June 8 , 1999

Canon hardware on tour


THE onset of digital certificates and e-commerce will bring digital document recorders into the limelight of products to look out for in the next millennium.

Canon Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd Corporate Products Group (CPG) has gone on a nationwide tour to introduce its range of digital printing system, electronic filing system and video-imaging products aimed at this market.

Among the noteworthy products featured in the Canon Digitour during its Ipoh stopover, was the CD4046 digital document which is the world's first scanner cum CD recorder.

The CD4046 is a scanner with a CD-R drive and paper feed tray hooked to a 6in colour panel display.

The compact desktop filmless electronic filing system runs on Windows 95 and utilises simplex and duplex scanning technology. It can scan up to 39 documents (at 300dpi) per minute.

Scanned TIFF images can be displayed on the colour panel. Users can store up to 650MB or 20,000 pages of information on a CD-R disc.

Users can enlarge, reduce, rotate, scroll pages and move entire files just by a mouse click or through the keyboard. The display panel also serves as the user interface to select scanning modes and resolutions.

The CD4046 comes optional with an ED500 Endorser that prints dates, serial numbers and stamps onto cheques and letter-sized documents.

Other products include the Canomedia video-conferencing system, and Multipass C50 all-purpose copier that offers copying, scanning, faxing and printing in a single unit.

The two-month long Canon DigiTour, which kicked off in Alor Star, will end on July 12 in Kota Kinabalu.