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AHT and Canon Announce Document Server Availability

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK, NY, February 28, 2001 Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) and market leader in imaging solutions, and Advanced Hi-Tech (AHT), a market leader in the development and manufacture of solutions that maximize digital output capability, announced today the U.S. availability of the AHT Document Server for Canon (DSC). The DSC, developed by AHT in collaboration with Canon, teams the high-volume workflow management capabilities of AHTís servers with Canonís feature-rich color and black & white high-volume printers. The DSC is a web browser-based printing system that centrally controls through a single server, up to four geographically- dispersed Canon imageRUNNER 600, 550 and/or 60 models, a single Canon CLC 3100, 1000, or 2400, and a single Xerox DocuTech Printer. As a result, organizations using the DSC can more easily and evenly balance their workload among devices installed in one or more locations. It is now possible to produce materials closer to the point of demand without sacrificing overall control of the process while maximizing Canonís color, network connectivity, and automated document finishing features. "Canon is very pleased to have collaborated with AHT in developing what is a very unique, cost-effective solution for the Prin On Demand marketplace," said Dennis Amorosano, director of Canon U.S.A. Copier and Networked Office Systems Division. "We look forward to offering this flexible solution to our new and existing high-volume customers." "We are excited to be offering this powerful new solution in partnership with one of the market leaders in print quality and innovation," stated Joh Stewart, product manager for DSC. "With DSC, Canon can address the high-end POD market, currently the fastest-growing digital print market, in a new way."