Canon Bags Eight BLI Awards
According to Canon, the awards it received from Keypoint Intelligence include the coveted BLI 2021 A4 Line of the Year Award, as well as a 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award for Hybrid Workplace Scan Technology.
The company claims that these accolades are due to its array of high-quality solutions which are designed to support remote and hybrid working environments.
BLI 2021 A4 Line of the Year
This prestigious recognition, awarded once a year, recognizes the vendor whose product line is deemed best overall based on rigorous lab evaluations conducted by Keypoint Intelligence’s team of analysts.
During its evaluations, Keypoint Intelligence’s team of analysts took into special consideration solutions that are equipped to support new ways of working. Committed to developing solutions designed to meet current customer and industry needs, Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageCLASS A4 solutions are built with features to help users as they navigate through the hybrid work environment. Additional components that stood out to Keypoint Intelligence include the line’s robust features, security capabilities and strong image quality.
“Canon’s portfolio of award-winning models this year is unmatched in breadth,” said Kaitlin Shaw, associate director of A4 Hardware, Keypoint Intelligence. “From home offices to large workgroups, whether color or monochrome, single-function or multifunction, Canon has the device to meet your needs. Canon’s outstanding lineup surpassed the competition in many ways offering top-notch value propositions, performances, and user-friendliness.”
BLI 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award for Hybrid Workplace Scan Technology
The award is to recognize Canon’s lineup of single-function scanners and MFPs for both Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and corporate office scanning environments. Specific features that helped Canon’s lineup of imageFORMULA and single-function scanners and imageCLASS MFPs earn this award include the line’s distributed document capture capabilities through uniFLOW Online and Therefore Online, secure deployment and ongoing administration of home-based imaging hardware, and ability to automate data entry tasks regardless of location.
“Hybrid workplace technology is more than just an asset that helped businesses get through COVID-19 — it’s a paradigm shift in the way that businesses are operated, enabling organizations to increase worker productivity while scaling down office space requirements and overcoming geographic barriers that limited access to more talent,” said Lee Davis, associate director of Software/Scanners, Keypoint Intelligence. “With Canon’s standalone scanners and MFPs connected to solutions such as uniFLOW Online and Therefore Online, businesses can lift their information-management and workflow-automation technology to the cloud and make them accessible to employees no matter where they are located.”
Reflecting Canon’s commitment to supporting its customers through the hybrid work environment, solutions such as these can help bridge the gap between the home office and physical office due to their reliable, easy-to-use features, remote capabilities and affordable price point. As many of Canon’s MFPs and select standalone scanners share a consistent, automated scanning experience to home and office users through uniFLOW Online and Therefore Online solutions, users can access a similar personalized scanning experience at home as they do in the office.
In addition to the company’s 2021 A4 Line of the Year recognition and 2021 Outstanding Achievement award for Hybrid Workplace Scan Technology, Canon also takes home the following Winter 2021 Pick Awards from Keypoint Intelligence:
- Outstanding A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups: Color imageCLASS X MF1127C MFP
- Outstanding Color Printer for Small Workgroups: imageCLASS X LBP1127C printer
- Outstanding Printer for Small/Home Offices: imageCLASS X LBP1238 printer
- Outstanding A4 MFP for Small/Home Offices: imageCLASS X MF1238 MFP
- Outstanding A4 Color MFP for SMBs: imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C257iF MFP
- Outstanding A4 MFP for Mid-Size to Large Workgroups: imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 527 Series
“Reflecting Canon’s commitment to meeting customer and industry needs, we continue to innovate and develop solutions that are designed to support our channel partners as they navigate through a time of remote and hybrid working,” said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “At Canon, we make it our priority to implement performance, usability and value into our A4 solutions, and we are honored to receive eight awards from Keypoint Intelligence, including BLI’s coveted 2021 A4 Line of the Year accolade, which showcase the strength and overall quality of these products.”
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