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Canon U.S.A. Receives Numerous Accolades in 2015 Summer "Pick" Awards from Buyers Laboratory, LLC

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 11, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the Company has received four 2015 Summer "Pick" awards from Buyers Laboratory, LLC. Deemed outstanding in their respective categories, products awarded include select models from the imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imageCLASS and imageFORMULA product lines, as well as the Therefore information management solution.

"Canon is honored to be recognized with four BLI Summer Pick awards," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "These awards represent the Company's commitment to providing customers with reliable business products and solutions, as well as Canon's pledge to continue striving for sustainable business practices and helping to preserve the environment and its resources for future generations."

After analyzing the results for the top performers in a range of solutions, printer, scanner and MFP categories, BLI is proud to award Canon with four Summer 'Picks'," said Pete Emory, director of Research & Lab Services, BLI. "Without question, reliability is the most important aspect of performance, but for many customers today, workflow integration, affordability and energy efficiency are also key factors in their purchasing decision. With a wide breadth of products and solutions, Canon managed to deliver an impressive combination of these areas."

BLI 2015 Summer ?Pick? honors

BLI 2015 Summer "Pick" honors include:

Outstanding Achievement in Value: Canon imageFORMULA DR-F120 Document


From archiving fragile documents and digitizing bound education materials to supporting the documentation of manufacturing and construction plans, the imageFORMULA DR-F120 scanner offers customers an array of methods to streamline paper-based workflows.

As one of the most affordable flatbed-equipped scanners in its speed range, the imageFORMULA DR-F120 document scanner features both an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and a flatbed to help simplify the process of converting documents into editable electronic files, creating PDFs and organizing paper-based information. Combining a simple user experience with an array of advanced features, this device can scan up to 20 pages for one sided documents or 36 images per minute for double-sided documents in black and white/grayscale.1

Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency: Canon imageCLASS MF229dw Black & White Laser Multifunction Printer

During BLI's testing, the imageCLASS MF229dw used 48 percent less energy than its average competitor. The Canon imageCLASS MF229dw embodies the Canon corporate philosophy of Kyosei, emphasizing the harmony of environmental commitment and economic interests in all of the Company's business activities.

Often overlooked, energy savings add up to real dollars over the life of an MFP. For home office users and small businesses focused on tightly managing expenses, the imageCLASS MF229dw offers enhanced energy savings as one of a number of ways to aide customers in achieving better total cost of ownership.

In addition to using less energy, the multifunction printer incorporates the Quiet Mode2 option, which helps reduce operation noise for home office users who desire quiet printing and copying at night time, as well as business users and office managers who do not wish to disturb their colleagues.

Outstanding Color MFP for Mid-Size to Large Workgroups:

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF Color Multifunction System

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF MFP is equipped to create efficiencies in how businesses manage their print and document flows, including cloud connectivity and mobile solutions, helping customers improve entire business workflows. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF MFP offers integration with office workflows while also delivering operational and solutions consistency with the imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform.

This MEAP (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform) compatible model provides additional flexibility for customers' Managed Document Service needs by providing a compact, color multifunction office system with the ability to increase fleet cohesiveness across a network. With V2 (V squared) Color technology the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF MFP provides vibrant color and sharp, well-defined images for output with an impactful look and feel.

Outstanding ECM Platform: Therefore

Designed as an information management solution to help organizations streamline business processes and improve how information is managed, the Therefore information management solution replaces manual paper workflows with streamlined, automated tasks. The solution assists users in streamlining business processes and approvals and reducing costs companywide by simplifying daily tasks such as storage, document version control and expiration, as well as advanced content management functions, such as design procedures, document creation guidelines, workflow, security and user access.

Available in both on-premise and cloud based versions, Therefore can integrate Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE series and imageRUNNER series, via Canon's MEAP (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform). It can also integrate with Canon imageFORMULA DR scanners.

For more information about Canon U.S.A., Inc. visit: http://www.usa.canon.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 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 2015. 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 973-797-2100, visit www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail info@buyerslab.com


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1 Examples based on typical settings, rated in pages/images per minute with letter-sized documents, portrait-feeding direction. Actual processing speed may vary based on PC performance and application software.

2 Calculations based on scanning speed and typical daily time of use. Quiet Mode may affect processing speed and may not lower all sound. Quiet Mode is only compatible with certain paper sizes or types. Special Mode has higher priority than Quiet Mode.