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Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off 2015 With Multiple Winter Pick Awards From Buyers Laboratory LLC


MELVILLE, N.Y., February 6, 2015 - Twice a year, Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) recognizes printing hardware and software that deliver outstanding performance within their respective industry categories. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Company has received five Winter 2015 "Pick" awards from BLI for some if its imageCLASS products, the imageFORMULA DR-M1060 scanner, as well as its imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6255 system and uniFLOW v 5.3 software platform.

"Canon technology performed well in their respective categories, for instance the highly reliable imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6255 stood out from the competition in a number of ways, making it the clear winner in its category," said George Mikolay, BLI's senior product editor for A3 Copiers/MFPs. "With its exceptional print productivity, ease of use and more, this device offers everything mid-to high-volume office environments could want."

"Canon is honored to be recognized with five BLI Winter Pick awards," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "These honors are a testament not only to Canon's commitment to producing outstanding printing and scanning devices, but also the Company's dedication to combine these technologies with versatile and efficient software solutions that help businesses maximize productivity."

These awards include:

imageFORMULA DR-M1060 Scanner: "Outstanding Achievement award for Value"

The imageFORMULA DR-M1060 scanner offers an efficient document capture system for departments in various industries, such as legal and financial services, healthcare, and construction. Designed to handle ledger-sized documents, the desktop DR-M1060 scanner provides powerful information management as well as a space-saving design to help increase office workspace. When combined with the bundled software, the DR-M1060 scanner can help reduce document preparation time by converting documents into editable electronic files, enhance scanned images and create and share PDFs.

imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6255 System: "Outstanding 51-60ppm A3 Monochrome MFP"

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6255 MFP system helps transform workflow from a sequence of individual processes to a unified flow of shared information. A center for digital communications, this model provides outstanding output quality and can help to increase productivity in high-volume office environments by streamlining workflow processes. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6255 is equipped with an easy to use interface and MEAP platform for elegant integration with select software solutions such as uniFLOW and Therefore and select cloud-based storage systems1 to help increase workflow efficiency.

imageCLASS MF229dw and imageCLASS MF227dw printers: "Outstanding Personal Monochrome MFP"

The Canon imageCLASS MF229dw and imageCLASS MF227dw multifunction laser printers offer ease of use and robust feature sets in all-in-one, compact device form factors. With black &white touch panels for simple navigation, these models help users save time by offering a customizable home screen to quickly access their most frequently utilized features. The imageCLASS MF229dw and imageCLASS MF227dw can print and copy high-quality monochrome documents at speeds of up to 28 pages-per-minute (ppm) and also provide quick first print times of approximately 6 seconds.2 The imageCLASS MF220 series offers various mobile printing and mobile scanning capabilities when used in conjunction with the Canon Mobile Printing App3 for your business user on the go needs.

imageCLASS MF6180dw and imageCLASS MF6160dw printers: "Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency"

Canon's aim of providing energy-efficient products is evident in the new Canon imageCLASS MF6180dw and imageCLASS MF6160dw printers. Excellent for cost-effective black and white printing in connected multi-user businesses, the MF6100 series incorporates an Energy-Saving Mode that uses approximately 2.6 watts of power and meets ENERGY STAR® Guidelines for energy efficiency, helping businesses save money on their energy costs.

uniFLOW v5.3 solution: "Outstanding Document Imaging Solution Suite"

Since 2011, each version of uniFLOW has won BLI 'Pick" honors and uniFLOW v5.3 is no exception. uniFLOW integrated software platform provides an efficient solution to help encourage maximum productivity in the printing process. The uniFLOW v5.3 solution includes mobile print3, advanced scanning, document routing and accounting capabilities, while also giving customers the insights and control to help organizations identify where they may be able to reduce costs and optimize their printing and scanning workflows. Enhanced from previous versions, the uniFLOW v5.3 solution offers a variety of new features, including enhanced scanning to compatible document management systems, compatible enterprise content management applications and connectivity to various third party cloud-based services such as Box.com, Dropbox, Evernote®, OneDrive and Google Drive4.

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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2014, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the 11th consecutive year. 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. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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 consumables. For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail info@buyerslab.com.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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1 Cloud Connect for imageRUNNER ADVANCE is a MEAP application enabling connectivity between supported imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices and the Google Drive online storage service. Storage capacity and any pricing thereof is based on the third-party cloud provider's current offering, at its sole discretion. Your cloud account is subject to the third-party cloud provider's terms and conditions. Neither Canon Inc. nor Canon U.S.A., Inc. represents or warrants any third party product, service or feature referenced hereunder.

2 Print speeds are based on internal testing. Print and copy speeds may vary depending on the number of copies selected, as well as on the settings for size, type, and orientation of paper.

3 Requires Canon Mobile Printing app, available free on the App Store, SM and Google Play; compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, Original iPad, iPad mini, and iPad mini Retina running OS 5.1 - 7.1.1. Supports Android Tablets and Phones running OS 3.0 - 4.4.

4 Storage capacity and any pricing thereof is based on the third-party cloud provider's current offering, at its sole discretion. Your cloud account is subject to the third-party cloud provider's terms and conditions. Neither Canon Inc. nor Canon U.S.A., Inc. represents or warrants any third party product, service or feature referenced hereunder.