Monday, December 3, 2007

The Brownys (P4P's Top Ten Picks) for 2007

I've wanted to do a Top Ten Picks for quite awhile and I guess the end of the year is a good time to look back and reflect on the products of 2007.

When the P4PHotel was in its infancy back in 2004, and we had 200 or so members, one member stood out among the others. His name is Greg Brown, Greg and I became mentors to each other and we often called each other about the business and just to keep in touch. In March of 2004, Greg and I were finally going to met at the AIIM/OnDemand Show in NYC.

Unfortunately and sadly Greg Brown was killed in a car accident on Valentines Day of 2004. Greg loved selling Ricoh Products, along with Water Skiing, and powered down by a dose of Xbox. In less than one year Greg had amassed 285 posts on the P4P and was truly one of the first "Docusultants". So, in his memory and hence forth, when we do our top ten each year we'll call them the Brownys! What makes a Browny? An innovative feature on a system, a system that filled a void for end users or just the style or awesome power of the unit.

Winners of the 2007 Browny Award from the P4PHotel!

  1. Samsung 6345N (45 ppm MFP with no 11x17)

  2. EIS Quatra Series (Wide Format Color MFP)

  3. KonicaMinolta BizHub C550 (Coolest feature with Biometric scanning)

  4. Ricoh DX 4640PD (Duplexing Duplicator, innovative for duplicators)

  5. Xerox Nuvera 288 (288 ppm, awesome, plus it looks cool)

  6. Formax FD170 Bookletmaker (Offline Bookletmaking becomes affordable)

  7. Canon imagePRESS C7000VP Digital Press (70ppm Color @ 1200x1200 dpi)

  8. Panasonic C3 Series MFP's (The colors of the machines are awesome)

  9. Ricoh MP C2000SPF (20ppm Color MFP, affordable color to the office)

  10. Ram Logic (Ram Speed, Scotti give me more speed, innovative chip to make MFPs run faster)

There you have it, my picks for the 2007 Browny Awards. Greg, we didn't forget about you buddy!

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