April 25, 2012
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories, Inc. (BERTL), a leading independent testing laboratory for imaging devices and workflow solutions, honored Kyocera´s color and monochrome TASKalfa multifunctional product (MFP) series with its Spring 2012 “Best Office Line of the Year” award.
The Kyocera TASKalfa devices honored by the BERTL Best Office Line of the Year award include: TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci, TASKalfa 5550ci, TASKalfa 4550ci, TASKalfa 3550ci, and TASKalfa 3050ci color MFPs; as well as the TASKalfa 8000i, TASKalfa 6500i, TASKalfa 5500i, TASKalfa 4500i, TASKalfa 3500i monochrome MFPs.
“Kyocera´s TASKalfa line is very intuitive and easy to navigate, and its ultra-reliability and long-life technology deliver superior performance over other products tested by BERTL” said Art Wynne, president, BERTL. “Kyocera´s TASKalfa devices are a powerful yet efficient series of color and monochrome MFPs optimized by HyPAS technology to make a MFP product line that clearly demonstrates what it means to achieve BERTL´s Office Line of the Year award.”
BERTL analysts evaluated several hundred MFPs in 2011 and identified many key features that made Kyocera´s TASKalfa series stand out from the competition, honoring the series with the BERTL Best Office Line of the Year award. BERTL analysts found that, from device setup, to printing, copying and scanning, all TASKalfa devices outperformed all other office product lines tested during the year.
“Kyocera is raising industry standards with all of its ultra-reliable products, and receiving BERTL´s Office Line of the Year award for its industry-leading TASKalfa line of MFPs is a result of our continual commitment to excellence.” said Ryuzo Morita, Corporate Strategy Planning Division, Managing Executive Officer for KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
BERTL combines its comprehensive knowledge of the competitive landscape with feedback from buyers about their product and supplier experiences to identify worthy products. While print or copy speeds are important, it is the feature set, functionality, and performance that are key considerations in judging which products are “BERTL´s Best.” BERTL examines network management utilities, concurrency and contention, print and copy productivity, image quality, return on investment, competitive advantages, accessibility, design and build quality, standard functions, modularity of design and upgrade path, installation, and several other categories to determine which products stand out from the competition.
The Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc., (BERTL) is an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective, independent, product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on imaging devices and software solutions. BERTL prohibits any manufacturer-control over its product evaluations, and bases its opinions, ratings and awards on a combination of rigorous analysis and worldwide customer satisfaction research across 11 testing criteria: Build Quality, Network Administration, Security, Workflow, Finish, Ease of Use, Media Handling, Printing, Image Quality, Features, and Price. At all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end user. BERTL´s evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL´s expense for the benefit of its worldwide subscriber base. To learn more about BERTL, visit www.BERTL.com or telephone 1.973.882.0200.
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. manufactures and markets black & white and color multifunctional products and laser printers as well as a range of wide-format imaging products. It also offers a portfolio of software and network solutions. Kyocera provides customers with print solutions that incorporate long-life components, which reduce the need to replace the drum and other image forming parts. This technology delivers a number of benefits: improved reliability reduced environmental impact and the lowest TCO in the printer industry. Combining these hardware strengths with the latest digital and network technologies, KYOCERA Document Solutions assists businesses of all sizes to maximize value and improve their document management processes.
Kyocera Corporation´s consolidated net revenues exceeded $15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2011. KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kyocera Corporation, the world´s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced fine ceramics and associated products, including solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components.