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Canon U.S.A. Receives Multiple Summer Pick Awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC

July 23, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Twice a year, Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) recognizes printing hardware and software that deliver outstanding performance within their respective industry categories. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that it has received three Summer 2014 Pick awards from BLI for select imageRUNNER ADVANCE products as well as the Outstanding Education Solution Pick award for the Intelligent Grading Solution and an Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award for the Scan to Worldox solution.

“Canon is honored to be recognized with three BLI Summer Pick awards as well as an Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Award and an Outstanding Education Solution Award,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Receiving these awards is a testament to Canon’s commitment for not only our exceptional MFP devices, but our versatile and innovative software solutions as well.”

These awards include:

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7260 MFP: Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Color MFP

Providing outstanding color quality and helping to increase productivity in high-volume office environments, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7260 MFP offers an easy-to-use interface, seamlessly integrated solutions such as uniFLOW software and cloud-based connectivity1 as well as powerful performance to help users increase workflow efficiency.

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4251 MFP: Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP

Created to help integrate business processes and streamline tasks, the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4251 MFP was designed for busy workgroups that demand outstanding versatility. This device provides advanced performance, custom solutions, easy system configuration and cloud connectivity1 and helps streamline workflows.

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8205 MFP: Outstanding 90+ ppm A3 Monochrome MFP

The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8205 MFP can help provide fast operational times, reliability and built-in intuitive features to light production and CRD environments such as high-volume offices, in-plant reprographic facilities, and print-for-pay businesses. These benefits help provide a streamlined production process helping to maximize productivity.

Scan to Worldox Solution: Outstanding Achievement in Innovation

Helping satisfy the need for document integration in the legal sector, Canon has partnered with Worldox to bring a solution that allows for documents to be sent to the Worldox Document Management System directly from a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE device. This powerful, embedded application enables staff to quickly and easily profile and scan documents to various file stores, promoting security, collaboration and convenient accessibility to documents.

Intelligent Grading Solution by Canon: Outstanding Education Solution

The Intelligent Grading Solution can help schools and teachers keep pace with the increasing demands in education today by providing an easy, efficient way to create and grade exams. This intuitive solution is a cloud based solution that works with imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs to help streamline the test grading process and provide in-depth analysis on student, class and exam performance to help teachers discover learning gaps and empower faculty to focus on student achievement.

“Whether it’s the control panel, print drivers or user maintenance tasks, ease of use is consistently a stand-out strength for Canon,” said Pete Emory, manager of laboratory testing, BLI. “The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8205 especially stood out for its productivity—a particularly important factor for the high-volume environments the device is geared towards. It was the most productive device in its competitive group when producing booklets and outperformed the majority of competitive devices when printing BLI’s job stream, which simulates printing in a busy office environment.”

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 $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. 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 Kyoseiphilosophy 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 (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail info@buyerslab.com.

†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.

All ppm’s are based on letter-sized output unless otherwise noted.

1Cloud 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.




Editorial:

Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Siobhan Cullagh, 631-330-4602

scullagh@cusa.canon.com

or

Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Emily Moran, 631-330-2403

emmoran@cusa.canon.com

or

For sales information/customer support:

1-800-OK-CANON

or

Canon U.S.A. website:

http://www.usa.canon.com


Source: Canon U.S.A., Inc.


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