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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.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Wins Good Design Award 2015 for A4 Color MFPs

Osaka, Japan – February 3, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of document imaging solutions and document management systems, is pleased to announce that its new A4 color multifunctional products (MFPs), the TASKalfa 406ci (40ppm) and TASKalfa 356ci (35ppm), have won the Good Design Award 2015 hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion (JDP), a public interest incorporated foundation. These products have launched in various countries from the end of January, 2016.

The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system that aims to enrich our lives, industries, and society as a whole by highlighting and celebrating superior design works. Its precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System), was founded in 1957 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and has been engaged in this work for about 60 years. Submissions come from a wide range of fields. Recipients of a Good Design Award are granted use of the G Mark symbol, which has been an emblem of good design for over half a century.

Overview of TASKalfa 406ci and TASKalfa 356ci
TASKalfa 406ci and TASKalfa 356ci were developed for medium and large workgroups in mid-sized to larger enterprises, featuring a reliable/durable design and offer a variety of optional components such as paper feeders and document finishers. The MFPs have the same capability as KYOCERA’s A3 TASKalfa MFP series with HyPASTM*, a KYOCERA-developed software platform which contributes to the promotion of information sharing and the streamlining of document workflow. For this reason, KYOCERA’s line of ultra-reliable MFPs broaden the range of choices for customers mainly using A4-size sheets for their document work. The JDP review committee highly commended the TASKalfa 406ci and TASKalfa 356ci MFPs for providing superior value based on the viewpoint of the user’s convenience.

*HyPAS: Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions

TASKalfa Delivers a Modern Design
The commanding yet modern design delivers an overall air of high-quality and high-reliability, and meets the requirements of a floor installation type product shared by many users. The color tone is a combination of dark and deep colors. The device has a simple shape while emphasizing vertical/horizontal lines.

Easy-to-understand, Easy-to-use Design 
The design aimed for easily understandable input/output operations, which are the most basic functions of the device, and enhanced usability. To improve visibility, areas that come in contact with original/printed documents and the operation panel are in a black color. Different color layers surround the components and set boundaries to clearly distinguish the main and daily operational parts. For product availability in your region, please inquire with your local dealer, distributor or agent. About KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. headquartered in Osaka, Japan is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including color and monochrome multifunctional products and printers and wide format devices. KYOCERA’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability, less waste – resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product.

The KYOCERA Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment. KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of KYOCERA Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31, 2015, KYOCERA Corporation’s net sales totaled 1.52 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion).