|[February 21, 2013]
Canon Document Imaging Software Portfolio Earns 2013 Solutions Line of the Year Award from Buyers Lab
MELVILLE, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Canon (News - Alert) U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today
announced the Company has earned the Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) "2013
Solutions Line of the Year" award for its extensive portfolio of
document imaging software. Additionally, Canon was recognized in several
individual product categories, including Outstanding Output Management
Solution for its uniFLOW v5.1 software, Outstanding Achievement in
Innovation for its Quick Printing Tool, and Outstanding Achievement in
Innovation for its Universal Login Manager.
The BLI Solutions Line of the Year award is a yearly recognition of the
document imaging provider that offers the strongest and most
comprehensive solutions portfolio across a range of software categories.
After close evaluation, BLI determined that Canon has the most
impressive solutions lineup overall of any original equipment
manufacturer in the areas BLI Solutions Center covers, which include
accounting/cost control and recovery, print management, document capture
and workflow, document management, device management, mobile printing
and security solutions.
"Canon is very pleased to have been recognized by BLI for our
comprehensive portfolio of software solutions," said Sam Yoshida, vice
president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions
Group, Canon U.S.A. "We believe that tight integration of software is a
critical component in addressing customer workflow challenges and
delivering solutions that help lessen business process complexity,
operating costs, and drive enhanced worker productivity."
"Customers are increasingly coming to rely on document imaging software
solutions to streamline mission-critical business processes, increase
the productivity of knowledge workers, and leverage their existing
investment in imaging hardware," said Jamie Bsales, senior product
editor for solutions at BLI. "Canon offers an unrivaled catalog of
software products in the key areas that can make a real difference to a
customer's document-centric processes."
In addition to receiving the overall Solutions Line of the Year award,
the following Canon offerings were recognized by BLI to receive awards
in their respective categories:
Canon uniFLOW v5.1 for "Outstanding Output Management Solution": Ideal
for any size business, Canon's uniFLOW v5.1 software is designed to help
save time and money by providing effective and streamlined control over
an entire print and multifunction device fleet. Wth v5.1, users can
submit or release their print jobs more securely using a smart phone or
tablet, and the software can also provide detailed device information
such as meter counts, toner levels, or error for efficient device
Canon Quick Printing Tool for "Outstanding Achievement in
Innovation": As part of the imageRUNNER Advance Desktop, the
Canon Quick Printing Tool is located on the user's PC desktop and
displays an icon which, when moused over, converts to a "quick menu."
Offering four shortcuts to the frequently used functions "Print," "Fax,"
"Convert to PDF," and "Print Preview," which accesses the Office
Make-Ready/Binder area, users can drag-and-drop documents on one of
these buttons to get instant access to that function.
Canon Universal Login Manager for "Outstanding Achievement in
Innovation": The Canon Universal Login Manager (ULM) is a
server-less application for imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices, which provides
an easy and convenient solution for user authentication. Utilizing AMS
(Access Management System), found on all imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices,
ULM allows comprehensive control of access on a per-user basis, and is
programmed with a simple user authentication that includes image login
and proximity card login support. Delivering basic usage and cost
reporting functionality, the ULM is ideal for small- to medium-sized
These recent awards from BLI follow December's news that Canon's line of
multifunction devices featuring imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE
models were named the Buyers Laboratory 2013 "Line of the Year for
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 2012†
and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012.
In 2012, 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 ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two
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
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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.
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