Press Release – 2014/8/25
Canon U.S.A. Unveils imageFORMULA P-215II Scan-tini Mobile Document Scanner, Offering Enhanced Mobility, Simple Use, And Maximum Image Quality
Newest Scan-tini Model Provides Flexibility and Ease-of-Use Ideal for Office Workers, Road Warriors, and At-Home Users Alike
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the imageFORMULA P-215II Scan-tini Mobile Document Scanner, a new solution for efficient and easy document scanning while in the office, on the road, or at home. Ideal for professionals who frequently need to scan documents at various locations, this sleek and powerful device is lightweight and conveniently fits on a desktop, in a travel bag or briefcase.
According to IDC’s Angéle Boyd, GVP/GM, Document Solutions, “The mobile scanner market is the fastest growing segment in the WW document imaging scanner market, climbing from 624,000 shipments in 2013 to 1.03M in 2018, making it the second largest segment, up from third in 2013. Canon’s introduction and specification are very timely and relevant as users digitize business content for access anywhere and anytime.”
The P-215II Scan-tini delivers a robust lineup of intuitive features that can improve document image legibility while helping to streamline workflows. Compatible with both Windows® and Mac® environments, users can scan items quickly, virtually anywhere, without having to install software. For example, accountants, financial advisors or lawyers can scan items at their desks or at client sites; physician office staff members can scan patient documents or insurance cards in the office, while nursing service professionals can scan items at patient homes; construction contractors can scan project items at job sites or their home offices; and realtors can scan leasing documents without ever leaving their work environment.
In addition, traveling professionals can now efficiently scan documents while in their car, or easily manage receipts while in-transit. Overall, scanning and converting documents to digital format from any location can not only reduce paper, by getting documents into workflows earlier users can improve costs, efficiency, productivity, organization, collaboration, and information management.
This scanner can optionally operate wirelessly and send files to select tablets, smartphones or mobile devices for easy transferring and sharing of scanned documents. The P-215II Scan-tini also features an automatic document feeder, and is capable of scanning both sides of an item at the same time for fast, efficient scanning.
“Given that the workforce has become increasingly mobile, there is a demand for solutions that allow professionals to quickly and easily digitize and share documents, often outside the confines of a traditional office,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The accuracy of digitized documents – especially when it comes to financial documents, contracts, receipts or medical records – is as critical as ever. The new imageFORMULA P-215II Scan-tini was designed to meet the modern workforce’s demands for a scanning solution that is simple and reliable, and can be used virtually anytime, anywhere.”
Enhanced Ease of Use
The imageFORMULA P-215II Scan-tini offers a “Plug-and-Scan” capability, so users can scan items without having to install drivers or applications. An additional time-saving option allows users to configure routine scan jobs for quick and easy one-touch access. With a single click, users can adjust multiple feature settings to deliver optimal images.
Maximum Image Quality
Despite its compact size, the P-215II scanner produces high-quality images and can improve the legibility of hard-to-scan documents, such as those with dark backgrounds. Users can trim, straighten, and remove shadows from scanned images so output is clear and easy-to-read. The P-215II scanner can also successfully scan mixed batches of documents and photographs by automatically adjusting the resolution to improve image quality, and is capable of scanning plastic or embossed cards.
An optional WU10 Wireless Adapter and Battery Pack, coupled with the free Canon CaptureOnTouch1 mobile app, broadens the P-215II scanner’s connectivity. As a result, users can wirelessly scan documents to iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch and Android™ devices2 – or even directly to cloud applications3 like Evernote® and Google Docs™.
For effortless collaboration and sharing, the P-215II scanner includes industry-standard Windows ISIS/TWAIN and MAC TWAIN drivers, facilitating smooth scanner integration with third-party applications and seamless device sharing between Mac and Windows users.
The imageFORMULA P-215II Scan-tini mobile document scanner is available now through Canon resellers and authorized dealers at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price4 of $299.
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. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings.