Line of the Year

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Wins 2016 A3 MFP Line of the Year

Winter 2016

Fairfield (NJ) – Canon U.S.A., Inc. is the winner of Buyers Laboratory LLC’s (BLI) most coveted award: 2016 A3 MFP Line of the Year. BLI, the world’s leading authority on document imaging devices and solutions, presents its most coveted Line of the Year honor once annually to the vendor whose product line is determined to be the best overall, with models at every level that excel in BLI’s rigorous two-month laboratory evaluations.

“Canon offers consistently outstanding products across its entire A3 line in nearly every speed band,” said BLI Editor George Mikolay. “From its exceptional reliability and ease of use, to its innovation and customizability, Canon’s A3 line is the industry benchmark among its competitors.”

Canon’s outstanding reliability, top-notch ease of operation and unsurpassed flexibility offer a winning combination of devices for users at every level. Canon’s uniFLOW platform includes support for a wide range of output-centric business operations, including cost accounting/recovery, print management and routing, document security, scan workflow, mobile printing and more, while Canon’s MEAP platform integrates with Canon and third-party software to provide even more embedded and cloud-based solutions to create a full business process solutions ecosystem. Canon currently has a total of 12 A3 Pick awards. In addition, 17 of Canon’s A3 models tested have earned a Highly Recommended rating.

“Canon strives to provide customers with a complete line of products to help them achieve their specific business needs, from low-end to high-end and black and white to full color outputs,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The Company is honored to receive a BLI award for 2016 A3 MFP Line of the Year, recognizing the broad strength and appeal of Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems.”

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

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