The New PlotWave 3000 / 3500 Printing System
Product Features & Customer Benefits
NEW! Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC, 64-bit (controller OS)
NEW! Faster POWERsync Controller hardware (avg. 30% faster CPU vs. predecessor PlotWave 345/365)
NEW! Standardized security features, including AES 256 data encryption, secure boot, and Access Management user authentication
NEW! SMARTshield security suite (data protection in all phases of the print process)
NEW! Cabinet colors (Printer & Scanner)
NEW! Canon brand (replaces Océ brand)
NEW! Earthquake provision
NEW! ENERGY STAR® 3.0 compliant
NEW! Improved front caster wheels (improves ability to move printer without a pallet)
Easy, Secure, and Intelligent walk-up monochrome large format printing
The New Canon PlotWave 3000 Series (PlotWave 3000 and PlotWave 3500) are the successors to the PlotWave 345 and PlotWave 365 printing systems. Ideal for decentralized low-volume (LV) walk-up printing environments with small/medium workgroups of CAD professionals who require both productivity and ease of use. What’s new? PlotWave 3000 / 3500 printing systems are now branded Canon and include new cabinet colors, faster controller hardware running Windows 10 IoT LTSC 64-bit operating system, and new standard security features, among other improvements. For an MFP configuration, Scanner Express IV replaces Scanner Express III, with identical form, fit and function plus the new Canon cabinet colors (Damson Black and Titanium White – the same cabinet colors already debuted with the launch of the ColorWave 3500/3700).
The Canon PlotWave 3000 / 3500 printing systems build on the features and benefits that were introduced with the PlotWave 345/365 printing systems in April 2016, including scan templates. As with the PlotWave 345/365, the PlotWave 3000/3500 share a common print engine, and requires a Product License to determine the model (and print speed). The PlotWave 3000 replaces the PlotWave 345 at 4 D-size/min, and the PlotWave 3500 replaces the PlotWave 365 at 6 D-size/min. Note that model and print speed is determined at time of order and cannot be subsequently changed. That is, a PlotWave 3000 (4 D-size/min) cannot be updated to a PlotWave 3500 (6 D-size/min).
New Standard Features – Details and Benefits
a) Where the POWERsync controller of the PlotWave 345/365 runs on Windows 8 Embedded Operating System, the Canon PlotWave 3000 / 3500 runs on Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC. Note: Microsoft’s choice to change part of the name of the OS from ‘Embedded’ to ‘IoT’, which stands for: ‘Internet of Things’ is basically an effort to make the new OS seem more modern. Technically it has no other ramifications.
A key advantage of having the latest Windows OS is that Windows 10 will continue to be supported by Microsoft much longer than they will continue for Windows 8 OS. Specifically, until 2029 Microsoft will provide new security updates and fixes for Windows 10 LTSC.
b) The Canon PlotWave 3000 / 3500 has a new controller with an Intel Celeron G4900 Processor. Compared to the processor of the predecessor G1620 (PlotWave 345/365 controller), the G4900 has the following advantages:
• Operating frequency of the CPU is higher than the frequency of the Intel Celeron G1620.
• The Intel G4900 microprocessor incorporates AES technology, that provides AES encryption acceleration. The instructions are useful if you need to protect your disk or network data.
• The processor features more memory bandwidth, owing to faster supported DDR4-2400 memory. Higher memory bandwidth is quite beneficial to memory bound programs. Performance improvement in applications, that are not memory-bound, will be lower.
• Power consumption of the Intel G4900 is better.
• Intel Celeron G4900 processor is in average 30% faster than the Intel Celeron G1620 processor
c) Standardized security features include Access Management, which previously was an optional license and now is included. Access Management is a user authentication tool that enables users to access the printer by entering their user credentials on the ClearConnect touchscreen or swiping cards if there is a connected (and supported) card reader. Authorization is managed by using Active Directory. Also, previously optional and now included is Disk Encryption License and secure boot. AES 256 data encryption and secure boot is now standard activated and installed at the factory.
d) New SMARTshield security suite enables users to create, manage, and submit print jobs safely from a variety of devices and sources, to safeguard data at every stage of the print workflow process. More than ever, companies and government with large format printers need to protect their most important, confidential, and sensitive information within their office and on their networks. This includes information sent from individual workstations and other devices to the printer as well as data stored on the printer. It is also essential that systems are protected against unauthorized access to print data, printed information and the customer’s own IT infrastructure via printers. That’s why end-users need a large format printer with security features that can make life easier for the IT administrator, users and management.
PlotWave large format printers have been designed with these needs in mind and feature multiple security measures designed to keep data and information safe and for the right eyes only, thanks to SMARTshield integrated printing security technology.
e) Printer cabinet colors have changed from the previous PlotWave “Océ grey” color to Canon colors (Titanium White w/Damson Black trim). These are the same 2 colors that were introduced with the ColorWave 3500/3700. This color change also applies to the Scanner Express IV, so MFP configurations will align in color.
f) Canon branding on the printer and on packaging materials replaces Océ.
g) Earthquake provision – This provision enables to safely secure the printer on its original place in case of earthquake. To avoid movement during an earthquake, which could injure people or blocking an exit.
h) ENERGY STAR® 3.0 compliant. ENERGY STAR® V3.0 is the latest energy standard introduced in December 2019.
i) Sturdier front caster wheels are better suited to move the printer without a pallet. When rolling the printer to a different location, these improved caster wheels are less likely to fail during moving. Featuring 28% higher max. load capacity that can withstand higher forces during transport, and tougher material (aluminum) housing to resist cracking when passing over a doorstop/threshold.
Stacker Select (Rear Delivery Tray) NEW
Stacker Select (#4754C001) supersedes the Océ Delivery Tray. This optional rear delivery tray serves the purpose of augmenting the integrated TDT (Top Delivery Tray) which can stack up to 100 E-Size/A0 sheets. The Stacker Select matches the new cabinet colors of the PlotWaves (Titanium White, Damson Black) and is not backward compatible with PlotWave 345/365/450/550/750. Stacker Select is positioned flush with the rear of the print engine to provide a stable surface for collecting prints (or originals when scanning) and serves as the print output destination for 3.5 mil polyester film prints which cannot be output to the TDT. Note that item #4268C011 (Stacker Select Connection Kit 3) is required for attachment to the printer.
• Compatible with PlotWave 3000/3500/5000/5500/7500
• Holds up to 400 sheets (E-Size/A0) extending the printer and scanner output capacity
• Provides additional capacity to receive and hold multiple print jobs. Automatically
stacks prints allowing for unattended printing.
• Productive scanning by allowing end-user to focus on scan feed / input. Scanned
originals are stacked automatically.
• Automated stacking of scanned originals can save up to 50% handling time.
• Jobs are received neatly. Using job separation sheets users can easily locate their own drawings / jobs in the stacked output
• Good stacked output reduces risk of damaging your prints so reducing the risk of waste costs