Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Portfolio Celebrated as Top Performer with Highly Coveted Industry Accolades from Buyers Laboratory, LLC

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 15, 2017 – Since the introduction of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series in 2009, the message behind their mission has been clear: help customers advance their business and business opportunities through the use of reliable, security feature capable, customizable office print and scan solutions. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has recognized a number of devices in the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series of multifunction systems (MFPs) with various industry honors, including the esteemed 2017 A3 Line of the Year and two Winter “Pick” Awards.
The A3 Line of the Year Award is bestowed annually to the vendor whose product line is determined by BLI to be the best overall in its category that excel in BLI’s rigorous two-month laboratory evaluations. This is the second consecutive year Canon has received this distinction. Selections for “Pick” awards are made by BLI’s staff of technicians and editors after subjecting a number of devices from every major original equipment manufacturer to BLI's comprehensive lab tests in the last six months.
“Indicating a vendor’s ability to provide product lines that deliver outstanding test results, the award for A3 Line of the Year is BLI’s most highly sought after distinction. For another year, this award validates Canon’s strong A3 market reputation for offering reliable, easily adaptable systems that can enhance existing workflows,” said George Mikolay, senior product editor, A3 Copiers/MFPs, Keypoint Intelligence. “The introduction of the third generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs was a pivotal moment for Canon, and as this generation of MFPs continues to grow, so does Canon’s ability to offer fully integrated and holistic business solutions.”
“For the second year, Canon is honored that BLI has recognized the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series with the Award for A3 Line of the Year,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the 2017 expansion of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series, this year’s models will build upon the firm foundation of reliability created by their dependable third generation counterparts. Delivering consistent, print and scan fleet solutions demanded by today’s businesses, Canon is proud to offer our customers a cohesive, secure and customizable user experience aimed at reducing IT management burdens and helping to balance the needs of the enterprise and the individualized workflow expectations of the modern worker.”
2017 A3 Line of the Year: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs
Geared towards advancing business, in eight short years the imageRUNNER ADVANCE line has evolved to include additional security features, provide enhanced personalization, more control for administrators and powerful integration with optional uniFLOW and Therefore™ solutions to deliver end-to-end business process solutions. Announced as the user-friendly platform of the future, the third generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs demonstrates Canon’s commitment to embrace a unified approach across hardware and software solutions in order to help enterprise environments optimize their digital workplace transformation and help meet the expectations of flexibility, customization and convenience in the office demanded by today’s changing workforce.
Additional BLI Winter 2017 ‘Pick’ awards in the A3 Category Include:

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535i MFP - Outstanding 31-to-40 pages-per-minute (ppm) A3 Color MFP
  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5550i MFP - Outstanding 41-50 pages-per-minute (ppm) A3 Color MFP

Offering advanced personalization, along with a convergence of imaging technology and support for cloud connectivity and various mobile solutions, these models are well-suited for small-to-mid-size organizations and departments within enterprises. Providing high-quality output, powerful performance, outstanding ease-of-use and virtually seamless integration with many Canon and other third party workflow solutions, these award-winning models are positioned to be at the core of an organization’s digital business communications.
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