New Canon imageCLASS Desktop MFPs with Wi-Fi Direct Connection for Connecting to Mobile Devices without a Router
Canon U.S.A. has refreshed its imageCLASS lineup with new black-and-white, laser-based MFPs that print and scan on up to 8.5″x14″. The new imageCLASS MF249dw, MF247dw, MF244dw, MF236n, and MF232w are for small and home offices, and, except for the MF236n, they add Wi-Fi Direct Connection, which enables users to connect up to five compatible portable computing devices, including tablets, smartphones, and laptops, to the MFPs at once without the need for a router. Users can also check the status of the MFPs, as well as change device settings, with a mobile-optimized Remote User Interface.
Other enhancements include a Send function that enables users to scan and send scanned documents to their email or network folder without having to use a PC application.
The new MF249dw, MF247dw, and MF236n feature a tiltable wide-screen touch panel LCD screen. For security, there’s IEEE802.1x, SSL, and SNMPv3 protocols.
Mobile connectivity include Canon PRINT Business, Apple AirPrint, Mopria Print Service, and Google Cloud Print.
The imageCLASS MF249dw has a minimally advertised prices (MAP) of $299. It provides print, color scan, copy, and fax, Wi-Fi Direct Connection (connect to mobile devices without a router); and is rated at up to 28 ppm. It supports host-based UFR II LT, as well as PCL 5e and 6). There’s a standard 250-sheets paper drawer, and 50-sheets automatic duplexing document feeder. Connectivity includes a USB Device 2.0 Hi-Speed port, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet network interface, and 802.11 b/g/n Wireless connectivity. Visit Canon here for more information and complete specifications.
The imageCLASS MF247dw has a MAP of $249. It’s the same as the MF 249dw above, but has a 35-sheet simplex (one-sided) document feeder. Visit Canon here for more information and complete specifications.
The imageCLASS MF244dw has a MAP of $199. It’s the same as the MF247dw above, but does not have fax. Visit Canon here for more information and complete specifications.
The imageCLASS MF236n has a MAP of $199. It provides print, color scan, copy and fax, but has a slower rated print speed of 24 ppm, doesn’t have an automatic document feeder (platen copying only) and has a USB Device 2.0 Hi-Speed port and 10/100 Base-T Ethernet network interface (no wireless connectivity). Paper capacity is 250 sheets. Visit Canon here for more information and complete specifications.
The imageCLASS MF232dw has a MAP of $189. It’s the same as the MF236w above, but does have Wi-Fi Direct Connection, but doesn’t have fax. Visit Canon here for more information and complete specifications.
Cost Per Page
All the new models use Canon (black toner) Cartridge 137 that retails for $84 and yields 2,400 ISO pages. That results in a cost per page of 3.5¢ and is more than twice that of the 1.66¢ black ink cost for the 21 ppm HP Officejet Pro 8620/8630, whose 950XL black cartridge retails for $37.99 and yields 2,300 ISO pages.
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