Canon unveils imageFORMULA P-150 fastest portable A4 duplex scanner

Canon UK, world leader in digital imaging technology announced the launch of the Canon imageFORMULA P-150 as the fastest
duplex A4 portable scanner on the market, designed to appeal to users
in the fastest growing personal scanner sector.

The
imageFORMULA P-150 is unique in its class featuring built-in software
for instant plug-and-scan use from any PC, the fastest scanning speeds
using USB powered input, and an automatic document feeder that can
handle up to 20 sheets at a time for productive batch scanning.

Capable
of scanning up to 15 pages per minute, the Canon imageFORMULA P-150
operates almost at twice the rated speed of its closest competitor and
can maintain its performance using only its USB Bus power inputs. As
one of the smallest duplex A4 scanners on the market, it is perfect for
users on the road, in the office, or at home.

The
imageFORMULA P-150’s tiny footprint and stylish design is well-suited
to SOHO environments, where desk space may often be limited, while the
easy operation allows newcomers to document scanning to quickly get
started.

The scanner is also the perfect tool for mobile
executives who need to instantly transfer documents back to the office
whilst on the move visiting customers or travelling on business.
Purchase orders, commission claims, contracts, monthly accounts,
receipts, photographs or written notes can be scanned and transferred
to the office from any remote or customer locations. It suits a variety
of industry sectors, including banking, insurance, government,
healthcare, transport, telecommunications or education, where document
archiving, retrieval and storage are vital for their success.

Trevor
Dodsworth, Head of Product Marketing, Canon Business Solutions, Canon
UK says, “The Canon design team have reinvented the portable scanner
with one of the fastest, lightest, quickest products in its class
combined with a contemporary black-silk finish, demonstrating that we
are leading the way in imaging technology, innovation and style in this
market.

“Imagine the salesman or broker out on the road
who has to transfer documents back to their office for processing. In
recent years, they have had to travel perhaps once or twice a week to
transfer the hardcopy documents to the office.  With its USB-powered
fast scanning operation and ultra-compact design, the Canon
imageFORMULA P-150 improves worker productivity so they can scan
documents wherever they are and transfer documents back to their office
instantly at the touch of a button.”

The built-in
CaptureOnTouch Lite software allows users to connect to any available
desktop or laptop PC without the need to install additional driver or
application software packages, making the imageFORMULA P-150 scanner
truly portable. For ease of use it also comes bundled with Canon’s
standard version of CaptureOnTouch software, enabling simple and fast
processing for routine scanning tasks and one-touch scanning for
instant document capture.  High precision scanning quality is enhanced
with built-in features such as auto page size detection, de-skew, auto
text orientation and colour detection.

The scanner
includes ISIS and TWAIN standard drivers for easy integration with any
desktop applications.  In addition the bundled software package
includes BizCard Reader to scan and import business card details, and
Paperport for the easy filing, management and the retrieval of
documents.The Canon imageFORMULA P-150 will be available across the UK from November 2009.

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