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Canon Introduces New imageRUNNER 2016/2020 Series Document Imaging Solutions for Small Offices & Workgroups

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK--Sept. 14, 2005-- Canon U.S.A. Inc., the nation's market share brand leader in black-and-white and digital color copier/printer solutions(i), today announced the introduction of the imageRUNNER 2016/2020 Series of multifunctional devices (MFPs). The new imageRUNNER 2016/2020 Series boasts a range of product enhancements to help increase productivity and reduce the cost of document production and distribution for small offices and workgroup environments. The imageRUNNER 2016/2020 Series consists of four models -- the imageRUNNER 2016/2020 base models and the advanced imageRUNNER 2016i/2020i. With operating speeds up to 16-pages-per-minute (ppm) and 20-ppm(ii) respectively, the imageRUNNER 2016/2020 base models provide digital copying, network printing, and optional Super G3 fax capabilities(iii) to meet the most critical and fundamental document needs of small business environments. The more advanced imageRUNNER 2016i/2020i models build on the functionality of the base units to provide added network capabilities, including fully integrated color document scanning and electronic distribution. A 50-sheet Duplexing Automatic Document Feeder (DADF), PCL printing, and automatic duplexing are all available options for the base models but come standard on the imageRUNNER 2016i/2020i models. "Small office document imaging requirements have grown beyond basic printing and faxing capabilities to include more fluid document distribution capabilities including scan-to-I-fax, scan-to-file, and scan-to-e-mail," said Sam Yoshida, director and general manager, Product Marketing Division, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The imageRUNNER 2016/2020 Series were designed to provide the multifunctional digital capabilities and network connectivity needed to enhance today's small office workflows, delivering 'large office' power in a 'small office' package." Full Color Document Distribution The advanced imageRUNNER 2016i/2020i devices are designed to simplify day-to-day operations and streamline office workflow. The primary feature that sets the imageRUNNER 2016i/2020i apart from the base models is their standard full color document distribution capabilities. These "i" models are capable of color scanning and sending documents in popular TIFF, JPEG and PDF formats. Through Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-File (SMB/FTP) and Scan-to-I-Fax functionality the imageRUNNER 2016i/2020i can forward inbound files to multiple destinations so workgroup users are never out of reach from important information. Both models support Canon's PDF High Compression mode to allow for the efficient handling of color images over the network. Enhanced Digital Printing All models ship standard with printing capabilities via Ethernet and USB ports for simplified connectivity. Through intuitively designed device drivers and utilities, network connected users are able to program print jobs with simplicity. The imageRUNNER 2016/2020 Series utilize Canon's Ultra Fast Rendering II LT (UFR II LT) printing technology developed by Canon to harness the processing power of a PC to speed the printing process with support for Windows and Macintosh users. As a result, the new imageRUNNER 2016/2020 Series devices provide fast print speeds with professional image quality at true 1200 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution for print output(iv). Adding the PCL Printer Kit-J1 (standard on the imageRUNNER 2016i and 2020i) enables printing in common Windows environments using PCL 5e/6 page description languages. The Energy Star(v) qualified imageRUNNER 2016/2020 Series are equipped with several features that help small businesses keep operating costs and downtime to a minimum. Canon's RAPID fusing system enables warm-up times of 13 seconds or less from idle for fast printing and reduced energy consumption. In addition, optional automatic duplexing (standard with the imageRUNNER 2016i/2020i) delivers two-sided output to help reduce paper consumption. The imageRUNNER 2016/2020 Series support productivity-enhancing digital copy features such as Scan-Once-Print-Many (upwards of 99 copies can be reproduced from a single document scan), Copy Reservation (documents are scanned and queued up while another job is printing), Electronic Collation (multiple-page documents printed as full sets) and Zoom Mode (reduce or enlarge images). Each model can support up to 1,080-sheets of paper including Letter to 11"x17"-sized paper, an 80-sheet Stack Bypass for special media such as transparencies, labels and colored/letterhead stocks. The imageRUNNER 2016/2020 Series also offer optional internally integrated Finisher that provides up to 50-sheet stapling while preserving the original footprint of the system. The imageRUNNER 2016/2020 base models will be available in October 2005 through authorized Canon Office Imaging Systems dealers at U.S. MSRPs of $2,500.00 for the imageRUNNER 2016, $3,000.00 for the imageRUNNER 2020. The advanced imageRUNNER 2016i/2020i will be available in early 2006.