Canon

A constant drive to innovate is key to the success of this global optics and imaging company

A smart society where digital technologies enable citizens to fulfill their potential is already taking shape in many highly connected countries such as Singapore. In everyday life, from remote work to online entertainment, digital is the future.

There are many signs today. Professionals collaborate with online tools that seamlessly connect them across time zones and geographic borders, for example.

Citizens can access a wide range of online services from government, banks, and telecom operators through a mobile app on their phone, without having to physically visit an office or store to complete a transaction.

Not to mention the food and grocery delivery services that were so important at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, when travel was restricted to protect against the spread of the virus.

The common thread running through all these digital services, many of which have become an integral part of everyday life, is the information that passes through increasingly sophisticated and connected systems.

Here, one of the fundamental elements of today’s and tomorrow’s digital societies is imagery. The underlying technologies allow organizations and users to “see” or make sense of the visual data that increasingly constitutes an important part of the digital world.

In this field, Canon is a leader in the development of technologies and solutions for the digital services and products of tomorrow.

Globally, the reputable Japanese company has a network of more than 300 companies and employs around 180,000 people. He is guided by his Kyosei philosophy that emphasizes living and working together for the common good.

Canon Singapore, part of the Canon Group, has also advanced the capabilities of digital technologies over the years.

These solutions have proven essential during the pandemic and should be equally important as the world emerges from this unprecedented event.

To meet the hybrid workplace needs of businesses, Canon offers solutions such as smart workplace solutions, business automation solutions and document solutions such as Therefore Online, a document management solution based on the cloud. The latter has even seen its interest increase sevenfold due to the rapid shift to remote and hybrid working. These solutions allow knowledge workers to better streamline their processes and enable teams to collaborate more efficiently and securely.

Powered by advanced facial recognition, Smart Workspace Solutions offers a suite of solutions that streamline the corporate visitor check-in process, print management, and automated door or gate access, all through facial verification. , even with a mask.

As more companies adopt a combination of shared office and hybrid working model, Canon has understood that flexibility is key to support changing working environments and varying business needs. . Its cloud-based resource reservation system, making it easier for employees to plan and reserve an office or room in advance, has a hassle-free check-in process via a QR code scan or facial recognition. Indeed, your face is now key – with or without a mask.

Even as physical events and meetings begin to return to the norm, there’s no denying that the convenience and accessibility of remote and hybrid meetings remains. Canon’s first “4K Pan-Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Remote Camera” with auto-tracking capability can facilitate a better collaboration space for these purposes across multiple offices and regions.

Separately, Canon’s Surveillance Analytics allows organizations to analyze their video and still images for crowd management and fall prevention.

The Crowd People Counter solution, for example, can analyze live video in real time to count over 80,000 people in 4 areas of interest in a single image. This allows offices, shopping malls and large event venues to better manage crowds in real time.

Indeed, as the world prepares for a post-Covid future, many digital capabilities such as automation and AI will be more important than before. Business automation solutions use Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology that can automate some repetitive tasks, freeing up employees’ time for other difficult tasks.

Canon’s Document AI is able to automatically and intelligently capture transactional data, which it then stores and makes sense of through business intelligence and analytics. This helps businesses formulate a new Go-To-Market strategy and enables businesses to expand into an untapped market as business leaders will be able to provide accurate sales data such as customer identification, shopping habits, etc.