MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the success of 2015, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, kicked off the New Year by announcing that Buyers Laboratory has honored Canon with multiple industry accolades, including 2016 A3 MFP Line of the Year award for the imageRUNNER ADVANCE series of multifunction systems. Additionally, Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3325i, C350P and C250iF models along with the imageFORMULA DR-G1100 have been recognized with BLI Winter 2016 "Pick" awards.
"Based on the results of the model testing, Canon's portfolio of A3 MFPs gave a very strong showing in the lab this year," said George Mikolay, BLI's senior product editor for A3 Copiers/MFPs. "The Canon line of A3 MFPs is not only a highly reliable portfolio, but also offers ease of use and seamless integration into pre-existing workflows."
"With five Pick awards and the distinction of A3 MFP Line of the Year, we are excited to begin 2016 with such strong momentum. We are honored that BLI has recognized the entire imageRUNNER ADVANCE A3 portfolio and the majority of the A4 lineup, honoring 24 of our systems for their quality and ability to improve workflow performance," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "These awards represent Canon's commitment to producing outstanding multifunction and production scanning solutions that deliver to the needs of our customer, a tradition we plan to continue well into the New Year and beyond."
Once a year, BLI honors Line of the Year awards to those vendors whose product lines are determined to be the best overall in their category, based on the collective test results of all models tested in BLI's comprehensive two-month laboratory evaluation. 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.
This year's BLI awarded the following Winter "Pick" honors to Canon:
Outstanding 21 to 30-ppm A3 Color MFP: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3325i MFP
With a reliable, user-friendly design, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3325i multifunction system offers customers a compact sized MFP that yields significant productivity, functionality and a well-rounded suite of features. With Canon's MEAP architecture the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3325i provides easy integration with solutions such as uniFLOW and Therefore™ that can help customers track, manage and streamline document-based processes. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3325i includes the V2 Color profile for vibrant color and sharp, well-defined images and a clean sheet design that provides outstanding engine maintenance and serviceability. In addition this model incorporates advanced finishing options such as the Staple-Free Stapling1, an internal finishing option capable of binding up to five sheets of paper together without the use of metal staples, helping to reduce waste and allowing for easy shredding and more efficient paper stacking.
Outstanding Color Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350P System
Designed for mid-sized to enterprise businesses, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350P color printer helps provide high-volume offices with impactful, vibrant color and sharp, well-defined images for business presentations and documents thanks to Canon's exclusive V2 Color profile. Featuring a reliable, user-friendly design, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350P offers a separate drum and separate toner-based print engine to help achieve high-printing efficiency and an excellent Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In addition to featuring high-capacity toner bottles and high-yield imaging drums, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350P also use the same consumables with its companion, and previous BLI "Pick" award winner, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF MFP system. This consistency helps reduce the type of supplies needed in the office and the subsequent overhead costs and makes the imageRUNNER C350P an outstanding single function printer component in a managed fleet environment.
Outstanding Color MFP for SMBs and Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C250iF MFP
Small and medium-size businesses can benefit from the advanced workflow capabilities of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C250iF multifunction system which has received one Pick award and one Outstanding Achievement award.
For improved integration within business workflow applications and mobile and cloud printing capabilities, this MFP supports Canon's MEAP and MEAP Web solutions platform. By incorporating the V2 Color profile, vibrant color and sharp, well-defined images can be produced. Used with the optional imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C250iF offers users an easy way to assemble and publish documents they create or receive at their PC or desktop. The MFP can also work with a variety of plug-ins from Canon's imageWARE Enterprise Management Console and Canon MDS tools that allow for efficient fleet management services.
ENERGY STAR® certified, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C250iF is also designed for high-energy efficiency and stellar performance. The combination of Canon's fusing technologies and QF toner helps lower overall energy consumption by minimizing power requirements and energy use during warm-up and standby. The MFP's power consumption during a one-week period has been reduced when compared to its predecessor model, the imageRUNNER C1030, and while in sleep mode, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C250iF consumes as little as 1W.2
Outstanding Budget-Friendly A3 Mid-Volume Production Scanner: Canon imageFORMULA DR-G1100 Document Scanner
Ideal for centralized high-volume scanning environments, the imageFORMULA DR-G1100 includes high-performance features such as the ability to duplex scan up to 100 pages-per- minute2, and a large document feeder, which can help improve productivity. It is flexible and reliable enough to handle a variety of document types with ease, including business cards, long, thick or thin documents, helping reduce labor-intensive tasks such as pre-sorting. The DR-G1100 also features an intuitive, user-friendly control panel, helping to promote added workflow 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 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 email@example.com.
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1 Up to 5 sheets of 17 lb. Bond. Up to 4 sheets of 20 lb. Bond.
2 Calculations based on scanning speed and typical daily time of use. Quiet Mode may affect processing speed and may not lower all sound. Quiet Mode is only compatible with certain paper sizes or types. Special Mode has higher priority than Quiet Mode.
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