Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO
• Targets 15 million households enabling digital content for homes with the launch of image FORUMLA P-201 portable scanner. • Strengthens Enterprise “Sales Tool-Kit” for on-the-move scanning in Banking & Insurance (BFSI) vertical. • Consolidates footprint in Digitisation space to generate a 100 Crore business by 2014. Canon India Pvt Ltd., India’s No. 1 Complete Digital Imaging Company, announced the launch of its first ultralight portable scanner image FORUMLA P-201 scanner along with the introduction of CaptureOnTouch, a mobile application for easy scanning on the go. The scanner and application together will help consumers to effectively scan the documents in variety of file formats like PDF, JPEG and so forth. Users can further share the scans through e-mail or archive in other applications on a click. Canon has established a distinct position in the document scanning market with innovative products coupled with best-inclass features. The brand has a market share of 25.1% with respect to unit shipment in HighSpeed Document Imaging Scanner during the period 2013 (Jan-Jun 2013). Canon is ranked #1 in the Sheetfed category during the period 2013 (Jan-Jun 2013) as per IDC release. The organisation is planning to secure a similar leadership for the new emerging portable scanning category. P-201 introduction in Indian market is a perfect fit in the growing consumer requirement for a cost-effective, compact scanner. Canon is mainly targeting two segments – households which have enormous personal hard copy documents like marksheets, loan agreement, insurance policies and sales representatives of insurance companies who digitize customer documents on-site. 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 just a plug away. Portability, convenience and comfort of scanning through a variety of devices have helped Canon brand the product as “My Personal Scanner”. Speaking on this occasion Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India Pvt Ltd, said, “Canon has always been at the forefront of bringing innovative products to customers. The new portable scanner with mobile application by Canon is going to change the way an individual manages documents. Canon has been successfully addressing the digitisation requirements for governments and corporate for many years now. With CaptureOnTouch and P-201 scanner we are hoping to strengthen our ability to meet individuals’ digitisation needs. This is a path breaking offering to today’s consumer who wants everything a touch away. With the new scanner, we clearly want to establish innovation leadership in India.” he added.
said, “India is probably the world’s largest analogue country where most of the important and 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
Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO of Canon India
a business of Rs. 15 crore in this segment of mobile scanning and targeting a total digitisation pie of Rs. 100 crore in 2014. This is 50% growth over 2013”. Further Dr. Bharadwaj added, “There are 2 million selling agents for BFSI vertical. India will modernize the last mile sales transactions. The portable scanner will help in making this more efficient”. The scanner has been made available across India after 16th October, 2013 and 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.
P-201 is capable of scanning variety of document sizes and paper densities like plain paper, postcard and business card. 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 and color modes.
Mobile app features:
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.
Canon champions ASEAN spirit of togetherness at the 27th SEA Games
Canon to support athletes as Official Imaging and Document Solutions Sponsor at SEA Games in Myanmar Canon, the leader in digital imaging, announced its sponsorship of the 27th South-East Asian Games (SEA Games), which will be held in Myanmar in December 2013. Canon will be the SEA
Games’ Official Imaging and Document Solutions Sponsor’ working with organisers, fans and photographers to capture and communicate compelling moments during this historic event. “Inspired by the SEA Games motto which is focused on sustainability, sportsmanship and friendship, Canon wants to champion this celebration of the culture, heritage and traditions of South-east Asia as
Official Sponsor for the 2013 SEA Games”, said Mr Kensaku Konishi, President and CEO of Canon Singapore. “Beyond fostering better relationships through sports across the region, Canon also hopes to help galvanize more support from other partners and stakeholders for the host country, by raising visibility of the promise and possibilities of Myanmar in this pivotal period of social and economic development” further added Mr. Kensaku Konishi. The 2013 SEA Games will be hosted in Nay Pyi Daw, Yangon and Mandalay, and will feature more than 32 sports and 6,000 athletes from 11 countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam. Apart from being one of the region’s most significant events in 2013, this year’s Games will also mark its return to Myanmar, a country that last hosted the biennial multi-sporting event 44 years ago in 1969.
Canon professional support services onsite
Fans who are unable to attend the Games usually experience the passion and excitement of the event through compelling and powerful photos and videos. In line with this vision, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support at the Canon Professional Service centre on-site to accredited professional sports photographers covering the event. Services include technical support and advice, repair and maintenance services, as well as loans of the latest Canon EOS system camera and lens equipment to ensure that photographers are able to continue shooting. In addition, Canon will also provide document management support and Business Multi Function Devices to the organisers in ensuring the smooth running of the Games.
Sports sponsorship - Canon’s contribution to the community
Canon’s involvement in sports is in line with its corporate philosophy of “Kyosei” – which means “Living and working together for the common good.” Canon has extended the definition of Kyosei to mean “All people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together for the future.”
Canon India celebrates the spirit of photography on World Photography Day
• Canon’s innovative products at attractive prices aim to promote photography culture in the country • Canon Image Square – the company’s standalone brand outlets make experience and application as the ‘Anchor ‘. Provides unique photo experience to differentiate
the world celebrated World Photography Day, Canon India, India’s No 1. Complete Digital Imaging Company leveraged the opportunity and diversified its offerings to bring new products to the table that catered to the varying demands of its customers. It also endeavored to promote photo culture in India through consumer engagement programs and photography workshops with professional photographers. World Photography Day is all about celebrating photography. Whether it’s an Amateur, Hobbyist or Professional, August 19th is a day to embrace ones love of photography. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India said, “Photography continues to be one of the very critical human requirements. Canon is bullish about photography industry in India. Canon is focusing its marketing efforts to see the current DSLR market of 2.5 lac units double in two years’ time which will further help in growing Canon’s DSLR business contribution
Further elaborating on the announcement Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India
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