FYI: Canon U.S.A. Makes Business Office Products More Accessible
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Tue May 21 17:04:51 PDT 2002
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SOURCE: Canon U.S.A.
Canon U.S.A. Makes Business Office Products More Accessible
ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2002--Canon U.S.A., Inc.
(NYSE: CAJ - News)
New Enhancements to imageRUNNER, CLC, LASER CLASS Models Will Ensure
Greater Access For Customers With Disabilities;
Canon's Actions Comply With Section 508 Regulation
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ - News) today
announces four new enhancements to its popular imageRUNNER multifunction
devices, Color Laser Copier models and LASER CLASS fax-based products
that will make these devices more easily accessible to people with
Canon has developed a Dual Control Panel kit for its CLC 1120R and CLC
1150R Color Laser Copiers, an Accessible Offset Reader kit for the Color
imageRUNNER C2050 and C2058, an improved Remote User Interface for
several imageRUNNER models and Braille Label kits for nearly all of its
business office products. Many of these enhancements will be on display
at the Canon Digital Solution Forum taking place May 21 - 23 at the
Anaheim Convention Center.
"Canon is dedicated to making our office products accessible to as many
users as possible," said Tod Pike, senior vice president of marketing
for Canon U.S.A.'s Imaging Systems Group. "Our engineers continually
conduct research and develop new technologies to expand opportunities in
the workplace. Our products are compatible with the Federal Government's
Section 508 requirements, but more importantly, they continue to offer
the features, reliability, competitive price and ease-of-use that has
made the Canon brand number one in many of our markets," Pike added.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires Federal
agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible
to people with disabilities, giving disabled employees and members of
the public access to information that is comparable to the access
available to others. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they
develop, procure, maintain or use electronic and information technology.
The enhancements introduced today are the first of several Canon has
been evaluating for introduction. For more information on Canon's
compliance with Section 508, log on to www.usa.canon.com and click on
"Accessibility" at the bottom of the home page.
CLC Dual Control Panel Kit
The Dual Control Panel kit provides easy access to the Canon CLC 1120R
or 1150R devices from a seated position. The Dual Control Panel is a
flat panel, touch-screen, upright device that includes a numeric keypad
with a conventional layout for familiar and easy key entry. Its unique
Start and Stop key design and shape allow for quick function
Color imageRUNNER C2050 and C2058 With Accessible Offset Reader Kit
This kit enables the offset reader to be physically separated from the
print engine so the reader can sit next to the engine on a surface, such
as a table, that is more easily accessible. The conventional layout of
the numeric keypad facilitates operation and the reader features Start
and Stop keys with unique designs so they can be quickly identified.
imageRUNNER Remote User Interface with Copying Functionality
The latest version of the Remote User Interface (RUI) not only enables
the user to monitor print jobs and utilize mailbox features, but now
also allows copying functionality to be originated from any user's
workstation connected to a network. An ideal solution would be to
designate a workstation located adjacent to the copier. Users access a
web browser to control and monitor copy and print jobs, reducing the
amount of direct access required to the imageRUNNER unit. The RUI, with
the use of third-party assistive technology software, can provide screen
reading or magnification capabilities making it easier for visually
impaired individuals to see and operate the main copier features. The
RUI is available on imageRUNNER 2200/2800/3300/5000/6000/7200/ 8500 and
105 models, with the exception of the imageRUNNER 5000S/5000N models.
Users need to contact their authorized Canon service provider to
activate the RUI.
Braille Label Kits
Braille labels will affix to the primary top control panel, offering
visually impaired users improved access to copy and fax functions.
Braille labels will be for all "hard" keys except the number keys
because Canon currently utilizes a standard number key pad with a marker
on the "5" key. One Braille label kit will be available for imageRUNNER,
NP Copiers and Color Laser Copier products; separate kits will be
available for Color imageRUNNER, LASER CLASS and imageCLASS machines.
Canon Braille label kits will be available for the following products:
All image RUNNER models (except imageRUNNER 110) NP Copier models
7130,7130F/ NP6230/6035/6035F, NP6545/ 6551/6560, NP6050, NP6085/ 6285/
Color Laser Copier models 1000/1100/1120,1120R/1150,1150R/2400/3100/5000
Color imageRUNNER models 2050/2058
Current LASER CLASS 3170 Series, 8500 Series, 9000 Series; LASER CLASS
1060P, 2050, 2060 Series; imageCLASS 1100 fax machines.
Canon's new accessibility enhancements, and suggested retail pricing,
are expected to become available during the 3rd quarter of 2002 through
authorized U.S. Canon dealers and Canon Business Solutions offices.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and
industrial imaging solutions. In 2001, the Company was listed as one of
Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America, and was ranked No. 41 on
the BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc.
(NYSE:CAJ - News) is a top patent-holder of technology, ranking third
overall in the U.S. in 2001, with global revenues of $26 billion. Canon
U.S.A. employs approximately 11,000 people at over 30 locations. For
more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.
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For sales info/customer support: 1-800-OK-CANON,
carecenter at cits.canon.com
Canon U.S.A., New York
Judy Raichek, 516/328-5186
jraichek at cusa.canon.com
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