Canon Wins Multiple BLI PaceSetter Awards for Its Acclaimed Enterprise Solutions

PaceSetter and Summer Picks Awarded to imageRUNNER and imageCLASS Lineups

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 4, 2018
– Based on research BLI conducted on the enterprise market and testing in the Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI) lab, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, wins the BLI Pacesetter Award for its imageRUNNER ADVANCE lineup’s end-to-end ease of use. Several imageCLASS solutions received Summer 2018 BLI Pick Award recognition for Outstanding Printer for Small and Home Offices, or Outstanding MFP for Small-to-Medium Businesses.

According to BLI, to determine which manufacturers are market leaders deserving of the PaceSetter Award, BLI analysts conducted an in-depth study on tested Ease of Use functionality, focusing on features relating to enterprise work habits and environments. Key evaluation areas included print, copy, and scan functions, as well as job management, feedback, control panels, loading media, and misfeed removal. Pick Award selections, awarded twice annually for office equipment, acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s lab tests in the previous six months.

BLI PaceSetter Award in Ease of Use: Enterprise Devices 2018-2019

“Canon’s intuitive MFP operation is well apparent in the results collected during our study,” says George Mikolay, Associate Director of Copiers/Production for Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab. “Wasted time at the MFP for employees could literally translate to losing thousands of dollars. Thankfully, Canon has been integrating features to facilitate ease of use, like intuitive control panels, job prioritization, and the ability to create shortcuts.”

BLI analysts ranked Canon’s control panel as easy to use and intuitively customizable. Users can store 60-plus personal and shared buttons to further streamline scan and copy workflows. Since this same control panel is available across Canon’s third-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE second edition line, employees moving around the organization will lose no time recognizing processes at the MFP. Additionally, Canon impressed when it came to job management, allowing urgent jobs to be easily prioritized and modified.

BLI’s Summer 2018 Outstanding Printer and MFP Pick Awards

Canon received the following Summer 2018 BLI Pick Awards for three of its compact, high-speed black-and-white imageCLASS products for their strong performance in BLI testing:

  • Canon imageCLASS LBP214dw/imageCLASS LBP215dw Printer
    • Outstanding Printer for Small and Home Offices, Summer 2018
  • Canon imageCLASS MF525dw MFP
    • Outstanding MFP for SMBs, Summer 2018

“Compact and easy-to-use, the imageCLASS LBP214dw/LBP215dw printers and imageCLASS MF525dw MFP are ideal for lower-volume workgroups that need a fast and reliable monochrome device,” says Tony Maceri, Senior Lab Technician for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “The products keep workers productive through intuitive design and robust mobile support, letting them stay connected even while away from their PCs.”

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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 $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. 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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

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