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Canon: imageWARE Increases Central Reprographics Department Productivity

Friday, August 29, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--Aug. 28, 2003-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. today announces a new addition to its imageWARE suite of software products that transform the challenges of hard-copy document distribution into opportunities to save time and money. Canon's new imageWARE Document Composer is a user-friendly dynamic publishing server compatible with select Canon imageRUNNER devices. It offers office and CRD users easy manipulation, combination, and advanced finishing of multiple hard copy and digital documents, and the printing of small quantity jobs in-house. "imageWARE Document Composer is a good example of Canon's commitment to delivering seamlessly integrated and scaleable solutions for managing the entire document lifecycle, from document capture and creation to document management and output," said Dennis Amorosano, director and assistant general manager, Integrated Business Systems Division for Canon U.S.A. "imageWARE Document Composer is a compelling new software offering based upon its ability to support the document creation, enterprise printing, and document management requirements found in today's marketplace." Amorosano added. imageWARE Document Composer is designed to streamline the production of professional-quality publications, especially those that require multiple inserts and content types, such as product manuals, office color quality brochures, monthly reports, and general purpose booklets. imageWARE Document Composer's job management functions include job-level operations, such as pause, resume, and delete, job monitoring, and job template management. As a component of Canon's imageWARE software suite, Document Composer utilizes the robust back-end database storage of the imageWARE Document Manager for archival and retrieval of digital print-ready documents. imageWARE Document Composer comes with a simplified toolset for applying page imposition to a variety of print jobs. End users can edit and manipulate chapters and pages. Easy page renumbering is also available. As a result of the tight integration between imageRUNNER devices and Document Composer, supported finishing features(a) include: simplex, duplex or booklet mode printing; stapling and subset stapling by chapter; hole punching; Z-folding; saddle-stitching, and trimming. Users can preview print settings, and see exactly how their documents will print with the applied settings. imageWARE Document Composer requires an IBM-compatible PC/AT device running Windows NT 4.0 Server Service Pack 5, Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 2, or Windows XP Professional. imageWARE Document Composer supports Canon PCL 5c, 5e and 6.0 drivers and Adobe PDF file formats. The dynamic publishing features of imageWARE Document Composer are supported by most of Canon's imageRUNNER product line, ranging from the 20 page-per-minute imageRUNNER 2010F through the 105-ppm imageRUNNER 105. imageWARE Document Composer also requires either the Workgroup Edition or Enterprise Edition of the imageWARE Document Manager 2002 R3.1. The imageWARE Web Document Server 2002 R3.1 is also required. Pricing and Availability imageWARE Document Composer is available immediately through authorized Canon U.S.A. dealers and Canon Business Solutions locations. The suggested retail price of a server software license is $4,500 and includes the first year of support and maintenance. Including the imageWARE Document Manager Workgroup Edition and imageWARE Web Document Server Workgroup Edition, the suggested retail price is $16,200. Including the imageWARE Document Manager Enterprise Edition and imageWARE Web Document Server Enterprise Edition, the suggested retail price is $41,000. Extended Maintenance and Support options are available. Please visit www.imagerunner.com for more information.




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