Canon Speeds Up Scanning

Canon's new ScanFront systems can scan up to 26 pages per minute or 35 images per minute.

To help address the growing business need for document and image scanning, Canon U.S.A. is shipping its ScanFront 220 and ScanFront 220P network scanners, which were displayed at the AIIM Conference & Expo in Boston in April.

The ScanFront 220 and 220P can scan letter-sized documents at up to 26 ppm (pages per minute) or 35 ipm (images per minute), and capture black-and-white, grayscale and color images. Supported file formats include JPEG, TIFF, and searchable and high-compression PDF.

According to Canon officials, the new ScanFront 220 and 220P take up less desk space than most competitive models.

Both scanners can be controlled via an 8.5-inch touch-screen on which users can preview documents, and both support "scan-to" destinations, including e-mail, "folder," FTP and USB.


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Other features include custom one-touch job buttons, personal, shared and network address books, and remote device setup and management. The ScanFront also includes Canons proprietary feed mechanism, which can accommodate a wide range of documents, including thick documents.

Both ScanFront models support user ID/password user authentication. Professional edition models include a fingerprint authentication sensor, which provides greater security and quicker access than previous models.

Other security features include encrypted PDF sending, an unchangeable "from" address for each user to keep the device from being used to send spoofed e-mail, a "save log" that includes cover pages, and use of the NTLM (New Technology LAN Manager) V2 and Kerberos protocols, for identifying and authenticating clients that connect to servers. The ScanFronts also have a "memory wipe" feature.

The ScanFront 220 and 220P are available through authorized Canon dealers and resellers. The 220 starts at $1,995, while the 220P starts at $2,195.

Daniel P. Dern is an independent technology writer. He can be reached at


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