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Canon U.S.A. Announces imageRUNNER 5000i Availability

Press release from the issuing company

TAMPA, Fla.--Dec. 5, 2001--Canon U.S.A. announced the immediate availability of the new imageRUNNER 5000i, a mid-volume, 50 page-per-minute, black-and-white, digital copier/printer with dynamic document scanning capabilities that set new standards for sharing information in the networked office. The imageRUNNER 5000i, built on Canon's imagePlatform (IP) Architecture, features Universal Send technology, which allows users to distribute hard copy and electronic information to multiple destinations, in multiple formats, in one single operation from a single platform. In serving as a central communications hub, the imageRUNNER 5000i requires no additional hardware or software to enable users to scan documents and distribute them via e-mail, Internet fax, or to a file server, mail box, or database. In addition, every imageRUNNER 5000i comes packaged with a 20-user version of eCopy Desktop software, which allows users to send documents from the device to a local or shared folder for retrieval. Scanned documents can then be easily integrated into today's most popular business applications. Documents can also be combined, annotated, or converted to editable text, then distributed via e-mail or saved to a company database, filing system, or document management application. As a network printer, the imageRUNNER 5000i uses a robust digital engine capable of supporting 2400 x 600 dots-per-inch, and 256 gray scale resolution. The device has a monthly duty cycle of up to 200,000 impressions per month. With high-end document finishing, the imageRUNNER 5000i caters to large corporate departments by bringing capabilities typically associated with systems targeting the Central Reprographic Department (CRD), to the general office. Multi-position stapling, 2 and 3-hole punch, and saddle-stitch booklet making are all easily made possible through intuitive device drivers at the user desktop. For printing confidential documents, or temporarily storing them for printing at a convenient time, the imageRUNNER 5000i offers a Secure Print function, which, after selected from the print driver, will only output a document upon entry of a user password. A Mail Box Printing function creates 100 security-coded mail boxes for storing print jobs and scanned documents, which may be combined and printed as one or sent to multiple destinations in one step. For enhanced copying productivity, the imageRUNNER 5000i Remote and Cascade Copy functions enable users to connect with additional units on the network. Users can input a job locally for remote output to another imageRUNNER 5000i of a different configuration, or can split a workload simultaneously between two units for double the productivity. The imageRUNNER 5000i comes equipped with a comprehensive set of system utilities designed to simplify the management and operation of the device for end users and system administrators. Canon's Remote UI utility transforms a user desktop into a remote access center for the unit through a standard web browser. By entering its IP address, users instantly can access device status and settings, job management functions, user mailboxes and other information, depending on defined user access privileges. The imageRUNNER 5000i also comes bundled with Canon NetSpot Suite utilities, including NetSpot Console, a web-based application for installing and managing the device on the network, and NetSpot Job Monitor, for managing and tracking the progress of print jobs. Plug-in software modules are also available for the most popular enterprise management applications available today, including Microsoft Management Console, CA Unicenter, HP OpenView, Tivoli NetView, and BMC PATROL. Pricing and Availability The imageRUNNER 5000i ships standard with digital copying, printing, and Universal Send technology, and has a suggested retail list price of $23,350. A printer-only version is also offered at a suggested retail price of $18,000. Both versions of the imageRUNNER 5000i are available today through Authorized Canon U.S.A. Dealers and Canon Business Solutions locations.

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