Phenomenal Reliability & Performance Earn Kyocera Seven BLI 2018 Winter Picks Honors
The TASKalfa 8002i MFP, the ECOSYS M2640idw multifunctional printer, and others rate 10-out-of-10 for reliability in continuous 2-month testing.
FAIRFIELD, N.J. – February 21, 2018 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that seven of their black and white devices were named 2018 Winter Picks by Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab, each earning their place on BLI’s Highly Recommended and Reliability Certified lists. Those devices include five TASKalfa MFPs: the 8002i, 7002i, 6002i, 5002i, 4002i, as well the ECOSYS P2040dw printer and the ECOSYS M2640idw multifunctional printer.
MFPs Score Perfect 10s for Reliability
BLI, known for their extremely high standards, subjected the five MFPs to intense and rigorous testing. Specifically, the TASKalfa 8002i and the TASKalfa 7002i were required to make 450,000 impressions in a continuous 2-month test run. The results: each experienced only a single misfeed during that extended time frame. Even more impressive, the remaining three MFPs were required to produce 225,000 impressions, experiencing zero misfeeds among them.
All told, the five MFPs produced 675,000 impressions, with 1 misfeed and 0 service calls. Such remarkable results scored BLI’s highest reliability rating: 10 out of 10.
“Reliability is extremely important to our customers, so it’s extremely important to us as well. This is a wonderful affirmation of our efforts in that regard,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Plus, our Kyocera patented drum technology means these devices are not only reliable, but also ecological and economical.”
Luxury Performance, Workhorse Power
BLI’s George Mikolay, Associate Director, Copiers/Production, was particularly impressed with the value these MFPs represent. “Kyocera’s Pick winners proved to be stellar players from which mid- to large-size businesses will certainly benefit,” said Mikolay. “Outstanding reliability, high quality, and fast speeds coupled with smooth integration with various productivity-enhancing, cost-saving, and security-boosting solutions… all at a lower-than-average price, make them an outstanding value proposition.”
Printer Performance: “Exceptional”
The two printer entries achieved equally impressive results, being recognized as outstanding performers in the small workgroup category.“Robust and reliable, the KYOCERA ECOSYS P2040dw and ECOSYS M2640idw are compact, affordable, and gave an exceptional overall performance,” said Tony Maceri, Senior Test Technician for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “And with excellent reliability and simple maintenance procedures, users can expect minimal downtime.”
With all seven devices offering standard wireless and Wi-Fi-Direct capabilities, higher than average paper capacity, and a low SRP for the features offered, these devices would be an asset to any small to mid-size workgroup.
Pricing and Availability
These products are available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices as follows:
TASKalfa 8002i $29,090.00
TASKalfa 7002i $22,900.00
TASKalfa 6002i $11,228.00
TASKalfa 5002i $9,545.00
TASKalfa 4002i $8,292.00
ECOSYS M2640idw $1,567.00
ECOSYS P2040dw $654.00
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ABOUT BUYERS LAB PICK AWARDS
Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards, as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes our lab test earns Buyers Lab’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and our Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.
ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA
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 received numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability, and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation's consolidated net revenues were approximately $13 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2017.