The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word "best" as "better than all others in quality or value." Every year analysts at PCMag.com review and rate more than 2,000 products 1. The Xerox (NYSE: XRX) DocuMate® 5445 was called Best Small Office Document Scanner of 2013 , a distinction that comes after winning the Editor’s Choice Award in February and being named one of the 10 Best Scanners in July.
According to the PCMag.com article, “The highly capable Xerox DocuMate 5445 desktop scanner delivers fast speed with duplex (two-sided) scanning, an assortment of world class software, and features such as a 75-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF). Its balance of speed, input capacity, duty cycle, and price, along with its well-chosen set of application programs and capable scan utility make the Xerox DocuMate 5445 an excellent choice for moderately heavy-duty use in a small office or workgroup.”
Next Generation DocuMate 5445 Scanner
The Xerox DocuMate 5445 is small enough to fit on any desk; weighs only 8.8 pounds and measures 12.5" wide x 8.2" deep x 9.3". The scanner was recently updated to include built-in hardware based image processing.“The Editor’s Choice Award won earlier this year is a wonderful compliment to our product and engineering team, but to be chosen the ‘winner amongst the winners’ is truly the best honor we could hope for,” said John Capurso, president and CEO at Visioneer ®, a Xerox licensing partner. According to PCMag.com, to be eligible for consideration the product had to be reviewed by analysts sometime between November 1, 2012 and November 1, 2013. The judges use industry-standard benchmarks and several tests developed in-house to get quantifiable, reliable and reproducible results.