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Canon U.S.A. Launches The New imageFORMULA CR-80 And CR-50 Compact Check Transport Devices
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CR-80 and CR-50 Compact Check Transports Expand Canon's Portfolio of Reliable, High-Image Quality, High-Value Scanning Solutions.


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. - June 15, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the new imageFORMULA CR-80 and CR-50 Compact Check Transports, the latest scanners to complement the Company's growing portfolio of data capture solutions. Successors to the highly regarded Canon CR-55 and CR-25, the new imageFORMULA check transports provide faster speeds in easy-to-use, compact solutions, ideal for teller counters, merchant desks, and other space-constrained environments. These devices provide high-quality image capture at first point of presentment for overall reductions in check clearing time and expenses.


Building on the successful CR-55, Canon's user-friendly CR-80 produces faster speeds, quickly feeding batches of up to 50 items at a time at speeds of up to 80 checks per minute (cpm)*. Replacing Canon's CR-25 is the new CR-50 check transport which has double the scanning speed of the CR-25 at up to 50 cpm.* Canon's check transports save significant processing time without compromising image quality.

"The addition of the imageFORMULA CR-80 and CR-50 to Canon's check transport lineup provides banks, credit unions, and other customers the option of compact devices that offer high-quality scanning at faster speeds," said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "The CR-80 and CR-50 are ideal for moving paper checks and related small documents in front-counter teller settings, for merchant or remote deposit capture applications, and for low-volume remittance processing."

When dealing with financial transactions, poor quality data capture can result in risks such as incorrect account postings and item returns. By building on Canon's optical technology expertise, the CR-80 and CR-50 deliver sharper images resulting in better OCR (Optical Character Recognition) accuracy, through new features such as Fine Text Filtering. These features are ideal when handling hard-to-capture, busy-background documents such as money orders.

These reliable solutions include MOCR (Magnetic Optical Character Recognition), which uses a patented magnetic head for high-precision MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) reading, complemented by OCR, for a higher level of accuracy. This capability ensures high read rates that mitigate risks associated with digitizing checks.

An easy-open body cover makes it simple to perform basic maintenance and error recovery tasks, such as changing the CR-80 and CR-50 imprinter's ink cartridge, clearing jams, and cleaning the scanning glass. In addition, these devices include a low ink level alarm, and a logging tool that can be used to track diagnostic information.

In keeping with Canon's commitment to the environment, the CR-80 and CR-50 meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency, and comply with the RoHS and WEEE directives for reduction of hazardous substances and waste products. They are also part of Canon's Generation Green Program.

Available for the CR-80 and CR-50 check transport is eCarePAK. eCarePAK options extend service beyond the initial one-year warranty, saving on costs associated with post-purchase maintenance, maximizing uptime throughout the product life, and instilling confidence in the Canon investment for years to come. Also included with the CR-80 and CR-50 is a Silver Bullet Ranger driver, the industry standard for easier application integration and compatibility.

To better facilitate integration into environments where work space is at a premium, the CR-80 and CR-50 are compatible with a new platform-top cover accessory developed by Star Micronics. This accessory holds either the CR-80 or CR-50 devices securely in place atop the Star Micronics FVP-10 thermal receipt printer, creating a combined solution with an extremely small footprint. This enables tellers to accomplish check scanning and receipt printing in a single step, and conserves valuable counter space at teller windows. This platform top cover accessory is available through authorized Star Micronics distributors.

The Canon CR-80 and CR-50 Compact Check Transports are available immediately through authorized Canon U.S.A. CR-Certified Resellers at manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRPs) of $995 and $795 respectively.