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Better Buys Handpicks the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 Series as One of the Year’s Most Innovative Products

Reliable Multifunction Systems Push the Boundaries in the High-Volume Category

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 16, 2017 – Businesses with high-volume printing needs require technology that is not only dependable, but also offers the flexibility and numerous security features to help meet the evolving demands of today’s enterprise. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that Better Buys has recognized the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 Series as a recipient of a 2017 Innovative Product of the Year award, a distinction given to a select group of office equipment products as a sign of excellence in quality, performance, and value. Winners are carefully evaluated and handpicked by Better Buys product experts. The Innovative Product of the Year Award provides third-party validation that those products selected are best in their class.

“Canon is continuously enhancing its machines for the high-volume segment, as demonstrated by the impressive scalability found on the models of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 Series. From an abundance of paper-handling offerings, options and capacity, as well as various security features and a powerful engine, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 Series are great products for nearly any in the high-volume printing environment,” said Melissa Pardo-Bunte, editor, Better Buys.

“We are honored that Better Buys has distinguished the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 Series of MFPs with an Innovative Product of the Year Award in the high-volume category,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon strives to provide customers with the latest print technology designed to meet their changing needs. With a strong feature set and a solutions platform that provides consistency and coherence across our imageRUNNER ADVANCE line, we are proud to offer our customers with outstanding dependability with options such as the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 Series.”

Built upon the reliable performance of the Canon’s award-winning third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE technology, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8505i/8595i/8585i models are designed to enhance the user experience and help streamline business workflows for the evolving Twenty-First Century business. Well-suited for offices requiring high-volume printing the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 series is also a great fit for a wide variety of vertical markets, including legal, education, financial and manufacturing businesses, as well as CRDs, or in-plant operations, these dependable models are excellent selections for businesses looking to maximize print efficiency and bring work in-house to help with cost savings.

For more information about Canon U.S.A. and Canon products, visit www.usa.canon.com.

About Better Buys

Better Buys gives organizations access to their reviews and buying guides, offering valuable information before investing in a solution. Its team collects information on features and developments, then connects buyers to that valuable information. In addition to office equipment, Better Buys currently provides reviews and information on resources pertaining to business intelligence, CMMS, applicant tracking systems, HRMS, talent management solutions, document management solutions and more.

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 markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. 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.

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