Canon collects an Outstanding Achievement Award for Hybrid Workplace Scan Technology and six Pick Awards across its A4 Multifunction Printer (MFP) and Standalone Printer ranges at BLI 2021 Winter Awards.
Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 01 February 2021: Canon is today proud to continue its rich history of success as winners of coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) Pick and Outstanding Achievement Awards with Keypoint Intelligencei honouring Canon with seven awards across its Scanner and A4 MFP ranges in the BLI Winter 2021 Awards.
This year, Canon earned an Outstanding Achievement Award for Hybrid Workplace Scan Technology, while sixii “exceptional” Canon A4 MFP and standalone printer devices received BLI Winter 2021 A4 Pick Awards.
Keypoint Intelligence is considered the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry. Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI Outstanding Achievement Awards acknowledge products or technologies that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, or value. Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI Picks Awards stand alone in the industry as hard-earned awards based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes its lab test earns the ‘Highly Recommended’ or ‘Recommended Seal’ and a Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.BLI Winter 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award - Scanner category
Awarded twice annually for office equipment, Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI Outstanding Achievement Awards acknowledge products or technologies that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, or value. To achieve Outstanding Achievement for Hybrid Workplace Scan Technology, Canon’s scanner technology delivered the best performances in Keypoint Intelligence lab testing over the past six months.
Recognised for bridging the divide between home and office, Keypoint Intelligence’s Lee Davis, Associate Director of Software/Scanners, said of Canon’s scanner technology: “COVID-19 didn’t just change how we work—it also changed where we work, creating a hybrid model where some employees work at home and others do so in the office. Among the scan-technology vendors evaluated by Keypoint Intelligence, Canon stands out for its complete portfolio of scanning technology that enables this new hybrid approach to work.”
The BLI Winter 2021 accolade is Canon’s first Outstanding Achievement Award for its scanner range. Since 2010, Canon’s scanner technology has achieved 11 BLI Pick Awards including: Outstanding Workgroup Scanner (2019); Outstanding Mid-Volume Production Scanner (2019); Outstanding Departmental Scanner (2017); and, Outstanding Budget-Friendly A3 Mid-Volume Production Scanner (2016).BLI Winter 2021 A4 Pick Awards - Canon wins across numerous MFP categories
Awarded twice annually for office equipment, BLI A4 Pick Awards acknowledge exceptional devices and products that gave the best performances in Keypoint Intelligence lab testing in the previous six months.
Of the fifteen BLI Winter 2021 Pick Awards, Keypoint Intelligence awarded six to Canon. This saw Canon achieve double the number accolades than any of the five other vendors recognised in the A4 category. BLI Winter 2021 A4 Pick Awards went to the following exceptional devices:
1. Outstanding A4 Colour MFP for Small Workgroups - Canon imageCLASS X C1127iF
2. Outstanding A4 MFP for Mid-Size to Large Workgroups - Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 527 Series
3. Outstanding A4 Colour MFP for SMBs - Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C257i
4. Outstanding Colour Printer for Small Workgroups - Canon i-SENSYS X C1127P
5. Outstanding Printer for Small/Home Offices - Canon i-SENSYS X C1238P Series
6. Outstanding A4 MFP for Small/Home Offices - Canon i-SENSYS X 1238 Series
Of Canon’s sweep across the various A4 categories, Kaitlin Shaw, Associate Director of A4 Hardware at Keypoint Intelligence, says: “Canon has an award-winning device to meet the needs of home offices to large workgroups, whether colour or monochrome, single-function or multifunction. The models have strong value propositions, delivered impressive performances, and offer strong usability, including intuitive touchscreens and simple routine maintenance. Administrative and security controls were also impressive, even on the lower-end devices. With hardware that stands out in so many ways, it’s no wonder Canon has taken home so many awards this season.”
Since 2010, Canon’s A4 models have secured 28 BLI Pick Awards.
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i Keypoint Intelligence is an independent authority on the document imaging industry.
ii The Canon i-SENSYS X C1127P, Canon i-SENSYS X C1238P Series, and Canon i-SENSYS X 1238 Series devices are not available in Australia or New Zealand.