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OKIFAX 5650 and 5980 Earns "Pick of the Year" Award From Buyers Laboratory Inc.

10 Jun, 2002

OKIFAX 5650 and 5980 Earns "Pick of the Year" Award From Buyers Laboratory Inc.

Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), an independent office products testing laboratory, recently named the OKIFAX® 5650 digital LED facsimile "Pick of the Year" for High-Volume Fax Machines and the OKIFAX 5980 digital LED facsimile "Pick of the Year" for Fax-Based Multifunctional Imaging Systems.


BLI editors named the OKIFAX 5980 (left) "Pick of the Year" because of its "excellent overall performance in BLI's tests, along with an offering of useful features." The editors continued to note how the OKIFAX 5980 "produced output that received BLI's highest rating in all categories. In addition, the unit's ease of use is good overall, aided by a control panel with a QWERTY keyboard for inputting email addresses."


The OKIFAX 5650 (right), which received BLI's highest rating in all areas of copy quality, was named "Pick of the Year" in its class with impressive overall performance and excellent value. "Contributing to the good economy of this LED-array unit is a per-page supply cost and an overall cost per reception that are among the lowest for fax machines tested to date," stated the BLI editors.


The OKIFAX 5650 and 5980 each underwent an extensive three-month in-house test at BLI which covers a comprehensive list of critical performance areas including reliability, misfeed frequency, copy and print image quality, scan and print productivity and efficiency, ease of use and economy.


Additionally, extensive multi-task testing was also performed by running various job matrixes on each device. Networking tests and feedback to workstation users are also evaluated. Upon testing completion, the OKIFAX 5650 and 5980 were named the best in their respective classes and given the honor of "Pick of the Year."


Targeted to small and mid-sized businesses, the OKIFAX 5650 plain paper facsimile was designed to accommodate these growing market segments through advanced productivity features, a variety of upgrade options, and outstanding reliability.


The OKIFAX 5980 multi-functional fax device was built to provide full-featured fax, print, copy and scan solutions for high-volume, advanced workgroups that demand fast, powerful and reliable faxing to manage increased workloads and demanding business needs. Productivity upgrades, such as T.37 Fax-to-email, T.38 "Real Time" Internet Fax and 33.6 Kbps dual line, are also available.


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