KYOCERA MITA America Launches TASKalfa Black & White Multifunctional Product Series Combining Performance and Ease of Use that Todays Businesses Demand
The TASKalfa 820 and TASKalfa 620 Deliver Industry-leading Performance, Ultra-Reliability, and Value to Black & White Printing, Copying and Scanning
Fairfield, N.J. – April 21, 2009 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the expansion of its flagship TASKalfa series with the launch of two black & white, multifunctional products: the TASKalfa 820 (82 pages-per-minute) and TASKalfa 620 (62 ppm).
Combining the best of engineering with the needs of high-volume workgroups and enterprises, the TASKalfa 820/620 offer crisp 600 dpi image quality with fast and efficient print, copy and scan functionality – all in a sleek black and silver exterior design. Built upon the success of Kyocera’s TASKalfa 500ci series of color MFPs, the TASKalfa 820/620 is designed to offer unparalleled performance and ease of use, two important TASKalfa hallmarks that make people feel that their document imaging task is the most important task.
Based on the same engine technology that successfully completed an unprecedented 2.5 million page extended term reliability test*, these new models utilize the company’s patented Amorphous Silicon (ASi) drum technology delivering rated yields of 4.8 million pages for the TASKalfa 820, and 3.6 million pages for the TASKalfa 620. In addition, the TASKalfa 820/620 deliver more business “uptime” through an industry leading 500,000 page preventive maintenance (PM) schedule. This incredible PM cycle creates longer intervals of time between required service visits and helps minimize maintenance costs for end-users.
“As organizations seek to control costs and optimize their return on investment, the TASKalfa 820 and TASKalfa 620 offer ultra-reliable performance that simplifies any businesses day to day activities,” said William Cassidy, associate director, Product and Solutions Marketing, Kyocera Mita America. “Whether printing, copying or scanning, the TASKalfa series is built to enhance the end-user experience with every job.”
Power, Performance and Flexibility Features
From an intuitive, large touch screen panel, end-users can easily navigate the functionality and options of the TASKalfa 820/620 multifunctional system.
Both models offer dual 525 sheet adjustable paper drawers, dual 1,500 sheet letter decks and a 100 sheet multi-purpose tray for a robust standard paper capacity of 4,150 sheets. For increased paper-usage, the TASKalfa 820/620 can be configured with the choice of two 4,000 sheet large capacity trays to increase paper capacity to 8,150 sheets.
Designed to address a variety of configuration needs, the TASKalfa 820/620 offers an optional 4,000 sheet large capacity trays for letter sized sheets and a 4,000 sheet large capacity tray that is adjustable for letter, legal or ledger sized sheets.
To ensure fast scanning and copying performance, both models use a 260 sheet dual scan document processor that operates at speeds up to 100 images-per-minute (ipm) for quick processing of multiple paper sizes and mixed originals. The TASKalfa 820/620 offers optional scan to e-mail, scan to folder and scan to FTP capabilities. The solution set also offers variable 200 to 600 dpi resolution and can support both PDF and TIFF file formats.
For an enterprise with complex finishing needs, the TASKalfa 820/620 offers multi-position stapling and hole-punch. The ability to create saddle-stitched booklets from either the desktop or hardcopy originals is available with an optional booklet folder.
Businesses seeking an enhanced sorting capability can utilize an optional five-bin multi-tray for a 3,000 sheet finisher, with 13 lb Bond to 90 lb Index, which allows multiple users to easily separate finished documents into a designated tray for seamless operations. The finisher can support letter to ledger sized sheets. A booklet folder for a 3,000 sheet finisher for folding up to 16 sheets for letter, legal or ledger sized booklets with 16 lb Bond to 110 lb Index is also optional.
Maximize Security and Performance with Kyocera Solutions
The TASKalfa 820/620 offers cross-platform compatibility, connecting to virtually any environment including Windows®, Mac and Linux, with the drivers, tools, utilities and software options to optimize workflow and help guarantee performance in any business.
The TASKalfa 820/620 comes standard with Kyocera’s KX Driver, PDF Direct Print and PRESCRIBE Solution for on-demand black and white document creation and output; advanced document workflow solutions such as KYOcapture and KYOcapture Express which integrate with many of the industry’s leading document management systems, including SentryFile, LaserFishe, Documentum, and Microsoft SharePoint; and flexible network and device management tools such as KMnet Viewer and PrintQ Manager.
For organizations concerned about securing their data, Kyocera offers a variety of options, including an IPv6-compliant network interface, a Data Security Kit for hard disk drive overwrite, and Secure Print and Virtual Mailbox, which are password protected document security measures. A security watermark is also available to deter unauthorized reproduction of documents.
Pricing and Availability
The TASKalfa 820 and TASKalfa 620 are available today through authorized Kyocera Mita dealers at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $26,820 and $19,500 respectively. To find the nearest dealer, or for more information, please visit Kyocera’s web site: www.kyoceramita.com/us.
* Kyocera Mita America’s KM-8030 – 80 page per minute multifunctional product (MFP), was awarded a Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) certification for its ability to flawlessly complete 2.5 million impressions in an Extended-Term Reliability Test. The evaluation was administered by BLI, a leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the imaging industry.
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 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 year ending on March 31, 2008.