Xerox closed out 2007 having earned more than 190 awards from industry publications and independent testing and research organisations recognising its leading technologies and product excellence.
Buyers Laboratory Inc (BLI) recognised six Xerox colour printers and multifunction systems with its Fall Pick of the Year awards, including the Xerox Phaser 8860 colour printer and Xerox Phaser 8860 colour multifunction printer, the Xerox WorkCentre 7328 advanced multifunction system and DocuColor 242/252/260 colour printers.
Xerox production systems also garnered multiple awards at the 2007 Graph Expo tradeshow and exhibition. The Xerox DocuColor 8000AP Digital Press received a Must See 'ems award, the Xerox Nuvera 100/120/144 EA Digital Production System was awarded a Worth-a-Look title and the Xerox Nuvera 288 Digital Perfecting System earned the Encore Must See 'ems honour.
Better Buys for Business, an industry-recognised authority on office imaging equipment, honoured 29 Xerox products, 11 of which were colour devices, with the Editor's Choice honours.
Xerox received the National Medal of Technology, the highest honour awarded by the President of the US to America's leading innovators.
The company has also been recognised for its excellence in knowledge management, innovation, diversity, ethics, family-friendly policies, environmental programmes and leadership.
Additional worldwide accolades include:
* The DocuMate 152 receiving the Editor's Choice in document scanning by PC Magazine in Russia;
* BERTL awarding the Xerox WorkCentre 7345 advanced multifunction system a five-star excellent rating;
* The Xerox Phaser 6180 colour laser printer being given a Product of the Year 2007 award by Polish publication PC World Komputer; and
* PC Magazine naming the Phaser 8860 colour printer the Editor's Choice along with a 4½ out of 5 star rating.
"Xerox has launched 102 products in the last three years, including 39 launches in 2007, creating the broadest portfolio of digital document systems in the industry and in Xerox's history," says Rob Abraham, MD Bytes Document Solutions, sole authorised distributor of Xerox products and solutions to 24 African countries.
"More than two-thirds of Xerox's equipment revenue is from products launched in the last two years alone, reflecting our ability to accelerate time to revenue and generate a strong return on our investments in research and development. We are confident that Xerox's steady pace of award-winning product innovation will continue in 2008 and beyond."