Canon to add laser to MultiPASS

Summary:Canon Computer Systems Inc. rounded out its line of multifunction machines earlier this month with the introduction of the MultiPASS L6000, a laser-based unit that can print, fax, photocopy and scan documents.

Canon Computer Systems Inc. rounded out its line of multifunction machines earlier this month with the introduction of the MultiPASS L6000, a laser-based unit that can print, fax, photocopy and scan documents.

Canon said the monochrome L6000 is the company's first multifunction unit based on laser printing technology. The previous MultiPASS products - the C5000 and C3000 - use inkjet printing for color output.

The L6000 scans and prints documents at resolutions up to 600 dpi at speeds up to 6 pages per minute, the company said. The unit prints 99 continuous copies and incorporates a page-reduction feature that Canon said can reduce documents to 70 percent of their original size.

The fax component of the L6000 transmits faxes at 14.4 bits per second, for a total transmittal rate of 6 pages per minute, Canon said. The L6000 also accommodates faxing from personal computers.

Other L6000 features include a 1.4-Mbyte hard drive that stores incoming messages while the unit is printing other jobs, Canon said.

The MultiPASS L6000 will be available by the end of January for $599, Canon said.

Canon Computer Systems Inc. of Costa Mesa, Calif., a subsidiary of Canon USA Inc. and Canon Inc., can be reached at (714) 438-3000 or (800) 848-4123; fax (714) 438-3099; http://www.ccsi.canon.com.

Topics: PCs, Software

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