TOKYO, Jul 14, 2009 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) -- Japan's Canon Inc. (TSE:7751) said Monday that it will release a new line of copiers for the first time in nine years, with the products to hit the market in stages starting in early September.
The company plans to introduce three series, 12 models in all, under the imageRunner Advance brand. The monthly production target for the entire line is 12,000 units. The copiers are to debut in Japan first before being sold globally.
One of the models, the C7065, can copy 60 color A4 pages per minute and will be priced at 3.3 million yen (US$35,534).
Canon designed this next-generation line of copiers to connect with personal computers and other information technology equipment in the office. The copiers can manage digital documents and handle faxes without the need for a separate server, so they are expected to help small and midsize businesses improve work efficiency and lower costs.