Outstanding Achievement

Two Scanners Earn Outstanding Achievement Awards for Value

Summer 2015

Two Scanners Earn Outstanding Achievement Awards for Value

August 3, 2015 – Fairfield (NJ) – During BLI’s Summer 2015 scanner test season, two devices stood out among their peers for offering significantly lower than average pricing coupled with most of the features one would typically desire in a scanner: the Canon imageFORMULA DR-F120 and the Brother ImageCenter ADS-2500We.

Along with its lower than average suggested retail price, the Brother ImageCenter ADS-2500We provides a lower than average estimated total cost of ownership and associated cost per scan after three years of use. Adding to its overall value are its host of bundled solutions and built-in cloud connectors that help end users get up and running quickly.

“With an estimated total cost of ownership about 38% lower than average and a street price that’s about 63% lower than average, the Brother ImageCenter ADS-2500We offers a value not typically found on network scanners with touchscreen capabilities,” said Lisa Reider, BLI’s senior product editor for scanners. “In fact, it is one of the most affordable touchscreen-equipped network scanners available in its class. This low price provides network scan options for workgroups and departments looking for a central scan station to expedite their capture needs.”

“We are thrilled that BLI has recognized the ADS-2500We as the ideal product for mid-market workgroups that require high-quality scanning with features that fit today’s office environment and budget needs,” said Brother International’s Director of Marketing – SMB Laser & Scanner Products Steve Feldstein. “Brother continues to strive to provide businesses with solutions that drive success.”

When compared against competitive flatbed-equipped scanners, the Canon imageFORMULA DR-F120 has a lower than average suggested retail price, estimated total cost of ownership and associated cost per scan. The unit also provides a very easy to navigate hardware and software bundle that help to ease the burden on novice users.

“Canon strives to provide customers with the proper tools to maximize their return on investment,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Receiving a BLI Summer 2015 Pick award for Outstanding Achievement in Value demonstrates the company’s efforts to offer customers cost-effective devices to increase efficiency. One of the most affordable flatbed-equipped scanners in its speed range, the imageFORMULA DR-F120 features an automatic document feeder and a flatbed to help simplify and streamline the way companies do business.”

“In addition to its very good overall performance during testing, the Canon imageFORMULA DR-F120’s suggested retail price and estimated total cost of ownership after three years of use are among the most affordable of flatbed-equipped scanners in its speed range, helping to bring the versatility of a flatbed to price-conscious workgroups,” said BLI’s Reider. “In fact, while the SRP is 36% lower than average, its TCO is about 48% lower than average.”

Stay tuned for upcoming Buyers Lab Pick, Outstanding Achievement and Line of the Year award announcements in the following categories:
August 4: Solutions Awards
August 5: A4 Printer and Printer MFP Awards
August 6: Energy Efficiency and A3 Copier-based Awards

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