Outstanding Achievement in Innovation

For the ability to scan A3 documents on an A4 platen and then adjust them to letter-size pages, SINDOH has been honored with a BLI Winter 2013 “Outstanding Achievement in Innovation” award.

While many standalone scanners include this technology, the manufacturer’s M400 series is the first to have it on an A4 MFP. Users simply place a legal-size document on the platen and press the “A3/11″ x 17″ Start” button, at which point the device scans the top 8.5″; rollers in the lid then move the page back so the device can capture the lower 8.5″. The images are subsequently combined in memory and reduced to fit on a letter-size page— without any user intervention. This groundbreaking feature worked very well throughout testing.

“For organizations that occasionally have to handle A3 documents but don’t have the budget for, or want the expense of, an A3 device, this technology adds a lot of value,” said BLI Senior Analyst for Printers/A4 MFPs Marlene Orr. “And because the devices can scan in color and send files to email, which users can then output on color devices, the feature has workflow properties that will help people be more productive.”

About BLI Pick Awards

Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition in each category to those products that pro- vided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. “Outstanding Achievement” awards acknowledge products or capabilities that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, energy efficiency or value.

BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that takes approximately two months to complete. The evaluation includes an extensive durability test, during a portion of which each unit is run at the manufacturer’s maximum duty cycle. BLI’s durability test is unique among office product evaluations and uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.

Other performance attributes evaluated include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value, among others. Each product that successfully passes BLI’s lab test earns BLI’s “Recommended” or “Highly Recommended” seal and a BLI “Certificate of Reliability” and qualifies as a “Pick” award contender. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.

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