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Xerox Innovation Shines through Industry Recognition


Xerox closed 2008 earning more than 230 industry awards, an increase of more than 20 percent over the previous year. Leading industry publications and independent testing and research firms around the world recognised Xerox office products and services for a range of attributes including image quality, performance and technical innovation.

The latest came from Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), which in December awarded top honours to Xerox for outstanding colour image quality and technical innovation.

BLI, an independent testing lab, presented the company with two “Outstanding Achievement Awards” for consistently superior image quality in the colour multifunction printer (MFP) portfolio and another for innovation in print drivers. The test lab conducts intensive competitive testing on document products, comparing overall performance, productivity, reliability and ease of use, among many other critical performance factors.

“These Outstanding Achievement awards reflect our efforts to focus on what customers like, what they expect and what they need,” said Rick Dastin, president, Xerox Office Group. “We develop products that adapt to the customer—not the other way around—and the success of that philosophy is apparent.”

The Phaser® 3300MFP and Phaser 3635MFP multifunction printers were also recognised by BLI with Autumn “Pick of the Year” awards. Xerox garnered a total of nine “Pick” awards for products and software solutions in the past year.

Throughout 2008, Xerox received recognition from leading independent computer and information technology organisations in more than 20 countries. Award-winning products range from software, scanners, colour printers and multifunction systems – including DocuShare®, DocuMate®, DocuColor®, Phaser and WorkCentre® lines – to high-speed digital production technology such as the Xerox iGen4™ Digital Production Press and Xerox Nuvera® 100, 120, 144 and 288 Digital Production Systems.

Xerox was positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders Quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide1” and “Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers2” reports. The Magic Quadrants offer visual snapshots of a market’s direction, maturity and participants, in which Gartner evaluates vendors on the basis of completeness of vision and ability to execute. In addition, Better Buys for Business, an industry-recognised authority on office imaging equipment, gave an astounding 33 “Editor’s Choice” awards to Xerox products and solutions.

The company also has been recognised for knowledge management, innovation, diversity, ethics, family-friendly policies, environmental programs and leadership.

Xerox’s investment in innovation has brought to market more than 100 products in the last three years, building the broadest portfolio in the industry and in Xerox’s history.

¹Gartner “Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers” by Don Dixon, et al. December 9, 2008.

²Gartner “Magic Quadrants for Managed Print Services Worldwide” by K. Weilerstein, et al. September 25, 2008.

The Gartner Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc., and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Xerox UK
Xerox UK, the UK operation of Xerox Corporation, markets a comprehensive range of Xerox products, solutions and services, as well as associated supplies and software. Its offerings are focused on three main areas: offices from small to large, production print and graphic arts environments, and services that include consulting, systems design and management, and document outsourcing.

Xerox also has manufacturing and logistics operations in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands, and a research and development facility (Xerox Research Centre Europe) in Grenoble, France. For more information visit, www.xerox.com

Xerox® is a trademark of Xerox Corporation. All non-Xerox brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Prices, features, specifications, capabilities, appearance and availability of Xerox products and services are subject to change without notice.

Customer Contact
For information on Xerox products, call 0870 873 3873 or visit www.xerox.co.uk

Media Contacts:

Robert Corbishley, Xerox Europe, T: +44 (0) 1895 843239, email: robert.corbishley@xerox.com

Tim Duncan, Trimedia Ltd, T: +44 (0) 207 025 7576, email: tim.duncan@trimediauk.com



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