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Canon Japan To Introduce Fingerprint Scanners To Cut Down On Photocopy Abusers

MEAP ADVANCE Fingerprint Authentication Software (Image courtesy Akihabara News)
By Andrew Liszewski

Looks like you office photocopy abusers are going to have to find an alternative way to get the word out about your garage sale or lost dog, if you live and work in Japan at least. While security codes or access cards can be easily shared around the office, Canon Japan’s new fingerprint authentication system, developed by Hitachi, means those with photocopier privileges will actually have to be at the machine in order for it to work. The option will be available on Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE line of multi-function printers which can run MEAP (a Java J2ME-based development platform) applications and will be available starting July 8 for around $1,460. (128,000 yen)

[ PR - Canon Japan - Fingerprint Authentication Software for MEAP Advance ] VIA [ Akihabara News ]