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Canon U.S.A.'s Teleretinal Solution on Display at American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting


MELVILLE, N.Y., August 8, 2016 – In today's healthcare environment, it is essential to invest in solutions that help streamline workflows while having features that can assist healthcare professionals with their compliance efforts. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its teleretinal imaging solution during this year's American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting and Exhibition at the San Diego Convention Center from August 12-14, 2016.

On display in the Canon booth (#538) will be the Canon teleretinal solution, featuring the Canon CR-2 PLUS AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal camera and imageSPECTRUM Image Management System software1, an intuitive software solution offering image management and portability to help improve workflow, which is sold separately. With imageSPECTRUM Image Management Software, healthcare professionals using Windows® 7 can perform retinal screenings then quickly transmit the images to doctors' offices thousands of miles away, both domestic and abroad2, to assist in making a diagnosis.

Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to interact with the Canon teleretinal imaging solution, including the Canon CR-2 PLUS AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal camera. The CR-2 PLUS AF camera captures ultra-high resolution images — quickly, efficiently, and automatically. Designed around advanced Canon EOS optics and CMOS image-capture technology, the CR-2 PLUS AF features a customized 18 megapixel digital camera. With the press of a button, users can switch between auto and manual focusing for ultimate control and ease-of-use. The Auto Capture function determines the appropriate moment to capture an image by analyzing when exposure and alignment are ideal.

In addition to high-resolution color retinal photography, the teleretinal solution also includes imageSPECTRUM Image Management software (version 5.1), which has digital RGB filters for the more critical viewing of suspect pathologies. Most importantly, the camera includes a non-invasive Fundus Autofluorescence imaging mode that provides the reviewer with the ability to quickly assess the condition of the RPE layer. With the latest version of its imageSPECTRUM Image Management software (version 5.1), healthcare professionals can use the new opacity suppression selectable filter tool to subdue the effect of ocular opacities in an image to help correct blur and enhance the clarity of blood vessels, helping identify potential ailments that may have previously gone unnoticed.

For more information about Canon ophthalmic devices and solutions, please visit http://www.usa.canon.com

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 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. 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.

1 Requires Windows® 7 operating system. Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

2 Requires internet access and imageSPECTRUM Image Management software to both send and receive data.