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KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Named a “Major Player” in IDC MarketScape: Managed Workflow Services 2015 (U.S., Western Europe, Asia/Pacific)

Osaka, Japan — March 23, 2016 — KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, announced that it has been recognized as a “Major Player” in a report by “IDC MarketScape: Managed Workflow Services 2015″* in the United States, Western Europe and Asia/Pacific regions.

* IDC MarketScape U.S. Managed Workflow Services Hardcopy 2015 Vendor Assessment — Building on MPDS (November 2015, IDC #US40586715)
IDC MarketScape Western Europe Managed Workflow Services 2015 Hardcopy Vendor Assessment — Building on MPDS (December 2015, IDC #EMEA40662015)
IDC MarketScape Asia/Pacific Managed Workflow Services 2015 Vendor Assessment (January 2016, IDC #AP40437716)

Managed Workflow Services (MWS) represents the most mature level of Managed Print and Document Services (MPDS), as defined by IDC. This IDC MarketScape report focuses on the capabilities of target companies to provide clients with a roadmap to higher-value, workflow automation and optimization services, and then to effectively deliver those services.

“We take being positioned in this report as a major player in three regions as proof that many companies appreciate our document solutions capabilities which work across various industries beyond languages and regions,” said Ryuzo Morita, Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and Senior General Manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. “We will continue to listen our customers’ needs and address their requests attentively. Furthermore, we continue to strengthen our activities by offering total document solutions to our customers.”

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com), 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 received numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation’s consolidated net revenues exceeded $12.72 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2015.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Continues Its Momentum: Latest Compact Color MFP Receives Highest Ratings from Buyers Laboratory, LLC

Leading industry authority cites reliability, ease of network set-up, and color print productivity in multiple endorsements of TASKalfa 406ci Color MFP.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 15, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has awarded the Kyocera TASKalfa 406ci multifunctional printer (MFP) both its “Highly Recommended” rating and “Reliability Certification” for 2016. BLI is a leading independent provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, trusted by buyers and IT directors around the world.

BLI cited Kyocera’s “outstanding reliability,” and noted that their excellent features combined with ease of network setup, color print productivity and robust functionality “make for an outstanding value.” Moreover, BLI said that the TASKalfa 406ci MFP compared favorably to other devices in its class, with “more advanced finishing, strong scanning and enhanced ease of use.”

Marlene Orr, Director, Office Equipment Product Analysis at BLI said, in summary, “The TASKalfa 406ci offers the robust functionality of a large device in a more compact footprint, and at a much lower price than larger devices in this speed range.”

“Kyocera is thrilled to receive such a strong recommendation from Buyers Lab,” said Danielle Wolowitz, vice president, corporate marketing group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This compact device is exactly what our dealers and customers have been looking for, the ideal technology and functionality that will help to optimize their document workflow.”

The evaluation was comprehensive. For approximately two months, BLI conducted assessments of virtually all features, capabilities, and performance measures: reliability, multitasking, image quality, ease of network set-up, print drivers, administrative utilities, scanning, and feedback to workstations.

Testing for the Reliability Certification was particularly rigorous, including both simplex and duplex jobs and a range of paper sizes and stocks. The TASKalfa 460ci performed exceptionally well, completing 150,000 print impressions and 15,000 scans with only one misfeed and not a single service interruption. BLI Senior Test Technician Tony Maceri commented: “Truly impressive… combined with simple procedures for routine maintenance, users can be assured of maximum uptime.”

Image quality was assessed for both black-and-white and color, and in both standard resolution and 1200-dpi mode. But it was the high-resolution output that really caught the attention of Joe Ellerman, BLI Manager of Laboratory Operations: “Skin tones were very natural, and colors were vibrant with detail that jumped right off the page.”

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com), 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 received numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation’s consolidated net revenues exceeded $12.72 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2015.

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.

Press Releases Featured News About OKI Awards Trade Shows & Events Join Our Media List horizontal rule OKI Data Americas Announces Availability of the Latest EFI Fiery C9 Server for its C900 Series of Digital Production Printers

OKI Data Americas announces availability of the latest EFI® Fiery® C9 Server exclusively for use with its C900 Series of professional printing devices. Among many benefits, the C9 Server optimizes the five-color and envelope printing functionality of the C931/C941/C942 Series devices1, further increasing output quality, productivity and profitability. Built upon EFI’s robust Fiery FS150 Pro system, the C9 Server offers the most popular Fiery features including Command WorkStation and Spot-On™ to enhance production capabilities and improve the operational efficiencies of the C931/C941/C942 Printers and DP models.

The new user-friendly C9 Server allows users to submit, manipulate and reprint jobs remotely from Mac® OS and Microsoft® Windows® clients or from their desktop. Users can visually confirm document content and adjust images, plus customize and substitute spot colors. The C9 Server helps to increase efficiency and reduce errors with server-based workflows, such as Hot Folders, for repeatable results that are easy to setup and use throughout the print facility.

Highlights of the C9 Server with Command WorkStation include the Fiery color management system, which combines industry standards – such as CMYK press emulations, RGB source conversions and PANTONE® libraries – with the flexibility of an open architecture, enabling users to customize specific color matching needs. Image Enhance Visual Editor allows for quick adjustment of images within print jobs, correcting common color issues and providing a preview of the adjustment’s effect on the image for easy fine-tuning. In addition, Spot-On enables adjusting and managing spot colors used as critical “must-match” colors.

OKI Data’s professional series devices supported by the new C9 Server include:

  • C942 – OKI Data’s cutting-edge five-color digital A3/tabloid device with white toner which allows users to print vibrant color-on-color output quickly and in a single pass. It is the fastest color-on-color printer in its class2. Developed to serve a variety of short-run commercial needs, this groundbreaking device can handle an impressive range of media, including heavyweight stock up to 360 gsm, envelopes, polyester, plus magnets and banners. The C942DP offers added capabilities with a high capacity envelope feeder for production printing of envelopes.
  • C941 Series – The C941e and C941DP with envelope feeder allow users to supplement full color printing with clear and/or white toner to produce eye catching, production-quality output. These enhanced models offer exceptional speed as well as micro-fine toner for superior coverage, higher print density, and high-quality finish. Like the C942, the C941 Series devices have impressive media handling capabilities including polyester, envelopes, magnets, banners and heavyweight cardstock up to 360 gsm.
  • C931 Series – The C931e and C931DP with envelope feeder deliver production-quality output of full color printing on media up to 13” x 52”. Both models offer innovative features and functionality such as exceptional speed across wide range of print applications with superior output. The C931 Series devices boast expansive media handling capabilities including polyester, envelopes, magnets, banners and heavyweight cardstock up to 360 gsm.

“OKI Data Americas is pleased to offer the latest EFI Fiery C9 Server to complement our expanding line of professional series digital color printers for the graphic arts and specialty printing markets,” said Hiroyuki Fukushima, Vice President of Office Solutions Product Marketing for OKI Data Americas. “Together with our revolutionary C900 Series devices, this new Fiery C9 Server provides even greater competitive advantages and enhancements to create professional-quality output – whether in-house or within the print for pay arena.”

The C942 with the new EFI Fiery C9 Server debuted at the Graphics of the Americas tradeshow and conference in Miami Beach earlier this month, and is available through the OKI Professional Color Partner program. For more information, visitwww.okidata.com/printers/color/c900.

OKI Data products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI Data’s color printing solutions feature Single Pass Color™ as well as proprietary digital LED and HD Color technologies. These technologies allow OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability and outstanding color output quality.

OKI provides live3, toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America. In addition, OKI Data live chat feature is available to customers within the U.S. and Canada seeking online support on weekdays during normal business hours within the Eastern time zone.