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Canon U.S.A. Empowers Public Speakers With its New Handheld Wireless Presenter

The PR500-R is Designed to Provide a Stress-Free Solution to See, Control and Execute Presentations


MELVILLE, N.Y., April 25, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the PR500-R Handheld Presenter will be joining the current lineup of easy-to-see Canon laser presenters. The new PR500-R is about two times more visible than a normal red laser1; helping business professionals, educators and public speakers to keep viewers engaged while making their big presentation.

This presenter, like others in the Canon presenter lineup, offers a simple and intuitive key layout designed to give the presenter full control of the slideshow without having to look at the device. The new PR500-R Handheld Presenter is also ergonomically designed to provide a comfortable hold in spite of the length of the presentation.

The PR500-R Handheld Presenter provides a battery level indicator when the power is turned on to help speakers maintain focus on the crowd while being alerted to critical battery levels. A green LED light lets speakers know the battery has a high charge. An orange LED light indicates the battery charge is getting low, a red LED light indicates that the charge on the battery is about to run out, and finally there will be no LED light when the PR500-R is out of battery power. Furthermore, the device wirelessly operates with compatible PowerPoint®, Keynote®, Adobe® PDF and macOS® Preview files via USB plug-in receiver2. Requiring no setup, users just plug and connect immediately, allowing them to quickly begin to move freely around a conference room, lecture hall or classroom from up to a 65 foot range3 with the PR500-R Handheld Presenter and to maintain control of presentations without needing to ask for assistance to change slides.

“Canon looks to continuously provide new and exciting solutions designed to meet the needs of consumers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This new presenter is an essential tool for public speakers looking to keep their presentations engaging and controlled, and is designed to be stress-free for both themselves and their audience.”

Availability and Pricing

The PR500-R Handheld Presenter is available for purchase for $49.99MSRP 4. To purchase this product or for more information about Canon U.S.A products visit http://shop.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 markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted 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 in the United States. 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 Compare to red laser of 650nm wavelength and 1mW power.

2 Included with product, compatible with both the Windows and Mac operating systems.

3 Wireless range may be affected by the environment.

4 Pricing is subject to change at any time without notice; prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Keynote, Mac, macOS, Adobe and PowerPoint are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of the Microsoft group of companies in the U.S. and other countries. All other referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

Canon welcomes the new PR500-R Presenter to the amazing lineup!