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Buyers Laboratory Commences Fall 2005 "Pick" Award Announcements with Solutions Winner

Fall 2005

Buyers Laboratory Commences Fall 2005 "Pick" Award Announcements with Solutions Winner

November 9, 2005 - Hackensack (NJ) - Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) kicked off its Fall 2005 "Pick" awards with today's announcement citing eCopy's ScanStation OP as BLI's inaugural choice for "Outstanding Scan Routing Solution" in the company's new Solutions category.

Noted Anthony Polifrone, BLI's managing director, "For any product to earn a BLI "Pick" award, it must clearly demonstrate superior performance as judged by our expert team of technical analysts and editors, and eCopy is clearly a solution that has demonstrated such performance and stands out from the competition."

According to Mark Young, BLI's senior editor, solutions: "BLI evaluated a range of solutions and examined how each application worked and the benefits it offered. We looked at usability, compatibility, documentation, support and training, integration, security and several other categories. eCopy stood out and is clearly worthy of our inaugural 'Pick' in the Scan Routing Solutions category."
Young added, "We also liked eCopy's highly intuitive user interface which uses the same icons as the back-office applications, the solution's ability to run on a variety of MFPs, and the touchscreen and integrated keyboard that make ScanStation OP very easy to use. Other features include a preview option that lets users see an image before it is saved and the ability to send documents directly using the individual's e-mail account, so there's automatically a copy of it in the sent folder."

ScanStation OP users can connect to many back-office applications with Connectors that provide "native," or "API-level" integration. This enables users to scan documents and interact with their network applications from the eCopy user interface at the MFP just as they would at their desktop. Because users enter the same login and password at the copier as they would at their desktop, security and compliance issues are addressed. When used with ScanStation, an MFP essentially functions as a client of the application, helping customers to leverage their existing investments in document management and other applications.

ScanStation OP runs on Canon, Ricoh, Toshiba, HP and Sharp MFPs, as well as all TWAIN supported document scanners, making it ideal for organizations with mixed fleets.

"eCopy is extremely proud that Buyers Laboratory has recognized ScanStation OP as its Fall 2005 "Pick" for "Outstanding Scan Routing Solution" in the company's new Solutions category," said Edward Schmid, eCopy president and CEO. "Our goal has always been to develop products that make it effortless for any office worker to incorporate paper documents into any electronic business process. We are very pleased that BLI has recognized our efforts in this area."

In a Buyers Laboratory Solutions Test Report published in May 2005, eCopy ScanStation OP received an overall rating of five stars, the highest score possible.
The Solutions Test report can be viewed online at

Additional Award Recipients Pending
Stay tuned for additional Buyers Lab "Pick" award announcements
in the following categories:
November 14th Fax-Based MFPs
November 16th Monochrome MFP Printers / Segments 1, 3 and 4 Copier-Based MFPs
November 18th Segments 2 and 5 Copier-Based MFPs
November 21th Personal Monochrome Printers
November 28nd Workgroup Monochrome Printers
November 30th Low-end Color Printers / Workgroup Color Printers / Ink-Jet Printers
December 5th Printer "Line of the Year" and Special Achievement Awards
December 9th Color Copier-Based MFPs and Special Achievement Awards


Complete coverage on all of the winners will be available to BLI subscribers in the December Digital Imaging Review newsletter. If you are not a subscriber you can purchase a copy of the special “Pick” issue by calling Buyers Lab at 201-488-0404.

About Buyers Laboratory

For over 40 years, Buyers Laboratory has been the leading independent office equipment test lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry's most comprehensive and accurate specifications and pricing coverage on office document imaging devices (copiers, printers, fax machines and MFPs) in its online database software and newsletters, BLI is highly regarded as being the leading provider of critical product evaluations with its Field and Lab Test Reports. While its Field Test Reports provide BLI's clients with pre-lab performance assessments when products are first introduced, the company's subsequent Lab Test Reports, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI's 10,000-square-foot lab, provide the industry's most extensive and accurate evaluations on document imaging devices. Each of BLI's unique resources is available through subscriptions to bliQ, the company's unique online competitive intelligence tool. Product specification coverage is also available in printed handbooks that are published twice per year.

In addition to independent Field and Lab Testing, Buyers Lab provides a range of confidential for-hire custom testing services that includes document imaging device beta/pre-launch QA testing, print controller testing, and the testing of consumables such as toner, ink and photoconductors, as well as various imaging media, including paper, transparencies and photoconductors.

With its Buyers Alliance program, Buyers Lab also provides comprehensive purchasing support services to business consumers in the process of acquiring office equipment, which includes creating customized RFPs, conducting on-site document imaging device usage assessments and analyzing vendor responses.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory, please visit, call (201) 488-0404 or e-mail

About eCopy, Inc.

eCopy, Inc. is an innovative provider of open and flexible solutions that rapidly integrate paper-based information into existing business processes and applications. Numerous industries, including legal, healthcare, and financial services, use eCopy to easily access, modify, distribute, and share information to add value to their business. eCopy customers include General Motors, Clifford Chance, Siemens, Cisco Systems, SAAB, and Sony Corporation. eCopy, Inc. is a global company headquartered in the United States, with a subsidiary in Japan, offices in England, Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as sales operations in Mexico, Canada, Latin America, Singapore, and New Zealand. For more information, visit

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