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Canon Demonstrates Document Management Capabilities At AIIM 2002

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SAN FRANCISCO-March 6, 2002-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc., demonstrates its strength as an end-to-end document management provider at the AIIM 2002 Show that opens here today, showcasing a broad selection of hardware and software imaging products, including a new workgroup document scanner and a powerful software system that works across a wide range of peripherals and networked devices. AIIM 2002 will run through March 8. At its booth ( #1105), Canon will preview the DR-2080C, a sleek, compact digital document scanner that scans up to 40 images-per-minute (ipm) and includes the same superior document handling, image quality and color capability as all Canon DR-Series scanners. Canon will also demonstrate its imageWARE suite of software products that work with Canon's full line of digital document and microfilm scanners as well as Canon's award-winning imageRUNNER multifunction devices. imageWARE Suite Canon's imageWARE suite, which includes Scan Manager for production level scanning, and Document Manager, offering comprehensive storage and management, enables users to create a centralized database of digitized documents that can be shared throughout the enterprise. imageWARE, however, expands upon traditional document management functions by tightly linking to Canon hardware, including DR-Series Scanners and imageRUNNERs. "Canon's imageWARE redefines the concept of a document,'' said Dennis Amorosano, director and assistant general manager, Canon Copier and Networked Office Systems. "By linking multiple input, output and distribution processes together, imageWARE represents the glue that binds customer information management processes together.'' One of the key elements of the imageWARE suite is its scalability, signaling Canon's commitment to provide a complete document management solution for customers of all sizes. imageWARE Document Manager has a modular design - it can be built as a small office/single-server system or as an enterprise-wide, multiple-server system - so it offers small organizations the same document management functions as their larger counterparts. imageWARE Document Manager also can be easily upgraded. For more information on the features and functions of the imageWARE suite, visit www.imageWARE.com. DR-2080C Scanner The DR-2080C, Canon's unique entry into the workgroup scanner market segment, is designed for customers who need fast, reliable scanning for many varied applications. According to InfoTrends Research Group's 2001 Document Imaging Scanner Market Forecast and Analysis, the North American workgroup scanner market segment consisting of devices that scan between 10-20 ppm is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 34 percent from 2001 - 2002, with an estimated 28,700 units sold through this year. With the introduction of the DR-2080C scanner, Canon expects to become a major player in this market. "Since the introduction of the DR-3020 in 1996, Canon's DR-Series scanners have become top-sellers in both the low-volume production and departmental market segments, respectively,'' said George Morris, product marketing manager, Canon Image Filing Systems. "We believe the trim form, elegant design and proven DR-Series performance characteristics will be well received by the market and will expand opportunities for where and how documents are captured.'' With a profile barely the size of a standard file folder, the DR-2080C measures less than one foot wide, less than 8 inches high and 3.5 inches deep. Although it weighs just over 5 pounds, the DR-2080C packs a powerful punch. Canon's DR-2080C can scan at duplex speeds of up to 40 ipm in black and white or grayscale (8 bit) and up to 14 ipm in color (24 bit). The automatic document feeder in the DR-2080C can handle up to 50 documents of varying sizes. The Canon DR-2080C comes bundled with feature-rich ISIS and TWAIN drivers that are compatible with Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP and Windows NT operating systems and the scanner utilizes a high-speed SCSI-II interface. The Canon DR-2080C document scanner also meets ENERGY STAR standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The DR-2080C will be available later this year through select U.S. distributors and authorized dealers. Digital Document Scanners and Microfilm Scanners Also Shown Canon's document handling capabilities will be further demonstrated at AIIM through its complete line of DR-Series and microfilm scanners. Included in Canon's booth will be: * The color DR-3080C and black and white DR-3060 scanners, Better Buys for Business 2001 "Editor's Choice'' award winners, with scanning speeds of up to 86 ipm. * The high-performance, award-winning color DR-5080C and black and white DR-5020, which offer simplex and duplex scanning at speeds up to 90 ipm. * The DR-5050F, a hybrid document scanner that offers one-pass scanning at speeds up to 100 ipm with a simultaneous microfilm back-up system. * The CD-4050 Digital Document Recorder, a desktop system that digitally scans up to 39 pages-per-minute (ppm) and records images on CD-Rs. * The MS 400/500/800 Microfilm Scanners, compact, best-selling reader/scanners that offer a wide range of configuration options. * imageMOVER, a comprehensive, scalable, integrated software solution for financial institutions that automates check/document retrieval, processing and distribution.