This innovative new technology enables the iR C3220 to be customised to suit any organisation or digital document workflow.
"The introduction of MEAP takes our best-selling office colour product and makes it even better. It turns this leading multifunction device into a complete, flexible communications and document management hub," said Martin Havill, product manager, business imaging solutions group, Canon New Zealand. "It really has the potential to significantly improve the way we send, store and retrieve information."
Maintaining the fast 32-pages-per-minute print engine (colour and monochrome), advanced high-quality printing technology and flexible configuration options of its predecessor, the iR C3220 will appeal to an extensive range of demanding users.
With the addition of the Java-based MEAP open-platform technology, software applications can be embedded directly into the device.
"A simple example of this in practice could be the processing of application forms in a financial organisation. With an appropriate MEAP application on the device, loan applications could be scanned and electronically routed into the appropriate workflow for processing and approval automatically. In essence it means the device could be made to know the difference between a home loan, personal loan or credit card application and what to do with each. The possibilities for tailoring the technology to a particular industry or organisation via MEAP applications are endless," said Mr Havill.
The iR C3220 is available in several printer/copier or printer-only versions. When configured with the EFI imagePASS C1 print controller, the iR C3220 is ideal for intensive Postscript and graphic arts environments.