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Winter 2015 Pick of the Year Awards
BLI Honors Several Models with Outstanding Achievement Awards for Energy Efficiency
Ricoh Wins BLI's A3 MFP Line of the Year Award for Energy Efficiency
BLI Announces Color Printers and Printer MFP Pick Winners
BLI Picks Honor Top-Rated Monochrome Printers and Printer MFPs
HP and Samsung Honored with BLI 2015 Printer/MFP Line of the Year Awards
BLI Honors Five Vendors with Awards in the A3 Category
Ricoh Named BLI's 2015 A3 MFP Line of the Year
Canon Scanner Recognized for Outstanding Value
Fujitsu and Kodak Alaris Each Earn Two BLI Winter 2015 Pick Awards
BLI Analysts Select Xerox as 2015 Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year Winner
BLI Honors Impressive Document Solutions with Winter 2015 Pick and Outstanding Achievement Awards
Canon and HP Wide Format Devices Win BLI Pick and Outstanding Achievement Awards

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BLI Lab Spotlight

With Picks fast approaching, BLI’s Lab is abuzz with document imaging devices from the top OEMs. To keep you abreast of the latest news, we chose two product categories to highlight. So, here’s a roundup of the latest group of printers and scanners submitted for BLI lab testing.

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A Sea Change for MPS Dealers? Print Audit Makes Case for Per-Seat MPS Billing

West McDonald, VP of Business Development at Print Audit, sees a change coming in the MPS (Managed Print Services) market and warns that dealers had better be ready for it. While the immediate benefits of charging customers by volume is still alive and well, McDonald argues that a more sophisticated pricing scheme will reign supreme in the future. The industry veteran offers five reasons why per-seat billing (PSB) will replace CPP.

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New Executive Order Surprises EPEAT Supporters

The Obama Administration recently issued Executive Order 13693, which outlines federal guidelines for using sustainable building materials, alternative energy sources, eco-friendly cars and purchasing decisions, among others. The executive order promotes the purchase of ENERGY STAR-qualified products, “recycled content products designated by EPA” and products designated as “BioPreferred and biobased” by the US Department of Agriculture. It also recommends reducing copier and printing paper use, and acquiring uncoated printing and writing paper containing at least 30 percent postconsumer recycled content or higher. However, it fails to mention the Green Electronics Council’s EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) environmental purchasing guidelines.

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