Canon launches ‘imageFORUMLA P-201′ portable scanner

19th October 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Canon-imageFORUMLA P-201-portable-scannerNew Delhi, India, October 19, 2013: Canon India has launched its portable scanner imageFormula P-201 along with CaptureOn Touch mobile application for Android and iOS devices. The scanner and application together will help consumers to effectively scan the documents in variety of file formats like PDF, JPEG and so forth. Canon has branded imageFormula P-201 scanner as ’My Personal Scanner’.

imageFormula P-201 scanner is capable of scanning variety of document sizes and paper densities like plain paper, postcard and business card. The scanner scans at a speed of 7.5 seconds per page with a 200 x 200 dpi result. It has contact image sensor and supports simplex scanning side. The scanner weighs only 550 gms and consumes 2.5 W electricity when connected with cable.

The scanner is loaded with latest image processing options and is equipped with an Automatic Paper Size Detection. P-201 has auto color detection which intelligently determines whether to save the scan in Grayscale or Color, this eliminates the need to manually switch between mono & color modes.

Canon’s CaptureOnTouch Mobile is a free application for smartphones and tablets. It allows users to scan directly to iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Android devices via Wi-Fi network or direct plug-in with USB based tablets. Users can also share documents easily by email or by uploading to their favourite cloud-based applications. CaptureOnTouch is available on both Google Play and itunes starting today.

Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India, said, “Canon has always been at the forefront of bringing innovative products to customers. The new portable scanner with mobile application by Canon is going to change the way an individual manages documents. Canon has been successfully addressing the digitization requirements for governments and corporate for many years now. With CaptureOnTouch and P-201 scanner we are hoping to strengthen our ability to meet individuals’ digitization needs. This is a path breaking offering to today’s consumer who wants everything a touch away. With the new scanner, we clearly want to establish innovation leadership in India.”

Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India, said, “India is probably world’s largest analogue country where most of the important & critical information lies in files at homes, offices & godowns. While consumption of digital content is increasing manifolds with various smart devices, creation of content is still not within easy reach. Canon is redefining the market for scanners by launching a portable scanner for households. We expect to create a business of Rs. 15 crore in this segment of mobile scanning and targeting a total Digitization pie of Rs. 100 crore in 2014. This is 50% growth over 2013″.

The price of imageFormula P-201 portable scanner is Rs. 11,995 and CaptureOnTouch is a free app.


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