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• High-resolution large color touch screen provides exceptional state-of-the-art help guides, along with excellent clarity and well organized menus that users will find easy to navigate

• Standard 2 GB RAM / 160 GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) (Varies by device)

• Versatile media handling and flexibility, with the ability to print on stock as heavy as 110 lb Cover (300 g/m²) and paper sizes up to 12” x 18” as well as printing 12” x 47” banners

• Vast security options include IPv6 and IPsec, Security Watermark, Custom Box, and Secure Document Box which lets users keep frequently used documents on the device for hassle-free printing, secure file sharing, and pin-based Private Print

• Advanced scanning features include Scan to Folder (SMB), Scan to e-Mail, Scan to FTP, Scan to USB, WSD Scan and TWAIN Scan

• HyPAS technology is a powerful and scalable software solution platform designed to optimize Kyocera’s MFPs with integrated solutions that enable this series to seamlessly integrate with widely accepted Business Applications and operate in virtually any environment

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Buyers Laboratory (BLI)

For over 40 years, Buyers Laboratory has been the leading independent office equipment test lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry's most comprehensive and accurate specifications and pricing coverage on office document imaging devices (copiers, printers, fax machines and MFPs) in its online database software and newsletters, BLI is highly regarded as being the leading provider of critical product evaluations with its Field and Lab Test Reports. While its Field Test Reports provide BLI's clients with pre-lab performance assessments when products are first introduced, the company's subsequent Lab Test Reports, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI's 10,000-square-foot lab, provide the industry's most extensive and accurate evaluations on document imaging devices. Each of BLI's unique resources is available through subscriptions to bliQ, the company's unique online competitive intelligence tool. Product specification coverage is also available in printed handbooks that are published twice per year.

In addition to independent Field and Lab Testing, Buyers Lab provides a range of confidential for-hire custom testing services that includes document imaging device beta/pre-launch QA testing, print controller testing, and the testing of consumables such as toner, ink and photoconductors, as well as various imaging media, including paper, transparencies and photoconductors.

With its Buyers Alliance program, Buyers Lab also provides comprehensive purchasing support services to business consumers in the process of acquiring office equipment, which includes creating customized RFPs, conducting on-site document imaging device usage assessments and analyzing vendor responses.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory, please visit www.buyerslab.com, call (201) 488-0404 or e-mail info@buyerslab.com


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Kyocera MFPs Rank Most Reliable in the Industry

Industry Analysts conducted in-depth interviews with service managers in copier dealerships nationwide, totaling more than 44,000 multifunctional units installed. Copier service managers, true experts on which products perform best were questioned on the products they work closely with on a daily basis. Kyocera rated highest in Product Reliability and Inventory while ranking first in 17 performance categories. In 2009, Kyocera set a record winning “Most Reliable” more than any other manufacturer in the past decade of OPA Survey.

"Based on our research, the Kyocera monochrome product line is the most reliable brand available and should be strongly considered by anyone in the market for a black and white MFP."
  - Andy Slawetsky, President
Industry Analysts, Inc.

To view the complete report (PDF) click here


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Kyocera WINS Four Buyers Lab 2011 Summer ‘Pick'’ Awards

Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI), a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, awarded the TASKalfa 5550ci color multifunctional product (MFP), FS-C2126MFP+ color MFP, TASKalfa 305 Black & White MFP and ECOSYS FS-C5250DN color printer with 2011 Summer Pick awards for robust feature set, reliability and productivity.

“The BLI Summer Picks recognize only those products demonstrating superior performance, reliability and value proposition during our rigorous evaluation process,” said David Sweetnam, European Laboratory and Research Manager at BLI. “The capabilities demonstrated by Kyocera’s TASKalfa 305 MFP, FS-C2126MFP+ and the FS-C5250DN color printer have proven top of their class, and well-deserving of the 2011 BLI Summer ‘Pick’ award.

George Mikolay, BLI senior product editor for A3/Copier MFPs added, “The TASKalfa 5550ci earned high marks across the board, producing better output quality than most competitors, and proving to be one of the most productive models in its speed range. These qualities, along with a well-designed control panel, excellent ease of network setup and robust finishing options, all for a lower than average price, make the TASKalfa 5550ci a cost-effective, yet high-quality system for a wide range of business documents.”

The TASKalfa 5550ci, FS-C2126MFP+ and TASKalfa 305 MFPs, and the ECOSYS FS-C5250DN color printer endured BLI’s rigorous in-house evaluation in its laboratory, during which they were tested for reliability, productivity, image quality and ease of use. The TASKalfa 5550ci, FS-C2126MFP+ and TASKalfa 305 MFPs and the FS-C5250DN color printer outperformed all other products in their class, achieving BLI’s 2011 Summer Pick awards. The TASKalfa 5550ci previously received BLI’s highest lab test recognitions, ‘Highly Recommended’ and ‘Reliability Certified’ Ratings; designations reserved for the best all-around devices to enter the BLI lab.

“Kyocera MFPs and printers are designed with the characteristics of ultra-reliability, unsurpassed performance, superior image quality and end-user value, and awards from BLI offer independent validation that we’re delivering the highest quality document imaging solutions to the market,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president, Marketing for Kyocera Mita America. “It’s gratifying to have received BLI 2011 Summer Picks for our TASKalfa 5550ci color MFP, FS-C2126MFP+, TASKalfa 305 black & white MFP and our ECOSYS FS-C5250DN color printer, and it serves as a testament that Kyocera continues delivering on the hallmarks that make our MFPs and printers worthy of such recognition.”

Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. For its 2011 Summer Pick Awards, BLI researchers completed a rigorous evaluation process, including extensive durability testing, during which each unit is run at half the monthly duty cycle over a 15-day period. “Pick” winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.


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Kyocera Mita America, Inc. has been honored with the 2011 Monochrome Printer Line of the Year by Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI), a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry.

All Kyocera monochrome printers and multifunction printers (MFP) tested by BLI in the last year received "Highly Recommended" ratings, and four devices garnered individual "Pick of the Year" awards.

Kyocera's monochrome printers and MFPs have outperformed all others, not only providing strong reliability in BLI's thorough lab testing, but delivering superb value as well," said David Sweetnam, BLI's European Lab Manager. "After rigorously evaluating the performance, features and value proposition of a broad range of monochrome models, Kyocera products proved to be strongest in the value and performance they offer the end user. Kyocera's monochrome printers and MFPs are highly reliable and robust workhorses that can easily withstand the stresses of busy workgroups, while being easy on the wallet."

This prestigious award is given to manufacturers whose printers demonstrate excellence across the entire product line after being subjected to months of rigorous product testing by BLI’s highly-experienced staff of technicians and editors. Factors considered by BLI in selecting "Line of the Year" include reliability, overall economy, ease of use, print quality and productivity, among others.

Meet the Winning Team:

The Kyocera devices that have contributed to this win include:

FS-3140MFP, "Outstanding A4 MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups," Winter 2011

FS-1320D, "Outstanding A4 Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups," Winter 2011

FS-1370DN, "Outstanding A4 Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups," Winter 2011


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