|By Business Wire||
|January 30, 2014 09:45 AM EST||
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the company has received eleven Winter 2014 “Pick” awards for select software solutions, imageCLASS, imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE products as well as the 2014 “Most Energy-Efficient A4 Line of the Year” award from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI). These awards recognize the models and software chosen for delivering outstanding performance during BLI’s rigorous lab testing within their respective categories.
“Twice a year with our ‘Pick’ awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided outstanding performances in BLI’s unique lab-based evaluations,” explained Daria Hoffman, managing editor, BLI. “Products undergo in-depth testing that focuses on key attributes. Consequently, these are hard-earned awards that can help guide buyers and IT directors in their acquisition decisions.”
“Canon is proud to be recognized with a BLI 2014 ‘Line of the Year’ award for ‘energy efficiency’ and eleven BLI Winter ‘Pick’ awards for not only our hardware products, but two of our solutions offerings as well,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “These awards validate our commitment to providing options for businesses seeking to help enhance employee productivity and workflow with energy-efficient solutions.”
A4 Energy Efficiency Line of the Year
Canon has won BLI’s 2014 “Most Energy-Efficient A4 Line of the Year” for its current A4 line of printers and MFPs, which consistently demonstrated lower than average energy consumption in BLI’s real-world environmental job stream test. The award was based on the energy consumption of current Canon A4 models that BLI has tested to date1, which range from personal printers to large workgroup MFPs. BLI compared each device against current tested competitive models in each manufacturer’s product line. Any devices that achieved an energy consumption rate more than 35% below the competitive average qualified for inclusion in the “Line” award. The tested energy consumption of Canon’s eligible devices ranged from 35% to as much as 62% below the competitive averages for their respective groups. In addition, many of the printers and MFPs in the Canon A4 line offer additional features that help to reduce waste, such as toner-save and auto color modes that reduce toner use, automatic duplexing functionality that helps reduce paper use, and job review and proof modes that allow users to check job settings prior to printing or copying. Most of these devices also enter sleep mode during an error condition. These energy efficient attributes can help contribute to the reduction of operating costs for the end user.
In addition to the 2014 “Most Energy-Efficient A4 Line of the Year” award, select Canon product and software has been recognized as “Outstanding” in their respective categories by BLI, being awarded with Winter 2014 “Pick” honors which include:
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4235: “Outstanding 31- to 40-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP”
Designed for busy workgroups that demand outstanding versatility, the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4235 MFP helps integrate business processes and streamline tasks to help improve efficiency. This device allows for advanced workflow, control and performance as well as cloud connectivity2, easy system configuration and custom workflow solutions among its many capabilities.
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8295: “Outstanding 90+ ppm A3 Monochrome MFP”
Providing a simplified, truly integrated workflow the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8295 MFP helps streamline the production process to help maximize productivity. High-volume offices, in-plant reprographic facilities, and print-for-pay businesses among others can benefit from the speed, reliability and intuitive operation that this solution offers.
Canon Color imageCLASS MF8580Cdw: “Outstanding A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups”
The Color imageCLASS MF8580Cdw MFP offers a wide range of media support, outstanding scanning functionality, outstanding color imaging and a reliable user experience. Users can access scan, Eco-Copy3, and Secure Print functions right from the control panel with the Simple Solution Keys. Adding to its capabilities, this device can integrate with select mobile devices through its Canon Mobile Printing4 application.
Canon imageRUNNER LBP5480: “Outstanding A4 Color MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups”
Designed for corporate workgroups and mid-sized offices, the imageRUNNER LBP5480 color desktop printer, leveraging Canon’s patented Color RAPID Fusing System, produces vivid color and ultra-crisp monochrome documents at up to 33 ppm with resolutions up to 9600 (equivalent) x 600 dpi.
Canon imageCLASS LBP6780dn: “Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency”
The imageCLASS LBP6780dn printer offers advanced features and high speeds to help address the needs of small and medium businesses, while helping to lower their costs with the high-yield, 12,500 impression replacement cartridge5. Other money saving features include automatic duplex printing to help cut paper costs and efficient energy saver mode, allowing offices to reduce paper consumption and lower energy costs.
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500iF: “Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency”
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500iF MFP is designed for busy workgroups who seek advanced workflows in a compact space. From the inside out, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500iF/400iF models are designed for energy efficiency and stellar performance. The combination of Canon’s RAPID fusing technologies, QF toner, and intelligent design helps lower overall energy consumption by helping to minimize power requirements and reduce energy use during warm-up and standby.
Canon imageRUNNER LBP3580: “Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency”
Allowing for users to output up to legal size black-and-white documents for their workgroup needs with speeds up to 42 pages per minute6, the imageRUNNER LBP3580 models are equipped with standard duplexing to help save paper costs, and employ Canon's RAPID fusing technology to help reduce energy consumption and help eliminate long warm-up times.
Canon imageRUNNER LBP5280: “Outstanding A4 Color Printer for Small Workgroups” and “Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency”
Designed for desktop and workgroup document production, the imageRUNNER LBP5280 printer is a color desktop laser beam printer that allows users to output up to legal size documents for their workgroup needs with speeds of up to 21 pages per minute6.
Canon uniFLOW v5.2 solution: “Outstanding Output Management Solution”
Providing effective control and advanced workflow for a customer’s entire printer and multifunction printer (MFP) fleet7, uniFLOW can scale to fit any size organization. The uniFLOW software provides customers with a comprehensive platform for managing and tracking enterprise output. With support for accounting, secure print, rules based job routing and automated scan workflows, uniFLOW can help customers control cost, print securely and improve business process workflows.
Canon imageWARE Remote: “Outstanding MPS Solution”
The imageWARE Remote helps increase productivity by delivering information directly to service providers, including scheduled meter collections as well as immediate notification of errors, jams, alerts and other service-related information. These notifications are designed to contain sufficient current and historical data to help service providers make informed and rapid technician dispatch decisions without having to contact the customer to obtain more information.
Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. Hardware products undergo a demanding reliability test as well as a battery of tests to assess image quality, productivity, paper handling, ease of use and network connectivity among others. Its “Outstanding Achievement” awards acknowledge products or capabilities that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness and energy efficiency.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.
About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.
For more information on the “Most Energy-Efficient A4 Line of the Year” award or any of the “Pick” awards visit: www.buyerslab.com
All ppm’s are based on letter-sized output unless otherwise noted.
1Models tested: imageCLASS D1350, imageCLASS LBP6670dn, imageCLASS LBP6780dn, imageRUNNER LBP3580, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500iF, imageCLASS MF8580Cdw, imageRUNNER LBP5280, imageCLASS LBP7780Cdn and imageRUNNER LBP5480.
2Cloud Connect for imageRUNNER ADVANCE is a MEAP application enabling connectivity between supported imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices and the Google Drive™ online storage service.
Google Drive™ is a registered trademark of Google Inc. Requires an Internet connection and Google Account. Subject to Google Terms of Service. Certain exceptions may apply.
3The Eco-Copy function gives users the ability to reduce the amount of paper being used by using the 2-on-1 and 4-on-1 (2 pages on one single side or 4 pages on one single side) copy modes.
4Requires Canon Mobile Printing App. The Canon Mobile Printing App is free and is available from the App StoreSM or www.itunes.com/appstore. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. The Canon Mobile Printing App is also available for free on the Google Play Store. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
5Approximate impression count, results may vary.
6Print speed is based on Canon’s internal testing. Print speed may vary depending on the number of copies selected, as well as on the settings for size, type and orientation of paper.
7uniFLOW is compatible with third-party devices.
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