Canon launches high-performance desktop scanner for multi-document processing, passport and ID scanning

LONDON, 15 April 2015: Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions has today launched the new imageFORMULA DR-C240, a high-performance desktop workgroup scanner with capability to reliably handle a wide range of documents including passports and other forms of identification.


The compact yet durable imageFORMULA DR-C240 is quiet to operate, making it suitable for a variety of corporate, back-office and customer-facing environments. These include reception desks at banks, hotels, hospitals and government offices, which are often required to capture and process various documents including proof of identification. 

The imageFORMULA DR-C240 delivers powerful and high-performance scanning with speeds of up to 45ppm/ 90ipm and handles workloads of up to 4,000 scans per day. With a 60-sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) larger batches can be processed in one go. The heavy duty feeder mechanism, ultrasonic double feed sensor and document feed release (DFR) technology ensure best in class reliability for scanning various document types including ultra-thin paper (from 27gsm) to passports¹ up to 4mm thick, removing the need for a separate flatbed scanner. 

Tim Brosnihan, Marketing Manager for Document Scanning Solutions at Canon Europe comments: “Our latest scanner has been created in response to customer feedback and demand making it a valuable addition to our imageFORMULA range. The market for decentralised scanning is expanding and we’re increasingly seeing demand from our customers for a compact yet high-performance desktop document scanners. What makes DR-C240 unique in our portfolio is that it now provides our customers the ability to scan a wider range of documents including passports using the standard document feeder, which allows Canon to better cater for a broader range of environments,  from customer-facing scanning in banks or hotels to busy corporate departments.” 

The imageFORMULA DR-C240 includes Canon’s intuitive scanning software CaptureOnTouch 3, which offers a simple operation for scanning documents into various file formats, and to multiple destinations including cloud services such as Sharepoint™, DropBox™ Evernote™, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, and Sugar Sync. Canon’s CapturePerfect software enables advanced processing features including automatic batch separation and zonal OCR (Optical Character Recognition). The imageFORMULA DR-C240 also comes with Kofax VRS driver for enriched image quality and eCopy PDF Pro for powerful PDF creation, editing, and conversion tools. 

The imageFORMULA DR-C240 will be available through all Canon sales offices and selected distributors across in Europe from May 2015.

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¹ Passport to be inserted into the carrier sheet, provided with the scanner. Optional flatbed A4/A3 units are available for scanning books and fragile documents.

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