Line of the Year

Panasonic Wins Prestigious 2019 Scanner Line of the Year Award from the Analysts at Keypoint Intelligence



Fairfield, NJ – Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Laboratory (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software, and services, today announced that Panasonic has won the coveted BLI 2019 Scanner Line of the Year award. Given once a year, this award recognizes the OEM whose product line as a whole stands above the rest in terms of the breadth of offerings and the prowess individual scanners exhibited in Buyers Lab’s testing.


“After another year of testing, Buyers Lab’s lab technicians and analysts agree that Panasonic’s portfolio of scanners proved to be the most impressive,” said Joe Ellerman, Keypoint Intelligence’s Manager of U.S. Lab Operations. “Each device that we tested this year was exceptional for its class, and the lineup received strong ratings in the Media Handling, Ease of Setup, Drivers/Software, Productivity, and OCR Performance categories. Four of those devices earned a Pick Award during Summer 2018, too.”


To determine the Scanner Line of the Year award recipient, Buyers Lab analysts consider current scanners in the OEM’s line that have been submitted for lab for testing. To judge the overall quality of the line, analysts look at the overall rating a scanner received after testing, as well as the ratings in key categories such as Reliability, Productivity, Media Handling, Image Quality, Ease of Setup, Drivers/Utilities, OCR Performance, and Value.


“Panasonic’s portfolio of scanners addresses a lot of demands from the marketplace in the digital transformation era,” said Lee Davis, Keypoint Intelligence’s Editor of Scanner/Software Evaluation. “Customers want to be able to extract specific information from any kind of document they scan, convert them into searchable, editable electronic images that look crystal clear, and send them anywhere, anytime—and they want it all with the touch of one button. These are the core competencies of Panasonic’s devices.”


“We are thrilled that our document scanners have been selected as Buyers Lab’s 2019 Scanner Line of the Year,” said Joseph Odore, Product Manager of Document & Imaging Products at Panasonic Corporation of North America. “To streamline business-critical processes, companies are looking for technology that is intuitive, reliable and efficient. Winning this award for our document scanner technology stands as a testament to Panasonic’s innovation and legacy as a technology leader.”



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About Buyers Lab Line of the Year Awards

Line of the Year awards salute the companies that both provide a broad range of hardware or software and whose products consistently performed above average throughout testing. Much consideration is also made by Buyers Lab 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.


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