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Partnership Allows Canon imageRUNNER AS/400 to Target Data Centers

Press release from the issuing company

February 28, 2001 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of imaging solutions and subsidiary of Japan-based Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), and I-O Corporation, a leading provider of quality peripherals for the IBM midrange and mainframe marketplace, today announced the availability of the I-O 5435dp print server for use with high-volume Canon imageRUNNER systems. Through use of the I-O 5435dp, Canon imageRUNNER 550/600/60 systems will now offer their full document finishing capabilities to native IPDS, SCS, and AFP print jobs within IBM AS/400 environments. "The availability of the I-O 5435dp for use with Canon imageRUNNER is another example of our commitment to offer the most extensive connectivity and document finishing options available in the Print On Demand marketplace," said Dennis Amorosano, Director of Canon U.S.A. Copier and Networked Office Systems Division. "AS/400 users can now send their specialized print jobs to an imageRUNNER device utilizing multi-position staple, Z-fold, 3-hole punch, and booklet-making capability, along with those who are sending standard print jobs over the network." "We recognize Canon's position in the market and look forward to partnering with the industry's leader," explained John Toone, OEM Accounts Manager at I-O Corporation. "Other third-party solutions require extensive configuration routines to gain access to finishing commands on digital printers, and even then, the finishing commands become default settings within 'logical printers.' With Canon cooperation, I-O eliminated those lengthy configuration steps. This will enable Canon customers to not only attach finishing features to their AS/400 print jobs, but do so on a job-by-job basis, directly from any PC on the network." The imageRUNNER 550 and 600/60 models, when connected with the I-O 5435dp, a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet print server, and Canon Network Printer Board-F1, allow AS/400 users to print black-and-white documents on demand at 55 and 60 pages-per-minute and 1200 x 600 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution. With the highest finishing capability in their class, the imageRUNNER devices can assemble complex documents such as company reports, financial and billing statements, training materials, end user manuals, and other mission-critical application output containing bar codes, electronic forms, and high-end graphics.

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