Canon LBP-2000 Networkable Printer Features Peerless Systems' Advanced Imaging Technology18 Jun, 2002
Canon LBP-2000 Networkable Printer Features Peerless Systems' Advanced Imaging Technology
Peerless Systems Corporation, a provider of printing, imaging and networking solutions, announced the Company's collaboration on the design, development and delivery of Canon's Laser Beam Printer 2000 (LBP-2000). The LBP-2000 is the first in a family of new Canon products that will use a common Peerless QP+405 controller design. The Peerless QuickPrint® QP+405 is Peerless' third generation patented `system-on-a-chip' ASIC that offers significant scalability and cost advantages and the tenth generation of Peerless ASICs designed to improve imaging performance.
Over the last eight years, the business relationship between Canon and Peerless has yielded a wide range of multifunction products (MFPs), office printers and digital copier/printers. During this time, Peerless has designed thirteen unique controllers used in multiple Canon product families. The new Canon LBP-2000 represents the latest product introduction from this relationship. The LBP-2000 is a monochrome, 20 page-per-minute (ppm) printer that offers true 1200 x 600 dpi printing ideal for corporate workgroups and small businesses. The product offers unique networking features based on Peerless' patented imaging and printing technology.
Currently shipping in Europe, Asia and Australia, the Canon LBP-2000 features Canon's Advanced Printing Architecture, which incorporates the integration of job and network management features developed by Peerless. With this architecture, the LBP-2000 implements job retention features, such as hold queues, remotely over the network, and initiates legacy jobs using the Printer Job Language (PJL) protocol. As a result, IT control systems monitoring the LBP-2000 are able to receive event notifications triggered by printer conditions and alarms via email. The LBP-2000 uses standard packets to transmit Management Information Base (MIB) data to multiple remote clients, such as IT staff network monitor programs. When a printer encounters an error such as a paper jam or low toner, an email is sent out over the network to IT personnel as designated by the system administrator. IT staff may also be notified when a particular user accesses the printer or when certain features are used in the device.
In addition, standard job management features are available on the printer itself without need for a print server. Any authorized user with direct or networked access to the LBP-2000 can take advantage of functionality such as sending a job to a print queue, holding a job for later printing, canceling a job, or sending up to 64 secure jobs to the printer which are released by entering the correct passwords. Using the HP-compatible job retention feature, job management on the LBP-2000 also supports proof printing, which allows users to print a single set of proofs for review prior to printing an entire batch. The LBP-2000 is one of the first printers in its class to provide job submission control, job attribute definition and modification, end user controls, job resource accounting and remote job management.
Canon's LBP-2000 printers equipped with the optional IDE hard disk are able to maintain a job log and support a variety of job accounting parameters and job management features, including the following: Peerless MultiPrint for multiple original copies, HP 8100 compatible job retention and secure job printing.