To improve productivity for customers, particularly by promoting the digital transformation (DX) of office work, we offer multifunction office devices with upgraded network functions and deliver IT-based solutions. Meanwhile, to meet new printing needs in satellite offices and in the home, which have expanded with teleworking, we are rolling out a range of products and services to match increasingly diverse work styles. These include inkjet printers and a wide range of other equipment to cover not only office functions but also day-to-day household requirements. For commercial printing, to respond flexibly to customers with small-run, multi-item needs, we are promoting digital printing to capture growing demand.
Copying, printing, scanning, faxing—a single Canon office multifunction device can handle all document management work. In addition to speed, ease of use and easy maintenance, our systems optimize workflow through total network connectivity.
Comprehensive information security features, including protection from unauthorized access of a company’s network and safeguards against information leakage, provide peace of mind in environments where users handle confidential information.
Canon office multifunction devices feature space-saving designs, low energy consumption and quiet operation, helping offices run more smoothly.
Canon’s smart and compact laser multifunction printers meet the rising demand for space-saving printing solutions. A popular choice at offices, schools, restaurants and other businesses, these devices offer improvements in such basic functionality as image quality, speed and ease of use, while also providing advanced features, including direct printing and scanning from smartphones and tablets. What’s more, Canon’s on-demand fixing technology enables quick recovery from energy saving mode, realizing reduced power consumption. Since 1990, Canon has undertaken numerous initiatives to lower the environmental impact of our products, including the recycling of used toner cartridges.
Canon’s inkjet technology is constantly evolving. Our pursuit of ever more stunning and vivid photos and sharper text never ends, and we will not compromise in our commitment to make printing easier. Users can easily connect their smartphones and tablets to wirelessly print directly from their device without the use of a computer, even from a distance, for more convenient printing. The space-saving designs of our printers are stylish and blend beautifully with contemporary décor.
Large touch screens enhance ease of use and large-capacity ink tanks contribute to low running costs.
The printing industry continues to evolve towards digitalization, and Canon is there to support it with commercial-use printers that provide quick turnaround of small-lot print jobs. High print quality and high productivity are imperative in the commercial printing business. In addition to ensuring reliability and quality, Canon offers workflow software that optimizes printing from the receipt of orders to post-production, as well as a comprehensive lineup of commercial-use printers. At the same time, Canon is also developing new technologies that explore possibilities in the fast-growing field of package printing.
Our cameras are designed for users with demanding standards in the visual arena. To meet their expectations, we work to achieve superior performance in image quality, light sensitivity and other areas, contributing to advances in photographic and image culture. For our network cameras, the global increase in security awareness is growing the market. However, these cameras are not only being used in crime prevention and surveillance, but are also being rapidly deployed in other settings such as marketing, factory automation, and are being offered as solutions to avoid contact and congestion through remote monitoring. We will work to expand our business sphere, developing, among others, in-vehicle cameras, through the further advancement in imaging technology.
Our enduring policy of making the best possible cameras with our own hands is the foundation of the Canon EOS series of interchangeable lens digital cameras. We continue to pursue such ideals as the ability to shoot exactly how you want to, when you want to, and the power to express your vision all the more beautifully. Our extensive range of lenses provides unlimited possibilities for capturing different scenes and subjects, while providing ease of use that allows beginners to enjoy photography like professionals. With our latest lineup of mirrorless cameras, Canon is bringing advanced photographic experiences to photo lovers everywhere.
The network camera industry has grown rapidly as a result of rising security concerns worldwide. Network cameras are also being used for the monitoring of sports and other events, at manufacturing sites, and by marketing companies that accumulate information for innovative solutions based on big data analysis. Canon’s leading-edge network cameras combine advanced imaging technologies cultivated through our renowned optical equipment with the network video processing technologies of Axis and the video management software of Milestone Systems. This enables us to provide just the right solutions to meet our customers’ needs.
Amid expanding needs in wide areas of the healthcare sector, from health management to disease prevention, Canon is contributing to advances in medical care through the development of technologies and products that support doctors and patients. Canon has a wide-ranging track record in diagnostic imaging devices, from CT, MRI, and ultrasound systems to ophthalmological instruments. Going forward, we will deploy core technologies found in our camera and printer businesses, to the medical field, which will not only support high-quality diagnosis and treatment that utilize healthcare IT to aggregate, analyze and process medical data, but also facilitate a full-scale roll out of operations in the in vitro diagnostics sector, including the testing equipment peripherals market, thereby exploiting to the full the synergistic capabilities of the Canon Group.
X-ray Computer Tomography (CT) is an imaging technique in which an X-ray beam rotates around to take cross-sectional images of a patient’s body (Tomographic image). In order to respond to the needs of clinics that desire quicker, broader, and even more detailed images of internal body structures, we have been developing area detector CT scanners, high-definition CT scanners that offer double the resolution of current models as well as other modalities that are the first in the world to be incorporated with the latest technology. Furthermore, given our aim to effect a reduction in medical related radiation exposure, radiation exposure reduce technology has become a standard feature in all of our CT systems.
For over half a century, since launching our first diagnostic ultrasound system in 1966, we have been advancing the technology and working with health care providers to broaden their use around the world. Diagnostic ultrasound is a radiation-free imaging technique that is used in many stages of medical care from initial diagnosis to follow-up. In recent years, ultrasound has become increasingly more useful as an effective diagnostic method for definitive diagnosis, treatment planning and therapy evaluation of patients with cancer and tumors. We developed Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging (SMI), a propriety imaging technology that can visualize blood flows and pathological tissues that were not possible before. SMI has received attention as a technology that can create exciting new possibilities for ultrasound diagnosis.
MRI is a non-X-ray diagnostic imaging technique in which a strong magnetic field and radio frequency are used to take cross-sectional images of internal body structures. Compare to CT, there is no exposure to radiation in a MRI scan. Our MRI systems feature proprietary PianissimoTM noise-reduction technology, providing quiet examinations throughout the entire investigative process. Furthermore, to reduce oppressive feeling, we work to widen the bore for patients. Moreover, we developed the world’s first non-contrast MR imaging method, broadening the applicability of non-invasive MRI diagnostic imaging. In addition to offering a high level of diagnostic capability, we are working to reduce the burden on patients.
The digital technology revolution that is driving innovation in areas such as AI, IoT, and 5G has also added momentum to the widening application of semiconductor devices and high-resolution displays. We also expect continuing growth in demand for the relevant manufacturing equipment. By adapting its proprietary optical and image-processing technologies to industrial equipment, Canon delivers products that meet the wide-ranging needs of industry. Among the main items we are promoting in this area are semiconductor lithography equipment, which plays a key role in semiconductor chip production, FPD lithography equipment, which is essential to smartphone and television set production, and OLED panel manufacturing equipment, which has become the industry standard in the production of high-resolution displays.
Semiconductor chips are now used in everything from computers and smartphones to televisions, household appliances, automobiles and even railroad systems. Chip performance has been dramatically improved by technology that enables the miniaturization of semiconductor circuit patterns. Canon develops and manufactures state-of-the-art semiconductor lithography equipment for imprinting circuit patterns, achieving gains in miniaturization and raising productivity. Currently we are undertaking R&D on next-generation semiconductor manufacturing equipment for nanoimprint lithography technology, which will enable further miniaturization and cost reductions.
With advantages such as thinness, light weight and low power consumption, Organic LED(OLED) panels are fast becoming the next-generation choice for smartphones, televisions and other digital devices. OLED panel production requires advanced manufacturing equipment, including vacuum evaporation equipment for depositing organic material onto panel substrates and automated supply lines for glass substrates. Canon Tokki has unrivaled technology in both areas. In addition to boosting production capacity to match growth in the global market, Canon Tokki is strengthening its product capabilities for manufacturing larger and higher-resolution panels.