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.