Today's fax machines generally transmit at 9,600 bps (bits per second) That seems very slow when compared with electronic mail-which is sent at 33,300 bps or 33.3 Kbps if one has a PC with the fastest modem which conforms to a published standard. Canon has met the challenge by introducing two new fax machines. The Canon 9000 can scan up to 80 pages into memory and then transmit them at 600 dpi (dots per inch) at a speed of 33.6 Kbps. The model 9500 can support as many as 592 pages in memory.
The machines are priced at $2,995 and $3,995 respectively.
[Contact: Canon USA, 800-652-2666.]