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. The TASKalfa 406ci added to its already considerable accolades, taking home the “Pick” award for Outstanding Colour MFP for Mid-Size to Large Work-groups.
ECOSYS Printers Ace Reliability Tests
In the business printer category, reliability is consistently ranked among the most important factors, and arguably the greatest competitive differentiation. 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.
Both printers “proved to be highly reliable,”and 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 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 honours, including BLI’s “Highly Recommended” rating. BLI’s latest assessment focused on suitability for one of its primary user bases. It ultimately named the 406ci as the “Outstanding Colour MFP for Mid-Size and also for Large Work groups. The 406ci also offers the full functionality of an A3 copier in a more compact footprint and at a much lower cost,
Several of its key features were noted, including a 7” full-colour tablet-like control panel. Strong scanning capabilities and also Kyocera’s open platform, HyPAS, which enables the TASKalfa 406ci to run a more robust portfolio of business applications. These include PinPoint Scan, DMConnect, DocuWare Connector, Teaching Assistant and many more. BLI was also impressed by the Tiered Colour System pricing, which allows organisations to pay for the actual amount of colour used, instead of full price for spot colour.
“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.”
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