Four Vendors Earn BLI Pick Awards for Exceptional Monochrome Printers and MFPs
Fairfield, NJ – Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, announces the winners of its coveted Winter 2018 Pick awards in the Monochrome Printer and MFP categories, with the honors going to stellar devices from HP, Kyocera, Samsung, and Xerox. Awarded twice annually, Picks acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s extensive suite of lab tests in the previous six months.
BLI’s Winter 2018 Monochrome Printer and MFP Picks go to the following exceptional devices*:
Outstanding Departmental Printer
Outstanding Departmental Multifunction Printer
Outstanding Multifunction Printer for Small Workgroups
Outstanding Printer for Small Workgroups
Outstanding Multifunction Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups
Outstanding Printer for Large Workgroups
Outstanding Multifunction Printer for Large Workgroups
* Not all products are sold in all regions.
HP Scores with Enterprise-Level Printers and MFPs
HP’s Enterprise-Level printers and MFPs were awarded Picks for their excellent reliability in testing. “The HP LaserJet Enterprise M608 and M632 Series models offer superb performance and usability for enterprise environments,” said Marlene Orr, Director of Printer & MFP Analysis for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “These HP models offer a large, highly intuitive touchscreen panel, the ability to automate multi-step workflows, and robust security features, like encrypted secure print, integration with HP JetAdvantage Security Manager/Private Print, and run-time intrusion detection, plus robust management and high-yield cartridges to help keep costs low.”
Kyocera Models Keep Small Workgroups Productive
Kyocera was recognized as an outstanding performer in the small workgroup category. “Robust and reliable, the KYOCERA ECOSYS P2040dw and ECOSYS M2640idw are compact, affordable, and gave an exceptional overall performance,” said Tony Maceri, Senior Test Technician for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “And with excellent reliability and simple maintenance procedures, users can expect minimal downtime.”
Samsung Offers High Functionality for Low Cost
The Samsung ProXpress M4560 Series proved to be an ideal choice for mid-size workgroups. “In our testing, the Samsung ProXpress M4560FX offered flawless reliability, a user-friendly design, and very fast speeds, especially when scanning, which mean maximum uptime,” said Orr. “The large, Android-style touchscreen makes programming simple and lets users download a variety of apps to help businesses streamline workflows and save time and money. A rich feature set and low total cost of ownership make the ProXpress M4560 Series models excellent value propositions for mid-size workgroups.”
Xerox Brings Time-Saving Technology to Large Workgroups
Xerox earned Picks for the standout performances and feature sets of its large workgroup models. “The VersaLink B600 and B605 Series models are designed to keep busy workgroups productive,” said Maceri. “The feature-rich models are fast, reliable, and very easy to use, whether from the intuitive touchscreen interface or the well-designed print driver. And because users can download and access ConnectKey apps right at the panel, they’ll see increased worker efficiency and time savings throughout the day.”
Stay tuned for the announcements of more prestigious awards!
Wednesday, January 24: Copier MFP, Color Printer/MFP and Monochrome Printer/MFP, Scanner, and European Software Solution Line of the Year awards
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About Buyers Lab Pick Awards
Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards, as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes our lab test earns Buyers Lab’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and our Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.