Canon USA Inc. on Wednesday introduced four new systems in its ImageRunner series of multi-function devices aimed at business users. The 2270 (US$5,800) and 2870 ($7,200) models were designed with small businesses and workgroups in mind while the 3570 ($8,800) and 4570 ($11,200) models are meant for mid-sized corporate departments. While they’re available now, product pages were not on the Canon Web site as MacCentral posted this article.
All four laser-based systems feature 2,400 x 600 dpi resolution printing in black-and-white, Internet and Ethernet connectivity, 512MB RAM and a 20GB hard drive and the ability to print, copy, scan and fax documents. Copy and scan resolution is 1,200 x 600 dpi and 600 x 600 dpi, respectively. The differences come in print speeds, with the 2270, 2870, 3570 and 4570 offering 22ppm, 28ppm, 35ppm and 45ppm output. Up to six paper supply trays, with a maximum 4,570-sheet capacity, can be equipped in each.
Each system also includes the ability to add functionality, such as the coming Web Pull Printing feature, in the future with the purchase of license keys. Security features include Simple Device Login and Single Sign On authentication, with access restricted by ranges of TCP/IP or Media Access Control addresses, as well as 168-bit hard drive data encryption and an encrypted printing driver plug-in, both of which will be available next year. Mac OS X v10.1.5 or higher is required.