Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 6.58 MB
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 08/15/2004
The Canon i80 is designed to deliver printing solutions to the host machine via a variety of interface options. This particular hardware is capable of implementing connections using the Universal Serial Bus, Infrared port, Direct Print Port, and Bluetooth interface among others. In this context the device driver for this printing hardware is meant to support all these types of connectivities. Essentially all of these forms of connections require a different communication layer and implement various data transfer speeds which must be supported correctly by the host computer system. The device driver allows the host machine to correctly identify the type of interface currently being used by the hardware to be able to assign it the necessary addressing and system resources it needs for its complete operation. The connection implemented by the Canon i80 will also dictate where the software applications requesting for printing jobs will forward their instruction sets.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Maximizing the potentials of the Bluetooth technology, this printing device can connect to a host computer system using a wireless transceiver. The Bluetooth functionality of the Canon i80 also allows it to connect to other devices that support the same technology. This results in a direct to printer output from the associated hardware component. The device driver is likewise designed by the manufacturer to provide the necessary components required to activate all the feature sets built into the hardware. This means that part of the responsibility of the device driver is to make sure that all the necessary communication infrastructures are in place to make printing possible. The hardware driver also delivers the necessary user interface that can be used to configure the relevant settings of the device. These settings essentially dictate the behavior of the Canon i80 at runtime. It will also be used to gauge how the printed copy will look based on the settings for the page margins, type of paper, and quality of printing specified. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon i80 errors before installing any driver updates.