VARBusiness magazine recognition adds to nearly 100 industry awards and
honors so far this year
NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 19 /CNW/ - For the sixth time in seven years, Xerox
Corporation (NYSE: XRX) has been named the "Overall Winner" and "Company of
the Year" in the workgroup color printers category by VARBusiness magazine, a
leading industry publication for value-added resellers who market
high-technology products, solutions and services. The accolades were based on
the publication's annual survey of more than 5,000 solution providers.
The VARBusiness "Annual Report Card" awards recognize outstanding partner
programs in 18 product and service categories. The scores are based on vendor
satisfaction ratings. Xerox earned top scores for product innovation and
support, surpassing all competitors in the workgroup color printer category.
Xerox received the honor at a ceremony on August 18 during the gathering of
channel professionals at the XChange '08 Conference in Dallas.
"For 23 years we've asked Solution Providers to grade their vendor
partners on criteria such as product quality and innovation, partner programs
and support," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial
director, Everything Channel editorial. "The results of these grades make up
the VARBusiness Annual Report Card which reflects the level of commitment
vendors have to the channel and to their Solution Provider partners.
Congratulations to Xerox for this most deserved recognition."
This latest channel recognition comes on the heels of an award-winning
start to 2008 for Xerox. During the first half of the year, Xerox products and
document management solutions have received nearly 100 awards and honors
worldwide, with over half of them recognizing Xerox's leadership and
innovation in color printing.
Xerox office products earned top recognition from numerous independent
industry influencers. Buyer's Laboratory Inc (BLI), a leading independent
testing lab, recently honored Xerox Office products with three coveted "Pick
of the Year" awards for the WorkCentre(R) 7242 color multifunction system, and
the Phaser(R) 3250 and Phaser 5550 monochrome printers. Additional Office
product highlights include:
- The Phaser 6180MFP color multifunction printer was selected by PC
World readers as the "Top Choice" in the color printing category.
- The low-cost Phaser 6125 color laser printer was given a "Recommended
Product" award by L'Ordinateur Individuel in France.
- APC Magazine in Russia selected the 42 page-per-minute Phaser 6360DN
color laser printer as a "Best of the Year 2007" printer for large
- The WorkCentre 5632/5655/5675 monochrome multifunction systems all
received BERTL's "5-Star, Exceptional" rating.
Xerox's proprietary solid ink technology continues to be a prominent
player in the Office printing industry. It has been recognized for its ease of
use and innovative cartridge-free technology that requires minimal packaging
and generates 90 percent less waste than comparable laser printers. This
spring, the Phaser 8560MFP was named a "BERTL's Best" recipient as the "Best
Office/Small Workgroup Ink-Based MFP."
In the production printing market, Xerox systems garnered worldwide
attention at various tradeshows and from editorial reviews. The Xerox 8265
Color Wide Format Printer was named "Best in Show" in the wide-format printing
category at this year's AIIM/On Demand tradeshow. Additionally, Wide-Format
Imaging magazine awarded the Xerox 6204 Wide Format Solution a "Readers'
Choice Top Product of 2008" designation. Other awards in the high-volume
production space include:
- The Xerox Nuvera(R) EA Digital Production System, DocuColor(R)
7000/8000AP Digital Press, DocuColor 242/252/260 Digital Color
Printer/Copier and Xerox 4112/4127 Enterprise Printing System earned
Better Buys for Business "Editor's Choice" designations in the 2008
High-Volume Printer & Digital Duplicator Guides.
- Digital Imaging Marketing Association awarded the DocuColor 5000
Digital Press with Xerox Document Binder 120-D/Coverbind 101 DFS and
the Xerox FreeFlow(R) Print Server with JPEG plug-in its "Innovative
Digital Product Award."
Xerox software applications have been highly recognized for helping
enterprises and small offices better manage their document workflow. Xerox's
DocuShare(R) 6.0 and DocuShare CPX 6.0 content management systems were awarded
"Pick of the Year" as Outstanding Enterprise Content Management Solution by
BLI. BERTL Inc also selected DocuShare as "Best ECM Scalable from SMB to
Enterprise" in its annual "BERTL's Best" awards.
Xerox will continue to exhibit award-winning offerings at various
industry events throughout the remainder of the year including Graph Expo in
Chicago, Interface in Seattle and Digital Focus in New York.
Note: For more information on Xerox, visit http://www.xerox.com or
http://www.xerox.com/news. For open commentary and industry perspectives,
visit http://www.xerox.com/blogs or http://www.xerox.com/podcasts.
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trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
DocuColor(R) is used under license.
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