Canon Launches Portable Scanner and CaptureOnTouch App for iOS and Android Devices in India

By Vivek

Canon India today launched its first ultralight portable scanner imageFORUMLA P-201 scanner, along with the CaptureOnTouch, a mobile application for easy scanning on the go.

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Canon Launches Portable Scanner and CaptureOnTouch App


The scanner and application together will help consumers to effectively scan the documents in variety of file formats like PDF, JPEG and so forth. Users can further share the scans through e-mail or archive in other applications on a click. The P-201 introduction in Indian market is a perfect fit in the growing consumer requirement for a cost-effective, compact scanner.

Scanner Features

The P-201 is capable of scanning variety of document sizes and paper densities like plain paper, postcard and business card. The device scans at a speed of 7.5 seconds per page with a 200 x 200 dpi result. It has a contact image sensor and supports simplex scanning side. The scanner weighs only 550 gms and consumes 2.5 W electricity when connected with cable.

The device is loaded with latest image processing options and is equipped with an Automatic Paper Size Detection. P-201 has auto color detection as well which intelligently determines whether to save the scan in Grayscale or Color. The scanner is priced at Rs. 11,995.

Mobile App Feature

Canon's CaptureOnTouch Mobile is a free application for smartphones and tablets. It allows users to scan directly to iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Android devices via Wi-Fi network or direct plug-in with USB based tablets. Users can also share documents easily by email or by uploading to their favorite cloud-based applications. CaptureOnTouch is available on both Google Play and itunes starting today.

The company says that they are mainly targeting households which have enormous personal hard copy documents like marksheets, loan agreement, insurance policies and sales representatives of insurance companies who digitize customer documents on-site.


Besides this demand for mobile scanning is expected to rise for frequent travelers, SOHO's, MSME/SMEs and doctors etc. Scanning anytime, anywhere of important documents with P-201 is just a plug away.

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