Canon U.S.A. Earns Eight Summer “Pick” Awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC

  Canon U.S.A. Earns Eight Summer “Pick” Awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC

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MELVILLE, N.Y. -- August 19, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced
that eight of its imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageCLASS multifunction office
systems have earned Summer “Pick” awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) in
the A3, A4 and Energy Efficiency categories. Canon’s MFPs achieved high scores
in BLI’s tests for reliability, image quality, productivity, paper handling,
ease of use and more.

“The imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs that earned awards from BLI feature new and
improved capabilities from previous generations that further enhance the user
experience, streamline document workflows and optimize business processes for
better control and overall performance,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and
general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A.
“The two Canon models recognized for energy efficiency both have an energy
saving mode that uses less power than competitive MFPs tested by BLI.”

“The BLI awards won by Canon are evidence of the company’s focus on providing
its customers a variety of devices across a broad range of document imaging
categories,” said Daria Hoffman, BLI managing editor. “Many of Canon’s
products continue to provide excellent results during our extensive lab
testings year after year, and we look forward to seeing Canon continue to
provide best-in-class MFP solutions.”

Canon was recognized in the following categories:

A3 Size: This season, Canon’s devices lead the A3 category, resulting in a
total of five Summer “Pick” awards, featuring devices with multiple speed
bands in both color and monochrome sectors.  The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235 A3
color MFP, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5240 A3 color MFP, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5250
A3 color MFP, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6265 A3 monochrome MFP and imageRUNNER
ADVANCE 6275 A3 monochrome MFP were selected for outstanding overall
performance and superior reliability.

“It is a great accomplishment that, combined, these five devices produced more
than half a million impressions with no service calls and just two misfeeds
among them,” said George Mikolay, BLI senior product editor for A3 MFPs.

A4 Size: Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500iF has been awarded the “Pick” award
for “Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Large Workgroups.” The device provides
outstanding reliability, print quality and a single, flexible platform that
meets the needs of even the most challenging document-centric office
environments.

“Flawless reliability and top-notch productivity are just a few of this
device’s many assets,” said Ian Latham, BLI senior analyst. “Offering a
full-color, tiltable touchscreen that can be easily customized to each user’s
specific needs, this device is a snap to use.”

Energy Efficiency: Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255 and imageCLASS D530 have
earned BLI’s “Outstanding Achievement” award for their lower than average
energy consumption during BLI’s environmental testing. “Despite their vastly
different market segments, both devices achieved faster than average recovery
times from sleep mode and offer job review and proof modes to reduce paper and
consumables waste, which contributed to their five-star overall ratings,” said
Lisa Reider, BLI senior product editor for environmental testing.

BLI issues its “Pick” awards twice yearly, giving special recognition to the
hardware and software products that provided the best performance in the
independent testing firm’s rigorous evaluations. Hardware products undergo a
reliability test as well as a battery of tests to assess image quality,
productivity, paper handling, ease of use and network connectivity, among
others. Its “Outstanding Achievement” awards acknowledge products or
capabilities that stand out in qualities such as innovation, usefulness and
energy efficiency.

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. For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC and its Summer “Pick”
Awards, please visit www.buyerslab.com.

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 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com
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 responsibility. To keep
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news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.

Contact:

Editorial:
Michael Maloney
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
631-330-4613
mmaloney@cusa.canon.com
or
Emily Moran
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
631-330-2403
emmoran@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A. website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
 
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