Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, an industry-leading producer of best-in-class document management and imaging solutions, today announced receipt of the coveted 2016 Buyer's Lab "Outstanding A4 Departmental Scanner" Summer Pick Award for its 85ppm /170 ipm KV-S2087.

“The Panasonic KV-S2087 proved to be a superb overall performer thanks to its faster speeds, high reliability rate and better than average feature set," said Joe Ellerman, BLI's manager of lab operations. "The KV-S2087 certainly maintains the quality and performance of the Panasonic scanner line (and) the easy to use design BLI has come to expect from Panasonic scanners."

Calling out the KV-52087's Panasonic Image Capture Plus software and versatile high-capacity ADF for special mention, Lisa Reider, BLI senior product editor for scanners, said, "we are proud to honor the Panasonic KV-S2087 with a BLI Summer 2016 Pick award for its outstanding overall performance and excellent proprietary capture solution."

“Via Panasonic Image Capture Plus, users can perform post-scan editing to achieve the best possible image results for each scanned document and its large ADF processed every media type BLI had to offer," she added. "These achievements and more make the KV-S2087 a great fit for departmental scanning environments looking for a fast A4 scanner capable of processing up to 10,000 pages a day."

"We are always proud when one of our products wins an industry award," said Joseph Odore, Product Manager for Document & Imaging Products, Panasonic System Communications, "but we feel doubly honored when the award is bestowed by BLI because they are the only independent lab in the industry that wrings out office machines with both bench tests and actual workflow tests that replicate real-world and worst-case scenarios."

"Given the KV-52087's ability to flawlessly scan everything from drivers licenses and passports to unlimited long documents, not to mention its hardware image processing technology and 350,000 sheet long life rollers, we confidently expected to excel in the BLI tests," Odore added. "But there's a big difference between knowing you’re the best and being publically acknowledged as the best by such an industry respected source as Buyer's Labs."

About Buyers Lab
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information, services and tools to the document imaging industry. In addition to publishing test reports on document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in its U.S. and UK laboratories, BLI has been the most comprehensive source of competitive intelligence on MFPs, single-function printers and scanners, wide-format devices and production hardware, as well as on software and consumables. BLI’s database includes nearly 53,000 products globally. For more information, please visit, call (201) 488-0404 or email

About Buyer's Lab Pick Awards
Twice a year with its Pick awards, BLI gives special recognition in each category to those products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. Its 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 the best performers qualify as Pick contenders. 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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