LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--Dec. 1, 2005-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., the nation's market share brand leader in black-and-white and color copier solutions(i), today introduced the imageRUNNER 5070 digital multifunction imaging system. This new multifunction device joins the award-winning imageRUNNER 6570 and imageRUNNER 5570 as the standard for document handling and management for mid- to large-sized workgroups.
Similar to its sister devices, the imageRUNNER 5070 has a rapid output speed, robust document handling and finishing functionality, and highly advanced communication capabilities. In addition, the model leverages Canon innovation and technology, including the company's unique MEAP (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform) and the industry's first-ever Web access function. These enhanced capabilities allow the device to operate as an "information kiosk" to access and print information directly from the Internet or corporate intranet.
"Since their introduction earlier this year, the imageRUNNER 6570 and imageRUNNER 5570 devices have established a new benchmark for document management and handling in Corporate America," said Sam Yoshida, director and general manager, Corporate Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. "The new imageRUNNER 5070 joins those models to give corporate customers an additional option to meet their demanding document handling and management needs with unmatched system performance and innovation."
Like the imageRUNNER 6570 and imageRUNNER 5570, which recently received Buyers Lab's Pick-of-the-Year Award, the new imageRUNNER 5070 incorporates a number of features and functions that clearly distinguish it among the most advanced products within its category, and empower users with the ability to capture, create, and communicate critical information more efficiently and effectively. Some of the features and functions include:
Enhanced Feature Set
The imageRUNNER 5070 model features Canon's third generation of its imagePlatform architecture built around a custom processor with a standard complement of 512MB RAM and a 20GB Hard Disk Drive. This design raises the speed and efficiency of data processing, enabling simultaneous multitask processing, and advanced document manipulation and storage capabilities.
Offering advanced digital Copy and Mail Box capabilities and network (TWAIN) scanning as standard features, this new model can also be outfitted with optional Super G3 Fax capabilities. In addition, the imageRUNNER 5070 supports a host of advanced document distribution capabilities via Canon's Universal Send option.
With Universal Send, documents can be scanned and "pushed" to other destinations electronically - distributing information to multiple destinations, including individual or groups of e-mail and Internet-Fax addresses, Super G3 Fax destinations (optional), internal Mail Boxes, network or host folders, and document management applications such as Canon imageWARE software(ii). Newly-added Universal Send capabilities also include a new URL Send feature, as well as optional Encrypted PDF and Searchable PDF modes.
Web Access Capability
The imageRUNNER 5070 is "Internet-ready," providing tight integration with Web-based information systems - thanks to the industry's first-ever Web Access function, which was first introduced earlier this year with the imageRUNNER 6570 and imageRUNNER 5570.
Canon's Web Access option permits these new devices to double as data-access terminals, allowing users to call up Internet or intranet data on the color user-interface panel. This function supports information retrieval from on-site locations without the need for a PC, as well as the printing out of in-house administrative application forms and documents.
Meeting Device Access, Management and Security Demands
The imageRUNNER 5070 also offers a host of device access, management and security features designed to ease administrative burdens, control and monitor device usage, as well as protect vital corporate information. Management features include Canon NetSpot Suite and Remote UI utilities, as well as a new a Device Information Delivery function. User authentication capabilities include Department ID, Single Sign-on (SSO) and Simple Device Log-in (SDL) modes that provide device access to authorized users. In addition to their standard security enhancements, the models support an optional imageRUNNER Security Kit that provides Hard Disk Drive Complete Erase, Data Encryption, and to Job Log concealment features.
The imageRUNNER 5070 system goes even further to provide device access to disabled users. Users can operate system functions from a laptop or desktop PC using the optional Remote Operator's Software Kit, which emulates the device control panel screens. In addition, visually impaired users can receive audible job confirmation of Copy functions through the optional Voice Guidance Kit.
Improved Reliability, Durability, and Document Handling Functionality
The imageRUNNER 5070 device delivers output speeds up to 50 pages-per-minute(iii) (ppm), with a quick 3.3 second first-copy-out time (FCOT). This model also supports high-resolution output of up to 2,400 equivalent x 600 dpi(iv).
This new model ships with a 100-sheet Duplexing Automatic Document Feeder (DADF), standard automatic duplexing, and a paper capacity of 4,150 sheets that can be upgraded to support a maximum capacity of 7,650 sheets with optional accessories. The system also supports a wide variety of media including labels, transparencies, tab paper, and stocks up to 110lb. Index. Customers have a choice of two new finishers that provide extensive stacking capabilities, multi-position stapling, saddle-stitched booklet output, and optional hole punching.
The imageRUNNER 5070 model leverages Canon's Amorphous Silicon (A-Si) Drum technology, which offers greater resilience to wear and tear than conventional photosensitive drums for exceptional durability and consistently high definition output. In addition, the system employs Canon's new IH (Induction Heating) fusing technology - significantly reducing both warm-up time and overall energy consumption. High-yield supplies and consumables help customers reduce operating costs over millions of impressions.
The suggested retail price of the imageRUNNER 5070 is $15,500. The device will be available later this month through authorized Canon U.S.A. dealers and Canon Business Solution locations.
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