Auckland, New Zealand - Keypoint Intelligence, the leading market research firm and independent evaluator of print and smart workplace technology and services, announces that Canon U.S.A., Inc., has won the coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023 A4 Line of the Year Award. Given once a year, this accolade recognizes the vendor that offers a hardware lineup that is deemed best overall based on rigorous Keypoint Intelligence lab evaluations. Canon previously won this award in 2021.
To determine the A4 Line of the Year Award recipient, Keypoint Intelligence considers current MFPs and printers in the OEM’s portfolio that have been submitted for lab testing, along with previously tested devices that are still available. To judge the overall quality of the line, analysts look at the overall rating a device received after testing, as well as the ratings in many critical areas such as reliability, value, usability, image quality, and speed.
“Canon’s ever-evolving portfolio of award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX, imageCLASS X, and MAXIFY GX A4 models is unmatched when it comes to meeting and exceeding the needs of virtually all home, hybrid, and office environments,” said Rachel Dean, Technical Editor in Keypoint Intelligence’s Office Group. “All tested devices have delivered consistently superior performance, from first-rate user-friendliness for users and IT administrators to strong image quality and superb speed test results. What’s more, some devices attained excellent scan speeds—critical for the digitization demands of today’s hybrid workforce.
“Flexible cloud and mobile workflows as well as the protection of an elite security offering add even more value to an already stellar value proposition,” Dean continued. “It is plainly obvious that Canon has expertly designed a range of A4 devices that can suit any requirement—color or monochrome, single-function or multifunction, or otherwise. This impressive A4 lineup enables secure and productive collaboration demanded by today’s rapidly changing ways of working. The strength and span of Canon’s portfolio make it the deserving winner of the BLI 2023 A4 Line of the Year Award.”
Buyers Lab Document Imaging Software Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards based on rigorous testing, including evaluation of key attributes such as features, usability, and value. Each product that passes its lab test earns a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze rating, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.
Buyers Lab Document Imaging Software Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards as they are based on rigorous testing, including evaluation of key attributes such as features, usability, and value. Each product that passes its lab test earns a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze rating, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.