Two Color MFPS and Three Monochrome Devices Noted for Reliability in BLI Lab Tests
FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 16, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) highly recommends the TASKalfa 7551ci and 3051ci color multifunctional products (MFPs), and the TASKalfa 5501i, 3501i, and 3010i monochrome MFPs. BLI, a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, awarded each of the five devices its Highly Recommended/Excellent rating for reliability. Both color MFPs earned additional Excellent commendations for value; the monochrome devices were also recognized with top marks in value as well and print quality.
In evaluating the color MFPs, BLI cited their “outstanding reliability,” and noted that their excellent features combined with a lower acquisition cost “make for an outstanding value.” Equally important, BLI noted that these color devices had “faster than average tested scan speeds” and “smaller than average color scan file sizes.”
The monochrome devices performed just as admirably. Also cited for their “excellent reliability,” these MFPs stood out for being feature rich compared to comparable models, and were lauded for their halftone range, extensive drum life, fast duplex scan speeds, and user-friendly control panels.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by Buyer’s Lab, especially in these key areas,” said Danielle Wolowitz, senior director of corporate marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Our focus has always been, and remains, on reliability, value, and performance. The BLI tests validate our efforts. We’re delighted to receive this news, and look forward to passing it on to our customers and dealers.”
When conducting tests in all key performance areas, BLI found that these five Kyocera TASKalfa devices outperformed other MFPs in their respective classes, receiving top grades in reliability, value, ease of use, print drivers, scan functions, multitasking, print productivity, print quality, setup, utilities, and security features.
BLI is a respected independent provider of analytic information that buyers and IT directors trust to guide them when purchasing imaging equipment.
ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA
KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. KYOCERA Document Solutions America is a group company of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., a core company of the KYOCERA Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. KYOCERA Document Solutions America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation’s consolidated net revenues exceeded $14.05 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2014.
ABOUT BUYERS LABORATORY LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the imaging industry’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services. For more than 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI data when making purchasing decisions, while industry professionals have turned to it for competitive intelligence when creating marketing strategies. BLI’s services, which are also accessible via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of test reports, images, and manufacturer’s literature—as well as industry tools that help configure products, calculate total cost-of-ownership (TCO), and determine annual power usage. BLI also consults with manufacturers, helping them develop and market more efficient products and consumables.