Canon launches the industry’s fastest USB-powered portable scanner for small offices and mobile workers

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 11th January, 2012: – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has today launched the imageFORMULA P-215, the industry’s fastest USB powered scanner for small or home office environments and for professionals who work remotely. The new ultra-compact portable scanner is compatible with both Mac and PC operating systems and supports mobile working with the ability to scan directly to cloud-hosted applications such as GoogleDocs™, Evernote and SharePoint.

Powered by a single USB cable, the imageFORMULA P-215 can scan up to 15 pages per minute and capture both sides of a document in a single pass. The scanner incorporates an automatic document feeder that is capable of handling up to 20 sheets, saving valuable time when scanning documents containing multiple pages.

Workers can use the P-215 instantly without the need to install additional drivers or software thanks to its unique, built-in CaptureOnTouch Lite software. The P-215 also includes ISIS/TWAIN drivers for Windows users and a TWAIN driver for Mac users for industry-standard connectivity and use with a variety of imaging applications.

The versatile P-215 incorporates a special card feeder slot for scanning thick plastic ID and embossed cards, which is particularly useful for industries such as insurance and financial services where proof of ID is required when registering new client accounts or closing deals.

Sean Suematsu, European Document Scanning Solutions Director, Canon Europe says, “Remote and flexible working has been fuelling demand for scan and access anywhere solutions. Whether you’re working in the office, from home or on the road, there is a growing need for fast, accurate and easy digitisation of documents. The ability to scan directly to the central office or to applications hosted in the cloud means that you can work more productively - no matter where you find yourself.”

“The new imageFORMULA P-215 builds on the success of the popular P-150 and P-150M models with a number of technological advancements that meet the needs of our customers for high-speed and powerful portable scanning. Professionals will also appreciate its compact size and elegant design.”

High quality scanning is ensured with an optical resolution up to 600dpi and advanced image processing features such as auto page size detection, de-skew, auto text orientation and colour detection. The new portable scanner also comes with a variety of powerful software applications, such as CaptureOnTouch, that offers improved image processing and for scanning to multiple file formats such as PDF, PDF/A, TIFF, JPEG and PowerPoint. PageManager (Mac) and PaperPort (PC) together with BizCard software help to maintain efficient file management of digitalised documents, making the P-215 scanner a truly powerful, portable and effective scanning solution.

Corporate IT departments and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can also develop customised connectivity to their solutions or document workflows, thanks to Software Development Kits¹ that are available for the P-215’s CaptureOnTouch and CaptureOnTouch Lite software.

The imageFORMULA P-215 will be available across Europe from early January 2012 and is priced at £257/€295.

¹Software Development Kits are available through Canon’s Business Solutions Developer Programme (BSDP) www.canon-europe.com/bsdp

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