AUBURN, Maine — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacturing of cleaning cards, today introduced the Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Tool Software to be used in conjunction with their Waffletechnology Cleaning Card. In an effort to help increase efficiency and lower maintenance costs, this new software allows for a more efficient and streamlined cleaning process, resulting in less down time and a better quality of overall maintenance.

Cleaning Card for Canon CR-Series“The Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Tool Software helps to ensure the proper cleaning of Canon imageFORMULA CR-Series check transports, including the new Canon CR-180II high-speed check transport. This new software allows the transport to optimize its own cleaning maintenance process,” said Michael Oliva, manager, Product Marketing, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “This software, combined with KICTeam’s Canon Check Transport Cleaning Card with Waffletechnology, offers Canon customers an excellent way to clean their device, helping to increase the products’ longevity and maintain its precise image quality.”

“We have been very pleased with the success of our Canon Check Transport Cleaning Card with Waffletechnology,” said Debra Ross, Product Manager/OEM Sales, KICTeam. “The Waffletechnology product created an efficient and concise means of cleaning transports, and when used with the new Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Tool Software, the operator can further improve the cleaning cycle for a more thorough and efficient process.”

The Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Tool Software may be used with all Canon imageFORMULA CR-Series check transport products, including the Canon CR-25, CR-55, CR-180 and the new CR-180II. The software can be downloaded from Canon’s Web site at

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008 (*see note), with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number seven in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2008 list, and is on the 2008 BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future” – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting

About KICTeam

KICTeam is the world leader in the development and manufacture of cleaning cards including Waffletechnology(TM)-based (patent pending) products. Our growth in the last 20 years is driven by the close cooperation with OEM’s in the development of proprietary cleaning solutions. Our headquarters are in Auburn, Maine, with a worldwide presence through strategic partners. For more information, please visit or

(*NOTE: Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.)