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Canon launches compact & versatile desktop scanner to help streamline business processes

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United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 4th October, 2011 - Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, today announces the launch of the imageFORMULA DR-M140 document scanner; a compact and versatile desktop scanner for productive document processing in busy office departments and workgroups. 

The DR-M140 offers a compact shape with a U-turn design, and measuring less than 10cm in height, is small enough to fit into an office drawer for convenient storage and operation.

The imageFORMULA DR-M140 has the same reliable paper handling system as Canon's imageFORMULA DR-2580C. This robust feeding mechanism ensures that mixed documents are smoothly and reliably processed, while a selectable paper path means that the scanner can handle a wider variety of documents. It can scan A3 documents in folio mode and documents that are up to 3m in length such as till receipt rolls, as well as thick documents such as ID cards, credit cards or embossed card.

Sean Suematsu, European Document Scanning Solutions Director, Canon Europe says, "The imageFORMULA DR-M140 builds on the success of the popular DR-2580C with an intelligent design and a number of innovative, technological advancements that meet our customers' needs for fast, accurate and reliable scanning. This compact desktop scanner provides reliable document processing at high-speeds, for mission critical and decentralised scanning in SME's and corporate workgroups. Through innovative design, we are providing our customers with an attractive alternative in a booming and busy market."

The DR-M140 is robust enough to process up to 6,000 scanned documents per day making it ideal for larger batch scanning jobs. Ultrasonic-double-feed-detection identifies mis-feeds during batch scanning, while a double feed release (DFR) feature allows users to conveniently ignore double feeds and continue scanning in special cases, for example, when scanning an envelope or a document with a sticky note attached.

The DR-M140 maintains productivity levels - scanning up to 40ppm/80ipm in colour - even when scanning at higher resolutions of 300 dpi. This improves accuracy in document data recognition and OCR applications enabling businesses to extract customer reference numbers and details for faster processing.

High quality image processing features include auto colour detection, text orientation, auto page size detection and skip blank pages that can boost productivity and maintain a high level of accuracy.

The new desktop scanner also includes a professional bundled software suite with direct connectivity to SharePoint. Powerful software tools for batch and ad hoc scanning including CaptureOnTouch, CapturePerfect, eCopy PDF Pro Office, and Kofax VRS.  The DR-M140 supports scanning to multiple file formats including PDF-A, the industry standard for long term archival, and PowerPoint.

Pricing and Availability

The imageFORMULA DR-M140 will be available in the UK and Ireland from early November 2011, priced at £879 / €995 incl. VAT

About Canon (UK) Limited

Canon (UK) Ltd is the UK & Ireland marketing and sales operation for the global company, Canon Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan and it employs around 1,450 people.

Founded in 1937, with the specific goal of making the best quality cameras available to customers, Canon's tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers' creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.

Canon believes that considering the interests of society and the environment is an integral part of good business practice and this is embodied in its corporate philosophy Kyosei - ‘living and working together for the common good'.

Further information about Canon UK Ltd is available at: www.canon.co.uk