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Automated Scan2x deployment on Canon iR Adv (Gen 3, DX) multifunctional devices

 

Scan2x can work inside Canon’s imageRUNNER Adv Gen3 and DX series of multifunctional copier-printer-scanner devices. To do this, an application needs to be installed on the device, and to do this we use the Scan2x Deployment Tool.

The deployment tool uses the web-based administration interface of the device remotely by automating Chrome on the PC on which the tool is run.

One can access the Deployment Tool through the following link - https://connect.avantech.com.mt/UPDATES/DeploymentInstallerSetup.msi

Kindly run the 'meapinstaller.exe' from the directory path "  C:\Program Files (x86)\Avantech Limited\Scan2x MEAP Deployment Tool  " as an administrator.

 

MFP Automated Installation

 

The Scan2x files required for the imageRUNNER device installation are pushed to the device in two possible ways:

(1) over the internet direct from Canon’s Delivery System (CDS) cloud service, or

(2) pushed directly over the local network by the Scan2x deployment tool.

The cloud delivery option is the simplest and preferred method and requires the iR machine to have access through the local firewall to the internet. The second option is used when internet access is not possible or not allowed.

 

The tool also caters for installations connecting to Scan2xOnline cloud facilities and to on-premise local Scan2x server setups.

 

Firstly, choose whether you will be connecting your devices to Scan2xOnline cloud facilities or to your local Scan2x web server:

 

 

 

 

Then choose the device types that you will be deploying to. The deployment tool will do one device type at a time.

 

 

 

 

DEPLOYMENT TO MULTIFUNCTIONAL imageRUNNER devices:

 

For MFP deployments, specify whether the devices have access to the internet through your organization firewall.

 

 

 

Follow the steps in the screen below, one at a time. 

 

Firstly, for imageRUNNER DX series devices, please ensure that the default administrator password is changed to something personalized before going any further. This is due to a default feature within these devices that does not allow any settings changes to take place until the default password is changed.

 

Press the button for step 1 and add the IP addresses of each imageRUNNER on your network to the table. Press OK.

 

For Cloud installations, enter your tenant name in the text box in step 2 and the authentication key in step 3.

 

It is essential that the time zone of each MFD is set correctly prior to deployment of Scan2x. Please select the correct time zone for the machines in your area, using the dropdown in step 3.

 

 

 

 

In the screen below, press the Start Installation button. The deployment tool will registerprogress and activity in the activity box and will also automate your Chrome browser in order to configure each imageRUNNER listed in the IP Address list entered earlier.

If you need to copy the logs generated by the application, click on “Copy Log” to clipboard the data and save.

You can click on “Back – Machine Setup” to return and do additional changes to resume with the setup.

Once the installation is concluded, click on “Finish”.

 

Please DO NOT minimize, close or interfere in any way with the browser as it opens and closes, as this may interrupt the process and stop the deployment.

 

 

 

The system may prompt you to insert your username and password, depending if any authentication settings are put in place.

 

 

 

 

Once completed, close the application or return to the Introduction page to commence deployment for a different device type.

 

 

Local Intranet deployment to MFDs

 

If your devices do NOT have internet access, then each device you deploy Scan2x to will not be able to use Canon’s deployment system. 

As a result, it will be necessary for the serial number of each device to be entered into the Deployment Tool for manual licensing.

 

Choose the device type from the menu below.

 

 

 

 

Then select NO when asked if your devices have internet access:

 

 

The Deployment Tool allows up to ten machine serial numbers to be entered directly – if you are deploying to more than ten machines, please list each serial number in a Comma Separated Value file (.CSV) as per the sample, and upload this to the tool.

 

 

 

If you are installing on more than 10 devices. Firstly, create a csv of one column containing all the serial numbers of the devices. For a sample of the CSV click on “Serial Number licence Sample”. The serial number of each MFP can be found by clicking on right hand side of the touchscreen next to sleep button. The button is on side and is labelled as “123”. A prompt message box is shown on the MFP and the serial number is located at the bottom right of the message box.

 

 

If the “Manual Input” button is clicked, means that you are to insert less than 10 serial numbers.

 

 

Use this screen if deploying to ten machines or less:

 

 

 

Once the machine serial numbers have been entered/uploaded, follow the steps in the screen below. 

 

Firstly, press the button for step 1 and add the IP addresses of each imageRUNNER on your network to the table. Press OK.

 

For Cloud installations, enter your tenant name in the text box in step 2.

 

It is essential that the time zone of each MFD is set correctly prior to deployment of Scan2x. Please select the correct time zone for the machines in your area, using the dropdown in step 3.

 

 

 

 

In the screen below, press the Start Installation button. The deployment tool will register progress and activity in the activity box and will also automate your Chrome browser in order to configure each imageRUNNER listed in the IP Address list entered earlier.

If you need to copy the logs generated by the application, click on “Copy Log” to clipboard the data and save.

You can click on “Back – Machine Setup” to return and do additional changes to resume with the setup.

Once the installation is concluded, click on “Finish”.

 

Please DO NOT minimize, close or interfere in any way with the browser as it opens and closes, as this may interrupt the process and stop the deployment.

 

 

 

 

Once completed, close the application or return to the Introduction page to commence deployment for a different device type.

 

 

 

 

 

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