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Canon U.S.A. Launches The imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner For The Mobile Image Capture Market

New imageFORMULA P-215 Adds to Canon's Line of "Scan-tini" Mobile Scanners Designed to Meet the Demands of a Growing Marketplace

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 15, 2011 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner. Expanding on Canon's award-winning imageFORMULA product portfolio, the P-215 personal scanner's compact size and high-quality imaging bring sophistication to mobile information capture, storage and collaboration. Its innovative design and excellent value make it ideal for use by "road warriors" and office users looking to improve personal efficiency and productivity.

"The Canon imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner is the latest addition to Canon's growing line of mobile scanning products, including the successful P-150 Scan-tini personal document scanner," said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "The combination of simple use, high-image quality and a built-in card scanning capability in such a compact footprint make this solution ideal for office users and mobile professionals in healthcare, financial services, government and other areas looking to take document capture beyond the walls of the office to the convenience of any location."

The new Canon P-215 personal scanner reflects Canon's imageANYWARE capabilities, helping to create a flexible corporate culture, allowing employees to work virtually any time or anywhere. The P-215 measures only 11 inches long, weighs just over two pounds and incorporates an automatic document feeder (ADF) in a sleek design. To complement the ADF, this scanner also includes an integrated card scanner, capable of handling plastic ID cards, driver licenses and embossed cards.

Using electrical power via a single USB cable, the P-215 scanner can scan a batch of up to 20 documents at its maximum scanning speed of 15 pages-per-minute (ppm)1 in color or black and white and yet still easily fits into a briefcase for portable and mobile users. For exceptional image quality, the scanner also includes features such as Character Emphasis and Auto Resolution to improve the legibility and clarity of hard-to-capture documents.

The Canon P-215 scanner launches Canon CaptureOnTouch Lite immediately upon connecting to a PC. This "Plug-and-Scan" capability allows users to initiate scanning without installing drivers or applications. The scanner is also bundled with CaptureOnTouch, which enables users to scan directly to select cloud applications such as Evernote, Microsoft SharePoint, and Google Docs, further improving accessibility to information and collaboration.2

For added convenience, the P-215 incorporates Windows ISIS / TWAIN drivers and a Mac TWAIN driver (industry standard interfaces for seamlessly linking applications and scanners) for easy integration with third-party document capture, document management, or Enterprise Content Management (ECM) applications and easy device sharing between Windows and Mac users.

The new imageFORMULA P-215 personal document scanner is available immediately through all authorized Canon resellers for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $325.3 For investment protection, eCarePAK options are available from Canon. eCarePAK extends service beyond the initial one-year limited warranty period, saving on costs associated with post-purchase maintenance and maximizing uptime throughout the product life.4

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With more than $45 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks fourth overall in patent holdings in the U.S. in 2010†, and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2011. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting


† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

1Examples based on typical settings, rated in pages/images per minute with letter-sized documents, portrait feeding direction, up to 200 dpi. Actual processing speeds may vary based on PC performance and application software.

2Subject to the terms and conditions and applicable system hardware requirements of your cloud service provider. See applicable cloud service provider website for details and restrictions.

3Prices, specifications and availability subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual resellers and may vary.

4Must be purchased while the product is covered under the standard one-year limited warranty period. Click here to see the online website for details and restrictions

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P-215 - 3/4 View

P-215 - 3/4 View

P-215 - Paper Scan View

P-215 - Paper Scan View

P-215 - Card Scan View

P-215 - Card Scan View