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Canon Presents New Scanner with Projector for Complete Presentation System

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LAKE SUCCESS, NEW YORK, June 13, 2001 - Someone has a document that is crucial for the discussion. A moment later, it is projected onto a screen for everyone to see. The split-second transformation from hand to screen is driven by a new powerful communications tool -- the Canon PR-200S Presentation Assistant -- that turns an LCD projector into a versatile presentation system. The Canon PR-200S is from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon, Inc. (NYSE: CAJ). Ideal for boardroom, conference room and in the classroom, the Canon PR-200S Presentation Assistant immediately transforms an ordinary meeting into an interactive power presentation. Projector capabilities are expanded by instantly incorporating "on-demand" documents into any presentation or discussion. Materials are scanned and converted into images with crisp, clear visual quality. With a direct connection to any projector, it is a portable color scanner that scans paper documents, overhead transparencies, media clippings, photographs and handwritten notes. Image carrier sheets can be fitted with any undersized documents for accurate scanning. The Canon PR-200S Presentation Assistant's three levels of scanning (normal, fine, super fine) ensure that the finest details are displayed. A pre-read function displays consecutive images with lightning speed, allowing scanning before the document is displayed. Equipped with a precise automatic feeding mechanism for smooth and reliable feeding into the machine, it holds up to 20 sheets of standard letter-size papers at one time. A buffer memory retains several scanned pages for instantaneous call-up. Up to seven pages can be stored in long- term memory, with a document search option to refer back to previously displayed documents. The compact design makes the Canon PR-200S Presentation Assistant easy to carry. A remote control permits distance operation and corrects positioning of images already scanned. If a page is scanned in an incorrect direction, the "image rotation" function corrects it. A "mirror image" function provides a one-touch way to correct a transparency placed upside down in the stack. Images also can be enlarged or reduced. The Canon PR-200S Presentation Assistant will be available in June at authorized Canon dealers for a suggested retail price of $899. "Canon is committed to creating devices that make it easier for our customers to make presentations and discussions more informative and productive." said Yukiaki Hashimoto, vice president and general manager, Photographic Products Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "By connecting Canon's new PR-200S Presentation Assistant to any Canon multimedia projector, our customers can display virtually any paper sheet at a moments notice, adding more flexibility to any meeting agenda or curriculum. Product Specifications Type: sheet feed type color image scanner Light source: cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CFL) 5W Scanning element: three-line color CCD (2.7 million elements) Scanning modes: normal, fine, super fine Scan tone range: 24-bit color (eight-bit for each color RGB; 16,777,216 colors) Display tone range: 15-bit color (five-bit for each color RGB; 32,768 colors) Display resolution: SVGA (800 x 600) Synchronizing frequency: horizontal: 35.156Hz; vertical: 56.25Hz Document size: letter (8.5 x 11-inch), legal (8.5 x 14-inch), A4 (210 x 297 mm) Buffer capacity: pre-read buffer: two pages, storage buffer; seven pages (normal mode) Interface: analog RGB D-sub 15 pin Power source: 100-120V, 50/60Hz; 220-240V, 50/60Hz Dimensions: 7.12 x 12 x 2.8 inches Weight: 4.84 pounds