Kyocera WINS Four Buyers Lab 2011 Summer ‘Pick'’ Awards

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.