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March 14, 2014

KYOCERA Color Multifunctional Product Wins 'Winter Pick 2014' and 'Highly Recommended' from Buyers Laboratory

The TASKalfa 5551ci Color MFP Proven to be 'Highly Reliable' In BLI Lab Tests

Osaka, Japan – March 14, 2014 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) "Highly Recommends" the TASKalfa 5551ci color multifunctional product (MFP). BLI, a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, also awarded the KYOCERA TASKalfa 5551ci color MFP its "Winter Pick 2014" award for "Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Color MFP." The independent lab pointed to the MFP's reliability and overall performance as two reasons for the strong recommendations.

TASKalfa_5551ciWhen releasing the results for the TASKalfa 5551ci, BLI cited speeds of 50 pages-per-minute (ppm) in color and 55 ppm in black, as well as "above average scan capabilities, including small compressed color scan file sizes and faster than average scan speeds in duplex mode." BLI also reported that the robust color MFP exceeded rated toner yields for all four colors. Of equal importance was the MFP's ability to multitask. BLI found that the TASKalfa MFP "experiences virtually no delays between jobs, and the number of print jobs that can be sent to the device is limited only by memory capacity."

Perhaps most significant, BLI lauded the KYOCERA MFP's value. BLI's objective pricing analysis revealed that "the TASKalfa 5551ci is priced lower than average for comparably equipped models, while providing a very good feature set that includes among the highest standard memory and hard drive capacities, as well as the highest maximum paper capacity, for competitive models."

When testing products, BLI addresses all key performance areas. The TASKalfa 5551ci outperformed other MFPs in its class, receiving top grades in reliability, multitasking, administrative utilities, ease of use, ease of network setup, scan functions, feature set, and value. BLI is a respected, independent supplier of analytic information that buyers and IT directors trust to guide them when purchasing imaging equipment.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the imaging industry's leading independent provider of analytical information and services. For over 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.
For more information, visit http://www.buyerslab.com/.

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, 2013, KYOCERA Corporation's net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approx. USD13.6 billion).

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