Continuing its tradition for technological innovation and high-quality imaging offerings, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and advanced office solutions, announced the Company has been honored with five Fall 2009 "Pick" and Outstanding Achievement Awards by Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI).

"As a Company, we pride ourselves on developing and offering our end-users the most innovative solutions, and we are honored to have received these prestigious accolades once again from Buyers Lab," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "These awards are a testament to Canon's dedication of providing a robust line up of high-quality, affordable imaging and document management solutions."

Spanning across a number of product lines, including the Company's new imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunctional products (MFP), scanners and software, each award-winning product was recognized as "Outstanding" in its respective product category by BLI. Honors included:

  • Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series — BLI's Outstanding Achievement Award for Ease of Use & Outstanding Achievement in Scanning
    The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series was developed to seamlessly bridge the distance between user and MFP to transform and advance one's business and digital communications. Incorporating sophisticated workflows and innovative technologies, the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series is designed to address the ever-growing needs of users, administrators and business decision makers to better manage and customize workflows, while accomplishing more tasks in less time and achieving higher levels of quality.

  • Canon imageFORMULA DR-6050C — BLI's Pick for Outstanding Low-Volume Production Sheet-fed Scanner
    Boasting scanning speeds of up to 70 pages-per-minute (ppm) and 140 images-per-minuteI (ipm), the image FORMULA DR-6050C is a fast, reliable and precise solution for several types of business environments. Designed with Canon's unique feeding mechanism, the DR-6050C production scanner features Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection, Rapid Recovery and Staple Detection to help ensure reliable document scanning, and three-line Contact Image Sensors (CIS) and dust-free shading mechanism allows for outstanding image quality.

  • Canon imageRUNNER DR-9050C — BLI's Outstanding Achievement Award for Exceptional Value
    A high-volume, high image-quality document management solution, the DR-9050C can scan at speeds up to 112 ppm/225 ipmI in color, grayscale and black and white. The DR-9050C captures images and text with clarity using three-line Contact Image Sensors at up to 600 dots-per-inch optical resolution, and incorporates a dust-free shading mechanism for exceptional image quality. Developed with Canon's unique feeding mechanism, the DR-9050C utilizes Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection, Rapid Recovery and Staple Detection to ensure reliable document scanning.

  • Canon imageWARE Secure Audit Manager — BLI's Pick for Outstanding Document Security Solution
    imageWARE Secure Audit Manager is a robust and efficient information security software solution for document distribution over sight. This solution carves a new concept in the information security industry. It is the first product to provide capture, archive, and audit capabilities of Canon device activities such as print, scan, fax, copy, and send jobs. imageWARE Secure Audit Manager captures job attribute information such as time, date, user, as well as text and image data. After this in formation is captured, it's stored in a centralized database where it can be readily searched using one of three search features: full text search, attribute search, and image search. With this solution, companies and organizations can reduce risks and liabilities associated with the leak age of important and confidential information.

Twice a year, BLI, a leading independent office equipment test lab, rewards those products that have provided the most outstanding performances in BLI's exhaustive lab tests with its "Pick" awards. Testing requirements cover reliability, image quality, ease-of-use, productivity, multitasking abilities, print drivers, administrative utilities and a variety of network connectivity requirements. Typical testing lasts approximately two months and includes extensive durability testing where each unit is run at the manufacturer's maximum recommended monthly volume. To learn why BLI selected these models to win its prestigious awards, read the press releases on the home page of BLI's web site at

About Buyers Laboratory
For 48 years, Buyers Lab (BLI) has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. Buyers Lab also provides business consumers with How-To-Guides, a Needs Assessment Wizard and Free Vendor Quotes via its Buyers Lab Advisor website, as well as independent purchasing advice and consulting from its Buyers Alliance procurement experts.

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. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008•, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." Additional information can be found at