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Canon Revolutionizes Color with New Color imageRUNNER C3200

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--April 7, 2003-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc., today announces the immediate availability of the Color imageRUNNER C3200, a digital multifunction device with revolutionary technology that will set new standards for general-office color products. Leveraging the full capabilities of Canon's Color imagePlatform Architecture, the Color imageRUNNER C3200 offers true multifunctionality, with the processing power and virtual space to execute multiple jobs simultaneously, eliminating bottlenecks and improving efficiency across every facet of business communications within corporate environments. The Color imageRUNNER C3200 will be on display at the AIIM-On Demand 2003 event in New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center, today through April 9, in Canon's booth (# 2219). "Canon sees significant market opportunities in color reproduction and we believe the Color imageRUNNER C3200 is ideally suited to address the application requirements outlined by customers in the marketplace," said Dennis Amorosano, director and assistant general manager, Integrated Business Systems Division for Canon U.S.A. "Technology and economics have combined so that color is now more of a necessity than a luxury, and by equipping the Color imageRUNNER with the full functionality of Canon's successful imagePlatform architecture, we expect this device will take color in the office to the next level of affordable practicality." Designed to serve as the sole color networked digital multifunction device in the office, Canon's Color imageRUNNER C3200 is both fast and efficient. Boasting four-drum, single pass engine technology, a dual 250 Mhz processor design, 768 MB RAM and a 40GB hard disk, the device can print and copy both color and black-and-white documents at speeds of up to 32 pages-per-minute (ppm)(1) and scan both color and monochrome documents (up to 23 ppm and 36 ppm, respectively, at 600 dpi). Twin laser beam technology built into each of the four imaging units ensures the fast speeds and outstanding image quality. The Color imageRUNNER C3200 generates output at resolutions equivalent to 2400 x 600 dpi with image stabilization and gradation technologies, and Canon's third generation of oil-free S-Toners produces eye-catching color with just a touch of gloss. The Color imageRUNNER C3200 is designed to serve as a shared office resource and easily handle the load of several stand-alone devices. In addition to copying, printing and scanning, the Color imageRUNNER C3200 can easily transform into a powerful communications hub for sharing and managing information in the office. With its optional Universal Send capabilities, the Color imageRUNNER C3200 makes it easy to convert color hard-copy originals into digital files and transmit them via the internet as E-mail attachments and I-Faxes, Super G3(2) Fax transmissions (optional), or store them in mailboxes within the system or elsewhere on the corporate network for archival and sharing purposes. Newly added Universal Send capabilities include the ability to register up to 5 LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) servers, which allows users to quickly and easily search for email addresses from the central corporate directory, and Canon's new PDF High-Compression file format for more efficient transmission of full-color scanned images. Designed to give every document a professional look, the Color imageRUNNER offers versatile paper handling and finishing capabilities. The device features dual 550-sheet front loading user-adjustable paper cassettes that can accommodate paper as large as 12" x 18" in weights up to 110 lb. Index. For increased flexibility, the device can accommodate up to two additional 550-sheet cassettes and a 2,700-sheet paper deck. The standard 100-sheet stack bypass tray offers the convenience of copying on stocks as large as 12.6" x 18" in weights up to 140 lb. Index, including tab paper, envelopes and pre-punched paper. The Color imageRUNNER C3200 also automates every step of the document finishing process, offering simple collating and stapling to advanced saddle stitching, folding and booklet making to allow even novice users the ability to make professional looking documents in-house. The Color imageRUNNER C3200 will be offered in two product configurations -- a Copier model and a Printer model. Two printer controllers are also available to turn the Color imageRUNNER C3200 into a networked document production and distribution powerhouse. Canon's Color Network Multi-PDL Printer Kit-A1 delivers color-printing capabilities best suited for Microsoft Office printing applications. The Printer Kit-A1 supports PCL5c emulation, Postscript 3 emulation and Canon's new proprietary Ultra Fast Rendering (UFR) technology. UFR technology utilizes a newly invented printing algorithm to minimize file processing time and achieve maximum performance. Jointly developed by Canon and EFI, the imagePASS C-1 controller delivers increased productivity, superior color quality, advanced print job management tools and support for true Adobe Postscript 3 to demanding office environments. The imagePASS C-1 optimizes the performance of the imageRUNNER C3200 engine through integrated applications such as Command WorkStation(TM) 4 for centralized print job management, and the controller also seamlessly connects to all popular network platforms. The imagePASS C-1 boasts a powerful Pentium III 850 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM and a 10 GB hard disk drive. Like all Canon networked systems, the Color imageRUNNER C3200 comes equipped with a comprehensive set of utilities and features designed to simplify operation, management and security for users and administrators alike. Features that ship standard with the device include: Department ID mode for up to 1,000 departments or users; Canon's web-based Remote User Interface and NetSpot Suite. Optional features include Canon's imageRUNNER Security Kit; imageWARE Office Software Suite, and eCopy's new Suite 8.0, that enables the Color imageRUNNER C3200 to easily distribute and manage electronic copies of color paper documents and connect the color imageRUNNER C3200 to corporate e-mail systems.