24 Mar 2021 — While COVID-19 has taken the globe by surprise and has nudged adaptation of new ways of life, work style and habits, educators and learners have explored new platforms to ensure uninterrupted learning. “Whatever happens, education of our children must continue anytime, anywhere”, says Department of Education (DepEd) Assistant Regional Director Dr. Maria Inez Asuncion. The Department of Education branch in Region XI faced a logistical challenge in producing the large volume of printouts, sorting pages into modules, and dispatching to the respective schools. Canon helped the Department of Education through this challenge with our high-speed digital printing presses, backed up by a vast nationwide network of post sales support--including trained engineers, logistics support, optimum inventory of consumables and sales, and, above all, an organization structure committed to delighting the customers. The print room was swiftly deployed and activated for the Department of Education, enabling them to speed up the printing.Read More
01 Dec 2020 — Canon Philippines recently added an intelligent all-in-one Facial Access Control Temperature System (FACTS) 1 to their fleet of world-class business solutions products. FACTS comprises of a full suite of integrated temperature screening solutions in a single device. Automatic contactless temperature screening with facial detection allows businesses to keep track of their employees and visitors for contact tracing purposes, and can be fully customized to suit various day-to-day company operations. Due to the global health crisis, people and businesses alike had to adjust to the norm of individually scanning people for fevers with handheld infrared thermometers and using an additional, separate check-in form prior to entering a space. While these preventive measures adequately safeguard the population, the use of separate systems and rudimentary technology increases the chance of human and machine error and can hamper day-to-day work. “Companies across various industries were challenged to combat one of the most trying months that will read in future history books. Amidst all the provocations, we have been witness to a rapid response in adapting to the changing business climate across a multitude of industries. We at Canon are proud to be of service to our nation by providing businesses with Facial Access Control Temperature System (FACTS). We can simplify and make these necessary health practices more efficient, accurate and safe,” said Kazuhiro Ozawa, Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc, President & CEO. Customizable and Scalable to Suit Your Business Needs Social distancing in businesses and public spaces are likely to be a mainstay. The problem with most handheld scanners is that they require staff to be in close contact with the individual they’re taking the temperature of. Should the individual be ill, this increases the chances of employees falling sick too. Canon’s Facial Access Control Temperature System bypasses this health risk as its AI-powered temperature detection terminal can scan targets up to 2 meters away. Combining facial recognition and infrared thermography technologies, the terminal can quickly scan up to 100,000 faces, at a rate of 0.2 seconds per person. With a door access system, access can be controlled based on body temperature. Easy signup with a Visitor Registration System that can be accessed remotely and can be customized through Canon’s uniFLOW to suit various company and industry work operations. This can also be used as to record attendance using its facial recognition capabilities, while collecting time and temperature data at the same time. All-In-One Temperature Screening Solutions With any temperature scanning system, the ability to scan temperatures accurately is key. Many solutions available on the market offer readings with an accuracy of ±0.5℃. While this seems to be a small margin for error, the discrepancy could be the difference between being able to single out someone who is running a fever or not. Canon’s Facial Access Control Temperature System is enhanced with specialized Black Body technology, with a high accuracy of ±0.3℃. When temperature anomalies are detected, the system’s bi-polar liveness camera sends out an alert and simultaneously video records the potential virus carrier. Secure and Centralized Management System for Efficient Contact Tracing Having to buy multiple pieces of equipment to track visitors and scan for temperatures can add up. Moreover, staff have to be hired to carry out these various safety requirements. The Facial Access Control Temperature System is an all-in-one device which can simplify and streamline this safety process. The Canon Facial Access Control Temperature System first screens and records the temperatures of visitors. The device is able to scan the company ID’s so employees can check into their workplaces with their company identification cards with the device’s NFC reader. This one-stop solution allows for temperatures and IDs to be stored in a single system. By eliminating the need for additional equipment, not only do businesses save on machine and labor costs, but also put in place a system for more effective contact tracing. Scanning and Recording Intelligently with Video Content Analytics The role of intelligent video analytics has never been more critical in protecting the public and stopping the spread of COVID-19. Having separate equipment for temperature screening and information tracking greatly increases the possibility for inaccurate data collection and the numerous steps remain an inconvenience for businesses and patrons alike. Using the latest video analytics technology, Canon’s FACTS is equipped with a surveillance camera enabling security and ensuring public safety. The Advanced multi-camera search pinpoints and traces diagnose individual, through accurate Face recognition. The technology will be able to help reinforce physical distancing, detect face mask violators, reduce over-crowding and identify COVID-19 hotspots, as well as manage building maintenance and cleaning. As we look towards refueling our economy and continue to combat COVID-19, safeguard your business and ensure the safety and well-being of your employees with FACTS. To know more, email firstname.lastname@example.org 1Third-party device distributed by Canon Philippines
28 Sep 2020 — Canon announced the launch of the imagePRESS C165, a new addition to the imagePRESS series of color production printers. Supporting diverse output and in-house printing, the printer offers high-productivity output of 65 pages per minute (ppm) when producing A4 documents in landscape mode, while requiring a small installation area similar to that of an office multi-function device. “Delivering excellent print quality and paper compatibility, the imagePRESS C165 enhances production efficiency by enabling on-demand, in-house production of marketing collateral necessary for sales promotion, such as pamphlets, posters and business cards. It is built with versatility in mind, fulfilling a varied range of business requirements ranging from office to commercial printing,” said Kazuhiro Ozawa, Canon Marketing Philippines Inc, President and CEO.
31 Jul 2020 — “To remain competitive in an increasingly complex business environment, companies big and small are constantly looking for simple solutions to optimize operational efficiencies, most especially during today’s trying times wherein we are all working towards creating conducive work operations as a result of the global pandemic,” said Kazuhiro Ozawa, Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. President & CEO. " A highly practical MFD, the imageRUNNER 2425 combines various advanced yet simple-to-use features to help users improve work performance. In addition to enabling a mobile workforce with wireless connectivity and cloud integration, the sleek MFD delivers robust business security and an intuitive user experience that a lot of our start-ups can benefit from which will enable them to work efficiently, whether they are working from home or in their respective office spaces.” Seamless User Experience Aimed at providing users with superb ease of use, the new iR2425 comes with a large 7-inch color touch panel that supports smooth operation with great visibility. Known as the Home Screen, the iR2425 adopts the same user interface (UI) as with the award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE series, enabling a unified user experience across Canon’s wide range of MFDs in the event of integration with existing device fleet. Notably, a Timeline feature on Home Screen displays the history of settings used during past or repeated scan and copy jobs, helping users complete routine tasks with one-touch and avoid the inconvenience of repetitive operations. The iR2425 also provides users with the ability to customize preferences, offering personalization of initial display screen, display language as well as frequently-used functions for added convenience and productivity. Maximum Business Security The latest iR2425 helps businesses deter security breaches by allowing users to safely power-on the MFD based on Root of Trust (RoT) with Verify System at Start-up. A vital device security function, it checks the validity of firmware and applications to avert unauthorized modifications. Equipped with uniFLOW Online Express, a cloud-based print management solution, the iR2425 offers authentication functions that effectively prevent unauthorized device access. Businesses can also avoid information leakage by eliminating unattended printouts with Force Hold Print, allowing the MFD to hold print jobs until users securely release the jobs for printing. Excellent Connectivity and Mobility Built to meet the needs of today’s businesses, the iR2425 connects to wireless networks and integrates with public cloud platforms effortlessly. The MFD also supports a wide range of mobile printing solutions including Canon PRINT Business, Google Cloud Print™, Apple® AirPrint™ and Mopria® Print Service. Enabling seamless mobility, the iR2425 helps users ensure productivity even while on the go.