Canon, Kodak Scanners Win BLI Awards
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Press release from the issuing company
Buyers Laboratory LLC, the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, announced its prestigious Winter 2012 “Pick” awards in the scanner category today, with honors going to one Kodak product and four Canon products. The “Pick” awards acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s extensive suite of laboratory tests.
The Winter 2012 scanner “Pick” winners are:
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
CANON U.S.A., INC.
“The KODAK i5800 is designed with the user in mind,” said Lisa Reider, BLI’s senior product editor for scanners. “Too short to reach the ADF? Lower the scanner height and tilt the control panel. Sick of rummaging through the scanner’s insides to remove jams? Press a button to release them. Want to finely tune the image enhancements as a part of a preconfigured workflow? Program a scan profile via Kodak’s Scan Validation Tool. With the i5800, only the competition is left wanting.”
“Next-generation performance capabilities of the KODAK i5800 Scanner—including Dynamic Flow Technology, Controlled Stacking and Streak Filtering—help businesses to drive more efficient, highly-productive document capture,” said Beth Schmidt, Kodak Document Imaging’s future product manager for production capture. “Kodak’s recognition as a BLI Winter 2012 ‘Pick’ once again demonstrates our continued commitment to enable businesses to achieve greater productivity during the capture process, and generate cost-benefit savings from their enterprise-level workflows.”
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“The combination of simple use, high image quality and built-in card scanning capability in such a compact footprint make the P-215 Personal Document Scanner ideal for office users and mobile professionals looking to take document capture beyond the walls of the office,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Business Imaging Solutions Group. “We are thrilled that the Canon P-215 scanner has been picked as the ‘Outstanding Mobile Scanner’ by Buyers Lab.”
The imageFORMULA DR-M140 and imageFORMULA DR-M160 add oomph to the departmental category, incorporating the very easy to use Canon CaptureOnTouch scan utility with the capture power of Canon CapturePerfect and eCopy PDF Pro Office to provide a very robust software bundle. Additional highlights of these departmental powerhouses include a lower than average cost per scan, a very easy to use hardware design and the ability to scan a variety of media types, including long documents up to 118". “Canon’s DR-M140 is very easy to use and offers a unique ADF cover that opens at a near 90-degree angle for easy access to misfeeds and consumables, “noted BLI Senior Test Technician Joe Ellerman. “This design should certainly be a standard whenever possible.”
Not to be outdone, the compact imageFORMULA DR-C125 also earned a BLI “Pick” for “Outstanding 20- to 30-ppm Workgroup Scanner” thanks to its small footprint, excellent price, and outstanding software bundle. In addition to Canon CaptureOnTouch and eCopy PDF Pro Office, this scanner also comes with Nuance PaperPort, Nuance OmniPage and NewSoft BizCard software for a seamless capture workflow. As with the other Canon scanners mentioned, the imageFORMULA DR-C125 is also very easy to use, highly reliable and able to handle a wide range of paper weights and sizes—perfect for most any office looking for a robust desktop capture solution.
“We are excited to receive the ‘Outstanding 20- to 30-ppm Workgroup Scanner’ recognition from Buyers Lab for the Canon DR-C125 scanner,” said Yoshida. “From financial offices to healthcare facilities, legal offices to government agencies, the Canon DR-C125 scanner is facilitating the simple and reliable capture and distribution of information across their businesses.”
Stay tuned for upcoming Buyers Lab “Pick” award announcements in the following categories:
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