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The CanoScan LiDE 80 scanner - Streamlining advanced features into an ultra-compact design

  • 22 August, 2003 16:57

<p>The CanoScan LiDE 80 scanner – Streamlining advanced features into an ultra-compact design</p>
<p>Document, photo and film scanning with style and speed</p>
<p>Key Points:
· 2400 x 4800 dpi optical resolution with 48-bit colour input and output;
· High-quality document, photo and film scanning capabilities;
· Single USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface transfers data and provides power; and
· Four one-touch buttons and PDF function.</p>
<p>Sydney, 21 August 2003 – Canon Australia today announced the launch of the CanoScan LiDE 80. This sleek flatbed scanner is the first of its size to combine the distinctive benefits of LiDE technology with film scanning and the convenience of USB 2.0 Hi-Speed data transfer. The CanoScan LiDE 80 is ideal for the scanning requirements of the home and small office. Priced at just $399, it is easy to use, capable of scanning at 2400 x 4800 dpi optical resolution and includes Adobe PhotoShop Elements software.</p>
<p>“Canon’s innovative scanning technology is setting new standards with the CanoScan LiDE 80 providing high-quality functions and sophisticated, compact design with the added advantage of film scanning capabilities,” said Shannon Tweedie, Product Manager, Consumer Imaging Products Group, Canon Australia.</p>
<p>Features are easily accessed through a simple user interface. The four one-touch buttons enable users to create images, colour copies, PDFs or email attachments in one step. These functions can also be administered through the no-fuss CanoScan Toolbox software.</p>
<p>Compatible with both Macs and PCs, the CanoScan LiDE 80 comes with a user-friendly software package including Adobe PhotoShop Elements 2.0. The single-pass multi-scan function allows users to scan multiple images, which are automatically aligned and saved as separate files. The production of multi-page PDFs with searchable text is just as straightforward.</p>
<p>Similarly, FARE (Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement) Level 2 technology automatically corrects dust, scratches, fading and grain during film scanning – saving hours of retouching. The CanoScan LiDE 80 comes with a film adaptor unit allowing users to scan 35mm film strips at up to 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution.</p>
<p>“Being the world’s first Contact Image Sensor (CIS) scanner to be USB powered and capable of scanning film and images at resolutions up to 2400 x 4800 dpi, the CanoScan LiDE 80 is a new flagship addition to the popular and affordable LiDE range,” added Ms Tweedie.</p>
<p>LiDE Technology
The LiDE 80 joins Canon’s family of slim-line scanners and sets a new benchmark in the LiDE (LED InDirect Exposure) series. Using a small, low powered LED light source and the integration of lens elements directly on the scanning sensor, the number and size of individual components needed to produce a scanner are considerably reduced. The result is a slim design that is lightweight and feature-rich.</p>
<p>Designed to complement
· Ultra-compact design with stylish metallic finish;
· Plug-and-go USB cable reduces desk clutter as only one cord is required for data transfer and power;
· Z-Lid design with integrated hinges for easy book and magazine scanning; and
· Upright scanning stand enabling vertical desk storage to further save space.</p>
<p>Included Accessories and Software
· The comprehensive accessory package includes a USB cable, 35mm Filmstrip Holder, Film Adaptor Unit, Upright scanning stand and Quick Start Guide.
· The CanoScan LiDE 80 comes with a comprehensive software suite including: ScanGear CS for Windows; ScanGear CS for Macintosh (plug-in module); CanoScan Toolbox; Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0; ArcSoft PhotoStudio; ArcSoft PhotoBase; ScanSoft OmniPage SE; Adobe Acrobat Reader; electronic (PDF, HTML) manuals for both Windows and Macintosh; and NewSoft Presto! Page Manager for Windows.</p>
<p>The CanoScan LiDE 80 will be available from Canon resellers on 1 September 2003 for $399 RRP inc. GST.</p>
<p>Customers can contact Canon on 1800 021 167 or visit the web site at www.canon.com.au</p>
<p>-ENDS-</p>
<p>About Canon Australia
Canon Australia (www.canon.com.au) was established in Australia in 1978 and is a subsidiary of the US$24.5 billion Canon Inc. group. The company is an industry leader in professional and consumer imaging solutions with a comprehensive product line that includes: printers, scanners, fax machines, camcorders, cameras and lenses, video conferencing, image filing systems, networked multifunction devices, digital and analogue copiers (colour and black &amp; white). Canon Australia also operates its own lease finance service, Canon Finance Australia, which facilitates "one stop" shopping for customers wanting to lease or finance their equipment solutions. Canon Inc. is a top patent-holder of imaging technologies with a local R&amp;D centre - CISRA (Canon Information Systems Research Australia) - based in Sydney.</p>
<p>Media contact:</p>
<p>Georgie Pickett-Heaps
Assistant Executive
Hill &amp; Knowlton
Email: gpickett@hillandknowlton.com.au
Ph: 02 9286 1236</p>
<p>Shannon Tweedie
Product Manager
Consumer Imaging Products Group
Canon Australia
Email: tweedie_shannon@canon.com.au
Ph: 02 9805 2732</p>
<p>Product Reviews:
Annabel Berkman
Assistant Executive
Hill &amp; Knowlton
Email: aberkman@hillandknowlton.com.au
Ph: 02 9286 1240</p>

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