August 22, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions Scoop Six ‘Highly Recommended’ and Two ‘Summer Pick’ BLI Awards for Their A4 MFP Color and Monochrome Devices

Osaka, Japan – August 22, 2014 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. (herein “KYOCERA”), one of the world's leading document solutions companies is delighted to announce that the BLI ‘Summer Pick award’ has been given to the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn* 26ppm A4 color MFP for workgroups for the third time in this segment alongside the prestigious ‘Highly Recommended award’ for the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn, and the A4 monochrome MFP models ECOSYS M2535dn/M2035dn/M2530dn/M2030dn*. The criteria for the awards are extensive and the KYOCERA devices outperformed the rest when it came to reliability, image quality and environmental features.

* The availability of the products differs by each country or region.
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The KYOCERA ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn earned the BLI's Summer 2014 Pick for Outstanding Solutions-Enabled A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups. These models offer seamless solutions integration which is typically only available on larger A3 devices, due to KYOCERA's HyPAS embedded platform. HyPAS business applications, developed by KYOCERA or third party software partners, allows organizations from the small workgroup to the enterprise the ability to share information, optimize resources, and streamline document flow, all from the intuitive control panel of the device, giving KYOCERA true differentiation.

“To be awarded the BLI pick award for the third time for our A4 color MFPs recognizes our continuous development in this segment is working and we continue to improve our leadership position in A4 color MFPs (26-30ppm). The combination of KYOCERA's hardware reliability and the unique HyPAS platform offers an extremely powerful tool that integrates with any network environment and various HyPAS business applications. This makes the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn the only plausible solution for small workgroups who need an all-around device” outlined Berthold Hurtz, Product Manager at KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe.

The Highly Recommended awards were given to the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn and ECOSYS M2535dn/M2035dn/M2530dn/M2030dn because they stood out in key performance areas, receiving top marks in standard and maximum memory capacities and showing exceptional speeds for time to first page from energy save mode.

In addition, all products received the Reliability certification. Martin Soane, BLI's European Lab Manager commented, “Reliability is one of the most important criteria for most buyers and KYOCERA continues to excel in this area. We have come to expect reliability, but KYOCERA just keeps raising the bar in the reliability stakes.”

Other features that made KYOCERA stand out were the new KX driver version 6 which sees improvements to configuration settings and enhanced graphics to ensure fewer clicks are needed for superior usability. Excellent image quality including crisp text, combined with high engine productivity due to the powerful controller technology means print jobs can be completed quickly, which is ideal for the demanding modern workplace.

Hurtz continues, “We are delighted to receive such glowing results across so many products. The awards validate our continuous drive to provide our customers with value, reliability and performance.”

About BLI's Picks

Twice a year with its Pick awards, BLI gives special recognition in each category to those products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI's exhaustive lab tests. BLI's awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that takes approximately two months to complete. The evaluation includes an extensive durability test, during a portion of which each unit is run at the manufacturer's maximum duty cycle. BLI's durability test is unique among office product evaluations and uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.

Other performance attributes evaluated include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value, among others. Each product that successfully passes BLI's lab test earns BLI's "Recommended" or "Highly Recommended" seal and a BLI "Certificate of Reliability" and qualifies as a Pick award contender. Consequently, a BLI Pick is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.
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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, 2014, KYOCERA Corporation's net sales totaled 1.45 trillion yen (approx. USD14.1 billion).

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