MELVILLE, N.Y., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the successful launch of the third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform earlier this year, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues the positive momentum with seven accolades from Buyers Laboratory, LLC (BLI). Among the honors include recognition of several new third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems with four 'Pick' awards for performance in the A3 category, as well as three other awards to certain imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE models for environmental efficiency. Selections for 'Pick' awards are made by BLI's staff of technicians and editors after subjecting a number of devices from every major original equipment manufacturer to BLI's comprehensive lab tests in the last six months.
"We are thrilled that BLI has awarded Canon yet again with multiple Summer 'Pick' awards," said Toyo Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The awards for the newly introduced models on the third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform are extremely gratifying and all of the accolades are a testament to the productivity benefits that the imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageRUNNER systems can offer to the customer. Thank you to BLI for again recognizing Canon's focused dedication to providing businesses with productive and energy efficient solutions."
In the A3 category, BLI awarded Canon with the following Summer 'Pick' awards:
- Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6565i – Outstanding 61- to 70-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP
- Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6575i – Outstanding 71- to 80-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP
- Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8585i – Outstanding 81- to 90-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP
- Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8505i – Outstanding 91- to 105-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP
"With each device offering an impressive drum yield of 6,000,000-impressions, as well as remote access to service mode and firmware upgrades, the four imageRUNNER ADVANCE models tested offer outstanding uptime for high-volume office environments," said George Mikolay, senior product editor, A3 Copiers/MFPs, BLI. "The models also include a customizable control panel, intuitive print driver design and support for mobile printing and cloud-based services. These models also produced remarkable output during testing, with fully formed, black characters, fine lines, bold solids and clear transitions from light to dark shades."
BLI awarded Canon the following Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency Awards:
- Canon imageRUNNER 1435i – A4 Mono MFP - Small Workgroup – 43 percent lower than average energy consumption for its respective product category
- Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350P – Midsize Workgroup – 42 percent lower than average energy consumption for its respective product category
- Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3325i – Segment 2 Color – 48 percent lower than average energy consumption for its respective product category
"For each given test season, BLI's Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency awards recognizes the best environmental performers per product category, and once again we see Canon printers and MFPs make that short list," said Lisa Reider, BLI's senior product editor for environmental. "Not only do the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3325i and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350P exhibit significantly lower than average estimated annual energy consumption levels within their respective product categories, they also deliver ways for users to decrease energy use and reduce waste."
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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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranked third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. 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. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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. For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call 973-797-2100, visit www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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