Canon Wins Multiple BLI PaceSetter Awards for Its Acclaimed Enterprise Solutions

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 4, 2018 – Based on research BLI conducted on the enterprise market and
testing in the Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI) lab, Canon U.S.A.,
Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, wins the BLI Pacesetter Award for
its imageRUNNER ADVANCE lineup’s end-to-end ease of use. Several imageCLASS solutions
received Summer 2018 BLI Pick Award recognition for Outstanding Printer for Small
and Home Offices, or Outstanding MFP for Small-to-Medium Businesses.

According to BLI, to determine which manufacturers are
market leaders deserving of the PaceSetter Award, BLI analysts conducted an
in-depth study on tested Ease of Use functionality, focusing on features
relating to enterprise work habits and environments. Key evaluation areas included print, copy, and
scan functions, as well as job management, feedback, control panels, loading
media, and misfeed removal. Pick Award selections, awarded twice annually for
office equipment, acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in
BLI’s lab tests in the previous six months.

BLI PaceSetter Award in Ease of Use: Enterprise
Devices 2018-2019

intuitive MFP operation is well apparent in the results collected during our
study,” says George Mikolay, Associate Director of Copiers/Production for
Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab. “Wasted time at the MFP for employees could
literally translate to losing thousands of dollars. Thankfully, Canon has been
integrating features to facilitate ease of use, like intuitive control panels,
job prioritization, and the ability to create shortcuts.”

BLI analysts
ranked Canon’s control panel as easy to use and intuitively customizable. Users
can store 60-plus personal and shared buttons to further streamline scan and
copy workflows. Since this same control panel is available across Canon’s third-generation
imageRUNNER ADVANCE second edition line, employees moving around the
organization will lose no time recognizing processes at the MFP. Additionally, Canon
impressed when it came to job management, allowing urgent jobs to be easily
prioritized and modified.

BLI’s Summer 2018 Outstanding Printer and MFP Pick Awards

Canon received
the following Summer 2018 BLI Pick Awards for three of its compact, high-speed
black-and-white imageCLASS products for their strong performance in BLI

  • Canon
    imageCLASS LBP214dw/imageCLASS LBP215dw Printer
    • Outstanding Printer for Small and Home Offices, Summer 2018
  • Canon imageCLASS MF525dw MFP
    • Outstanding MFP for SMBs, Summer 2018

“Compact and
easy-to-use, the imageCLASS LBP214dw/LBP215dw printers and imageCLASS MF525dw
MFP are ideal for lower-volume workgroups that need a fast and reliable
monochrome device,” says Tony Maceri, Senior Lab Technician for Keypoint
Intelligence – Buyers Lab. “The products keep workers productive through
intuitive design and robust mobile support, letting them stay connected even while
away from their PCs.”

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About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

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