Line of the Year

Canon Wins BLI's First Line of the Year Award for Energy Efficiency

Winter 2013

Canon Wins BLI’s First Line of the Year Award for Energy Efficiency


November 13, 2012 – Hackensack (NJ) – Buyers Laboratory LLC, the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, announced today that Canon has won BLI’s first “Line of the Year” award for “Energy Efficiency” for its A3 line of MFPs, which consistently exhibit significantly lower than average energy consumption while running BLI’s real-world environmental job stream test.

The award was based on the energy consumption of current Canon models tested to date, including the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4025, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2030, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5035, imageRUNNER 3245i, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4051, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051 and imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6075. Each device was compared against tested competitive models that are considered current in each manufacturer’s product line. Any devices that achieved an energy consumption rate more than 35% below the competitive average were eligible for the “Line” award. The tested energy consumption of Canon’s eligible devices ranged from 37% to as much as 62% below their competitive averages.

“Canon’s commitment to producing energy-efficient products has been clear for the past few years now. But we haven’t had as complete a sampling of its product line until now,” said Pete Emory, BLI’s manager of laboratory testing. “Now, with highly energy-efficient monochrome and color devices ranging in speed from 20 ppm to 75 ppm and spanning five industry segments from 1 to 5, it’s plain for anyone to see the significantly lower than average energy results available throughout Canon’s A3 product line.”

Although the “Line” award criteria include only new and current models tested to date, Canon has consistently earned recognition for the environmental performances of its A3 and A4 document imaging products over the past four years. In fact, Canon has won a total of 18 BLI “Outstanding Achievement” awards for energy efficiency to date—more than any other vendor.

Moreover, many of the these models come with additional ways for users to reduce their overall environmental impact, such as toner-save mode to reduce toner use, automatic duplexing functionality, job review mode and the ability to fax or scan without completely warming up the device. Color-capable models also come defaulted to auto-color mode, which helps to limit color toner consumption by automatically detecting monochrome documents and allowing the device to switch to black toner instead of using a composite black (a mix of CMYK toners). For further details, BLI Environmental Test Reports are available for all units listed, save for the recently tested imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255, which will have an environmental report available in the coming months.

Stay tuned for upcoming Buyers Lab award announcements in the following categories:
November 14: Wide-Format “Pick” and Outstanding Achievement Awards
November 15: 2013 Wide-Format Line of the Year
BLI’s 2013 Winter “Pick” awards in the A3, A4, Scanner and Solutions categories are scheduled for announcement in January.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

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