Panasonic's KV-S1046C Scanner Receives High Ratings From Buyers Laboratory LLC


Panasonic's KV-S1046C Scanner Receives High Ratings From Buyers Laboratory LLC

Panasonic's KV-S1046C Workgroup Scanner Undergoes Rigorous Testing and Receives "Highly Recommended" Rating and Certificate of Reliability

SECAUCUS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic, a provider of a broad range of integrated business technology solutions, announced today that its KV-S1046C document scanner received the coveted "highly recommended" rating, along with a certificate of reliability, following rigorous testing by Buyers Lab LLC (BLI), a leading authority and provider of critical intelligence on the imaging industry. A team of highly-experienced technicians evaluated the KV-S1046C on a variety of features including reliability, optical character recognition, ease of use, productivity and efficiency, as well as value and connectivity concerns, such as administrative utilities and drivers.

Over a two-week testing period, BLI determined that the KV-S1046C scanner has several differentiating strengths including:

-- High reliability

-- Faster than average scan speeds at 200 dpi

-- Higher than average OCR accuracy for all documents tested

-- Larger than average ADF capacity

-- Scans long documents up to 100-inches, which is ideal for healthcare facilities

-- No slowdown when duplex scanning

-- Up to 50 scan profiles provide users with flexibility

-- Easy to install and simple user maintenance procedures

-- Bundled three-year limited warranty

-- Eighteen control sheets help automate batch scanning, changing settings via bar code recognition

-- Optional flatbed

-- Optional Kofax VRS Elite bundle

According to BLI, a device with a "Highly Recommended" rating displays outstanding overall performance during testing. The KV-S1046C proved to be a highly reliable product when subjected to Buyers Lab's 10,000-sheet durability test.

"The Panasonic KV-S1046C proved to be a strong overall competitor against similarly equipped A4 scanners in this speed range," stated the Comprehensive BLI Laboratory Evaluation released in September 2012. "Based on its very good overall performance, BLI highly recommends the KV-S1046C for workgroups and departments looking for a fast and robust digital capture system at a reasonable price."

"As a leading provider of analytical information to the digital imaging and document management industry, BLI provides small and medium businesses critical product information and recommendations," said Justin Tomasz Sadkowski, Product Marketing Specialist, Small and Medium Business, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "This acknowledgement is further validation of Panasonic's commitment to deliver high quality, reliable products that meet the needs of today's business professionals."

Pricing and Availability

The KV-S1046C workgroup document scanner is currently available through authorized Panasonic resellers starting at a suggested retail price of $1,295. More information on the product is available at:

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional displays and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, which is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYS: PC) .

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About Buyers Lab

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products' strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI's web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI's unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI's test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers' literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call (201) 488-0404, visit, or e-mail

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