Canon extends its Small Office and Small Workgroup offering

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New energy saving multifunctional printers (MFPs) extend Canons black and white range, offering increased speed and functionality at competitive prices

Canon UK, world leader in digital imaging technology, has today announced the launch of five new devices to extend its black and white small office and small workgroup offering[1]: the Canon iR1018, iR1022A, iR1022F, iR1022i and iR1022iF.  These new devices will further strengthen Canons overall number one position both in the UK and across Western Europe, by brand, in the black and white MFP market for the first half of 2006.[2]   Offering space saving, compact footprints, this new range is aimed at small offices as well as small workgroups within SME and Corporate environments, and boasts a wealth of features intended to meet a broad range of business print requirements.

With demand for A4 multifunctional devices growing rapidly, this new range offers additional functionality, increased speed and competitive pricing.    The iR1018 has a print speed of 18 pages per minute (ppm) whilst the iR1022A, iR1022F, iR1022i and iR1022iF boast 22 ppm.  This range also offers the duplex function as standard enabling organisations to reduce their paper consumption by up to 40%, achieving environmental and cost savings.[3]  The introduction of a colour scanner improves the quality of scanned documents and saves the additional cost of a colour network scanner.  The send function, used as an effective business tool, allows scanned documents to be sent directly across a business network, to an email address, FTP site or database, simultaneously minimising the costs associated with hardcopy document distribution via post and fax, and aiding more efficient document archiving and retrieval.

Glen Mason, Head of Office Marketing, Canon UK & Ireland, states: By extending our offering with these five new devices, we aim to highlight our commitment to maintaining our number 1 position in this space.  Canon has developed competitively priced devices that aid business processes, ensure productivity and most importantly meet the needs of our customers.

Furthermore, this range adheres to current environmental standards by offering low warm up times and low energy consumption as they automatically switch to sleep mode when not in use. The production methods also ensure that lead and hazardous substances are prohibited from the manufacturing process making these devices more environmentally friendly.

Each device in the range has been designed for easy set-up and control, due to the suite of web management software tools available. This range is also compatible with Canon e-Maintenance service to ensure quick response times to service calls.

The Canon iR1018, iR1022A, iR1022F, iR1022i and iR1022iF are available now. 

List pricing is below:
iR1018              1179
iR1022A           1449
iR1022F           2029        
iR1022i             2129
iR1022iF           2659        


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[1] Small workgroup is considered to be ten or less PCs connected to a shared multifunctional printer

[2] Figures from InfoSource

[3] Based on internal Canon calculations

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About Canon (UK) Limited

Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for the home and office environments.
             
Canon has a global philosophy of Kyosei - living and working together for the common good, which clearly demonstrates commitment to customers, staff and the environment shared by all.

Canon (UK) Ltd is the UK marketing and sales operation for the US$32 billion global company based in Tokyo, Japan.  In the UK Canon employs around 2,000 people in various locations including Ireland and has achieved sales of 541m in 2005.

The main business focus for Canon (UK) Ltd is in two clearly defined market segments: Business Solutions covering both the office and professional printing environments (including: multifunctional printers, IT consultation, photocopiers, printers, large format printers, fax machines, document management hardware & software) and Consumer Imaging (input solutions: film and digital cameras, camcorders, binoculars and scanners; and output solutions: Ink Jet printers, fax machines, desktop multifunctionals and multimedia LCD projectors).

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

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