Canon India today launched its cost effective and compact imageFORMULA P-201 digital scanner in India, for convenient at home digital scanning. Canon has also introduced a Mobile App CaptureOnTouch which lets you scan content in various file formats and also to share and achieve the scanned digital content.

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With this new scanner Canon is targeting household daily use scanning and also addressing the consumer demand for portable scanners which is likely to rise in coming future, particularly amongst frequent travelers.

Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India said, “India is probably world’s largest analogue country where most of the important & critical information lies in files at homes, offices & godowns. While consumption of digital content is increasing manifolds with various smart devices, creation of content is still not within easy reach. Canon is redefining the market for scanners by launching a portable scanner for households. We expect to create a business of Rs. 15 crore in this segment of mobile scanning and targeting a total Digitization pie of Rs. 100 crore in 2014. This is 50% growth over 2013”.

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P-201 is capable scans at a speed of 7.5 seconds per page with a 200 x 200 dpi result. CaptureOnTouch is the free mobile app available for Android and iOS platform. With the help of this app you can directly scan content to your mobiles over a WiFi connection. The Scanner weighs 550 grams and consumes only 2.5 W electricity.

The scanner is loaded with latest image processing options and is equipped with an Automatic Paper Size Detection. P-201 has auto color detection which intelligently determines whether to save the scan in Grayscale or Color, this eliminates the need to manually switch between mono & color modes.

Canon scanners do command a respectful position in the market and a compact p-201 scanner which can directly scan stuff to your mobile device is a useful functionality. These scanners will be available from various Canon Image Square stores and retail outlets starting from today for a price of Rs. 11,995. The WiFi dongle with the scanner can be purchased separately for Rs. 14,000

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