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CANON TO SHOWCASE NEW BUBBLE JET AND LASER PRINTERS, INNOVATIVE NOTEJET, SCANNERS AND PCs AT FALL COMDEX

 Jointly Developed Products With Microsoft and
 Duracell Top List of 1995 Products on Preview
 LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As the computer industry descends on Las Vegas this week for our annual COMDEX trade show, Canon Computer Systems Inc. (NYSE: CANNY) (CCSI) hits the jackpot with its new lineup of printers, PCs and scanners on display in Booth 1632 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
 In addition to recently introduced Bubble Jet and laser printers, Canon will demonstrate the technology it is jointly developing with Microsoft for a full line of Windows Printing System laser printers on display in the Microsoft booth. CCSI also announced that its Innova Book portable PCs and the innovative notebook/printer, the NoteJet, will be the first portable PCs to include the new DURACELL Smart Rechargable Battery slated for introduction in spring of 1995.
 Central to CCSI's lineup will be its expanded ability to deliver a wide array of computing solutions for the small office-home office (SOHO) computer user.
 Highlighted in the booth will be the just introduced BJC-600e, a high-quality, high-speed, color Bubble Jet printer; and the LBP-1260, a 12 ppm, 600 dpi laser printer. Canon will also demonstrate its heritage as a leader in imaging technology with its award winning color and newly introduced monochrome scanner products. On the PC front, Canon will display its full line of Innova desktop, minitower and multimedia PCs.
 "COMDEX is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our broad range of innovative technologies and the phenomenal growth of our product lines over the last two years," says Peter Bergman, vice president of marketing for CCSI. "Canon is the world's leading manufacturer of laser printer engines and our Bubble Jet printers recently achieved a major milestone of 10 million units shipped worldwide. This is firm evidence that Canon's computing solutions offer the SOHO marketplace many of its best price/performance values available today, and COMDEX offers us the opportunity to demonstrate why."
 New Bubble Jet Printers Expand Offerings to SOHO Market
 COMDEX attendees now have the opportunity to demo the industry's leading line-up of color and monochrome ink jet printers developed for the specific needs of the SOHO marketplace. The new BJC-600e, CCSI's latest addition to its Bubble Jet printer line, features Canon's exclusive new proprietary Color Advisor software, as well as the bundled Stationery Store software which enable users to automatically colorize their documents or customize stationery and envelopes.
 The BJC-600e delivers high-quality color printing to small office and home users who demand brilliant, professional-looking color printing. The BJC-600e combines superior 360 x 360 dpi color output on plain paper with the fastest print speeds of any printer in its class -- one page per minute (ppm), which is three to four times faster than the competition. In monochrome mode, the new Bubble Jet features 720 x 360 dpi print capability and text speeds of 240 characters per second -- putting it at the top of its class for overall resolution and speed. The printer can also accommodate multiple paper and envelope sizes.
 CCSI's BJC-4000, which was introduced in August, affords users requiring the best in monochrome printing the added advantage of excellent color capability as well. The BJC-4000 comes with Canon's interchangeable monochrome and color ink cartridge system with proprietary water-and fade-resistant non-toxic inks. The BJC4000 produces crisp 720 x 360 dpi monochrome output and will print at a rapid five pages per minute rivaling many low-end laser printers.
 Also on display will be Canon's award-winning Bubble Jet printer, the BJ-200e. The popular BJ-200e has set the standard for affordable graphics quality and performance for the SOHO market. The portable BJ-10SX, entry-level monochrome BJ-100, and wide/carriage BJ-230, complete the Bubble Jet line.
 With street prices of approximately $399 for the BJC-4000, $469 for the BJC600e, and $230 for the BJ-200e, these printers will continue to meet the most exacting color and monochrome printing demands of SOHO users. Aggressive pricing will also enable Canon to increase its current 25 percent overall share of the popular ink jet printer category in 1995.
 Canon and Microsoft Ally to Offer Windows Laser Printer
 In the Microsoft booth, Canon will be demonstrating its jointly developed technology with Microsoft for Windows Printing System laser printers. As one of the major printer manufacturers supporting this new generation of laser printing, Canon brings its 20-year heritage as the world's foremost laser engine provider to this platform. CCSI anticipates introduction of its first Windows Printing System laser product in the first six months of next year.
 New 12ppm Laser Printer Enhances Canon's Status As Industry Leader
 The new LBP-1260 laser printer features extremely quick 12 ppm printing and offers true 600 dpi resolution. The addition of Novell network capability through an optional Ethernet card, makes the printer ideally suited for a variety of work environments and the practical choice for any home office or corporate laser printing need.
 The new LBP-1260 utilizes Canon's Automatic Image Refinement technology and Super Fine Toner to achieve its exceptional print quality. Featuring 2 Mbytes of memory as standard, with options for up to 34 Mbytes, the LBP-1260 also hosts 35 Intellifont and 10 True Type fonts, and offers PCL5e emulation as standard. With three built-in I0 ports and smart sensors to recognize and automatically switch between them, the LBP-1260 is paving the way towards establishing new performance standards for the '90s.
 Canon is First Company to offer Duracell Smart Rechargable Battery
 for Portable Line
 Addressing some of the more frustrating dilemmas of portable computer users, Canon is the first portable PC manufacturer to incorporate DURACELL's new Smart Rechargable Battery technology into the design of its new NoteJet and Innova portable PC products to be introduced next spring. The new NiMH Smart Rechargable Battery optimizes power storage and consumption of individual PC system components including LCD backlight, hard drive and fax/modem devices through an on-screen control panel and convenient slide adjustments. Canon will also be demonstrating its recently announced 486DX2 color portable PCs -- the Innova Book 150C and 150CT. The new Innova Books feature dual scan and active matrix color screens and combine high performance features such as built-in, multimedia-ready digital audio, two PCMCIA Type II or one Type III slots, and enhanced graphic capabilities from a 32-bit Local Bus Video with Windows Accelerator.
 Full-Featured, Easy-to-Use Scanners Enhance DTP Offerings
 Canon is offering its users inexpensive, one-touch, easy-to-use scanning solutions which can pointedly enhance the quality and/or computing capability of the user's work. On display at COMDEX is Canon's IX-4015, the company's first color flatbed scanner, Canon has capitalized on its rich expertise in optics to offer the IX-4015, a one-button automatic scan operation with superior color calibration and true 400 x 800 dpi color flatbed scanner featuring a nook sized small footprint and an equally small estimated street price of $699. The recently announced IX-3010, is Canon's new 300 x 1200 dpi flatbed, grayscale scanner, available for an industry low estimated street price of $399. Affordably priced, each product offers complete software bundles including Caere's OmniScan Plus for the IX-3010, and OFOTO and Caere OmniPage Direct OCR for the IX-4015. Both products have been designed and bundled with a careful eye toward simplicity.
 Innovative NoteJets Round Out Canon Computing Solutions
 Canon will also highlight its complete solution approach to solving user needs at COMDEX where the company will demonstrate its unique NoteJet notebook computer. The NoteJet is the industry's only 486 notebook computer featuring a built-in micro Bubble Jet printer with 360 dpi resolution and two ppm print speed.
 About CCSI
 Since 1992, Canon Computer Systems Inc. has led Canon's activities in the U.S. computing market with the following product lines: Bubble Jet and laser printers, scanners, desktop and notebook computers, as well as the unique integrated notebook computer/printer product, the NoteJet. Small office/home office (SOHO) customers are reached via the mass market channel -- a network of computer dealers, superstores and mass merchants who represent more than 5,500 storefronts nationwide.
 Canon is recognized as the largest computer printer manufacturer and leader in imaging technology and has consistently ranked in the top three of worldwide patent holders. For more information, customers can call 800-848-4123.
 Canon and BJ and BJC are registered trademarks and Bubble Jet is a trademark of Canon Inc. Other brand or patent names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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 /CONTACT: Sherri Snelling of Canon Computer Systems, 714-438-3075/
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