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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.

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 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.

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.