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Canon U.S.A. Introduces New imageFORMULA DR-2020U Universal Scanner for Business Environments of All Sizes

New DR-2020U Document Imaging Solution Provides Versatility, Ease of Use, and Advanced Scanning Technology For Office Workgroups

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 18, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of advanced digital imaging and software solutions, today unveiled its new digital scanning solution for workgroup document imaging and general office applications – the new imageFORMULA DR-2020U – the latest model in the Company's award-winning DR-Scanner line.

The DR-2020U incorporates the reliable paper handling and high-quality imaging capabilities inherent in Canon's DR-Scanner line to provide robust functionality at an affordable price. Ideal for distributed scanning and general office workloads, the DR-2020U offers versatile three-way scanning – a 50-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for batch scanning, a flatbed to accommodate unconventional-sized documents, and a dedicated business card feeder tray to handle batch business card scanning. The DR-2020U is capable of one-pass duplex scanning at up to 20 pages / 40 images per minute (ppm/imp) in black-and-white and up to 20 ppm/imp in color*. Combined with its user-friendly design and extensive bundled software, the DR-2020U is indispensable to nearly any office environment.

"Canon has a long-standing commitment to answering the digital imaging needs of all segments of the market. With the introduction of the DR-2020U, we are expanding upon our already robust array of digital imaging technologies," said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "With its user-friendly design, outstanding workflow and increased imaging flexibility, the DR-2020U is a cost-effective addition to help boost office efficiency and productivity."

The DR-2020U features an intuitively designed, copier-like control panel allowing users to quickly navigate through job functions resulting in increased workflow efficiency. Users can easily begin scanning operations through three pre-defined Scan-To-Job buttons for Copy, File and E-mail functions, as well as five programmable Scan-To-Job buttons for assigning up to 50 different imaging tasks. The Scan-To-Job buttons enable multiple users within a workgroup to access frequently performed tasks at the touch of a button, providing for simpler use and greater office efficiency.

Further enhancing user productivity, the DR-2020U includes ISIS/TWAIN drivers, industry standard interfaces which seamlessly link applications and scanners for easy hardware integration with third-party Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software. The new scanner is also bundled with the latest document imaging software packages – including Canon CapturePerfect and CaptureOnTouch, Adobe Acrobat Standard, NewSoft Presto! BizCard, and Nuance PaperPort Standard and OmniPage SE – to deliver a complete end-to-end solution.

Recognizing the need to capture original documents with precision, the Canon DR-2020U features a 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) optical resolution, and includes a multitude of advanced image processing capabilities such as Advanced Text Enhancement, Color Dropout, Deskew and Border Removal to help optimize electronic document creation.

In addition, the DR-2020U employs efficiency-boosting features such as Double Feed Detection, Auto Page Size Detection, and Skip Blank Page to reduce tedious preparation and presorting of documents prior to scanning, helping to streamline workflows.

To ease integration with customer infrastructures, the DR-2020U universal workgroup scanner has been tested and is compatible with solutions from the following software vendors**:

  • Accusoft Pegasus
  • Computhink, Inc.
  • Datacap, Inc.
  • Digitech Systems, Inc.
  • DocuLex, Inc.
  • Therefore Corporation

The new imageFORMULA DR-2020U universal scanner, which meets ENERGY STAR Program guidelines for energy efficiency and complies with the RoHS and WEEE directives for reduction of hazardous substances and waste products, is available immediately through all authorized Canon resellers for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $695.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008†, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." Canon is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all products. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

* Examples based on typical settings, rated in pages/images per minute with letter-sized documents at 200dpi, portrait-feeding direction via ADF. Actual processing speeds may vary based on PC performance and application.

** Please check www.usa.canon.com regularly for updates on software vendors who have tested the imageFORMULA DR-2020U universal workgroup scanner.