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Canon, a global provider of digital imaging technologies, has announced a new and easy-to-use desktop scanner, designed with flexible USB and WiFi connectivity, to support to small business, wherever their workspace is set up.

Building on the successful format of our imageFORMULA DR-S150, the new imageFORMULA DR-S130 answers the call for a robust and high-performance digitisation solution for any small or home office, the company says in a media statement.

Canon has regional offices in South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Western Sahara.

The scanner will be available in all territories that Canon South Africa looks after, as we will be pushing this through our partner program, says Sebastian McNamee, Product Manager at Canon South Africa.

“Our first shipment should arrive at the beginning of November, if we don’t have stock it normally takes six to eight weeks,” he says. McNamee adds that the Recommended Retail Price will be approximately R14 440 (excl. VAT).

Flexible connectivity

Canon has outlined the features and benefits of the imageFORMULA DR-S130 desktop scanner and notes that their partners will benefit from additional opportunities to support small businesses and office teams, as they continue adapting to new working environments.

“The device provides much needed flexibility, offering both WiFi and USB connectivity alongside, the native CaptureOnTouch Pro software, which boasts a user-friendly interface with a simple icon-based operation. Effective shortcuts can be configured for frequently performed tasks to save and send documents to different destinations, including cloud services, such as OneDrive and Dropbox.”

The scanner is perfect for on-the-go, at-home and small-office usage, and can be activated from a smartphone or directly from a PC or MacBook. Files can then be automatically scanned and sorted using zonal OCR, barcode and 2D code recognition, helping their partners process information and sort it into existing workflows and document management systems.

This supports easier collaboration between their teams and relieves administrative burden on employees, saving on valuable business time and resource. The compact desktop footprint offers flexibility for their office environments, without compromising on space – or productivity.

Enhancing customer performance

The DR-S130 works out-of-the-box, without the need for additional resources or an IT team. Its robust design ensures reliable, productive performance for busy workloads of up to 3,500 scans a day and scanning 60 images per minute. PUSH scan functionality means customers can send scanned files directly from the device to an output destination and avoid rerouting via a PC, further saving resources and time.

Versatile document processing

Canon notes that resellers know that even small businesses still require easy document filing, editing and distribution. That is why the imageFORMULA DR-S130 is equipped with reliable, versatile feeding, to allow customers to scan a variety of documents from thin to thick, including plastic ID cards, embossed cards and passports.

Its heavy-duty feed and separation rollers make batch scanning of mixed documents simple and intuitive. With ultrasonic double-feed detection, businesses can be assured that all documents are scanned and no information goes missing.

Using Active Threshold mode, features like auto colour detection, text orientation recognition, automatic paper size detection and deskew can save your customers valuable time without the need to adjust settings, while delivering consistently high-quality results.

Tim Brosnihan, European Product Manager, Canon Europe says: “We are very proud of our imageFORMULA series, which allows our partners to make scanning accessible and easy-to-use for all businesses, no matter their setup. As digital transformation is fast becoming a matter of survival for businesses around the world, we wanted to open up opportunities with smaller business customers by creating a tailored product to suit their needs, without compromising on quality of design, performance or productivity.

The compact footprint, PUSH scan functionality and connectivity options make it a flexible addition to any small or remote office, whether at home or in a shared building. With a range of document scanning options, whatever the customer need, the imageFORMULA DR-S130 delivers quick, high quality results keeping their daily work flowing as a priority.” 

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