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Xerox Products Cap Award-Winning Year With 10 New Honors From Leading IT Authorities


Company earns 318 accolades from independent review labs, research firms worldwide.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 09, 2005 -- Wrapping up an award-winning year, Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) earned 10 new honors from leading independent testing organizations and IT publications in the past month - bringing its total number of worldwide product awards this year to 318.

The company launched 49 office and production products in 2005, attracting international recognition for the quality of its technology, software and services.

Most recently, Buyers Laboratory Inc., a leading independent testing lab, honored Xerox with three “Pick of the Year” awards for the Phaser™ 8550 color printer, Phaser™ 6120 color laser printer and WorkCentre™ M118i multifunction system. BLI also gave a five-star rating to Xerox’s FreeFlow™ SMARTsend Pro™ office document scanning and routing software. The “Pick of the Year” designations are awarded following a battery of tests that compare and rate competitive products.

Noted Anthony Polifrone, BLI’s managing director, “BLI’s extensive lab evaluations separate the exemplary performers from the rest, and when subjected to our tests the Xerox Phaser 6120N, Phaser 8550DP and WorkCentre M118i clearly earned their place as being top performers in their respective categories. In addition to displaying outstanding reliability and image quality, our testing showed that they offer superior ease of use and setup.”

Xerox also received PC Magazine’s “Best of the Year” award in the peripherals category for the Phaser 6300DN color printer and three “Editor’s Choice” awards for the Phaser 8500/8550, Phaser 6300/6350 and Phaser 7400 color printers from Better Buys for Business, a leading research firm and authority on office imaging equipment.

Rounding out the awards and honors for 2005: Users of office multifunction systems ranked Xerox No. 1 in performance and effectiveness, according to an annual survey published in Industry Analysts Inc.’s Office Products Analyst report. In addition, Digital Output magazine recognized Xerox as one of its 50 “Top Product Innovators” because of the “award-winning technology” of the Xerox iGen3™ 110 Digital Production Press.

Xerox received awards in more than 24 countries for its color and black-and-white printers, office scanners, digital copiers, multifunction systems, and high-speed digital production systems. Honored products include Xerox’s Phaser, CopyCentre™, WorkCentre, and WorkCentre Pro office product families, as well as the Xerox Nuvera™ 100 and 120 Digital Production Systems and Xerox iGen3™ Digital Production Press. Xerox also has earned accolades for its growing suite of consulting services, workflow solutions and software designed to streamline document-intensive business processes.

More than 100 awards and honors were given in the U.S. alone for Xerox office, production and services offerings.

2005 Xerox Award Highlights

* Nine awards for the WorkCentre™ C2424 color multifunction system, the industry’s first color multifunction system based on Xerox’s exclusive solid ink technology.
* Top network color printer vendor for a fourth consecutive year in VARBusiness magazine’s Annual Report Card survey.
* Network Computing magazine’s Well-Connected Award for the WorkCentre™ Pro C2636 advanced color multifunction system.
* A five-star rating from BLI for the Xerox 4100 Copier-Printer, a 110 page-per-minute black-and-white production system.
* Three Gold Ink Awards, sponsored by Printing Impressions and PrintMedia magazines, for high-quality books, posters and personalized marketing materials produced on the Xerox iGen3 press and Xerox 8160 Wide Format Color Printer.
* The WorkCentre Pro 275 was selected as a “Test Winner” in the July issue of FACTS, a German magazine.

The company also has been widely recognized for knowledge management, innovation, diversity, workplace issues, environmental programs and leadership.

Xerox will showcase its line of award-winning offerings at several industry events in early 2006, including Macworld in San Francisco, Graphics of the Americas in Miami, AIIM/On Demand in Philadelphia, GraphExpo in Chicago and IPEX in Birmingham, U.K.


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