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KYOCERA MITA America Powers Business Innovation with Latest TASKalfa Series of Color and Black & White Multifunctional Systems

Vibrant Image Quality; Ultra-Reliability; Superior Performance; and Proven Productivity; All Hallmarks of Kyocera’s 11 New Color and Black & White TASKalfa MFPs

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – May 16, 2011 – Building on the success of its flagship TASKalfa multifunctional product (MFP) series, Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, strengthened its award-winning lineup, today, with the introduction of 11 new color and black & white TASKalfa multifunctional products (MFPs). The newly designed TASKalfa MFPs are built to transform document workflow and management to maximize document efficiency through a common technology, common design, easy to use features and compatibility with critical business applications.

The new series of TASKalfa MFPs delivers innovation for your office through power, performance, quality and ultra-reliability in 11 new models, including six new color MFPs: the TASKalfa 7550ci (70 pages per minute [ppm] color/75 ppm black); TASKalfa 6550ci (65 ppm color/65 ppm black); TASKalfa 5550ci (50 ppm color/55 ppm black); TASKalfa 4550ci (45 ppm color/45 ppm black); TASKalfa 3550ci (35 ppm color/35 ppm black); and the TASKalfa 3050ci (30 ppm color/30 ppm black). In addition, there are five new black & white MFPs: the TASKalfa 8000i (80 ppm black); TASKalfa 6500i (65 ppm black); TASKalfa 5500i (55 ppm black); TASKalfa 4500i (45 ppm black); and the TASKalfa 3500i (35 ppm black).

Among the new MFPs launching today, the TASKalfa 5550ci Color MFP has achieved “Reliability Certified” and “Highly Recommended” ratings for efficiency and reliability from Buyers Laboratory, Inc. Visit for more details on this achievement and recognition.

“Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs are designed to meet evolving business needs, putting the end user in command of their business by increasing office productivity and efficiency,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product Marketing for Kyocera Mita America. “This new lineup of TASKalfa MFPs is designed for ease of use, integrating a common design and technology across all new products. Our TASKalfa MFPs continue to raise the bar, delivering superior value, ultra-reliability, vibrant print quality and low total cost of ownership that is expected from Kyocera.”

TASKalfa Delivers Quality, Productivity and Performance
Each new TASKalfa MFP is engineered to give businesses optimum performance and maximum uptime; built with common technology, common design and common accessories. Kyocera’s award-winning technology puts the end user further in control of their business by improving ease of use and productivity. Keeping with Kyocera’s imaging technology standards, the new TASKalfa MFPs feature vibrant color and crisp black & white printing, color scanning and copying, and optional Super G3 fax/network fax and dual fax for high-speed document delivery. Other features include:


  • Innovative engineering delivers common technology, common design, and common accessories for ease of use at every level
  • Up to 7,650 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
  • 12 x 47 inch banner printing on all new TASKalfa color MFPs
  • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology, with maximum business “uptime” through an impressive 600,000 page preventive maintenance schedule for each new MFP.
  • A wide range of advanced finishing options, including hole punch, off-line staple, booklet and tri-fold 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 160GB hard drive, with processing speed of up to 800MHz for high speed MFPs and up to 600MHz for mid-range MFPs
  • Optional embedded EFI Fiery® Controller for the TASKalfa 7550ci series and 5550ci series of color MFPs will be made available in the second half of 2011.

Business Applications to Maximize Productivity
Kyocera allows users to choose from a suite of Kyocera-developed and third-party business applications, powered by Kyocera’s HyPAS (a powerful and scalable software application platform). Below is a short selection of a number of applications available from Kyocera for the TASKalfa 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 new 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 TASKalfa MFPs for full fax server integration.

Additionally, using 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.

Kyocera’s Card Authentication solution gives 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.

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 share folders on the network.

Pricing and Availability
The TASKalfa 7550ci series and 5550ci series of color MFPs, and the TASKalfa 8000i series and 5500ci series of monochrome MFPs are available through authorized Kyocera Mita dealers.

TASKalfa 7550ci: $39,545.00
TASKalfa 6550ci: $32,954.00
TASKalfa 5550ci: $20,325.00
TASKalfa 4550ci: $15,876.00
TASKalfa 3550ci: $13,758.00
TASKalfa 3050ci $10,756.00
TASKalfa 8000i: $29,090.00
TASKalfa 6500i: $22,900.00
TASKalfa 5500i: $11,228.00
TASKalfa 4500i: $9,545.00
TASKalfa 3500i: $8,292.00

To find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera Mita America’s dealer locator at:

Kyocera Mita 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 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 $15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2011.