Canon Offers ImageRunner 2500 Series Multifunction Printers

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2010-03-23 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Canon USA debuts a line of multifunction products, the ImageRunner 2500 Series, available in April 2010. The series offers black and white and color scanning, E-Drum technology and low energy usage capability.

Digital imaging and office solutions, introduced its imageRunner line of multifunction products (MFP). The imageRunner 2500 Series is built on the imageCHIP (Concurrent Hyper Intelligent Platform) LITE system architecture, helping enable high productivity and print speeds by efficiently processing multiple functions simultaneously. The imageRunner 2545, 2545i, 2535, 2535i, 2530 and 2525 models offer black-and-white letter-sized output speeds of up to 45 pages-per-minute (ppm), 35ppm, 30ppm and 25 ppm, respectively, and feature fast first copy times.

The imageRunner 2500 Series further enhances productivity with scanning available in both black and white and color. The imageRunner 2545/2545i/2535/2535i and imageRunner 2530/2525 models offer letter-sized scanning at speeds up to 45/34 images-per-minute (ipm) (black-and-white/Color, 300 dpi) and 35/25ipm (black-and-white/color, 300 dpi) respectively, using Canon's Color Send technology for fast document distribution. The imageRunner 2545, 2545i, 2535, 2535i, 2530 and 2525 are scheduled to be available for shipping in early April 2010, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $9,000, $9,950, $7,000, $7,950, $5,200 and $3,500, respectively.

Canon said its imageRunner models achieve increased durability and operational up-time compared to previous models via a newly designed main engine unit. Improved up-time is achieved through a clean-sheet design that emphasizes parts durability, a reduction of replaceable components and ease-of-service by technicians. Included in the longer-life parts and further increasing device up-time is a compact E-Drum imaging unit and higher yield Quick Fixing (QF) toner. Canon's E-Drum technology, first adopted in the imagePress model for professional color printing, employs an additional coat layer on the drum surface to deliver improvements in durability.

Cannon technologies also enable the 2500 Series models to fuse toner to paper with less heat, resulting in lower energy usage, while the company's Rapid Fusion technology also allows for low energy usage in sleep mode of 1W or less. Standard on all Canon imageRunner models is a 5.7-inch LCD panel, dual 550-sheet capacity cassettes and a 100-sheet bypass tray each handling up to 11-in. by 17-in. media, UFR II LT printing, 512MB RAM, 10/100 Base TX Ethernet connectivity, a single USB-Host port and color-scanning capabilities.

"Recognizing the printing and multifunction needs of today's businesses, Canon is pleased to announce the addition of the imageRunner 2500 Series to our renowned lineup of imageRunner systems," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager of Cannon USA's imaging systems group. "The imageRunner 2500 Series offers all businesses a streamlined, cost-effective solution, combining excellent durability and simplicity of operation. These new products also meet the needs of corporate fleets, providing IT and business administrators with ease-of-management, regardless of equipment location, while delivering a targeted set of productivity features to end-users."

For workgroups that need the productivity gains delivered by more advanced features, the imageRunner 2545 and 2535 systems are also available in "i" model configurations. In addition to the base features, the "i" models also include PCL and PostScript (emulated) printing, Color Send, including PDF High Compression technology for network management, and Searchable PDF capability to leverage scanned information with PC and back-end applications. All models can be equipped with an optional internal finisher to deliver multi-position stapling in a compact form.


 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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