BLI honours Canon with seven awards

BLI honours Canon with seven awards

Oct 1, 2013

Canon picked up seven accolades from testing and research organisation BuyersLaboratory (BLI) in its Summer 2013 awards.

Imaging products from across Canon’s business portfolio have been recognised following BLI’s rigorous, in-depth laboratory tests, with Canon receiving a total of six “Pick” awards and one “Outstanding Achievement” award.

The following Canon devices were awarded Summer 2013 awards:

* Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500i received a “Pick” award for Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Large Workgroups;

* Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5240i received a “Pick” award for Outstanding 31 to 40ppm A3 Colour MFPs;

* Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5250i received a “Pick” award for Outstanding 41 to 50ppm A3 Colour MFP;

* Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6265i received a “Pick” award for Outstanding 61 to 70ppm A3 Monochrome MFP;

* Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6275i received a “Pick” award for Outstanding 71 to 80ppm A3 Monochrome MFP; and

* The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255 series received an “Outstanding Achievement” award for Energy Efficiency.

Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500i A4 MFP was awarded a BLI Summer “Pick” for its “flawless reliability” and “top-notch” productivity, ease of use and the versatility of its MEAP Web platform, which enables integration with a range of Canon and third-party software solutions.

Canon’s A3 imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices won awards across colour and monochrome devices, from a range of speed bands, for their superior reliability, outstanding scan functionality, ease-of-use and high-quality output.

In addition to Canon’s “Pick” awards, Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255 series also earned a BLI “Outstanding Achievement” award and a five-star rating for energy efficiency thanks to its lower than average energy consumption during BLI’s environmental testing.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255 series devices also demonstrated faster than average recovery times from sleep mode and a host of additional features, including job review and proof modes, to help reduce the waste of paper and consumables.

“Canon’s strategy is to build value for customers and partners by providing very tight integration between device and software to add differentiation to their second generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE portfolio,” says BLI’s Idris Shogbanmu, European technical specialist for solutions.
“The 500i also supports the need for flexible and mobile working by allowing users to print from any Google Cloud Print-enabled Web and mobile app, or scan to and print from iPad, iPhone and Android mobile devices. From an administrator’s perspective it also enables the device to be centrally managed, remotely monitored or reconfigured to reduce operator downtime.”

Warren Lock, B2B marketing manager at Canon South Africa, says: “We’re delighted with the recognition we’ve received from BLI in this year’s summer awards, which is a clear illustration of Canon’s reputation for outstanding performance, reliability and versatility.

“We’re particularly pleased that BLI have recognised the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500i and its support for flexible and mobile working practices. Our recent Office Insights research report confirmed the demand for technology to support more mobile working; more than one in three organisations are already allowing employees to connect using their mobile devices and 43% already see value in mobile printing.

“Mobile printing is something our customers are increasingly asking for and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500i, as BLI has recognised, is perfectly placed to support today’s more flexible office environments.”