Canon U.S.A. to Exhibit Its Leading Scanning and Image Capture Technologies at This Year’s GFOA Annual Conference

June 30, 2009

Seattle, June 28, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital document imaging and supplier of check capture and document scanning devices, will showcase the versatility and benefits of its broad line of imageFORMULA check transports and digital document scanners at the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) 103rd Annual Conference, at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle.

Entitled “Financial Strategies for Challenging Times,” this conference will bring public finance professionals and vendors together to offer practical advice and strategic vision to many state and local government representatives. Today, efficient business processes include reliable and precise image capture devices that help automate and streamline workflow, Canon will have several devices on display during this year’s show to educate audience members on solutions that correlate directly to their electronic capture needs; these include:

  • imageFORMULA ScanFront 220P Network Scanner: The ScanFront 220P offers an easy-to-use, stand-alone, and secure solution for moving capture of hard-copy documents closer to the point of origin within the business process. It is ideal for decentralized or distributed scanning applications, and for easily sharing documents via a network. The Canon ScanFront 220P features an 8.4-inch color touch panel that allows for easy navigation as well as a preview of scanned images. It can scan at up to 25ppmI, and captures color, grayscale and black and white images in various file formats including high compression and searchable PDF, TIFF and JPEG.
  • imageFORMULA CR-180 II Check Transport: Offering a fast, reliable solution for batch conversion of paper checks into electronic images, the CR-180II is perfect for high-volume distributed or branch capture, and remittance / lockbox processing applications. It can scan up to 180 double-sided checks per minuteII, while simultaneously reading Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) data. The CR-180II delivers high-quality images compliant with Check 21 and features two output pockets for easier post-scan sorting, and a built-in endorser. It comes bundled with Silver Bullet Ranger Transport API software that allows users to mix and match the types of item processing software and hardware they select.
  • imageFORMULA DR-9050C Production Scanner: A high-volume, high image-quality document management solution, the DR-9050C can scan at speeds up to 112 pages-per-minute/225 images-per-minuteIII in color, grayscale and black and white. The Canon DR-9050C captures images and text with clarity using three-line Contact Image Sensors at up to 600 dots-per-inch optical resolution, and incorporates a dust-free shading mechanism for exceptional image quality. Developed with Canon’s unique feeding mechanism, the DR-9050C utilizes Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection, Rapid Recovery and Staple Detection to ensure reliable document scanning.
  • imageFORMULA CR-55 Check Transport: The CR-55 is a convenient, compact solution to decentralize payment processing from the first point of presentment to settlement. Ideal for teller, branch and remote deposit / merchant capture applications, it offers high-quality scanning, at speeds of up to 55 checks-per-minute,IV and is compliant with Check 21. The Canon CR-55 simultaneously reads MICR data and features a built-in endorser. It is bundled with the Silver Bullet Ranger Driver as well as Infrared Double Feed Detection and Paper Thickness Adjustment capabilities for reliable paper feeding and image capture.

“As a recognized leader in scanning and image capture technologies, Canon is focused on providing a wide range of solutions to support the complex needs of state and local governments,” said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “At this conference, we will demonstrate affordable check and document scanning solutions that will help to automate office administration, increase fund availability, streamline payment processing, and ensure the overall effectiveness of any document management workflow.”

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. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008†, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number seven in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2008 list, and is on the 2008 BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future” – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting

I Speeds based on typical settings for black and white, rated in pages/images per minute with letter-sized documents, portrait feeding direction, up to 200 dot-per-inch (dpi).

II Examples are rated in checks/images-per-minute with U.S. personal checks at 200 dpi in black-and-white or grayscale.

III Example based on typical settings, rated in pages/images-per-minute with letter-sized documents, landscape feed direction, up to 300dpi. Actual processing speeds may vary based on PC performance and application software.

IV Based on American Style Check (152 mm x 0.1 mm) in duplex mode at 200 dpi.
† Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

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