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KYOCERA renews “power 2 perform” commitment at fy16 business & technology conference

Executives announce significant innovations in document imaging technology, business applications and personalized services, including dealer-centric support initiatives

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 8, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today officially renewed the company’s strong commitment to end-user customers and its authorized dealer channel. Addressing more than 1,000 attendees from the United States, Canada, Latin America and Mexico, as well as Europe and Japan, Kyocera executives unveiled its corporate initiatives and innovative technology at their FY16 Business & Technology Conference.

Under the theme “Power 2 Perform”, Kyocera executives shared strategic initiatives designed to further strengthen the company’s philosophy of partnership, growth, and open communication with its dealers and end-user customers.

Norihiko Ina, president & CEO at KYOCERA Document Solutions America, noted that company’s ultimate goal remains the same. “Kyocera has focused on total document solutions and complete resolution of end-user customer business challenges,” Mr. Ina said. “This year, the theme ‘Power 2 Perform’ emphasizes Kyocera’s strengthened total document solutions approach in FY16 and beyond as well as the philosophy of partnership and collaboration; it drives all of our activities, from hardware and software innovations to our service offerings. In the end, the user reaps the rewards.”

New Products and Business Applications

As part of its 2016 initiative, Kyocera is expanding its award-winning hardware lineup, business applications portfolio, and service capabilities. At the conference, the company will unveil a full line of new ECOSYS and TASKalfa A4 multifunctional printers (MFPs), offering a set of features previously associated exclusively with Kyocera’s robust A3 multifunctional devices. The company will also showcase enhancements to its current A3 hardware technology, along with new business applications, and an updated set of device management and monitoring capabilities known as Kyocera Fleet Services (KFS). Among other advancements, the new KFS will allow users to monitor all Kyocera devices on its network remotely.

In addition, Kyocera introduced a number of company-developed business applications; marking the first of many applications that will be introduced by the company in the upcoming fiscal year. The applications will run seamlessly with all Kyocera HyPAS-equipped devices and include:

  • Kyocera Mobile Print for Students, which enables students with parental controls enabled on their tablets the ability to print to and scan from Kyocera devices without accessing the Internet;
  • DocuWare Connector, which connects Kyocera devices directly to DocuWare Document Management System;
  • Integration with Blackboard Learn, permits students, teachers, and any other users to connect to the popular learning management system directly from Kyocera MFPs.
  • AccuSender powered by Biscom, frees users to send large scanned documents as secure files to multiple destinations directly from a Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP); or through the secure file transfer capabilities of Biscom for highly regulated industries.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s FY16 Business & Technology Conference is being held at The Venetian Las Vegas April 7-9, 2015. For more information on KYOCERA Document Solutions America, please visit Kyocera’s Web site at:usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com

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 earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation’s consolidated net revenues exceeded $14.1 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2014.

Five KYOCERA multifunctional products highly recommended by buyers laboratory

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.