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Canon U.S.A. And AHT Introduce Document Server for Canon Version 2.0

6 Dec, 2001

Canon U.S.A. And AHT Introduce Document Server for Canon Version 2.0

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. a leader in networked imaging solutions, and Advanced Hi-Tech (AHT), a leader in digital output solutions, introduced the Document Server for Canon (DSC) Version 2.0.

The DSC 2.0, in development by AHT through collaboration with Canon Inc., includes clustering support for Canon's high-volume CLC 5000 color laser copier/printers and imageRUNNER 8500 black & white copier/printers. The solution also provides integration of these devices into Xerox DocuTech workflow environments.

DSC 2.0 offers a universal print driver to streamline printing to all connected devices. With this driver and the additional printer support, Canon and AHT are providing Print On Demand (POD) professionals with greater flexibility, ease-of-use, and levels of control over their document production processes. The system as a whole caters to the highest end of the POD market.

DSC 2.0 uses a web browser-based printing system with dual processors to centrally control a total of ten devices through a single server. These printers can be any combination of up to ten imageRUNNER 8500, 600, 550 and/or 60 models, up to two imageRUNNER 110 models, and up to two Canon CLC 3100 or 5000 models. The system can also integrate up to two Xerox DocuTechs, which permits the Canon devices to seamlessly co-exist in customer environments that have already made this equipment investment.

The DSC 2.0 uses Canon color calibration tools for accurate reproduction of high quality original documents. By driving up to two CLC 5000 models, the solution has the capability to generate 100 page-per-minute output of Canon color quality documents.

By producing materials closer to the point of delivery, the DSC 2.0 optimizes resources and reduces hard copy inventory, production, and shipping costs. Users can complete document production on-site with the finishing options available on Canon imageRUNNER devices, including multi-position stapling, saddle-stitching, and V and Z-folding for making booklets.

Based on the Microsoft Windows 2000 platform, the DSC 2.0 also offers productivity enhancing capabilities that include automatic load balancing and job routing, document imposition tools, and full device status delivered to operator consoles.

The AHT DSC 2.0 is expected to be available in the First Half of 2002 through all Authorized Canon U.S.A. Dealers and Canon Business Solutions locations. Pricing for the solution will be made available at the time of launch.

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