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Canon U.S.A. Introduces First Installation LCOS Projector With DICOM Simulation Mode For Use In Medical Facilities

New REALiS WUX4000 D Brings Medical Educators Precision Image Clarity, Accurate Color And Improved End-User Operation

CHICAGO, November 29, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced the REALiS WUX4000 D Installation LCOS Projector, the Company's first high-resolution installation projector for the medical education market. This new projector includes a DICOM Simulation mode that simulates the results of devices compliant with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Part 14 standardized display function for display of grayscale images. DICOM is a global information-technology standard that is used in virtually all hospitals to ensure the interoperability of systems used to produce, store, display, retrieve or print medical images.

"No matter the type of medical images being displayed, the combination of Canon's leading imaging technologies in the new REALiS WUX4000 D coupled with DICOM simulation mode brings medical educators a precise, practical and easy-to-use display option for lecture or classroom settings," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.

The inclusion of the DICOM Simulation mode, which offers 21 different levels of grayscale gradation, and Canon's fourth-generation proprietary AISYS-enhanced LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) optical system helps medical educators to clearly display detailed and intricate images to larger audiences without compromising image accuracy. The REALiS WUX4000 D Installation LCOS Projector also offers a choice of three optional Genuine Canon high-resolution interchangeable lenses for different throw distances and projection screen sizes and features a motorized lens shift, zoom and focus for improved end-user operability.

The Canon REALiS WUX4000 D Installation LCOS Projector delivers WUXGA-resolution (1920 x 1200) widescreen (16:10) images at 4000 lumens and includes a built-in Canon Color-Correction IC (integrated circuit), which together with the AISYS-enhanced LCOS system, provides highly accurate color reproduction and precision luminosity adjustment without affecting the display of neighboring colors. In addition, the Canon REALiS WUX4000 D Installation LCOS Projector's lamp and air filter can be replaced from the side of the projector, and its PS optical filter element can be replaced from the top of the unit for added convenience and economy.

Multimedia Device Compatibility

Industry-standard digital and analog terminals and connectors ensure the Canon REALiS WUX4000 D Installation LCOS Projector's compatibility with a wide range of video and computer devices. Signal inputs include HDMI Version 1.3, DVI-D and analog PC terminals, two audio inputs, and one audio output for external amplification and speakers. A built-in five-watt speaker is also included, while a convenient User Memory feature stores up to ten different setting combinations based on the content being shown. Five memory settings are for computer sources, such as DVI-D, analog PC, and HDMI (PC) and the other five settings are for video sources, such as component and HDMI (video). A network-ready RJ-45 port allows for authorized users to manage and control multiple projectors from any PC on the network. An RS-232 serial connection allows for monitoring the projector locally through a third-party control system and a hand-held remote control enables users to control four WUX4000 D projectors individually or simultaneously. Lens Shift and Gamma Control buttons are also included on the remote control.

Availability and Warranty Information

The new Canon REALiS WUX4000 D Installation LCOS Projector is scheduled to be available in March 2011, for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $9,999. It will be backed by Canon U.S.A.'s Three-Year Limited Warranty and its exclusive Projector Protection Program ("Triple P"). Triple P is a FREE service program that provides a loaner projector of equal or greater value in the event that a qualifying unit is in need of repair. Triple P is available on all Canon projector models during the Three-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty period.*

For more information please visit www.usa.canon.com/projectors. The new Installation projector will be on display during the 2010 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting (November 28 - December 2) in Chicago at Canon's booth (Lakeside Center, #208).

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 fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009†, with global revenues of US $35 billion and is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2010 list. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. 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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Specifications, availability and price subject to change without notice. Actual prices determined by individual dealers and may vary.

DICOM is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communications of medical information.

*Loaner units based on availability. Program subject to change at any time without given notice. Contact the Canon Customer Support Center at 1.800.828.4040 for complete details.