Canon Document Imaging Software Portfolio Earns 2013 Solutions Line of the Year Award from Buyers Lab

  Canon Document Imaging Software Portfolio Earns 2013 Solutions Line of the
  Year Award from Buyers Lab

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MELVILLE, N.Y. -- February 21, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the
Company has earned the Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) “2013 Solutions Line of the
Year” award for its extensive portfolio of document imaging software.
Additionally, Canon was recognized in several individual product categories,
including Outstanding Output Management Solution for its uniFLOW v5.1
software, Outstanding Achievement in Innovation for its Quick Printing Tool,
and Outstanding Achievement in Innovation for its Universal Login Manager.

The BLI Solutions Line of the Year award is a yearly recognition of the
document imaging provider that offers the strongest and most comprehensive
solutions portfolio across a range of software categories. After close
evaluation, BLI determined that Canon has the most impressive solutions lineup
overall of any original equipment manufacturer in the areas BLI Solutions
Center covers, which include accounting/cost control and recovery, print
management, document capture and workflow, document management, device
management, mobile printing and security solutions.

“Canon is very pleased to have been recognized by BLI for our comprehensive
portfolio of software solutions,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general
manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “We believe
that tight integration of software is a critical component in addressing
customer workflow challenges and delivering solutions that help lessen
business process complexity, operating costs, and drive enhanced worker

“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 unrivaled catalog of software products in the key areas
that can make a real difference to a customer’s document-centric processes.”

In addition to receiving the overall Solutions Line of the Year award, the
following Canon offerings were recognized by BLI to receive awards in their
respective categories:

Canon uniFLOW v5.1 for “Outstanding Output Management Solution”: Ideal for any
size business, Canon’s uniFLOW v5.1 software is designed to help save time and
money by providing effective and streamlined control over an entire print and
multifunction device fleet. With v5.1, users can submit or release their print
jobs more securely using a smart phone or tablet, and the software can also
provide detailed device information such as meter counts, toner levels, or
error for efficient device management.

Canon Quick Printing Tool for “Outstanding Achievement in Innovation”: As part
of the imageRUNNER Advance Desktop, the Canon Quick Printing Tool is located
on the user's PC desktop and displays an icon which, when moused over,
converts to a "quick menu." Offering four shortcuts to the frequently used
functions "Print," "Fax," "Convert to PDF," and "Print Preview," which
accesses the Office Make-Ready/Binder area, users can drag-and-drop documents
on one of these buttons to get instant access to that function.

Canon Universal Login Manager for “Outstanding Achievement in Innovation”: The
Canon Universal Login Manager (ULM) is a server-less application for
imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices, which provides an easy and convenient solution
for user authentication. Utilizing AMS (Access Management System), found on
all imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices, ULM allows comprehensive control of access on
a per-user basis, and is programmed with a simple user authentication that
includes image login and proximity card login support. Delivering basic usage
and cost reporting functionality, the ULM is ideal for small- to medium-sized

These recent awards from BLI follow December’s news that Canon’s line of
multifunction devices featuring imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE models
were named the Buyers Laboratory 2013 “Line of the Year for Energy

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
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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

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