|[April 24, 2012]
KYOCERA Document Solutions' TASKalfa MFP Series Named BERTL's Spring 2012 'Office Line of the Year'
OSAKA, Japan --(Business Wire)--
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document
solutions companies, today announced that Business Equipment Research &
Test Laboratories, Inc. (BERTL), a leading independent testing
laboratory for imaging devices and workflow solutions, honored Kyocera's (News - Alert)
color and monochrome TASKalfa multifunctional product (MFP) series with
its Spring 2012 'Best Office Line of the Year' award.
The Kyocera TASKalfa devices honored by the BERTL Best Office Line of
the Year award include: TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci, TASKalfa
5550ci, TASKalfa 4550ci, TASKalfa 3550ci, and TASKalfa 3050ci color
MFPs; as well as the TASKalfa 8000i, TASKalfa 6500i, TASKalfa 5500i,
TASKalfa 4500i, TASKalfa 3500i monochrome MFPs.
"Kyocera's TASKalfa line is very intuitive and easy to navigate, and its
ultra-reliability and long-life technology deliver superior performance
over other products tested by BERTL, said Art Wynne, president, BERTL.
"Kyocera's TASKalfa devices are a powerful yet efficient series of color
and monochrome MFPs optimized by HyPAS technology to make a MFP product
line that clearly demonstrates what it means to achieve BERTL's Office
Line of the Year award."
BERTL analysts evaluated several hundred MFPs in 2011 and identified
many key features that made Kyocera's TASKalfa series stand out from the
competition, honoring the series with the BERTL Best Office Line of the
Year award. BERTL analysts found that, from device setup, to printing,
copying and scanning, all TASKalfa devices outperformed all other office
product lines tested during the year.
"Kyocera is raising industry standards with all of its ultra-reliable
products, and receiving BERTL's Office Line f the Year award for its
industry-leading TASKalfa line of MFPs is a result of our continual
commitment to excellence," said Ryuzo Morita, Corporate Strategy
Planning Division, Managing Executive Officer for KYOCERA Document
BERTL combines its comprehensive knowledge of the competitive landscape
with feedback from buyers about their product and supplier experiences
to identify worthy products. While print or copy speeds are important,
it is the feature set, functionality, and performance that are key
considerations in judging which products are "BERTL's Best." BERTL
examines network management utilities, concurrency and contention, print
and copy productivity, image quality, return on investment, competitive
advantages, accessibility, design and build quality, standard functions,
modularity of design and upgrade path, installation, and several other
categories to determine which products stand out from the competition.
About BERTL, Inc.
The Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc., (BERTL) is
an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective,
independent, product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on
imaging devices and software solutions. BERTL prohibits any
manufacturer-control over its product evaluations, and bases its
opinions, ratings and awards on a combination of rigorous analysis and
worldwide customer satisfaction research across 11 testing criteria:
Build Quality, Network Administration, Security, Workflow, Finish, Ease
of Use, Media Handling, Printing, Image Quality, Features, and Price. At
all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end user. BERTL's evaluation
reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are
undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its worldwide
subscriber base. To learn more about BERTL, visit www.BERTL.com
or telephone 1.973.882.0200.
ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. manufactures and markets black & white
and color multifunctional products and laser printers as well as a range
of wide-format imaging products. It also offers a portfolio of software
and network solutions. Kyocera provides customers with print solutions
that incorporate long-life components, which reduce the need to replace
the drum and other image forming parts. This technology delivers a
number of benefits: improved reliability reduced environmental impact
and the lowest TCO in the printer industry. Combining these hardware
strengths with the latest digital and network technologies, KYOCERA
Document Solutions assists businesses of all sizes to maximize value and
improve their document management processes.
Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $15 billion for
the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2011. KYOCERA Document Solutions
Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kyocera Corporation, the
world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced fine ceramics and
associated products, including solar power generating systems,
telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic
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