To help address the growing business need for document and image scanning, Canon U.S.A. is shipping its ScanFront 220 and ScanFront 220P network scanners, which were displayed at the AIIM Conference & Expo in Boston in April of this year. Both models have decent speeds, able to scan letter-sized documents at up to 26 ppm (pages per minute) or 35 ipm (images per minute), as well as capture black-and-white, grayscale and color images. Supported file formats include JPEG, TIFF, and searchable and high-compression PDF.
According to Canon officials, the new ScanFront 220 and 220P take up less desk space than most competitive models. Both scanners can be controlled via an 8.5-inch touch-screen on which users can preview documents, and both support "scan-to" destinations, including e-mail, "folder," FTP and USB. The ScanFront 220 and 220P are available now through authorized Canon dealers and resellers, though the pricing clearly puts the devices as business oriented models: the 220 starts at $1,995, while the 220P starts at $2,195.
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