Canon India has launched today its first ultralight portable scanner imageFormula P-201 alongwith CaptureOn Touch mobile application for Android and iOS devices. The scanner and application together will help consumers to effectively scan the documents in variety of file formats like PDF, JPEG and so forth. Because of portability, convenience & comfort of scanning through a variety of devices, Canon has branded this scanner as “My Personal Scanner”. The price of imageFormula P-201 scanner is Rs. 11,995 and CaptureOnTouch is free app.
P-201 is capable of scanning variety of document sizes and paper densities like plain paper, electricity bill, Aadhar CARD, Voter Card, postcard and business card etc,. The scanner scans at a speed of 7.5 seconds per page with a 200 x 200 dpi result. It has contact image sensor and supports simplex scanning side. The scanner weighs only 550 gms and consumes 2.5 W electricity when connected with cable.
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’s CaptureOnTouch Mobile is a free application for smartphones and tablets. It allows users to scan directly to iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Android devices via Wi-Fi network or direct plug-in with USB based tablets. Users can also share documents easily by email or by uploading to their favourite cloud-based applications. CaptureOnTouch is available on both Google Play and itunes starting today.
Canon is mainly targeting Two segments – Households which have enormous personal hard copy documents like marksheets, loan agreement, insurance policies & Sales representatives of insurance companies who digitize customer documents on-site. According to Canon, there are around two million sales agents in India and this scnner will prove handy for these agents who can carry with thim this portable scanner and scan the documents in front of the customers and send it through their tablets to their respctive offices.
Besides this demand for mobile scanning is expected to rise for frequent travelers, SOHO’s, MSME/SMEs & doctors etc. Scanning anytime, anywhere of important documents with P-201 is very easy and can be done very quickly.
Canon India intends to sell 12,500 units of P-201 scanners in 2014 and their sales target for this device is Rs. 15 crores for the year 2014.
Speaking at the launch event, 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”.
The scanner will be available across India after 16th October, 2013 and will be sold on all Canon Image Square stores and retail outlets. Canon will be working with its enterprise sales team and channel partners to ensure deeper penetration of the scanner in smaller markets.