Outstanding Achievement

Canon Scanner Recognized for Outstanding Value

Winter 2015

Canon Scanner Recognized for Outstanding Value


January 12, 2015 – Hackensack (NJ) – When compared against competitive A3 scanners in its speed range, the 60-ppm (120 ipm) Canon imageFORMULA DR-M1060 offers a lower than average list price, lower than average estimated total cost of ownership (TCO) and lower than average cost per scan. In fact, the unit’s estimated TCO is about 30 percent lower than average, which helped it earn a BLI Outstanding Achievement award for Value for the Winter 2015 award season.

“Canon is honored to be recognized with a BLI 2014 ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award for ‘Value,’” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Business Imaging Solutions Group. “We are proud to be recognized for providing our customers with uncompromising dedication to product value, reliability, service and support. Document capture is an increasingly important aspect of business workflow. The combination of Canon scanners along with leading software technology continues to drive significant benefits to Canon customers across multiple industries.”

The unit handles a wider than average range of paper weights through its ADF. It also offers Folio Mode, which captures the front and back of a scanned item and then digitally stitches the images together to form one image, for example. Full auto mode automatically activates all of the features available through the driver, such as de-skew. Via the bundled CaptureOnTouch utility, users can customize up to nine profiles for frequently used operations. The unit also comes bundled with Kofax VRS software for additional image manipulation tools.

“For customers worried that affordability may come at the sacrifice of functionality, they should look no further than the DR-M1060 to break that stereotype,” said Lisa Reider, BLI’s senior product editor for scanners. “In addition to its lower than average price, the scanner provides a user-friendly scan utility that won a BLI Outstanding Achievement award in 2010, as well as a wide selection of image enhancements, easy to use hardware design and competitive scan speeds.”

Other features include a dedicated double-feed release button at the control panel, which allows users to ignore double feeds for documents scanned with sticky notes or photos attached, for example, and a smaller than average storage footprint. The Canon imageFORMULA DR-M1060 is recommended by BLI for workgroups and departments with periodic A3 scanning needs.

Stay tuned for upcoming Buyers Lab Pick, Outstanding Achievement and Line of the Year award announcements in the following categories:

January 13: A3 MFPs
January 14: A4 Printer and Printer MFPs
January 15: Energy-Efficient A3 and A4 Printer- and Copier-based devices

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