Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This Week in Canon "TWIC Notes"

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- Canon announced that in India, it will open up a store called “Canon Image Square”, which will showcase all of its imaging products, similar to Apple’s retail store concept.

- Canon will spend $184 million to build a new inkjet printer plant in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. It will employ 5,000 workers, and make 5.5 million units per year.

- Canon launched the imageRUNNER C1030 desktop A4 color MFP featuring:
o 22ppm color and 30ppm b/w print speeds
o Base MSRP of $2595 (the “iF” model is $500 more, and provides PCL print driver and fax board)
o 600x600dpi (advertised as offering 2400dpi with interpolation)
o Document feeder scan speed of 20opm
o 3.5” color LCD display that tilts (not touchscreen, instead uses scroll dial)
o 100 sheet stack bypass
o 250 sheet paper drawer
o Can add two more 250 sheet paper drawers
o Built-in print controller
 Actual maker unknown (most likely NetSilicon)
 UFR II LT printing standard (similar to Windows GDI)
 PCL print driver optional
 PostScript print driver optional
 768MB RAM standard
 10/100BaseT & USB ports (no 1000BaseT Gigabit available)
 Windows LDAP authentication standard for scanning
o Optional uniFLOW v5.0 for server-based authentication, cost tracking and print release
o Fax board optional

- Canon has announced its “Power of Five” to highlight 4 of its solutions partners:
o Therefore Corp., a provider of document management system that integrates with Canon MFPs
o Nuance eCopy
o IRIS of Belgium, which Canon owns 17%, for OCR
o NT Ware, which apparently is the supplier of uniFLOW

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