Manufacturer: Canon Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 6.0 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 0.3.3.0 / 03/22/2007
The Canon LASER CLASS 500 is a product of the proprietary Advanced Raster Printing System technology which is activated with the installation of the manufacturer provided device driver. The hardware component is designed to provide printing, copying, and faxing functionality to the supported environment. Like most multifunctional devices its hardware driver is partly responsible for activating the chipsets that deliver its various functionalities. It also provides the underlying operating system with relevant information like make, model, provider, catalogue file, and device driver version among others. These relevant data are stored in the registry database to make them available to all requesting software applications. The information is likewise used by the operating system when implementing device driver updates. It helps the host computer system to effectively evaluate whether the update is necessary for the operation of the installed device or whether the installed component is more compatible.
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
The hardware driver is likewise responsible for maintaining the efficient communication layer which allows the host machine to send instructions to the supported device. In terms of faxing capability the device driver allows for the sending and receiving of fax messages using conventional telephony. The device driver in this context also supports the built-in communication protocols that are used by the host operating system environment. Like most communication infrastructures the device driver must support the error correction and security algorithms implemented to ensure data transmission integrity. Communication in terms of fax messaging requires the sending party to send a header file which must be acknowledged by the receiving party before data packet transmission will be sent. The device on the receiving party is responsible for decoding the received transmission and converting it to a hard copy. Fax transmissions usually utilize lower bit rates allowing for effective transmission even in low bandwidth connections. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon LASER CLASS 500 (FAX) errors before installing any driver updates.