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Canon Announces imageFORMULA DR-C240 Office Document Scanner

Expanded Feeding Capabilities Extend Support for New Capture Applications Including Passports


MELVILLE, N.Y., May 19, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the imageFORMULA DR-C240 office document scanner, a dynamic new document scanner designed to support the image capture of different-sized documents, including passports. With its ability to easily scan and extract text from documents, this model is ideal for businesses seeking to facilitate check-in and identity verification within various markets including government, passenger transportation, accommodation services, rental and leasing services, insurance, financial and legal services.

"As developments in information technology continue to result in the growth of international business, it's critical that document scanners are equipped to handle a wide variety of check-in, registration and identification forms," said Anne Valaitis, director of Image Scanning Trends and Professional & Managed Print Services at InfoTrends. "Information management relies heavily on having the proper tools. For increased efficiency, businesses should seek out those solutions equipped with expanded scanning capabilities to handle documents of various shapes and sizes."

The new imageFORMULA DR-C240 scanner can be used to integrate information into digital workflows for process automation and information distribution while helping to increase collaboration among individuals or workgroups.

"For companies seeking to maximize productivity, it is necessary for offices to digitalize their documents and records including those documents which are not standard shapes or letter size," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "With the imageFORMULA DR-C240 scanner's carrier sheet, this new model is an excellent option for businesses looking to improve the organization of passports and identification documents needed for travel, check-in, finance and identity verification."

Dynamic, Reliable, Flexible Feeding

The DR-C240 scanner is capable of scanning up to 45 pages-per-minute (ppm), with both sides of an item in a single pass, in color or black & white1. Able to hold up to 60 sheets, in addition to passports, the scanner can handle a variety of document types including thick, thin, long, or oversized documents, plastic or embossed cards.

In addition, the DR-C240 comes equipped with double-feed detection functions and a one-touch release button to allow scanning to resume when a double feed is detected for a seamless and more efficient scanning experience.

Ease of Use

In addition to the standard carrier sheet this scanner offers other user-friendly features to enhance image capture performance. The DR-C240 scanner's easy-to-use operation panel contains intuitive, accessible controls to start scanning operations, pre-configure job tasks with one-touch job buttons. It can scan different sized documents in mixed batches to help eliminate document pre-sorting activities thereby maximizing a user's time.

Bundled with both Canon CaptureOnTouch and Canon CapturePerfect software, users can pre-configure scan tasks and choose from a wide selection of file distribution options. With CaptureOnTouch, scanned documents can be sent directly to third-party cloud applications2 such as Evernote, Microsoft® SharePoint®, Dropbox, SugarSync, Google Drive, and OneDrive. This scanner is also bundled with ISIS® and TWAIN drivers for easy integration with third-party software.

Eco-Conscious Design

Canon U.S.A. holds itself to rigid standards for minimizing the impact its products have on the environment, and the imageFORMULA DR-C240 scanner is no exception. The DR-C240 scanner meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency and complies with both the EU RoHS and WEEE directives for the reduction of hazardous substances and waste products.3

Customer Care

To help users maximize uptime throughout the product life, eCarePAK options are available to extend service beyond the initial one-year advanced exchange warranty period.

Availability

The imageFORMULA DR-C240 office document scanner is available now through Canon authorized channels for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $795.*

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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. In 2014, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the 11th consecutive year. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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

Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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

2 Subscription to a third-party cloud service required. Subject to third-party cloud service providers' terms and conditions.

3 The facts and product statistics about EU RoHS and WEEE were obtained from Canon Electronics Inc. as of 2015.

* Actual prices set by dealer may vary.

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