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Canon U.S.A., Inc. Helps Educators Integrate Technology Into The Classroom At The FETC Conference In Orlando


Digital Imaging Leader Displays Its Solutions for Educators and Administrators at Florida’s Premiere Education Conference

ORLANDO, FLA, January 23, 2007 (BOOTH # 1066) – At this year’s Florida Education and Technology Corporation Conference (FETC), Canon U.S.A., Inc. demonstrates a vast array of imaging equipment with applications that go far beyond the classroom. Canon’s premier line of imaging equipment plays a vital role in shaping the young minds of tomorrow’s leaders by providing educators and administrators with the tools they need to effectively share knowledge and manage the demanding workflow of today’s scholastic environment.

“Since young minds are more technically savvy than ever before, integrating photos, video, and high tech media creates a positive learning experience,” says Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon continues to be an active part of the education community, and here at the FETC conference we are exhibiting products and award winning solutions that reflect the needs of the modern educator.”

Canon will be displaying products at this year’s FETC conference that demonstrate how educators and administrators can better leverage digital imaging technology to enhance the educational experience. Canon’s heritage in optics delivers advanced technologies such as LCD projectors and our new LCoS (liquid crystal on silicone) projectors that provide a crisp and bright image. Canon’s line of printers and office equipment offers educators the tools to deliver hands on learning opportunities and tackle administrative tasks with ease. Among the many products on display at the show this year, Canon will be highlighting the following equipment for educators and administrators:

# PIXMA MP600 Photo All-In-One – The Canon MP600 Photo All-In-One Printer offers all the functionality of a scanner, copier, and high-end photo printer at an affordable price. Ideal for tight quarters, the MP600 Printer provides a cost effective and space saving way to integrate digital imaging into the classroom, or act as a document management solution for the back office.
# LiDE 600F Scanner – The Canon LiDE 600F Scanner makes scanning photos and documents both fun and simple. “Easy buttons” allow users to make one-touch scans, email files, or create multiple page PDF files. The vertical design of this scanner is a stylish and functional addition to any office or classroom.
# PIXMA PRO9000 Printer – The Canon PIXMA PRO9000 Printer’s eight-color inks produce a wide color gamut to achieve vivid coloration and high quality prints, up to 13-inches x 19-inches on plain paper or fine art media. This printer is the ideal companion to any digital imaging classroom or scholastic publication.
# SELPHY CP720 Compact Photo Printer – Canon’s line of SELPHY printers brings the fun and excitement of printing anywhere - on a field trip or other extra curricular activities. This compact dye-sublimation printer prints high quality, long lasting borderless 4 x 6-inch photos in about a minute1. It connects directly to your PictBridge enabled digital camera to print without a computer, and even has a retractable USB cord embedded in the design. The SELPHY CP720 also has a large 2.0-inch LCD screen, so you can preview your images from the built in memory card slots.2
# imageCLASS MF8180c – A color desktop multifunction product (MFP) laser solution for under $1,000, the imageCLASS MF8180c MFP replaces the cost and complexities of managing multiple office devices. The imageCLASS MF8180c model allows smaller offices to have the functionality and flexibility of print, copy, fax, and scanning capabilities all in one machine. The MF8180c MFP is an affordable networked solution that can easily fit most department budgets. The imageCLASS MF8180c color device runs at speeds of 20 pages-per-minute (ppm) monochrome and 4 ppm color for letter-sized output. The 50-sheet automatic document feeder works for both copying and scanning of letter and legal-sized media.

# PowerShot A Series – Canon PowerShot A series feature affordable yet highly functional digital cameras. The seven megapixel A550 utilizes two AA batteries and offer users a 4x optical zoom, and a wealth of easy-to-use custom shooting modes. The eight megapixel PowerShot A630 and the 10 megapixel PowerShot A640 digital cameras also have 4X optical zoom, 180 degree 2.5-inch swivel LCD’s, and Canon’s proprietary DiG!C II image processor.
# PowerShot G7 Digital Camera – Canon’s flagship PowerShot camera, the G7 Digital camera emulates the functionality of an SLR with the compactness of a point and shoot digital camera. This 10 megapixel digital camera features an image stabilized 6x optical zoom, and manual functions for full creative control. This is also the first Canon camera to feature DiG!C III image processor, which gives the users improved battery life, faster response time, and new Face Detection Autofocus.
# Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Digital SLR – The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi SLR offers an unbeatable combination of performance, ease-of-use and value, and provides an affordable way to integrate the advanced capabilities, speed, and versatility of a digital SLR camera. It has a newly designed 10.1 MP Canon CMOS sensor plus a host of new features including a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, the EOS Integrated Cleaning System with a self-cleaning sensor and Canon’s Picture Style technology, all in a lightweight, ergonomic body.

# ZR800, ZR830 and ZR850 Mini-DV camcorders – The Canon ZR line of Mini-DV camcorders are the ideal camcorders to stand up to the everyday rigors of today’s scholastic environment. Both affordable and feature filled, these versatile camcorders feature a 35x optical zoom, image stabilization and the ease of use that is simple enough for a kindergartener, but technically advanced enough for the A/V lab. The ZR830 and ZR850 models feature the ability to shoot brilliant still images thanks to Canon’s DiG!C DV image processor. The Canon ZR800 camcorder is also one of the few camcorders at an affordable price point to feature a microphone terminal, an absolute must for most educational applications.
# HV10 HDV Camcorder* – The Canon HV10 HDV camcorder is the world’s smallest and lightest HDV camcorder (as of December 2006), producing crisp and brilliant 1080i video. This camcorder helps give video that professional look, with the aid of features such as Instant AF autofocus, and Super Range Optical Image stabilization that effectively combats shaky video throughout the entire 10x zoom focal range. The HV10 camcorder also acts as a three megapixel digital camera, yielding high quality photos with the help of the DiG!C DV II image processor.
# XH A1 HD Camcorder – For the professional and advanced enthusiast alike, the XH A1 HD camcorder combines professional level features with the outstanding performance of a three-CCD, High Definition camcorder. The excellence of the XH A1 HD camcorder begins with its Genuine Canon 20x HD zoom lens with Professional L Series Fluorite. Super-Range Optical Image Stabilization corrects for a wide range of camera movement and vibration, and Instant AF (Auto Focus) ensures ultra-fast and accurate focus.

# REALiS Projectors – Canon has taken LCoS technology to the next level with the help of our patented AiSYS optical system that provides bright, high contrast images, without the “screen door effect” typically found on LCD projectors. Canon’s REALiS projector line, featuring the REALiS SX6, SX60 and X600 Multimedia Projectors offer a different feature set for all types of users. Advanced imaging professionals can utilize the Adobe RGB color space, SXGA+ resolution and 3500 lumens brightness of the REALiS SX6 Multimedia Projector, while the theater and multimedia setting will benefit from the SXGA+ resolution, HD capability and the 2000:1 contrast level of the REALiS SX60 Multimedia Projector. The REALiS X600 Multimedia Projector offers XGA resolution and 3500 lumen brightness at an attractive price, making it ideal for classrooms and presentations. All of the REALiS projectors feature easy-to-use features such as automatic adjustment to the projection surface, even a chalkboard.
# Canon RE-455X Video Visualizer – The RE-455X Visualizer features XGA resolution, a 12x zoom lens, RGB input, and twin fluorescent lamps, yielding a device that combines image quality with versatility to display a wide variety of documents, media, and even 3-D objects.

Canon is guided by the philosophy of Kyosei – all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future. Embracing this philosophy, Canon U.S.A. has chosen to protect future generations by helping to preserve America’s most valuable resources - children and the environment - through the support of a wide range of local and national environmental education and youth programs that educators can leverage within their schools and classrooms.

An educational and research program, Eyes on Yellowstone, made possible by Canon, assists with scientific research and breaks new ground in conservation, endangered species protection and the application of cutting-edge technology essential to managing park wildlife and ecosystems., and

The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program develops the next generation of scientists in the fields of conservation, environmental science, and park management, and is the first and only program of its kind to encourage doctoral students to conduct innovative research on scientific problems critical to national parks.

Canon Envirothon is North America’s largest high school environmental education competition in which more than 500,000 teenagers are involved in a year-long learning process that combines in-class curriculum with hands-on field experiences.

Canon has provided corporate support for NATURE since 1990. Produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS, NATURE is public television’s leading showcase for natural history and wildlife films. Now in its 25th season, NATURE has won more than 360 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community, and environmental organizations.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Canon4Kids Program help raise the public awareness about the growing issue of child abduction by featuring pictures of missing children, along with the NCMEC hotline (1-800-THE-LOST) in various venues.

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About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The company is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2005, with global revenues of $31.8 billion. For more information,

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1Directly from Canon PowerShot digital cameras equipped with DIG!C II Image Processors.
2Compatible memory cards include Compact Flash, Micro drive, Smart Media, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO , SD Card, and Multimedia card v.3.31. xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick Duo. Memory Stick PRO Duo, RS-MMC v.3..31 and minSD card requires an additional adaptor, which must be purchased separately.
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