Monday, November 29, 2010

This Week in Canon "TWIC Notes"

Canon launched a new desktop A4 color laser MFP, called the imageCLASS MF9220Cdn featuring:

o MSRP of $1495

o 25ppm top speed b/w or color

o 3.5” color LCD display

o Scroll wheel on control panel to choose features

o No warmup time from sleep mode

o 4 tandem OPC drum design

o Canon pQ polymerized toner

o Auto duplex standard

o Built-in print controller with Windows GDI printing only

 MF9280C model offers PCL & PostScript print drivers for $2295 MSRP

o Scan/fax/print/copy standard

- Canon announced it will be official office equipment vendor for New York Islanders hockey team.

- Canon reported that its dealer’s sales are up 10%, but its branches are up only 2%.

- More details on new b/w laser A4 MFP from Canon:

o 40ppm and 50ppm models

o Tentative launch in summer of 2011

o Will not use Canon imageCHIP print controllers

o Will not support MEAP embedded application platform

o 4” monochrome LCD panel

o Optional hanging corner staple finisher

o Will not have cartridge based supplies (like its printers)

o Color version in late 2011

- Canon announced that it is collaborating with Accenture to expand its managed print services business, initially in Europe. Accenture details:

o headquarters in Ireland

o U.S. headquarters in New York

o Was originally a division of Arthur Anderson

o Split away and was called Anderson Consulting

o Renamed Accenture in 2001

o Has 204,000 employees

o 200 locations in 120 countries

o World’s largest outsourcing firm

o Has 96 of Fortune Global 100 as customers

o Last fiscal year revenue of $21.6 billion

o Is largest competitor to the ACS division of Xerox

o Signed 4 year partnership contract with Canon

o In past, Canon has been customer of Accenture for finance and accounting

Note from Art:  Well it seems A4 is here to stay whether we like it or not, a 50ppm unit from Canon, whew that will be awesome, we'll have to wait and see where the cost per page falls.

-=Good Selling=-

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