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February 26, 2018: Phenomenal Reliability & Performance Earn Kyocera Seven BLI 2018 Winter Picks Honors

Phenomenal Reliability & Performance Earn Kyocera Seven BLI 2018 Winter Picks Honors

The TASKalfa 8002i MFP, the ECOSYS M2640idw multifunctional printer, and others rate 10-out-of-10 for reliability in continuous 2-month testing.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – February 21, 2018 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that seven of their black and white devices were named 2018 Winter Picks by Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab, each earning their place on BLI’s Highly Recommended and Reliability Certified lists. Those devices include five TASKalfa MFPs: the 8002i, 7002i, 6002i, 5002i, 4002i, as well the ECOSYS P2040dw printer and the ECOSYS M2640idw multifunctional printer.

MFPs Score Perfect 10s for Reliability

BLI, known for their extremely high standards, subjected the five MFPs to intense and rigorous testing. Specifically, the TASKalfa 8002i and the TASKalfa 7002i were required to make 450,000 impressions in a continuous 2-month test run. The results: each experienced only a single misfeed during that extended time frame. Even more impressive, the remaining three MFPs were required to produce 225,000 impressions, experiencing zero misfeeds among them.

All told, the five MFPs produced 675,000 impressions, with 1 misfeed and 0 service calls. Such remarkable results scored BLI’s highest reliability rating: 10 out of 10.

“Reliability is extremely important to our customers, so it’s extremely important to us as well. This is a wonderful affirmation of our efforts in that regard,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Plus, our Kyocera patented drum technology means these devices are not only reliable, but also ecological and economical.”

Luxury Performance, Workhorse Power

BLI’s George Mikolay, Associate Director, Copiers/Production, was particularly impressed with the value these MFPs represent. “Kyocera’s Pick winners proved to be stellar players from which mid- to large-size businesses will certainly benefit,” said Mikolay. “Outstanding reliability, high quality, and fast speeds coupled with smooth integration with various productivity-enhancing, cost-saving, and security-boosting solutions… all at a lower-than-average price, make them an outstanding value proposition.” 

Printer Performance: “Exceptional”

The two printer entries achieved equally impressive results, being recognized as outstanding performers in the small workgroup category.“Robust and reliable, the KYOCERA ECOSYS P2040dw and ECOSYS M2640idw are compact, affordable, and gave an exceptional overall performance,” said Tony Maceri, Senior Test Technician for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “And with excellent reliability and simple maintenance procedures, users can expect minimal downtime.” 

With all seven devices offering standard wireless and Wi-Fi-Direct capabilities, higher than average paper capacity, and a low SRP for the features offered, these devices would be an asset to any small to mid-size workgroup.

Pricing and Availability

These products are available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices as follows:

TASKalfa 8002i $29,090.00
TASKalfa 7002i $22,900.00
TASKalfa 6002i $11,228.00
TASKalfa 5002i $9,545.00
TASKalfa 4002i $8,292.00
ECOSYS M2640idw $1,567.00
ECOSYS P2040dw $654.00

ABOUT KEYPOINT INTELLIGENCE - BUYERS LAB

Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop shop for the digital imaging industry. With their unparalleled tools and unmatched depth of knowledge, they cut through the noise of data to offer clients the unbiased insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales.

For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource. In a landscape that’s ever evolving, we change with it.

ABOUT BUYERS LAB PICK AWARDS

Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards, as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes our lab test earns Buyers Lab’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and our Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., 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 received numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability, and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation's consolidated net revenues were approximately $13 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2017.


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January 17, 2018: 2018 Industry Forecast Manufacturers Look to the Year Ahead

Compiled by: Brent Hoskins, Office Technology Magazine

January 17, 2018 - What will be the greatest opportunities in the new year? To find the answers, Office Technology magazine asked 11 MFP and printer manufacturers to share their expectations for 2018. Perhaps the insight shared will help you better position your dealership for success.

Each of the contributors was asked to address the following questions in essay form: What do you believe will be the greatest market and product opportunities for dealers in 2018? What are the best sales and marketing strategies for dealerships in pursuing these opportunities? What will be the most significant challenges dealers will face in 2018 and how can they best address them? What notable changes in demand/needs/expectations do you anticipate from end users in 2018? What do you see as the characteristics of the office technology dealership that is best positioned for success in 2018? Following are their responses.

The forecast for 2018 comes down to one thing.

It isn’t a buzzword. It isn’t cloud or mobile or apps or green or cybersecurity. It isn’t even a piece of technology. But it will be a focus for anyone selling the technology — the spectacular technology — our industry produces.

In 2018, success in document imaging will be driven by one thing: relationships. Success will be driven by both dealer/customer relationships and manufacturer/dealer relationships, and the strongest relationships will win. Technology continues to be the backbone of our industry — hardware primarily and software increasingly. We are technology companies. It’s what we sell, earning billions of dollars every year. For many years, our value to our customers was simply the technology itself. And every year it got faster, more reliable, and with more functions and features.

But that’s not how it works anymore. The value we provide is no longer the technology itself; it’s how that technology improves our customers’ businesses. Selling now means explaining how technology helps companies run more efficiently, how it simplifies everyday tasks and how the cost to customers is more than offset by the contribution to their bottom lines.

Yes, it is amazing that an MFP can be used to access a cloud-based CMS, retrieve a document and then send it directly to an iPhone anywhere in the world. But if your customer doesn’t understand how that particular capability will help its business, you won’t make a sale. And if that customer doesn’t believe that you know how its business works, and how to make it run better, you won’t make a sale.

It isn’t easy. Expertise in document- and data-related business processes takes time. Insight into a client’s specific business process takes discussions, and ongoing dialogue with multiple stakeholders and different departments. It takes time. In other words, the expertise your customers now require can only be achieved through deep, consultative relationships — trusted advisor relationships. The reward? The best, longest-lasting, most profitable sales opportunities.

This new reality will create significant challenges and enormous opportunities for individuals and organizations in our industry. It really depends on the mindset. For those willing to dig in, those determined to learn about their customers’ operational needs and issues, and those willing to embrace the idea that the sale is always ongoing, 2018 is going to be extremely rewarding.

"Success will be driven by both dealer/customer relationships andmanufacturer/dealer relationships, and the strongest relationships will win."

And what about manufacturers? What is our role? Is our responsibility simply to continue to develop innovation after innovation, to relentlessly improve every aspect of companies’ document and data infrastructures?

Absolutely. But that’s not all. In 2018, our success will also hinge on (you guessed it) relationships. As with the dealer/customer relationship, the manufacturer/dealer relationship will not just be about supplying technology, but about improving businesses — our dealers’ businesses. That will mean providing training opportunities in solutions selling, access to industry experts and whatever resources dealers need to serve as trusted advisors to their customers. At Kyocera, this kind of support continues to be our top priority.

In 2018, the document imaging industry will once again produce technology that enables businesses to run more productively, more efficiently and more profitably. And the dealerships that have the most trusted advisory relationships with their customers will sell more of it than ever before.


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December 12, 2017: Kyocera’s New Devices Featuring SMARTech: Perfect-Fit Starter MFPs for Small Business

Four new multifunctional devices print up to 11” x 17” output, a huge advantage in offices looking for big capabilities, a smaller footprint, and low Total Cost of Ownership.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – December 12, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced four new ECOSYS MFPs designed for workgroups and smaller offices looking for superior functionality in a smaller footprint. The ECOSYS M8130cidn and ECOSYS M8124cidn print in brilliant color, while the ECOSYS M4132idn and ECOSYS M4125idn feature crisp black and white.

The Right Fit
“The beauty of these devices is where they fit in our full line-up,” says Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “They’re the perfect upgrade for offices that can no longer get by with basic desktop printers – offices that need more functionality and more printing options, but don’t have unlimited floor space. These ECOSYS MFPs are the answer.”

They’re also a great fit for most budgets, offering a competitively low Total Cost of Ownership, a benefit for businesses of every size.

Multi-Functional & Mobile-Capable
The demands of today’s digital workflow grow more sophisticated by the minute. Even small- to medium-sized businesses are expected to process, manage and share data and documents in all its forms, often communicating with the network wirelessly from laptops and smart devices.
These ECOSYS MFPs are up to the challenge, providing print, copy, scan, and optional fax with the following benefits:

· Scalable Paper Handling – The 11”x17” handling capability of these devices will be a major advantage to offices previously limited to letter and legal size maximums of most desktop models.

· Mobility – For a workforce on the go, these devices can be customized with mobile print and scan capabilities, as well as Near Field Communication (NFC) printing from smart devices.

· Speed – The ECOSYS M8130cidn color MFP offers a print speed of up to 30 PPM, with the ECOSYS M4132idn black and white device at 32 ppm.

· Advanced options – Both the ECOSYS M8130cidn and ECOSYS M4132idn feature a 7” color touch screen with intuitive navigation and operation, a 500-sheet optional advanced finisher, and up to 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution (ECOSYS M8130cidn Series).

SMARTech Keeps Maintenance Time Low
Time spent on maintenance is a concern for every office – whether its routine scheduled maintenance, or unexpected interruptions requiring hardware replacement. That’s why these MFPs feature Kyocera’s Simple Management & Replacement Technology, or SMARTech, a modular design concept for easy-to-perform maintenance and service carried out by an Authorized Kyocera Reseller, or in some instances, even the end-users themselves. SMARTech reduces many maintenance tasks to a few quick, simple steps, keeping downtime to a minimum.

Pricing and Availability
The ECOSYS M8130cidn Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $8,259 for the ECOSYS M8130cidn and $7,149 for the ECOSYS M8124cidn. The ECOSYS M4132idn Series is priced at $5,879 for the ECOSYS M4132idn and $4,723 for the ECOSYS M4125idn. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at https://usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com


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November 01, 2017
Japan

KYOCERA Wins 4th Consecutive Good Design Award for Multifunctional Products: Two new A3 MFPs recognized for exceptional design, usability and ease of maintenance

Osaka, Japan - November 1, 2017 - Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. (President: Norihiko Ina), one of the world's leading manufacturers of document imaging solutions and document management systems, is pleased to announce that its new A3 multifunctional products (MFPs)*1, the ECOSYS M8130cidn and ECOSYS M4132idn have won the Good Design Award 2017 hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion (JDP), a public interest incorporated foundation.

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Replete with excellent attention to detail, including not only the appearance but also the design of the inside of the machine, these MFPs feature easy maintenance. The products won the award in recognition of their ease of maintenance realized through the unitization of all maintenance related functional components, and also in recognition of their excellent maintenance support system in combination with a preventive maintenance system achieved through remote control using cloud computing.

The MFPs require no special tools for maintenance as the necessary parts can be removed and returned easily. Focusing on usability, the products demonstrate ingenuity in the shapes and colors of parts to be handled, and also boasts high visibility achieved through labeling and the allocation of symbols. In addition, the MFPs are compatible with Wi-Fi Direct and NFC*2 as a standard feature in order to ensure that cloud services and mobile devices, both of which are frequently used for business purposes today, can also be used conveniently. By reinforcing IT features, this product enhances the possibility of improving document workflow.

Furthermore, the products' compact body (590 mm wide x 590 mm deep) has a design that makes the machine look sleek from any angle, even from the back. Consequently, the product can be installed not only against a wall, but also beside a desk or in the center of an office, expanding office layout possibilities.

Encouraged by receiving this award, Kyocera will continue to develop products with close attention not only to performance, but also to design and usability, thereby helping to establish an environment in which customers can engage in document work even more comfortably.

  • *1Release dates vary according to the country.
  • *2NFC (Near-Field Communication): Data communication is established between two electronic devices simply by bringing one of them within 10cm of the other.

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. 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.


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SEPTEMBER 25, 2017: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES GLOBAL GARTNER EVENT SPONSORSHIP

Osaka, Japan - 25 September, 2017- Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. (President : Norihiko Ina) today announced a major sponsorship deal with Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, the world’s gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives.

Kyocera will have a prominent presence at five events, held in United States, Brazil, Australia, Spain, and India, showcasing its cutting-edge portfolio of customer-oriented solutions including Enterprise Content Management (ECM*1) solutions designed to resolve business challenges in workflow efficiency, productivity, security, and cost-effective processes in the digital era.

Through a combination of exhibitions, workshops, and speaking sessions, Kyocera aims to highlight the pressing trends currently facing the document solutions industry, and demonstrate how the company’s expanding and diversifying portfolio will ensure that CIOs and IT decision makers can cope with modern business demands.

Kyocera is one of the major contributors to innovation and advancement in the IT industry, which makes the organization’s involvement with Gartner Symposium/ITxpo an ideal partnership. The events bring together the industry’s foremost leaders and analysts, and through this sponsorship Kyocera look forward to sharing this innovative portfolio that will help businesses adapt and evolve for the future.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, the world's gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives, will be sequentially held in eight countries*2 around the world.

*1 ECM is an abbreviation of Enterprise Content Management, and refers to a company's data integration, efficient management, and workflow automation solutions.

*2 In 2017, the events are held in Dubai, South Africa, US, Brazil, Australia, Spain Japan and India, and have already been held in Dubai and South Africa.

About The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

The Gartner Symposium is the world's important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives, providing a strategic view on the trends that shape IT and business.

Place (Country)

Date

Orlando, Florida, USA

Oct.1 (Sun.) - 5 (Thu.), 2017

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Oct.23 (Mon.) - 26 (Thu.), 2017

Gold Coast, Australia

Oct.30 (Mon.) - Nov.2 (Thu.), 2017

Barcelona, Spain

Nov.5 (Sun.) - 9 (Thu.), 2017

Goa, India

Nov.13 (Mon) - 16 (Thu.), 2017

Exhibition in 2016 (From left: Orlando, Florida, US / Gold Coast, Australia / Goa, India)

About KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.

Kyocera Document Solutions, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including color and monochrome multifunctional products as well as 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 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 2017, Kyocera Corporation's net sales totaled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. USD 12.7 billion).


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August 2, 2017: One of World’s Leading Document Solutions Companies Acquires North America’s Leading Provider of Business Process Solutions 

Businesses of all sizes expected to benefit from combined expertise, greater resources of DataBank and KYOCERA Document Solutions America.

King of Prussia, PA and Fairfield, NJ – August 2, 2017– KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the acquisition of DataBank IMX. This acquisition represents an extension of the successful alliance between KYOCERA and DataBank, formed in 2016.  DataBank is the single largest North American reseller of Hyland OnBase, an award-winning global enterprise content management (ECM) solution platform.

For both firms, joining forces represents a significant leap forward in capabilities, bringing together an award-winning business process solutions provider and a global total document solutions provider. Together, they have the financial power to further their investment in the expansion of custom services and advanced document workflow scanning and printing solutions; offering customers a new level of consultative expertise in simplifying complex workflows, managing mission-critical information, and optimizing business performance. In addition, the direct integration of their collective offerings provide a true end-to-end total solutions approach; the net result is the ability to better serve their valued customers.

“Coming together with Kyocera is a tremendous opportunity for our existing and prospective customers,” said Chuck Bauer, CEO at DataBank. “The acquisition will enable us to offer innovative new solutions and services tailored to rapidly changing market needs.”

DataBank is the country’s premier provider of business process automation solutions, with offices across the United States. Since 1991, the company has helped organizations maximize productivity and reduce operational costs by streamlining document, data and workflow business processes. The new relationship with Kyocera will open new service opportunities for DataBank.

As a global leader in document imaging and workflow technology, Kyocera provides an extraordinary range of document imaging hardware, software solutions, and related services. The acquisition of DataBank builds on the company’s expertise in data beyond the document, further supporting its capabilities as a true Total Document Solutions (TDS) provider.

“DataBank has already proven to be an outstanding partner,” explained Yukio Ikeda, President and CEO of KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “We’ve confirmed that not only are we truly complementary partners on a product and service level, but also that we share the same passion and commitment to our customers.  As a combined entity, we can accelerate our own growth as we collaborate on developing new ways to help our customers thrive.”

The business optimization products and solutions created by the acquisition are available to companies and organizations throughout North America. These services are offered through DataBank’s nationwide team of BPI specialists, through Kyocera’s national network of Authorized Resellers, as well as through Kyocera’s Direct Sales Organization, and its Enterprise, Strategic, & National Accounts Division.

To learn more about Kyocera and DataBank, and the many new business process solutions and services provided, please visit https://usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

ABOUT DATABANK

DataBank (www.DataBankIMX.com), simplifies your business processes to help you meet your organization’s objectives – reducing costs, saving time, and increasing productivity each step of the way. Our scalable offerings range from document scanning, data capture solutions, enterprise content management software, business process outsourcing, staff augmentation, and workflow design and implementation. These highly configurable, ‘a la carte’ solutions can be out-of-the-box for hassle-free deployment, customized to address unique business needs, or completely managed by our team of experts, allowing you to focus on your core business.

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS, INC & KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is recognized worldwide for its broad portfolio of award-winning document imaging and workflow solutions. These advanced devices are renowned for unique, long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability, less waste and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Complementing Kyocera’s hardware portfolio is a full suite of versatile business applications software and professional consultative services. The synergy between Kyocera hardware and software unleashes the full potential within every deployment, enabling customers to transform document workflows into seamless processes that build efficient, productive workgroups.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (https://usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com), is the North, Central and South American headquarters located in Fairfield, N.J. They are a group company of KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc.

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7 Kyocera Devices Earn "Outstanding" Reviews in the BLI Summer 2017 Pick Awards


Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab experts cite seamless integration, high-quality output, mobile connectivity, and more.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 25, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that seven devices have received the prestigious BLI Summer 2017 Pick Awards from Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab.

·         TASKalfa 8052ci Color MFP
·         TASKalfa 7052ci Color MFP
·         TASKalfa 5052ci Color MFP
·         TASKalfa 4052ci Color MFP
·         TASKalfa 3552ci Color MFP
·         TASKalfa 2552ci Color MFP
·         ECOSYS P3055dn Black & White Printer

Across the board, these devices were recognized as outstanding for a wide variety of benefits and features: professional performance, high-quality output, extreme reliability, and excellent value, each a Kyocera hallmark.

The categories chosen by BLI for their importance to the end-user.

“Kyocera’s Summer 2017 Pick winners proved to be true workhorses, with exceptional reliability,” said George Mikolay, Associate Director of A3/Production for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “The devices have robust feature sets, very good usability, and seamless integration with business software and applications, all at lower than average price points, making them a strong value proposition.”

Maximum Uptime

Kyocera’s leadership in reliability is well established. The company’s long-life a-Si (amorphous silicon) drums are among the industry’s most durable. During the 2017 Summer Picks 6-month evaluation period, the TASKalfa 8052ci produced 400,000 impressions and 40,000 scans, with no misfeeds recorded and no service required.

Mobile Connectivity, Seamless Integration

Other areas of scrutiny in the BLI 2017 Summer Picks were mobile support, and seamless integration with embedded applications – areas crucial to today’s users, and categories in which the Kyocera devices also excelled.

“Through Kyocera’s HyPAS platform, businesses can leverage embedded and integrated solutions to reduce costs and boost security and user productivity,” said Mikolay.

The devices also support mobile printing via Wi-Fi Connect, NFC, Apple AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, and KYOCERA Mobile Print to accommodate on-the-go and BYOD-centric workers. 

Small Workgroups to Large Workgroups

The seven award-winning Kyocera color devices offer excellent value, providing professional output designed to meet the needs of companies in any industry. From small workgroups that require versatility, to marketing-focused groups that demand high-resolution and brilliant color, to larger document-intensive environments that need speed and reliability, these Kyocera color MFPs and ECOSYS printers exceed expectations.

Pricing and Availability

TASKalfa MFPs and ECOSYS printers are available through authorized Kyocera dealers at a range of price points depending on model. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at https://usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

ABOUT KEYPOINT INTELLIGENCE - BUYERS LAB

Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop shop for the digital imaging industry. With their unparalleled tools and unmatched depth of knowledge, they cut through the noise of data to offer clients the unbiased insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales.

For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource. In a landscape that’s every evolving, they change with it.

ABOUT BUYERS LAB PICK AWARDS

Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes their lab test earns Buyers Lab’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and their Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.

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Seven KYOCERA Products Awarded "Summer 2017 Pick" from BLI

July 20, 2017
Japan

Osaka, Japan - July 20, 2017 - Seven Kyocera products have been awarded coveted "Summer 2017 Pick" commendations from Buyers Lab (BLI), one of the world's foremost printing product testing providers, Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. announced today.

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BLI, the world-renowned testing body which conducts in-depth, unbiased research into the document imaging industry, named both color and monochrome products as outstanding products by BLI in their Summer Pick awards 2017, with Kyocera's color MFP models (TASKalfa 2552ci, 3552ci, 4052ci, 5052ci, 7052ci and 8052ci) and monochrome printer, ECOSYS P3055dn, all achieving recognition. The prizes acknowledge the hardware and software offerings that measure up as the best in their respective categories, following rigorous lab testing.

BLI were also quick to acknowledge Kyocera's products for their high reliability and value propositions.

"Kyocera's Summer 2017 Pick winners proved to be true workhorses, with exceptional reliability," said George Mikolay, Associate Director of A3/Production at BLI. "On top of that, the devices have robust feature sets, very good usability, and seamless integration with business software and applications, making them a strong value proposition."

CategoryModelSummer Pick
MFP TASKalfa 2552ci Outstanding 25-ppm Color Copier MFP
TASKalfa 3552ci Outstanding 35-ppm Color Copier MFP
TASKalfa 4052ci Outstanding 40-ppm Color Copier MFP
TASKalfa 5052ci Outstanding 50-ppm Color Copier MFP
TASKalfa 7052ci Outstanding 65- to 70-ppm Color Copier MFP
TASKalfa 8052ci Outstanding 70- to 80-ppm Color Copier MFP
Printer ECOSYS P3055dn Outstanding Printer for Large Workgroups
  • *The availability of the products differs by each country or region.

About Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab

Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop shop for the digital imaging industry. With unparalleled tools and unmatched depth of knowledge, BLI cuts through the noise of data to offer clients the unbiased insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales.

For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry's resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource.

About Buyers Lab Pick Awards

Buyers Lab (BLI) Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes our lab test earns Buyers Lab's Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and our Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.


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June 20, 2017

Even Better Performance. Even More Capabilities. Even Less Impact on the Environment.


New top-of-the-line, high-capacity color printer from KYOCERA Document Solutions America features wide-ranging innovations for midsize workgroups. 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – June 20, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the ECOSYS P8060cdn, an exceptional high-capacity, print-only device ideal for midsize companies and workgroups.

The core print capabilities are outstanding: full 1200x1200 dpi, up to 60-ppm in black & white and 55-ppm in color, up to 12”x18” media support, with standard paper capacity of 1,150 sheets, expandable up to 7,150 sheets, with professional finishing capabilities.

“In terms of print functionality, the ECOSYS P8060cdn delivers everything our customers expect,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “However, that’s only the beginning.”


Mobile Print Capabilities, Security & Cost Control, 9” Color Touch-Screen Interface, and More

The ECOSYS P8060cdn comes with Wi-Fi Direct and NFC capabilities for Android mobile devices. The printer is HyPAS-enabled, ready to run KYOCERA Mobile PrintTM, Apple AirPrint®, and Google Cloud PrintTM, as well as Kyocera’s security and cost control business applications, including AccessLockTM and CentraQ Pro®. All capabilities are easily accessible through the 9” color touch-screen interface.

The ECOSYS P8060cdn features an innovative revolving toner system that simplifies mechanics and reduces energy requirements. The printer supports tiered-color billing, as well as Kyocera Fleet Services (KFS) – a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.


New Toner Technology: Superior Image Quality, More Environmentally Advanced

The brilliant 1200x1200 print resolution is further enhanced by Kyocera’s new toner technology. Colors are deeper and more vivid, blacks are sharper and more well-defined – especially thin-ruled lines and smaller characters.

The ECOSYS P8060cdn uses toner engineered with smaller particles, which require less heat to fuse them to the page, reducing energy consumption. There is an ingenious, environmentally friendly toner container replacement system in which empty black toner containers can be re-used as waste toner containers, which minimizes landfill waste – as does the Toner Locking System that ensures containers are completely empty before they are replaced.

“Kyocera has always offered some of the industry’s best high-performance print-only devices,” continued Cole. “With the ECOSYS P8060cdn, we’ve raised the bar once again.”

Pricing and Availability

The ECOSYS P8060cdn is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $6,188. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.


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April 25, 2017

Meeting the New Customer Needs: KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s Business & Technology Conference

Kyocera “Navigates for Success” in a Changing Industry

Las Vegas, NV – April 19, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, kicked off Fiscal Year ‘18 with its Business & Technology Conference, held this year at the spectacular Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The annual event gathered more than 1,000 dealer participants from across the Americas, global leadership from the parent company in Japan, a panel of industry experts, and many of Kyocera’s most important vendor partners. 

The conference’s theme of “Navigate Your Success” was Kyocera’s response to an industry in transition – as customers increasingly look for help managing not only their documents, but all forms of information needed to run their businesses. 

Kyocera leadership renewed their promise to be dealers’ “best partner for growth,” supporting them in more ways than ever before: enhanced service offerings, new technology, improved infrastructure and online tools, educational seminars, industry insights, and continued strong channel support. The three-day event coincided with the beginning of the KYOCERA Document Solutions’ new fiscal year, and began with President & CEO Mr. Yukio Ikeda reporting a sixth consecutive record-breaking year of sales for the Americas. “It is always an honor and a pleasure to celebrate great results,” Ikeda stated, before quickly turning to the company’s plans for the future: Total Document Solutions 2.0. 

Documents and Data 

“Documents will always be crucial to customers’ businesses, and therefore our business,” said Danielle Wolowitz, VP of Corporate Marketing. “But customers are thinking about more than just documents.” 

Through Total Document Solutions 2.0, KYOCERA Document Solutions America is increasingly supporting its dealers’ ability to service the evolving needs of their customers. The starting point is an expanded relationship for dealers with business process solutions provider, DataBank. The company’s alliance with DataBank was created to offer customers a new level of consultative expertise in simplifying complex workflows, and optimizing business performance. The company’s BPI capabilities and the soon-to-come IT Services offerings, specifically Workspace as a Service, are at the heart of the Total Document Solutions 2.0 (TDS 2.0) approach. 

Mr. Ikeda explained, “We provide the services our customers need. Documents are only part of their overall data needs.” 

Kyocera Fleet Services: Broadening the Scope 

Introduced last year, Kyocera Fleet Services is a real-time remote monitoring service that has been rolled out throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and South America. Kyocera announced integration with ECI’s e-Automate platform, enabling meter-reading capability of both Kyocera and other manufacturers’ devices, as well as an open API interface and remote address book editing. “It’s a win-win for dealers and customers alike,” said Terry Knopsnyder, Vice President Engineering at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. 

Online Access Easier than Ever 

A major overhaul to Kyocera’s online presence promises to make navigating the public website and channel-partner portals easier than ever. For dealers, the new KDACentral brings virtually all interaction to a single-log-in, easy-to-navigate portal. Dealers can access all marketing collateral and software downloads, or visit the Partner Commerce System with improved order entry and tracking. For customers, the public website has been redesigned as well, with new pages, new resources, and a whole new look. All new websites will go live in early May. 

Stronger Product Line, More Business Applications 

FY ‘17 saw Kyocera roll out a major upgrade to its product line, resulting in numerous awards and certifications from Buyers Lab, Better Buys, IDC, BTA, Cerner®, and Japan’s Good Design Award. The company continues to grow its industry-leading application library. KYOCERA Net Manager is a business application that integrates key management functions into a single, secure, server-based web app. Connector apps for Hyland AirBase and Hyland ShareBase add to Kyocera’s ability to integrate its devices seamlessly with leading document management software. The company announced further enhancements to some of its most popular applications, including PinPoint Scan™, AccuSender®, and the DMConnect family. 

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April 3, 2017
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Appoints New President 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 1, 2017 – Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the promotion of Mr. Norihiko Ina to President of parent company Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., joining Mr. Takashi Kuki, Vice Chairman, in executive management at the company’s headquarters in Osaka, Japan. Kyocera Document Solutions consists of five global regional headquarters, and over 85 individual sales companies. 

Mr. Ina joined Mita Industrial Company Ltd., which was later incorporated into the Kyocera Group, in April of 1987, and held several positions within sales and business strategy divisions in both Japan and Europe. In September 2011, Mr. Ina was named President of Kyocera Document Solutions America, and led the Americas through five years of record growth. In April 2016, Mr. Ina returned to Japan as Senior General Manager of the Corporate Sales Division of Kyocera Document Solutions. 

“Mr. Ina was recently named president of our parent company, Kyocera Document Solutions. This is great news for us. First, we know Mr. Ina very well through his time in the U.S. as an excellent leader. And also it’s very beneficial for us to have a president of our parent company who understands our market so well,” said Yukio Ikeda, President and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions America. “For me, this is one of many reasons to be excited about the future of our business.” 

In his new capacity as President of Kyocera Document Solutions, Mr. Ina will oversee worldwide sales for the document imaging group, and sit on the board of directors of Kyocera Corporation, the parent company of Kyocera Document Solutions. Mr. Ina, along with Mr. Kuki, will continue to drive global growth for the Kyocera Document Solutions Group. 

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March 24, 2017
Kyocera Corporation Recognized As One of the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics

 

Kyocera’s patent success rate and global reach help capture award for third consecutive year! 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 23, 2017 – Kyocera Corporation, the parent company of KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc., announced that it was recognized as one of the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics, a worldwide information solution provider. Kyocera’s patent success rate and global reach were identified as outstanding for 2016, the company’s third consecutive year receiving the award. A trophy was presented at the company’s headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. 

The Top 100 Global Innovators awards have been presented annually since 2011 to recognize leading enterprises and research institutions for their innovative efforts. Honorees are selected by Clarivate Analytics after an analysis of intellectual property and patents using Clarivate’s original methodology. The awards were originated by Thomson Reuters. 

Candidates are evaluated by patent and citation data across four main criteria: “Volume,” “Success,” “Influence” and “Globalization.” Among the above factors, “Success” and “Globalization” led to Kyocera’s recognition as one of the world’s top innovators. 

Kyocera has a tradition of innovative research and development, as well as a deep respect for the intellectual property rights of others. Kyocera recently opened an additional patent office in Europe (Germany), which follows similar offices established in Japan, the U.S. and China, to maximize IP development and protection. Europe is one of the most important markets for the Kyocera Group, especially for automotive and environmental related products. As promising intellectual property rights, Kyocera holds a diverse range of patents including smartphone related technologies, wireless technologies pertinent to IoT, and applied technology for piezoelectric devices. In 2016, Kyocera Group companies obtained a total of 1,132 patents in the U.S., according to the top 1,000 list that U.S. IFI CLAIMS Patent Service announced in January, 2017. 

Kyocera Corporation has over 69,000 employees worldwide, and 235 group companies spanning a diverse range of products including advanced materials, components, devices, equipment, networks and services. KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc., a core company of Kyocera Corporation, has over 71 group companies and manufactures and sells multifunctional products as well as printers. 

Methodology of Top 100 Global Innovators 

Clarivate Analytics surveys four main criteria to select the Top 100 Global Innovators. For details, please see the link below. 

http://top100innovators.stateofinnovation.com/content/methodology 

About Clarivate Analytics 

Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, Clarivate Analytics (C.A.) owns and operates a collection of leading subscription-based services focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property management. C.A. is now an independent company with over 4,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well-known brands that include Web of Science, Cortellis, Thomson Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet, among others. 

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March 15, 2017
New Fiery Digital Front End for Newest Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs Streamlines Digital Color Print Workflows 

 

FREMONT, Calif., March 15, 2017 – Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) announced today the launch of an EFI™ Fiery® digital front end (DFE) for the new Kyocera® TASKalfa® 8052ci and TASKalfa 7052ci MFPs. 

“Office workgroups are successfully expanding the range of high-quality documents they can produce in-house, reducing outsourcing expenses by creating their most important color documents with TASKalfa MFPs and EFI Fiery technologies,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Having this Fiery system available for our newest, higher-volume TASKalfa color models allows our customers to do even more with their print without compromising on quality.” 

The Fiery Printing System 16 for Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs offers great color and image quality, along with optional tools for automated job submission. Customers can expand their capabilities for personalized printing using the integrated variable data printing (VDP) capabilities of Fiery FreeForm™. Optional Fiery Hot Folder and Virtual Printer features can reduce errors and automate repetitive tasks for all office workers. 

The Fiery DFE offers impressive performance, processing complex, content- and image-rich files thanks to Fiery SmartRIP technology for intelligent, streamlined processing of queued jobs. Users benefit from the ability to process and produce professional-looking booklets, brochures, manuals, and flyers in-house and on demand, at a fraction of the cost of outsourcing. 

Users also gain improved color results with tools such as Fiery Spot-On™ to ensure the best match for PANTONE® colors. Printing management is easier with Fiery VUE, a certified desktop application for the Fiery DFE that simplifies the process for creating professional-looking print materials such as booklets, sales guides, and manuals in just a few clicks. The application, which can be downloaded for free at www.efi.com/fieryvue, also provides users with an instant 3D preview of the finished product. 

Advanced management and superior automation 

Fiery Booklet Maker, another automated feature for the new DFE, is a driver-based imposition tool that allows users to print multiple pages of a print job from any application in a booklet style without the need for more advanced imposition programs. And, an optional Fiery Productivity Package gives users the ability to perform advanced queue management tasks, automated job submission and preparation, and last-minute image corrections. 

“The Fiery Printing System 16 feature EFI’s latest, most advanced, digital production technology platform – Fiery FS200 system software – for uncompromising performance,” said John Henze, vice president, Fiery marketing, EFI. “Fiery VUE allows TASKalfa users to easily produce professional documents with a visual, interactive desktop printing application and can reduce paper and toner consumption.” 

For more information about Fiery Driven™ digital print production, please visit www.efi.com. For more information about Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs, visit usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com. 

ABOUT EFI 

EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com) 

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March 7, 2017
Building on Success: KYOCERA Document Solutions America Announces Arrival of Improved Black & White Printer Series


Mobile printing, scalable memory, storage and paper capacity among most impressive features of ECOSYS P3060dn Series. 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 7, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the ECOSYS P3060dn black & white printer series. 

This series of advanced, high-speed black & white printers was designed to build on the success of Kyocera’s existing ECOSYS FS-4300DN series, offering increased processing power, memory, and Wi-Fi Direct Capability. For growing businesses, the ECOSYS P3060dn Series delivers performance, reliability, and exceptional versatility. 

The ECOSYS P3060dn series has four models – the ECOSYS P3060dn (62-ppm), ECOSYS P3055dn (57-ppm), ECOSYS P3050dn (52-ppm) and the ECOSYS P3045dn (47-ppm). A true workhorse, this series features expanded paper capacity up to 2,600 sheets, and extended preventive maintenance cycles: up to 500,000 prints for the three higher-speed models, and up to 300,000 prints for the ECOSYS P3045dn. “Our goal is to help our customers maximize their business potential,” said Chuck Clarke, Product Marketing Manager, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This series accomplishes just that, offering the advanced capabilities today’s workgroups need – and expect.” 

The series’ 5-line LCD screen and hard key control panel make for a straightforward and reliable user experience. Each model provides multiple ways to offer on-the-go printing, through optional wireless, Wi-Fi Direct or a direct hardwire into the network. The series also includes upgrade options for both memory and storage, to 2.5 GB and 128 GB, respectively, allowing workgroups to tailor their device to their unique business needs. 

The ECOSYS P3060dn Series is KYOCERA Fleet Services-ready. KYOCERA Fleet Services (KFS) is a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet. 

“Our customers are looking for more powerful black & white printers that can grow with their business,” Clarke continued. “And we’re proud to say that this is it.” 

Pricing and Availability 

The ECOSYS P3060dn Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $2,439 for the ECOSYS P3060dn, $1,629 for the ECOSYS P3055dn, $1,469 for the ECOSYS P3050dn and $1,259 for the ECOSYS P3045dn. 

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February 16, 2017
Nation’s Top Service Technician Honored by KYOCERA Document Solutions America 


Ken Dishon from CTWP bests four other regional finalists in culmination of rigorous, three-stage competition.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – February 16, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the five regional finalists and one national winner of the Kyocera Technical Service Awards competition for 2016. 

Ken Dishon from CTWP (based in Waco, Texas) was named the Kyocera Top Technician for 2016, among more than 4000 technicians at Kyocera dealerships throughout the United States. He will join other winners from around the world in an all-expense-paid, 7-day tour of Japan and Vietnam, including Kyocera facilities and factories in both countries. 

The three-stage competition began in July with an online test of overall technical proficiency and Kyocera-specific technical expertise, including installation, preventative maintenance, and trouble-shooting for any TASKalfa MFP, ECOSYS printer, or business application. Top performers then competed in one of five on-site regional finals, where the regional winners were chosen: 

  • Lance Roberts, Century Business Products, Inc., Eastern Region
  • Scott Tracy, Business Machines Company of Tennessee, Southeast Region
  • Ken Dishon, CTWP, Southern Region
  • Matt Williams, Document Technologies of America / Arizona, Southwest Region
  • Robert Finley, Advanced Business Systems, Inc., Western Region


In early December, the regional winners were awarded with a trip to the National Training Center in Dallas, Texas, where they competed in a full-day series of challenges covering any technical aspect of any Kyocera device. With a near-perfect performance, Ken Dishon emerged victorious. 

“Even the most digitally advanced document solutions rely on the performance of physical, real-world devices,” said Terry Knopsnyder, Vice President of Engineering at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Ultimately, these exceptional technicians make everything we do possible.” 

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January 17, 2017

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Simplifies Digital Data-Capture from Paper Documents

DMConnect Pro streamlines paper-to-digital information flow, improves accuracy for document-related processes across the entire enterprise.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 17, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of DMConnect Pro. This powerful capture-and-distribution business application provides several essential functions, including information-capture from paper documents and 2D barcode scanning. 

DMConnect Pro uses OCR and Forms Recognition technology to interpret and extract information from scanned documents. Data from paper documents can be captured, processed, and routed to any system or database, anywhere in the enterprise. 

The application automatically applies customizable templates for different document types, and allows users to correct, add, and search for specific data – all through the intuitive drag-and-drop user-interface on the MFP control panel. 

“Companies don’t just need access to documents, they need access to the information within those documents,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “DMConnect Pro provides our customers with a way to do just that, quickly, easily, and securely.” 

With the addition of Kyocera’s Card Authentication kit, DMConnect Pro can integrate with active directory to further increase security. Employees can use their existing HID proximity cards to establish their access credentials with a single swipe. 

DMConnect Pro also features scanning capabilities using QR Codes, such as 2D and PDF-417 type barcodes, eliminating the need for manual data entry and reducing the potential for human error. Barcode scanning functionality is particularly valuable for law firms and other enterprises that store and retrieve files with hundreds or thousands of documents. 

DMConnect Pro is one of more than 60 business applications offered by KYOCERA Document Solutions to help companies streamline their document management process more efficiently and cost-effectively on any HyPAS-enabled Kyocera MFP. 

“Apps help enterprises across industries simplify, and improve, their work processes,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division. “DMConnect Pro is an application that doesn’t just enhance the way companies manage paper-based information – it completely changes the game.” 

Pricing and Availability 

DMConnect Pro powered by Nuance is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,810.00 for one license. 

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January 3, 2017

“Teaching Assistant®” Receives Prestigious “Pick” Award from the Analysts at BLI

Business application from KYOCERA Document Solutions America simplifies creating, printing, grading, and analysis of “fill in the bubble” tests.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – December 22, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that its business application Teaching Assistant® has been honored with a 2017 Pick award as “Outstanding Education Market Solution” from the analysts at Buyers Lab (BLI), and has received its prestigious Gold Tested Solution rating.

BLI is the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware, and services, and its coveted Pick award recognize the most impressive solutions evaluated by BLI during the previous 12-month test cycle. BLI’s analysts were impressed with Teaching Assistant’s ease-of-use and wide range of analytical tools, calling it an affordable solution for any school looking to assess student performance more efficiently.

Teaching Assistant® is an MFP-based application that enables teachers to create and print multiple-choice “fill in the bubble” test forms, as well as grade and analyze completed tests automatically by scanning the answer key and answer sheets. The analytical tools include a grade-range histogram, top 10 easiest/hardest questions, and a combined student performance chart.

“Kyocera’s Teaching Assistant® is a time-saving, education-enhancing tool for teachers,” said Jamie Bsales, Director, Office Workflow Solutions Analysis at BLI. “It streamlines many of the processes involved in multiple-choice testing, helping teachers spend more time on other important classroom activities.”

Optional integration with Microsoft Excel provides even greater insight, enabling teachers to use a PC to create tests, perform additional analysis, and chart test results. With Teaching Assistant®, educators have a deeper understanding of overall class performance, including which subject or content areas that may need further emphasis.

Teaching Assistant® is among more than 60 business applications offered by Kyocera to help companies and schools alike capture, distribute, and manage their documents more efficiently and cost-effectively.

“Kyocera is proud of Teaching Assistant®, as well as this recognition from Buyers Lab,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “The application is designed to help teachers do what they do best: teach.”

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (www.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 received numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $13.32 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support.

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December 2, 2016

Two More Wins for KYOCERA Document Solutions America: TASKalfa 6052ci and TASKalfa 3011i Series Recognized 

Leading industry authority cites unique feature-set and overall value in multiple endorsements of latest color and monochrome MFPs.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – December 2, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Better Buys has given its coveted Editor’s Choice Award to the Kyocera TASKalfa 6052ci Series and the TASKalfa 3011i Series in the color MFP and black-and-white MFP categories, respectively.

Better Buys is a leading authority in reviewing and evaluating software and technology products. For more than 20 years, Better Buys has been helping organizations of all sizes make smarter purchasing decisions. Of the TASKalfa 6052ci color MFP series, Better Buys noted its “excellent scalability” and called it “an exceptional choice for medium to large workgroups in need of color printing/copying and multi-functionality.” Specifically, Better Buys was impressed with the series’ flexible paper handling, 9" color touch-screen interface, and optional EFI Fiery controller.

“The 6052ci series was built for the modern workplace,” said Melissa Pardo-Bunte, Editor, at Better Buys. “With its tablet-like interface, standard Wi-Fi connectivity, and access to Kyocera’s industry-leading library of business applications, this series will fundamentally improve the way organizations manage their documents.”

In the black-and-white category, Better Buys analysts praised the TASKalfa 3011i series’ upgraded capabilities, including more hard drive memory, intuitive user interface, higher paper capacity on two of its document feeders, and a higher processor speed. Better Buys called special attention to the first-page-copy time of only 3.6 seconds. Like the TASKalfa 6052ci, all TASKalfa 3011i devices are HyPAS enabled and able to run Kyocera’s 60+ business applications.

“We were extremely impressed with the overall functionality of the TASKalfa 3011ci series,” said Pardo-Bunte.

Both the TASKalfa 6052ci and TASKalfa 3011i series are KYOCERA Fleet Services-ready. KYOCERA Fleet Services (KFS) is a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows dealers to handle many maintenance tasks without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.

Kyocera is thrilled to be recognized in two of Better Buys most competitive categories.

“We design document solutions that offer the reliability and performance our customers need – and that our dealers want,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “The recognition from Better Buys makes us proud of all the work that we do.”

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November 3, 2016

Highly Recommended: BLI Delivers Rave Review of New MFP from KYOCERA Document Solutions America 

Leading industry authority cites reliability and performance in comprehensive 2-month analysis of TASKalfa 3252ci.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 2, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has awarded the Kyocera TASKalfa 3252ci its “Highly Recommended” and “Reliability Certified" ratings for 2016.

BLI is a leading independent provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, trusted by buyers and IT directors around the world. Over two months, BLI conducted rigorous assessments of virtually all features, capabilities, and performance measures. The TASKalfa 3252ci was rated as “an excellent overall performer.”

The assessment included a 125,000-impression reliability test, during which time the MFP experienced only one misfeed. BLI analysts noted that the MFP’s long-life components and high maximum paper capacity mean less frequent interruptions, and that both color and monochrome output remained consistent over long runs.

The TASKalfa 3252ci impressed Buyers Lab with its fast first-print and first-copy times, as well as its fast scan speed. The device is HyPAS-enabled, ready to run any of Kyocera’s industry-leading library of business applications. BLI analysts called special attention to the mobile printing capabilities.

“WiFi-Direct and NFC support for Android are both standard, and the device can run Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and KYOCERA Mobile Print,” said George Mikolay, Senior Editor for A3 and Production Hardware at BLI. “This MFP is ideal for today’s mobile workforce.”

“Both dealers and customers are looking for reliability and performance – and this is it,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This recommendation from BLI confirms everything we’ve been saying about the TASKalfa 3252ci.” 

The MFP features a unique waste toner design: expired black cartridges can be used as waste containers, reducing storage requirements and landfill waste. The design earned the TASKalfa 3252ci a Summer 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation.

“With its low price, robust feature set, and strong overall performance, the MFP is an excellent value for small to mid-size workgroups,” continued BLI’s Mikolay. “BLI highly recommends the Kyocera TASKalfa 3252ci for monthly volumes of up to 15,000 impressions.”

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (www.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 received numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $13.32 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016.


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October 26, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Receives Buyers Lab “Gold” Rating for DMConnect 

Leading industry authority cites power, ease of use, and workflow productivity in enthusiastic endorsement of Kyocera’s customizable business application.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 25, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has awarded Kyocera DMConnect its “Gold Tested Solution” rating in its recent hands-on evaluation.

BLI is a leading independent provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, trusted by buyers and IT directors around the world. BLI analysts were impressed with DMConnect’s “combination of power and simplicity,” calling it an affordable solution for a company’s essential document capture/routing needs.

“It’s easy for network administrators. It’s even easier for end-users,” said Jamie Bsales, Director, Office Workflow Solutions Analysis at BLI. “DMConnect is a truly impressive solution for streamlining document workflow.”

DMConnect is among more than 60 business applications offered by Kyocera to help companies across industries capture, distribute, and manage their documents more efficiently and cost-effectively.

“Kyocera is proud of DMConnect and thrilled with the recommendation from Buyers Lab. We’re confident that our dealers and their customers will be equally impressed,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Our customers are looking to simplify their work processes. Apps continue to play a central role. In addition to technology upgrades, they’re requesting workflow improvements. DMConnect delivers just that.”

DMConnect is an MFP- and server-based application that enables any Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFP to serve as an on-ramp to a company’s existing Document Management System. Paper documents can be captured, automatically indexed, processed, and routed for storage – all from the MFP control panel. They can be added to e-mails, network folders, Microsoft SharePoint, ODBC-databases, and other document management systems through XML import.

With tight integration with Active Directory, plus device- and user-grouping capabilities, DMConnect also allows administrators to restrict user access for added security. The application has developed several different components tailored for organizations operating in the education, finance, healthcare, and legal industries.


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October 20, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Takes Top Prize in Industry’s Most Dynamic Category: Best A4 Manufacturer

The Cannata Report recognizes 2016’s leading manufacturers and industry executives at annual charity event; makes generous donation to cancer research and treatment.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 20, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that it has been named 2016 Best A4 Manufacturer at the Cannata Report’s 31st Annual Awards & Charities Dinner at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, NJ.

The Cannata Report awards – “The Franks” to industry insiders – are determined by a survey of nearly 300 independent dealers, critical partners for every document imaging manufacturer.

“The dealers gave Kyocera a 4.6 out of a possible 5.0,” said Frank G. Cannata, CEO of The Cannata Report. “That’s an extremely impressive score, leading all manufacturers in the A4 category.”

A4 is a category of compact, small-footprint MFPs that are able to handle letter and legal paper sizes that represent the majority of printing for most companies. A4s have been a top priority for Kyocera, which introduced its industry-acclaimed TASKalfa 406ci line earlier this year, and the ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS M5521cdw earlier this month.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award from The Cannata Report,” said Yukio Ikeda, President and CEO of KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “It’s especially gratifying for our A4 devices to be recognized by the independent dealer community.”

The Cannata Report: “Above and Beyond”

The Cannata Report, a leading resource for the independent dealer channel, holds its annual event both to acknowledge the industry’s most outstanding accomplishments and to support the charitable efforts of some of the country’s most deserving organizations.

This year’s proceeds benefited the Jackie Ritschel Memorial Endowment for Cancer Research and Treatment at Hackensack University Medical Center. Antonio Pierce – former New York Giants linebacker, Super Bowl XLII champion, and 2007 United Way Man of the Year – delivered the keynote address.

“The Cannata Organization goes above and beyond,” said Ed Bialecki, Senior Vice President, Sales, for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “To Frank, Carol, CJ, and everyone at The Cannata Report, we say thank you for making a difference.”

The TASKalfa 406ci: Setting the A4 Standard

Since its introduction just eight months ago, the TASKalfa 406ci A4 MFP has amassed industry accolades, technical design awards, and third-party recommendations. The TASKalfa 406ci offers a comprehensive feature-set and digital workflow capabilities that compare favorably to many of the industry’s leading full-size devices. It has changed the way customers think about A4 MFPs.

More information on the TASKalfa 406ci Series is available in this eBrochure. For information on Kyocera’s extensive portfolio of A4 MFPs, please visit usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.


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October 11, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Partners with Square 9 Softworks to Simplify Document Processes, Streamline Workflows

The Square 9 Connector business application allows seamless integration between all HyPAS-enabled MFPs and the Square 9 GlobalSearch Enterprise Content Management system. 

 

NEW HAVEN, CT and FAIRFIELD, NJ – October 11, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, and Square 9 Softworks, an award-winning developer of Business Process Management solutions, today announced the introduction of Kyocera’s Square 9 Connector.

This business application allows any HyPAS-enabled or capable Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) to serve as a portal to the powerful, scalable Square 9 GlobalSearch Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system.

With Square 9 Connector, users can scan paper documents directly into existing Square 9 server workflows, as well as search and print archived documents directly from the MFP control panel.

“For both companies, the goal is to continually develop ways to simplify the day-to-day experience of managing documents,” said Doug Cole, Director, Product Marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This app is a direct result of that shared vision.”

Integration with Square 9’s Data XChange allows index-field metadata to be entered quickly and easily from the MFP control panel – or through an external USB keyboard, which the app also supports. The priority display function puts each user’s most frequently accessed archives at the top of the list, keeping search time to a bare minimum. The thumbnail preview feature allows documents to be identified at the MFP control panel before printing.

The application supports card authentication, enabling users to log in with a single swipe of their proximity cards, eliminating the need for manual entry while restricting user access, an important component of document security.

“This Square 9 Connector application makes both Kyocera MFPs and our ECM platform more powerful,” said Ethan Voltolini, Marketing Director at Square 9 Softworks. “It’s a win-win for our companies, but the biggest beneficiary is the user community.”

The introduction of the Square 9 Connector business application has been highly anticipated by the many Kyocera dealers who are already Resellers of Square 9 ECM system. For others, it represents an exceptional opportunity to provide their clients with one of the most powerful, user-friendly end-to-end Document Management solutions on the market today.

Pricing and Availability

Square 9 Connector is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $750 for one device license. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

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October 4, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Resets Market Expectations for Entry-Level Printers and MFPs

Company shakes up low-volume segment with advanced wireless capabilities, WiFi Direct, and 1200x1200 dpi color resolution – all standard. 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 4, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS P5026cdw Series of color Multifunctional Products (MFPs) and printers. The series expands Kyocera’s product line in the low-volume segment, providing many of the same advanced features found in the company’s higher-speed products.

Designed specifically for smaller firms and workgroups, the series consists of two MFP models (ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS M5521cdw) and two printer models (ECOSYS P5026cdw and ECOSYS P5021cdw), offering speeds of up to 27-ppm and color print resolution up to 1200x1200 dpi.

“The color print capabilities are breathtaking,” said Chuck Clarke, Product Marketing Manager for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Combine that with all the advanced technical features and you can understand the excitement.”

Mobile printing and security are among customers’ top priorities, across industries. All models in the ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS P5026cdw Series support KYOCERA Mobile Print, Apple AirPrint™, and Google Cloud Print™ – and WiFi Direct comes standard. The devices also support ID card authentication security with the optional card reader.

The ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS P5026cdw Series support tiered-color billing to control print costs, as well as KYOCERA Fleet Services (KFS) – a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.

Kyocera continues to find new ways to reduce environmental impact. All devices in the series include a new bottle-less waste toner system, which minimizes landfill waste, as well as new lower-melting-point toner design, which reduces energy consumption.

For low-volume devices, Kyocera has set some very high standards.

Pricing and Availability

The ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS P5026cdw Series are available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,909 for the ECOSYS M5526cdw, $1,365 for the ECOSYS M5521cdw, $959 for the ECOSYS P5026cdw, and $598 for the ECOSYS P5021cdw. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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September 21, 2016
EFI Announces New Fiery Digital Front End Driving

EFI Announces New Fiery Digital Front End Driving Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs 

FREMONT, Calif., September 20, 2016 – Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII) announced today the launch of a new EFI™ Fiery® digital front end (DFE) for the Kyocera® TASKalfa® MFP lineup targeted to busy office workgroups.

“Kyocera’s TASKalfa MFPs help streamline workflow while delivering exceptional color and image quality for the office environment,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “We are pleased to work with EFI to offer a wider range of options to meet our customers’ expanding printing needs.”

The new Fiery Printing System 15 for Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs offers great color and image quality, along with optional tools for automated job submission. Customers can expand their capabilities for personalized printing using the integrated variable data printing (VDP) capabilities of Fiery FreeForm™. Optional Fiery Hot Folder and Virtual Printer features can reduce errors and automate repetitive tasks for all office workers.

Users can print with confidence and ease without expert knowledge, while achieving:

  • Impressive performance: The new Fiery DFE comes with the Fiery SmartRIP technology, which quickly and easily processes even complex, content- and image-rich files by intelligently streamlining the processing of queued jobs. This gives users the performance and speed to process and produce professional-looking booklets, brochures, manuals, and flyers in-house and on demand, at a fraction of the cost to outsource.
  • Superior color quality: The Fiery Printing System delivers high-quality color and images right out of the box, and offers tools to achieve even more advanced color quality. Companies can use Fiery Spot-On™ for color-critical jobs to ensure brand colors are reproduced correctly and to achieve the best match for PANTONE® colors.
  • Easy-to-use desktop printing: The Fiery DFE is certified for Fiery VUE, a visual, interactive desktop printing application to easily create professional-looking print materials such as booklets, sales guides, and manuals in a few clicks. Fiery VUE provides an instant 3D preview of the finished product. It can be used for producing professionally finished documents on-demand without the cost and long lead times of outsourcing. Customers can download Fiery VUE for free at www.efi.com/fieryvue.
  • Booklets with just a few clicks: Fiery Booklet Maker is a driver-based imposition tool that allows users to print multiple pages of a print job from any application in a booklet style without the need for more advanced imposition programs. Users can intuitively navigate and select the appropriate booklet type and options for the job through a wizard-type workflow.
  • Extended job processing capabilities: The optional Fiery Productivity Package offers a set of tools that enable last-minute image corrections, advanced queue management functionality, and automated job submission and preparation.

“Based on the latest FS200 system software, this new Fiery DFE gives office users improved performance capabilities with speed enhancements, easy-to-use applications to produce professional-looking print materials, and the ability to save time and money by keeping jobs in-house with tools to automate job submission and enable last-minute image corrections,” said John Henze, vice president, Fiery marketing, EFI.

For more information about Fiery Driven™ digital print production, please visit www.efi.com. For more information about Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs, visit usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

Supported Kyocera MFPs include:

  • TASKalfa 6052ci
  • TASKalfa 5052ci
  • TASKalfa 4052ci
  • TASKalfa 3552ci
  • TASKalfa 3252ci

ABOUT EFI

EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)

Follow EFI Online:

Follow us on Twitter: @EFIPrint

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EFI.Digital.Print.Technology

View us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/EFIDigitalPrintTech

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September 20, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Continues to Impress with Top-of-the-Line Color MFPs 

Spectacular color, anytime/anywhere mobile printing, and eco-friendly innovation lead feature-rich TASKalfa 6052ci Series. 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 20, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 6052ci Series of Color Multifunctional Products (MFPs). The TASKalfa 6052ci Series consists of four models – 6052ci, 5052ci, 4052ci, and 3552ci – with full-color output up to 55-ppm and a set of technological innovations that represent a giant leap forward.

“We challenge ourselves to keep raising the bar,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Our R&D team, our product designers, our engineers – they delivered a series of devices that’s absolutely world-class.”

The TASKalfa 6052ci Series is designed for medium-sized and large workgroups, those for whom document-related processes represent a significant part of daily business activity. Today, those processes require not only printing from a wide range of desktop and mobile devices, but full integration with document management systems, including scanning, OCR-based conversion, and more.

The TASKalfa 6052ci Series delivers 1200x1200 dpi print resolution through new toner technology and superior Kyocera a-Si drum technology. For companies with greater image quality needs, or particularly complex workflows, there is an optional Fiery® print controller available for four all models. 

“Mobile printing and scanning capabilities are another big draw.” continued Cole, “Everyone’s on smartphones and tablets, and they expect printing from those devices to be easy.”

All models provide standard WiFi-Direct and NFC support for Android mobile devices. The entire series is HyPAS-enabled, ready to run Apple AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, and KYOCERA Mobile Print, as well as dozens of other business applications, including a variety of “connector” apps, which allow seamless integration with many of the most popular third-party applications.

The TASKalfa 6052ci Series supports tiered-color billing, as well as KYOCERA Fleet Services (KFS) – a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.

The user experience has been enhanced for all models, with a tablet-like 9-inch touch-screen interface with 90-degree tilt. There are a wide range of scalable paper-handling and finishing configurations, toner lock capability and an ingenious, eco-friendly toner cartridge replacement system in which empty black toner containers can be re-used as waste toner containers. This system both reduces storage requirements and minimizes landfill waste.

Feature-for-feature, the TASKalfa 6052ci Series is clearly among the very best MFPs on the market today.

Pricing and Availability

The TASKalfa 6052ci Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $20,325 for the TASKalfa 6052ci, $15,876 for the TASKalfa 5052ci, $13,758 for the TASKalfa 4052ci, and $10,756 for the TASKalfa 3552i. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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September 15, 2016
For KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Simplicity Equals Security 

PrivateScan™ limits each user to one single scanning destination, minimizing risk of unauthorized – or accidental – transmission of sensitive documents. 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, announced the introduction of PrivateScan, a business application designed for organizations with high security and confidentiality standards. PrivateScan runs on any HyPAS-enabled Kyocera Multifunctional Product (MFP).

At many workplaces, it is possible to scan documents to a wide range of destinations: desktops, various departmental servers, internal and external email addresses, even memory cards and USB sticks. With Kyocera’s PrivateScan, there is only one option: the user’s unique authenticated email address.

“By simplifying the process, we’ve made it more secure… without impacting employees’ ability to get things done,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America.

Indeed, one of the advantages of PrivateScan is the ease with which it integrates into existing document processes. Users simply select the application icon on the control panel, enter their credentials, then press scan. The scanned image is routed directly and exclusively to their email in-box.

Cole explained that users actually represent a critical threat to the security chain, but in most cases it’s not because of malicious intent. “Accidental transmission of sensitive information is more common than intentional theft. PrivateScan dramatically reduces the likelihood of human error.”

Better security, without impacting productivity – exactly what Kyocera customers are looking for.

Pricing and Availability

PrivateScan is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $216. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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September 13, 2016
North America’s Leading Business Process Solutions Provider Teams with One of World’s Leading Document Solutions Companies

Alliance between Databank and KYOCERA Document Solutions America delivers business process improvement and timely access to mission critical information, optimizing business performance. 

 

King of Prussia, PA and Fairfield, NJ – September 13, 2016 – Today, DataBank, North America’s leading business solutions provider, and KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, announced the formation of a business alliance, designed to provide business process improvement services to their mutual customers. The alliance represents a distinctively unique partnership between a business process solutions provider and a global document imaging company, created to offer customers a new level of consultative expertise in simplifying complex workflows, managing mission-critical information, and optimizing business performance. For both firms, joining forces represents a significant leap forward in capabilities, and an exceptional opportunity for companies across North America.

For over 15 years, DataBank has delivered award-winning solutions to organizations of all sizes and in all industries, simplifying processes and streamlining the flow of business information. In many industries, documents represent the primary source of that information. As a global leader in document imaging technology, Kyocera provides an extraordinary range of document imaging hardware, software solutions, and related services. Combined, the alliance of these leading companies delivers broad capabilities and expertise across the entire spectrum of business information.

Additionally, DataBank is the single largest North American reseller of Hyland OnBase, an award-winning global enterprise content management (ECM) solution platform. With Kyocera’s seamless integration to OnBase through its custom-developed HyPAS business application, the alliance will deliver one of the most comprehensive end-to-end business process improvement (BPI) solutions available on the market today from any hardware manufacturer or ECM provider. The alliance further supports Kyocera’s ability to be a true Total Document Solutions (TDS) provider by encompassing data on a much broader scale, beyond the document.

The alliance will also offer business process outsourcing (BPO) services in 10 centers across the country. Companies can save time and lower operating costs by outsourcing database services, including data entry and validation, as well as many other routine business processes. Collectively, the 10 centers can handle over 1 billion documents a year. The DataBank / KYOCERA Document Solutions America alliance is available to businesses and organizations throughout North America. Services are offered through DataBank’s nationwide team of BPI specialists, through Kyocera’s Direct Sales Organization, and through Kyocera’s Enterprise, Strategic, and National Accounts Division.

To learn more about the alliance and the many business process solutions it provides, please visit http://info.databankimx.com/kda-databank-direct-ops.

ABOUT DATABANK

DataBank (www.Databankimx.com), simplifies your business processes to help you meet your organization’s objectives -- reducing costs, saving time and increasing productivity each step of the way. Our scalable offerings range from document scanning, data capture solutions, enterprise content management software, business process outsourcing, staff augmentation, and workflow design and implementation. These highly configurable, ‘a la carte’ solutions can be out-of-the-box for hassle-free deployment, customized to address unique business needs or completely managed by our team of experts, allowing you to focus on your core business.

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September 7, 2016
Low-Volume MFPs Receive High-Tech Upgrade from KYOCERA Document Solutions America 

Company bolsters TASKalfa 3511i Series monochrome devices with WiFi Direct, NFC Support, Robust Scanning, and Customizable 9” Touch Screen.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 7, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 3511i and TASKalfa 3011i Multifunctional Products (MFPs).

The models deliver speeds of 35-ppm and 30-ppm, respectively. Both offer outstanding 600x600dpi black-&-white printing capabilities, flexible media support with paper sizes up to 11”x17”, and advanced finishing options – including a 3,000-sheet external finisher. Like all TASKalfa MFPs, the 3511i and 3011i feature Kyocera’s award-winning reliability and long-life technology.

The series introduces several technological advancements.

Both models provide standard WiFi-Direct and NFC support for Android mobile devices. The Series is HyPAS-enabled, able to run Apple AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, Kyocera Mobile Print, as well as 60+ other business applications Kyocera offers.

The 3511i and 3011i both feature high-speed color scanning up to 160 ipm, and are able scan to multiple destinations, including directly to email and USB. The touch-screen user-interface is also impressive at 9 inches, full color, with a 90° step-less tilt, and an intuitive user-interface design that can be customized.

All models in the TASKalfa 3511i series are Kyocera Fleet Services-ready. Kyocera Fleet Services (KFS) is a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.

“Customers generally don’t expect all of these capabilities in low-volume MFPs,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “We like exceeding their expectations.”

Pricing and Availability

The TASKalfa 3511i Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $7,529 for the TASKalfa 3511i, and $6,209 for the TASKalfa 3011i. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.


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September 7, 2016

At KYOCERA Document Solutions America, B&W MFPs Come Fully Loaded 

Wireless connectivity, tablet-like touch-screen interface, and true 1200x1200 dpi among standard features of TASKalfa 6002i Series of high-speed monochrome devices.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 7, 2016 – KYOCERA Document SolutionsAmerica, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, has announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 6002i, 5002i, and 4002i Multifunctional Products (MFPs), one of the most advanced series of monochrome devices on the market today.

The TASKalfa 6002i Series is built to handle the document-production requirements of medium-sized and large workgroups. The 60-ppm, 50-ppm, and 40-ppm models all feature true 1200x1200 dpi and Kyocera’s ultra- reliable a-Si drum technology. There is wide media support from statement to 12x18, and a scalable paper supply of up to over 7,000 sheets.

“These are the features our customers require for their monochrome document imaging needs,” explained Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America.

All three models provide WiFi-Direct and NFC support for Android mobile devices. They are HyPAS-enabled, ready to run Apple AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, Kyocera Mobile Print, and 60+ other business applications offered by Kyocera.

The 9-inch, 90-degree-tilt touch-screen and intuitive, tablet-like interface make for a straightforward user experience. There is also an ingenious, environmentally friendly toner cartridge replacement system. Empty black toner containers can be re-used as waste toner containers, reducing storage requirements and minimizing landfill waste.

All models in the TASKalfa 6002i series are Kyocera Fleet Services- ready. Kyocera Fleet Services (KFS) is a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.

“These advanced features are impressive, and the traditional features are going to exceed our customers’ expectations as well,” Cole concluded.

Pricing and Availability

The TASKalfa 6002i Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $11,228 for the TASKalfa 6002i, $9,545 for the TASKalfa 5002i, and $8,292 for the TASKalfa 4002i. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.


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July 13, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Racks Up Six More Awards from Industry’s Leading Analyst


Buyers Laboratory cites extraordinary durability, less waste, lower costs in exhaustive testing of newest printers and MFPs.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 13, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that it has received multiple awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI). BLI is a leading independent provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, trusted by buyers and IT directors around the world.

Kyocera's ECOSYS P6130cdn and ECOSYS M6535cidn each received BLI's coveted Certificate of Reliability and “Highly Recommended” rating. Kyocera also picked up an Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award for the eco-friendly waste toner design of its new A3 models, and the TASKalfa 406ci added to its already considerable accolades, taking home the “Pick” award for Outstanding Color MFP for Mid-Size to Large Workgroups. 

“It’s not just the amount of industry recognition, it’s the variety,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Our goal is to be best-in-class in every aspect of product design and reliability, and these awards are further validation." 

ECOSYS Printers Ace Reliability Tests

In the business printer category, reliability is consistently ranked among the most important factors, and arguably the greatest competitive differentiator. Over a 2-month period, BLI put Kyocera’s ECOSYS P6130cdn and ECOSYS M6535cidn through exhaustive 50,000-impression tests, including running both devices at their maximum duty cycles.

Each printer “proved to be a highly reliable product,” and both earned the “Highly Recommended” rating and seal of approval, BLI’s strongest endorsement.

TASKalfa MFPs Add to Accolades

BLI analysts were thoroughly impressed by Kyocera’s unique waste toner container design, which has numerous tangible benefits. BLI Senior Editor George Mikolay explains: “Because KYOCERA’s new A3 MFP lineup lets you use an expired black toner bottle as a waste container, customers will likely see a reduction in waste generated, storage requirements for supplies, as well as downtime and service costs, with no need to send out a tech with a replacement waste toner container.” The design earned Kyocera the 2016 BLI Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award. 

Introduced just 5 months ago, the TASKalfa 406ci MFP has already amassed numerous industry honors, including BLI’s “Highly Recommended” rating. BLI’s latest assessment focused on suitability for one of its primary user bases, ultimately naming the 406ci as the “Outstanding Color MFP for Mid-Size and Large Workgroups.”

“The 406ci offers the full functionality of an A3 copier in a more compact footprint and at a much lower cost,” said Marlene Orr, Director of Office Equipment Analysis at BLI.

Several key features were noted: A 7” full-color tablet-like control panel; strong scanning capabilities; and Kyocera’s open platform, HyPAS, which enables the TASKalfa 406ci to run a more robust portfolio of business applications, including PinPoint Scan, DMConnect, DocuWare Connector, Teaching Assistant and more. BLI was also impressed by the Tiered Color System pricing, which allows organizations to pay for the actual amount of color used, instead of full price for even spot color.

“For these reasons and more, the TASKalfa 406ci is an ideal choice for mid-size and large workgroups,” Orr concluded.

Raising the Bar

For Kyocera’s Wolowitz, the focus continues to be the big picture. “For every device, we question ‘How can it be even better?’ Today’s award-winning feature is tomorrow’s standard feature. The goal has to be continuous improvement.”

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

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June 17, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Wins Big at 2016 BTA Channel’s Choice Awards 


Run of industry accolades continues with 5 major awards, including prestigious Superior Performance Award – Primary Vendor. 

Kansas City, Mo. – June 10, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, was the big winner of this year’s Business Technology Association (BTA) Channel’s Choice Awards, taking home a total of five awards including the evening’s highest honor, the Superior Performance – Primary Vendor.

The award presentations were part of BTA’s 90th anniversary gala held in Kansas City’s spectacular Union Station. Guests included executives from many of the industry’s best-known manufacturers, suppliers, and financial services organizations, as well as dealerships from across the country.

“We are extremely proud, honored, and humbled to be recognized by BTA and the entire dealer community,” said Mark O’Hara, Vice President of Business Planning at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Receiving this award at this milestone event is especially gratifying.”

Over the last several years, Kyocera has amassed many industry accolades for its technological innovations, continuously pushing the standards of the ever-changing document imaging sector. However, the BTA awards hold special meaning because they represent the trust and approval of the independent dealer community.

“Our goal is to be the industry’s most dealer-focused company,” said Yukio Ikeda, longtime executive and new President and CEO of KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “To be honored by the dealer community is validation of everything we stand for.”

Kyocera picked up four other Channel’s Choice awards, topping the nationwide balloting in Corporate Support, Distribution, Product Line, and Inventory Performance. Notable recipients in other categories were Muratec America, Inc., Clover Imaging Group, and GreatAmerica Financial Services.

“Since 1989, BTA has been recognizing vendors deemed most supportive of the dealer channel,” said BTA National President Dave Quint. “We congratulate Kyocera, Muratec, Clover, and GreatAmerica for distinguishing themselves among their competitors.”


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June 8, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Brings Top-of-the-Line Features to Entry-Level Color MFPs 

TASKalfa 3252ci Series offers new toner technology, superior color quality, advanced connectivity, and numerous other enhanced user-experience innovations. 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – June 7, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 3252ci and TASKalfa 2552ci Multifunctional Products (MFPs). The two MFPs are among the many new products being introduced by Kyocera this year.

Designed specifically for small and medium-sized workgroups, these lower-volume MFPs offer many of the advanced features of the top-of-the-line TASKalfa models to be introduced later this year, including Kyocera’s new toner technology and the rich, full-spectrum color that technology delivers. 

“The color, the resolution, the scalability, the wireless connectivity – it’s all world class,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “As with every Kyocera MFP, it’s about offering the functionality our customers care about most.” 

The 3252ci Series includes 32-ppm and 25-ppm models, both of which deliver superb color capability and 1200x1200 dpi print resolution through new toner technology and superior Kyocera OPC drum technology. And, for companies with even greater image quality needs, or particularly complex workflows, the 32-ppm model offers an optional Fiery® print controller.

Some of most exciting features go well beyond traditional MFP functionality. “Our customers are demanding mobile printing and scanning capabilities, and that certainly includes smaller workgroups,” said Jim Fuller, Product Marketing Manager, Corporate Marketing Group. 

Both models provide standard WiFi-Direct and NFC support for Android mobile devices. Like Kyocera’s high-volume MFPs, the 3252ci Series is HyPas-enabled, ready to run not only Apple AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, and Kyocera Mobile Print, but also all of the 60+ business applications Kyocera now offers.

The new MFPs impress on more traditional features as well: An intuitive 9-inch, 90-degree-tilt touch-screen interface; simplified toner cartridge replacement; tiered-color billing; reduced service time; and a wide range of scalable configurations, including a new 500-sheet internal finisher. 

“The TASKalfa 3252ci Series is a flexible information-sharing hub, which incorporates a vast array of cutting-edge technologies,” continued Fuller. “For customers looking for more information, our sales teams are ready to provide plenty of details.” 

Pricing and Availability

The TASKalfa 3252ci Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $9,224 for the TASKalfa 3252ci, and $8,110 for the TASKalfa 2552ci. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.



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May 19, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Keeps the Pedal to the Metal – Announces 31 New MFPs and Printers, 6 Business Applications


Company continues to strengthen position as industry’s leading innovator with advanced A3 and A4 MFPs, business-specific document solutions.

Orlando, NJ – May 17, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today treated more than 1000 of its dealer participants to a preview of the numerous innovations ahead in fiscal year 2017. At its annual Business & Technology Conference, executives announced the release of an astounding 31 new and upgraded A3 and A4 MFPs and Printers, along with 6 new Business Applications.

“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “These new product and application introductions have once again raised the bar.”

Kyocera is refreshing almost every segment of its TASKalfa and ECOSYS lines. Its A3 and A4 MFPs are offered with a wide range of finishing configurations; most are HyPAS-enabled, and able to be further customized with Kyocera’s nearly 60 Business Applications.

15 New A3 MFPs

Speeds range from 25ppm to 80ppm, in both color and black & white. The feature set is incredibly impressive including true 1200dpi at full engine speed, and standard WiFi, NFC with WiFi direct. Perhaps even more impressive is the ease of service capability. Service time for a preventative maintenance cycle has been reduced by almost 50%, to an average of 30 minutes. All major components across the entire series share a common design, simplifying dealer service training and inventory management.

16 New A4 MFPs and Printers

A4 remains one of the industry’s hottest market segments for hardware. Kyocera has continued to set the standard, delivering the capacity, media capabilities, scalability, and robust application platform previously only available in its A3 TASKalfa MFPs. These new, lower segment A4 models offer speeds from 27ppm to 42 ppm, and include standard WiFi, a 4.3-inch TSi, and dual-scan document feeders on select models.

6 New Business Applications

Apps continue to play a central role in Kyocera’s dramatic success over the past several years. Peter Hendrick, KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s Group Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Business Services Division, explains why: “Businesses are looking to simplify work processes. More and more, they’re asking for document workflow improvements, not just technology upgrades.”

Kyocera apps streamline countless document-related business processes, add security and cost-control features, and enable mobile and cloud-based printing. The new apps include several “connectors,” which allow Kyocera MFPs to integrate seamlessly with many of the most popular document and content management systems.

DMConnect Pro powered by Nuance

A powerful addition to the DMConnect portfolio, one of Kyocera’s most successful apps, offering new user-requested features such as Zone OCR and advanced barcode imaging. The app enables intelligent capture, processing, and routing of documents, maximizing efficiency across the enterprise.

Google Connector; Dropbox Connector; Square 9 Connector; OnBase Connector

These powerful connector apps provide bi-directional access between HyPAS-enabled Kyocera MFPs and these popular CMS, EDM, and DMS platforms.

Private Scan

A simple, extremely effective application for secure transmission of scanned documents – designed for enterprises with high security and confidentiality standards, or strict compliance protocols as it relates to scanning.

All A3 MFPs and A4 MFPs and printers will become available during KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s fiscal year 2017. For more information about all Kyocera products and services, visit 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 received numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $13.32 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016.

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May 19, 2016

Dealers Pack Annual Business & Technology Conference as KYOCERA Document Solutions America Continues to Impress 


New technology, new apps, and new dealer support services build on already-strong momentum, open new opportunities for Kyocera dealerships 

Orlando, FL – May 17, 2016 – It was standing room only in the ballroom at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate as KYOCERA Document Solutions America welcomed more than 1000 dealer participants from across the Americas. Drawing on a theme of “ACCELERATION, Driving Technology Forward,” the company’s leadership – including its new president & CEO Mr. Yukio Ikeda – previewed more than 30 new A3 and A4 devices, new business applications, and new dealer support services that had the room buzzing.

The annual Business & Technology Conference is one of the industry’s signature events. It marks the beginning of fiscal year 2017 for Kyocera, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies.

“Let me congratulate you on helping to make FY16 another record-breaking year,” began new KYOCERA Document Solutions America president and CEO Yukio Ikeda, who is back in the U.S. after running the company’s Italy unit. “My intention is to make this business even stronger.”

Dealers were treated to a detailed preview of the new technology and new programs coming in the year ahead – one that promises to be among the most innovative in Kyocera’s long history.


New A3 and A4 Devices

With more than 30 new, upgraded, and faster devices, Kyocera is bolstering almost every segment of its TASKalfa and ECOSYS lines of MFPs and printers: high-speed full-size A3 devices, smaller footprint A4s, in both monochrome and color, and all with Kyocera’s long-life technology and industry-leading reliability. The devices are available with flexible finishing configurations, and all HyPAS-enabled MFPs run the full range of Kyocera Business Applications. Kyocera MFPs and printers are customizable for virtually every document imaging need across industries.


New Business Applications

Kyocera’s ongoing innovation isn’t limited to hardware. With several new and updated business applications, the company continues to add to its comprehensive range of powerful software add-ons.. Kyocera apps streamline countless specific document-related business processes, add security and cost-control features, and enable mobile and cloud-based printing. The new apps include several “connectors,” which allow Kyocera MFPs to integrate seamlessly with many of the most popular 3rd party document and content management systems available on the market today.


New Dealer Support Programs and Initiatives

Kyocera continued to solidify its position as the industry’s most dealer-centric company, which it recognizes as the primary driver of its success. Ed Bialecki, conference MC and Senior Vice President, Sales at KYOCERA Document Solutions America addressed the dealers directly: “You are the reason I’m able to stand here year after year and announce record results.”

With more than 1000 dealer participants in attendance, Kyocera used the conference as an opportunity to announce exciting new dealer-focused initiatives.


KYOCERA Fleet Services

This next-generation cloud-based remote monitoring system allows dealers to resolve numerous maintenance issues, including firmware updates, without sending a technician to customer locations. KYOCERA Fleet Services also provides comprehensive customer usage data, offering dealers unprecedented ability to meet evolving customer needs.


KYOCERA Foundations

This intensive, 2-day introduction to Kyocera and our Total Document Solutions approach is designed specifically to help new sales reps succeed in partnership with Kyocera. The course is a component of Kyocera’s 30/60/90-day on-boarding program, and is available as of June 1st to all Kyocera dealerships.


KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s FY17

Business & Technology Conference is a 3-day event being held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, May 16-18, 2016. For more information visit 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 received numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $13.32 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016.


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March 23, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Named a "Major Player" in IDC MarketScape: Managed Workflow Services 2015 (U.S., Western Europe, Asia/Pacific)

Osaka, Japan — March 23, 2016 — KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced that it has been recognized as a "Major Player" in a report by "IDC MarketScape: Managed Workflow Services 2015"* in the United States, Western Europe and Asia/Pacific regions.

* IDC MarketScape U.S. Managed Workflow Services Hardcopy 2015 Vendor Assessment — Building on MPDS (November 2015, IDC #US40586715) 
IDC MarketScape Western Europe Managed Workflow Services 2015 Hardcopy Vendor Assessment — Building on MPDS (December 2015, IDC #EMEA40662015) 
IDC MarketScape Asia/Pacific Managed Workflow Services 2015 Vendor Assessment (January 2016, IDC #AP40437716) 

Managed Workflow Services (MWS) represents the most mature level of Managed Print and Document Services (MPDS), as defined by IDC. This IDC MarketScape report focuses on the capabilities of target companies to provide clients with a roadmap to higher-value, workflow automation and optimization services, and then to effectively deliver those services.

"We take being positioned in this report as a major player in three regions as proof that many companies appreciate our document solutions capabilities which work across various industries beyond languages and regions," said Ryuzo Morita, Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and Senior General Manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. "We will continue to listen our customers’ needs and address their requests attentively. Furthermore, we continue to strengthen our activities by offering total document solutions to our customers."

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March 15, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Continues Its Momentum: Latest Compact Color MFP Receives Highest Ratings from Buyers Laboratory, LLC


Leading industry authority cites reliability, ease of network set-up, and color print productivity in multiple endorsements of TASKalfa 406ci Color MFP. 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 15, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has awarded the Kyocera TASKalfa 406ci multifunctional printer (MFP) both its “Highly Recommended” rating and “Reliability Certification” for 2016. BLI is a leading independent provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, trusted by buyers and IT directors around the world.

BLI cited Kyocera’s “outstanding reliability,” and noted that their excellent features combined with ease of network setup, color print productivity and robust functionality “make for an outstanding value.” Moreover, BLI said that the TASKalfa 406ci MFP compared favorably to other devices in its class, with “more advanced finishing, strong scanning and enhanced ease of use."

Marlene Orr, Director, Office Equipment Product Analysis at BLI said, in summary, "The TASKalfa 406ci offers the robust functionality of a large device in a more compact footprint, and at a much lower price than larger devices in this speed range.”

“Kyocera is thrilled to receive such a strong recommendation from Buyers Lab," said Danielle Wolowitz, vice president, corporate marketing group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This compact device is exactly what our dealers and customers have been looking for, the ideal technology and functionality that will help to optimize their document workflow."

The evaluation was comprehensive. For approximately two months, BLI conducted assessments of virtually all features, capabilities, and performance measures: reliability, multitasking, image quality, ease of network set-up, print drivers, administrative utilities, scanning, and feedback to workstations.

Testing for the Reliability Certification was particularly rigorous, including both simplex and duplex jobs and a range of paper sizes and stocks. The TASKalfa 460ci performed exceptionally well, completing 150,000 print impressions and 15,000 scans with only one misfeed and not a single service interruption. BLI Senior Test Technician Tony Maceri commented: “Truly impressive… combined with simple procedures for routine maintenance, users can be assured of maximum uptime.”

Image quality was assessed for both black-and-white and color, and in both standard resolution and 1200-dpi mode. But it was the high-resolution output that really caught the attention of Joe Ellerman, BLI Manager of Laboratory Operations: “Skin tones were very natural, and colors were vibrant with detail that jumped right off the page.”

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.

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March 1, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces High Impact Color Printer to Meet the Needs of Today’s Increasingly Mobile Workforce

The ECOSYS P7040cdn color printer delivers a superior printing experience with mobile capabilities and low Total Cost of Ownership.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 2, 2016 –  KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the ECOSYS P7040cdn color network printer. With powerful desktop document imaging capabilities, small footprint and convenient mobile applications, workgroups of all sizes will benefit from its impressive features and overall functionality.

“The way people work is changing, and so are their expectations,” said Chuck Clarke, product marketing manager for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This new printer will not only meet their needs, but exceed them.”

Featuring optional wireless printing and a standard USB host interface, the ECOSYS P7040cdn directly addresses the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce. Customized business applications, including KYOCERA Mobile Print and Apple AirPrintTM and Google Cloud PrintTM, enable users to print files, web pages and images quickly and conveniently, using their smartphone, tablet, or iOS and OS X devices.

“This printer delivers exactly what our dealers and customers are looking for,” Clarke continued. “By offering a printing solution built on innovation and functionality, it makes for an outstanding value.”

And, with a 42 pages per minute output in color or black & white and a maximum paper capacity of 2,100 sheets, the ECOSYS P7040cdn keeps jobs moving in the workplace. It also harnesses the power of Kyocera’s unique ECOSYS technology. Designed to decrease the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and minimize environmental impact, this ECOSYS printer includes a patented life-long drum that’s separate from the toner container. This eliminates the need to replace the drum with each toner change, reducing landfill waste and lowering overall operating costs.

Pricing and Availability

The ECOSYS P7040cdn printer is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $2,593.

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February 3, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Wins Good Design Award 2015 for A4 Color MFPs

Osaka, Japan - February 3, 2016 - KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of document imaging solutions and document management systems, is pleased to announce that its new A4 color multifunctional products (MFPs), the TASKalfa 406ci (40ppm) and TASKalfa 356ci (35ppm), have won the Good Design Award 2015 hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion (JDP), a public interest incorporated foundation. These products have launched in various countries from the end of January, 2016.

The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system that aims to enrich our lives, industries, and society as a whole by highlighting and celebrating superior design works. Its 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. 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.

Overview of TASKalfa 406ci and TASKalfa 356ci
TASKalfa 406ci and TASKalfa 356ci were developed for medium and large workgroups in mid-sized to larger enterprises, featuring a reliable/durable design and offer a variety of optional components such as paper feeders and document finishers. The MFPs have the same capability as KYOCERA's A3 TASKalfa MFP series with HyPASTM*, a KYOCERA-developed software platform which contributes to the promotion of information sharing and the streamlining of document workflow. For this reason, KYOCERA's line of ultra-reliable MFPs broaden the range of choices for customers mainly using A4-size sheets for their document work. The JDP review committee highly commended the TASKalfa 406ci and TASKalfa 356ci MFPs for providing superior value based on the viewpoint of the user's convenience.

*HyPAS: Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions

TASKalfa Delivers a Modern Design
The commanding yet modern design delivers an overall air of high-quality and high-reliability, and meets the requirements of a floor installation type product shared by many users. The color tone is a combination of dark and deep colors. The device has a simple shape while emphasizing vertical/horizontal lines.

Easy-to-understand, Easy-to-use Design 
The design aimed for easily understandable input/output operations, which are the most basic functions of the device, and enhanced usability. To improve visibility, areas that come in contact with original/printed documents and the operation panel are in a black color. Different color layers surround the components and set boundaries to clearly distinguish the main and daily operational parts. For product availability in your region, please inquire with your local dealer, distributor or agent. About KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.

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February 2, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Sets a New Standard in Industry’s Most Dynamic Color Market Segment with Next Generation Compact MFPs


The TASKalfa 406ci series enhances the user experience through unsurpassed quality and finishing; combined with workflow applications to address any business need 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – February 2, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 406ci multifunctional printer (MFP) series. This is the first series of compact TASKalfa MFPs offering up to a maximum of legal sized output, which incorporate the features, functions, business applications and robust finishing options that organizations commonly associate with larger footprint devices.

The TASKalfa 406ci Series is efficient and compact, yet robust enough to offer all of the power typically associated with higher-volume MFPs. The three new models in the series are: the TASKalfa 406ci (42 pages per minute [ppm] color/42 ppm black); the TASKalfa 356ci (37 ppm color/37 ppm black) and the TASKalfa 306ci (32 ppm color/32 ppm black). 

For customers that still associate color documents with higher running costs, Kyocera further strengthens this new product introduction by offering its unique Tiered Color System. Providing customers the ability to monitor and control their costs for color output, ranging from simple text documents with a color logo to a vibrant color document, all on their Kyocera TASKalfa 406ci series device. The TASKalfa 406ci series is the latest TASKalfa MFP series with the Tiered Color System capability, putting customers in control of color costs by paying for the actual color used. 

As is true with many Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs, the TASKalfa 406ci series delivers an industry-leading preventive maintenance schedule of 300,000 pages for the TASKalfa 406ci and 200,000 pages for the TASKalfa 356ci and TASKalfa 306ci. Kyocera’s long-life technology is known to deliver the ultra-reliability that businesses demand helping to reduce required service intervention, while maximizing performance in every environment. This long-life technology offers customers increased productivity and uninterrupted workflow of critical documents. 

Featuring a 7 inch tablet-like touch screen interface on the TASKalfa 406ci and 356ci (4.3 inch on the TASKalfa 306ci) with a 90 degree tilt for adjustable viewing, high definition color resolution of up to 1200-dpi, and, equally important, countless device configurations, these newest additions to the TASKalfa line-up are sure to impress. A large selection of advanced finishing options, including a 300 sheet internal finisher for the entire series, a 3,200 sheet finisher (TASKalfa 406ci/356ci) equipped with 3-position staple and hole punch and an optional 5-bin mailbox, as well as a 1,000 sheet finisher with 3-position staple and optional hole punch mean that these MFPs can be as compact or robust as the office needs demand.

According to Danielle Wolowitz, vice president, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America, “We realize that the workplace is ever changing, and customer requirements are always evolving. This series of compact Kyocera MFPs is a total document solution that delivers the ideal technology which will directly integrate into an organization’s existing infrastructure and help to optimize their document environment, no matter what the industry. Bottom-line, this color series will change the way customers think about their A4 MFP.” 

Customize Your MFP, Turning Your Complex Workflows into Simple Processes
The TASKalfa 406ci series integrates seamlessly with a wide range of powerful Kyocera-developed or third-party business applications (requires an SD card on the TASKalfa 306ci), simplifying a range of complex document management challenges faced by businesses of all sizes. Some of Kyocera’s most popular business applications available for the TASKalfa 406ci series include, DocuWare Connector, DMConnect, CentraQ Pro, SharePoint Connector and KYOCERA Cloud Connect.

“The TASKalfa 406ci series offers the robust functionality of an A3 MFP in a more compact A4 footprint—and at a much lower price than A3 MFPs in this speed range,” said Marlene Orr, director, Office Equipment Product Analysis at Buyers Laboratory, LLC. “Compared to A4 MFPs, the TASKalfa 406ci series includes more advanced finishing, strong scanning and enhanced ease of use, thanks to a shared UI design across the KYOCERA product line.” Some notable TASKalfa 406ci series features:

  • Flexible configurations;
  • Standard print, copy, scan;
  • Optional fax capabilities;
  • Banner printing through the multi-purpose tray (TASKalfa 406ci/356ci);
  • Apple AirPrint support;
  • Mobile Printing capability, and
  • Eco Friendly Energy Star 2.0

“Feature for feature, combined with robust finishing options, the TASKalfa 406ci series surpasses many A4 multifunctional printers in the market today,” said Douglas Cole, director, Product Marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “These robust MFPs combine exceptional functionality to streamline document processes with vivid color, business applications to optimize your document workflow and all in a compact footprint.”

Pricing and Availability
The TASKalfa 406ci series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $7,505 for the TASKalfa 406ci, $6,757 for the TASKalfa 356ci and $4,552 for the TASKalfa 306ci. To find a dealer and discuss how they can provide a total document solution for your business, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us. 

All HyPAS applications listed are the property of Kyocera Companies.

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January 29, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Broadens Partnership with Nuance, Enhances Industry-Leading Application Portfolio


Nuance AutoStore extracts and processes document information directly from Kyocera multifunctional products (MFPs), streamlining workflow and eliminating error-prone manual handling. 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 28, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the expansion of its partnership with Nuance Communications, and the availability of Nuance’s AutoStore 7.0 on Kyocera’s HyPAS-enabled MFPs.

The AutoStore application adds to an already extraordinary range of customizable business solutions available on Kyocera MFPs, including an especially impressive selection of document capture and distribution applications. 

“AutoStore is perfect for existing platforms and enterprise environments that require complex document capture, process and route workflows,” said Danielle Wolowitz, vice president, Corporate Marketing Group at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “By combining Kyocera’s advanced document imaging technology with the strength of Nuance’s software, we are able to provide enhanced support of our customers and their individual business needs.” 

AutoStore does more than just capture information – it processes and converts data into a variety of formats, such as searchable PDFs and Microsoft® Office® files. Information from one document type is automatically modified to match the specifications of a different file format, simplifying the workflow process. AutoStore will then route the document to virtually any destination: fax, email, network folders, cloud storage, PCs as well as many leading document and enterprise management systems.

The solution is particularly well suited for process-intensive organizations, manufacturing and distribution firms, financial services as well as healthcare organizations.

Michael Rich, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Nuance Document Imaging, sees a natural partnership between the two companies. “Just like Kyocera, our goal is to help organizations of all sizes manage their documents – and the information within them – productively, securely, and profitably.”

With the release of version 7.0, AutoStore has further improved its ability to safeguard confidential information, updated its Document Management System routing components, and unified processing of paper and electronic forms. 

Pricing and Availability
For Nuance AutoStore details and pricing, please contact your authorized Kyocera dealer.  
To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

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January 21, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Names Top Dealer Service Technicians for 2015

Technicians across the United States compete in Kyocera’s Annual Technical Service Awards for the honor of being named Kyocera’s Top Technician 2015

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 18, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the five regional finalists and one national winner in their Kyocera Technical Service Awards 2015.

Craig Doeden from Century Business Products, Inc. (Sioux Falls, SD) of Kyocera’s Midwest Region was named this year’s Kyocera Top Technician, topping over 4000 technicians throughout the United States eligible to participate. Those accepting the challenge had to make their way through three rigorous stages of competition: an initial online test, followed by a regional match-up, with the final stage being held at the national level to determine Kyocera’s Top Technician for 2015.

“Kyocera has always been proud of the service we offer our customers. It’s one of the main pillars of our Total Document Solutions approach to serving our clients,” said Terry Knopsnyder, vice president of Engineering at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “For many customers, the technicians we send into the field are the face of Kyocera - they represent the Kyocera brand and our TDS approach. Our dealer service technicians take that responsibility seriously, and it shows in their skill and dedication. This competition honors that dedication.”

Top Technician Craig Doeden will be joined by other winners from around the world on a trip to Japan and China to enjoy the local sights, sounds, culture and cuisine, as well as visits to major Kyocera factories and facilities.

Congratulations go out to our regional winners as well:

  • NORTHEAST REGION – Ronald Gates, Phillips Office Solutions (Middletown, PA)
  • SOUTHEAST REGION – Kevin McCreary, Capital Office Products (Columbia, SC)
  • SOUTHWEST REGION – John Stich, UNA Copy (Amarillo, TX)
  • WESTERN REGION – John Foust, KBA DOCUSYS, Inc. (Union City, CA)

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January 21, 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Positioned in Visionaries' Quadrant in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services

Osaka, Japan – January 22, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced it has been positioned as a "Visionary" in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services*.

*Gartner, inc. Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services, Ken Weilerstein, Tomoko Mitani, December 21, 2015

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services (MPS and MCS) was published for the second year and evaluates vendor capabilities in managing print and also in managing the emerging content service market.

Recently, customers' business environments have become more diversified and globalized, and requirements for borderless streamlining of operational processes as well as quick decision making have increased. At the same time, the volume of documents handled on the business frontline has grown exponentially and the issues involved with document processing are multiplying.

In response to those business situations, KYOCERA has invested heavily in methodologies, applications, and resources for its Managed Document Services (MDS) line, which includes both MPS and MCS. Since May 2014, KYOCERA has also been establishing a Global Solutions Support Team with operations in North America, EMEA and Asia/Pacific, to provide timely market support and customization in winning multinational customers.

"Our extensive consulting service and self-developed business applications enable us to better understand customers' business environments and solve document-related issues through our total document solutions approach," said Ryuzo Morita, Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and Senior General Manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. "We believe that being a ‘Visionary’ shows  KYOCERA thoroughly comprehends today’s market, and knows how to open customer eyes to the possibilities of tomorrow’s document solutions.”

KYOCERA Document Solutions will continue to solve critical business challenges of operational efficiency, productivity improvement, increased security and cost savings, through a mix of reliable document imaging technology, customized business applications and personalized services.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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December 2, 2015

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC. ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR GOOGLE CLOUD PRINTING

Fairfield, N.J. – December 2, 2015 - KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, announced today that select Kyocera printers and multifunctional products (MFPs) are now able to support Google Cloud PrintTM, making it even easier for users to access documents from anywhere and support growing printing needs, without the deployment of IT departments.

Google Cloud Print is a service by Google Inc. that allows users to print from their smart phone, tablet, personal computers or any other web-connected device, to any cloud-connected printer without installing specific printer drivers on their devices. Printing from mobile devices and PCs is becoming a requirement for more users every day, especially in key target markets such as education and public sector which need a more flexible printing approach without print servers.

In many organizations, both PCs and mobile devices are used to maximize work in and out of the office. With a Google Cloud Print compatible printer, the user does not need to choose the device for printing so no driver downloads are necessary. This brings a variety of benefits to all businesses because it enables employees to have complete access to their documents wherever they are, improving workflows and saving time. It is possible to send print jobs to the office printer even while out of the office or easily output their document to the specified printer from a remote location. Anyone with a Google account can access these benefits.

KYOCERA is expanding its Google Cloud Print compatible models. For more details on Google Cloud Print, visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/cloudprint/learn/printers.html#info-kyocera

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November 11, 2015

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Business Application for Secure File-Sharing With Virtually No Size Limitations

AccuSender Powered by Biscom Enables Secure Scanning and Distribution of Files Up To 100GB – Directly from a KYOCERA MF

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 10, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the release of AccuSender powered by Biscom, a scalable, flexible and secure way to capture and distribute files up to 100GB.

For organizations across many vertical markets, electronic file sharing is an essential part of day-to-day business. However, many servers have email size restrictions, making distribution of large files difficult, time-consuming and costly. Companies have devised a wide variety of non-standard solutions; many have implemented third-party solutions that encrypt files in transit, but fail to protect them while at rest in the cloud or on the server.

AccuSender powered by Biscom protects files at all times. The highly secure SSL-encrypted transfer of scanned documents safeguards confidential information in transit, while Biscom’s government FIPS-certified 256-bit encryption protects files at rest in the cloud or on the company’s server.

"Within existing Biscom secure file transfer environments, the addition of Kyocera's AccuSender application further enhances their return on investment,” said Michael Paris, Solutions Marketing manager at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “And for those highly regulated industries looking for a new file transfer solution, AccuSender powered by Biscom can save valuable time and money."

“The risk of compromising confidential data has never been greater,” explained Charles Magliato, vice president Channel Development at Biscom. “AccuSender powered by Biscom offers a new level of security for delivery of scanned documents, and a better way to deliver large documents from Kyocera MFPs.”

AccuSender powered by Biscom is ideal for the Legal, Financial, Healthcare, and Government sectors – all frequently share large files, all require the highest level of security. The application has numerous other benefits: barcode routing sheets to streamline workflows; flexible send options; document stamping, including Bates stamping; convenient pre-sets; delivery confirmation; and more.

“It’s a new level of secure file-sharing, and another example of how Kyocera business applications and its device technology can be used to meet today’s evolving document management needs,” said Paris.

“Biscom is very excited to be partnering with KYOCERA Document Solutions America,” said Biscom’s Magliato. “This partnership enables KYOCERA dealers to offer their customers advanced secure file transfer from Biscom integrated with KYOCERA’s line of multifunctional devices.”

Pricing and Availability

AccuSender powered by Biscom is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $286 for one license. In order to utilize the Biscom’s secure integration feature, end-users will need to contact their local dealer for pricing details. To find a dealer, visit Copystar’s dealer locator at usa.copystar.com.


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November 11, 2015

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Unprecedented Integration with Widely Used ECM

Kyocera’s DocuWare Connector provides seamless user experience, exceptional technical compatibility with DocuWare Enterprise Content Management Platform (ECM). 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 10, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of DocuWare Connector, a business application that allows any HyPAS-enabled or capable Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) to serve as a portal to the powerful DocuWare Enterprise Content Management system.

The application features numerous technical advances over the industry’s other, earlier-generation connectors: including on-demand printing, intelligent file-size recognition, streamlined installation, card authentication and more. Kyocera’s DocuWare Connector is the first application to support the DocuWare Cloud platform, which now represents approximately 15-20% of DocuWare’s U.S. installations. 

Kyocera’s DocuWare Connection is designed to simplify complex document management processes. In a single step, users can use their Kyocera MFP to scan documents directly to – and retrieve documents directly from – any folder within the company’s DocuWare system, including personal web baskets. 

When indexing a document, users instantly see recently used index dialogs, minimizing processing time for common workflows. In addition, through single sign-on capability, users can log into a secured Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFP and Kyocera’s DocuWare Connector with one swipe of their registered proximity card.

“Our DocuWare Connector was engineered to provide the most efficient user experience in the industry through all aspects of the document’s life cycle,” explains Doug Cole, director, Product Marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. 

“It is no surprise that Kyocera, a well-known worldwide brand making many great products in the electronics industry, has develop leading edge technology to merge DocuWare with their innovative MFP products, said Steve Behm, vice president, Sales for DocuWare. “With a HyPAS-enabled Kyocera MFP we can now successfully connect to DocuWare with bi-directional capabilities. This is especially important that not only can we scan and store documents, but we can now retrieve and print documents, even from the DocuWare Cloud offerings, which is both unique and very exciting for us.”

Pricing and Availability
DocuWare Connector is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,695 for one license. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

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August 19, 2015

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Releases New Business Application "KYOCERA MyPanel" For Simple Operation of Printers & MFPs With Mobile Devices

Osaka, Japan – August 19, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of a business application called "KYOCERA MyPanel". This new application enables users to operate KYOCERA printers and MFPs remotely by using their iOS, Android and Windows phone devices. This application is available for download from App Store (for iOS devices), Google Play (for Android devices), and Windows Phone Store (for Windows Phone devices).

KYOCERA MyPanel lets users connect their mobile devices to KYOCERA MFPs and printers through a corporate Wi-Fi network in order to copy, scan and print from custom box. The major benefit of this application is that users can enjoy the same operability regardless of panel types, an LCD or a large color touch panel model, and A3 or A4 model as long as they use KYOCERA printers or MFPs supporting this application.

According to the Company, “With the popularity and capability of smartphones and tablets continuing to rise, users are always looking for more convenient ways to complete everyday document tasks. KYOCERA MyPanel enables on-the-go users to operate select KYOCERA MFPs and printers within their office, and perform traditional document tasks right from their mobile device; simplifying document workflows and providing added convenience especially on non-touch screen KYOCERA devices.”

The main features of KYOCERA MyPanel are as follows.

Preferred Settings

Save your preferred settings as personal workflows. The workflow can be used with other KYOCERA MFPs and printers. You can do the same operation by pressing a single key.

Cloud Integration

Connect to and print from cloud services (e.g. Evernote, Dropbox, OneDrive).

Basic functions

Copy, print from custom box or scan and send documents from your mobile device. Check the device status (paper size, toner levels, etc.) and device capabilities (basic printing capabilities, installed device options, etc.) via KYOCERA MyPanel.

For more information visit KYOCERA MyPanel FAQ.

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July 9, 2015

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA INTRODUCES NEW ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMICAL WORKGROUP COLOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL PRINTER

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 9, 2015– KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of a new multifunctional printer (MFP). The ECOSYS® M6530cdn prints, copies, and scans documents, bringing power and flexibility to workgroups of all sizes. The device outputs in vibrant color or black-and-white pages at a fast 32 pages per minute (ppm); faxes documents at three seconds or less per page; offers duplex printing, a 75-sheet document processor, and optional wireless printing capabilities.

As part of KYOCERA’s environmentally friendly ECOSYS line, this desktop MFP features Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. This eco-friendly drum design, which separates the toner container, enables users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste. ECOSYS printers also save energy and associated costs by switching to standby mode when not in use.

Powerful Features in a Compact Device

This desktop MFP offers a host of powerful features, including paper capacities, up to 1,850 sheets (350 standard) and monthly duty cycles, up to 100,000 pages. Other features include:

  • Output speed of 32 ppm
  • Print, copy, and scan capabilities
  • Fax capabilities
  • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology
  • USB host interface for on-the-go printing and scanning
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing
  • Optional wireless printing capabilities
  • Apple AirPrint™ capability for mobile printing from iOS devices

KYOCERA INTRODUCES NEW POWERFUL COLOR MFP

Customizable and Powerful

The ECOSYS® M6530cdn is HyPAS capable and integrates seamlessly, with a variety of business applications (with the addition of a SD card) including, Kyocera Mobile Print, which frees users to print files from their smartphones or tablets; Apple AirPrint, which enables printing from iOS and OSX products without a driver; Command Center Rx, which tracks toner and paper consumption from a web browser; and PRESCRIBE, which allows users to create, store, and output frequently used forms directly from their printer.

Pricing and Availability

Kyocera’s ECOSYS multifunctional printer is available through authorized Kyocera dealers.

  • ECOSYS M6530cdn: $3,999 MSRP
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June 9, 2015

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA INTRODUCES TWO NEW COLOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL PRINTERS THAT BRING THE DESKTOP POWER TO THE NEXT LEVEL


Environmentally friendly and highly economical, ECOSYS MFPs leverage KYOCERA’s advanced technology to deliver all the powerful functions users demand

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – June 9, 2015 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of two new ECOSYS® multifunctional printers (MFPs), both of which allow workgroups to print, copy, and scan from a single, compact device. The ECOSYS M6535cidn and ECOSYS M6035cidn output crisp color or black-and-white pages at an impressive rate of 37 pages per minute (ppm); they also offer a range of powerful features, including a 75-sheet document processor, intuitive 7.0” color touch screen, and optional wireless printing capabilities.

As part of KYOCERA’s environmentally friendly ECOSYS line, both desktop MFPs feature Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. This eco-friendly drum design, which separates the toner container, enables users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—reducing consumable costs and landfill waste. ECOSYS printers also conserve energy and associated costs by switching to standby mode when not in use.

RELIABLE, PRODUCTIVE, AND USER-FRIENDLY

These Kyocera ECOSYS devices come complete with a range of powerful, user-friendly features, including paper capacities up to 1,850 sheets (350 standard) and monthly duty cycles up to 100,000 sheets. Other features include:

  • Output speed of 37 ppm;
  • Print, copy, and scan capabilities;
  • Standard network fax capabilities (ECOSYS M6535cidn);
  • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology;
  • Optional manual staple
  • USB host interface for on-the-go printing;
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing;
  • Apple AirPrint™ capability for mobile printing;
  • Optional card authentication kit.

CUSTOMIZABLE AND POWERFUL

The Kyocera ECOSYS M6535cidn and ECOSYS M6035cidn are HyPAS capable, and can be optimized with a variety of Kyocera HyPAS business applications (with the addition of a SD card), including PinPoint Scan, which frees users to scan files directly to their PCs or Macs; DMConnect, which enables the routing of documents to any folder in the system; and Kyocera Mobile Print, which frees users to print files from their smartphones or tablets.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

ECOSYS multifunctional printers are available through authorized Kyocera dealers. 

  • ECOSYS M6535cidn: $4,799
  • ECOSYS M6035cidn: $4,209

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June 4, 2015

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Two New Energy Efficient, Affordable ECOSYS Color Printers for Workgroups of Any Size

Compact Devices Streamline Workflow and Boost Productivity 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – June 4, 2015– KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of two new ECOSYS® color network printers, both of which pack an array of advanced features into a compact footprint. The ECOSYS P6035cdn and P6130cdn are designed for busy workgroups of all sizes; they come complete with standard duplex printing, enhanced paper capacity, and optional wireless printing capabilities. The Kyocera ECOSYS P6035cdn and ECOSYS P6130cdn output vivid color or black-and-white pages at a speedy 37 pages per minute (ppm) and 32 ppm respectively. 

As part of KYOCERA’s environmentally friendly ECOSYS line, both desktop color printers feature Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. The eco-friendly drum design, which separates the toner container, allows users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste. ECOSYS printers also conserve energy and associated costs by switching to standby mode when not in use. 

Reliable, Productive, and User-Friendly
These ECOSYS printers are loaded with KYOCERA technology, ensuring that they’re as flexible as they are powerful. Notable specs include:

  • Output speed 37 ppm (ECOSYS P6035cdn), and 32 ppm (ECOSYS P6130cdn) in color and black & white;
  • Paper capacity up to 2,100 sheets (standard capacity 600 sheets);
  • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology;
  • USB host interface for on-the-go printing;
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing;
  • Apple AirPrint™ capability for mobile printing from iOS devices.

Compact and Powerful
The Kyocera ECOSYS P6035cdn and ECOSYS P6130cdn can be optimized with a select group of business applications, including Kyocera Mobile Print, which frees users to print files from their smartphones or tablets; Apple AirPrint, which enables printing from iOS and OSX products without a driver; Command Center Rx, which tracks toner and paper consumption from a web browser; and PRESCRIBE, which allows users to create, store, and output frequently used forms directly from their printer.

Pricing and Availability
ECOSYS printers are available through authorized Kyocera dealers. 

  • ECOSYS P6035cdn: $1,983 MSRP
  • ECOSYS P6130cdn: $1,569 MSRP

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April 9, 2015

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA 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


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April 9, 2015

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA ANNOUNCES POWERFUL NEW BUSINESS APPS AND FLEET MANAGEMENT SERVICES


New Offerings Boost Productivity by Enhancing MFP Capabilities and User Control 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 8, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today previewed four new powerful business applications: Kyocera Mobile Print for Students, DocuWare Connector, Integration with Blackboard Learn, and an updated, enhanced version of AccuSender powered by Biscom.

Built on Kyocera’s HyPAS software development platform, each business application promises to improve workflow in the most demanding environments. These Kyocera-developed business applications mark the first of many applications that will be introduced by the company in the upcoming fiscal year.

Kyocera Mobile Print for Students solves a critical problem for young users who are in web-based learning environments restricted by Apple or Google parental controls. The student-friendly application allows users to print from and scan to Kyocera devices—without accessing the internet or interfering with any of the preferences set by parents, teachers, or educational systems.

Integration with Blackboard Learn, permits students, teachers, and any other users to connect directly to the popular learning management system, Blackboard Learn from their Kyocera multifunctional product.

DocuWare Connector allows users to treat their Kyocera MFPs as the on-ramp to DocuWare, one of the industry’s leading document management solutions. This application expedites all aspects of a document’s life cycle—capturing, storing, sharing, revising, and disposing.

AccuSender powered by Biscom: AccuSender solves a critical problem for those who fax documents on a regular basis; it frees users to email large scanned documents as secure files to multiple destinations directly from a Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP). In addition, using file transfer capabilities of Biscom, and working directly from the Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFP, users can simply enter recipient destination(s) on the MFP control panel.

New Products and Service Offerings

As part of its 2016 initiative, Kyocera is also expanding its award-winning hardware lineup and service capabilities. The company is releasing a series of mid-range and high volume color and black & white multifunctional products, as well as new color multifunctional printers that offer a comprehensive feature set and advanced finishing.

As part of its industry-leading service offering, Kyocera is introducing a fleet service management tool, Kyocera Fleet Services (KFS). The KFS package offers a series of monitoring tools that enables monitoring of all Kyocera devices on the network—remotely. It can also report on meter reading and toner levels of competitive products through the customer’s network.

In addition, through KFS, devices will be able to communicate in real-time. Communicating the performance of each device, whether a part is needed for replacement; and has the capability to send “panel notes”, which advises the customer that their servicing dealer technician has been dispatched, or that a toner delivery should be excepted on a given day and time.


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April 9, 2015

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE ECOSYS AND TASKALFA DOCUMENT IMAGING TECHNOLOGY


New Devices Promise to Change the Way Organizations View MFPs and Printers 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 8, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today, introduced a series of ECOSYS® color multifunctional printers and single function printers, along with a set of TASKalfa color multifunctional products. The new series of MFPs are designed to bring multifunctional power and mobility to busy corporate workgroup environments.

As is the case with all Kyocera devices, these models come complete with Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. The eco-friendly drum design, which separates the toner container, allows users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste.

ECOSYS: Ecology on the desktop

These compact desktop color printers, the ECOSYS P7040cdn Series, consisting of the ECOSYS P7040cd, P6035cdn and P6130cdn, offer speeds up to 42 pages per minute (ppm) in both color and black and white and paper capacities up to 2,100 sheets. The new color MFPs, the ECOSYS M6535cidn Series, sharing the same core engine as the printers, consists of four models, boasting speeds up to 37 ppm in both color and black and white and come with a standard 75-sheet document processor.

The ECOSYS M6535cidn and M6035cidn are both HyPAS-capable MFPs, allowing for easy accommodation of advanced workflow needs with Kyocera’s powerful business applications. In addition, the series also includes the ECOSYS M6530cdn and the M6030cdn (The ECOSYS M6030cdn is only available in Latin America).

These new Kyocera desktop color printers and MFPs are optimized with ECOSYS technology, ensuring that they’re as flexible as they are powerful. Their notable features include:

  • Output speeds up to 42 pages per minute;
  • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology;
  • Standard print, copy, scan, and black-and-white fax (MFPs);
  • Optional USB host interface for “print-from” and “scan-to” convenience (MFPs);
  • Standard USB host interface for on-the-go printing (printers);
  • Built-in gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing;
  • Standard Apple AirPrint™ capability for mobile printing; and
  • Customizable 7-inch tablet-like displays (M6535cidn/M6035cidn).

TASKalfa: Efficiency in a compact footprint

The TASKalfa 406ci Series, consisting of the TASKalfa 406ci, 356ci, and 306ci, are efficient and robust, yet compact multifunctional printers that offer all of the power typically associated with their A3 counterparts—including output speeds up to 42 ppm. Equally important, these flexible devices can assume countless configurations; including a number of advanced finishing options, including a 3,000 sheet finisher equipped with staple and hole punch. The TASKalfa 406ci Series are all HyPAS-enabled, to facilitate the installation of Kyocera’s broad portfolio of powerful business applications right out of the box.

Some notable TASKalfa features are:

  • Output speeds up to 42 ppm in black or color;
  • 1,200 dpi resolution standard (TASKalfa 406ci and 356ci)
  • Compact footprints;
  • Flexible configurations;
  • Tablet-like home screens;
  • Standard print, copy, scan;
  • Optional fax capabilities; 
  • Optional finishing including 3,000 sheet finishers with three-position stapling and hole punch; and
  • Banner printing through the MPT.

Pricing and Availability

These devices will be available through authorized Kyocera dealers in the first half of FY16.

To find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at: usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.


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March 16, 2015


FIVE KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA 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.

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February 13, 2015


Test Facilities at KYOCERA Document Solutions’ R&D Center Receive International Standard ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for Chemical Emissions

 

Osaka, Japan — February 13, 2015 —KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. announces that the test facilities located at its R&D center (Osaka City) have received International Standard ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as a chemical emission test site by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA), an accreditation body for test facilities.

ISO/IEC 17025 is an International Standard designed for the accreditation of test and calibration processes in specific fields of testing, which ensures that the test process, calibration processes, and test laboratories conform to a quality management system, and that the laboratory is equipped to perform tests and calibration activities at a global standard.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. was accredited for chemical emission tests in VOC*1, ozone, dust, and UFP*2 of printers and MFPs, in accordance with RAL UZ-171 determined by German Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification (RAL, Deutches Institut für Gutersicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V.). The company’s R&D center had been certified by Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung) as a chemical emission test site for the German eco-label “Blue Angel” on October 25, 2013*3. With the accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025, the company now can carry out in-house chemical emission tests which are necessary for obtaining the U.S. environmental rating system “EPEAT®” and environmental labels in other countries. 

In an effort to contribute to social needs to protect the environment, the company has been analyzing chemical substances emitted from products and materials used to manufacture products, and been enhancing various evaluation systems in the development of products. Seitaro Yoshida, the company’s Executive Officer and Senior General Manager at the Corporate R&D Division comments, “We strive to continue to provide safe and reliable products to our customers, by maintaining high reliability of analysis data through continuous quality management and by using the obtained data in product development. We must not only maintain the accreditation but also make further efforts to enhance our technology to contribute to establishing a sustainable society.”

※1 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), such as toluene, xylene and ethyl acetate, which are contained in paints, printer inks, adhesives, detergents, gasoline, thinners, etc.
※2 Ultrafine Particles (UFP), up to 0.1 micrometer in diameter. In consideration of the effects on the human body, many environmental labels such as the Blue Angel set a strict standard for UFP emission from MFPs and printers.
※3 Details can be found at news release as of January 28, 2014. 

Outline of Accreditation 
Accreditation Standard: ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Accreditation Body: Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, INC. (PJLA)
Initial Accreditation date: November 21, 2014
Accreditation No.: 83025
Certificate No.: L14-341 Details
Field of test: Chemical
Products tested: Printer, copy machine and multifunctional copy machine
Specific test: Emission test on basis of RAL-UZ171 (VOC, Ozone, Dust, UFP)


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February 5, 2015


New KYOCERA Document Solutions America Applications Boosts Efficiency and Employee Productivity


Share files quickly, easily, and securely with DMConnect 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – February 4, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of a new business application that allows users to scan, capture and route hard copy documents to an existing document management system. The application, DMConnect, transforms a KYOCERA multifunctional product (MFP) into an on-ramp for capturing hardcopy documents and processes the data according to an organization’s specific requirements. Administrators can create customized workflows within their existing infrastructure utilizing tools such as workflow wizard and workflow studio.

DMConnect offers advanced features like multi-destination workflows, user group restrictions and searchable list fields. By customizing their document processes, businesses can streamline their operations to more easily comply with regulatory standards. Plus, users can take advantage of optional document enhancement features, such as optical character recognition (OCR) powered by Nuance OmniPage, to transform hard copy documents into searchable text.

“DMConnect helps organizations boost productivity and adhere to regulatory requirements,” says Danielle Wolowitz, senior director, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “With this powerful app, businesses can maximize the value of their Kyocera hardware and software infrastructure investment.”

DMConnect offers a range of benefits. With it, users can:

      Remove blank pages for cleaner documents and smaller file sizes;

      View and reset Bates counters for easy identification of documents;

      Scan and distribute files through multi-destination workflows to boost productivity;

      Ensure document security by restricting groups or departments via Active Director integration;

      Network Attached Storage (NAS) support for cost effective document management and storage 

DMConnect accommodates businesses of all sizes and works seamlessly with Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFPs.

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January 26, 2015

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Wins Ten Buyers Laboratory ‘Winter Pick 2015’ Awards for Outstanding Multifunctional Products and Energy Efficiency

Fairfield, NJ – Jan 26, 2015 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced ten Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI) awards for multiple multifunctional products within their line-up. Kyocera was commended for unprecedented reliability, exceptional color output and outstanding environmental features. The independent lab’s award criteria is rigorous and Kyocera's advanced features across its entire range stood out, enabling them to achieve BLI’s prestigious 'Winter Pick 2015' awards.

These much sought-after accolades were given after extensive testing over several months. During the test period, the Kyocera products surpassed the others for reliability and gained top marks for image quality. Special mention was made of Kyocera’s software development platform, HyPAS; which allows for integration with an extensive number of Kyocera-developed business applications and third-party partner products. Examples includes Kyocera-developed CentraQ Pro, DMS Link and PinPoint Scan, as well as integration into Microsoft SharePoint offerings and Microsoft Exchange through Kyocera-developed connectors. 

“At Kyocera our primary objective is to resolve an organization’s business challenges through a total document solutions approach.“ said Danielle Wolowitz, senior director corporate marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This proven approach allows Kyocera to leverage its device technology, business applications and customized services in a way that satisfies the customer’s need for performance, reliability and value. We are honored to have once again won these prestigious awards; and that BLI has validated Kyocera’s role as a leading provider of document imaging technology for any office environment.“

Kyocera also received recognition for its crisp print quality and excellent utility features. The feature-rich, intuitive KX 6.0 print driver, standard across all devices, brings increased flexibility and efficiency to the office. The TASKalfa and ECOSYS products in the tests have strong green credentials, as noted by Martin Soane, BLI’s Lab manager, who stated, “When durability is combined with a high average toner yield and the long-life drum, users can expect minimal downtime and, ultimately, a very low cost of ownership.”

Outstanding Multifunctional Devices
“Kyocera delivered a remarkable performance this Pick season, taking home wins in nearly every category from mid- to high-volume in both monochrome and color”, said Pete Emory, BLI director of Laboratory Testing. “Time and again, Kyocera impresses us with their consistency across product lines and their clear emphasis on convenience for the end user,” he continued.

The TASKalfa 8001i, 3510i and 3010i were the recipients in the monochrome MFP category, while the TASKalfa 7551ci, 6551ci and 3551ci were the winners in the color MFP category. All in all, the devices stood out most for their exceptional reliability and ease of use. BLI analysts praised these models for convenient features such as the ability to add shortcuts to control panel menus with the push of a button and their redesigned print driver, which includes PCL and PostScript and the ability for users to seamlessly switch between them.

For its exemplary image quality and business application / solutions compatibility, the ECOSYS M3550idn has been honored with the BLI Winter 2015 Pick for Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Mid-Size to Large Workgroups. This 52-ppm desktop multifunctional printer proved to be highly reliable, requiring no service of any kind over the 125,000 impression test duration.

Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency
Kyocera continued to validate its commitment to 'best in class' energy efficiency. When compared to comparable monochrome MFPs in its speed class, both the ECOSYS M3560idn and ECOSYS M3550idn consumed 47 percent less energy than the competitive average, while the ECOSYS M6526cdn consumed 43 percent less energy than average. Each device also incorporates standard energy-saving features such as toner-save mode to help reduce toner use while printing and copying, and a proof mode which helps to reduce paper and consumable waste.

Model & Winter Pick
TASKalfa 8001i - Outstanding 71- to 80-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP
TASKalfa 3510i - Outstanding Entry-Level 31- to 40-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP
TASKalfa 3010i - Outstanding 21- to 30-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP
TASKalfa 7551ci - Outstanding 71- to 80-ppm A3 Color MFP
TASKalfa 6551ci - Outstanding 61- to 70-ppm A3 Color MFP
TASKalfa 3551ci - Outstanding 31- to 40-ppm A3 Color MFP
ECOSYS M3550idn - Outstanding A4 Monochrome MFP for Mid-Size to Large Workgroups
ECOSYS M3550idn - Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency
ECOSYS M3560idn - Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency
ECOSYS M6526cdn - Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency

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 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.

All trademarks or copyrights are the property of their respective owners


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December 17, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions Receives the 2014 Blue Angel Award 

Meerbusch, Germany – December 5, 2014 –KYOCERA Document Solutions Deutschland GmbH has been awarded the Blue Angel 2014 sustainability award. The jury in particular praised the Japanese manufacturer's commitment to constantly improving its laser printers, which was the decisive factor in selecting a candidate. 

The jury named the winner of the third "Blue Angel" award in Dusseldorf last week. Reinhold Schlierkamp, Managing Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Germany, accepted the award from Maria Krautzberger, President of the Federal Environment Agency. 

UBA President Krautzberger commends the company's pioneering role
During her speech at the German sustainability awards ceremony, Maria Krautzberger applauded the Japanese manufacturer's commitment to protect the environment and protect health: "With its environmentally friendly innovations, KYOCERA is a pioneer in the sector. Many of the company's products comply with the label's high environmental standards. It also contributes to the Blue Angel's quality criteria", she said.

KYOCERA has been Blue Angel certified since 1997
In 1997, KYOCERA was the first producer to meet the Blue Angel's demanding certification guidelines. Ever since, many of its products have received the coveted environmental label: around 50 systems are currently Blue Angel certified. 

"We are very proud to receive the Blue Angel Award", commented Detlef Herb, Environmental and Product Safety Manager at KYOCERA Document Solutions Germany, who has managed the certification process for 17 years. He added: "The Blue Angel has contributed to providing the public with information and its strict guidelines help guarantee the high quality of laser printers. Environmental protection and sustainability are integral elements of our corporate philosophy and we are constantly developing our products in terms of environmental compatibility. We also support sustainable innovations as part of the KYOCERA environmental prize, which has been awarded by jury chairman Dr. Töpfer four consecutive times." 

For more information on the Blue Angel award, go to the German Sustainability Award website www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de and the Blue Angel website www.blauer-engel.de.

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December 5, 2014


GNU Bash "Shellshock" Security Vulnerability Update

A critical security vulnerability has been reported in the GNU Bash "Shellshock", which is a common command line used in many Linux/UNIX operating systems. KYOCERA has investigated whether or not its products, software and services are affected. The results are as follows.

Printers/MFPs
KYOCERA products use a special embedded version of the Linux Operating System. There is no access to the Bash prompt from the network, operation panel, USB, or any other interface, therefore, KYOCERA printers and MFPs are not susceptible to the “Shellshock” vulnerability.

Connectivity Options
"Bash" environment is not implemented in following KYOCERA optional products, and therefore unaffected.
FAX System (*)
IB-23/IB-50/IB-51/IB-110

Software, Utilities
"Bash" environment is not implemented in any KYOCERA software/utilities and therefore unaffected.

EFI™ Fiery Printing System(s) *Updated on December 5, 2014
The Fiery Printing System, optional on select KYOCERA color MFPs, uses an embedded Linux Operating System. EFI, the manufacturer of Fiery Printing Systems, has identified a vulnerability that they regard as a low security risk. EFI has created a patch to address the Shellshock vulnerability (Patch FIT 100698425.ps) that was made available on December 1st 2014. More information, as well as the patch itself, for all Linux based Fiery printer servers is available through EFIs System Update and Web Update. It is strongly recommended by EFI that this patch be immediately implemented to all potentially affected Fiery Printing Systems.

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November 12, 2014

GNU Bash "Shellshock" Security Vulnerability Update

November 13, 2014

A critical security vulnerability has been reported in the GNU Bash "Shellshock", which is a common command line used in many Linux/UNIX operating systems. KYOCERA has investigated whether or not its products, software and services are affected. The results are as follows.

Printers/MFPs
KYOCERA products use a special embedded version of the Linux Operating System. There is no access to the Bash prompt from the network, operation panel, USB, or any other interface, therefore, KYOCERA printers and MFPs are not susceptible to the “Shellshock” vulnerability.

Connectivity Options
"Bash" environment is not implemented in following KYOCERA optional products, and therefore unaffected.
FAX System (*)
IB-23/IB-50/IB-51/IB-110

Software, Utilities
"Bash" environment is not implemented in any KYOCERA software/utilities and therefore unaffected.

EFI™ Fiery Printing System(s)
The Fiery Printing System, optional on select KYOCERA color MFPs, uses an embedded Linux Operating System. EFI, the manufacturer of Fiery Printing Systems, has identified a vulnerability that they regard as a low security risk. EFI is currently working on a firmware patch, which will resolve this vulnerability, and it will be made available after December 1, 2014.


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October 21, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces New Applications to Help Organizations Gain Control Over Data and Printing Costs While Helping Employees Work More Efficiently and Securely


Kyocera CentraQ Pro and CentraQ offers secure job release; monitoring across networked Kyocera MFPs and Printers

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 21, 2014 KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of Kyocera CentraQ Pro and CentraQ. The new business applications, developed by Kyocera, offer a variety of job release features that allow users to print documents more securely. In addition to secure job release, CentraQ Pro has additional monitoring and reporting capabilities that IT administrators can use to track print, copy, scan and fax usage by individual, device, or job code, which is ideal for cost recovery.

Both apps protect sensitive information with a Secure Job Release feature that requires user authentication at the Kyocera MFP or printer — thus minimizing the risk of unauthorized access to documents. The apps also minimize “bottlenecks” by freeing users to output files from any networked, CentraQ enabled Kyocera device. 

“There are two key advantages to these powerful business apps,” says Danielle Wolowitz, senior director, product planning and product marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “CentraQ empowers users by letting them print and release their documents with confidence. CentraQ Pro provides administrators with valuable device data to help them optimize their printing environment, which includes cutting waste and costs.” 

CentraQ and CentraQ Pro bring a range of benefits to any business. The applications:

  • Allow users to release print jobs from any Kyocera device on the network;
  • Protect confidential documents;
  • Integrate with HID card readers and smart phones with QR code readers for secure job release;
  • Restrict costly functions such as color printing (CentraQ Pro);
  • Help track employee usage, device usage, and job ID codes with simplified reporting capabilities (CentraQ Pro).

Pricing and Availability
Single device license MSRP is $362 for CentraQ Pro and $277 for CentraQ. CentraQ Pro and CentraQ are available through authorized KYOCERA dealers. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.



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October 21, 2014
KYOCERA Document Solutions America presenta nuevas aplicaciones para Ayudar a las Organizaciones a controlar los datos y los costos de impresión mientras ayuda a los empleados a trabajar con más eficiencia y seguridad


CentraQ Pro y CentraQ de Kyocera ofrece una liberación segura de los trabajos; monitorea los equipos muiltifucionales (MFP) y las impresoras Kyocera en red

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – 21 de octubre de 2014 KYOCERA Document Solutions America, una de las compañías de soluciones para documentos líder en el mundo, anunció hoy el lanzamiento de CentraQ Pro y CentraQ de Kyocera. Las nuevas aplicaciones de negocios, desarrolladas por Kyocera, ofrecen una variedad de funciones de liberación de trabajos que permite a los usuarios imprimir documentos de forma más segura. Además de asegurar la liberación del trabajo, CentraQ Pro tiene funciones adicionales de monitoreo e informes que los administradores de Tecnologías de la Información pueden utilizar para rastrear el uso de impresiones, copias, escaneo y fax por dispositivo individual o por código del trabajo, lo cual es ideal para la recuperación del costo.

Ambas aplicaciones protegen la información delicada con una función de Liberación Segura del Trabajo que requiere la autenticación del usuario en el MFP o impresora de Kyocera, minimizando así el riesgo de acceso no autorizado a los documentos. Las aplicaciones también minimizan los «embotellamientos» liberando a los usuarios para imprimir archivos desde cualquier dispositivo Kyocera habilitado para CentraQ dentro de la red.

“Existen dos ventajas fundamentales a estas potentes aplicaciones de negocios”, dice Danielle Wolowitz, directora senior de planificación de productos y marketing de productos para KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “CentraQ da poder a los usuarios permitiéndoles imprimir y liberar sus documentos con confianza. CentraQ Pro les ofrece a los administradores valiosos datos del dispositivo para ayudarlos a optimizar sus entornos de impresión, los cuales incluyen la disminución de desperdicios y costos.” 

CentraQ y CentraQ Pro ofrecen una variedad de beneficios a cualquier negocio. Las aplicaciones:

  • Permiten a los usuarios liberar trabajos de impresión desde cualquier dispositivo Kyocera de la red;
  • Protegen los documentos confidenciales;
  • Se integran con lectores de tarjetas HID y teléfonos inteligentes con lectores de código QR para la liberación segura de trabajos;
  • Restringen funciones costosas como la impresión a color (CentraQ Pro);
  • Ayudan a llevar registro del uso que hacen los empleados, el uso de los dispositivos y los códigos de identificación de los trabajos con funciones simplificadas de informes (CentraQ Pro).

Precios y Disponibilidad 
El precio de la licencia MSRP para un solo dispositivo es de $362 para CentraQ Pro y $277 para CentraQ. CentraQ Pro y CentraQ están disponibles a través de distribuidores KYOCERA autorizados. Para encontrar un distribuidor, visite el localizador de distribuidores de Kyocera en www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us. 

Acerca de las Aplicaciones de Negocios de Kyocera
Desarrolladas por Kyocera o por terceros proveedores de soluciones, las aplicaciones de negocios ayudan a los grupos de trabajo a compartir información, optimizar recursos y dinamizar el flujo de documentos. Algunas de las aplicaciones más populares desarrolladas por Kyocera incluyen KYOCERA Cloud Connect, que permite a los usuarios imprimir desde y escanear hacia la nube directamente desde el panel de control del MFP; KYOCERA HomePOINT, que permite a los usuarios imprimir desde y escanear hacia carpetas de la red directamente desde el panel de control del MFP; y DMS Link, una interfaz personalizable que dinamiza el flujo de trabajo vinculando un MFP de Kyocera a un sistema de gestión de documentos existente.

ACERCA DE KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA
KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us), con casa matriz en Fairfield, N.J., es uno de los proveedores líderes de sistemas de manejo de documentos digitales y de gestión de documentos con conexión a computadoras, que incluyen equipos multifuncionales e impresoras listos para red, impresoras láser, equipos multifuncionales e impresoras color, facsímiles digitales láser y soluciones multifuncionales y para imágenes de formato ancho. KYOCERA Document Solutions America es una empresa del grupo KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., una empresa central de Kyocera Corporation, el líder mundial en el desarrollo y fabricación de cerámica avanzada y sus productos relacionados, incluidos equipos de telecomunicaciones, dispositivos semiconductores y componentes electrónicos. KYOCERA Document Solutions America, la primera empresa de soluciones para documentos con información de ventas certificadas por terceros, ha obtenido numerosos reconocimientos por el alto rendimiento, la confiabilidad y la eficiencia de costos de sus productos. Los ingresos netos consolidados de Kyocera Corporation excedieron los $14.05 mil millones durante el ejercicio fiscal que finalizó el 31 de marzo de 2014.


October 21, 2014
A KYOCERA Document Solutions America apresenta novos aplicativos que ajudam as organizações a controlarem seus dados e custos de impressão, enquanto auxiliam os funcionários a trabalharem com mais eficiência e segurança.


Kyocera CentraQ Pro e CentraQ oferecem publicações de trabalhos seguras; monitorando Impressoras e Equipamentos Multifuncionais Kyocera pela rede

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – 21 de Outubro de 2014 KYOCERA Document Solutions America, uma das empresas líderes mundiais em soluções de documentos, anunciou hoje o lançamento dos Kyocera CentraQ Pro e CentraQ. Os novos aplicativos de negócios, desenvolvidos pela Kyocera, oferecem uma variedade de funções de publicação de trabalhos que oferecem aos usuários a impressão de documentos com mais segurança. Além da publicação de trabalhos segura, CentraQ Pro tem capacidades adicionais de monitoramento e relatórios que os administradores de TI podem usar para rastrear o uso de impressão, cópia, digitalização e envio de fax por usuário, dispositivo ou código do trabalho, ideais para recuperação de custos.

Ambos aplicativos protegem informações seguras com uma função Publicação de Trabalho Segura, que exige autenticação de usuário nas Impressoras e Equipamentos Multifuncionais Kyocera - minimizando, assim, o risco de acesso não autorizado a documentos. Os aplicativos também minimizam “gargalos” ao liberar usuários para imprimir arquivos de qualquer dispositivo Kyocera habilitado CentraQ em rede.

“Há duas vantagens principais destes poderosos aplicativos,” diz Danielle Wolowitz, diretora sênior de planejamento e divulgação de produtos da KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “CentraQ dá poder aos usuários, permitindo que eles imprimam e publiquem seus documentos com confiança. CentraQ Pro dá aos administradores dados valiosos dos dispositivos para ajudá-los a otimizar seu ambiente de impressão, incluindo cortes de desperdícios e custos.”

CentraQ e CentraQ Pro trazem vários benefícios a qualquer empresa. Os aplicativos:

  • Permitem que os usuários publiquem trabalhos impressos de qualquer dispositivo Kyocera na rede;
  • Protegem documentos confidenciais;
  • Se integram com leitores de cartões HID e smartphones com leitores de códigos QR para publicações de trabalhos seguras;
  • Restringem funções caras, como impressões em cores (CentraQ Pro);
  • Ajudam a monitorar o uso pelos empregados, o uso dos dispositivos e os códigos de ID de trabalho com funções de relatórios simplificadas (CentraQ Pro).

Preços e Disponibilidade
Licença para um dispositivo no varejo é $362 para CentraQ Pro e $277 para CentraQ. CentraQ Pro e CentraQ estão disponíveis em representantes autorizados KYOCERA. Para encontrar um representante, visite o localizador de representantes Kyocera no site www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

Sobre os Aplicativos de Negócios KYOCERA
Desenvolvidos pela Kyocera ou por parceiros terceirizados de soluções, os aplicativos de negócios ajudam grupos de trabalho a compartilhar informações, otimizar recursos e simplificar o fluxo de documentos. Alguns dos mais populares aplicativos desenvolvidos pela Kyocera incluem o KYOCERA Cloud Connect, que permite que os usuários imprimam e digitalizem à nuvem diretamente do painel de controle do equipamento multifuncional; o KYOCERA HomePOINT, que permite que os usuários imprimam e digitalizem para pastas na rede diretamente do painel de controle do equipamento multifuncional; e o DMS Link, uma interface personalizável que simplifica o fluxo de trabalho ao ligar um equipamento multifuncional Kyocera com um sistema de Gerenciamento de Documentos já existente.

SOBRE A KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA
A KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us), com sede em Fairfield, N.J., é líder mundial no fornecimento de sistemas de manuseio de documentos e administração de documentos conectáveis a computadores, incluindo equipamentos multifuncionais/impressoras digitais prontos para a rede, impressoras a laser, equipamentos multifuncionais/impressoras coloridas, aparelhos de fax a laser digitais e soluções de tecnologia de imagem multifuncional e em grandes formatos. A KYOCERA Document Solutions America é uma empresa do grupo KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., uma empresa central da Kyocera Corporation, líder mundial no desenvolvimento e fabricação de cerâmicas avançadas e produtos associados, incluindo equipamentos de telecomunicação, pacotes de semicondutores e componentes eletrônicos. A KYOCERA Document Solutions America, a primeira empresa de soluções para documentos com dados de venda certificados de terceiros, já recebeu diversos prêmios por seus produtos de alto desempenho, confiabilidade e economia de custo. O faturamento consolidado da Kyocera Corporation superou US$ 14,05 bilhões no ano fiscal encerrado em 31 de março de 2014.


March 18, 2015
Japanese Company KYOCERA Document Solutions Opens Subsidiary in Chile Strengthening Its Expansion in Latin America

FAIRFIELD,NJ - MARCH 18, 2015 - KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world’s leading Japanese document solutions companies, today announced it has opened a subsidiary in Santiago, KYOCERA Document Solutions Chile S.P.A., to expand its business in the South American country. Through this subsidiary, KYOCERA expects a double-digit revenue increase every year within the Chile market, maximizing market penetration.

“Chile is a critical growth market for KYOCERA, with its advanced technological infrastructure, stable economy and ease of doing business,” said Norihiko Ina, President & CEO for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. ”Historically, Chile has been a pioneer in introducing new technologies in the region and has always been perceived as one of the strongest countries in Latin America.”

KYOCERA Document Solutions will reinforce and strengthen its business with this new division, leveraging the marketing networks and success built by the previous distributor, and providing document solutions services to all customers in Chile.

Mr. Ina continued, “The purpose and mission of KYOCERA Document Solutions Chile is to deploy the KYOCERA Total Document Solutions approach in all our activities, in order to increase customers’ document value in an environmentally friendly manner in the Chilean market.”

KYOCERA's core activity will be to strengthen its business with Chilean Government institutions and major businesses located in Santiago, while exploring new market channels to expand its share in Chile.

The General Manager of KYOCERA Document Solutions Chile, Rodrigo Almarza, pinpoints the business strengths that the Company offers to organizations, "Through the combination of award-winning document imaging technology and powerful business applications, KYOCERA can transform complex document workflows into simple processes that any organization can benefit from long-term.”

The Chilean operation becomes the third subsidiary of KYOCERA Document Solutions in Latin America – already established in Mexico and Brazil.


A KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. é líder mundial no fornecimento de sistemas de manuseio de documentos digitais e de gerenciamento de documentos conectáveis a computadores, incluindo equipamentos multifuncionais/impressoras digitais prontas para rede, impressoras a laser, equipamentos multifuncionais/impressoras coloridas, aparelhos de fax a laser digitais e soluções de tecnologia de imagem multifuncional e em grandes formatos.

A KYOCERA Document Solutions America é uma empresa do grupo KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., uma empresa central da Kyocera Corporation, líder mundial no desenvolvimento e fabricação de cerâmicas avançadas e produtos associados, incluindo equipamentos de telecomunicação, pacotes de semicondutores e componentes eletrônicos. A KYOCERA Document Solutions America, a primeira empresa de soluções para documentos com dados de venda certificados de terceiros, já recebeu diversos prêmios por seus produtos de alto desempenho, confiabilidade e economia de custo. O faturamento consolidado da Kyocera Corporation superou US$ 12.721 bilhões no ano fiscal encerrado em 31 de março de 2015. A Kyocera possui mais de 68,185 funcionários em todo o mundo (em 31 de março de 2015). Conversão do dólar americano baseada na taxa de USD1 = JPY120, com arredondamento para a unidade mais próxima. 

A Kyocera possui mais de 68,185 funcionários em todo o mundo (em 31 de março de 2015). Conversão do dólar americano baseada na taxa de USD1 = JPY120, com arredondamento para a unidade mais próxima.



October 6, 2014


KYOCERA Document Solutions America Marketplace Sponsor at Annual Gartner IT Symposium


Company will present its 360-degree approach to total document solutions 

ORLANDO, FL – October 6, 2014 KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that it will take part in the IT Services and Sourcing Marketplace at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2014 as a Marketplace sponsor. Under the theme of ‘Resolution 360’, Kyocera is illustrating how its Total Document Solutions (TDS) approach helps corporate IT decision makers improve document workflow, control costs and increase security for their organization. 

Inside Kyocera’s TDS Approach
Kyocera’s TDS approach is built on a proven five-step process called ADIMO - Assess, Design, Implement, Manage, and Optimize. This method uncovers critical business challenges and resolves them with a mix of reliable document imaging technology, customizable business applications, and personalized services. It’s a highly consultative, customer-focused business approach that looks beyond the initial implementation to ensure customers work smarter and more efficiently.

During the Gartner IT Symposium, Kyocera will be conducting two, C-level boardroom sessions. One of Kyocera’s longtime customers will describe how their organization has become more transparent, efficient, and profitable through partnering with Kyocera. Kyocera will also be featured in an interactive workshop in which IT professionals can uncover the critical document imaging and workflow challenges within their own organizations. A moderator will highlight Kyocera’s 360-degree TDS approach to resolving these challenges.

Kyocera encourages attendees to visit booth #113 in the IT Services & Sourcing Marketplace. There, the company’s representatives will further discuss Kyocera’s TDS approach and will offer five no-obligation document workflow assessments. The winners will meet with Kyocera’s expert consulting team and learn how Kyocera can streamline their document workflow and improve their respective work environments.

About the Gartner IT Symposium 
The Symposium attracts more than 24,000 attendees—including 7,000 CIOs—and is considered the world’s most important gathering of senior IT executives. This year’s IT Symposium is taking place from Sunday, October 5th, through Thursday, October 9th, in Orlando, Florida.

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September 23, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Named a "Major Player" in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document Services


KYOCERA’s global MDS approach ensures customers are staying ahead of business challenges, providing ongoing business improvement and complete customer satisfaction 

Osaka, Japan – September 24, 2014 –KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. , one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced it has been positioned as a "Major Player", according to IDC's MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Managed Document Services 2014 Vendor Assessment – Focus on Managed Workflow Services (September 2014, Source: #250631). 

As the document management environment within the business world is currently undergoing vast change, KYOCERA has been expanding its provision of “total document solutions” by continuously supporting its customers through the combination of reliable document imaging technology, customizable business applications and by assessing and implementing the optimum document management environment.

“Every customer's document management environment is unique. We offer KYOCERA Managed Document Services with an extensive lineup of printers, MFPs and software customization which address a customer’s business pain points,” said Ryuzo Morita, Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and Senior General Manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. “We are pleased that our direction is in line with IDC’s MDS expectation of a major player in the MDS market.“ 

IDC’s Holly Muscolino, Research Vice President for Document Solutions, said "We are impressed by KYOCERA's strategic evolution. Compared with larger competitors, the company's approach is narrower and more focused. Its channel positioning provides an intriguing option for large systems integrators looking for document solutions partners in managed document services without potential competitive conflict."

About IDC MarketScape
IDC’s MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.


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September 16, 2014


New Application Links Kyocera MFPs to Google Accounts


MFP users can now use their Google accounts to scan documents and print emails, attachments and calendars

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 16, 2014 KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of its Google Connector. This new application, developed by Kyocera, enables Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) users to directly access their Google email and calendar functions.

Kyocera Google Connector works seamlessly with any HyPAS-enabled KYOCERA MFP. Users simply access their Google accounts via the MFP’s touch screen control panel. They can then browse their emails and folders—including inbox, sent mail, and personalized folders—or print their email messages, attachments, or calendars.

While standing at the MFP, users can: 

  • Compose emails;
  • Scan documents to store or send as email attachments;
  • Print personal or shared monthly calendars;
  • Find emails via keyword search.

“KYOCERA views Google Connector as one of the key components in meeting our customers’ evolving needs,” said Danielle Wolowitz, senior director, product planning & product marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “It has been reported that among small businesses, more than half use or support Gmail, making the new application the simplest and most seamless way for these users to stay connected. And it all happens when standing at a KYOCERA MFP.”

About Kyocera Business Applications
Developed by Kyocera or third-party solution providers, business applications help workgroups share information, optimize resources, and streamline document flow. Some of the most popular Kyocera-developed applications include KYOCERA Cloud Connect, which permits users to print from and scan to the cloud directly from the MFP’s control panel; KYOCERA HomePOINT, which enables users to print from and scan to network folders directly from the MFP’s control panel; and DMS Link, a customizable interface that streamlines workflow by linking a Kyocera MFP to an existing document management system.

Availability
Kyocera Google Connector is available through authorized KYOCERA dealers. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

Google is a registered trademark of Google Inc.


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September 3, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Powerful Scan-to-Email Solution


Kyocera Exchange Connector transforms hardcopy documents into secure email attachments

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 4, 2014 KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of a Kyocera-developed business application, Exchange Connector. The application links a Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) to a Microsoft Exchange Server™, thus offering more robust scan-to-e-mail capabilities.

The process is simple. While standing at a HyPAS-enabled Kyocera MFP, users can authenticate to Exchange Server, scan documents, access their Microsoft Outlook address books, and e-mail the digitized files directly from their Outlook global or personal contact list. It is both convenient and secure. Plus, for confirmation or auditing purposes, a copy of the message appears in the user’s Sent Items folder.

Exchange Connector does more than save time at the MFP. Each e-mail message created at the MFP is addressed from the sender’s e-mail address, instead of an unknown MFP address, helping ensure secure and reliable delivery.

About Kyocera Business Applications
Developed by Kyocera or third-party solution providers, business applications help workgroups share information, optimize resources, and streamline document flow. Some of the most popular Kyocera-developed applications include KYOCERA Cloud Connect, which permits users to print from and scan to the cloud directly from the MFP’s control panel; KYOCERA HomePOINT, which enables users to print from and scan to network folders directly from the MFP’s control panel; and DMS Link, a customizable interface that streamlines workflow by linking a Kyocera MFP to an existing document management system.

Availability
Kyocera Exchange Connector is available through authorized Kyocera dealers. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at http://www.redstartprinters.com/contact-us.aspx

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August 15, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions Scoop Four 'Highly Recommended' and Two TWO 'Summer Pick' BLI Awards for their A4 MFP Color and Monochrome Devices
 

FAIRFIELD, NJ – August 15th, 2014 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced 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 M2535dn/M2035dn. 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 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 3rd 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.

"These prestigious BLI pick awards for our robust A4 color line-up further strengthen Kyocera’s message of a total documents solutions approach to solving critical business challenges.” said Danielle Wolowitz, senior director, product planning & product marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. "The combination of Kyocera’s hardware reliability with business applications provides an extremely robust offering that can integrate with virtually any environment, utilizing business applications such as AccuSender for secure file transfer and PinPoint Scan for simplifies scan workflows. This makes the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn the ideal solution for small workgroups who need an all-encompassing device"

The highly recommended awards were given to the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn and M2535dn/M2035dn 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 enhancements to configuration settings and intuitive 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 mean print jobs can be completed quickly, which is ideal for the demanding modern workplace.

Wolowitz 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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July 18, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces a Scalable, Enterprise-Wide Fax Solution
 
Kyocera RightFax Connector links Kyocera Multifunctional Products to OpenText® RightFax servers

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 17, 2013KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of Kyocera RightFax Connector. This Kyocera-developed business application connects a Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) to a new or existing OpenText® RightFax server—thereby allowing users to fax documents directly from the MFP.

Using Kyocera RightFax Connector is intuitive. Users scan a hard copy (or select one from stored archives) and enter a fax destination via the Kyocera MFP’s control panel. The application will automatically put the job in the fax server’s outbound queue.

“We are delighted to add the Kyocera RightFax Connector to our business applications portfolio,” said Danielle Wolowitz, senior director, product planning & product marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “In concert, both Kyocera and OpenText create secure, integrated solutions that enable customers to increase productivity, profitability and adhere to regulatory compliance.”

Kyocera RightFax Connector consolidates all fax functionality to the Kyocera MFP touch screen control panel bringing time savings and efficiency to the office. Allowing businesses to leverage an existing RightFax investment or adopt a new scalable, enterprise-wide solution, Kyocera’s RightFax Connector can streamline fax processes while consolidating dedicated fax machines into multifunctional devices. For large corporations, the savings can be considerable—and the productivity gains immeasurable. Providing integration with RightFax’s robust feature-set, the application also provides an audit trail of faxed documents, which is vital to those facing strict compliance regulations, such as corporations in the healthcare, manufacturing and finance industries.

About Kyocera Business Applications
Developed by Kyocera or third-party solution providers, business applications help workgroups share information, optimize resources, and streamline document flow. Some of the most popular Kyocera-developed applications include KYOCERA Cloud Connect, which permits users to print from and scan to the cloud directly from the MFP’s control panel; KYOCERA HomePOINT, which enables users to print from and scan to network folders directly from the MFP’s control panel; and DMS Link, a customizable interface that streamlines workflow by linking a Kyocera MFP to an existing document management system.

Pricing and Availability
Kyocera RightFax Connector is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $5,500 per RightFax Server. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

ABOUT OPENTEXT CORPORATION
OpenText provides Enterprise Information Management software that helps companies of all sizes and industries to manage, secure and leverage their unstructured business information, either in their data center or in the cloud. Over 100,000 companies already use OpenText solutions to unleash the power of their information. To learn more about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX; TSX: OTC), please visit: www.opentext.com.

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 $14.1 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2014.


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May 18, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Earns Business Technology Association Award for Superior Performance
 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – May 16, 2014 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that it has been honored by the Business Technology Association (BTA) with the 2014 Channel Choice Award for Superior Performance (Primary Product Line). The Company earned two additional awards, in the performance categories of Product Line and Inventory. The BTA awards are based on the results of a survey of 356 independent office technology dealers from across the United States.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the dealer community,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “We dedicate ourselves to partnering with our dealers — and to bringing them the most robust document-imaging devices, business applications and programs in the industry. Our goal is to help them offer superior value as they resolve customer’s document imaging challenges and needs. These awards validate that effort.”

BTA National President Todd J. Fitzsimons presented the awards on May 15, 2014, as part of the BTA Mid-America “Cruise to Success” event, which took place at the InterContinental Magnificent Mile in Chicago. "Congratulations to KYOCERA for its exemplary performance as a primary product line provider,” said Fitzsimons. “It is a privilege to recognize the company as the highest ranking vendor for 2014 in the eyes of independent dealers."

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 $13.6 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013.

ABOUT THE BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
The Business Technology Association is an international organization serving dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, manufacturers and distributors in the office technology industry. BTA helps its members profit through a variety of services, including free legal counseling, benchmarking studies and reports, the latest news about trend and products in the industry, cutting-edge educational opportunities and hard-hitting publications. For more information on BTA, visit www.bta.org or call (800) 505-2821.


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April 20, 2014
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Joins MOPRIA Alliance as an Executive Member
 
Company confirms its goal of pursuing a standardized print environment from Mobile Devices

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 16, 2014 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, announced today it has joined the MopriaTM Alliance, a nonprofit organization created with the goal of simplifying wireless printing from smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

The Mopria Alliance aims to develop a standard interface that will allow users to connect to any printer —regardless of its manufacturer—with virtually any mobile device. By joining the Alliance as an executive member, KYOCERA is confirming its stance as an active participant in the pursuit of standardized, intuitive, and wireless printing environment.

“This is a concerted effort by software designers, OS providers, mobile device designers, and printer manufacturers,” said Ryuzo Morita, director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and senior general manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. “Our mutual goal is to achieve intuitive mobile printing in any environment, regardless of location or platform. It’s where today’s mobile users want us to devote our attention.”

Joining the Mopria Alliance is the latest strategic initiative undertaken by KYOCERA to expand the capabilities of its award-winning MFPs and printers.

ABOUT THE MOPRIA ALLIANCE
The Mopria Alliance is a non-profit membership organization of leading global technology companies with the shared goal of providing intuitively simple wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The Mopria Alliance’s goal is to bring together the entire industry to drive selected standards adoption, support mobile software application providers to deploy print functionality in their applications, develop experience guidelines in the interaction of mobile and print devices, certify products which will carry the Mopria logo, and educate consumers and business customers about the ability to easily print from mobile devices.

Find out more about the Mopria Alliance at www.mopria.org.

* MopriaTM is a trademark of the MopriaTM Alliance. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
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April 20, 2014
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Business Applications to Enhance MFP Capabilities
 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 16, 2014– KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of four new powerful business applications: AccuSender Fax, OpenText Alchemy Connector, Kyocera PanelPlus, and Kyocera Language Exchange. Built on Kyocera’s HyPAS software development platform, each business application promises to improve workflow in the most demanding environments. Most important, these Kyocera-developed business applications mark the first of many applications that will be introduced by the company in the upcoming fiscal year.

AccuSender Fax solves a critical problem for those who fax documents on a regular basis by freeing users to send scanned documents as faxes directly from a Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) through their existing fax server. Users need only scan a hardcopy (or select one from stored archives) and enter a fax number as a destination address. It’s simple, cost-effective, and secure. Plus, it provides an audit trail of faxed documents for those who face stricter compliance regulations, such as those who work in the healthcare, manufacturing and finance industries.

OpenText Alchemy Connector enables OpenText Alchemy customers to leverage their existing software investments by utilizing Kyocera MFPs as the on ramp to an industry leading document management solution. By using this powerful business application, users can send scanned hardcopy documents directly into OpenText Alchemy without any special middleware or server add-ons. This seamless, direct link facilitates activities across every aspect of a document’s life cycle: capture, store, share, revise and dispose.

Kyocera has also introduced the next version of its powerful scanning and copying application, PanelPlus. The application allows users to customize the scan and copy features found on the MFP’s control panel. As a result, tasks such as scan-to-PC and scan-to-FTP with desired scan settings, such as resolution and file format, quickly become one-touch operations—thereby saving time, streamlining activity, and reducing human error.

Kyocera Language Exchange is a business application that allows end-user customers in multi-lingual environments to operate an MFP’s control panel in their native language. Supporting French Canadian, Spanish, and Portuguese, the app allows users to choose their native language with a single touch, simplifying device operations in a user’s desired language. The device will automatically revert to the default language when it returns to sleep mode.

In the coming year, Kyocera will continue to expand its line by offering new applications in six key areas: capture and distribution, document management, mobile and cloud, network device management, output management, and cost control and security. The Company will also be introducing application packages designed to address the critical business challenges of key vertical markets.

Pricing and Availability
These Kyocera business applications are available through authorized Kyocera dealers. Pricing below reflects Manufacturer’s Suggest Retail Price (MSRP).

AccuSender Fax - $199.00
OpenText Alchemy - $365.00
Kyocera PanelPlus - $44.00
Language Exchange - $80.00

To find a dealer to learn more about connector compatibility, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.
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April 20, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions America ‘EMPOWERS’ Dealers at FY15 Pan-American Dealer Meeting
 
Kyocera Executives announce new dealer-centric support initiatives, vertical market opportunities, multifunctional printer products and customizable business applications.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 16, 2014 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today officially renewed its commitment to its dealers and end-user customers. Addressing more than 1,200 attendees from the United States, Canada, Latin America and Mexico, as well as Europe and Japan, Kyocera executives credited the company’s strong performance in fiscal year 2014 to an unwavering dealer-centric philosophy—and pledged to continue the enhance its dedication to the independent dealer channel throughout fiscal year 2015 and beyond.

“Our dealer-centric philosophy is one reason we believe we’re succeeding in this challenging market,” said KYOCERA Document Solutions America president and CEO, Norihiko Ina. “That’s why we’ve made the cornerstone of our meeting: ‘Empowerment! Commitment to Partnership.’ It defines a two-way relationship between Kyocera and its dealers. We empower our dealers, and they empower us. Our commitment to this channel, across the Americas, is unwavering.”

A Total Document Solutions Focus
Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America, said the company’s ultimate goal is to help dealers resolve their customer’s business challenges. “Our Total Document Solutions approach addresses a user’s business challenges and optimizes their document solutions investment,” he said. “This has been a longstanding commitment at Kyocera—and now we’re rolling out even more initiatives to empower our dealers even further. For example, we’re expanding our Certified Total Document Solutions Partner initiative. This helps dealers analyze and address client needs; it also helps them forge ongoing customer relationships. We’re supporting our dealers, and those dealers are assisting their customers with comprehensive solutions. That is a true commitment to our channel partners.”

New Products and Business Applications for the Coming Year
At the meeting, the company launched the Kyocera ECOSYS M3560idn, M3550idn, M3540idn and M3040idn black-and-white multifunctional printers (MFPs), extending an already impressive multifunctional printer lineup. The new series includes four desktop devices that feature an intuitive touchscreen control panel and speeds of up to 62 pages-per-minute. Like most Kyocera devices, these new MFPs integrate seamlessly with Kyocera-developed business applications and virtually any third-party solution. Kyocera also showcased a variety of new business applications designed to address today’s most critical business areas, such as mobile and cloud computing, cost-control capabilities, and security solutions. These new applications are scheduled for release within the upcoming fiscal year.

Mr. Hendrick also spoke of upcoming marketing campaigns that will address the end-user directly. One such initiative involves Kyocera’s successful “Most Important Document” advertising campaign. “We don’t want to simply entertain customers,” Mr. Hendrick said. “We want to engage them—that is, reach them where and how they want to be reached. And we’re showing our dealers how to bring these techniques to their local markets. As Mr. Ina said, ‘We empower our dealers and they empower us.’”

Nationwide Communications Support
Kyocera is supporting its commitment to total document solutions with a nationwide, multi-million dollar brand advertising campaign that will be rolling out across the Americas. The campaign focuses on a customer’s most important documents, and how Kyocera and its dealers work to manage and protect them. The television campaign, along with national radio spots and online ads, will run throughout the United States; it will also appear on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s FY15 Pan-American Dealer Meeting is being held at The Venetian Las Vegas April 15-17, 2014. For more information on KYOCERA Document Solutions America, please visit Kyocera’s Web site at: www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.
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April 16, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Inroduces Four New Economical ECOSYS Black-and-White Multifunctional Printers to Boost Office Productivity
 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 16, 2014– KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of four compact ECOSYS® black-and-white multifunctional printers (MFPs). The affordable ECOSYS M3560idn, M3550idn, M3540idn, and M3040idn are designed to bring multifunctional power and mobility to busy corporate workgroups. All four combine crisp black-and-white output with high-end color scanning capabilities—and boast a convenient seven-inch color touchscreen.

These ECOSYS MFPs promise to increase productivity in the most demanding environments. The ECOSYS M3560idn prints at 62 pages per minute (ppm), the ECOSYS M3550idn at 52 ppm, the ECOSYS M3540idn and M3040idn at 42 ppm. The ECOSYS M3560idn, M3550idn and M3540idn include standard fax capability;

As part of Kyocera’s environmentally friendly ECOSYS line, these new desktop models also come complete with Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. The eco-friendly drum design, which separates the toner container from the drum, allows users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste. ECOSYS printers conserve energy and associated costs by switching to standby mode when not in use. Each one is Energy Star™ certified for its operating efficiency.

Reliable, Productive, and User-Friendly
ECOSYS printers are engineered with Kyocera technology, ensuring that they’re as flexible as they are powerful. They feature paper capacities up to 2,600 sheets and monthly duty cycles up to 275,000 sheets, 250,000 sheets and 150,000 sheets respectively. Other notable specs include:

  • Standard print, copy, and color scan;
  • Standard fax on M3560idn, M3550idn, and M3540idn;
  • Output speeds up to 62 pages per minute;
  • 75-sheet document processor;
  • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology;
  • Customizable 7-inch tablet-like display;
  • USB host interface for “print-from” and “scan-to” convenience;
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing;
  • Apple AirPrint™ enabled for a mobile printing solution;

A Powerful Workflow Tool These feature-rich devices integrate seamlessly with virtually any network environment or platform. Plus, they accept a wide range of powerful business applications, each driven by Kyocera’s proprietary and scalable HyPAS software platform.

Developed by Kyocera or third-party solution providers, HyPAS business applications accommodate today’s most critical business concerns, such as mobile and cloud computing, cost-control capabilities, and security solutions. Some of the most popular applications include Kyocera Cloud Connect, which allows users to print from and scan to the cloud directly from the MFP’s control panel; HomePOINT, which enables users to print from and scan to network folders directly from the MFP’s control panel; and DMS Link, a customizable interface that streamlines workflow by linking a Kyocera MFP to an existing document management system.

Pricing and Availability
Kyocera ECOSYS MFPs are available through authorized Kyocera dealers.

ECOSYS M3560idn: $4,919
ECOSYS M3550idn: $3,389
ECOSYS M3540idn: $2,799
ECOSYS M3040idn: $2,459

To find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at: www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

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March 13, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Six New Economical, Ecological Desktop Devices
 
Robust Printers and MFPs Bring Desktop Productivity to a New Level

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 13, 2014– KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, has just extended its impressive ECOSYS® lineup with three new color multifunctional printers (MFPs), one black & white MFP and two new black-and-white desktop printers. Each of the compact devices highlight KYOCERA’s hallmark ECOSYS technology in a small footprint, making these printers and MFPs ideal for virtually any office environment—from individual users to busy corporate workgroups.

The new printers and MFPs feature ecological designs, user-friendly features, and compatibility with critical business applications. The ECOSYS M6526cdn, M6026cidn and M6526cidn MFPs offer color print, copy and scan functions for high-end versatility, as well as USB Host Interface for print-from and scan-to capability; the ECOSYS M2035dn offers black and white printing and copying to go along with full color scanning, as well as a standard front facing USB Host Interface for print-from and scan-to capability; the ECOSYS P2135dn and P2135d printers include print-from-USB capabilities for on-the-go printing. Equally important, all six devices offer crisp image quality at impressive speeds. The ECOSYS M2035dn, ECOSYS P2135dn and ECOSYS P2135d generate black-and-white pages at the rate of 37 per minute [ppm]; the ECOSYS M6526cidn, ECOSYS M6526cdn, and ECOSYS M6026cidn MFPs produce color and black-and-white documents at 28 ppm.

All ECOSYS devices come complete with KYOCERA’s patented long-life drum technology. This eco-friendly drum design, which separates the toner container, allows users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste. The devices also conserve energy and associated costs by switching to standby mode when not in use; they are Energy Star™ certified for their operating efficiency.

The new devices optimize performance while offering one of the lowest costs per print. The many features include:

ECOSYS P2135d and ECOSYS P2135dn Black & White Printers

  • A maximum paper capacity of up to 800 sheets with optional paper-feed units;
  • Standard Gigabit Ethernet (ECOSYS P2135dn only)
  • Standard Duplex on both models

ECOSYS M2035dn Black & White Multifunctional Printer

  • A maximum capacity of up to 800 sheets with optional paper-feed units
  • Standard Gigabit Ethernet
  • Standard copy, print and color scan

ECOSYS M6526cdn, ECOSYS M6026cidn and ECOSYS M6526cidn Color Multifunctional Printers

  • A maximum capacity of up to 1,300 sheets with optional paper-feed units on all devices
  • Standard Gigabit Ethernet
  • Standard color print, copy, scan and black & white fax (ECOSYS M6526cdn/M6526cidn)
  • Standard color print, copy and scan (ECOSYS M6026cidn)

Powerful Business Applications
Select ECOSYS devices integrate seamlessly with a wide range of business applications driven by Kyocera’s scalable HyPAS technology. Some of the most popular include Mobile Print, which allows users to print files and web pages from a smartphone or tablet; Apple AirPrint, which enables users to print from iOS and OSX products to select KYOCERA devices; and Command Center RX, a convenient app that displays toner levels, paper availability, and device status via a web browser.

Other powerful apps include PinPoint Scan, a robust app that makes it easy to scan from the MFP to a desktop; Teaching Assistant, which streamlines the task of creating, printing, grading and analyzing multiple-choice exams; and SharePoint Connector, which connects a workgroup’s KYOCERA MFP to its existing Microsoft SharePoint Server.

Pricing and Availability
Kyocera’s ECOSYS desktop MFPs and printers are available through authorized Kyocera dealers at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of:

ECOSYS M6526cidn: $4,799
ECOSYS M6526cdn: $3,999
ECOSYS M6026cidn: $4,209
ECOSYS M2035dn: $1,181
ECOSYS P2135dn: $599
ECOSYS P2135d: $529

To find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at: www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

ECOSYS, HyPAS, PinPoint Scan, Teaching Assistant and SharePoint Connector are trademarks of Kyocera Companies.

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March 12, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions America 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

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 12, 2014 – 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 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.

When 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.”

“We’re delighted to receive such a strong recommendation from Buyer’s Lab,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director of product marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “We aim to resolve client issues in a number of ways, including performance, reliability, and value. By speaking so highly of our products, BLI has validated our mission. We’re happy to receive this honor, and happier still to pass this news along to our customers and dealers.”

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 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 $13.6 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013.

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. 
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January 28, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Awarded Green Business Certified Certification
 
Award recognizes environmentally conscious businesses in the most critical areas

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 28, 2014–KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced it has been awarded a “Green Business Certification” by the Institute for Green Business Certification (IGBC), the oldest organization of its kind to certify business environmental practices.

Recognizing the burden that business activities can place on the environment, KYOCERA dedicates itself to balancing economic development with environmental preservation. Its green approach to manufacturing and design can be seen throughout its entire line of document imaging devices. One such example, the company’s ECOSYS® multifunctional printers (MFPs) and printers, boast a remarkably low total cost of ownership, has little or no impact on the environment, and comes complete with Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. Plus, the devices feature an eco-friendly drum design that allows users to replenish toner without replacing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste.

“At Kyocera, we pride ourselves on our green approach to business, products, and purchasing,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This certification acts as validation that our philosophy matters—and that our approach to the environment is working. We’re proud of this achievement, and more important, our customers can be proud of partnering with Kyocera and its products.”

To be certified as a “green business” by the IGBC, Kyocera had to:

    Comply with all environmental regulations applicable to its business;
    Implement a variety of measures to save energy, water and other materials, and reduce waste;
    Host a site visit to verify that Kyocera meets all requirements;
    Pledge to continue its efforts to prevent pollution and conserve resources.

The IGBC is a third-party accrediting organization serving the United States, Canada, and South / Central America. It recognizes environmentally conscious businesses by inspecting such critical areas as the reduction of solid waste, office waste, and chemicals; the recycling of materials and content; the conservation of water; and the prevention of pollutants. For more information on IGBC go to www.gbcertified.com

To learning more about Kyocera’s environmental initiatives, please visit www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com

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December 5, 2013

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Two New Breakthrough Color TASKalfa Multifunctional Products for High-Volume Document Environments
 
Color MFPs Bring Power and Simplicity to All Business Environments

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – December 4, 2013–KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today strengthened its award-winning TASKalfa lineup by launching two robust color multifunctional products (MFPs). The TASKalfa 7551ci and the TASKalfa 6551ci promise to streamline document workflows, simplify daily tasks, and maximize efficiency by employing the hallmarks of the TASKalfa brand: breakthrough technology, user-friendly features, and seamless compatibility with critical business applications.

“The TASKalfa 7551ci and TASKalfa 6551ci are no-nonsense workhorses,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Both of these devices take MFP capabilities to the next level. They output large print runs at blazing speeds—with colors and details that bring a professional touch to any company materials. They can also scan and digitize hundreds of documents quickly and easily. And like all TASKalfa MFPs, they integrate with Kyocera’s business applications. That means users can send their critical documents to the cloud, to document management systems, or other critical business systems without compromising any existing security protocols.”

Combining Power and Simplicity
The TASKalfa 7551ci (70 pages per minute color (ppm) and 75 ppm black) and the 6551ci (65 ppm color/black) bring a host of impressive specs and user-friendly features to the most demanding business environments. They maximize uptime, generate crisp color output, and offer a range of advanced finishing options for professional documents. Both of these powerful MFPs generate brilliant color or black-and-white scans, and feature optional Super G3 fax/network fax capabilities for high-speed document delivery. Other features include:

  • Scanning speeds up to 200 ipm (impressions per minute);
  • Robust paper handling of up to 12-inch x 18-inch and 140-pound index;
  • Up to 7,650-sheet paper capacity with optional paper feed units;
  • Standard color scanning to multiple destinations, including folder, email, FTP, USB, and Apple and Android mobile devices;
  • Standard 270-sheet dual-scan document processing;
  • Standard Scan Extension Kit for Searchable PDF (OCR);
  • Processing speeds of 1,067 MHz;
  • Apple AirPrint capability for mobile printing solutions on iOS devices;
  • Intuitive and customizable touch screen control panel;
  • Optional Fiery Print System for higher level color output

Designed with Kyocera’s award-winning long-life technology, the TASKalfa 7551ci and 6551ci offer a class-leading 600,000-page preventive maintenance (PM) schedule with a matching drum yield. This PM cycle creates longer intervals between required service visits, thus minimizing maintenance costs and raising productivity levels.

Powerful Business Applications
Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs integrate seamlessly with a wide range of powerful business applications, each driven by Kyocera’s proprietary and scalable HyPAS software platform. Some of the most popular include Kyocera Cloud Connect, which allows users to print from and scan to the cloud directly from the MFP’s control panel; HomePOINT, which enables users to print from and scan to network folders directly from the MFP’s control panel; and DMS Link, a customizable interface that streamlines workflow by linking a Kyocera MFP to an existing document management system.

Other powerful apps include PinPoint Scan, a robust app that makes it easy to scan from the MFP to a desktop; AccuSender, which permits the scanning and distributing of large files without size restrictions; and PreservDOX, which automatically routes and stores critical documents securely at the Kyocera MFP for immediate access when networks go down.

Pricing and Availability
The TASKalfa 7551ci and TASKalfa 6551ci are available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $39,545.00 and $32,954.00, respectively. To find the nearest dealer or more information, please visit www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

All HyPAS applications listed are the property of Kyocera Companies.

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November 19, 2013

Overall Efficiency, Professional Finishing and Exceptional Document Output Define the New KYOCERA TASKalfa Series of Black and White MFPs 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 19, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the release of two new TASKalfa multifunctional products (MFPs). The two robust black-and-white devices—the TASKalfa 8001i and the TASKalfa 6501i—are designed to operate in high-volume business environments and feature all of the hallmarks associated with the award-winning TASKalfa line: ultra-reliability, superior output quality and user-friendly controls.

“These devices provide organizations with an ideal solution for professional level functionality with intuitive document handling,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “As business needs evolve and grow, companies require a device that integrates with how they operate today, and into the future. The TASKalfa 8001i and 6501i can integrate with Kyocera’s business applications to easily route your critical documents to the cloud, to document management systems and other critical business systems, which adhering to security protocols you have in place. All of this combined with Kyocera’s award winning long-life technology, you are ensured a strong MFP that delivers when you need it most.”

Designed To Support High-Volume Environments
The TASKalfa 8001i (80 pages per minute) and the 6501i (65 ppm) optimize performance and maximize uptime in fast-paced, high-volume environments. Durable and dependable, they generate crisp black-and-white output at blazing speeds and offer advanced finishing options for polished presentations. Both devices generate brilliant color or black-and-white scans, and feature optional Super G3 fax/network fax capabilities for high-speed document delivery. Other features include:

 

  • Robust paper handling of up to 12-inch x 18-inch and 140-pound index, and even banners up to 12” x 48” through the MPT;
  • Up to 7,650-sheet paper capacity with optional paper feed units;
  • Standard color scanning to multiple destinations, including folder, email, FTP, USB, and Apple and Android mobile devices
  • Scan speeds up to 180 ipm (impressions per minute);
  • Standard 270-sheet dual-scan document processor;
  • Standard Scan Extension Kit for Searchable PDF (OCR);
  • Processing speeds of 1,067 MHz;
  • Apple AirPrint capability for mobile printing solutions on iOS devices;
  • Intuitive and customizable touchscreen control panel.

As with all TASKalfa MFPs, these two devices have been engineered to provide maximize uptime through a class-leading 600,000-page preventive maintenance (PM) schedule with a matching drum yield. This PM cycle creates longer intervals between required service visits, thus minimizing maintenance costs and raising productivity levels.

The Power of HyPAS
As with all TASKalfa MFPs, the TASKalfa 8001i and 6501i utilize Kyocera’s powerful and scalable integrated business applications which streamline your document workflow, simplify daily tasks and maximize office efficiency, all from one device. Users of these new devices can choose from a wide range of powerful business applications, each driven by Kyocera’s proprietary and scalable HyPAS software platform. Some of the most popular include Kyocera Cloud Connect, which allows users to print from and scan to the cloud directly from the MFP’s control panel, DMS Link, a customizable interface that simplifies document workflow and links your Kyocera MFP to your existing document management system, and HomePOINT, allowing users to securely scan to and print from network folders from a connected Kyocera MFP.

Other powerful apps include PinPoint Scan, a robust app that enables users to scan from an MFP to a desktop, AccuSender, which allows the users to efficiently scan and distribute large files without unwanted size limitations, and PreservDOX, which automatically routes and stores critical documents securely at the Kyocera MFP for immediate access when networks go down.

Pricing and Availability
The TASKalfa 8001i and TASKalfa 6501i are available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $29,090 and $22,900, respectively. To find the nearest dealer or more information, please visit www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

All HyPAS applications listed are the property of Kyocera Companies.

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November 5, 2013
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Unveils Two New Black & White TASKalfa Multifunctional Products 

Robust Black-and-White Devices Extend Kyocera’s Line of Ultra-Reliable MFPs

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 5, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, added to its award-winning black and white TASKalfa multifunctional product (MFP) lineup, today, when it announced the release of the TASKalfa 3510i and TASKalfa 3010i. These two new MFPs feature all of the hallmarks associated with the flagship series: breakthrough technology, advanced design, and user-friendly features.

TASKalfa 3510i and 3010i;
Automating Everyday Processes, Powering Workflow and Bringing Office Productivity to New Heights 
TASKalfa MFPs are designed to boost production and optimize performance—and these two new devices are no exception. The TASKalfa 3510i (35 pages per minute) and TASKalfa 3010i (30 ppm) deliver crisp black-and-white output, brilliant scans in both color and black-and-white, optional fax capabilities, and a range of advanced finishing options.

 

  • Robust paper handling of up to 11- x 17-inch and 140-index;
  • Up to 4,100-sheet paper capacity with optional paper feed units;
  • Standard color scanning to multiple destinations, including scan-to-email, scan-to-FTP, WSD scanning, and LDAP support;
  • Scan speeds up to 160 ipm (impressions per minute);
  • USB thumb drive for print-from and scan-to convenience;
  • Fast processing speeds of 800 MHz;
  • Built-in gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing;
  • AirPrint capability for mobile printing solutions;
  • Intuitive and customizable touchscreen control panel.

These TASKalfa MFPs have been developed to maximize uptime, with a class-leading 600,000-page preventive maintenance (PM) schedule. This PM cycle creates longer intervals of time between required service visits, thus minimizing maintenance costs and raising productivity levels.

The Power of HyPAS
Users of the TASKalfa MFPs can choose from a wide range of powerful business applications, each driven by Kyocera’s proprietary and scalable HyPAS software platform. HyPAS enhances an MFP’s core capabilities by integrating seamlessly with popular business applications. A small sampling is listed below.

 

  • Kyocera HomePOINT maximizes productivity and leverages existing infrastructure with an intuitive scan-to, and print-from, home folder feature;
  • Kyocera Cloud Connect allows users to print-from, and scan-to, the cloud directly from the MFP’s control panel;
  • Kyocera Mobile Print is a convenient app that enables users to print-from, scan-to and send files from their mobile devices to select Kyocera document imaging devices in their network;
  • DMS Link, a customizable interface that simplifies document workflow through digital imaging, distribution, retrieval, and longtime archival;
  • Pinpoint Scan is a robust app that enables users to scan from an MFP to a desktop with added speed, functions, and versatility;
  • SharePoint Connector enhances collaboration between Kyocera MFPs and the user’s existing Microsoft SharePoint server.
  • PreservDOX allows users to store critical business documents on designated Kyocera MFP’s hard drives, for increased protection and document back-up;

Pricing and Availability
The TASKalfa 3510i and TASKalfa 3010i are available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $7,529 and $6,209, respectively. To find the nearest dealer or for more information, please visit www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

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November 5, 2013
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Extends Its Line of Award-Winning Color Multifunctional Products
 
The new TASKalfa 2551ci Offers Superior Quality, Performance, and Reliability

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 5, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today extended its award-winning TASKalfa line with the announcement of the TASKalfa 2551ci multifunction product (MFP). Featuring many of the hallmarks that have become associated with the flagship series, this new MFP offers advanced technology, flexible design, and user-friendly features.

TASKalfa 2551ci: Innovative, Reliable, and Powerful
The new TASKalfa 2551ci (25 ppm color, 25 ppm black) offers the kind of performance specs that today’s businesses have come to expect from TASKalfa MFPs. It features vibrant color and crisp black-and-white printing, color scanning and copying, and Super G3 fax options for high-speed document delivery. It will enhance productivity, streamline office workflow efficiency and simplify on-screen document management.

 

  • Robust paper handling of up to 11x17 inch and 140 pound Index;
  • Up to 4,100 sheet paper capacity with optional paper feed units;
  • Standard color scanning to multiple destinations, including Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-FTP, WSD scanning, and LDAP support;
  • Scan speeds up to 100 ipm (impressions per minute);
  • USB thumb drive for Print-from and Scan-to convenience;
  • Fast processing speeds of 800 MHz;
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing;
  • Apple AirPrint capability for mobile printing;
  • Newly designed 8.5-inch color touchscreen control panel.

All TASKalfa MFPs are engineered to maximize uptime with class-leading preventive maintenance (PM) schedules. The TASKalfa 2551ci offers a 200,000 page PM cycle to create longer intervals of time between required service visits, thus minimizing maintenance costs and boosting productivity levels. The advanced functionality, combined with vibrant output and a low total cost of ownership, is an ideal solution for any customer.

Powerful Business Applications
TASKalfa MFPs are powered by Kyocera’s HyPAS (Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions), a powerful and scalable software solutions platform. HyPAS enhances an MFP’s core capabilities by integrating seamlessly with powerful and customizable business applications. Business Applications can be added to improve productivity and streamline workflow. A small sampling is listed below.

 

  • Kyocera HomePOINT maximizes productivity and leverages existing infrastructure with an intuitive scan-to, and print-from, home folder feature;
  • PreservDOX allows users to store critical business documents on designated Kyocera MFP’s hard drives, for increased protection and document back-up;
  • SharePoint Connector, enhances collaboration between Kyocera MFPs and the user’s existing Microsoft SharePoint server;
  • DMS Link is a customizable interface that simplifies document workflow through digital imaging, distribution, retrieval, and longtime archival;
  • Kyocera Cloud Connect allows users to print from and scan to the cloud directly from the MFP’s control panel;
  • Kyocera Mobile Print is a convenient app that enables users to print-from, scan-to and send files from their mobile devices to select Kyocera document imaging devices in their network;
  • PinPoint Scan is a powerful app that enables users to scan from the MFP to their desktop with added speed, functions, and versatility.

Pricing and Availability
The TASKalfa 2551ci is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $9,224. To find the nearest dealer or for more information, please visit www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.


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October 28, 2013
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Positioned in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide
 

October 28, 2013 - KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. (President: Katsumi Komaguchi), a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, announces that it has been named a “Challenger” in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide* for the second consecutive year.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) is published annually and evaluates companies on their completeness of vision and ability to execute Managed Print Services. KYOCERA has been developing and strengthening its Managed Document Services (MDS) business for many years, and meets all of the inclusion criteria.

* Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken Weilerstein, Sharon Mcnee, Elizabeth Kim, October 21, 2013

MDS is superior to MPS, because where MPS only focuses on output, MDS optimizes the customer’s entire document output process - from capturing to archiving, workflows to security and environmental impact.

KYOCERA has focused on building a sound framework to ensure that the needs and business challenges of customers can be comprehensively evaluated and addressed through a total document solutions approach. With this foundation, KYOCERA has shown that it can meet the needs of businesses from medium sized companies to multi-national corporations. KYOCERA is able to demonstrate the flexibility of its solutions across many business sectors, offering multi vendor support and stands out because of its ability to address some key requirements. The KYOCERA MDS model is a five step ADIMO approach (Assess, Design, Implement, Manage and Optimize), these phases offer the customer individual support at every stage.

“We believe this recognition validates that Kyocera’s approach to resolving an organization’s challenges by uncovering critical business issues with documents; and designing the right solution to resolve that business challenges based on overall product and service offerings is extremely effective,” said Ryuzo Morita, director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and senior general manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. ”We believe all of this is what it means to be a provider which can offer a truly unique Total Document Solution to its customers.” 

KYOCERA has built its total solution business expertise for almost ten years and will continue to invest in its worldwide infrastructure, with a focus on appropriate customized applications, reliable document imaging devices, and personalized service solutions. KYOCERA´s aim is to support companies all over the world in the optimization of their business processes and reduction of their costs.

You will find more information about KYOCERA MDS at: 
http://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/mds/index.html

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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October 17, 2013

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Awarded "Printer Manufacturer of the Year Award" from Marketing Research Consultants, LLC
 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 17, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that it has been named Printer Manufacturer of the Year by Marketing Research Consultants, LLC. (MRC). Kyocera was acknowledged based upon reactions of independent office equipment dealers nationwide.

"KDA has steadily increased their penetration of the independent dealer channel and are the second most prominent printer manufacturer as stated in our 28th Annual Dealer Survey,” said Frank G. Cannata, president, Marketing Research Consultants, LLC. “We commend KDA's efforts in taking market share away from companies such as Hewlett Packard and others in what many define as a declining market."

MRC’s Printer Manufacturer of the Year award recognizes the manufacturer that provides the best overall sales and service support in the industry as determined by the BTA dealers who participated in the report’s Annual Dealer Survey. Ratings given to manufacturers are rated on communication skills, competitive products, and programs that enable the independent copier dealer to achieve a high degree of success in a very competitive marketplace.

The Cannata Report, a Marketing Research Consultants, LLC publication, will feature this year’s results in an upcoming issue. In 2011, Kyocera was named “A4 MFP Manufacturer of the Year” by Marketing Research Consultants, LLC. Kyocera was recognized for its commitment to delivering quality products and service offerings.

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October 9, 2013


New Kyocera Business Application Allows MFP Users to Scan Directly to ECM
 
OnBase Connector Adds ‘Scan-To-OnBase’ Capability to Kyocera HyPAS-enabled Devices

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 9, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, added to its impressive lineup of HyPAS business applications today with the introduction of OnBase Connector. This new Kyocera developed application allows Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) users to scan, index, and route documents directly to Hyland Software’s OnBase enterprise content management solution—thus optimizing the speed, efficiency, and security of an organization’s document-processing system.

Hyland Software’s OnBase is widely considered one of the most flexible and user-friendly enterprise content management (ECM) solutions on the market. It centralizes business assets into one secure location—affording users easy access, and in many cases, meeting legal retention requirements. Kyocera’s OnBase Connector facilitates the scanning of documents into the repository. It also simplifies the review, approval, and reporting processes.

“Streamlining an organization’s flow of documents is one way to boost productivity,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Director of product marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “OnBase Connector does just that. It’s a powerful connector from Kyocera that allows its customers to leverage their existing hardware, software and line-of-business application investments. Adding a connector from Kyocera MFPs does more than simply improve document flow, it ensures that documents are housed where they belong.”

Pricing and Availability Kyocera OnBase Connector is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $365. To find a dealer to learn more about connector compatibility, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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October 9, 2013


Kyocera Introduces Business Application That Saves Documents When Networks Go Down
 
PreservDOX protects against data loss and helps companies comply with federal regulations.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 9, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, strengthened its lineup of HyPAS business applications today. With the introduction of PreservDOX, a Kyocera-developed, powerful business application, users can be assured access to mission-critical documents if network resources go down.

PreservDOX provides a level of protection that goes above and beyond conventional back-up processes. It allows PDFs to be saved to a synchronized folder on a PC or server, and automatically routes and stores the files on a predefined Kyocera multifunctional product’s (MFP’s) hard drive—thus allowing for immediate access should the network go down and printing becomes impossible. PreservDOX also safeguards the privacy of backed-up files by eliminating unauthorized access to the data. This kind of protection does more than provide peace of mind; it keeps many businesses in compliance with federal regulations.

“PreservDOX is a case of powerful technology offering a practical solution,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “The app offers solutions in virtually every industry—literally anywhere a network could go down. It’s vital to healthcare facilities that download and update patient records on a regular basis. It serves school administrators who need immediate access to a classroom roster; it can also help lawyers or financial consultants who deal with timely case information.”

Protecting a critical document is now as simple as copying it to a designated watch folder on the MFP’s hard drive. Should the network fail the user can retrieve the file by going to the folder on the Kyocera device, entering a numeric pin code, and printing the document.

PreservDOX is built on Kyocera’s HyPAS (Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions), a powerful and scalable software solution platform. It is compatible with most Kyocera TASKalfa and ECOSYS color and black-and-white MFPs.

Pricing and Availability
PreservDox is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $259. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

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August 26, 2013

Kyocera Extends Award-Winning TASKalfa Technology Into Seven New Multifunctional Products 
Robust Color and Black-and-White MFPs Boast Superior Quality, Performance, and Reliability

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – August 27, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, strengthened its award-winning TASKalfa lineup today when it announced the launch of seven new color and black-and-white multifunctional products (MFPs). The new devices deliver maximum document workflow by employing many Kyocera hallmarks: proven technology, advanced design, user-friendly features, and seamless compatibility with Kyocera business applications.

Four of the seven new TASKalfa devices are high quality color MFPs: the TASKalfa 5551ci (50 pages per minute [ppm] color/55 ppm black); TASKalfa 4551ci (45 ppm color/ 45 ppm black); TASKalfa 3551ci (35 ppm color/ 35 ppm black); and TASKalfa 3051ci (30 ppm color/ 30 ppm black). In addition, Kyocera is introducing three black-and-white MFPs, each of which features high output speeds and the latest Kyocera technology: the TASKalfa 5501i (55 ppm black); TASKalfa 4501i (45 ppm black); and TASKalfa 3501i (35 ppm black). Both the color and black & white MFP series incorporates Kyocera’s updated, highly intuitive color touch screen interface with a tablet-like design, including a ‘pinch and grab’ function.

“At Kyocera, our philosophy centers around the resolution of our clients’ critical document issues. We want to put them in control of their document workflow, help them boost their productivity and efficiency,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “These new TASKalfa devices employ a common design and common technology—so they’re user-friendly, share common accessories, and deliver a cost-effective solution for customers to protect their bottom line. They give our customers everything they expect from Kyocera: value, reliability, and, of course, superior print quality.”

TASKalfa: Advanced Engineering for Quality Products
TASKalfa MFPs are engineered to optimize performance and maximize uptime. They boast vibrant color and crisp black-and-white printing, color scanning and copying, and optional Super G3 fax/network fax and dual fax for high-speed document delivery. Other features include:

 

  • Common technology, design, and accessories across the series of products;
  • Up to 7,650 sheet paper capacity with optional paper-feed units on specific models;
  • AirPrint enabled for simplified mobile printing;
  • Optional OCR capability allowing users to turn scanned documents into searchable pdfs;
  • Standard color scanning to multiple destinations, including Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-FTP, WSD scanning, and LDAP support;
  • 12” x 48” banner printing on color MFPs;
  • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology and a 600,000-page preventive maintenance schedule;
  • A wide range of advanced finishing options, including hole punch, off-line staple, booklet, and trifold finishing;
  • Standard USB host interface for convenient print-from and scan-to any USB drive in PDF, JPG, TIFF and XPS formats – all via the touch screen control panel;
  • Standard Freescale QoriQ P1022 dual core controller (1,067MHz on color MFPs; 800MHz on black-and-white MFPs);
  • Optional embedded EFI Fiery® Controller for the TASKalfa 5551ci series of color
Powerful Business Applications
Users of the TASKalfa MFPs can choose from a wide range of robust business applications, each powered by Kyocera’s HyPAS software technology platform. A small sampling is listed below.
  • Kyocera Cloud Connect, which allows users to print from and scan to the cloud directly from the MFP’s control panel;
  • Kyocera Mobile Print, a convenient app that frees users to print files, web pages, and images from a smartphone or tablet;
  • DMS Link, a customizable interface that simplifies document workflow through digital imaging, distribution, retrieval, and longtime archival;
  • Pin Point Scan, a powerful app that enables users to scan from the MFP to their desktop with added speed, functions, and versatility;
  • SharePoint Connector, which enhances collaboration between Kyocera MFPs and the user’s existing Microsoft SharePoint server.
Pricing and Availability
The TASKalfa 5551ci series of color MFPs, and the TASKalfa 5501i series of black & white MFPs are available through authorized KYOCERA Document Solutions America dealers at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of:

 

  • TASKalfa 5551ci: $20,325
  • TASKalfa 4551ci: $15,876
  • TASKalfa 3551ci: $13,758
  • TASKalfa 3051ci: $10,756
  • TASKalfa 5501i: $11,228
  • TASKalfa 4501i: $9,545
  • TASKalfa 3501i: $8,292

 

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KYOCERA Document Solutions America offers an award–winning range of device technology, from desktop printers and multifunctional printers to robust color and black & white multifunctional products and business applications that turn otherwise complex document workflows into simple processes.

Kyocera provides the industry's most comprehensive line of award-winning low to high volume black and white copiers and multifunctional products (MFPs).

Our highly regarded and highly rated network laser printers deliver high-resolution output with crisp black and white text and graphics for any size workgroup.

Have you been wondering how your business can reduce costs while improving its overall efficiency Squeezing greater savings out of your business isn't easy...but there is a simple solution to the problem. Countless opportunities are hidden within your current office printers & MFPs...Uncover them easily and effectively with Kyocera's Managed Document Services.

Kyocera believes cost savings and efficiency go hand-in-hand when you have the technology and document expertise to make it happen. With Kyocera's Managed Document Services, the equipment, supplies and process management are handled by a single, expert source: a dedicated, Kyocera Certified MDS Dealer who will enable you to realize the cost savings, enhanced workflow and maximum efficiency your business deserves.

Kyocera's network of experts is ready to help you manage and optimize your fleet of printers and MFPs today!

August 9, 2013

KYOCERA Document Solutions Adopts “IBM SCE+” Cloud Service for its Global CRM System 
Aiming to expand its business by globally unifying group-wide sales support system

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. (President: Katsumi Komaguchi), today announced that it has adopted IBM Japan’s (President: Martin Jetter; NYSE: IBM) cloud computing service IBM SmarterCloud Enterprise+ (herein “IBM SCE+”) to structure its globally unified customer relationship management (CRM) system “FOCUS”*1. KYOCERA Document Solutions is the first Japanese enterprise to adopt the IBM SCE+ service globally, with the company’s FOCUS system having just begun full-scale operation from this month.

As the document management environment within the business world is currently undergoing vast change, KYOCERA Document Solutions has been expanding its provision of “total document solutions” by continuously supporting its customers through the combination of various business applications and by proposing optimum document management environments.

“FOCUS” is KYOCERA Document Solutions’ unique globally unified CRM system which supports the management of customers, sales, forecasts, business meetings and marketing. With the implementation of FOCUS, consolidation of customer management, for example, under a unified corporate governance system is possible; and it also enables prompt and optimal action to be taken in customer service, thus enhancing the company’s management precision.

The FOCUS system’s adoption of IBM’s Managed Cloud Service IBM SCE+ utilizes the linkage of the existing data center in Japan along with the SCE+ cloud data centers in the U.S. and Germany. The IBM SCE+ cloud service supports customers’ backbone systems, and provides service management and security capability in the cloud environment.

In regards to the adoption of IBM SCE+, Mr. Ryuzo Morita, Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions and Senior General Manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division said, “We see increasing productivity in our marketing support and enhancing sales through a globally unified operation as important keys to expanding our business. I believe that we have made the right decision in choosing IBM SCE+ to provide higher quality services to our customers all over the world.”

KYOCERA Document Solutions will enhance its business by taking advantage of FOCUS to increase productivity in sales support.

*1 “FOCUS” is KYOCERA Document Solutions’ unique CRM system named after the company’s concept: “For Customer Satisfaction.”

For more information about IBM Japan please visit: http://www.ibm.com/ibm/jp/en/.

*IBM, the IBM logo and ibm.com are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names are trademarks of IBM or other companies. For a current list of IBM trademarks, please visit www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml.

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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KYOCERA Develops World's Fastest 300dpi Inkjet Printhead; Offering Simultaneous Two-Color Printing with One Printhead

August 6, 2012
Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) today announced that it has developed a new 300 dots-per-inch (dpi) inkjet printhead — a key component for commercial inkjet printers — which enables simultaneous two-color printing with just one printhead. With resolution of 300dpi, it offers the world's fastest printing speed*1 of 152m/min. Samples of the new product will be available within the year.

Kyocera’s 300dpi two-color inkjet printhead
Kyocera's 300dpi two-color inkjet printhead
(water-based ink type shown)

Overview

Model

300dpi two-color inkjet printhead

Dimensions (W×D×H)

200×36×68.5(mm)

Print speed

152m/min 
(simultaneous two-color printing at 300dpi)

Resolution

300dpi

Effective print width

112mm

Ink compatibility

UV-curable / water-based

Development  facility

Kagoshima Kokubu Plant, Japan


The new product achieves simultaneous two-color printing with just one printhead. This not only effectively halves the number of printheads required in the printer, but also reduces the number of parts required for wiring, contributing to equipment downsizing. In addition, it has achieved an effective print width of 112mm, the world's widest*2 for this type of printhead. Reducing the number of printheads used, even when wide-width printing is required, contributes to simpler equipment design and easier assembly. 

The 300dpi model's nozzle configuration prevents the mixing of inks at the point of contact with the printed material — a potential problem when printing two colors simultaneously from the same printhead — ensuring that the new two-color printhead delivers quality printed images. Furthermore, the printhead has achieved the world's fastest print speed of 152m/min for a 300dpi printhead with simultaneous two-color printing, contributing to increased productivity through high-speed printing. 

image: Number of printheads used with conventional one-color printhead
Number of printheads used with conventional one-color printhead
image: arrow image: Reduced number of printheads needed with two-color printhead
Reduced number of printheads needed with two-color printhead


Development Background 

In commercial printing, there is an increasing need for digital (or on-demand) printing to accommodate and meet a wide variety of requirements such as smaller lot sizes, shorter delivery times, inventory reduction and variable printing*3 of materials. 

Off-set (or analog) printing, which is the mainstream method of current commercial printing, requires the creation of multiple plates for each project. This generates and increases costs, as it requires not only time and effort to print, but also inventory management and storage space for the plates. On the other hand, digital printing, including inkjet systems, allows for the immediate printing of only the required amount of design data. This means that there is no need to create or manage plates, contributing not only to increased productivity and cost reduction, but also a reduction in environmental burden, as plate-washing waste can be eliminated from the process. 

To date, Kyocera has mass-produced 600dpi*4 and developed 1200dpi*5 inkjet printheads that achieve the world's fastest high-resolution print speed. By launching a new 300dpi printhead with the world's fastest speed and simultaneous two-color printing feature, Kyocera is responding to the needs of a wide variety of customers, including high-speed, high-resolution printing, equipment downsizing, cost reduction and reducing environmental burden to expand the possibilities of the digital printing industry. 

Features

1. Enabling simultaneous two-color printing with one printhead, contributing to simpler design and easier assembly
This product reduces not only the number of printheads required in a printer by enabling simultaneous two-color printing with one printhead, but also reduces the total number of parts such as wiring, contributing to equipment downsizing. In addition, the world's widest effective print width of 112m means that fewer printheads are needed, facilitating simpler equipment design even when wide-width printing is required. Furthermore, during equipment assembly and when parts need replacing, this printhead contributes to reducing the burden of a wide range of adjustments such as micron-level printhead alignment, ink discharge and wiring. 

The printhead achieves simultaneous two-color printing with high print quality made possible through Kyocera's proprietary high-precision ink discharge control and ink flow channel structure design technology.
2. Achieving high print quality and the world's fastest print speed with a newly developed printhead
By utilizing Kyocera's ink flow channel structure design techniques and piezo actuator drive control technology, this product has achieved the world's fastest print speed of 152m/min for a printhead with simultaneous two-color printing at 300dpi resolution. This feature enables higher digital print speeds, contributing to increased productivity.

*1 The world's fastest speed for a two-color simultaneous single-pass inkjet printhead at a print resolution of 300dpi (based on research by Kyocera; as of July 1, 2012).
*2 Among piezo electric inkjet printheads with 300dpi or higher (based on research by Kyocera; as of July 1, 2012).
*3 Variable printing: A printing method by which individually unique data (e.g. personalized information) is printed on separate sheets
*4 The world's fastest print speed for single-pass inkjet printheads with a printing resolution of 600dpi x 600dpi, a printing width of 4.25 inches and one head in feed direction (based on research by Kyocera; as of July 1, 2012).
*5 The world's fastest print speed for single-pass inkjet printheads with a printing resolution of 1200dpi x 1200dpi, a printing width of 108 inches and one head in feed direction (based on research by Kyocera; as of July 1, 2012).
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July 23, 2013
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. positioned as a “Major Player” in IDC MarketScape
 

OSAKA, JAPAN – July 23, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, today announced it has been positioned as a Major Player, according to IDC's MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Managed Document Services 2013 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis (July 2013). The report compares vendors offering worldwide managed print and managed document services.

KYOCERA has built its solution business expertise for almost a decade and continues to invest in its worldwide infrastructure with customized business applications, reliable MFPs and printers and personalized service solutions. KYOCERA aims to support companies in the optimisation of their processes and reduction of cost. “We are growing at a rate which far exceeds the industry average, thanks to strong growth in emerging MDS markets and winning Global 500 Companies' MDS deals,” said Ryuzo Morita, Director and Senior General Manager, Corporate Strategy Planning Division at KYOCERA Document Solutions. “KYOCERA MDS teams follow the 'Sales Excellence and Consulting Methodology' and our customer centric approach ensures we identify customers' pains before any assessment is started."

KYOCERA MDS optimizes a customer’s document environment in five carefully designed phases: Assess, Design, Implement, Manage and Optimize (ADIMO). The ADIMO process ensures a cohesive approach to customer needs by identifying their business challenges and then implementing a solution which can improve a customer’s overall performance and reduce costs. IDC’s Holly Muscolino, Research Director for the "BuyerPulse Analysis: Managed Print and Document Services program , said, "We were impressed with KYOCERA this year as it has improved in several areas in relation to competitive offerings.In customer interviews KYOCERA was noted for high levels of flexibility and adaptability in contracting and service delivery as well as its ecological approach, which spans the entire product development and delivery process."

Sustainability & Change Management
KYOCERA's core values ensure costs are reduced while impact on the environment is minimised and this is demonstrated across the ECOSYS product ranges. ECOSYS Technology extends from using highly durable components in imaging units all the way through to ensuring that virtually all packaging is made from recycled materials and is biodegradable. Waste produced over the life of a KYOCERA printer can be as much as 77% less than that produced by competitors KYOCERA's comprehensive change management program was also highlighted due to the high priority placed on communication support before, during and after the MDS process. A complete set of collateral materials, including and end user newsletter ensure the customer is always well informed.

To read more about KYOCERA’s MDS solution approach please visit http://www.KYOCERAdocumentsolutions.com/mds/index.html

About IDC MarketScape
IDC’s MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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July 9, 2013
Kyocera Teaching Assistant Update Brings Educators Enhanced Benefits
 
Application Turns Kyocera Document Imaging Devices Into Test Grading and Analysis Solutions

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 9, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced an upgrade to Kyocera Teaching Assistant, a business application designed to streamline classroom workflow, reduce teacher workloads, and boost student achievement.

A device-based application, Teaching Assistant enables teachers to automatically print, scan, grade and analyze student’s test scores right from a Kyocera MFP. The new version of the application integrates fully with Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher and allows users to modify grading, add extra credit grades, and even add in essay question grades in addition to the bubble-sheet forms. It also prints test sheets with student names pre-populated, and outputs comprehensive analytics as a printed file or PDF—or CSV for import into MS Excel.

Pricing and Availability
Teaching Assistant is a HyPAS application. As such, it is compatible with most Kyocera TASKalfa and ECOSYS MFPs. It is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $899. Ask your local Kyocera dealer for information about a free 30-day, no-obligation trial. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

HyPAS and Teaching Assistant are Registered Trademarks of the Kyocera companies.

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 $13 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013. 

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June 20, 2013

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Business Application That Provides Instant Access to Documents via Network Home Folders 
KYOCERA HomePOINT Frees Users to Scan To and Print From Chosen Home Folders— Directly from a Kyocera MFP

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – June 20, 2013 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the release of KYOCERA HomePOINT, the latest in a comprehensive list of Kyocera-developed business applications designed to save time and boost productivity in the workplace. Kyocera designed HomePOINT to leverage an organizations existing IT infrastructure.

Without any middleware or add-ons, KYOCERA HomePOINT establishes a direct link from a Kyocera MFP to the individual user’s Active Directory account. It allows users to scan documents directly to—and print documents directly from—their existing network home folders. Plus, it makes it easy to browse through their folders/sub-folders and create new folders without leaving the MFP. This saves the user the extra step of returning to their PC or workstation to move the scanned document to its proper place.

“Today’s workplaces are growing and so too are their IT infrastructures, said Peter Hendrick, vice president, marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “KYOCERA HomePOINT lets users access their individual home folders from any MFP in the building. Users can scan-to , print from and even create folders/sub-folders, all right at the MFP. The value of this technology is in its convenience and simplicity.”

KYOCERA HomePOINT allows users the option of scanning to a PDF, TIFF, or JPEG file type; it also lets them scan in color or in black-and-white and choose a number of other preferences, including resolution.

The application works seamlessly with select Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFPs (Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions), a powerful and scalable software solution platform. It supports Windows shared folders and Windows distributed file system; it also supports a range of Windows file servers.

Availability
KYOCERA HomePOINT is available through authorized Kyocera dealers. Please visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

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June 12, 2013
KYOCERA Document Solutions Announces ECOSYS Printer Series Support for AirPrint 

Easily print wirelessly from iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc.(President: Katsumi Komaguchi), a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, today announced its ECOSYS FS-4300DN printer series (ECOSYS FS-4300DN, FS-4200DN, FS-4100DN and FS-2100DN) will support AirPrint wireless printing for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The KYOCERA printer series supported by AirPrint will be available beginning August 2013.

AirPrint allows users to wirelessly print photos, email, web pages and documents without installing device drivers providing small business owners, on-the-go executives and professionals an easy mobile solution without complexity*. KYOCERA intends to expand its range of printers and multifunctional products that support AirPrint, aiming to meet the demand of wider business printing solutions.

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 bilion).

* Printer firmware update may be required for AirPrint support. Please contact your dealer or local KYOCERA Document Solutions sales company. AirPrint mobile functionality requires any model iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running the latest version of iOS.

Note: AirPrint, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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May 20, 2013

Kyocera TASKalfa Color MFPs Receive Official PANTONE Approval 
World-renowned color authority acknowledges TASKalfa 5550ci series PANTONE capabilities

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – May 20, 2013 – Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc., a global leader in advanced imaging technology and practical document solutions, today announced that Pantone LLC, the world-renowned provider of professional color standards, has approved the TASKalfa 5550ci, 4550ci, 3550ci, and 3050ci MFPs for PANTONE Color production capabilities.

Pantone approval is granted only after rigorous analysis. When testing the TASKalfa devices, the company’s color scientists and color analysts developed Kyocera device-specific look-up tables, allowing users to print superior simulations of proprietary PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® Colors. Pantone scrutinized the output—along with the toner, driver, resolution, and engine of each TASKalfa device. Overall the results during this analysis were found to be exceptional.

“Pantone standardized color systems, but the reproduction of those colors is reliant upon individual printing systems,” explained Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing for Kyocera Document Solutions America. “Those who use our TASKalfa MFPs have always known these devices produce sharp, vivid colors. Pantone has validated those claims—these four color MFPs exceed the high standards that the company demands. They generate professional grade documents and collateral with accurate PANTONE Colors. With these approvals, Pantone has reenergized our commitment to enhanced image quality and accurate color reproduction.”
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April 29, 2013
MaxxVault Introduces Embedded Connector for KYOCERA Document Solutions America
 
Scalable document management application helps organizations reduce cost and improve productivity

ISLANDIA, NY – April 29, 2013 – MaxxVault LLC, a leading provider of Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS), today announced it has successfully developed an embedded connector for KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.’s HyPAS-enabled and HyPAS-capable Multifunction Products (MFPs).

MaxxConnect for Kyocera enables direct access to MaxxVault Enterprise from the control panel select Kyocera MFPs. Scanned documents are classified, indexed, filed and sent to appropriate workflows in just one step at the Kyocera MFP control panel. MaxxConnect turns the Kyocera MFP into a portal to the MaxxVault repository, and a launch pad to an organization’s business processes and workflows.

“Together with MaxxVault, we are committed to providing robust document management solutions to organizations of any size,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. “We are excited to add MaxxVault to our third party applications portfolio and look forward to educating our dealers and end-user customers on this cost effective solution that will enhance productivity through an automated process by moving documents quickly and efficiently across an organization for review, analysis, processing and approval.”

Scanning from a networked Kyocera MFP, MaxxConnect enables direct access to document repositories. The dynamic control panel of the Kyocera MFP mirrors the application’s view from a user’s desktop, where they can access documents in the MaxxVault repository, browse document folders and scan, search and print directly to and from MaxxVault. In addition, users can capture important index information using the MFP panel keyboard or MaxxVault’s robust auto-indexing features. MaxxVault Enterprise is also available as a cloud solution – enabling authorized users to access information from virtually any device, anytime and anywhere, simplifying and automating the document sharing experience.

"We are very excited to be partnering with KYOCERA Document Solutions America,” said Bruce Malyon, president and CEO of MaxxVault LLC. “Having MaxxVault directly accessible through the Kyocera MFP control panel maintains a familiar experience for the user while productivity and document workflow efficiency are increased. With Kyocera MFPs, we have an ideal platform for delivering document automation from the point of capture at the MFP through its entire lifecycle.”


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April 9, 2013
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Renews Commitment to ‘Total Document Solutions’ at FY14 Pan-America Dealer Meeting 

Executives speak of 360-degree resolution approach for solving customer business challenges

GRAPEVINE, TX and FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 9, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today officially renewed the company’s commitment to its dealers and end-user customers. Speaking on the 40th anniversary of Kyocera’s presence in the Americas, company executives addressed more than 1,000 attendees from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Latin America, Mexico, Europe, and Japan, to unveil its focus on a 360-degree approach to a total document solutions company, new document imaging devices, advanced business applications, and marketing programs at the Company’s FY14 Pan-American Dealer Meeting.

Under the theme Resolution 360, Kyocera executives shared key growth initiatives designed to help its independent dealer channel better compete and strategically expand their businesses, leveraging Kyocera’s powerful document imaging technology, business applications and customized services.

The goal, according to Peter Hendrick, vice president of Marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America, is to offer customers more than just solutions. “We need to offer resolution to their challenging document workflow issues. Ultimately, we need to find a complimentary set of hardware and software that eliminates a customer’s critical business challenges, and allows them to grow their business,” explains Hendrick.

A Total Document Solutions Focus
Kyocera president and CEO, Nori Ina, made it clear that Kyocera views its mission as a joint undertaking between the company and its independent dealers. “Kyocera is 100% committed to being a dealer-centric company,” he said when addressing the dealers. “We understand that you need a complete solution for your customers’ needs. Our goal is to continue to expand our company’s core competencies, combined with your unique capabilities, and together we will be able to provide your customers with a complete, 360-degree resolution to their business challenges.”

Mr. Ina’s pledge was validated by a number of Kyocera’s dealer-oriented initiatives, most notably its Certified Total Document Solutions (TDS) Provider Program; a training agenda that educates dealers and their sales, pre-sales and post-sales teams, via online training courses, webinars and instructor-led classes. The comprehensive set of training modules provides dealers with a complete understanding of Kyocera’s technology—along with the latest skills they can use to resolve customer business challenges.

New Products and Business Applications for the Coming Year
Kyocera will introduce eighteen innovative products to strengthen its already formidable product line. The new lineup will include fourteen new A3 MFPs ranging from 25-70 pages per minute (ppm) color, and from 30-80 ppm black and white; as well as four multifunctional printers with the flagship model at 62 ppm. In addition, the company will also introduce a series of forward-thinking business applications. Powered by Kyocera’s HyPAS technology, the newest releases will include:

 

    Kyocera HomePOINT: which allows security conscience customers to scan-to and print-from network directories;
    Kyocera Enterprise Cloud Portal: which will serve as a customizable high-speed on-ramp to the cloud, and;
    Kyocera QR Service Assistant: which helps technicians quickly gather device information while performing on-site maintenance, including meter counts, toner levels, or access Kyocera Command Center.
Nationwide Communications Support
Kyocera is supporting its commitment to total document solutions with a nationwide, multi-million dollar brand advertising campaign that will be rolling out across the Americas. The new message centers around a customers’ most important documents, and how Kyocera and its dealers work to manage and protect those documents—whether it’s critical business materials or personal treasures. The television campaign, radio counterpart and online advertising will run throughout the United States; and it will also appear on social media websites such as YouTube and Facebook.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s FY14 Pan-American Dealer Meeting and Technology Fair are being held at The Gaylord Resort and Convention Center April 8-10, 2013. For more information on KYOCERA Document Solutions America, please visit Kyocera’s Web site at: www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

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 $15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2012. 





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March 30, 2013
Two Kyocera Laser Printers ‘Highly Recommended’ Certified ‘Highly Reliable' by Buyers Lab
 
Kyocera’s FS-C8650DN and FS-4300DN Receive High Marks In BLI Lab Tests

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 27, 2013 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) certified Kyocera’s FS-C8650DN color laser printer and FS-4300DN monochrome laser printer as “highly reliable” print devices. BLI, a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, went on to “highly recommend” the FS-C8650DN for environments with monthly print volumes of up to 35,000 impressions; it did the same for the FS-4300DN for medium to large workgroups with monthly volumes of up to 15,000 impressions.

When reporting lab results for the FS-8650DN, BLI cites “class-leading performance in BLI’s real-world job stream test with the PCL driver,” and reports that the device rated “among the fastest tested speeds when printing multiple sets.” The powerful color laser printer also showed “faster than average first-page times from ready mode and from overnight sleep.” BLI was equally impressed with the FS-4300DN, reporting that the monochrome device displayed “faster than average job stream speeds with both drivers,” offered “fast first-page times,” and boasted “faster than average speeds when printing multiple sets.”

The lab also lauded Kyocera’s ECOSYS technology, which relies on long-life consumables to reduce the total cost-of-ownership and minimize environmental waste.

“It’s an honor to have Buyers Lab speak so highly of our products,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “We aim to deliver advanced products that combine performance, reliability, and value. BLI’s reports further validate our mission and commitment to our dealers and their end-user customers.”

When conducting its laboratory evaluations, BLI addresses all key performance areas. Kyocera’s FS-C8650DN and FS-4300DN rose above the pack, receiving high grades in reliability, driver performance, compatibility, and value. 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 $15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2012.

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. 








March 3, 2008 http://www.kyoceramita.com/
Kyocera Mita America Introduces Highly-Efficient, Compact Monochrome Desktop Printer
FS-1300D Offers Small Business Workgroups and Small Office Users a High-Quality, Fast Printing, Price-Competitive Printer Solution

FAIRFIELD, N.J. - March 4, 2008 - Kyocera America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the availability of its FS-1300D, the latest ECOSYS® monochrome laser printer to meet today’s fast-paced small business workgroup and small office printing requirements. Offering high-quality output with a competitive six-second first print out time, and standard duplex for double-sided printing, business users gain a printer solution that handles tasks both effectively and economically. ..

This compact, high performance desktop printer delivers 30 pages-per-minute print speeds and a six-second first print out time, which is critical in business environment where printing tasks often comprise of short simple document jobs. In addition, its powerful controller and standard 32MB of memory (upgradeable to 544MB) ensures that large document output needs are also met and processed with high-quality printing efficiency.

"In this competitive economic environment, organizations must be focused on investing in document imaging solutions that are reliable and have a low total cost of ownership," said William Cassidy, associate director, product and solutions marketing, Printers, Kyocera Mita America. "We’re proud to say that our new FS-1300D printer strongly matches both of those requirements with strong output speeds for enhanced reliability and as part of our ECOSYS line, the device offers long-life consumables to ensure one of the lowest costs per print."

Focused on end-user productivity, the Energy Star Compliant FS-1300D offers two new features; an LED panel, providing users distinct color indicators to highlight the printer’s status at the device, and an innovative Status Monitor, which relays information for the printer directly to a users desktop. These new features are designed to simplify customer interaction and improve the workflow, performance and productivity within the office.

Further, the FS-1300D offers the user a robust set of standard and optional features, including standard 1200 dpi print resolution for high-quality black and white imaging, standard Hi-Speed 2.0 USB connection, standard 250 sheet output/input trays, standard 50 multi purpose tray, which handles alternative media stock from heavier paper to envelopes and labels; optional 250 sheet paper feeder, with a maximum paper capacity up to 800 sheets, and an optional network interface card which can support IPv6.

Pricing and Availability
The FS-1300D is available now through authorized Kyocera dealers at a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $530.00. To find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera Mita America's dealer locator, at: www.kyoceramita.com/us.

ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.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 Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is 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 Mita 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 $10 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2007. http://www.kyoceramita.com/

>P> Kyocera Mita America Earns 2008 Excellence in Partnership Award for INDUSTRY GREEN CONTRACTOR™ From the U.S. Government's General Services Administration and the Coalition for Government Procurement.FAIRFIELD, N.J. October 27, 2008 Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced it has been awarded the 2008 Excellence in Partnership (EIP) award for Industry Green Contractor from the U.S. Government's General Services Administration (GSA) and the Coalition for Government Procurement. “We are pleased to recognize Kyocera Mita America as an environmentally-responsible organization within the federal procurement system,” said Larry Allen, president, Coalition for Government Procurement. “Kyocera is a strong example of a government vendor that offers quality solutions that seeks to enhance workforce productivity without neglecting environmental preservation needs or policies.”The Industry Green Contractor award is presented to the vendor who has made the strongest commitment to the environment by offering environmentally-friendly products and adhering to environmentally-sound manufacturing and operating procedures. "Being honored with the Industry Green Contractor award underscores our global commitment to adopt policies and develop environmentally-friendly products that can actively alleviate today’s existing environmental problems through energy and resource conservation, ozone layer protection and waste reduction." said Michael Pietrunti, president and CEO at Kyocera Mita America. From a product perspective, Kyocera’s printers use the unique ECOSYS® technology, which is built on Kyocera’s patented Amorphus Silicon (ASi) and Organic Photoconductor (OPC) drums. This combination allows Kyocera’s printers to handle hundreds of thousands of prints before replacement is needed. The long lasting drums are separate from the toner, thereby eliminating the need to replace the drum when the toner is depleted; which further reduces landfill waste. Additionally, Kyocera’s products are ENERGY STAR compliant; consuming less power to perform regular tasks and automatically switch to a low-power mode when not in use. From a corporate level, Kyocera is International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 certified. This certification demonstrates Kyocera’s environmental management system excellence.For more information about Kyocera and its green policies, please contact RedStart at 888-690-8558 or www.redstartprinters.com
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05/02/11
 
FAIRFIELD, N.J.--Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced it has been honored with the 2011 Monochrome Printer Line of the Year by Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI), a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry. In achieving this award, all Kyocera monochrome printers and multifunction printers (MFP) tested by BLI in the last year received “Highly Recommended” ratings, and four devices garnered individual “Pick of the Year” awards.

“Kyocera’s monochrome printers and MFPs have outperformed all others, not only providing strong reliability in BLI’s thorough lab testing, but delivering superb value as well”

“Kyocera’s monochrome printers and MFPs have outperformed all others, not only providing strong reliability in BLI’s thorough lab testing, but delivering superb value as well,” said David Sweetnam, BLI’s European Lab Manager. “After rigorously evaluating the performance, features and value proposition of a broad range of monochrome models, Kyocera products proved to be strongest in the value and performance they offer the end user. Kyocera’s monochrome printers and MFPs are highly reliable and robust workhorses that can easily withstand the stresses of busy workgroups, while being easy on the wallet.”

The Kyocera devices that have contributed to this win include the FS-3140MFP, “Outstanding A4 MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups,” Winter 2011; FS-1320D, “Outstanding A4 Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups,” Winter 2011; FS-1370DN, “Outstanding A4 Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups,” Winter 2011; and the FS-1128MFP, “Outstanding Personal Monochrome Multifunction Printer,” Summer 2010.

"Kyocera aims to offer its customers best-in-class products with the durability, print quality and low total cost of ownership that today’s business require, said Peter Hendrick, vice president, marketing, Kyocera Mita America. “We’re honored to have received BLI’s Printer Line of the Year award for our monochrome printers, and this recognition reaffirms our mission to deliver high value total document imaging solutions to our customers all over the world.”

This prestigious award is given to manufacturers whose printers demonstrate excellence across the entire product line after being subjected to months of rigorous product testing by BLI’s highly-experienced staff of technicians and editors. Factors considered by BLI in selecting “Line of the Year” include reliability, overall economy, ease of use, print quality and productivity, among others.

ABOUT BUYERS LABORATORY

Since 1961, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry's most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI's US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company's databases cover over 13,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry's most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ competitive information service. This encyclopedic resource also provides quick and easy access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.
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July 14, 2011
Kyocera Mita America Black & White Multifunctional Products Named Industry's Most Reliable

Industry Analyst, Inc’s Annual Multifunctional Product Reliability Study Finds Kyocera to be Most Reliable; Included 13 Kyocera Models on Recommended Purchase List

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 14, 2011 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, is once again named the Most Reliable Monochrome Multifunctional Product (MFP) line in the industry. In a survey of service managers and dealers conducted by Office Products Analyst, a publication of Industry Analysts, Inc., Kyocera’s MFPs earned a total overall reliability score of 9.0 (out of 10), as compared to the industry average of 8.2. Kyocera has received the highest total overall reliability score each of the last four years, and has been named Most Reliable more than any other manufacturer in the past decade.

According to our survey of dealer service managers, Kyocera’s monochrome MFP line is consistently the most reliable brand available today. The Company’s commitment to reliability is evident among service managers, as its high reliability ratings have named 13 of Kyocera’s monochrome MFPs to our Recommended Purchase list,” said Andy Slawetsky, president, Industry Analysts, Inc. “Kyocera has won this honor more than any other manufacturer in the past ten years, and we congratulate them on their outstanding performance.”

OPA conducted in-depth telephone interviews with 139 dealer service managers throughout dealerships nationwide. Responses encompassed more than 30,000 multifunctional units. Copier dealer service managers were questioned on the products they work closely with on a daily basis. Ninety one models from seven manufacturers were studied and assessed on performance criteria such as ease of connectivity, ease of maintenance, ongoing product reliability, and cost of service. Service managers rated Kyocera highest in 33 of 39 critical areas, rating the Company’s MFPs highest in every service category – Products, Service Support, Product Reliability and Inventory.

“Our mission is to deliver high value total document imaging solutions, and this begins by ensuring all Kyocera products demonstrate our hallmarks of superior performance and ultra-reliability,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president, Kyocera Mita America. “We’re resolute in our efforts to bring the most reliable products to market, and it’s humbling to see this survey of service managers rate Kyocera’s monochrome MFPs above all others. This recognition is a clear testament to our commitment to ultra-reliability and we’re honored to have received the Most Reliable rating by Industry Analysts, Inc.”

ABOUT INDUSTRY ANALYSTS
Since 1973, Industry Analysts, Inc. (www.industryanalysts.com) has been a leading expert in the imaging industry. Specializing in custom market research and product testing, IA, Inc. performs end-user and reseller surveys as well as lab services for customers across the globe.
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July 18, 2011
Kyocera Mita America Launches Embedded Fiery Printing System for Its Award-Winning Line of TASKalfa Color MFPs

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 18, 2011 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced its award-winning lineup of TASKalfa Color multifunctional products (MFPs) can now include an optional Fiery® Printing System 11/12 by EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. The Fiery Printing System offers additional advanced color adjustments, productivity, performance and security benefits to TASKalfa Color MFP end-users.

Kyocera’s latest TASKalfa Color MFP lineup, introduced in May 2011, including the TASKalfa 7550ci, 6550ci, 5550ci, 4550ci, 3550ci and 3050ci, are transforming document workflow and management to maximize document efficiency through common technology, common design, easy-to-use features and compatibility with business critical software applications. And now, through a partnership with EFI, the TASKalfa Color MFP lineup provides the option of adding a Fiery Printing System as a powerful enhancement to any of its new color TASKalfa MFPs.

Large enterprises, workgroups and small-to-medium sized companies will benefit from the ‘best of both worlds’ combining EFI’s proven Fiery color technology and the commonality of Kyocera’s TASKalfa technology. Now, businesses can incorporate Kyocera’s vibrant color image quality on a full range of devices (30-70 ppm color) while still maintaining complete control over how color Fiery capabilities are distributed to the workforce. In essence, end-users will no longer need to dedicate one MFP as its Fiery-enabled device, because with the TASKalfa color MFPs, the Fiery and standard Kyocera controller can co-exist.

“Celebrating 20 years as the recognized industry standard for color quality, performance and productivity, we’re proud to welcome Kyocera Mita America to the EFI family,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. “Kyocera and the Fiery Printing System share many of the same qualities, including ease-of-use and outstanding productivity, and bringing our technologies together offers superior document imaging solutions to busy workgroups and large enterprises.”

Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs deliver quality, productivity and performance and are designed to meet evolving business needs by putting the end user in command of their business. Having already received “Reliability Certified” and “Highly Recommended” ratings from Buyers Laboratory, Inc. for its TASKalfa 5550ci color MFP, Kyocera’s award-winning technology puts the end user further in control of their business by improving ease of use and performance. The EFI Fiery controller further increases the TASKalfa performance with support for all the MFPs’ optional finishers.

“Kyocera’s TASKalfa MFPs continue to raise the industry standard for reliability, performance and durability, and with the embedded Fiery controller, Kyocera is sure to deliver vibrant print quality and low total cost of ownership end users have come to expect,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing, Kyocera Mita America. “Our TASKalfa MFPs are among the strongest color MFP lineup available on the market today. Now, with the added ability to deliver spot-on color matching with Fiery Printing System, our TASKalfa MFPs are ideal office document imaging solutions for organizations requiring advanced color control and color matching.”

Kyocera’s Color TASKalfa MFPs with Fiery Printing System 11/12 deliver high performance and increased productivity by automating color workflow. With the addition of Fiery Controller, these MFPs offer accurate color, vibrant image quality, improved usability and seamless integration across Windows® and Macintosh (MAC) business environments. Fiery Printing System features include:

 

  • Fiery ColorWise® – built-in color management technology
  • Fiery Spot-On – a complete toolset to print PANTONE® and custom spot colors
  • Fiery Image Enhance – automates color correction
  • Fiery VUE – a visual print application with 3-D user interface for Microsoft® suite.
The TASKalfa series of color MFPs embedded with the Fiery Printing System are available through authorized Kyocera Mita dealers. To find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera Mita America’s dealer locator at: www.kyoceramita.com/us.
ABOUT EFI
EFI (www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital print controllers and solutions; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions.
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July 20, 2011
Kyocera Mita America Expands Lineup of Color and Monochrome Multifunctional Printers

Advanced Business Applications Now Available for Kyocera’s FS-C2626MFP and FS-C2526MFP color MFPs, and FS-3640MFP and FS-3540MFP Black & White MFPs

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 20, 2010 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today introduced an expanded lineup of its energy efficient and cost effective multifunctional printers (MFPs). The FS-C2626MFP and FS-C2526MFP 28 page per minute (ppm) color MFPs, and the FS-3640MFP and FS-3540MFP 42ppm Black & White MFPs, round out Kyocera’s ECOSYS® line of environmentally friendly products, meeting Energy Star™ guidelines for power efficiency and utilizing long-life consumables for consistent high-quality color and monochrome output and a low total cost of ownership.

The FS-C2626MFP / FS-C2526MFP and FS-3640MFP / FS-3540MFP color and monochrome MFPs bring intelligent features and robust functionality in a footprint ideal for small or large workgroups. By including standard features such as print, copy and scan (Fax included with the FS-C2626MFP and FS-3640MFP) in one compact device with low total cost of ownership, fast speeds and superior image quality, these new MFPs provide the functionality that easily fits into any office environment. Additionally, Kyocera’s ECOSYS technology provides the FS-C2626MFP and FS-C2526MFP color MFPs and FS-3640MFP and FS-3540MFP monochrome MFPs with long-life consumables and components which deliver maximum business “uptime” with industry leading preventive maintenance schedules, contributing to the ultra-reliability and low total cost of ownership customers expect from Kyocera.

“Kyocera is focused on delivering document imaging devices that improve productivity at the lowest operational cost possible,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing, Kyocera Mita America. “As our customers are looking to do more with less, we’re proud to offer the FS-C2626MFP and FS-C2526MFP color MFPs and FS-3640MFP and FS-3540MFP monochrome MFPs as highly efficient productivity tools. And now with further integration with HyPAS business applications, we’re confident these new MFPs will meet our customers’ demands for advanced document imaging performance and business productivity.”

Kyocera’s new MFPs not only provide a low total cost of ownership and are energy efficient, they’re also HyPAS capable; transforming these MFPs into high-powered tools for running Kyocera’s Business Applications with the addition of a compact flash card.

The FS-C2626MFP and FS-C2526MFP color MFPs and FS-3640MFP and FS-3540MFP monochrome MFPs launched today with a new business application, powered by HyPAS, called Teaching Assistant. Kyocera Teaching Assistant, an affordable test creation, grading and analysis solution designed to streamline classroom workflow and boost student achievement. Kyocera Teaching Assistant simplifies the task of printing, collecting and analyzing multiple-choice test results using bubble-sheet forms. Designed as an embedded solution on select Kyocera multifunctional products (MFP), Teaching Assistant drives classroom efficiency without requiring network resources, IT support, server software or PC connection. For a complete list of MFPs that are compatible with Teaching Assistant, visit www.kyoceramita.com.

In addition to Teaching Assistant, below is a short selection of applications available from Kyocera for this series of MFPs:

 

  • Capture2Go is a mobile document capture application available via the Apple AppStore on iTunes for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Capture2go allows end-users to seamlessly scan and print documents on the Kyocera series of MFPs, enabling them to review and distribute documents via their mobile device.

     

  • Kyocera offers advanced integration with OpenText RightFax, allowing users to scan and send documents to the RightFax server directly from Kyocera MFPs for full fax server integration.

     

  • With Kyocera’s SharePoint connector, Microsoft SharePoint users are able to logon to the SharePoint account, scan documents into a SharePoint folder and search/print the document directly from the Kyocera MFP device panel.

     

  • DMS Link, is a customizable document management interface, which allows users to index documents at the control panel and route them to popular document management systems, such as SentryFile, Laserfiche, or shared folders on the network.

     

  • Kyocera Card Authentication Solution permits a RFIDeas Card Reader to be embedded in the front of the device, within the operation panel, giving organizations better control over their MFPs by allowing users to gain access to the Kyocera MFP with a simple swipe of a proximity-enabled ID badge – authorizing user’s access, based on LDAP or active directory permissions, improving document security.

     

The new MFPs provide the user with monochrome and color scanning capabilities including scan to PC, scan to e-mail, Scan to FTP, scan to USB, WSD scan and TWAIN scan. The devices come standard with a versatile front-loading USB Host interface, which provides end-users with Print-from and Scan-to capabilities in PDF, TIFF and XPS file formats. This interface makes it easier to work between hard copy and electronic files without a computer, therefore, improving overall productivity and workflow efficiency.

For improved ease-of-use, standard network printing includes a PowerPC440/800 MHz processor and 1GB of RAM standard The FS-C2626MFP, FS-C2526MFP, FS-3640MFP and FS-3540MFP support multiple page description languages, including Kyocera’s PRESCRIBE, PCL6 (5e, XL), KPDL3 (PS3 compatible), and XPS, and can be connected in any Windows®, Mac or Linux environment.

Kyocera’s new color and monochrome MFPs incorporate an extensive list of standard features intended to improve the productivity of any office, offering flexible paper handling, standard paper-saving duplex and superior image performance, all in a compact, economical and ecological desktop footprint. Capable of handling paper sizes from statement to legal, the FS-3640MFP and FS-3540MFP offer a maximum 2,100 sheet paper capacity and the FS-C2626MFP and FS-C2526MFP offer a maximum 1,300 sheet capacity for higher-volume output requirements.

Pricing and Availability
The FS-C2626MFP and FS-C2526MFP color MFPs, and FS-3640MFP and FS-3540MFP monochrome MFPs are available now through authorized Kyocera Mita dealers, at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $4,799, $4,209, $3,389 and $3,059 respectively. For more information on Kyocera’s line of color and black & white multifunctional printers, or to find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera Mita America’s dealer locator at: www.kyoceramita.com/us.
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July 20, 2011
Kyocera Teaching Assistant Streamlines Classroom Workflow

Kyocera Mita America’s Latest HyPAS Application Transforms Multifunctional Products into On-Demand Test Grading and Analysis Solutions

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 20, 2011 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the availability of Kyocera Teaching Assistant, an affordable test creation, grading and analysis solution designed to streamline classroom workflow and boost student achievement.

Kyocera Teaching Assistant, powered by HyPAS, simplifies the task of printing, collecting and analyzing multiple-choice test results using bubble-sheet forms. Designed as an embedded solution on select Kyocera multifunctional products (MFP), Teaching Assistant drives classroom efficiency without requiring network resources, IT support, server software or PC connection. Teachers simply access Teaching Assistant on the Kyocera MFP and automatically print, scan, grade and analyze students’ test scores.

Teaching Assistant is available for any HyPAS-enabled Kyocera MFP, including Kyocera’s FS-C2626MFP, FS-C2526MFP,FS-3640MFP and FS-3540MFP color and black and white multifunctional printers, which launched today. For a complete list of Kyocera Teaching Assistant compatible devices, visit www.kyoceramita.com.

Kyocera Teaching Assistant helps prepare students to meet state-mandated goals. Beyond the K-12 classroom, Teaching Assistant is also a valuable tool for organizations conducting internal or external training programs. The application requires only standard paper to generate bubble sheets, and can instantly create, print, scan and score each multiple-choice test. In addition, Teaching Assistant will prepare analytical and graphical reports, with an option to print, e-mail or save the results to a USB flash drive, reducing paper, toner and energy consumption.

To learn more about Kyocera’s Teaching Assistant, please visit Kyocera Mita’s dealer locator at www.kyoceramita.com, and ask your local Kyocera dealer for information about a free 30-day, no-obligation trial.
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July 22, 2011
Kyocera Mita Announces Executive Transition

OSAKA, Japan and FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 22, 2011 – Katsumi Komaguchi, President of Kyocera Mita Corporation (KMC), today announced the resignation of Michael Pietrunti, President and CEO of Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (KMA), effective today. A successor is expected to be named in the coming weeks.

Pietrunti is leaving to pursue other interests.

Since joining Kyocera in 2002, and most recently serving as President of KMA and CEO of KMA North and South American Operations, Pietrunti is widely credited for growing a strong organization dedicated to product expansion, new services and resolute support of its independent dealer channel. According to the company, those efforts will continue to flourish.

“Kyocera Mita is a world-class global organization, with a keen eye on future growth and prosperity,” said Komaguchi. “We all thank Mike for his efforts and contribution to our business growth during his tenure, and I wish him well.”

“Kyocera Mita delivers a unique value to its customers and its business operation is supported by an ever-growing, loyal corps of dealers and distributors. It is well positioned to achieve continued growth in the years to come, and I am confident it will only get better,” continued Komaguchi.

Interim management duties for daily operations have been assigned to the executive management team of KMA. Regional general managers in Latin and South America, and Canada, will continue to oversee their local operations.
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August 1, 2011
Kyocera Mita America Names New President

OSAKA, Japan and FAIRFIELD, N.J. – August 1, 2011 – Kyocera Mita Corporation (KMC), announced the appointment of Mr. Norihiko Ina as president of its subsidiary, Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (KMA), effective today.

Mr. Ina joined Kyocera Mita Corporation in 1987 and has had a successful track record of proven leadership. From 1994 to 2008 he was president of Kyocera Mita UK and a senior manager with Kyocera Mita Europe in Amsterdam. In 2008, he returned to KMC as manager of the Sales and Planning departments for the American market. Since 2010, he has been with KMC’s Business Strategy Division where he has focused on the corporation’s initiatives aimed at further expansion of its document solution business.
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August 10, 2011
Kyocera Mita America Wins Multiple Buyers Lab 2011 Summer ‘Pick’ Awards

TASKalfa 5550ci Color MFP, FS-C2126MFP+ Color MFP, TASKalfa 305 Black & White MFP and FS-C5250DN Color Printer Earn BLI Awards for High Reliability and Excellent Value

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – August 10, 2011 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI), a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, awarded the TASKalfa 5550ci color multifunctional product (MFP), FS-C2126MFP+ color MFP, TASKalfa 305 Black & White MFP and ECOSYS FS-C5250DN color printer with 2011 Summer Pick awards for robust feature set, reliability and productivity.

“The BLI Summer Picks recognize only those products demonstrating superior performance, reliability and value proposition during our rigorous evaluation process,” said David Sweetnam, European Laboratory and Research Manager at BLI. “The capabilities demonstrated by Kyocera’s TASKalfa 305 MFP, FS-C2126MFP+ and the FS-C5250DN color printer have proven top of their class, and well-deserving of the 2011 BLI Summer ‘Pick’ award.”

George Mikolay, BLI senior product editor for A3/Copier MFPs added, “The TASKalfa 5550ci earned high marks across the board, producing better output quality than most competitors, and proving to be one of the most productive models in its speed range. These qualities, along with a well-designed control panel, excellent ease of network setup and robust finishing options, all for a lower than average price, make the TASKalfa 5550ci a cost-effective, yet high-quality system for a wide range of business documents.”

The TASKalfa 5550ci, FS-C2126MFP+ and TASKalfa 305 MFPs, and the ECOSYS FS-C5250DN color printer endured BLI’s rigorous in-house evaluation in its laboratory, during which they were tested for reliability, productivity, image quality and ease of use. The TASKalfa 5550ci, FS-C2126MFP+ and TASKalfa 305 MFPs and the FS-C5250DN color printer outperformed all other products in their class, achieving BLI’s 2011 Summer Pick awards. The TASKalfa 5550ci previously received BLI’s highest lab test recognitions, ‘Highly Recommended’ and ‘Reliability Certified’ Ratings; designations reserved for the best all-around devices to enter the BLI lab.

“Kyocera MFPs and printers are designed with the characteristics of ultra-reliability, unsurpassed performance, superior image quality and end-user value, and awards from BLI offer independent validation that we’re delivering the highest quality document imaging solutions to the market,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president, Marketing for Kyocera Mita America. “It’s gratifying to have received BLI 2011 Summer Picks for our TASKalfa 5550ci color MFP, FS-C2126MFP+, TASKalfa 305 black & white MFP and our ECOSYS FS-C5250DN color printer, and it serves as a testament that Kyocera continues delivering on the hallmarks that make our MFPs and printers worthy of such recognition.”

Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. For its 2011 Summer Pick Awards, BLI researchers completed a rigorous evaluation process, including extensive durability testing, during which each unit is run at half the monthly duty cycle over a 15-day period. “Pick” winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.

ABOUT BUYERS LABORATORY
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging solutions (www.buyerslab.com/solutions) and devices (www.buyerslab.com), the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on solutions, copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover almost 15,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ and bliQ Solutions Center competitive information services. These encyclopedic resources also provide quick and easy access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory, please call (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com or www.buyerslab.com/solutions, or e-mail info@buyerslab.com
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August 30, 2011
Kyocera Mita America Names Winner of the 2011 Technical Service Award Competition

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – August 23, 2011 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the winner and regional finalists of the 2011 Kyocera Mita America Technical Service Award competition in the United States.

Kyocera is proud to announce that Mike Parmer from Quality Digital Office Solutions in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as winner of the Kyocera 2011 Service Award Competition, giving him the distinction of being named "The Best Kyocera Technician in the United States." Mr. Parmer received a cash prize and an all expense paid trip to Japan, China, and Hong Kong to meet with Kyocera executives, tour Kyocera facilities and experience the local sights and culture.

"Each of the Certified Kyocera dealership technicians who competed for the 2011 Technical Service Award competition demonstrated a deep knowledge of Kyocera products, and we’re proud that our certified training programs have developed such a talented group across our national network of dealerships," said Terry Knopsnyder, vice president of Engineering at Kyocera Mita America. "This competition provides a unique way for Certified Kyocera dealership technicians to demonstrate their abilities, and we’re honored to have such a great group supporting our channel partners."

The U.S. competition was open to each certified technician within authorized Kyocera dealerships, and was held May through August 2011. Top scorers from Kyocera's five regions advanced to a final round of competition, held at Kyocera Mita's Dallas-based National Training Center. The regional winners were:

 

  • Mike Parmer of Quality Digital Office Solutions, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania;
  • John Stich of UNA Copy, Inc., in Amarillo, Texas;
  • Casey Zaccaria of Desert Images Office Equipment, Inc., in Yucca Valley, California;
  • Darren Smith of Omega Office Systems, Inc., in Sarasota, Florida;
  • Lance Roberts of Century Business Products, Inc., in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
In addition to the U.S. event, similar Kyocera Mita Technical Service Award competitions are also being held in Canada and Europe.
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September 28, 2011
Kyocera Mita America Awarded “A4 MFP Manufacturer of the Year Award” from Marketing Research Consultants

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 27, 2011 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that it has been named A4 MFP Manufacturer of the Year by Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. (MRC). Kyocera was acknowledged based upon reactions of independent office equipment dealers nationwide.

“Kyocera Mita continues to honor its commitment to provide the best products possible. In conjunction with that they have selected their independent dealers as the channel of choice to deliver those same products,” said Frank G. Cannata, president, Marketing Research Consultants. “It was readily apparent throughout the survey that Kyocera Mita has delivered on that promise.”

A4 MFP Manufacturer of the Year award recognizes the manufacturer that provides the best overall sales and service support in the industry as determined by the 274 dealers who participated in the report’s 24th Annual Dealer Survey. Ratings given to Manufacturers are rated on communication skills, competitive products, and programs that enable the independent copier dealer to achieve a high degree of success in a very competitive marketplace.

“It is a great honor to be named ‘A4 MFP Manufacturer of the Year’ by MRC,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing, Kyocera Mita America. “We’re proud to accept this award, and credit our commitment to offering the highest-performing, most reliable, and one of the lowest total cost of ownership product lines in the industry. We will continue to offer our customers best-in-class products with the durability, image quality and a low total cost of ownership that today’s business require.”

The Cannata Report, a Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. publication, will feature this year’s results in an upcoming issue. In 2009, Kyocera was named “Printer Manufacturer of the Year” by MRC. Kyocera was recognized for its commitment to delivering quality products and service offerings.
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October 11, 2011
Kyocera Mita America FS-C2126MFP+ Awarded “Highly Recommended” Rating by Buyers Laboratory

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 11, 2011 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI), a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, awarded the FS-C2126MFP+ color multifunctional printer (MFP) with a 2011 “Highly Recommended” rating for its outstanding performance in lab testing, including flawless reliability, fast speeds and above-average ease of use. Earlier this year, the FS-C2126MFP+ outperformed all other products in its class and achieved BLI’s 2011 Summer Pick award.

“The FS-C2126MFP+ outperformed its competition during BLI’s two-month in-house evaluation, while our analysts tested the MFP in such critical performance areas as reliability, image quality, ease of use and feature set,” said David Sweetnam, European Laboratory and Research Manager at BLI. “The capabilities demonstrated by Kyocera’s FS-C2126MFP+ have proven it to be top of its class, and well-deserving of BLI’s ‘Highly Recommended’ rating.”

The 26-ppm FS-C2126MFP+ demonstrated Kyocera’s hallmark ultra-reliability in BLI’s test lab, with not a single misfeed occurring during its 32,500-impression durability test, and no service calls required. Its first print times for all five file types used in testing proved to be much faster than comparable models.

“Kyocera is in the business of delivering class-leading document imaging products that help our customers achieve their business goals,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president, Marketing for Kyocera Mita America. “Our customers have come to expect ultra-reliable, highly efficient office solutions, and BLI’s independent validation demonstrates we’re delivering the highest quality document imaging solutions to the market. It’s gratifying to have received BLI 2011 ‘Highly Recommended” rating for the FS-C2126MFP+.”

ABOUT BUYERS LABORATORY
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging solutions (www.buyerslab.com/solutions) and devices (www.buyerslab.com), the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on solutions, copiers, printers, fax machines, and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover almost 15,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ and bliQ Solutions Center competitive information services. These encyclopedic resources also provide quick and easy access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory, please call (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com or www.buyerslab.com/solutions, or e-mail info@buyerslab.com
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October 18, 2011
Kyocera Mita America Unveils New Black and White ECOSYS Multifunctional Printers

The FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP achieve an industry leading 100,000-page drum yield and advanced security and functionality in a cost effective, highly-efficient design

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 18, 2011 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today introduced the ECOSYS FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP 37 page per minute black and white multifunctional printers. As part of Kyocera’s ECOSYS® line of environmentally friendly products, the FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP utilize long-life consumables for consistent high-quality image output while meeting Energy Star™ guidelines for power efficiency, resulting in superior products with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) and minimal impact on the environment.

Kyocera’s FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP are ideally suited for small- to medium-sized businesses and shared workgroup environments, incorporating enhanced standard features and functionality to help improve document productivity while lowering operating expenses. The FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP include a 250 sheet paper drawer and a 50 sheet multi-purpose tray (MPT), while offering two optional 250-sheet drawers for an 800-page maximum paper capacity. The FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP include standard network printing, copy and color scanning capabilities, while the FS-1135MFP also includes standard fax capabilities, giving businesses document imaging solutions designed to meet workflow requirements with a single device.

Engineered using Kyocera’s ECOSYS technology, the FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP incorporate long life consumables and achieve one of the lowest costs per print. ECOSYS technology delivers maximum business “uptime” with an industry leading 100,000 page preventive maintenance (PM) schedule, yielding longer periods of time between required service visits and helping to minimize maintenance costs.

The FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP support a variety of network and device management tools, including PRESCRIBE, KMnet Admin and KM-net Viewer, as well as PDF Direct Print capability. Both MFPs also come standard with a versatile USB Host interface. The front-loading USB Host Interface provides end-users with Print-from functionality in PDF, TIFF and XPS file formats and Scan-to functionality in PDF, TIFF, JPEG and XPS file formats, with standard scanning destinations including Scan-to-E-mail, Scan-to-PC, Scan-to-FTP, Scan-to-USB and TWAIN scanning. Standard network printing includes a PowerPC440/667 MHz processor and 1200 dpi print resolution. The FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP support multiple page description languages, including Kyocera’s PRESCRIBE, PCL6 (5e, XL), KPDL3 (PS3), XPS and more, and can be connected in any Windows®, Mac or Linux environment.

For organizations concerned about security, Kyocera offers a variety of options for the FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP, including embedded advanced security technologies that support IPsec and IPv6. Additionally, the FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP offer RAM-based Private Print.

Pricing and Availability
FS-1135MFP and FS-1035MFP/DP multifunctional printers are available today through authorized Kyocera Mita dealers at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $1,371 and $1,181 respectively. To find the nearest dealer, or for more information, please visit Kyocera’s web site: www.kyoceramita.com/us.
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November 1, 2011
Kyocera Mita America Achieves ISO Certification for Latest TASKalfa Series of Color and Black & White Multifunctional Systems

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 1, 2011 - Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced today it has been awarded ISO 15408 Certification for Data Security Kit (E) for its recently-launched TASKalfa series of color and black & white multifunctional products (MFPs). Data Security Kit (E) meets Evaluation Assurance Level 3 (EAL3) requirements, conforming to the standards set forth and known as Common Criteria. With this ISO-certification announcement, Kyocera is continuing its strategy to provide products and solutions that meet the security initiatives and requirements of today’s business.

Kyocera is continuing to make strides to ensure its customers can meet both compliance requirements, as set forth by Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, and other federal government mandates, as well as stringent data security needs to ensure secure printing, sending and copying of highly confidential materials. Kyocera’s Data Security Kit (E) includes critical elements of Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Overwriting and Data Encryption. In addition, Data Security Kit (E) will overwrite all data on the standard HDD at the device level immediately after each copy, print and scan job is completed. With efficient encryption at the HDD included in the process, both the data management table and image data are eliminated. Additionally, Kyocera enables enhanced security measures with applications and utilities including Secure Printing, Card Authentication Kit, AccessLock, and more.

“Kyocera is committed to developing solutions to help its customers to best protect their confidential documents, information and assets, while providing a reliable deterrent to unauthorized activity and access,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing for Kyocera Mita America. “As security is a critical part to an organization’s business strategy, Kyocera continually seeks to deliver a highly secure portfolio of utilities and applications, answering the security needs for our document imaging solutions.”

The Data Security Kit (E) is compatible and ISO 15408 certified for Kyocera Mita America’s TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci, TASKalfa 5550ci, TASKalfa 4550ci, TASKalfa 3550ci and TASKalfa 3050ci color MFPs. Kyocera TASKalfa 8000i, TASKalfa 6500i, TASKalfa 5500i, TASKalfa 4500i and TASKalfa 3500i monochrome MFPs are also ISO 15408 certified. For more information about Kyocera’s compliance and certifications on its products and solutions, please visit: www.kyoceramita.com/us.
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November 15, 2011
Center for Business Innovation Provides New Cost Savings Solution to Dearborn Public Schools
Kyocera Mita America’s Energy Efficient ECOSYS Printers Replace 1,127 Legacy Devices

DEARBORN, Mich. and FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 15, 2011 – School districts throughout Michigan are being hit hard with budget cuts and financial obstacles. One Michigan technology service provider is offering a solution that assists school districts in managing their technology expenses. Center for Business Innovation (CBI) introduced their print.Reliance solution, Managed Print Services (MPS), to Dearborn Public Schools (DPS), the fifth largest school district in the state of Michigan. DPS will save nearly 14.6% on their technology costs with CBI’s solution.

The print.Reliance solution will help DPS control and reduce their print costs, streamline their consumables, increase the productivity of the administrative staff and facilitate teachers in the classrooms. The solution includes cost-effective devices through a Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) setup. CBI assumes ownership of all the devices as well as the responsibility and management for them, in turn reducing the technology expenses for DPS. CBI is also able to remotely manage the print devices and consumables throughout the entire school district.

“We placed DPS on a pre-set cost-per-print contract. Between our print.Reliance cost structure and our HaaS setup, we eliminate the need for DPS to have capital expenditures for these devices,” says Jim Rainsberger, vice president of CBI.

CBI determined that the energy efficiency of one legacy printer left on and running was equivalent to 80 Kyocera ECOSYS print devices set on sleep mode. CBI replaced 1,127 legacy printing devices with energy efficient Kyocera ECOSYS printers with scanning capabilities. These devices were also configured to work with the innovative SMART boards (electronic white boards) in the classrooms.

The print.Reliance solution enables the DPS technology staff to be able to reallocate their time and focus on other technology related projects. The administrators also have a complete solution that effectively manages their costs, without compromising classroom or teaching quality.

“Over the past 20 years of working together, I have always been able to count on CBI, regardless of how complex the project is. What makes them unique is their ability to follow through and complete the project in such a timely manner. They stay true to their word from beginning to end. I wouldn’t work with any anyone else after having worked with them. Their services are impeccable,” says Orest Dub, director of purchasing for DPS.

Dearborn Public Schools have used Center for Business Innovation’s print.Reliance solution (Managed Print Services) to reduce technology costs and responsibilities for the technology staff. It has also allowed the school district to benefit from new, more efficient and functional printing devices in the classrooms. More importantly, it has revitalized learning in classroom.

ABOUT DEARBORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Dearborn Public Schools (DPS) is the fifth largest school district in the state of Michigan. They have more than 18,000 students that occupy 39 elementary, middle and high schools, as well as several additional administrative staff buildings, in the town of Dearborn, and in the surrounding area. DPS partners with families and their communities in educating all students to high academic standards within a safe, stimulating environment and ensure they are prepared to become productive citizens.

ABOUT CENTER FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION
Center for Business Innovation (CBI) is a single point of contact technology service provider, offering products and services from desktop and server management and support to Managed Print Services and Cloud Computing to data loss prevention and email encryption. CBI was established in 1952 and has six Michigan statewide locations.
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January 24, 2012
Kyocera Mita America Multifunctional Products and Printers Named Winter 2012 Pick Winners by Buyers Lab

TASKalfa 7550ci Color MFP, TASKalfa 6550ci Color MFP and TASKalfa 4550ci Color MFP, and FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP Color Multifunctional Printers Earn BLI Awards for Robustness, Reliability and Excellent Value

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 24, 2012 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, awarded the TASKalfa 7550ci color multifunctional product (MFP), TASKalfa 6550ci Color MFP and TASKalfa 4550ci color MFP, and the FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP color multifunctional printers, with Winter 2012 Pick awards in part for their outstanding value, productivity and feature set.

“BLI’s semi-annual ‘Pick’ awards recognize only those document imaging solutions demonstrating outstanding reliability, performance and value proposition during our two-month evaluation process,” said George Mikolay, senior product editor for A3/Copier MFPs at BLI. “The capabilities demonstrated by Kyocera’s TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci and TASKalfa 4550ci color MFPs have proven best-of-breed, and the FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP outperformed all other color multifunctional printers in its class tested in the last six months – all proving worthy of BLI’s Winter 2012 ‘Pick’ award.”

The TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci and TASKalfa 4550ci color MFPs and the FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP color multifunctional printers endured BLI’s rigorous in-house evaluation in its laboratory, during which they were tested for reliability, productivity, image quality, ease of use and a range of other criteria.

“The honor of having received BLI's Winter 2012 Picks for so many Kyocera color multifunctional products and printers is extremely gratifying, and provides validation that we’re delivering on our commitment to our customers and independent dealers," said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing for Kyocera Mita America. "It’s an honor to receive recognition for Kyocera’s high speed TASKalfa 7550ci and TASKalfa 6550ci color MFPs; as well as the TASKalfa 4550ci color MFP and FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP color multifunctional printers, as we maintain our promise of delivering Kyocera color MFPs with superior performance and ultra reliability at the best end-user value.

Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. For its Winter 2012 Pick awards, BLI researchers completed a rigorous evaluation process, including extensive durability testing. “Pick” winners rise above the competition in key areas such as reliability, value, productivity, image quality, feature set, and ease of use and administration. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.

ABOUT BUYERS LABORATORY LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail info@buyerslab.c
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April 12, 2012
Kyocera Mita America Renamed KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.

New Brand Mark Unveiled Globally for KYOCERA Document Solutions

LAS VEGAS and FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 11, 2012 - Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced today that its Company name changed to “KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.” effective April 1, 2012. In addition, a new company brand mark coincides with today’s announcement of a new Company name. The change reflects the Company’s growth as a global manufacturer of document imaging solutions and its commitment to develop products and business applications that deliver customer benefits of technological innovation and environmental sustainability.

“With technology and business needs rapidly evolving, we are beginning an era where our customers require total document solutions including document imaging hardware, business applications and services,” said Nori Ina, president and CEO, KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. “Our rebranding to KYOCERA Document Solutions is a declaration that our Company delivers total document solutions for streamlining communications, enhancing productivity, reducing operating costs and simplifying day-to-day activities for organizations of all sizes.”

Focus on Total Solutions
Today’s businesses need the capacity to control the flow of information into and out of their organizations, requiring more than printing solutions. KYOCERA Document Solutions has delivered a portfolio of Kyocera and third-party developed applications that easily integrate into Kyocera devices. KYOCERA Document Solutions reflects this change, explicitly stating that however business needs evolve, Kyocera’s unique portfolio of printers and MFPs, applications and support services are ready to be implemented to solve any business challenge.

This change is more than just a Company name change and signifies the latest step in a transformation that has been progressing for several years. The formation of Kyocera’s Managed Document Services (MDS) signaled the company’s focus on the flow of information through an entire organization as opposed to a narrower focus on printed information.

The growth of Kyocera’s MDS mirrors the expanding role of the Global Services Divisions, which have been created in each country to serve Kyocera’s rising number of global accounts. These developments changed the company to such a degree that a new name is both appropriate and necessary.
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April 18, 2012
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Simplifies Secure Network Scanning with PinPoint Scan

Kyocera’s PinPoint Scan Business Application Integrates with HyPAS®-enabled Multifunctional Products for Simple and Secure Peer-to-Peer Scanning

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 18, 2012 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the availability of PinPoint Scan, a business application created to enable simple and secure scanning from a Kyocera HyPAS-enabled Multifunctional Product (MFP) directly to a network connected personal computer (PC). As scanning is one of the most important functions of document workflow, Kyocera’s PinPoint Scan makes scanning from an MFP to a network connected PC as easy as scanning from a desktop scanner – but with the added speed and versatility Kyocera MFPs provide.

PinPoint Scan makes network scanning simple, requiring only a two-step installation process, one download to the MFP and one to a PC. Once installed, the straight-forward PC-side of PinPoint Scan allows end users to create and manage a unique personal identification number (PIN). Upon entering the PIN at any PinPoint Scan-enabled MFP on the network – that MFP will then rapidly search the network, find the user’s PC, and scan directly to it.

“A unique business application, PinPoint Scan protects an organization’s confidential documents and maximizes document workflow and productivity with simple and straightforward MFP-to-PC encrypted scanning,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president, KYOCERA Document Solutions America. ”Scanning is a fundamental part of any organization’s document workflow, PinPoint Scan gives users in small- and medium-sized organizations, or workgroups in large organizations, the ease-of-use offered by desktop scanners from their networked MFPs.”

PinPoint Scan can support any number of user PCs and easily integrates with proximity cards for an even more streamlined scanning experience with advanced security. End users can also define the exact destination for the scanned document: Desktop, My Documents folder, Nuance PaperPort or as an attachment in a new email. In addition, any folder on a PC, any program that supports PDF files, (i.e. Adobe Acrobat or Photoshop) can easily be configured as PinPoint Scan destinations with simple one-touch buttons on network connected MFPs.

PinPoint Scan Business Application Benefits

  • Simple setup, with one-time application installation on the MFP (for scanning document) and one-time PinPoint Scan utility installation on PC (for receiving scanned file)
  • Quickly convert hardcopy into high-impact color or monochrome files, in universal PDF format
  • Route documents virtually anywhere with easy 1-touch buttons – email, shared folder or a program that supports PDF files
  • Highly secure with PIN or optional proximity card protection, MFP and file access restrictions, as well as SSL-encrypted communication
  • Available on all HyPAS-enabled Kyocera MFPs
Kyocera’s PinPoint Scan is available for any HyPAS-enabled Kyocera MFPs, including Kyocera’s award-winning TASKalfa color MFP series. PinPoint Scan is available through authorized Kyocera Dealers at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $219.00. A 60 day free, no obligation trial period is also available. For a complete list of Kyocera PinPoint Scan compatible devices, or to find a dealer near you visit www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.
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April 24, 2012
KYOCERA Document Solutions’ TASKalfa MFP Series Named BERTL’s Spring 2012 ‘Office Line of the Year’

OSAKA, Japan – April 24, 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.

About BERTL, Inc.
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.
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June 25, 2012
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Receives Cerner Certification for Healthcare Information Systems Compliance

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – June 25, 2012 - Kyocera Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, has announced that seventeen additional models within its popular ECOSYS and TASKalfa product families have been awarded Cerner Certification. Cerner is the leading U.S. supplier of healthcare information technology solutions, and this validation demonstrates Kyocera’s commitment to providing healthcare institutions with document imaging technology that addresses the specific needs of patient-care facilities.

The following devices have been certified for use by Cerner clients:

TASKalfa 7550ci - 75 ppm Black / 70 ppm Color multifunctional system
TASKalfa 6550ci - 65 ppm Black / 65 ppm Color multifunctional system
TASKalfa 5550ci - 55 ppm Black / 50 ppm Color multifunctional system
TASKalfa 4550ci - 45 ppm Black / 45 ppm Color multifunctional system
TASKalfa 3550ci - 35 ppm Black / 35 ppm Color multifunctional system
TASKalfa 3050ci - 30 ppm Black / 30 ppm Color multifunctional system

TASKalfa 8000i - 80 ppm Black & White multifunctional system
TASKalfa 6500i - 65 ppm Black & White multifunctional system
TASKalfa 5500i - 55 ppm Black & White multifunctional system
TASKalfa 4500i - 45 ppm Black & White multifunctional system
TASKalfa 3500i - 35 ppm Black & White multifunctional system

FS-C2626MFP - 28 ppm Black / 28 ppm Color multifunctional printer
FS-C2526MFP - 28 ppm Black / 28 ppm Color multifunctional printer
FS-C2126MFP+ - 28 ppm Black / 28 ppm Color multifunctional printer
FS-3640MFP - 42 ppm Black & White multifunctional printer
FS-3540MFP - 42 ppm Black & White multifunctional printer
FS-3140MFP+ - 42 ppm Black & White multifunctional printer

In order to become Cerner certified, printing devices must pass a series of rigorous evaluations while operating under Cerner’s Millennium application environment – a single platform that allows health professionals to run tests, make diagnoses, place orders, fill medications, document patient-care proceedings or remit bills.

For more information or to find the nearest dealer, please visit: www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.
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July 11, 2012
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Launches Two High Performing, Budget Friendly Black & White Multifunctional Printers

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 11, 2012 - Kyocera Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today introduced two new black and white multifunctional products (MFPs) – the FS-6530MFP, a 30 page-per-minute (ppm) and the FS-6525MFP, a 25 ppm device, within its award-winning ECOSYS® family of environmentally minded products. By including standard features such as print, copy, scan and optional fax in one compact device with low total cost of ownership, high reliability and superior image quality, these new MFPs provide the functionality that easily fit into any office environment.

Additionally, Kyocera’s ECOSYS technology provides the FS-6530MFP and FS-6525MFP with long-life consumables and components which deliver maximum business “uptime” with industry leading preventive maintenance schedules, contributing to the ultra-reliability and low total cost of ownership customers expect from Kyocera.

Primary features of the ECOSYS FS-6530MFP and FS-6525MFP include:

  • Simple to install and operate
  • Long-life components that provide efficiency and reliability
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use color touch screen control panel
  • Standard USB Host interface, which provides end-users with Print-from and Scan-to capabilities in PDF, TIFF and XPS file formats.
  • Paper capacity up to 1,600 sheets

The ECOSYS FS-6530MFP and FS-6525MFP not only provide a low total cost of ownership and are energy efficient, they’re also HyPAS capable; transforming these MFPs into high-powered tools for running Kyocera’s Business Applications with the addition of a compact flash card.

Below is a sample of the business applications that Kyocera offers, including:

  • DMS Link – simplified and streamlined document workflow through digital imaging, distribution, retrieval and long-time archival
  • PinPoint Scan – effortless scan-to-PC functionality from a network connected MFP, with the added speed and versatility only Kyocera MFPs can provide
  • Access Lock - specific access to the device functions that user groups or departments require
  • Kyocera Mobile Print – the ability to conveniently print files, web pages, and images from a smartphone or tablet
  • Sharepoint Connector - enhanced collaboration tools utilizing an existing Microsoft SharePoint Server.

As part of Kyocera’s ECOSYS line of environmentally friendly products, both new devices meet Energy Star™ guidelines for power efficiency and utilize long-life consumables for consistent high-quality image output and low total cost of ownership. With the advanced reliability of the ECOSYS technology, end-users enjoy uninterrupted workflow and minimal service intervention requirements.

The Kyocera FS-6530MFP and FS-6525MFP are currently available today through authorized KYOCERA Document Solutions America dealers at a suggested retail price of $5879 and $4679 respectively. For more information or to find the nearest dealer, please visit: www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.
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July 20, 2012
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Releases New HyPAS Business Applications

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 23, 2012 - Kyocera Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, has released additional functionality for two of its popular HyPAS business applications, DMS Link 4.0 for document capture and distribution, and its SharePoint Connector 4.0 for document management. In total, the new features will deliver value for many critical business environments and further support strategic document workflows for end-users of HyPAS-enabled Kyocera Multifunctional Products (MFP).

DMS Link, a Kyocera-developed business application, leverages a network-connected Kyocera MFP to seamlessly link to your existing document management system. Users have access to simple, familiar touch-screen operations, enabling fast entry of business-specific data (indexing) and scanning of hardcopy; the electronic file is automatically routed to a designated document repository. From a network computer, indexed files – purchase orders, invoices, contracts, and more – are easily searchable from a central database.

Kyocera’s SharePoint Connector offers an intuitive Scan-to-SharePoint feature. With this application, you can simply access documents on the SharePoint server directly from your MFP’s control panel. While at the device, you can browse SharePoint Document Libraries, create new folders, and scan-to and print directly from SharePoint. And with 24/7 access, authorized users can browse to their existing SharePoint Document Library from any network PC, simplifying and automating the document sharing experience. Kyocera’s new SharePoint Connector supports SharePoint 2007 and 2010, as well SharePoint Online.

From saving time and frustration in managing documents to decreased administrative labor costs by eliminating manual data entry, DMS Link 4.0 and SharePoint Connector 4.0 can improve the workflow of any office environment. DMS Link 4.0 and SharePoint Connector 4.0 deliver several new features for enterprise business environments as well as robust adaptability for meeting specialized vertical workflow needs within the enterprise, healthcare, finance, education and legal sectors.

These new features include:

  • Advanced optical character recognition, powered by OmniPage OCR, as an option, to create editable documents such as Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as PDF, HTML and others.
  • Standard e-mail routing, Customized Icons and improved GUI; DMS Link also offers a simple to use Wizard for setting and configuring business workflows
  • The ability to scan, retrieve, print and index documents at the MFP using existing a SharePoint folder structure
  • Enterprise-wide access to information, with support for multiple SharePoint servers
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October 2, 2012

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Extends Its Award-Winning Line of Black & White ECOSYS® Printers
Four New Monochrome Printers Conserve Energy, Boost Image Quality, and Reduce Running Costs

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 2, 2012 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, has announced the release of four mid-range ECOSYS® black-and-white desktop printers. Featuring Kyocera’s hallmark low total cost of ownership, the FS-4300DN, FS-4200DN, FS-4100DN, and FS-2100DN also boast output speeds and image quality that far exceed the standards of today’s users.

As with all Kyocera ECOSYS printers, these new desktop models come complete with Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. This eco-friendly drum design, which is separates the toner container, allows users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste. ECOSYS printers also conserve energy and associated costs by switching to standby mode when not in use; they are Energy Star™ certified for their operating efficiency.

The FS-4300DN (62 pages-per-minute), FS-4200DN (52 ppm), FS-4100DN (47 ppm) and FS-2100DN (42 ppm) output pages quickly and reliably. They also offer a maximum paper capacity of 2,600 sheets and a standard capacity of 600 sheets, so restocking the paper supply is no longer a major concern.

Equally impressive, the FS-4300DN has a maximum monthly duty cycle of 275,000 pages; the FS-4200DN tops out at 250,000 pages per month; the FS-4100DN at 200,000 pages per month; and the FS-2100DN at pages 150,000 per month. All four models handle standard duplex printing and output images at 1,200 dpi. Plus, each model accommodates transparencies, labels, vellum sheets, card stock, thick paper, and envelopes as readily as common stock.

All ECOSYS printers are loaded with Kyocera technology—ensuring that they’re as flexible as they are powerful. The FS-4300DN, FS-4200DN, FS-4100DN, and FS-2100DN support a variety of printer management tools (including Status Monitor, Kyocera Net Admin, and Kyocera Net Viewer), and offer Kyocera’s Command Center RX, a user-friendly web interface that allows for easy adjustment of security and network preferences. The printers support IPsec and IPv6 protocols; they also accommodate Kyocera’s KX Driver for Windows, PPD for Macs, PPD for Linux/UNIX, and Mini Driver and Windows 64-bit drivers. Each printer has a standard memory of 256MB that is upgradeable to 1,280MB, and each comes standard with a convenient, front-facing USB host printing interface and departmental accounting tracking capabilities.

Pricing and Availability
The FS-4300DN, FS-4200DN, FS-4100DN, and FS-2100DN are now available through authorized dealers at manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $ 2,439, $ 1,629, $ 1,469, and $1,259, respectively. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.
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October 17, 2012
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Two Cost Effective, Ultra-Reliable Color Multifunctional Printers

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 10, 2012- KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, has announced the release of two new color multifunctional printers (MFPs): the ECOSYS FS-C8525MFP and FS-C8520MFP. These two robust devices extend the company’s award-winning line of ECOSYS® eco-friendly products while accommodating the tight budgets and uncompromising demands of today’s most discerning business users.

The FS-C8525MFP outputs bright color and crisp black and white at 25 page-per-minute (ppm), while the FS-C8520MFP provides output at 20 ppm for both black and color documents. The MFPs come standard with print, copy, and scan features (along with optional fax and network fax capabilities), and both feature Kyocera’s hallmark low total cost of ownership and ultra-reliability. Like all Kyocera ECOSYS devices, these new MFPs have a patented long-life drum technology that reduces consumable costs and landfill waste, and they conserve energy by switching to standby mode when not in use.

Primary features of the ECOSYS FS-C8525MFP and FS-C8520MFP:

 

  • Simple to install and operate
  • Easy to use 4.3-inch color touch screen
  • High-performance, low-maintenance design
  • Print and scan resolutions up to 600dpi
  • Paper capacity up to 1,600 sheets
  • Standard USB Host interface, which provides end-users with Print-from and Scan-to capabilities in PDF, TIFF and XPS file formats.
  • Energy Star™ certified

The ECOSYS FS-C8525MFP and FS-C8520MFP also accommodate Kyocera’s proprietary HyPAS software development platform; transforming these color MFPs into even stronger devices for running Kyocera business applications with the addition of a compact flash card.

The following is a sample of the business applications that are offered by Kyocera:

 

  • Kyocera Mobile Print – the ability to conveniently print files, web pages, and images from a smartphone or tablet
  • Access Lock – specifically access to the device functions that user groups or departments require
  • PinPoint Scan – effortless scan-to-PC functionality from a network connected MFP, with the added speed and versatility only Kyocera MFPs can provide
  • DMS Link – simplified and streamlined document workflow through digital imaging, distribution, retrieval and long-time archival
  • Sharepoint Connector- enhanced collaboration tools utilizing an existing Microsoft SharePoint Server.

    The Kyocera FS-C8525MFP and FS-C8520MFP are now available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the suggested retail price of $8,259 and $7,149, respectively. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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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. KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc is 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 $15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2012.

ABOUT CERNER CORPORATION
Cerner is the leading U.S. supplier of healthcare information technology solutions that optimize clinical and financial outcomes. Around the world, health organizations ranging from single-doctor practices to entire countries turn to Cerner for our powerful yet intuitive solutions. Cerner offers clients a dedicated focus on healthcare, an end-to-end solution and service portfolio, and proven market leadership.
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November 5, 2012

Kyocera was included in the Leading Industry Analyst Firm´s Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. announces its inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services , Worldwide 1. The Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services is published annually and evaluates companies on their completeness of vision and ability to execute Managed Print Services. Kyocera has been building up the Managed Document Services(MDS) business for the last few years and now meets all of the inclusion criteria.

1 Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken Weilerstein, Cecile Drew, October 24, 2012

MDS stands for Managed Document Services. It is superior to Managed Print Services (MPS) because where MPS only focuses on output, MDS optimizes your entire document output process – from capturing to archiving, workflows to security and environmental impact.

Kyocera has focused on building a sound framework to ensure that the needs of customers can be comprehensively addressed. With this foundation Kyocera has shown that it can meet the needs of businesses from small and medium sized companies to multi- national corporations. Kyocera was also able to demonstrate the flexibility of its solutions across many business sectors, it offers multi vendor support and stands out because of its ability to address some key requirements. The Kyocera MDS model is a five step ADIMO approach (Asses, Design, Implement, Manage and Optimize), these phases offers the customer individual support at every stage.

In April, the company changed its name to Kyocera Document Solutions to reflect this new strategic direction. “These are exciting times for Kyocera Document Solutions, we are well on our way, to achieve our goal of being a global player in the field of document services. We believe the inclusion in the Magic Quadrant confirms that our strategic alignment as a provider of holistic document management solutions is right.” said Ryuzo Morita, Director and Senior General Manager, Corporate Strategy Planning Division at Kyocera Document Solutions.

Kyocera has built the solution business expertise over 7 years and will continue to invest in its worldwide infrastructure, with a focus on appropriate software, hardware and service solutions. Kyocera´s aim is to support companies all over the world in the optimisation of their processes and reduction of their costs.

You will find more information about Kyocera MDS at: http://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/mds/index.html

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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November 14, 2012

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Appoints New Dealer Advisory Council President

Scott Mueller Named New Dealer Advisory Council President; Succeeding Reed Melnick

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 14, 2012- KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Scott Mueller succeeded Reed Melnick as KYOCERA Document Solutions Dealer Advisory Council (DAC) President effective November 1, 2012.

The Kyocera Dealer Advisory Council was created in September 2008 with the sole mission to encourage and maintain a mutual understanding between Kyocera and its dealer partners by making a sincere effort to candidly acknowledge one another’s perspectives and to quickly address all issues with complete integrity.

“First, I would like to thank Reed on his accomplishments as outgoing DAC president,” said Norihiko Ina, president and CEO, KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Pursuant to our desire to have open communication with our dealer community, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Scott Mueller as the next President of the Kyocera Dealer Advisory Council. I and my entire executive team look forward to working with Scott, and I am confident that under his leadership, both Kyocera and its dealers will work closely together to provide even greater support than in the past.”

Effective November 1, 2012, the KYOCERA Document Solutions America Council will be lead by Scott Mueller, Owner and President of National Business Equipment & Supply, an Albany, NY-based document solution provider and Kyocera dealer.

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January 23, 2013
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Application for Secure and Efficient Distribution of Large Files

AccuSender E-mails Scanned Documents of Any Size to Multiple Destinations— Directly from a Multifunctional Product

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 23, 2013 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the release of AccuSender, a new capture and distribution business application designed to save time and boost productivity in the workplace. Kyocera designed AccuSender as a secure and reliable way to e-mail scanned documents of any size to multiple destinations—directly from a Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP).

AccuSender makes it easy and convenient to handle files of all sizes. Until now, many servers could not accommodate large files and often required complicated and time-consuming workarounds. With AccuSender, users have the option of splitting large files between multiple e-mails or using the built in YouSendIt™ functionality to distribute large scanned documents quickly and easily. Users simply scan their file, enter the destination(s), select scan settings and delivery options, and send their document. The documents are sent using either a file split feature or via YouSendIt, a leading third-party provider of file transfer and collaboration services, based on user selection. If YouSendIt is selected as the transfer method, recipients receive an email link to the file, which they can download with a single click.

“AccuSender is a logical next step for companies looking for a practical way to scan large documents and send them quickly and securely,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “AccuSender facilitates that very issue. Now workers can send any document to customers, coworkers—anywhere—right from the MFP. It couldn’t be easier.”

“YouSendIt is thrilled to expand our offering to a new platform.” Eric Van Miltenberg, Sr. VP of Business Development, “We want our users to be able to access YouSendIt wherever they need it. With Kyocera’s AccuSender, users now have an easy platform to send your large files securely directly from scanning.

AccuSender offers a range of features critical to the safe, accurate, and convenient distribution of documents. It offers the ability to e-mail large documents without server file size limitations, password protection to ensure document security, barcode routing sheets simplify the sending of documents to multiple destinations, and confirmation to ensure document delivery. It also includes document stamping (including Bates stamping), convenient cover pages, and to protect critical information, document retention, storage, and destruction.

In addition, the AccuSender application and its robust capabilities is ideal for meeting specialized vertical workflow needs within the enterprise, finance and legal sectors.

For more information on Kyocera’s AccuSender and other business applications, or to find the nearest dealer, please visit: http://usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

Pricing and Availability
AccuSender is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $289.00. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

About YouSendIt
Founded in 2004, YouSendIt was working in the cloud before the term was even coined. At first, the service was a simple way to send the large attachments that email couldn’t process, but has since grown to become a robust suite of online file storage and management capabilities. Today, the company serves 40 million registered users across 193 countries and 98 percent of the Fortune 500. Aside from offering professionals an easy-to-use collaboration solution, YouSendIt’s renowned reliability, untouched data security and endless innovation make it the go-to solution for businesses, big and small.

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Kyocera’s Ecosys economic and green credentials validated in recent BLI product test

21 March 2013
Kyocera Document Solutions, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, is delighted to announce independent testing results demonstrating that the FS-4300DN has by far the lowest waste and lowest running costs of the printers tested. The latest results were generated by Buyers’ Laboratory (BLI), the imaging industry’s leading independent authority and provider of competitive intelligence, testing and reviews.

KYOCERA commissioned BLI to evaluate the latest innovation of Ecosys products which print up to 500,000 pages without changing the maintenance kit, to see how it stacked up against the competitors. Key criteria were the top priorities for business customers – reliability, total cost of ownership and waste. BLI put 4 printers through their paces: the Kyocera FS-4300DN, the HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M603dn, the Samsung ML-6510ND and the Lexmark T654dn. In total, 500,000 pages were printed per printer at a rate of 250,000 per month over two months with 50% single-sided prints and 50% duplex. The Kyocera product consistently outperformed the others.

 
Savings all round 

Kyocera is known for its reliable products and the latest results confirm this yet again. Kyocera performed amongst the best in this category. “Kyocera is a company that practices what it preaches. We knew the Kyocera FS-4300DN has outstanding reliability, having won the Pick of the Year award and this latest test shows that it is truly an all-round product,” said David Sweetnam, Head of Research and Lab Services, BLI.

 
TCO Overview
In the test Kyocera proofed the lowest cost of ownership (TCO)

At only 2,655GBP for 500,000 pages, Kyocera’s total cost of ownership was shown to be around half that of the nearest competitor and only 43% of the worst performing product. The results show that the larger the print volume, the greater the savings; meaning that all customers can see a positive impact on their bottom line.

In the waste category, Kyocera’s Ecosys environmental credentials were proven with the FS-4300DN generating only about 5kg of waste, an amazing 85.5% less than the Samsung, 83.9% less than the HP and 77.4% less than the Lexmark. Environmental sustainability has been one of the underlying principles of the Kyocera Group’s corporate philosophy since its foundation in 1959, so this reflects positively on Kyocera’s commitment to reducing impact on the environment. 

“We are delighted with our strong performance in this independent, comparative test. Our Ecosys technology goes from strength to strength and our new generation of printers, including the FS-4300DN, continue to meet our environmental sustainability targets” said Berthold Hurtz, Product Manager at Kyocera Document Solutions Europe, “Ecosys is a key part of product development and it is gratifying to see we continue to out-perform our competitors when it comes to lowering running costs and reducing waste.”

To view the full test click here

 
About Buyers Laboratory Inc. 

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For more than 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s Web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for more than 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

 
About Kyocera Document Solutions Europe B.V. 

Kyocera Document Solutions is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its range of products and services includes Ecosys printers, reliable multifunctional systems, high-quality consumables, a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and Managed Document Services (MDS). Kyocera Document Solutions provides innovative products built on a foundation of long-life components. Its customers benefit from low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. Its solutions portfolio and Managed Document Services division help customers to reduce costs and environmental impact at the same time as improving the efficiency and reliability of common business processes. For further information, visit: www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.eu. 

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2009. Ranked no. 604 on Forbes magazine’s 2011 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, Kyocera is a leading manufacturer of high-tech ceramics, electronic components, solar cells and electronic office equipment. Kyocera’s long-term growth strategy is to focus on business that supports telecommunications, information processing, environmental protection and the preservation of quality of life.

 
 

 


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ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.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 Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is 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 Mita 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. Kyocera employs more than 71,600 peple worldwide as of MArch 31, 2014.