imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX and uniFLOW Online recognised for supporting hybrid work environments with exceptional reliability, usability and data protection capabilities
India, 11 March 2022 - Canon announced that it has won the coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) 2022 A3 Line of the Year Award as well as the BLI Pick Award for Outstanding Cloud Output Management Solution from Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry. The BLI 2022 Pick Award marked the fourth consecutive year that Canon’s uniFLOW Online received an outstanding cloud output management accolade.
“We are truly honoured, once again, to be presented with the BLI A3 Line of the Year Award, and the Pick Award for Outstanding Cloud Output Management Solution in recognition of our innovation efforts,” said Mr. K. Bhaskhar, Senior Vice President – BIS Segment, Canon India “The wins reaffirm Canon’s commitment to delivering reliable devices and practical solutions to businesses operating in these changing times. We will continue to meet the requirements of today’s hybrid work environments by combining the best of our technologies and constant innovation.”
BLI 2022 A3 Line of the Year Award
Deemed best overall based on rigorous lab evaluations, Canon’s range of A3 multi-function devices, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX series earned the highest overall rating from Keypoint Intelligence. To determine the overall quality of the product line, analysts took into consideration the ratings in many key areas, including reliability and usability.
“Canon has assembled an excellent lineup of A3 MFPs that deliver exceptional performance and have the same well-designed touchscreen that boosts productivity even more,” said Pete Emory, Director of Research & Lab Services US/Asia at Keypoint Intelligence. “Not only has Canon won big with multiple BLI Winter 2022 A3 Pick Awards and this BLI 2022 A3 Line of Year Award, the company completed the incredible hat trick by earning the BLI 2022-2024 Most Reliable A3 Brand Award – all during this same awards cycle. It is clear that Canon has an A3 MFP for any customer, and it is also clear that users can rely on Canon A3 MFPs to get the job done accurately and efficiently.”
BLI Outstanding Cloud Output Management Solution Pick Award
Recognised as one of the most impressive solutions evaluated by Keypoint Intelligence during the previous 12-month test cycle, Canon’s cloud-based print management solution, uniFLOW Online proved its ability to help businesses track and control print, scan and copy activities from different environments effectively through a single platform in the cloud. Supporting hybrid work environments through frequent updates, uniFLOW Online enables remote and in-office users to work with additional cloud solutions, automate scanning process while protecting valuable business data.
“For the fourth time in as many years, Canon’s uniFLOW Online is taking home a BLI Award for Outstanding Cloud Output Management Solution,” said Lee Davis, Associate Director of Software/Scanners at Keypoint Intelligence. “The solution’s continued success should not come as a surprise, as Canon has been continually upgrading and improving the solution, ensuring that customers have access to the latest output management capabilities available.”
About Keypoint Intelligence
For 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. Customers have harnessed this mission-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales enablement, and operational excellence to improve business goals and increase bottom lines. With a central focus on clients, Keypoint Intelligence continues to evolve as the industry changes by expanding offerings and updating methods, while intimately understanding and serving manufacturers’, channels’, and their customers’ transformation in the digital printing and imaging sector.
About BLI Line of the Year Awards
Line of the Year Awards salute the companies that provide a broad range of hardware or software and whose products consistently performed above average throughout testing. Much consideration is also made by Keypoint Intelligence analysts and technicians in areas such as ease of use, features, and value, across an entire portfolio for that product area, with the end result being the most prestigious Buyers Lab Awards offered.
About BLI Document Imaging Software Pick Awards
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 Keypoint Intelligence lab test earns a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze rating, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.
About Canon Group
Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the 'Kyosei' philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare, and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan to serve society with advanced technologies and become a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 was the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 376 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,776 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2017)
About Canon India
Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is the sales and marketing subsidiary of Canon Inc., a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon India markets a comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. The company today has offices in 10 cities across India with warehousing facilities at 6 locations and employs over 1000 staff and over 850 channel partners. Canon India enjoys a vast retail presence across the country through Canon Image Square (CIS) stores, PIXMA Zones and BIS Lounges. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 632 towns covering 19,118 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 163 Camera collection points, 14 Camera repair centers, 290 Printer repair centers, 191 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of January 01, 2022).
In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World-class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including Digital Production Printers, Large Format Printers, Commercial Printers, Multi-Functional Devices, Managed Document Services, Inkjet & Laser Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, Digital Cameras, DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras, Cinematic Imaging Products, Surveillance cameras and Medical Imaging products catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs.
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