing capabilities, including support for Google Cloud Print.
The software provides businesses the ability to consolidate enterprise output management into a single, unified platform for device management, secure printing, document routing and accounting, mobile solutions and cloud capabilities, the company says. uniFLOW v5.2 adds production printing modules that enable organizations to manage and utilize their corporate reprographic departments (CRD) in conjunction with their office print and scan infrastructure from one platform.
End-users will now see a more intuitive interface, featuring a streamlined platform that allows IT administrators to more easily configure the system through wizards without having to rely on additional support. The new Quick Start screen will take the installer, step-by-step, through the entire configuration process.
With new print room management features, the solution allows operators to manage their entire print room, controlling tasks that range from job submission to intake. Print volume can be more effectively managed by automatically rerouting large print jobs from office multifunction devices to a central print room. Additionally, integration with the optional Oce PRISMAprepare document preparation software can help print room operators streamline the make-ready process.
uniFLOW's existing mobile printing functionality has been further improved by providing new ways for mobile users to submit print jobs from their devices. uniFLOW 5.2 now includes support for the Google Cloud Print service, allowing customers who have purchased Google Chromebook PCs to print securely and have their jobs accounted for in the same way as other Windows or Mac users. Jobs can be submitted to Google Cloud Print from any PC running Google Chrome as well as Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
In this release the SharePoint connection has been improved, and the capability to browse and scan into any system that supports the WebDAV protocol has been added.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.