In addition to being an outstanding overall performer, the Canon LASER CLASS 9000, a well-designed high-volume, laser-based fax machine, is one of a few models to perform well in all the tests. It is also one of few models currently available that offers both a 33.6-Kbps modem and JBIG compression for even faster transmission.
Similar to the LASER CLASS 9500, also an outstanding performer, the LASER CLASS 9000 produced copy quality that received the highest rating in all categories (line copy, halftones, alphanumeric characters and solids). The unit operated without malfunctioning, was easy to program and use, and maintenance, which involves a single print cartridge, also proved to be convenient. In addition, its overall cost per reception is comparable to that of other laser models tested to date.
The unit also offers good procedures for transmitting from memory, enabling the user to program the unit to operate in one of three ways when a transmission is interrupted by line noise, one of which is to send the remaining pages and the first page of the document, which is likely to be a cover sheet. This will make it easier for a recipient to identify a second portion of a fax that is transmitted. And, unlike many other fax machines tested, when the size of the file exceeds memory capacity, the LASER CLASS 9000 scans additional pages into memory as memory becomes available, eliminating the need for a second phone call or to transmit the file from the document feeder.