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Canon launches USB scanner

Scanner is designed for small home or office environments

Canon has launched its imageFORMULA P-215 miniature USB scanner in the UAE.
Canon has launched its imageFORMULA P-215 miniature USB scanner in the UAE.

Canon has launched the industry's fastest USB powered scanner, designed for small or home office environments and for professionals who work remotely. The imageFORMULA P-215, 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.

The scanner is powered by a single USB cable, the imageFORMULA P-215 is designed to be able to scan up to 15 pages per minute and capture both sides of a document in a single pass.

The scanner also features an automatic document feeder that is capable of handling up to 20 sheets.

The scanner is designed to be used immediately, without installing software, due to its CaptureOnTouch Lite software. The P-215 also includes ISIS/TWAIN drivers for Windows users and a TWAIN driver for Mac users.

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

"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," said Hendrik Verbrugghe, marketing director, Canon Middle East.

"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."

The device features 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 software applications, such as CaptureOnTouch, which is designed to offer 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.