Alaris, Canon, and Epson Each Take Home a Summer 2019 Buyers Lab Pick Award in the Scanner Category

Summer 2019


Fairfield, NJ – Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, today announced its Pick award recipients in the Scanner category, with the accolades going to stellar devices from Alaris, Canon, and Epson. Awarded twice annually for office equipment, Picks acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in Buyers Lab’s extensive suite of lab tests in the previous six months.


The BLI Summer 2019 Scanner Pick awards go to the following exceptional devices*:



Alaris E1000 Series

Outstanding Scanner for SMBs



Canon imageFORMULA DR-G2140

Outstanding Mid-Volume Production Scanner



Epson DS-80W/WorkForce ES-60W

Outstanding Mobile Scanner


* Not all products are sold in all regions.



Alaris Helps SMBs Get the Most out of Their Digital Investments

“The Alaris E1000 series delivers an exceptional feature set that complements today’s document management and business process optimization solutions, helping SMBs maximize their ROI,” said Lee Davis, Editor of Scanner/Software Evaluation at Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “The bundled Smart Touch scan utility lets users create scanning shortcuts—complete with image enhancement and document processing settings, plus routing instructions—to streamline and standardize frequently recurring scanning chores. In addition, users can leverage Alaris Capture Pro Software to automate batch processing tasks, which reduces mistakes and gives workers more time to work on more important tasks.”


Canon Simplifies Production Scanning

“The modestly priced Canon imageFORMULA DR-G2140 combines fast scan speeds and robust batch-processing capabilities with an easy user experience to help workers in mid-volume production scanning environments be more productive,” said Joe Ellerman, Manager of U.S. Lab Operations at Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “We were very impressed with the device’s ability to capture indexing information using OCR and barcodes, and its automated batch-separation capabilities are also strong.”


Epson’s Mobile Scanners Make Life Easy for On-the-Go Workers

“The Epson DS-80W/WorkForce ES-60W mobile scanners help on-the-go-workers be productive no matter where they go,” Davis said. “Rare for mobile scanners, these devices come with a built-in lithium-ion battery so you can scan even if there isn’t a power outlet available. That, plus Wi-Fi connectivity delivers true-wireless scanning. Don’t let the devices' lightweight and compact design fool you—the Epson DS-80W/WorkForce ES-60W pack a powerful punch. Users can convert hardcopy documents into fully searchable, editable file types, clean up and edit scanned images, and integrate them directly into workflows, cloud services, business applications, and more.”



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About Buyers Lab Pick Awards

Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes our lab test earns Buyers Lab’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and our Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.


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