Extends functionality of imageFORMULA scanners.
Canon Europe has launched the imageFORMULA Flatbed Scanner Unit 201 for flexible and high-speed A3 document capture. The new model extends Canon’s high-performance imageFORMULA scanners by allowing users to optionally add the Flatbed Scanner Unit 201 to scan bound documents such as large books, journals and magazines
The new flatbed scanner has been created to offer a greater degree of flexibility for organisations needing to digitise a wider-range of mixed document types that cannot normally be scanned using an automatic document feeder (ADF). It is designed as a flatbed accessory to work in tandem with Canon’s imageFORMULA scanners - allowing users to capture sets of images from both the A3 flatbed and an ADF scanner in a single operation.
Sean Suematsu, European Document Scanning Solutions Director at Canon Europe commented: “Businesses need a simple and convenient way to digitise a wide variety of office documents,” he explained. “We are increasingly seeing a need to capture bound documents such as magazines, books or legal journals. Combining the new Flatbed Scanner Unit 201 with a high-performance Canon imageFORMULA scanner enables customers to seamlessly capture both standard and non-standard documents into a single file. In this way, users can work faster with a variety of documents and distribute or archive the scanned images with ease.”
Canon said the new flatbed scans a full A3 document in only 3.5 seconds and inherits a range of advanced high-quality image processing features offered by the connected imageFORMULA DR-series scanners such as Deskew, Auto Size Detection and MultiStream.
“Organisations don’t need to compromise on image quality when scanning with the lid open,” continued Suematsu. “As the imageFORMULA Flatbed Scanner Unit 201 is equipped with Canon’s unique Ambient Light Cancelling Mode, which reduces the effect that could be caused by any external light, it ensures high-quality images are produced even when the scanner lid is open. This feature can help users to save a substantial amount of time, especially when larger volumes need to be scanned at speed.”
In addition, the new device is surprisingly compact for an A3 flatbed scanner, meaning it can easily be placed within any scanning station where space is limited.
The imageFORMULA Flatbed Scanner Unit 201 will be available through all Canon sales offices and selected distributor partners across Europe from September 2012.
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