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Canon: DR-2080C Scanner Bundles Flexibility Into Scanning Package

Press release from the issuing company

Canon's First Workgroup-Segment Document Scanner Is Fast, Easy-to-Use and Compact Enough to Bring Scanning to New Environments LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--Sept. 5, 2002-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technology and a subsidiary of Canon Inc., today introduces the DR-2080C, a new business document color scanner for the fast-growing workgroup market segment. 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 just 3.5 inches deep. Its light weight - a mere 5.5 lbs. - and optional carrying case make transporting the DR-2080C a snap. The nimble DR-2080C can scan black-and-white or grayscale letter-size documents at speeds of up to 20 ppm (40 images-per-minute duplex) and 24-bit color documents at up to 7 ppm (14 images-per-minute duplex)(a). Despite its compact size, the DR-2080C ships with a wide array of features and functions that make it ideal for workgroups and distributed scanning applications. The DR-2080C will be available immediately at a suggested retail price of $1,095. "There is a growing trend toward decentralizing the processing of document-based information and Canon's DR-2080C is well poised to take advantage of this trend," said George Morris, product marketing manager for Canon U.S.A.'s DR-Scanners. "The DR-2080C has the reliable performance and great value inherent in Canon's DR line of scanners, but its eloquent design and superb engineering truly distinguish it from competitors' offerings. This scanner has all the features the market is looking for and it will raise the standard of performance for entry level users," Morris added. Proven Technology In A Smaller Package The Canon DR-2080C's small footprint enables the scanner to fit just about anywhere. The key to the scanner's size is its compact sensor unit, which also enables the DR-2080C to achieve high speeds as well as high image resolution of up to 600 dpi in black-and-white, grayscale or 24-bit color. Smooth paper feeding is essential to efficient scanning and the DR-2080C does not disappoint. One of its key design elements is the scanner's document feeding system, which incorporates unique Canon technology typically found on higher-end scanners. The DR-2080C also features an on-screen control panel that allows users to easily select the correct scan settings for each job and also includes 20 sets of programmable user preferences so the system can keep track of different settings for different kinds of jobs. Powerful, Bundled Software Drives Increased Productivity Robust, Canon-engineered software and drivers turn the scanner into an easy-to-use, versatile tool. Features that add value to the DR-2080C include Scan-to-Email; Color Drop Out for red, green or blue; Skew Correction; and Searchable PDF, which allows users to scan a document and create a PDF file capable of being searched by text content. ScanSoft's OmniPage SE software for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) comes bundled with the DR-2080C, as do ISIS and TWAIN drivers, which are compatible with Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP and Windows NT operating systems. The scanner utilizes a high-speed SCSI-II interface. A SCSI interface board and cable also ship with the DR-2080C. The Canon DR-2080C carries the seal of approval from a number of software companies that have certified the scanner with their products. These companies include: Adobe Systems Incorporated; DocuWare Corporation; eCopy, Inc.; ExperExchange Inc.; Kofax Image Products; LEAD Technologies, Inc.; Microsystems Technology, Inc.; Optical Image Technology, Inc.; ScanSoft Inc.; The CUTTER COMPANIES, Inc., and TMSSequoia. Canon's new DR-2080C scanner meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The DR-2080C is available immediately through select U.S. distributors and authorized Canon U.S.A. dealers.