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Canon scoops three Buyers Laboratory awards

Camera maker takes ‘Winter Pick’, ‘Line of the Year’ accolades at BLI 2013 ceremony

Canon scoops three Buyers Laboratory awards
Canon took three accolades at the BLI 2013 awards.

Imaging solutions company Canon announced this week that it has received two ‘Winter Pick' awards and a ‘Line of the Year' award from testing and research organisation Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) for software products within its imaging solutions portfolio.

BLI presented the imaging firm with the BLI Winter 2013 ‘Pick' Award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation for Universal Login Manager; the BLI Winter 2013 ‘Pick' Award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation for Quick Print Tool in Canon's iW Desktop; and BLI's ‘Solutions Line of the Year' Honours for Canon's solutions portfolio.

This is the first time that BLI has presented ‘Solutions Line of the Year' honours in Europe and it follows the introduction of BLIs new ‘Solutions Center' test facility. Canon's solutions line award covers the range of software categories that BLI covers in its facility.

"Customers are increasingly coming to rely on document imaging software solutions to streamline mission-critical business processes, increase the productivity of knowledge workers, and leverage their existing investment in imaging hardware," said Jamie Bsales, senior product editor for solutions at BLI.

"Canon offers an unrivalled catalogue of software products in the key areas that can make a real difference to a customer's document-centric processes."

Categories tested included document management / ECM, document capture & workflow, accounting / cost control & recovery, print management, device management, mobile printing and security. Many of the products covered, including Canon's uniFLOW and Nuance Equitrac offering for accounting, cost control & recovery and print management, were awarded 5-stars in BLI's hands-on solutions reports, according to Canon.

"Canon developed the iW Desktop Quick Print Tool to help address everyday office publishing challenges and our tool offers easy drag-and-drop print and PDF publishing right from your desktop. The development of our Universal Login Manager, meanwhile, was driven by the growing market demands for tighter control of print output" said Hendrik Verbrugghe, marketing director, Canon Middle East.

"Our primary goal is to address the key challenges that our customers are facing around controlling costs, securing confidential information and enhancing user workflows. Our solutions deliver all of this in a simple but effective way. We are delighted that BLI has recognised our achievements in innovation for products across our solutions portfolio."

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