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Kool Tools: Canon imageFORMULA P-20811 scanner

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Canon’s (www.usa.canon.com) US$199 imageFORMULA P-208II Scan-tini personal document scanner is ideal for stationary users and “road warriors” in professional services, financial services, healthcare and other areas.

It provides general purpose scanning of various items, including receipts, business cards, photographs, bills, contracts, reports, letters and plastic cards. The scanner can be moved from location to location as easily as it moves paper-based information to Mac OS X and Windows devices.

Powered by a single USB cable when connected to a computer, the P-208II scanner helps to reduce cable clutter and to allow for a quick scanning process. Users will benefit from its small, lightweight size and flexibility to scan items with ease, while fitting into a briefcase or bag for easy portability.

Upon connecting to a computer, the P-208II scanner allows users to plug and scan without installing drivers or applications. Additionally, a single click can automatically adjust multiple feature settings to deliver the P-208II’s highest quality image possible. The bundled Canon CaptureOnTouch software enables users to configure routine scanning jobs for one-touch access.

It can also send scanned images directly to third-party cloud applications, such as Evernote, Microsoft SharePoint, Google Drive, SugarSync, OneDrive, and Dropbox. The scanner is also bundled with ISIS and TWAIN drivers.

The P-208II scanner is capable of scanning both sides of an item at the same time, in color or in black and white, as well as a variety of document types, including thick or thin documents, plastic or embossed cards, and long documents. An optional wireless capability3 broadens connectivity options. When combined with the optional WU10 Wireless Adapter and Battery Pack (sold separately) the scanner not only works wirelessly in Mac and Windows environments, but also with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android mobile digital devices using the free downloadable Canon CaptureOnTouch Mobile app

The P-208II scanner includes features such as text enhancement to help improve text legibility of hard-to-scan documents. When scanning mixed batches of documents and photographs, the scanner can automatically adjust the resolution to help improve image quality and reduce file size. Other features include the ability to optimize images of scanned photographs, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to help convert paper-based documents into a searchable text document that can be easily stored and shared.

Canon U.S.A. has qualified the P-208II scanner as meeting the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency criteria through an EPA recognized certification body. Additionally, the P-208II complies with both the EU RoHS and WEEE directives for the reduction of hazardous substances and waste products.

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