CRITICAL
TEST REPORT©
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Vendor Background
Panasonic Communications
& Systems Company
Two Panasonic Way
Secaucus, New Jersey
(201) 348-7000
http://www.panasonic.com
Panasonic WORKio DP-C401
Specs-At-A-Glance
Rec. MPV. .......... 21,000 pages
Print Speed..... 22/40 color ppm
Max. Paper Size ...........12”x19”
Max. Resolution......... 1200 dpi
Std. Paper Cap.... 3,140 sheets
Max. Paper Cap... 3,140 sheets
Paper Weights . 16lb. bond -110
lb. index
Color Output/
Scanning ..................Yes/Yes
Std. RAM .......................512MB
Hard Disk........................10 GB
Network Scanning ..............Yes
Tested Configuration
(List Pricing)
WORKiO DP-C401 .....$26,750*
Finisher.......................... $4,395
Total............................ $31,145
*Includes network printing and
scanning, 2,000-sheet LCT and
duplexing
Other Available Options
Token Ring Interface ........ $595
Foreign Interface Kit ......... $150
Industry Analysts, Inc.
Technical Services Division
1275 Bloomfield Avenue
Building 3, Suite 50-C
Fairfield, New Jersey 07004
Phone: (973) 227-8699
Fax: (973) 227-3644
www.industryanalysts.com
Digital Multifunctional Device
Dry Toner
Electrostatic Imaging
WORKiO DP-C401
October 2003
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Panasonic WORKiO DP-C401 is a black-and-white and color digital
copier/printer designed for the general office. As such, the unit competes against
the Canon imageRUNNER 2050 and 2058, Ricoh Aficio CL7000CMF. Minolta
CF2002 and CF1501, and Sharp AR-C150/2C50.
As with these competitive units, the DP-C401 is also targeted at replacing
multiple desktop color printers. The unit features an embedded Xerox controller
that is based on a Power PC processor, and provides “RIP-while-print,” printing
while receiving new data, and printing while scanning hard copy, making it
especially useful for shared workgroup use.
VENDOR PRODUCT-POSITIONING STATEMENT
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The information contained in the Vendor Product Positioning
Statement below was provided by the product vendor before the results of the test were
released. It is not intended to serve as a response to the results of the Critical Test
Report.)
“The WORKiO DP-C401 is the quintessential ‘multi-functional color product.’
It is for those who work in both a color and black-and-white work environment.
Its outstanding color quality and performance doesn’t compromise its 40-ppm
monochrome MFP performance, including an outstanding First Copy Out Time,
warm-up time, copy and print productivity. Its black and white output is superior
to that of many monochrome-only devices on the market today. Incredible
output quality is matched by its powerful standard configuration. The DP-C401
is a standard printer, scanner, copier with maximum paper supply, memory and
accessories. Indeed, only two options are available - a multi-position stapler and
scan-to-e-mail option. It is the complete MFP for today's work environment.”
Panasonic Corporation.

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