In recognition of the outstanding performance of its office technology product portfolio, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the Company has received 10 awards from Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI) for outstanding performance in quality and key environmental benefits. Honorees range from Canon’s imagePROGRAF iPF6350, large-format printer to Canon’s uniFLOW v5.0, output management solution.
“Canon is honored to receive these prestigious awards from Buyers Lab,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manger, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “We are proud to be recognized for providing innovative, eco-conscious technology that meets the overall demands of corporate environments, while delivering great value and performance.”
Twice a year, BLI, a leading independent office equipment test lab, rewards those products that have provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests with “Pick of the Year” awards. BLI’s awards are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that take approximately two months to complete and include an extensive durability test during a portion of which each unit is run at the manufacturer’s maximum duty cycle.
Spanning multiple product lines, including Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction products, imageCLASS small office/home office solutions, imageFORMULA scanners, imagePROGRAF large format printers and software output management solutions, each product was recognized as “Outstanding” in its respective category by BLI. Honors include:
Offering outstanding speed and efficiency in print mode, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6075 model meets the needs of large corporate offices and workgroups. Engineered for high-volume traffic, this digital monochrome model rapidly scans, prints, copies, faxes and distributes documents with precision and ease. Advanced management tools and multiple in-line finishing options help produce professional documents with ease. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6075 model delivers output speeds of up to 75 ppm in black-and-white and single pass duplex scanning at speeds of up to 200 ipm (duplex, 300dpi, black-and-white) in an easy-to-operate, user-friendly design.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6055 offers outstanding speed and efficiency when printing in order to meet the needs of large corporate offices and workgroups. Engineered for high-volume traffic, this digital monochrome model rapidly scans, prints, copies, faxes and distributes documents with precision and ease. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6055 delivers output speeds of up to 55 ppm in black-and-white and single pass duplex scanning at speeds of up to 200 ipm (duplex, 300dpi, black-and-white). The product also features a range of collaboration tools, streamlined one-step operations for complicated tasks, and the power to perform multiple jobs concurrently.
With the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051 model, small departments and workgroups can experience a simplified and more productive document workflow. The smooth integration of hardware, software, and services ensures that every user experiences remarkable efficiency. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051 delivers print speeds of up to 51 ppm and a 150 sheet single pass duplex scanning at speeds of up to 100 ipm (duplex, 300 dpi) for letter-sized documents in both black-and-white and color. The easy-to-use icon-driven user interface has a dual Main Menu / Quick Menu structure to enable immediate access to user’s frequently used functions. In keeping with Canon’s commitment to the environment, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051 meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency and complies with the RoHS and WEEE directives for reduction of hazardous substances and waste products.
The MF5880dn is outfitted with cost-saving tools and auto duplex functionality, energy-saving technologies and Department ID Management, which enables users to set limits on who can use the machine and how much they can print, copy or scan. With built-in Fax Forwarding and Send functionality, users are able to send their incoming faxes, internet faxes and scanned documents to an email address or network folder.
Commenting on the two products which were honored with “Outstanding Achievement” awards for energy efficiency, Lisa Reider, BLI’s senior product editor for environmental testing, said, “Canon’s commitment to saving energy shines through again with the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051 and imageCLASS MF5880dn models. It’s refreshing to see that some claims aren’t just green hype.”
imageRUNNER ADVANCE Essentials is comprised of three different components: imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop, Workflow Composer and Tracker. Each component helps businesses attain a higher-quality and efficiency of work in less time. imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop is a user-friendly PC application that incorporates the hardware devices and software programs, helping users process documents more efficiently with document management, device collaboration, and document manipulation tools. Workflow Composer and MEAP Connectors increase the efficiency of routine operations. By creating and registering a combination of functions that are frequently used on models as “a flow,” the user can repeatedly use these functions with the simple press of a button while also seamlessly delivering documents to back-end systems. imageRUNNER ADVANCE Tracker is a Serverless device-embedded output tracking solution, enabled by the MEAP technology of imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems. It tracks all copy, print, scan, and fax usage by users and departments, allowing administrators to easily see usage patterns.
BLI recognized uniFLOW v5.0 based on its ability to address document security, routing, print management and cost control/recovery needs. With uniFLOW v5.0 various modules are available, covering an array of functionality, which allows customers to tailor the product to their particular situation. According to BLI, “uniFLOW v5.0′s key advantage is its ability to offer a single, unified solution to handle a range of tasks that would otherwise require multiple software packages, each with their own server, client and embedded MFP components. The breadth of output management requirements uniFLOW v5.0 can fulfill make it unique among document imaging solutions BLI has tested to date.”
The imagePROGRAF iPF6350, 24-inch large format printer was designed for professionals in the graphic, fine art, photography and proofing markets that seek the highest possible standards for quality-control and image reproduction. A larger color spectrum is produced by a 12-Color LUCIA EX pigment ink set, increasing the achievable color gamut by approximately 20% from the previous imagePROGRAF 12-color series. The iPF6350 is equipped with a large 80GB hard drive, geared to increase productivity in high volume printing and streamlined workflows, while allowing for faster processing of large files as well as the ability to reprint jobs directly from the printer.
The sleek and compact design of the LBP6000 allows it to conveniently fit on any home desk or table to increase work space and productivity. Delivering 19 pages per minute, Quick First Print of approximately 8 seconds, advanced print modes, and a 150-sheet front loading cassette, the imageCLASS LBP6000 can satisfy any small business or home office user looking for quality laser output. To deliver high-quality prints, the LBP6000 incorporates the Canon Single Cartridge System, which combines the toner, drum and development unit in one easy-to-replace cartridge, resulting in excellent image quality retention and eliminating the complication and warehousing of separate toner and drum consumables.
Developed to address the needs of today’s fast-paced end-users, the new Color imageCLASS MF9280Cdn laser multifunction printer allows small businesses and workgroups to maximize productivity with convenient print, copy, fax, scan and send functionality in a fully networkable device. Ideal for multi-user environments, the MF9280Cdn features a variety of technologies found in many high-end commercial copiers to maximize office efficiency, including User ID Management control, which allows network administrators to monitor and limit print output, and an Auto-Duplex function to reduce paper costs and increase productivity. Additionally, for the first time from Canon imageCLASS, the MF9280Cdn features an LDAP address book, allowing documents to be sent instantly.
Canon office solutions products are available immediately through Authorized Canon U.S.A. Dealers and Resellers. For more information visit www.usa.canon.com.