KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Wins Good Design Award 2016 for four A4 MFPs and Printers

November 09, 2016

Osaka, Japan - November 9, 2016 - Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. (President: Takashi Kuki), one of the world's leading manufacturers of document imaging solutions and document management systems, is pleased to announce that its new A4 multifunctional products (MFPs) and printers, the ECOSYS M5526cdw, ECOSYS P5026cdw, ECOSYS M2640idw and ECOSYS P2040dw, have won the Good Design Award 2016 hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion (JDP), a public interest incorporated foundation.


These products received the award in recognition of their simple and compact design, which neatly fits on a desktop in the office, as well as for its usability--including low-noise operations and an easy-to-change toner cartridge. Every consideration was given to the design, taking account of how these business entry models of A4 MFPs and printers may be used in the office. A plain exterior was valued most in designing their external appearance minimizing the protrusions on the device's casing.

Further, we achieved low-noise operations as these products are highly likely to be used at the side of a desk or in the office reception area. We also shortened I/O waiting times to ensure the prompt reception of work, thereby improving productivity. To suit the office layout, flexible installation is possible thanks to standard wireless LAN functionality. The products also come with a remote management tool with substantial functions, including batch settings for multiple MFPs and printers, streamlining the maintenance work undertaken by customers.

The evaluation by the judges stated: "The products are characterized by their downsized design and low-noise operations, as well as by operational efficiency, incorporating a remote setting tool with many functions, including a batch setting capability. The casing is compact and the operation panel is clear and easy to use. The entire design, including operability and ease of maintenance, is well considered to ensure smooth documentation-related tasks."

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About Good Design Award

The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design-promotion system that picks good design out of a variety of unfolding phenomena, and aims to enrich our lives, industries, and society as a whole by highlighting and celebrating these works. It is hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation. It's 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, and roughly 1200 designs are recognized every year. Over 59 years, around 43,000 designs have been recognized by the awards. 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.

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 and 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 allows 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, 2016, Kyocera Corporation's net sales totaled 1.47 trillion yen (approx. USD 13.3 billion).


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