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The document imaging industry continues to push forward with new technologies, and Kyocera Mita is leading the charge in enabling next-generation network, wireless and software solutions which migrate perfectly into Kyocera Mita's line of digital products.

Our goal is to become a strategic partner of superior digital imaging devices and also a valued resource for your business and solution needs. The ability to provide customers with a greater level of product integration and performance, coupled with a low total cost of ownership and IT friendly application solutions, such as wireless capabilities, are key differentiators and critical to our success.

Let us introduce Kyocera Mita, our product solutions and industry perspectives, with the hope that you will view Kyocera Mita as a valuable resource...............


KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. is a leading provider of document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready MFPs, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, and wide format imaging solutions. Our goal is to improve the document management processes of customers and make people's jobs easier through a high-performance, end-to-end digital imaging product line. In addition, Kyocera has pioneered the development of business applications that set the standard in document workflow customization.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America is a group company of Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues totaled $14.1 billion during the year ended March 31, 2014. Kyocera employs more than 71,600 people worldwide (As of March 31, 2014).

 

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January 17, 2018: 2018 Industry Forecast Manufacturers Look to the Year Ahead

Compiled by: Brent Hoskins, Office Technology Magazine

January 17, 2018 - What will be the greatest opportunities in the new year? To find the answers, Office Technology magazine asked 11 MFP and printer manufacturers to share their expectations for 2018. Perhaps the insight shared will help you better position your dealership for success.

Each of the contributors was asked to address the following questions in essay form: What do you believe will be the greatest market and product opportunities for dealers in 2018? What are the best sales and marketing strategies for dealerships in pursuing these opportunities? What will be the most significant challenges dealers will face in 2018 and how can they best address them? What notable changes in demand/needs/expectations do you anticipate from end users in 2018? What do you see as the characteristics of the office technology dealership that is best positioned for success in 2018? Following are their responses.

The forecast for 2018 comes down to one thing.

It isn’t a buzzword. It isn’t cloud or mobile or apps or green or cybersecurity. It isn’t even a piece of technology. But it will be a focus for anyone selling the technology — the spectacular technology — our industry produces.

In 2018, success in document imaging will be driven by one thing: relationships. Success will be driven by both dealer/customer relationships and manufacturer/dealer relationships, and the strongest relationships will win. Technology continues to be the backbone of our industry — hardware primarily and software increasingly. We are technology companies. It’s what we sell, earning billions of dollars every year. For many years, our value to our customers was simply the technology itself. And every year it got faster, more reliable, and with more functions and features.

But that’s not how it works anymore. The value we provide is no longer the technology itself; it’s how that technology improves our customers’ businesses. Selling now means explaining how technology helps companies run more efficiently, how it simplifies everyday tasks and how the cost to customers is more than offset by the contribution to their bottom lines.

Yes, it is amazing that an MFP can be used to access a cloud-based CMS, retrieve a document and then send it directly to an iPhone anywhere in the world. But if your customer doesn’t understand how that particular capability will help its business, you won’t make a sale. And if that customer doesn’t believe that you know how its business works, and how to make it run better, you won’t make a sale.

It isn’t easy. Expertise in document- and data-related business processes takes time. Insight into a client’s specific business process takes discussions, and ongoing dialogue with multiple stakeholders and different departments. It takes time. In other words, the expertise your customers now require can only be achieved through deep, consultative relationships — trusted advisor relationships. The reward? The best, longest-lasting, most profitable sales opportunities.

This new reality will create significant challenges and enormous opportunities for individuals and organizations in our industry. It really depends on the mindset. For those willing to dig in, those determined to learn about their customers’ operational needs and issues, and those willing to embrace the idea that the sale is always ongoing, 2018 is going to be extremely rewarding.

"Success will be driven by both dealer/customer relationships andmanufacturer/dealer relationships, and the strongest relationships will win."

And what about manufacturers? What is our role? Is our responsibility simply to continue to develop innovation after innovation, to relentlessly improve every aspect of companies’ document and data infrastructures?

Absolutely. But that’s not all. In 2018, our success will also hinge on (you guessed it) relationships. As with the dealer/customer relationship, the manufacturer/dealer relationship will not just be about supplying technology, but about improving businesses — our dealers’ businesses. That will mean providing training opportunities in solutions selling, access to industry experts and whatever resources dealers need to serve as trusted advisors to their customers. At Kyocera, this kind of support continues to be our top priority.

In 2018, the document imaging industry will once again produce technology that enables businesses to run more productively, more efficiently and more profitably. And the dealerships that have the most trusted advisory relationships with their customers will sell more of it than ever before.

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December 12, 2017: Kyocera’s New Devices Featuring SMARTech: Perfect-Fit Starter MFPs for Small Business

Four new multifunctional devices print up to 11” x 17” output, a huge advantage in offices looking for big capabilities, a smaller footprint, and low Total Cost of Ownership.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – December 12, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced four new ECOSYS MFPs designed for workgroups and smaller offices looking for superior functionality in a smaller footprint. The ECOSYS M8130cidn and ECOSYS M8124cidn print in brilliant color, while the ECOSYS M4132idn and ECOSYS M4125idn feature crisp black and white.

The Right Fit
“The beauty of these devices is where they fit in our full line-up,” says Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “They’re the perfect upgrade for offices that can no longer get by with basic desktop printers – offices that need more functionality and more printing options, but don’t have unlimited floor space. These ECOSYS MFPs are the answer.”

They’re also a great fit for most budgets, offering a competitively low Total Cost of Ownership, a benefit for businesses of every size.

Multi-Functional & Mobile-Capable
The demands of today’s digital workflow grow more sophisticated by the minute. Even small- to medium-sized businesses are expected to process, manage and share data and documents in all its forms, often communicating with the network wirelessly from laptops and smart devices.
These ECOSYS MFPs are up to the challenge, providing print, copy, scan, and optional fax with the following benefits:

· Scalable Paper Handling – The 11”x17” handling capability of these devices will be a major advantage to offices previously limited to letter and legal size maximums of most desktop models.

· Mobility – For a workforce on the go, these devices can be customized with mobile print and scan capabilities, as well as Near Field Communication (NFC) printing from smart devices.

· Speed – The ECOSYS M8130cidn color MFP offers a print speed of up to 30 PPM, with the ECOSYS M4132idn black and white device at 32 ppm.

· Advanced options – Both the ECOSYS M8130cidn and ECOSYS M4132idn feature a 7” color touch screen with intuitive navigation and operation, a 500-sheet optional advanced finisher, and up to 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution (ECOSYS M8130cidn Series).

SMARTech Keeps Maintenance Time Low
Time spent on maintenance is a concern for every office – whether its routine scheduled maintenance, or unexpected interruptions requiring hardware replacement. That’s why these MFPs feature Kyocera’s Simple Management & Replacement Technology, or SMARTech, a modular design concept for easy-to-perform maintenance and service carried out by an Authorized Kyocera Reseller, or in some instances, even the end-users themselves. SMARTech reduces many maintenance tasks to a few quick, simple steps, keeping downtime to a minimum.

Pricing and Availability
The ECOSYS M8130cidn Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $8,259 for the ECOSYS M8130cidn and $7,149 for the ECOSYS M8124cidn. The ECOSYS M4132idn Series is priced at $5,879 for the ECOSYS M4132idn and $4,723 for the ECOSYS M4125idn. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at https://usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com


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November 01, 2017
Japan

KYOCERA Wins 4th Consecutive Good Design Award for Multifunctional Products: Two new A3 MFPs recognized for exceptional design, usability and ease of maintenance

Osaka, Japan - November 1, 2017 - Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. (President: Norihiko Ina), one of the world's leading manufacturers of document imaging solutions and document management systems, is pleased to announce that its new A3 multifunctional products (MFPs)*1, the ECOSYS M8130cidn and ECOSYS M4132idn have won the Good Design Award 2017 hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion (JDP), a public interest incorporated foundation.

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Replete with excellent attention to detail, including not only the appearance but also the design of the inside of the machine, these MFPs feature easy maintenance. The products won the award in recognition of their ease of maintenance realized through the unitization of all maintenance related functional components, and also in recognition of their excellent maintenance support system in combination with a preventive maintenance system achieved through remote control using cloud computing.

The MFPs require no special tools for maintenance as the necessary parts can be removed and returned easily. Focusing on usability, the products demonstrate ingenuity in the shapes and colors of parts to be handled, and also boasts high visibility achieved through labeling and the allocation of symbols. In addition, the MFPs are compatible with Wi-Fi Direct and NFC*2 as a standard feature in order to ensure that cloud services and mobile devices, both of which are frequently used for business purposes today, can also be used conveniently. By reinforcing IT features, this product enhances the possibility of improving document workflow.

Furthermore, the products' compact body (590 mm wide x 590 mm deep) has a design that makes the machine look sleek from any angle, even from the back. Consequently, the product can be installed not only against a wall, but also beside a desk or in the center of an office, expanding office layout possibilities.

Encouraged by receiving this award, Kyocera will continue to develop products with close attention not only to performance, but also to design and usability, thereby helping to establish an environment in which customers can engage in document work even more comfortably.

  • *1Release dates vary according to the country.
  • *2NFC (Near-Field Communication): Data communication is established between two electronic devices simply by bringing one of them within 10cm of the other.

About Good Design Award

The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design-promotion system that picks good design out of a variety of unfolding phenomena, and aims to enrich our lives, industries, and society as a whole by highlighting and celebrating these works. It is hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation. Recipients of a Good Design Award are granted use of the G Mark symbol, which has been an emblem of good design for over half a century.

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2017: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES GLOBAL GARTNER EVENT SPONSORSHIP

 

Osaka, Japan - 25 September, 2017- Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. (President : Norihiko Ina) today announced a major sponsorship deal with Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, the world’s gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives.

Kyocera will have a prominent presence at five events, held in United States, Brazil, Australia, Spain, and India, showcasing its cutting-edge portfolio of customer-oriented solutions including Enterprise Content Management (ECM*1) solutions designed to resolve business challenges in workflow efficiency, productivity, security, and cost-effective processes in the digital era.

Through a combination of exhibitions, workshops, and speaking sessions, Kyocera aims to highlight the pressing trends currently facing the document solutions industry, and demonstrate how the company’s expanding and diversifying portfolio will ensure that CIOs and IT decision makers can cope with modern business demands.

Kyocera is one of the major contributors to innovation and advancement in the IT industry, which makes the organization’s involvement with Gartner Symposium/ITxpo an ideal partnership. The events bring together the industry’s foremost leaders and analysts, and through this sponsorship Kyocera look forward to sharing this innovative portfolio that will help businesses adapt and evolve for the future.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, the world's gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives, will be sequentially held in eight countries*2 around the world.

*1 ECM is an abbreviation of Enterprise Content Management, and refers to a company's data integration, efficient management, and workflow automation solutions.

*2 In 2017, the events are held in Dubai, South Africa, US, Brazil, Australia, Spain Japan and India, and have already been held in Dubai and South Africa.

About The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

The Gartner Symposium is the world's important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives, providing a strategic view on the trends that shape IT and business.

Place (Country)

Date

Orlando, Florida, USA

Oct.1 (Sun.) - 5 (Thu.), 2017

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Oct.23 (Mon.) - 26 (Thu.), 2017

Gold Coast, Australia

Oct.30 (Mon.) - Nov.2 (Thu.), 2017

Barcelona, Spain

Nov.5 (Sun.) - 9 (Thu.), 2017

Goa, India

Nov.13 (Mon) - 16 (Thu.), 2017

Exhibition in 2016 (From left: Orlando, Florida, US / Gold Coast, Australia / Goa, India)


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August 2, 2017: One of World’s Leading Document Solutions Companies Acquires North America’s Leading Provider of Business Process Solutions 

Businesses of all sizes expected to benefit from combined expertise, greater resources of DataBank and KYOCERA Document Solutions America.

King of Prussia, PA and Fairfield, NJ – August 2, 2017– KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the acquisition of DataBank IMX. This acquisition represents an extension of the successful alliance between KYOCERA and DataBank, formed in 2016.  DataBank is the single largest North American reseller of Hyland OnBase, an award-winning global enterprise content management (ECM) solution platform.

For both firms, joining forces represents a significant leap forward in capabilities, bringing together an award-winning business process solutions provider and a global total document solutions provider. Together, they have the financial power to further their investment in the expansion of custom services and advanced document workflow scanning and printing solutions; offering customers a new level of consultative expertise in simplifying complex workflows, managing mission-critical information, and optimizing business performance. In addition, the direct integration of their collective offerings provide a true end-to-end total solutions approach; the net result is the ability to better serve their valued customers.

“Coming together with Kyocera is a tremendous opportunity for our existing and prospective customers,” said Chuck Bauer, CEO at DataBank. “The acquisition will enable us to offer innovative new solutions and services tailored to rapidly changing market needs.”

DataBank is the country’s premier provider of business process automation solutions, with offices across the United States. Since 1991, the company has helped organizations maximize productivity and reduce operational costs by streamlining document, data and workflow business processes. The new relationship with Kyocera will open new service opportunities for DataBank.

As a global leader in document imaging and workflow technology, Kyocera provides an extraordinary range of document imaging hardware, software solutions, and related services. The acquisition of DataBank builds on the company’s expertise in data beyond the document, further supporting its capabilities as a true Total Document Solutions (TDS) provider.

“DataBank has already proven to be an outstanding partner,” explained Yukio Ikeda, President and CEO of KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “We’ve confirmed that not only are we truly complementary partners on a product and service level, but also that we share the same passion and commitment to our customers.  As a combined entity, we can accelerate our own growth as we collaborate on developing new ways to help our customers thrive.”

The business optimization products and solutions created by the acquisition are available to companies and organizations throughout North America. These services are offered through DataBank’s nationwide team of BPI specialists, through Kyocera’s national network of Authorized Resellers, as well as through Kyocera’s Direct Sales Organization, and its Enterprise, Strategic, & National Accounts Division.

To learn more about Kyocera and DataBank, and the many new business process solutions and services provided, please visit https://usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

ABOUT DATABANK

DataBank (www.DataBankIMX.com), simplifies your business processes to help you meet your organization’s objectives – reducing costs, saving time, and increasing productivity each step of the way. Our scalable offerings range from document scanning, data capture solutions, enterprise content management software, business process outsourcing, staff augmentation, and workflow design and implementation. These highly configurable, ‘a la carte’ solutions can be out-of-the-box for hassle-free deployment, customized to address unique business needs, or completely managed by our team of experts, allowing you to focus on your core business.

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS, INC & KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is recognized worldwide for its broad portfolio of award-winning document imaging and workflow solutions. These advanced devices are renowned for unique, long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability, less waste and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Complementing Kyocera’s hardware portfolio is a full suite of versatile business applications software and professional consultative services. The synergy between Kyocera hardware and software unleashes the full potential within every deployment, enabling customers to transform document workflows into seamless processes that build efficient, productive workgroups.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (https://usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com), is the North, Central and South American headquarters located in Fairfield, N.J. They are a group company of KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc.

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7 Kyocera Devices Earn "Outstanding" Reviews in the BLI Summer 2017 Pick Awards

 


Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab experts cite seamless integration, high-quality output, mobile connectivity, and more.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 25, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that seven devices have received the prestigious BLI Summer 2017 Pick Awards from Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab.

·         TASKalfa 8052ci Color MFP
·         TASKalfa 7052ci Color MFP
·         TASKalfa 5052ci Color MFP
·         TASKalfa 4052ci Color MFP
·         TASKalfa 3552ci Color MFP
·         TASKalfa 2552ci Color MFP
·         ECOSYS P3055dn Black & White Printer

Across the board, these devices were recognized as outstanding for a wide variety of benefits and features: professional performance, high-quality output, extreme reliability, and excellent value, each a Kyocera hallmark.

The categories chosen by BLI for their importance to the end-user.

“Kyocera’s Summer 2017 Pick winners proved to be true workhorses, with exceptional reliability,” said George Mikolay, Associate Director of A3/Production for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “The devices have robust feature sets, very good usability, and seamless integration with business software and applications, all at lower than average price points, making them a strong value proposition.”

Maximum Uptime

Kyocera’s leadership in reliability is well established. The company’s long-life a-Si (amorphous silicon) drums are among the industry’s most durable. During the 2017 Summer Picks 6-month evaluation period, the TASKalfa 8052ci produced 400,000 impressions and 40,000 scans, with no misfeeds recorded and no service required.

Mobile Connectivity, Seamless Integration

Other areas of scrutiny in the BLI 2017 Summer Picks were mobile support, and seamless integration with embedded applications – areas crucial to today’s users, and categories in which the Kyocera devices also excelled.

“Through Kyocera’s HyPAS platform, businesses can leverage embedded and integrated solutions to reduce costs and boost security and user productivity,” said Mikolay.

The devices also support mobile printing via Wi-Fi Connect, NFC, Apple AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, and KYOCERA Mobile Print to accommodate on-the-go and BYOD-centric workers. 

Small Workgroups to Large Workgroups

The seven award-winning Kyocera color devices offer excellent value, providing professional output designed to meet the needs of companies in any industry. From small workgroups that require versatility, to marketing-focused groups that demand high-resolution and brilliant color, to larger document-intensive environments that need speed and reliability, these Kyocera color MFPs and ECOSYS printers exceed expectations.

Pricing and Availability

TASKalfa MFPs and ECOSYS printers are available through authorized Kyocera dealers at a range of price points depending on model. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at https://usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

ABOUT KEYPOINT INTELLIGENCE - BUYERS LAB

Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop shop for the digital imaging industry. With their unparalleled tools and unmatched depth of knowledge, they cut through the noise of data to offer clients the unbiased insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales.

For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource. In a landscape that’s every evolving, they change with it.

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 their lab test earns Buyers Lab’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and their Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.

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Seven KYOCERA Products Awarded "Summer 2017 Pick" from BLI

July 20, 2017
Japan

Osaka, Japan - July 20, 2017 - Seven Kyocera products have been awarded coveted "Summer 2017 Pick" commendations from Buyers Lab (BLI), one of the world's foremost printing product testing providers, Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. announced today.

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BLI, the world-renowned testing body which conducts in-depth, unbiased research into the document imaging industry, named both color and monochrome products as outstanding products by BLI in their Summer Pick awards 2017, with Kyocera's color MFP models (TASKalfa 2552ci, 3552ci, 4052ci, 5052ci, 7052ci and 8052ci) and monochrome printer, ECOSYS P3055dn, all achieving recognition. The prizes acknowledge the hardware and software offerings that measure up as the best in their respective categories, following rigorous lab testing.

BLI were also quick to acknowledge Kyocera's products for their high reliability and value propositions.

"Kyocera's Summer 2017 Pick winners proved to be true workhorses, with exceptional reliability," said George Mikolay, Associate Director of A3/Production at BLI. "On top of that, the devices have robust feature sets, very good usability, and seamless integration with business software and applications, making them a strong value proposition."

Category Model Summer Pick
MFP TASKalfa 2552ci Outstanding 25-ppm Color Copier MFP
TASKalfa 3552ci Outstanding 35-ppm Color Copier MFP
TASKalfa 4052ci Outstanding 40-ppm Color Copier MFP
TASKalfa 5052ci Outstanding 50-ppm Color Copier MFP
TASKalfa 7052ci Outstanding 65- to 70-ppm Color Copier MFP
TASKalfa 8052ci Outstanding 70- to 80-ppm Color Copier MFP
Printer ECOSYS P3055dn Outstanding Printer for Large Workgroups
  • *The availability of the products differs by each country or region.

About Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab

Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop shop for the digital imaging industry. With unparalleled tools and unmatched depth of knowledge, BLI cuts through the noise of data to offer clients the unbiased insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales.

For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry's resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource.

About Buyers Lab Pick Awards

Buyers Lab (BLI) 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.


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June 20, 2017
Even Better Performance. Even More Capabilities. Even Less Impact on the Environment.

New top-of-the-line, high-capacity color printer from KYOCERA Document Solutions America features wide-ranging innovations for midsize workgroups. 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – June 20, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the ECOSYS P8060cdn, an exceptional high-capacity, print-only device ideal for midsize companies and workgroups.

The core print capabilities are outstanding: full 1200x1200 dpi, up to 60-ppm in black & white and 55-ppm in color, up to 12”x18” media support, with standard paper capacity of 1,150 sheets, expandable up to 7,150 sheets, with professional finishing capabilities.

“In terms of print functionality, the ECOSYS P8060cdn delivers everything our customers expect,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “However, that’s only the beginning.”


Mobile Print Capabilities, Security & Cost Control, 9” Color Touch-Screen Interface, and More

The ECOSYS P8060cdn comes with Wi-Fi Direct and NFC capabilities for Android mobile devices. The printer is HyPAS-enabled, ready to run KYOCERA Mobile PrintTM, Apple AirPrint®, and Google Cloud PrintTM, as well as Kyocera’s security and cost control business applications, including AccessLockTM and CentraQ Pro®. All capabilities are easily accessible through the 9” color touch-screen interface.

The ECOSYS P8060cdn features an innovative revolving toner system that simplifies mechanics and reduces energy requirements. The printer supports tiered-color billing, as well as Kyocera Fleet Services (KFS) – a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.


New Toner Technology: Superior Image Quality, More Environmentally Advanced

The brilliant 1200x1200 print resolution is further enhanced by Kyocera’s new toner technology. Colors are deeper and more vivid, blacks are sharper and more well-defined – especially thin-ruled lines and smaller characters.

The ECOSYS P8060cdn uses toner engineered with smaller particles, which require less heat to fuse them to the page, reducing energy consumption. There is an ingenious, environmentally friendly toner container replacement system in which empty black toner containers can be re-used as waste toner containers, which minimizes landfill waste – as does the Toner Locking System that ensures containers are completely empty before they are replaced.

“Kyocera has always offered some of the industry’s best high-performance print-only devices,” continued Cole. “With the ECOSYS P8060cdn, we’ve raised the bar once again.”

Pricing and Availability

The ECOSYS P8060cdn is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $6,188. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.


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April 25, 2017
Meeting the New Customer Needs: KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s Business & Technology Conference

Kyocera “Navigates for Success” in a Changing Industry

 

Las Vegas, NV – April 19, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, kicked off Fiscal Year ‘18 with its Business & Technology Conference, held this year at the spectacular Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The annual event gathered more than 1,000 dealer participants from across the Americas, global leadership from the parent company in Japan, a panel of industry experts, and many of Kyocera’s most important vendor partners. 

The conference’s theme of “Navigate Your Success” was Kyocera’s response to an industry in transition – as customers increasingly look for help managing not only their documents, but all forms of information needed to run their businesses. 

Kyocera leadership renewed their promise to be dealers’ “best partner for growth,” supporting them in more ways than ever before: enhanced service offerings, new technology, improved infrastructure and online tools, educational seminars, industry insights, and continued strong channel support. The three-day event coincided with the beginning of the KYOCERA Document Solutions’ new fiscal year, and began with President & CEO Mr. Yukio Ikeda reporting a sixth consecutive record-breaking year of sales for the Americas. “It is always an honor and a pleasure to celebrate great results,” Ikeda stated, before quickly turning to the company’s plans for the future: Total Document Solutions 2.0. 

Documents and Data 

“Documents will always be crucial to customers’ businesses, and therefore our business,” said Danielle Wolowitz, VP of Corporate Marketing. “But customers are thinking about more than just documents.” 

Through Total Document Solutions 2.0, KYOCERA Document Solutions America is increasingly supporting its dealers’ ability to service the evolving needs of their customers. The starting point is an expanded relationship for dealers with business process solutions provider, DataBank. The company’s alliance with DataBank was created to offer customers a new level of consultative expertise in simplifying complex workflows, and optimizing business performance. The company’s BPI capabilities and the soon-to-come IT Services offerings, specifically Workspace as a Service, are at the heart of the Total Document Solutions 2.0 (TDS 2.0) approach. 

Mr. Ikeda explained, “We provide the services our customers need. Documents are only part of their overall data needs.” 

Kyocera Fleet Services: Broadening the Scope 

Introduced last year, Kyocera Fleet Services is a real-time remote monitoring service that has been rolled out throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and South America. Kyocera announced integration with ECI’s e-Automate platform, enabling meter-reading capability of both Kyocera and other manufacturers’ devices, as well as an open API interface and remote address book editing. “It’s a win-win for dealers and customers alike,” said Terry Knopsnyder, Vice President Engineering at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. 

Online Access Easier than Ever 

A major overhaul to Kyocera’s online presence promises to make navigating the public website and channel-partner portals easier than ever. For dealers, the new KDACentral brings virtually all interaction to a single-log-in, easy-to-navigate portal. Dealers can access all marketing collateral and software downloads, or visit the Partner Commerce System with improved order entry and tracking. For customers, the public website has been redesigned as well, with new pages, new resources, and a whole new look. All new websites will go live in early May. 

Stronger Product Line, More Business Applications 

FY ‘17 saw Kyocera roll out a major upgrade to its product line, resulting in numerous awards and certifications from Buyers Lab, Better Buys, IDC, BTA, Cerner®, and Japan’s Good Design Award. The company continues to grow its industry-leading application library. KYOCERA Net Manager is a business application that integrates key management functions into a single, secure, server-based web app. Connector apps for Hyland AirBase and Hyland ShareBase add to Kyocera’s ability to integrate its devices seamlessly with leading document management software. The company announced further enhancements to some of its most popular applications, including PinPoint Scan™, AccuSender®, and the DMConnect family. 

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April 3, 2017
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Appoints New President 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 1, 2017 – Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the promotion of Mr. Norihiko Ina to President of parent company Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., joining Mr. Takashi Kuki, Vice Chairman, in executive management at the company’s headquarters in Osaka, Japan. Kyocera Document Solutions consists of five global regional headquarters, and over 85 individual sales companies. 

Mr. Ina joined Mita Industrial Company Ltd., which was later incorporated into the Kyocera Group, in April of 1987, and held several positions within sales and business strategy divisions in both Japan and Europe. In September 2011, Mr. Ina was named President of Kyocera Document Solutions America, and led the Americas through five years of record growth. In April 2016, Mr. Ina returned to Japan as Senior General Manager of the Corporate Sales Division of Kyocera Document Solutions. 

“Mr. Ina was recently named president of our parent company, Kyocera Document Solutions. This is great news for us. First, we know Mr. Ina very well through his time in the U.S. as an excellent leader. And also it’s very beneficial for us to have a president of our parent company who understands our market so well,” said Yukio Ikeda, President and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions America. “For me, this is one of many reasons to be excited about the future of our business.” 

In his new capacity as President of Kyocera Document Solutions, Mr. Ina will oversee worldwide sales for the document imaging group, and sit on the board of directors of Kyocera Corporation, the parent company of Kyocera Document Solutions. Mr. Ina, along with Mr. Kuki, will continue to drive global growth for the Kyocera Document Solutions Group. 

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March 24, 2017
Kyocera Corporation Recognized As One of the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics


Kyocera’s patent success rate and global reach help capture award for third consecutive year! 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 23, 2017 – Kyocera Corporation, the parent company of KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc., announced that it was recognized as one of the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics, a worldwide information solution provider. Kyocera’s patent success rate and global reach were identified as outstanding for 2016, the company’s third consecutive year receiving the award. A trophy was presented at the company’s headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. 

The Top 100 Global Innovators awards have been presented annually since 2011 to recognize leading enterprises and research institutions for their innovative efforts. Honorees are selected by Clarivate Analytics after an analysis of intellectual property and patents using Clarivate’s original methodology. The awards were originated by Thomson Reuters. 

Candidates are evaluated by patent and citation data across four main criteria: “Volume,” “Success,” “Influence” and “Globalization.” Among the above factors, “Success” and “Globalization” led to Kyocera’s recognition as one of the world’s top innovators. 

Kyocera has a tradition of innovative research and development, as well as a deep respect for the intellectual property rights of others. Kyocera recently opened an additional patent office in Europe (Germany), which follows similar offices established in Japan, the U.S. and China, to maximize IP development and protection. Europe is one of the most important markets for the Kyocera Group, especially for automotive and environmental related products. As promising intellectual property rights, Kyocera holds a diverse range of patents including smartphone related technologies, wireless technologies pertinent to IoT, and applied technology for piezoelectric devices. In 2016, Kyocera Group companies obtained a total of 1,132 patents in the U.S., according to the top 1,000 list that U.S. IFI CLAIMS Patent Service announced in January, 2017. 

Kyocera Corporation has over 69,000 employees worldwide, and 235 group companies spanning a diverse range of products including advanced materials, components, devices, equipment, networks and services. KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc., a core company of Kyocera Corporation, has over 71 group companies and manufactures and sells multifunctional products as well as printers. 

Methodology of Top 100 Global Innovators 

Clarivate Analytics surveys four main criteria to select the Top 100 Global Innovators. For details, please see the link below. 

http://top100innovators.stateofinnovation.com/content/methodology 

About Clarivate Analytics 

Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, Clarivate Analytics (C.A.) owns and operates a collection of leading subscription-based services focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property management. C.A. is now an independent company with over 4,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well-known brands that include Web of Science, Cortellis, Thomson Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet, among others. 

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March 15, 2017
New Fiery Digital Front End for Newest Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs Streamlines Digital Color Print Workflows 

 

FREMONT, Calif., March 15, 2017 – Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) announced today the launch of an EFI™ Fiery® digital front end (DFE) for the new Kyocera® TASKalfa® 8052ci and TASKalfa 7052ci MFPs. 

“Office workgroups are successfully expanding the range of high-quality documents they can produce in-house, reducing outsourcing expenses by creating their most important color documents with TASKalfa MFPs and EFI Fiery technologies,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Having this Fiery system available for our newest, higher-volume TASKalfa color models allows our customers to do even more with their print without compromising on quality.” 

The Fiery Printing System 16 for Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs offers great color and image quality, along with optional tools for automated job submission. Customers can expand their capabilities for personalized printing using the integrated variable data printing (VDP) capabilities of Fiery FreeForm™. Optional Fiery Hot Folder and Virtual Printer features can reduce errors and automate repetitive tasks for all office workers. 

The Fiery DFE offers impressive performance, processing complex, content- and image-rich files thanks to Fiery SmartRIP technology for intelligent, streamlined processing of queued jobs. Users benefit from the ability to process and produce professional-looking booklets, brochures, manuals, and flyers in-house and on demand, at a fraction of the cost of outsourcing. 

Users also gain improved color results with tools such as Fiery Spot-On™ to ensure the best match for PANTONE® colors. Printing management is easier with Fiery VUE, a certified desktop application for the Fiery DFE that simplifies the process for creating professional-looking print materials such as booklets, sales guides, and manuals in just a few clicks. The application, which can be downloaded for free at www.efi.com/fieryvue, also provides users with an instant 3D preview of the finished product. 

Advanced management and superior automation 

Fiery Booklet Maker, another automated feature for the new DFE, is a driver-based imposition tool that allows users to print multiple pages of a print job from any application in a booklet style without the need for more advanced imposition programs. And, an optional Fiery Productivity Package gives users the ability to perform advanced queue management tasks, automated job submission and preparation, and last-minute image corrections. 

“The Fiery Printing System 16 feature EFI’s latest, most advanced, digital production technology platform – Fiery FS200 system software – for uncompromising performance,” said John Henze, vice president, Fiery marketing, EFI. “Fiery VUE allows TASKalfa users to easily produce professional documents with a visual, interactive desktop printing application and can reduce paper and toner consumption.” 

For more information about Fiery Driven™ digital print production, please visit www.efi.com. For more information about Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs, visit usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com. 

ABOUT EFI 

EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com) 

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March 7, 2017
Building on Success: KYOCERA Document Solutions America Announces Arrival of Improved Black & White Printer Series


Mobile printing, scalable memory, storage and paper capacity among most impressive features of ECOSYS P3060dn Series. 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 7, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the ECOSYS P3060dn black & white printer series. 

This series of advanced, high-speed black & white printers was designed to build on the success of Kyocera’s existing ECOSYS FS-4300DN series, offering increased processing power, memory, and Wi-Fi Direct Capability. For growing businesses, the ECOSYS P3060dn Series delivers performance, reliability, and exceptional versatility. 

The ECOSYS P3060dn series has four models – the ECOSYS P3060dn (62-ppm), ECOSYS P3055dn (57-ppm), ECOSYS P3050dn (52-ppm) and the ECOSYS P3045dn (47-ppm). A true workhorse, this series features expanded paper capacity up to 2,600 sheets, and extended preventive maintenance cycles: up to 500,000 prints for the three higher-speed models, and up to 300,000 prints for the ECOSYS P3045dn. “Our goal is to help our customers maximize their business potential,” said Chuck Clarke, Product Marketing Manager, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This series accomplishes just that, offering the advanced capabilities today’s workgroups need – and expect.” 

The series’ 5-line LCD screen and hard key control panel make for a straightforward and reliable user experience. Each model provides multiple ways to offer on-the-go printing, through optional wireless, Wi-Fi Direct or a direct hardwire into the network. The series also includes upgrade options for both memory and storage, to 2.5 GB and 128 GB, respectively, allowing workgroups to tailor their device to their unique business needs. 

The ECOSYS P3060dn Series is KYOCERA Fleet Services-ready. KYOCERA Fleet Services (KFS) is a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet. 

“Our customers are looking for more powerful black & white printers that can grow with their business,” Clarke continued. “And we’re proud to say that this is it.” 

Pricing and Availability 

The ECOSYS P3060dn Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $2,439 for the ECOSYS P3060dn, $1,629 for the ECOSYS P3055dn, $1,469 for the ECOSYS P3050dn and $1,259 for the ECOSYS P3045dn. 

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February 16, 2017
Nation’s Top Service Technician Honored by KYOCERA Document Solutions America 


Ken Dishon from CTWP bests four other regional finalists in culmination of rigorous, three-stage competition.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – February 16, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the five regional finalists and one national winner of the Kyocera Technical Service Awards competition for 2016. 

Ken Dishon from CTWP (based in Waco, Texas) was named the Kyocera Top Technician for 2016, among more than 4000 technicians at Kyocera dealerships throughout the United States. He will join other winners from around the world in an all-expense-paid, 7-day tour of Japan and Vietnam, including Kyocera facilities and factories in both countries. 

The three-stage competition began in July with an online test of overall technical proficiency and Kyocera-specific technical expertise, including installation, preventative maintenance, and trouble-shooting for any TASKalfa MFP, ECOSYS printer, or business application. Top performers then competed in one of five on-site regional finals, where the regional winners were chosen: 

  • Lance Roberts, Century Business Products, Inc., Eastern Region
  • Scott Tracy, Business Machines Company of Tennessee, Southeast Region
  • Ken Dishon, CTWP, Southern Region
  • Matt Williams, Document Technologies of America / Arizona, Southwest Region
  • Robert Finley, Advanced Business Systems, Inc., Western Region

In early December, the regional winners were awarded with a trip to the National Training Center in Dallas, Texas, where they competed in a full-day series of challenges covering any technical aspect of any Kyocera device. With a near-perfect performance, Ken Dishon emerged victorious. 

“Even the most digitally advanced document solutions rely on the performance of physical, real-world devices,” said Terry Knopsnyder, Vice President of Engineering at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Ultimately, these exceptional technicians make everything we do possible.” 

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January 17, 2017

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Simplifies Digital Data-Capture from Paper Documents

DMConnect Pro streamlines paper-to-digital information flow, improves accuracy for document-related processes across the entire enterprise.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 17, 2017 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of DMConnect Pro. This powerful capture-and-distribution business application provides several essential functions, including information-capture from paper documents and 2D barcode scanning. 

DMConnect Pro uses OCR and Forms Recognition technology to interpret and extract information from scanned documents. Data from paper documents can be captured, processed, and routed to any system or database, anywhere in the enterprise. 

The application automatically applies customizable templates for different document types, and allows users to correct, add, and search for specific data – all through the intuitive drag-and-drop user-interface on the MFP control panel. 

“Companies don’t just need access to documents, they need access to the information within those documents,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “DMConnect Pro provides our customers with a way to do just that, quickly, easily, and securely.” 

With the addition of Kyocera’s Card Authentication kit, DMConnect Pro can integrate with active directory to further increase security. Employees can use their existing HID proximity cards to establish their access credentials with a single swipe. 

DMConnect Pro also features scanning capabilities using QR Codes, such as 2D and PDF-417 type barcodes, eliminating the need for manual data entry and reducing the potential for human error. Barcode scanning functionality is particularly valuable for law firms and other enterprises that store and retrieve files with hundreds or thousands of documents. 

DMConnect Pro is one of more than 60 business applications offered by KYOCERA Document Solutions to help companies streamline their document management process more efficiently and cost-effectively on any HyPAS-enabled Kyocera MFP. 

“Apps help enterprises across industries simplify, and improve, their work processes,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division. “DMConnect Pro is an application that doesn’t just enhance the way companies manage paper-based information – it completely changes the game.” 

Pricing and Availability 

DMConnect Pro powered by Nuance is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,810.00 for one license. 

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January 3, 2017
“Teaching Assistant®” Receives Prestigious “Pick” Award from the Analysts at BLI


Business application from KYOCERA Document Solutions America simplifies creating, printing, grading, and analysis of “fill in the bubble” tests.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – December 22, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that its business application Teaching Assistant® has been honored with a 2017 Pick award as “Outstanding Education Market Solution” from the analysts at Buyers Lab (BLI), and has received its prestigious Gold Tested Solution rating.

BLI is the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware, and services, and its coveted Pick award recognize the most impressive solutions evaluated by BLI during the previous 12-month test cycle. BLI’s analysts were impressed with Teaching Assistant’s ease-of-use and wide range of analytical tools, calling it an affordable solution for any school looking to assess student performance more efficiently.

Teaching Assistant® is an MFP-based application that enables teachers to create and print multiple-choice “fill in the bubble” test forms, as well as grade and analyze completed tests automatically by scanning the answer key and answer sheets. The analytical tools include a grade-range histogram, top 10 easiest/hardest questions, and a combined student performance chart.

“Kyocera’s Teaching Assistant® is a time-saving, education-enhancing tool for teachers,” said Jamie Bsales, Director, Office Workflow Solutions Analysis at BLI. “It streamlines many of the processes involved in multiple-choice testing, helping teachers spend more time on other important classroom activities.”

Optional integration with Microsoft Excel provides even greater insight, enabling teachers to use a PC to create tests, perform additional analysis, and chart test results. With Teaching Assistant®, educators have a deeper understanding of overall class performance, including which subject or content areas that may need further emphasis.

Teaching Assistant® is among more than 60 business applications offered by Kyocera to help companies and schools alike capture, distribute, and manage their documents more efficiently and cost-effectively.

“Kyocera is proud of Teaching Assistant®, as well as this recognition from Buyers Lab,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “The application is designed to help teachers do what they do best: teach.”

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com), 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 exceeded $13.32 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support.

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December 2, 2016
Two More Wins for KYOCERA Document Solutions America: TASKalfa 6052ci and TASKalfa 3011i Series Recognized 


Leading industry authority cites unique feature-set and overall value in multiple endorsements of latest color and monochrome MFPs.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – December 2, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Better Buys has given its coveted Editor’s Choice Award to the Kyocera TASKalfa 6052ci Series and the TASKalfa 3011i Series in the color MFP and black-and-white MFP categories, respectively.

Better Buys is a leading authority in reviewing and evaluating software and technology products. For more than 20 years, Better Buys has been helping organizations of all sizes make smarter purchasing decisions. Of the TASKalfa 6052ci color MFP series, Better Buys noted its “excellent scalability” and called it “an exceptional choice for medium to large workgroups in need of color printing/copying and multi-functionality.” Specifically, Better Buys was impressed with the series’ flexible paper handling, 9" color touch-screen interface, and optional EFI Fiery controller.

“The 6052ci series was built for the modern workplace,” said Melissa Pardo-Bunte, Editor, at Better Buys. “With its tablet-like interface, standard Wi-Fi connectivity, and access to Kyocera’s industry-leading library of business applications, this series will fundamentally improve the way organizations manage their documents.”

In the black-and-white category, Better Buys analysts praised the TASKalfa 3011i series’ upgraded capabilities, including more hard drive memory, intuitive user interface, higher paper capacity on two of its document feeders, and a higher processor speed. Better Buys called special attention to the first-page-copy time of only 3.6 seconds. Like the TASKalfa 6052ci, all TASKalfa 3011i devices are HyPAS enabled and able to run Kyocera’s 60+ business applications.

“We were extremely impressed with the overall functionality of the TASKalfa 3011ci series,” said Pardo-Bunte.

Both the TASKalfa 6052ci and TASKalfa 3011i series are KYOCERA Fleet Services-ready. KYOCERA Fleet Services (KFS) is a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows dealers to handle many maintenance tasks without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.

Kyocera is thrilled to be recognized in two of Better Buys most competitive categories.

“We design document solutions that offer the reliability and performance our customers need – and that our dealers want,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “The recognition from Better Buys makes us proud of all the work that we do.”

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November 3, 2016

Highly Recommended: BLI Delivers Rave Review of New MFP from KYOCERA Document Solutions America


Leading industry authority cites reliability and performance in comprehensive 2-month analysis of TASKalfa 3252ci.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 2, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has awarded the Kyocera TASKalfa 3252ci its “Highly Recommended” and “Reliability Certified" ratings for 2016.

BLI is a leading independent provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, trusted by buyers and IT directors around the world. Over two months, BLI conducted rigorous assessments of virtually all features, capabilities, and performance measures. The TASKalfa 3252ci was rated as “an excellent overall performer.”

The assessment included a 125,000-impression reliability test, during which time the MFP experienced only one misfeed. BLI analysts noted that the MFP’s long-life components and high maximum paper capacity mean less frequent interruptions, and that both color and monochrome output remained consistent over long runs.

The TASKalfa 3252ci impressed Buyers Lab with its fast first-print and first-copy times, as well as its fast scan speed. The device is HyPAS-enabled, ready to run any of Kyocera’s industry-leading library of business applications. BLI analysts called special attention to the mobile printing capabilities.

“WiFi-Direct and NFC support for Android are both standard, and the device can run Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and KYOCERA Mobile Print,” said George Mikolay, Senior Editor for A3 and Production Hardware at BLI. “This MFP is ideal for today’s mobile workforce.”

“Both dealers and customers are looking for reliability and performance – and this is it,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This recommendation from BLI confirms everything we’ve been saying about the TASKalfa 3252ci.” 

The MFP features a unique waste toner design: expired black cartridges can be used as waste containers, reducing storage requirements and landfill waste. The design earned the TASKalfa 3252ci a Summer 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation.

“With its low price, robust feature set, and strong overall performance, the MFP is an excellent value for small to mid-size workgroups,” continued BLI’s Mikolay. “BLI highly recommends the Kyocera TASKalfa 3252ci for monthly volumes of up to 15,000 impressions.”

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com), 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 exceeded $13.32 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016.

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October 26, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Receives Buyers Lab “Gold” Rating for DMConnect 

Leading industry authority cites power, ease of use, and workflow productivity in enthusiastic endorsement of Kyocera’s customizable business application.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 25, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has awarded Kyocera DMConnect its “Gold Tested Solution” rating in its recent hands-on evaluation.

BLI is a leading independent provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, trusted by buyers and IT directors around the world. BLI analysts were impressed with DMConnect’s “combination of power and simplicity,” calling it an affordable solution for a company’s essential document capture/routing needs.

“It’s easy for network administrators. It’s even easier for end-users,” said Jamie Bsales, Director, Office Workflow Solutions Analysis at BLI. “DMConnect is a truly impressive solution for streamlining document workflow.”

DMConnect is among more than 60 business applications offered by Kyocera to help companies across industries capture, distribute, and manage their documents more efficiently and cost-effectively.

“Kyocera is proud of DMConnect and thrilled with the recommendation from Buyers Lab. We’re confident that our dealers and their customers will be equally impressed,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Our customers are looking to simplify their work processes. Apps continue to play a central role. In addition to technology upgrades, they’re requesting workflow improvements. DMConnect delivers just that.”

DMConnect is an MFP- and server-based application that enables any Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFP to serve as an on-ramp to a company’s existing Document Management System. Paper documents can be captured, automatically indexed, processed, and routed for storage – all from the MFP control panel. They can be added to e-mails, network folders, Microsoft SharePoint, ODBC-databases, and other document management systems through XML import.

With tight integration with Active Directory, plus device- and user-grouping capabilities, DMConnect also allows administrators to restrict user access for added security. The application has developed several different components tailored for organizations operating in the education, finance, healthcare, and legal industries.

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October 20, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Takes Top Prize in Industry’s Most Dynamic Category: Best A4 Manufacturer


The Cannata Report recognizes 2016’s leading manufacturers and industry executives at annual charity event; makes generous donation to cancer research and treatment. 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 20, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that it has been named 2016 Best A4 Manufacturer at the Cannata Report’s 31st Annual Awards & Charities Dinner at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, NJ.

The Cannata Report awards – “The Franks” to industry insiders – are determined by a survey of nearly 300 independent dealers, critical partners for every document imaging manufacturer.

“The dealers gave Kyocera a 4.6 out of a possible 5.0,” said Frank G. Cannata, CEO of The Cannata Report. “That’s an extremely impressive score, leading all manufacturers in the A4 category.”

A4 is a category of compact, small-footprint MFPs that are able to handle letter and legal paper sizes that represent the majority of printing for most companies. A4s have been a top priority for Kyocera, which introduced its industry-acclaimed TASKalfa 406ci line earlier this year, and the ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS M5521cdw earlier this month.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award from The Cannata Report,” said Yukio Ikeda, President and CEO of KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “It’s especially gratifying for our A4 devices to be recognized by the independent dealer community.”

The Cannata Report: “Above and Beyond”

The Cannata Report, a leading resource for the independent dealer channel, holds its annual event both to acknowledge the industry’s most outstanding accomplishments and to support the charitable efforts of some of the country’s most deserving organizations.

This year’s proceeds benefited the Jackie Ritschel Memorial Endowment for Cancer Research and Treatment at Hackensack University Medical Center. Antonio Pierce – former New York Giants linebacker, Super Bowl XLII champion, and 2007 United Way Man of the Year – delivered the keynote address.

“The Cannata Organization goes above and beyond,” said Ed Bialecki, Senior Vice President, Sales, for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “To Frank, Carol, CJ, and everyone at The Cannata Report, we say thank you for making a difference.”

The TASKalfa 406ci: Setting the A4 Standard

Since its introduction just eight months ago, the TASKalfa 406ci A4 MFP has amassed industry accolades, technical design awards, and third-party recommendations. The TASKalfa 406ci offers a comprehensive feature-set and digital workflow capabilities that compare favorably to many of the industry’s leading full-size devices. It has changed the way customers think about A4 MFPs.

More information on the TASKalfa 406ci Series is available in this eBrochure. For information on Kyocera’s extensive portfolio of A4 MFPs, please visit usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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October 11, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Partners with Square 9 Softworks to Simplify Document Processes, Streamline Workflows

The Square 9 Connector business application allows seamless integration between all HyPAS-enabled MFPs and the Square 9 GlobalSearch Enterprise Content Management system. 

 

NEW HAVEN, CT and FAIRFIELD, NJ – October 11, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, and Square 9 Softworks, an award-winning developer of Business Process Management solutions, today announced the introduction of Kyocera’s Square 9 Connector.

This business application allows any HyPAS-enabled or capable Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) to serve as a portal to the powerful, scalable Square 9 GlobalSearch Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system.

With Square 9 Connector, users can scan paper documents directly into existing Square 9 server workflows, as well as search and print archived documents directly from the MFP control panel.

“For both companies, the goal is to continually develop ways to simplify the day-to-day experience of managing documents,” said Doug Cole, Director, Product Marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This app is a direct result of that shared vision.”

Integration with Square 9’s Data XChange allows index-field metadata to be entered quickly and easily from the MFP control panel – or through an external USB keyboard, which the app also supports. The priority display function puts each user’s most frequently accessed archives at the top of the list, keeping search time to a bare minimum. The thumbnail preview feature allows documents to be identified at the MFP control panel before printing.

The application supports card authentication, enabling users to log in with a single swipe of their proximity cards, eliminating the need for manual entry while restricting user access, an important component of document security.

“This Square 9 Connector application makes both Kyocera MFPs and our ECM platform more powerful,” said Ethan Voltolini, Marketing Director at Square 9 Softworks. “It’s a win-win for our companies, but the biggest beneficiary is the user community.”

The introduction of the Square 9 Connector business application has been highly anticipated by the many Kyocera dealers who are already Resellers of Square 9 ECM system. For others, it represents an exceptional opportunity to provide their clients with one of the most powerful, user-friendly end-to-end Document Management solutions on the market today.

Pricing and Availability

Square 9 Connector is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $750 for one device license. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.


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October 4, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Resets Market Expectations for Entry-Level Printers and MFPs

Company shakes up low-volume segment with advanced wireless capabilities, WiFi Direct, and 1200x1200 dpi color resolution – all standard. 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 4, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS P5026cdw Series of color Multifunctional Products (MFPs) and printers. The series expands Kyocera’s product line in the low-volume segment, providing many of the same advanced features found in the company’s higher-speed products.

Designed specifically for smaller firms and workgroups, the series consists of two MFP models (ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS M5521cdw) and two printer models (ECOSYS P5026cdw and ECOSYS P5021cdw), offering speeds of up to 27-ppm and color print resolution up to 1200x1200 dpi.

“The color print capabilities are breathtaking,” said Chuck Clarke, Product Marketing Manager for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Combine that with all the advanced technical features and you can understand the excitement.”

Mobile printing and security are among customers’ top priorities, across industries. All models in the ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS P5026cdw Series support KYOCERA Mobile Print, Apple AirPrint™, and Google Cloud Print™ – and WiFi Direct comes standard. The devices also support ID card authentication security with the optional card reader.

The ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS P5026cdw Series support tiered-color billing to control print costs, as well as KYOCERA Fleet Services (KFS) – a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.

Kyocera continues to find new ways to reduce environmental impact. All devices in the series include a new bottle-less waste toner system, which minimizes landfill waste, as well as new lower-melting-point toner design, which reduces energy consumption.

For low-volume devices, Kyocera has set some very high standards.

Pricing and Availability

The ECOSYS M5526cdw and ECOSYS P5026cdw Series are available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,909 for the ECOSYS M5526cdw, $1,365 for the ECOSYS M5521cdw, $959 for the ECOSYS P5026cdw, and $598 for the ECOSYS P5021cdw. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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September 21, 2016
EFI Announces New Fiery Digital Front End Driving

EFI Announces New Fiery Digital Front End Driving Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs 

FREMONT, Calif., September 20, 2016 – Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII) announced today the launch of a new EFI™ Fiery® digital front end (DFE) for the Kyocera® TASKalfa® MFP lineup targeted to busy office workgroups.

“Kyocera’s TASKalfa MFPs help streamline workflow while delivering exceptional color and image quality for the office environment,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “We are pleased to work with EFI to offer a wider range of options to meet our customers’ expanding printing needs.”

The new Fiery Printing System 15 for Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs offers great color and image quality, along with optional tools for automated job submission. Customers can expand their capabilities for personalized printing using the integrated variable data printing (VDP) capabilities of Fiery FreeForm™. Optional Fiery Hot Folder and Virtual Printer features can reduce errors and automate repetitive tasks for all office workers.

Users can print with confidence and ease without expert knowledge, while achieving:

  • Impressive performance: The new Fiery DFE comes with the Fiery SmartRIP technology, which quickly and easily processes even complex, content- and image-rich files by intelligently streamlining the processing of queued jobs. This gives users the performance and speed to process and produce professional-looking booklets, brochures, manuals, and flyers in-house and on demand, at a fraction of the cost to outsource.
  • Superior color quality: The Fiery Printing System delivers high-quality color and images right out of the box, and offers tools to achieve even more advanced color quality. Companies can use Fiery Spot-On™ for color-critical jobs to ensure brand colors are reproduced correctly and to achieve the best match for PANTONE® colors.
  • Easy-to-use desktop printing: The Fiery DFE is certified for Fiery VUE, a visual, interactive desktop printing application to easily create professional-looking print materials such as booklets, sales guides, and manuals in a few clicks. Fiery VUE provides an instant 3D preview of the finished product. It can be used for producing professionally finished documents on-demand without the cost and long lead times of outsourcing. Customers can download Fiery VUE for free at www.efi.com/fieryvue.
  • Booklets with just a few clicks: Fiery Booklet Maker is a driver-based imposition tool that allows users to print multiple pages of a print job from any application in a booklet style without the need for more advanced imposition programs. Users can intuitively navigate and select the appropriate booklet type and options for the job through a wizard-type workflow.
  • Extended job processing capabilities: The optional Fiery Productivity Package offers a set of tools that enable last-minute image corrections, advanced queue management functionality, and automated job submission and preparation.

“Based on the latest FS200 system software, this new Fiery DFE gives office users improved performance capabilities with speed enhancements, easy-to-use applications to produce professional-looking print materials, and the ability to save time and money by keeping jobs in-house with tools to automate job submission and enable last-minute image corrections,” said John Henze, vice president, Fiery marketing, EFI.

For more information about Fiery Driven™ digital print production, please visit www.efi.com. For more information about Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs, visit usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

Supported Kyocera MFPs include:

  • TASKalfa 6052ci
  • TASKalfa 5052ci
  • TASKalfa 4052ci
  • TASKalfa 3552ci
  • TASKalfa 3252ci

ABOUT EFI

EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)

Follow EFI Online:

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September 20, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Continues to Impress with Top-of-the-Line Color MFPs 

Spectacular color, anytime/anywhere mobile printing, and eco-friendly innovation lead feature-rich TASKalfa 6052ci Series. 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 20, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 6052ci Series of Color Multifunctional Products (MFPs). The TASKalfa 6052ci Series consists of four models – 6052ci, 5052ci, 4052ci, and 3552ci – with full-color output up to 55-ppm and a set of technological innovations that represent a giant leap forward.

“We challenge ourselves to keep raising the bar,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Our R&D team, our product designers, our engineers – they delivered a series of devices that’s absolutely world-class.”

The TASKalfa 6052ci Series is designed for medium-sized and large workgroups, those for whom document-related processes represent a significant part of daily business activity. Today, those processes require not only printing from a wide range of desktop and mobile devices, but full integration with document management systems, including scanning, OCR-based conversion, and more.

The TASKalfa 6052ci Series delivers 1200x1200 dpi print resolution through new toner technology and superior Kyocera a-Si drum technology. For companies with greater image quality needs, or particularly complex workflows, there is an optional Fiery® print controller available for four all models. 

“Mobile printing and scanning capabilities are another big draw.” continued Cole, “Everyone’s on smartphones and tablets, and they expect printing from those devices to be easy.”

All models provide standard WiFi-Direct and NFC support for Android mobile devices. The entire series is HyPAS-enabled, ready to run Apple AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, and KYOCERA Mobile Print, as well as dozens of other business applications, including a variety of “connector” apps, which allow seamless integration with many of the most popular third-party applications.

The TASKalfa 6052ci Series supports tiered-color billing, as well as KYOCERA Fleet Services (KFS) – a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.

The user experience has been enhanced for all models, with a tablet-like 9-inch touch-screen interface with 90-degree tilt. There are a wide range of scalable paper-handling and finishing configurations, toner lock capability and an ingenious, eco-friendly toner cartridge replacement system in which empty black toner containers can be re-used as waste toner containers. This system both reduces storage requirements and minimizes landfill waste.

Feature-for-feature, the TASKalfa 6052ci Series is clearly among the very best MFPs on the market today.

Pricing and Availability

The TASKalfa 6052ci Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $20,325 for the TASKalfa 6052ci, $15,876 for the TASKalfa 5052ci, $13,758 for the TASKalfa 4052ci, and $10,756 for the TASKalfa 3552i. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.


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September 15, 2016
For KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Simplicity Equals Security 

PrivateScan™ limits each user to one single scanning destination, minimizing risk of unauthorized – or accidental – transmission of sensitive documents. 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, announced the introduction of PrivateScan, a business application designed for organizations with high security and confidentiality standards. PrivateScan runs on any HyPAS-enabled Kyocera Multifunctional Product (MFP).

At many workplaces, it is possible to scan documents to a wide range of destinations: desktops, various departmental servers, internal and external email addresses, even memory cards and USB sticks. With Kyocera’s PrivateScan, there is only one option: the user’s unique authenticated email address.

“By simplifying the process, we’ve made it more secure… without impacting employees’ ability to get things done,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America.

Indeed, one of the advantages of PrivateScan is the ease with which it integrates into existing document processes. Users simply select the application icon on the control panel, enter their credentials, then press scan. The scanned image is routed directly and exclusively to their email in-box.

Cole explained that users actually represent a critical threat to the security chain, but in most cases it’s not because of malicious intent. “Accidental transmission of sensitive information is more common than intentional theft. PrivateScan dramatically reduces the likelihood of human error.”

Better security, without impacting productivity – exactly what Kyocera customers are looking for.

Pricing and Availability

PrivateScan is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $216. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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September 13, 2016
North America’s Leading Business Process Solutions Provider Teams with One of World’s Leading Document Solutions Companies

Alliance between Databank and KYOCERA Document Solutions America delivers business process improvement and timely access to mission critical information, optimizing business performance. 

 

King of Prussia, PA and Fairfield, NJ – September 13, 2016 – Today, DataBank, North America’s leading business solutions provider, and KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, announced the formation of a business alliance, designed to provide business process improvement services to their mutual customers. The alliance represents a distinctively unique partnership between a business process solutions provider and a global document imaging company, created to offer customers a new level of consultative expertise in simplifying complex workflows, managing mission-critical information, and optimizing business performance. For both firms, joining forces represents a significant leap forward in capabilities, and an exceptional opportunity for companies across North America.

For over 15 years, DataBank has delivered award-winning solutions to organizations of all sizes and in all industries, simplifying processes and streamlining the flow of business information. In many industries, documents represent the primary source of that information. As a global leader in document imaging technology, Kyocera provides an extraordinary range of document imaging hardware, software solutions, and related services. Combined, the alliance of these leading companies delivers broad capabilities and expertise across the entire spectrum of business information.

Additionally, DataBank is the single largest North American reseller of Hyland OnBase, an award-winning global enterprise content management (ECM) solution platform. With Kyocera’s seamless integration to OnBase through its custom-developed HyPAS business application, the alliance will deliver one of the most comprehensive end-to-end business process improvement (BPI) solutions available on the market today from any hardware manufacturer or ECM provider. The alliance further supports Kyocera’s ability to be a true Total Document Solutions (TDS) provider by encompassing data on a much broader scale, beyond the document.

The alliance will also offer business process outsourcing (BPO) services in 10 centers across the country. Companies can save time and lower operating costs by outsourcing database services, including data entry and validation, as well as many other routine business processes. Collectively, the 10 centers can handle over 1 billion documents a year. The DataBank / KYOCERA Document Solutions America alliance is available to businesses and organizations throughout North America. Services are offered through DataBank’s nationwide team of BPI specialists, through Kyocera’s Direct Sales Organization, and through Kyocera’s Enterprise, Strategic, and National Accounts Division.

To learn more about the alliance and the many business process solutions it provides, please visit http://info.databankimx.com/kda-databank-direct-ops.

ABOUT DATABANK

DataBank (www.Databankimx.com), simplifies your business processes to help you meet your organization’s objectives -- reducing costs, saving time and increasing productivity each step of the way. Our scalable offerings range from document scanning, data capture solutions, enterprise content management software, business process outsourcing, staff augmentation, and workflow design and implementation. These highly configurable, ‘a la carte’ solutions can be out-of-the-box for hassle-free deployment, customized to address unique business needs or completely managed by our team of experts, allowing you to focus on your core business.


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September 7, 2016
Low-Volume MFPs Receive High-Tech Upgrade from KYOCERA Document Solutions America 


Company bolsters TASKalfa 3511i Series monochrome devices with WiFi Direct, NFC Support, Robust Scanning, and Customizable 9” Touch Screen.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 7, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 3511i and TASKalfa 3011i Multifunctional Products (MFPs).

The models deliver speeds of 35-ppm and 30-ppm, respectively. Both offer outstanding 600x600dpi black-&-white printing capabilities, flexible media support with paper sizes up to 11”x17”, and advanced finishing options – including a 3,000-sheet external finisher. Like all TASKalfa MFPs, the 3511i and 3011i feature Kyocera’s award-winning reliability and long-life technology.

The series introduces several technological advancements.

Both models provide standard WiFi-Direct and NFC support for Android mobile devices. The Series is HyPAS-enabled, able to run Apple AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, Kyocera Mobile Print, as well as 60+ other business applications Kyocera offers.

The 3511i and 3011i both feature high-speed color scanning up to 160 ipm, and are able scan to multiple destinations, including directly to email and USB. The touch-screen user-interface is also impressive at 9 inches, full color, with a 90° step-less tilt, and an intuitive user-interface design that can be customized.

All models in the TASKalfa 3511i series are Kyocera Fleet Services-ready. Kyocera Fleet Services (KFS) is a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.

“Customers generally don’t expect all of these capabilities in low-volume MFPs,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “We like exceeding their expectations.”

Pricing and Availability

The TASKalfa 3511i Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $7,529 for the TASKalfa 3511i, and $6,209 for the TASKalfa 3011i. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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September 7, 2016
At KYOCERA Document Solutions America, B&W MFPs Come Fully Loaded 


Wireless connectivity, tablet-like touch-screen interface, and true 1200x1200 dpi among standard features of TASKalfa 6002i Series of high-speed monochrome devices.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 7, 2016 – KYOCERA Document SolutionsAmerica, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, has announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 6002i, 5002i, and 4002i Multifunctional Products (MFPs), one of the most advanced series of monochrome devices on the market today.

The TASKalfa 6002i Series is built to handle the document-production requirements of medium-sized and large workgroups. The 60-ppm, 50-ppm, and 40-ppm models all feature true 1200x1200 dpi and Kyocera’s ultra- reliable a-Si drum technology. There is wide media support from statement to 12x18, and a scalable paper supply of up to over 7,000 sheets.

“These are the features our customers require for their monochrome document imaging needs,” explained Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America.

All three models provide WiFi-Direct and NFC support for Android mobile devices. They are HyPAS-enabled, ready to run Apple AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, Kyocera Mobile Print, and 60+ other business applications offered by Kyocera.

The 9-inch, 90-degree-tilt touch-screen and intuitive, tablet-like interface make for a straightforward user experience. There is also an ingenious, environmentally friendly toner cartridge replacement system. Empty black toner containers can be re-used as waste toner containers, reducing storage requirements and minimizing landfill waste.

All models in the TASKalfa 6002i series are Kyocera Fleet Services- ready. Kyocera Fleet Services (KFS) is a comprehensive cloud-based monitoring service that allows authorized dealers to handle many maintenance tasks for their customers without time-consuming on-site visits. Through KFS, dealers can anticipate issues and resolve them before they occur, and even update firmware remotely during off-hours, maximizing uptime across the entire fleet.

“These advanced features are impressive, and the traditional features are going to exceed our customers’ expectations as well,” Cole concluded.

Pricing and Availability

The TASKalfa 6002i Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $11,228 for the TASKalfa 6002i, $9,545 for the TASKalfa 5002i, and $8,292 for the TASKalfa 4002i. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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July 13, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Racks Up Six More Awards from Industry’s Leading Analyst

Buyers Laboratory cites extraordinary durability, less waste, lower costs in exhaustive testing of newest printers and MFPs.

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 13, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that it has received multiple awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI). BLI is a leading independent provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, trusted by buyers and IT directors around the world.

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, and the TASKalfa 406ci added to its already considerable accolades, taking home the “Pick” award for Outstanding Color MFP for Mid-Size to Large Workgroups. 

“It’s not just the amount of industry recognition, it’s the variety,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Our goal is to be best-in-class in every aspect of product design and reliability, and these awards are further validation." 

ECOSYS Printers Ace Reliability Tests

In the business printer category, reliability is consistently ranked among the most important factors, and arguably the greatest competitive differentiator. 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.

Each printer “proved to be a highly reliable product,” and both 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 tangible 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 honors, including BLI’s “Highly Recommended” rating. BLI’s latest assessment focused on suitability for one of its primary user bases, ultimately naming the 406ci as the “Outstanding Color MFP for Mid-Size and Large Workgroups.”

“The 406ci offers the full functionality of an A3 copier in a more compact footprint and at a much lower cost,” said Marlene Orr, Director of Office Equipment Analysis at BLI.

Several key features were noted: A 7” full-color tablet-like control panel; strong scanning capabilities; and Kyocera’s open platform, HyPAS, which enables the TASKalfa 406ci to run a more robust portfolio of business applications, including PinPoint Scan, DMConnect, DocuWare Connector, Teaching Assistant and more. BLI was also impressed by the Tiered Color System pricing, which allows organizations to pay for the actual amount of color used, instead of full price for even spot color.

“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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June 17, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Wins Big at 2016 BTA Channel’s Choice Awards 


Run of industry accolades continues with 5 major awards, including prestigious Superior Performance Award – Primary Vendor. 

 

Kansas City, Mo. – June 10, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, was the big winner of this year’s Business Technology Association (BTA) Channel’s Choice Awards, taking home a total of five awards including the evening’s highest honor, the Superior Performance – Primary Vendor.

The award presentations were part of BTA’s 90th anniversary gala held in Kansas City’s spectacular Union Station. Guests included executives from many of the industry’s best-known manufacturers, suppliers, and financial services organizations, as well as dealerships from across the country.

“We are extremely proud, honored, and humbled to be recognized by BTA and the entire dealer community,” said Mark O’Hara, Vice President of Business Planning at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Receiving this award at this milestone event is especially gratifying.”

Over the last several years, Kyocera has amassed many industry accolades for its technological innovations, continuously pushing the standards of the ever-changing document imaging sector. However, the BTA awards hold special meaning because they represent the trust and approval of the independent dealer community.

“Our goal is to be the industry’s most dealer-focused company,” said Yukio Ikeda, longtime executive and new President and CEO of KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “To be honored by the dealer community is validation of everything we stand for.”

Kyocera picked up four other Channel’s Choice awards, topping the nationwide balloting in Corporate Support, Distribution, Product Line, and Inventory Performance. Notable recipients in other categories were Muratec America, Inc., Clover Imaging Group, and GreatAmerica Financial Services.

“Since 1989, BTA has been recognizing vendors deemed most supportive of the dealer channel,” said BTA National President Dave Quint. “We congratulate Kyocera, Muratec, Clover, and GreatAmerica for distinguishing themselves among their competitors.”

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June 8, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Brings Top-of-the-Line Features to Entry-Level Color MFPs 


TASKalfa 3252ci Series offers new toner technology, superior color quality, advanced connectivity, and numerous other enhanced user-experience innovations. 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – June 7, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 3252ci and TASKalfa 2552ci Multifunctional Products (MFPs). The two MFPs are among the many new products being introduced by Kyocera this year.

Designed specifically for small and medium-sized workgroups, these lower-volume MFPs offer many of the advanced features of the top-of-the-line TASKalfa models to be introduced later this year, including Kyocera’s new toner technology and the rich, full-spectrum color that technology delivers. 

“The color, the resolution, the scalability, the wireless connectivity – it’s all world class,” said Douglas Cole, Director of Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “As with every Kyocera MFP, it’s about offering the functionality our customers care about most.” 

The 3252ci Series includes 32-ppm and 25-ppm models, both of which deliver superb color capability and 1200x1200 dpi print resolution through new toner technology and superior Kyocera OPC drum technology. And, for companies with even greater image quality needs, or particularly complex workflows, the 32-ppm model offers an optional Fiery® print controller.

Some of most exciting features go well beyond traditional MFP functionality. “Our customers are demanding mobile printing and scanning capabilities, and that certainly includes smaller workgroups,” said Jim Fuller, Product Marketing Manager, Corporate Marketing Group. 

Both models provide standard WiFi-Direct and NFC support for Android mobile devices. Like Kyocera’s high-volume MFPs, the 3252ci Series is HyPas-enabled, ready to run not only Apple AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, and Kyocera Mobile Print, but also all of the 60+ business applications Kyocera now offers.

The new MFPs impress on more traditional features as well: An intuitive 9-inch, 90-degree-tilt touch-screen interface; simplified toner cartridge replacement; tiered-color billing; reduced service time; and a wide range of scalable configurations, including a new 500-sheet internal finisher. 

“The TASKalfa 3252ci Series is a flexible information-sharing hub, which incorporates a vast array of cutting-edge technologies,” continued Fuller. “For customers looking for more information, our sales teams are ready to provide plenty of details.” 

Pricing and Availability

The TASKalfa 3252ci Series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $9,224 for the TASKalfa 3252ci, and $8,110 for the TASKalfa 2552ci. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

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May 19, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Keeps the Pedal to the Metal – Announces 31 New MFPs and Printers, 6 Business Applications

Company continues to strengthen position as industry’s leading innovator with advanced A3 and A4 MFPs, business-specific document solutions.

 

Orlando, NJ – May 17, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today treated more than 1000 of its dealer participants to a preview of the numerous innovations ahead in fiscal year 2017. At its annual Business & Technology Conference, executives announced the release of an astounding 31 new and upgraded A3 and A4 MFPs and Printers, along with 6 new Business Applications.


“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “These new product and application introductions have once again raised the bar.”


Kyocera is refreshing almost every segment of its TASKalfa and ECOSYS lines. Its A3 and A4 MFPs are offered with a wide range of finishing configurations; most are HyPAS-enabled, and able to be further customized with Kyocera’s nearly 60 Business Applications.

15 New A3 MFPs

Speeds range from 25ppm to 80ppm, in both color and black & white. The feature set is incredibly impressive including true 1200dpi at full engine speed, and standard WiFi, NFC with WiFi direct. Perhaps even more impressive is the ease of service capability. Service time for a preventative maintenance cycle has been reduced by almost 50%, to an average of 30 minutes. All major components across the entire series share a common design, simplifying dealer service training and inventory management.


16 New A4 MFPs and Printers

A4 remains one of the industry’s hottest market segments for hardware. Kyocera has continued to set the standard, delivering the capacity, media capabilities, scalability, and robust application platform previously only available in its A3 TASKalfa MFPs. These new, lower segment A4 models offer speeds from 27ppm to 42 ppm, and include standard WiFi, a 4.3-inch TSi, and dual-scan document feeders on select models.


6 New Business Applications

Apps continue to play a central role in Kyocera’s dramatic success over the past several years. Peter Hendrick, KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s Group Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Business Services Division, explains why: “Businesses are looking to simplify work processes. More and more, they’re asking for document workflow improvements, not just technology upgrades.”

Kyocera apps streamline countless document-related business processes, add security and cost-control features, and enable mobile and cloud-based printing. The new apps include several “connectors,” which allow Kyocera MFPs to integrate seamlessly with many of the most popular document and content management systems.


DMConnect Pro powered by Nuance

A powerful addition to the DMConnect portfolio, one of Kyocera’s most successful apps, offering new user-requested features such as Zone OCR and advanced barcode imaging. The app enables intelligent capture, processing, and routing of documents, maximizing efficiency across the enterprise.


Google Connector; Dropbox Connector; Square 9 Connector; OnBase Connector

These powerful connector apps provide bi-directional access between HyPAS-enabled Kyocera MFPs and these popular CMS, EDM, and DMS platforms.


Private Scan

A simple, extremely effective application for secure transmission of scanned documents – designed for enterprises with high security and confidentiality standards, or strict compliance protocols as it relates to scanning.

All A3 MFPs and A4 MFPs and printers will become available during KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s fiscal year 2017. For more information about all Kyocera products and services, visit usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.


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May 19, 2016
Dealers Pack Annual Business & Technology Conference as KYOCERA Document Solutions America Continues to Impress 

New technology, new apps, and new dealer support services build on already-strong momentum, open new opportunities for Kyocera dealerships  

Orlando, FL – May 17, 2016 – It was standing room only in the ballroom at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate as KYOCERA Document Solutions America welcomed more than 1000 dealer participants from across the Americas. Drawing on a theme of “ACCELERATION, Driving Technology Forward,” the company’s leadership – including its new president & CEO Mr. Yukio Ikeda – previewed more than 30 new A3 and A4 devices, new business applications, and new dealer support services that had the room buzzing.

The annual Business & Technology Conference is one of the industry’s signature events. It marks the beginning of fiscal year 2017 for Kyocera, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies.

“Let me congratulate you on helping to make FY16 another record-breaking year,” began new KYOCERA Document Solutions America president and CEO Yukio Ikeda, who is back in the U.S. after running the company’s Italy unit. “My intention is to make this business even stronger.”

Dealers were treated to a detailed preview of the new technology and new programs coming in the year ahead – one that promises to be among the most innovative in Kyocera’s long history.


New A3 and A4 Devices

With more than 30 new, upgraded, and faster devices, Kyocera is bolstering almost every segment of its TASKalfa and ECOSYS lines of MFPs and printers: high-speed full-size A3 devices, smaller footprint A4s, in both monochrome and color, and all with Kyocera’s long-life technology and industry-leading reliability. The devices are available with flexible finishing configurations, and all HyPAS-enabled MFPs run the full range of Kyocera Business Applications. Kyocera MFPs and printers are customizable for virtually every document imaging need across industries.


New Business Applications

Kyocera’s ongoing innovation isn’t limited to hardware. With several new and updated business applications, the company continues to add to its comprehensive range of powerful software add-ons.. Kyocera apps streamline countless specific document-related business processes, add security and cost-control features, and enable mobile and cloud-based printing. The new apps include several “connectors,” which allow Kyocera MFPs to integrate seamlessly with many of the most popular 3rd party document and content management systems available on the market today.


New Dealer Support Programs and Initiatives

Kyocera continued to solidify its position as the industry’s most dealer-centric company, which it recognizes as the primary driver of its success. Ed Bialecki, conference MC and Senior Vice President, Sales at KYOCERA Document Solutions America addressed the dealers directly: “You are the reason I’m able to stand here year after year and announce record results.”

With more than 1000 dealer participants in attendance, Kyocera used the conference as an opportunity to announce exciting new dealer-focused initiatives.


KYOCERA Fleet Services

This next-generation cloud-based remote monitoring system allows dealers to resolve numerous maintenance issues, including firmware updates, without sending a technician to customer locations. KYOCERA Fleet Services also provides comprehensive customer usage data, offering dealers unprecedented ability to meet evolving customer needs.


KYOCERA Foundations

This intensive, 2-day introduction to Kyocera and our Total Document Solutions approach is designed specifically to help new sales reps succeed in partnership with Kyocera. The course is a component of Kyocera’s 30/60/90-day on-boarding program, and is available as of June 1st to all Kyocera dealerships.


KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s FY17

Business & Technology Conference is a 3-day event being held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, May 16-18, 2016. For more information visit usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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March 23, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Named a "Major Player" in IDC MarketScape: Managed Workflow Services 2015 (U.S., Western Europe, Asia/Pacific)

Osaka, Japan — March 23, 2016 — KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced that it has been recognized as a "Major Player" in a report by "IDC MarketScape: Managed Workflow Services 2015"* in the United States, Western Europe and Asia/Pacific regions.

* IDC MarketScape U.S. Managed Workflow Services Hardcopy 2015 Vendor Assessment — Building on MPDS (November 2015, IDC #US40586715) 
IDC MarketScape Western Europe Managed Workflow Services 2015 Hardcopy Vendor Assessment — Building on MPDS (December 2015, IDC #EMEA40662015) 
IDC MarketScape Asia/Pacific Managed Workflow Services 2015 Vendor Assessment (January 2016, IDC #AP40437716) 

Managed Workflow Services (MWS) represents the most mature level of Managed Print and Document Services (MPDS), as defined by IDC. This IDC MarketScape report focuses on the capabilities of target companies to provide clients with a roadmap to higher-value, workflow automation and optimization services, and then to effectively deliver those services.

  

"We take being positioned in this report as a major player in three regions as proof that many companies appreciate our document solutions capabilities which work across various industries beyond languages and regions," said Ryuzo Morita, Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and Senior General Manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. "We will continue to listen our customers’ needs and address their requests attentively. Furthermore, we continue to strengthen our activities by offering total document solutions to our customers."

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March 15, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Continues Its Momentum: Latest Compact Color MFP Receives Highest Ratings from Buyers Laboratory, LLC

Leading industry authority cites reliability, ease of network set-up, and color print productivity in multiple endorsements of TASKalfa 406ci Color MFP. 

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 15, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has awarded the Kyocera TASKalfa 406ci multifunctional printer (MFP) both its “Highly Recommended” rating and “Reliability Certification” for 2016. BLI is a leading independent provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, trusted by buyers and IT directors around the world.

BLI cited Kyocera’s “outstanding reliability,” and noted that their excellent features combined with ease of network setup, color print productivity and robust functionality “make for an outstanding value.” Moreover, BLI said that the TASKalfa 406ci MFP compared favorably to other devices in its class, with “more advanced finishing, strong scanning and enhanced ease of use."

Marlene Orr, Director, Office Equipment Product Analysis at BLI said, in summary, "The TASKalfa 406ci offers the robust functionality of a large device in a more compact footprint, and at a much lower price than larger devices in this speed range.”

“Kyocera is thrilled to receive such a strong recommendation from Buyers Lab," said Danielle Wolowitz, vice president, corporate marketing group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This compact device is exactly what our dealers and customers have been looking for, the ideal technology and functionality that will help to optimize their document workflow."

The evaluation was comprehensive. For approximately two months, BLI conducted assessments of virtually all features, capabilities, and performance measures: reliability, multitasking, image quality, ease of network set-up, print drivers, administrative utilities, scanning, and feedback to workstations.

Testing for the Reliability Certification was particularly rigorous, including both simplex and duplex jobs and a range of paper sizes and stocks. The TASKalfa 460ci performed exceptionally well, completing 150,000 print impressions and 15,000 scans with only one misfeed and not a single service interruption. BLI Senior Test Technician Tony Maceri commented: “Truly impressive… combined with simple procedures for routine maintenance, users can be assured of maximum uptime.”

Image quality was assessed for both black-and-white and color, and in both standard resolution and 1200-dpi mode. But it was the high-resolution output that really caught the attention of Joe Ellerman, BLI Manager of Laboratory Operations: “Skin tones were very natural, and colors were vibrant with detail that jumped right off the page.”

ABOUT BUYERS LABORATORY LLC

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the imaging industry’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services. For more than 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.

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March 1, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces High Impact Color Printer to Meet the Needs of Today’s Increasingly Mobile Workforce
 

The ECOSYS P7040cdn color printer delivers a superior printing experience with mobile capabilities and low Total Cost of Ownership.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 2, 2016 –  KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the ECOSYS P7040cdn color network printer. With powerful desktop document imaging capabilities, small footprint and convenient mobile applications, workgroups of all sizes will benefit from its impressive features and overall functionality.

“The way people work is changing, and so are their expectations,” said Chuck Clarke, product marketing manager for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This new printer will not only meet their needs, but exceed them.”

Featuring optional wireless printing and a standard USB host interface, the ECOSYS P7040cdn directly addresses the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce. Customized business applications, including KYOCERA Mobile Print and Apple AirPrintTM and Google Cloud PrintTM, enable users to print files, web pages and images quickly and conveniently, using their smartphone, tablet, or iOS and OS X devices.

“This printer delivers exactly what our dealers and customers are looking for,” Clarke continued. “By offering a printing solution built on innovation and functionality, it makes for an outstanding value.”

And, with a 42 pages per minute output in color or black & white and a maximum paper capacity of 2,100 sheets, the ECOSYS P7040cdn keeps jobs moving in the workplace. It also harnesses the power of Kyocera’s unique ECOSYS technology. Designed to decrease the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and minimize environmental impact, this ECOSYS printer includes a patented life-long drum that’s separate from the toner container. This eliminates the need to replace the drum with each toner change, reducing landfill waste and lowering overall operating costs.

Pricing and Availability

The ECOSYS P7040cdn printer is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $2,593.

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February 3, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Wins Good Design Award 2015 for A4 Color MFPs

Osaka, Japan - February 3, 2016 - KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of document imaging solutions and document management systems, is pleased to announce that its new A4 color multifunctional products (MFPs), the TASKalfa 406ci (40ppm) and TASKalfa 356ci (35ppm), have won the Good Design Award 2015 hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion (JDP), a public interest incorporated foundation. These products have launched in various countries from the end of January, 2016.

The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system that aims to enrich our lives, industries, and society as a whole by highlighting and celebrating superior design works. Its precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System), was founded in 1957 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and has been engaged in this work for about 60 years. Submissions come from a wide range of fields. Recipients of a Good Design Award are granted use of the G Mark symbol, which has been an emblem of good design for over half a century.

Overview of TASKalfa 406ci and TASKalfa 356ci
TASKalfa 406ci and TASKalfa 356ci were developed for medium and large workgroups in mid-sized to larger enterprises, featuring a reliable/durable design and offer a variety of optional components such as paper feeders and document finishers. The MFPs have the same capability as KYOCERA's A3 TASKalfa MFP series with HyPASTM*, a KYOCERA-developed software platform which contributes to the promotion of information sharing and the streamlining of document workflow. For this reason, KYOCERA's line of ultra-reliable MFPs broaden the range of choices for customers mainly using A4-size sheets for their document work. The JDP review committee highly commended the TASKalfa 406ci and TASKalfa 356ci MFPs for providing superior value based on the viewpoint of the user's convenience.

*HyPAS: Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions

TASKalfa Delivers a Modern Design
The commanding yet modern design delivers an overall air of high-quality and high-reliability, and meets the requirements of a floor installation type product shared by many users. The color tone is a combination of dark and deep colors. The device has a simple shape while emphasizing vertical/horizontal lines.

Easy-to-understand, Easy-to-use Design 

The design aimed for easily understandable input/output operations, which are the most basic functions of the device, and enhanced usability. To improve visibility, areas that come in contact with original/printed documents and the operation panel are in a black color. Different color layers surround the components and set boundaries to clearly distinguish the main and daily operational parts. For product availability in your region, please inquire with your local dealer, distributor or agent. About KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.

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February 2, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Sets a New Standard in Industry’s Most Dynamic Color Market Segment with Next Generation Compact MFPs

The TASKalfa 406ci series enhances the user experience through unsurpassed quality and finishing; combined with workflow applications to address any business need 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – February 2, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 406ci multifunctional printer (MFP) series. This is the first series of compact TASKalfa MFPs offering up to a maximum of legal sized output, which incorporate the features, functions, business applications and robust finishing options that organizations commonly associate with larger footprint devices.

The TASKalfa 406ci Series is efficient and compact, yet robust enough to offer all of the power typically associated with higher-volume MFPs. The three new models in the series are: the TASKalfa 406ci (42 pages per minute [ppm] color/42 ppm black); the TASKalfa 356ci (37 ppm color/37 ppm black) and the TASKalfa 306ci (32 ppm color/32 ppm black). 

For customers that still associate color documents with higher running costs, Kyocera further strengthens this new product introduction by offering its unique Tiered Color System. Providing customers the ability to monitor and control their costs for color output, ranging from simple text documents with a color logo to a vibrant color document, all on their Kyocera TASKalfa 406ci series device. The TASKalfa 406ci series is the latest TASKalfa MFP series with the Tiered Color System capability, putting customers in control of color costs by paying for the actual color used. 

As is true with many Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs, the TASKalfa 406ci series delivers an industry-leading preventive maintenance schedule of 300,000 pages for the TASKalfa 406ci and 200,000 pages for the TASKalfa 356ci and TASKalfa 306ci. Kyocera’s long-life technology is known to deliver the ultra-reliability that businesses demand helping to reduce required service intervention, while maximizing performance in every environment. This long-life technology offers customers increased productivity and uninterrupted workflow of critical documents. 

Featuring a 7 inch tablet-like touch screen interface on the TASKalfa 406ci and 356ci (4.3 inch on the TASKalfa 306ci) with a 90 degree tilt for adjustable viewing, high definition color resolution of up to 1200-dpi, and, equally important, countless device configurations, these newest additions to the TASKalfa line-up are sure to impress. A large selection of advanced finishing options, including a 300 sheet internal finisher for the entire series, a 3,200 sheet finisher (TASKalfa 406ci/356ci) equipped with 3-position staple and hole punch and an optional 5-bin mailbox, as well as a 1,000 sheet finisher with 3-position staple and optional hole punch mean that these MFPs can be as compact or robust as the office needs demand.

According to Danielle Wolowitz, vice president, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America, “We realize that the workplace is ever changing, and customer requirements are always evolving. This series of compact Kyocera MFPs is a total document solution that delivers the ideal technology which will directly integrate into an organization’s existing infrastructure and help to optimize their document environment, no matter what the industry. Bottom-line, this color series will change the way customers think about their A4 MFP.” 

Customize Your MFP, Turning Your Complex Workflows into Simple Processes
The TASKalfa 406ci series integrates seamlessly with a wide range of powerful Kyocera-developed or third-party business applications (requires an SD card on the TASKalfa 306ci), simplifying a range of complex document management challenges faced by businesses of all sizes. Some of Kyocera’s most popular business applications available for the TASKalfa 406ci series include, DocuWare Connector, DMConnect, CentraQ Pro, SharePoint Connector and KYOCERA Cloud Connect.

“The TASKalfa 406ci series offers the robust functionality of an A3 MFP in a more compact A4 footprint—and at a much lower price than A3 MFPs in this speed range,” said Marlene Orr, director, Office Equipment Product Analysis at Buyers Laboratory, LLC. “Compared to A4 MFPs, the TASKalfa 406ci series includes more advanced finishing, strong scanning and enhanced ease of use, thanks to a shared UI design across the KYOCERA product line.” Some notable TASKalfa 406ci series features: 

  • Flexible configurations;
  • Standard print, copy, scan;
  • Optional fax capabilities;
  • Banner printing through the multi-purpose tray (TASKalfa 406ci/356ci);
  • Apple AirPrint support;
  • Mobile Printing capability, and
  • Eco Friendly Energy Star 2.0

“Feature for feature, combined with robust finishing options, the TASKalfa 406ci series surpasses many A4 multifunctional printers in the market today,” said Douglas Cole, director, Product Marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “These robust MFPs combine exceptional functionality to streamline document processes with vivid color, business applications to optimize your document workflow and all in a compact footprint.”

Pricing and Availability
The TASKalfa 406ci series is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $7,505 for the TASKalfa 406ci, $6,757 for the TASKalfa 356ci and $4,552 for the TASKalfa 306ci. To find a dealer and discuss how they can provide a total document solution for your business, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us. 

All HyPAS applications listed are the property of Kyocera Companies.

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January 29, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Broadens Partnership with Nuance, Enhances Industry-Leading Application Portfolio


Nuance AutoStore extracts and processes document information directly from Kyocera multifunctional products (MFPs), streamlining workflow and eliminating error-prone manual handling. 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 28, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the expansion of its partnership with Nuance Communications, and the availability of Nuance’s AutoStore 7.0 on Kyocera’s HyPAS-enabled MFPs.

The AutoStore application adds to an already extraordinary range of customizable business solutions available on Kyocera MFPs, including an especially impressive selection of document capture and distribution applications. 

“AutoStore is perfect for existing platforms and enterprise environments that require complex document capture, process and route workflows,” said Danielle Wolowitz, vice president, Corporate Marketing Group at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “By combining Kyocera’s advanced document imaging technology with the strength of Nuance’s software, we are able to provide enhanced support of our customers and their individual business needs.” 

AutoStore does more than just capture information – it processes and converts data into a variety of formats, such as searchable PDFs and Microsoft® Office® files. Information from one document type is automatically modified to match the specifications of a different file format, simplifying the workflow process. AutoStore will then route the document to virtually any destination: fax, email, network folders, cloud storage, PCs as well as many leading document and enterprise management systems.

The solution is particularly well suited for process-intensive organizations, manufacturing and distribution firms, financial services as well as healthcare organizations.

Michael Rich, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Nuance Document Imaging, sees a natural partnership between the two companies. “Just like Kyocera, our goal is to help organizations of all sizes manage their documents – and the information within them – productively, securely, and profitably.”

With the release of version 7.0, AutoStore has further improved its ability to safeguard confidential information, updated its Document Management System routing components, and unified processing of paper and electronic forms. 

Pricing and Availability
For Nuance AutoStore details and pricing, please contact your authorized Kyocera dealer.  
To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA
KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us), 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 exceeded $12.72 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2015.

About Nuance

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven application. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com. 

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January 21, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Names Top Dealer Service Technicians for 2015


Technicians across the United States compete in Kyocera’s Annual Technical Service Awards for the honor of being named Kyocera’s Top Technician 2015

 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 18, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the five regional finalists and one national winner in their Kyocera Technical Service Awards 2015.

Craig Doeden from Century Business Products, Inc. (Sioux Falls, SD) of Kyocera’s Midwest Region was named this year’s Kyocera Top Technician, topping over 4000 technicians throughout the United States eligible to participate. Those accepting the challenge had to make their way through three rigorous stages of competition: an initial online test, followed by a regional match-up, with the final stage being held at the national level to determine Kyocera’s Top Technician for 2015.

“Kyocera has always been proud of the service we offer our customers. It’s one of the main pillars of our Total Document Solutions approach to serving our clients,” said Terry Knopsnyder, vice president of Engineering at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “For many customers, the technicians we send into the field are the face of Kyocera - they represent the Kyocera brand and our TDS approach. Our dealer service technicians take that responsibility seriously, and it shows in their skill and dedication. This competition honors that dedication.”

Top Technician Craig Doeden will be joined by other winners from around the world on a trip to Japan and China to enjoy the local sights, sounds, culture and cuisine, as well as visits to major Kyocera factories and facilities.

Congratulations go out to our regional winners as well:

  • NORTHEAST REGION – Ronald Gates, Phillips Office Solutions (Middletown, PA)
  • SOUTHEAST REGION – Kevin McCreary, Capital Office Products (Columbia, SC)
  • SOUTHWEST REGION – John Stich, UNA Copy (Amarillo, TX)
  • WESTERN REGION – John Foust, KBA DOCUSYS, Inc. (Union City, CA)

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January 21, 2016
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Positioned in Visionaries' Quadrant in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services
 

Osaka, Japan – January 22, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced it has been positioned as a "Visionary" in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services*.

*Gartner, inc. Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services, Ken Weilerstein, Tomoko Mitani, December 21, 2015

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services (MPS and MCS) was published for the second year and evaluates vendor capabilities in managing print and also in managing the emerging content service market.

Recently, customers' business environments have become more diversified and globalized, and requirements for borderless streamlining of operational processes as well as quick decision making have increased. At the same time, the volume of documents handled on the business frontline has grown exponentially and the issues involved with document processing are multiplying.

In response to those business situations, KYOCERA has invested heavily in methodologies, applications, and resources for its Managed Document Services (MDS) line, which includes both MPS and MCS. Since May 2014, KYOCERA has also been establishing a Global Solutions Support Team with operations in North America, EMEA and Asia/Pacific, to provide timely market support and customization in winning multinational customers.

"Our extensive consulting service and self-developed business applications enable us to better understand customers' business environments and solve document-related issues through our total document solutions approach," said Ryuzo Morita, Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and Senior General Manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. "We believe that being a ‘Visionary’ shows  KYOCERA thoroughly comprehends today’s market, and knows how to open customer eyes to the possibilities of tomorrow’s document solutions.”

KYOCERA Document Solutions will continue to solve critical business challenges of operational efficiency, productivity improvement, increased security and cost savings, through a mix of reliable document imaging technology, customized business applications and personalized services.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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December 2, 2015
KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC. ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR GOOGLE CLOUD PRINTING
 

Fairfield, N.J. – December 2, 2015 - KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, announced today that select Kyocera printers and multifunctional products (MFPs) are now able to support Google Cloud PrintTM, making it even easier for users to access documents from anywhere and support growing printing needs, without the deployment of IT departments.

Google Cloud Print is a service by Google Inc. that allows users to print from their smart phone, tablet, personal computers or any other web-connected device, to any cloud-connected printer without installing specific printer drivers on their devices. Printing from mobile devices and PCs is becoming a requirement for more users every day, especially in key target markets such as education and public sector which need a more flexible printing approach without print servers.

In many organizations, both PCs and mobile devices are used to maximize work in and out of the office. With a Google Cloud Print compatible printer, the user does not need to choose the device for printing so no driver downloads are necessary. This brings a variety of benefits to all businesses because it enables employees to have complete access to their documents wherever they are, improving workflows and saving time. It is possible to send print jobs to the office printer even while out of the office or easily output their document to the specified printer from a remote location. Anyone with a Google account can access these benefits.

KYOCERA is expanding its Google Cloud Print compatible models. For more details on Google Cloud Print, visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/cloudprint/learn/printers.html#info-kyocera

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November 11, 2015
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Business Application for Secure File-Sharing With Virtually No Size Limitations

AccuSender Powered by Biscom Enables Secure Scanning and Distribution of Files Up To 100GB – Directly from a KYOCERA MFP 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 10, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the release of AccuSender powered by Biscom, a scalable, flexible and secure way to capture and distribute files up to 100GB.

For organizations across many vertical markets, electronic file sharing is an essential part of day-to-day business. However, many servers have email size restrictions, making distribution of large files difficult, time-consuming and costly. Companies have devised a wide variety of non-standard solutions; many have implemented third-party solutions that encrypt files in transit, but fail to protect them while at rest in the cloud or on the server.

AccuSender powered by Biscom protects files at all times. The highly secure SSL-encrypted transfer of scanned documents safeguards confidential information in transit, while Biscom’s government FIPS-certified 256-bit encryption protects files at rest in the cloud or on the company’s server.

"Within existing Biscom secure file transfer environments, the addition of Kyocera's AccuSender application further enhances their return on investment,” said Michael Paris, Solutions Marketing manager at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “And for those highly regulated industries looking for a new file transfer solution, AccuSender powered by Biscom can save valuable time and money."

“The risk of compromising confidential data has never been greater,” explained Charles Magliato, vice president Channel Development at Biscom. “AccuSender powered by Biscom offers a new level of security for delivery of scanned documents, and a better way to deliver large documents from Kyocera MFPs.”

AccuSender powered by Biscom is ideal for the Legal, Financial, Healthcare, and Government sectors – all frequently share large files, all require the highest level of security. The application has numerous other benefits: barcode routing sheets to streamline workflows; flexible send options; document stamping, including Bates stamping; convenient pre-sets; delivery confirmation; and more.

“It’s a new level of secure file-sharing, and another example of how Kyocera business applications and its device technology can be used to meet today’s evolving document management needs,” said Paris.

“Biscom is very excited to be partnering with KYOCERA Document Solutions America,” said Biscom’s Magliato. “This partnership enables KYOCERA dealers to offer their customers advanced secure file transfer from Biscom integrated with KYOCERA’s line of multifunctional devices.”

Pricing and Availability

AccuSender powered by Biscom is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $286 for one license. In order to utilize the Biscom’s secure integration feature, end-users will need to contact their local dealer for pricing details. To find a dealer, visit Copystar’s dealer locator at usa.copystar.com.

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November 11, 2015
KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Unprecedented Integration with Widely Used ECM


Kyocera’s DocuWare Connector provides seamless user experience, exceptional technical compatibility with DocuWare Enterprise Content Management Platform (ECM).  

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 10, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of DocuWare Connector, a business application that allows any HyPAS-enabled or capable Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) to serve as a portal to the powerful DocuWare Enterprise Content Management system.

The application features numerous technical advances over the industry’s other, earlier-generation connectors: including on-demand printing, intelligent file-size recognition, streamlined installation, card authentication and more. Kyocera’s DocuWare Connector is the first application to support the DocuWare Cloud platform, which now represents approximately 15-20% of DocuWare’s U.S. installations. 

Kyocera’s DocuWare Connection is designed to simplify complex document management processes. In a single step, users can use their Kyocera MFP to scan documents directly to – and retrieve documents directly from – any folder within the company’s DocuWare system, including personal web baskets. 

When indexing a document, users instantly see recently used index dialogs, minimizing processing time for common workflows. In addition, through single sign-on capability, users can log into a secured Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFP and Kyocera’s DocuWare Connector with one swipe of their registered proximity card.

“Our DocuWare Connector was engineered to provide the most efficient user experience in the industry through all aspects of the document’s life cycle,” explains Doug Cole, director, Product Marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. 

“It is no surprise that Kyocera, a well-known worldwide brand making many great products in the electronics industry, has develop leading edge technology to merge DocuWare with their innovative MFP products, said Steve Behm, vice president, Sales for DocuWare. “With a HyPAS-enabled Kyocera MFP we can now successfully connect to DocuWare with bi-directional capabilities. This is especially important that not only can we scan and store documents, but we can now retrieve and print documents, even from the DocuWare Cloud offerings, which is both unique and very exciting for us.”

Pricing and Availability
DocuWare Connector is available through authorized Kyocera dealers at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,695 for one license. To find a dealer, visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us.

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October 6, 2015

KYOCERA Announces Ultra-Wide Printhead Offering Simultaneous Four-Color Output for Industrial Inkjet Printing, from Textiles to Billboards

Single unit with 112mm print-width produces four colors simultaneously at 150dpi

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) today announced that it has developed a new 150 dot-per-inch (dpi) inkjet printhead — a key component for inkjet printers — which enables simultaneous four-color “CMYK” printing from a single printhead. The Kyocera KJ4B-0150 printhead offers 150dpi resolution for each color (600dpi total), with a printing speed of 76.2 meters per minute. Available in January 2016, it will be used in industrial printing equipment on media ranging from textiles to signage and even large-scale advertising billboards.

Kyocera will exhibit the new product at the CEATEC JAPAN 2015  tradeshow, October 7-10, 2015, in the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex  (Chiba Pref., Japan).

Photo: Inkjet printhead
Model Inkjet printhead
KJ4B-0150
Dimensions 200×45×66.8mm (W×D×H)
Print speed 76.2m/min. (simultaneous four-color printing at 600dpi)
Resolution 150dpi
Effective print width 112mm
Ink compatibility Water-based
Development facility Kagoshima Kokubu Plant, Japan

Main features

1.  Simultaneous four-color printing from a single printhead
This product significantly reduces the number of printheads required in industrial printing equipment (by 75 percent) by enabling simultaneous four-color printing from a single printhead. Through this key advantage, and by reducing the need for supplemental componentry, it facilitates lighter and smaller equipment.
   
2.  One of the world’s widest printheads: simplifies equipment design and maintenance
Featuring one of the world’s widest*1 effective print widths (112mm), the KJ4B-0150 further reduces the number of printheads required, minimizing design complexity even for ultra-wide-format equipment. Additionally, Kyocera’s proprietary printhead technology simplifies both equipment assembly and maintenance, including micron-level alignment, ink-discharge and wiring.
   
3.  High-quality, high-speed printing
Kyocera’s KJ4B-0150 printhead delivers high-quality, high-speed printing through ultra-high-precision ink discharge made possible by Kyocera’s proprietary technologies in fluid-channel structure design and piezo-actuator drive control. The result is significantly greater productivity, with four-color digital print speeds up to 76.2 meters per minute at 150dpi resolution.

Development Background

The industrial printing market is experiencing unprecedented demand for digital technologies to support smaller print runs, shorter turnaround times, inventory reduction and variable-data printing*2. Especially in the fashion apparel industry, these demands are rapidly increasing with the growing trend of fast fashion.

The conventional technology for industrial printing requires costly printing plates to be created for each color printed. This results in high fixed-setup costs that make short print runs economically unfeasible. It also leads to high inventory management expenses, as printed materials and plates require storage. In contrast, digital inkjet printing eliminates the printing plate and allows for the immediate printing of only the required amount of design data, contributing not only to increased productivity and cost reduction, but also a reduction in environmental burden, as plate-washing waste is not generated in the production process.

Kyocera already mass-produces a 300dpi two-color inkjet printhead, as well as 600dpi and 1200dpi monochrome variants, that offer world-class levels of high-resolution print speeds. By launching a new 150dpi printhead with simultaneous four-color capability, Kyocera addresses a multitude of market demands for high-speed, high-resolution printing; equipment downsizing; cost reduction; and reduced environmental impact, thus expanding the possibilities of the digital printing industry.

*1: Based on research by Kyocera (as of October 6, 2015)
*2 Variable-data printing (VDP): A printing method by which individually unique data (e.g. personalized information) is printed on separate sheets without stopping or slowing the printing process.
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September 28, 2015


KYOCERA “Eco-Lessons” Reach More Than 100,000 Primary School Children in Japan & China

Program encourages environmental protection and understanding of alternative energy at 1,500 schools

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) announced today that its environmental protection-themed “Eco-Lessons” — part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities — have reached more than 100,000 students at 1,500+ primary schools in Japan and China.
Photo: Children learning hands-on about solar power at Kyocera Group “Eco-Lessons” at primary schools Photo: Children learning hands-on about solar power at Kyocera Group “Eco-Lessons” at primary schools
Children learning hands-on about solar power at Kyocera Group “Eco-Lessons” at primary schools

The Eco-Lessons, which are being taught by over 200 specially-trained Kyocera Group employees, incorporate original experimentation kits and toys utilizing solar cells, a fun quiz, and other interactive activities in the hope of helping children deepen their understanding of environmental and energy issues. Kyocera Group employees take a special in-company training course to learn about the purpose of the Eco-Lessons and teaching methods before going to the schools. The basic type of Eco-Lesson is 90 minutes long and aimed mainly at children aged 9-12. 
The evolution of the current Eco-Lesson program began when Kyocera constructed its new global headquarters building in Kyoto, Japan in 1998 with a large-scale solar power generating system consisting of 1,896 solar panels. At the time, many local schools would request to visit the facilities and showroom displays on field trips to learn about solar power. In response to the level of public interest, and with the cooperation of an environmental education course for primary school students that was being run by the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kyocera took the initiative to proactively offer environmentally themed classes at local schools in February 2003. Since then the lessons have spread across Japan, and the program was also introduced in China in April 2009.
“I feel really privileged to be involved in nurturing children who will be the leaders of the next generation,” said Sanae Kuroda, Kyocera employee engaged in the Eco-Lesson program as a lecturer. “I sincerely hope that Kyocera’s Eco-Lessons give children a chance to think about the environment.” 
Kyocera will continue to offer the Eco-Lessons in order to enhance children’s awareness of environmental issues and interest in alternative energy, and to foster an eco-friendly perspective in the next generation.
 

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September 17, 2015

KYOCERA Document Solutions acquires Ceyoniq Group

Successful entry to growing ECM market

KYOCERA Document Solutions has signed an irrevocable acquisition agreement for the Ceyoniq Group headquartered in Bielefeld, Germany. With this acquisition KYOCERA Document Solutions actively enters the growing “Enterprise-Content-Management (ECM)” market. Ceyoniq will remain a separate entity with consultants and developers. The successful “nscale” product for optimisation and automatisation of document based processes will also remain. The goal is clear: higher revenues and market share through synergy.

Officials of KYOCERA and Ceyoniq after the signing of the agreement in Duesseldorf
Officials of KYOCERA and Ceyoniq after the signing of the agreement in Duesseldorf

Takashi Kuki, President of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is sure of the benefit for both companies: “Our customers will profit most of all. They can now rely on us for an extended software offering, services and a solutions portfolio. This is a perfect extension of our hardware know-how and positions us strategically in the important ECM market.”

The Ceyoniq Group with its four companies encompasses the entire ECM value chain. With “nscale” the company has established a flexible and scalable ECM platform solution. With it processes in a company can be automated and adjusted more efficiently. Collaborative, transparent and comprehensive work across teams is made possible.

Until now KYOCERA participated in the ECM market through cooperations with other providers. Now the company can offer an in-house product portfolio in this segment. The ECM market has shown a high growth rate with a continued upward trend. KYOCERA regards this as a clear chance for growth.

Ceyoniq office in Bielefeld
Ceyoniq office in Bielefeld

“Together with our established consulting experience Ceyoniq fits our business model perfectly: Together we will expand our market potential”, says Takahiro Sato, President of KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe B.V.

Ceyoniq will continue to operate as an independent company. The current CEO André Ferlings will remain at the head of the company.
He comments: “in the ECM sector we are the technology leader with our product “nscale” and are sure that together with KYOCERA we can convince new international customers of our capabilities. In this case one plus one is more than two. ”

The acquisition is conditioned upon the approval by regulatory authorities. It is expected to close no later than end of October 2015. All parties have agreed to keep financial details confidential.

Forward Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this release, including statements regarding future outlook and future business are forward-looking statements. KYOCERA has based these forward-looking statements on its estimates and assumptions as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release are inherently uncertain and may not occur, and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events.

About Ceyoniq

Ceyoniq is the premium developer of the enterprise content management platform nscale which is designed to optimise the information and document management environment of its customers. It brings sustainable change to complex business and communications processes. Nationally in Germany and internationally Ceyoniq has a proven track record as a highly specialised IT company.

The portfolio comprises of solutions for document management and enterprise content management as well as systems to manage and automate complex business and communications processes such as e-mail and invoice management.  The solutions are designed to easily integrate into corporate IT infrastructures taking into account the specific vertical market needs.

From its headquarters in Bielefeld Ceyoniq manages its operation through regional offices in Germany.

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September 17, 2015

KYOCERA Develops one of the World’s Fastest 360dpi Recirculating Inkjet Printheads

Applications include printing onto ceramic tile — up to 50m per minute

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) announced today that it has developed a new 360-dot-per-inch (dpi) inkjet printhead — a key component of industrial inkjet printing equipment — which sets a new world speed record in its class*1, printing 50 meters per minute using 84-picoliter (pl) droplets. Marketed as the Kyocera KJ4C-0360, it will be available in October 2015.

Applications

Uses for the new Kyocera printhead include the ability to print onto ceramic tiles in full color with designs and patterns. In the future, Kyocera aims to expand the product’s applications into textile printing, such as carpeting and apparel fabric; and medical printing, such as on pharmaceutical tablets. 

Photo: Inkjet printhead
Model Inkjet printhead
KJ4C-0360
Dimensions 200×39×54mm (W×D×H)
Print speed 50m/min. (Max. drop volumes: 84pl)
Resolution 360dpi
Effective print width 109mm (4 inches)
Ink compatibility Oil-based / water-based
Development facility Kagoshima Kokubu Plant, Japan

Main features

1.  World’s fastest printing
The KJ4C-0360’s prodigious ink-discharge power, made possible by Kyocera’s proprietary piezoelectric technology, delivers the fastest printing in its class — 50m/min. using 84pl droplets.
   
2.  Leading print width
Industry-leading*2 effective print width (109mm / 4”) reduces the number of printheads required.
   
3.  Fully adjustable ink discharge volume
Discharge volume can be adjusted between 15 and 84pl at a printing speed of 50m/min, with maximum discharge of 120pl at 25m/min, facilitating a wide range of high-efficiency, high-speed printing applications.
   
4.  Broad ink compatibility allows printing on diverse media
By utilizing components with high durability against various types of ink for the fluid channel, it enables the printhead to be compatible with both oil- and water-based inks having viscosities between 10 and 18mPa/s; large-particle pigment inks, for printing on carpet and other textiles; and quick-drying inks for special purposes. Kyocera’s proprietary technology and highly efficient ink-recirculation structure inhibit ink sedimentation in the head and drying and thickening on the nozzle.
   
5.  Simple design for easy mounting
The KJ4C-0360’s light weight*3 and efficient connector simplify mounting and replacement.
   
6.  Stable performance
Kyocera’s proprietary ink recirculation structure maintains a steady ink temperature and helps prevent ejection failure due to air bubbles. Even if this phenomenon does occur, the structure recovers by ejecting the air bubbles, reducing the need for ink purging.

Development Background

Inkjet printing is a simple-process digital printing technology that enables plate-less printing without contact on the print media. Nowadays, in the commercial printing field there is a growing demand for digital printing, which can respond to diverse needs such as smaller-lot sizes, short delivery times, high productivity and reduction of environmental load. The printing market has shifted from mass-volume printing to more flexible mid- to small-lot printing. Applications for inkjet digital printing are increasing for various materials such as fabric and building-materials in addition to paper.

By utilizing Kyocera’s proprietary technologies for material development of the piezo actuator and fluid channel design, the company has succeeded in developing a printhead that responds to these needs. With the launch of this product to the market, Kyocera enters the construction tile printing field for the first time, aiming to increase its printhead share in the market.

*1 The world's fastest speed for an inkjet printhead at a print resolution of 360dpi (based on research by Kyocera; as of September 17, 2015).
*2 Among inkjet printheads for construction tile printing.
*3 When compared to Kyocera’s inkjet printheads with similar resolution

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August 19, 2015
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Releases New Business Application "KYOCERA MyPanel" For Simple Operation of Printers & MFPs With Mobile Devices

 

Osaka, Japan – August 19, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of a business application called "KYOCERA MyPanel". This new application enables users to operate KYOCERA printers and MFPs remotely by using their iOS, Android and Windows phone devices. This application is available for download from App Store (for iOS devices), Google Play (for Android devices), and Windows Phone Store (for Windows Phone devices).

KYOCERA MyPanel lets users connect their mobile devices to KYOCERA MFPs and printers through a corporate Wi-Fi network in order to copy, scan and print from custom box. The major benefit of this application is that users can enjoy the same operability regardless of panel types, an LCD or a large color touch panel model, and A3 or A4 model as long as they use KYOCERA printers or MFPs supporting this application.

According to the Company, “With the popularity and capability of smartphones and tablets continuing to rise, users are always looking for more convenient ways to complete everyday document tasks. KYOCERA MyPanel enables on-the-go users to operate select KYOCERA MFPs and printers within their office, and perform traditional document tasks right from their mobile device; simplifying document workflows and providing added convenience especially on non-touch screen KYOCERA devices.”

The main features of KYOCERA MyPanel are as follows.

Preferred Settings

Save your preferred settings as personal workflows. The workflow can be used with other KYOCERA MFPs and printers. You can do the same operation by pressing a single key.

Cloud Integration

Connect to and print from cloud services (e.g. Evernote, Dropbox, OneDrive).

Basic functions

Copy, print from custom box or scan and send documents from your mobile device. Check the device status (paper size, toner levels, etc.) and device capabilities (basic printing capabilities, installed device options, etc.) via KYOCERA MyPanel.

For more information visit KYOCERA MyPanel FAQ.



  • KYOCERA MyPanel is the property of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
  • App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
  • IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
  • Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
  • Windows Phone is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Other names, such as those of products of other companies or trade names, are the trademarks or registered trademarks of each company.

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July 9, 2015


KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA INTRODUCES NEW ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMICAL WORKGROUP COLOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL PRINTER


 

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 9, 2015– KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of a new multifunctional printer (MFP). The ECOSYS® M6530cdn prints, copies, and scans documents, bringing power and flexibility to workgroups of all sizes. The device outputs in vibrant color or black-and-white pages at a fast 32 pages per minute (ppm); faxes documents at three seconds or less per page; offers duplex printing, a 75-sheet document processor, and optional wireless printing capabilities.

As part of KYOCERA’s environmentally friendly ECOSYS line, this desktop MFP features Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. This eco-friendly drum design, which separates the toner container, enables users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste. ECOSYS printers also save energy and associated costs by switching to standby mode when not in use.

Powerful Features in a Compact Device

This desktop MFP offers a host of powerful features, including paper capacities, up to 1,850 sheets (350 standard) and monthly duty cycles, up to 100,000 pages. Other features include:

  • Output speed of 32 ppm
  • Print, copy, and scan capabilities
  • Fax capabilities
  • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology
  • USB host interface for on-the-go printing and scanning
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing
  • Optional wireless printing capabilities
  • Apple AirPrint™ capability for mobile printing from iOS devices
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    KYOCERA INTRODUCES NEW POWERFUL COLOR MFP

    Customizable and Powerful

    The ECOSYS® M6530cdn is HyPAS capable and integrates seamlessly, with a variety of business applications (with the addition of a SD card) including, Kyocera Mobile Print, which frees users to print files from their smartphones or tablets; Apple AirPrint, which enables printing from iOS and OSX products without a driver; Command Center Rx, which tracks toner and paper consumption from a web browser; and PRESCRIBE, which allows users to create, store, and output frequently used forms directly from their printer.

    Pricing and Availability

    Kyocera’s ECOSYS multifunctional printer is available through authorized Kyocera dealers.

  • ECOSYS M6530cdn: $3,999 MSRP
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    June 9, 2015


    KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA INTRODUCES TWO NEW COLOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL PRINTERS THAT BRING THE DESKTOP POWER TO THE NEXT LEVEL


    Environmentally friendly and highly economical, ECOSYS MFPs leverage KYOCERA’s advanced technology to deliver all the powerful functions users demand 

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. – June 9, 2015 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of two new ECOSYS® multifunctional printers (MFPs), both of which allow workgroups to print, copy, and scan from a single, compact device. The ECOSYS M6535cidn and ECOSYS M6035cidn output crisp color or black-and-white pages at an impressive rate of 37 pages per minute (ppm); they also offer a range of powerful features, including a 75-sheet document processor, intuitive 7.0” color touch screen, and optional wireless printing capabilities.

    As part of KYOCERA’s environmentally friendly ECOSYS line, both desktop MFPs feature Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. This eco-friendly drum design, which separates the toner container, enables users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—reducing consumable costs and landfill waste. ECOSYS printers also conserve energy and associated costs by switching to standby mode when not in use.

    RELIABLE, PRODUCTIVE, AND USER-FRIENDLY

    These Kyocera ECOSYS devices come complete with a range of powerful, user-friendly features, including paper capacities up to 1,850 sheets (350 standard) and monthly duty cycles up to 100,000 sheets. Other features include: 

    • Output speed of 37 ppm;
    • Print, copy, and scan capabilities;
    • Standard network fax capabilities (ECOSYS M6535cidn);
    • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology;
    • Optional manual staple
    • USB host interface for on-the-go printing;
    • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing;
    • Apple AirPrint™ capability for mobile printing;
    • Optional card authentication kit. 

    CUSTOMIZABLE AND POWERFUL

    The Kyocera ECOSYS M6535cidn and ECOSYS M6035cidn are HyPAS capable, and can be optimized with a variety of Kyocera HyPAS business applications (with the addition of a SD card), including PinPoint Scan, which frees users to scan files directly to their PCs or Macs; DMConnect, which enables the routing of documents to any folder in the system; and Kyocera Mobile Print, which frees users to print files from their smartphones or tablets.


    PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

    ECOSYS multifunctional printers are available through authorized Kyocera dealers.  

     

    • ECOSYS M6535cidn: $4,799
    • ECOSYS M6035cidn: $4,209

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    June 4, 2015

    KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Two New Energy Efficient, Affordable ECOSYS Color Printers for Workgroups of Any Size


    Compact Devices Streamline Workflow and Boost Productivity 

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. – June 4, 2015– KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of two new ECOSYS® color network printers, both of which pack an array of advanced features into a compact footprint. The ECOSYS P6035cdn and P6130cdn are designed for busy workgroups of all sizes; they come complete with standard duplex printing, enhanced paper capacity, and optional wireless printing capabilities. The Kyocera ECOSYS P6035cdn and ECOSYS P6130cdn output vivid color or black-and-white pages at a speedy 37 pages per minute (ppm) and 32 ppm respectively. 

    As part of KYOCERA’s environmentally friendly ECOSYS line, both desktop color printers feature Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. The eco-friendly drum design, which separates the toner container, allows users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste. ECOSYS printers also conserve energy and associated costs by switching to standby mode when not in use. 

    Reliable, Productive, and User-Friendly
    These ECOSYS printers are loaded with KYOCERA technology, ensuring that they’re as flexible as they are powerful. Notable specs include:

     

    • Output speed 37 ppm (ECOSYS P6035cdn), and 32 ppm (ECOSYS P6130cdn) in color and black & white;
    • Paper capacity up to 2,100 sheets (standard capacity 600 sheets);
    • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology;
    • USB host interface for on-the-go printing;
    • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing;
    • Apple AirPrint™ capability for mobile printing from iOS devices.

    Compact and Powerful
    The Kyocera ECOSYS P6035cdn and ECOSYS P6130cdn can be optimized with a select group of business applications, including Kyocera Mobile Print, which frees users to print files from their smartphones or tablets; Apple AirPrint, which enables printing from iOS and OSX products without a driver; Command Center Rx, which tracks toner and paper consumption from a web browser; and PRESCRIBE, which allows users to create, store, and output frequently used forms directly from their printer.

    Pricing and Availability
    ECOSYS printers are available through authorized Kyocera dealers. 

    • ECOSYS P6035cdn: $1,983 MSRP
    • ECOSYS P6130cdn: $1,569 MSRP

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    April 9, 2015

    KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA RENEWS “POWER 2 PERFORM” COMMITMENT AT FY16 BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE


    Executives announce significant innovations in document imaging technology, business applications and personalized services, including dealer-centric support initiatives 

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 8, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today officially renewed the company’s strong commitment to end-user customers and its authorized dealer channel. Addressing more than 1,000 attendees from the United States, Canada, Latin America and Mexico, as well as Europe and Japan, Kyocera executives unveiled its corporate initiatives and innovative technology at their FY16 Business & Technology Conference.

    Under the theme “Power 2 Perform”, Kyocera executives shared strategic initiatives designed to further strengthen the company’s philosophy of partnership, growth, and open communication with its dealers and end-user customers.

    Norihiko Ina, president & CEO at KYOCERA Document Solutions America, noted that company’s ultimate goal remains the same. “Kyocera has focused on total document solutions and complete resolution of end-user customer business challenges,” Mr. Ina said. “This year, the theme ‘Power 2 Perform’ emphasizes Kyocera’s strengthened total document solutions approach in FY16 and beyond as well as the philosophy of partnership and collaboration; it drives all of our activities, from hardware and software innovations to our service offerings. In the end, the user reaps the rewards.”

    New Products and Business Applications

    As part of its 2016 initiative, Kyocera is expanding its award-winning hardware lineup, business applications portfolio, and service capabilities. At the conference, the company will unveil a full line of new ECOSYS and TASKalfa A4 multifunctional printers (MFPs), offering a set of features previously associated exclusively with Kyocera’s robust A3 multifunctional devices. The company will also showcase enhancements to its current A3 hardware technology, along with new business applications, and an updated set of device management and monitoring capabilities known as Kyocera Fleet Services (KFS). Among other advancements, the new KFS will allow users to monitor all Kyocera devices on its network remotely.

    In addition, Kyocera introduced a number of company-developed business applications; marking the first of many applications that will be introduced by the company in the upcoming fiscal year. The applications will run seamlessly with all Kyocera HyPAS-equipped devices and include:


    • Kyocera Mobile Print for Students, which enables students with parental controls enabled on their tablets the ability to print to and scan from Kyocera devices without accessing the Internet;
    • DocuWare Connector, which connects Kyocera devices directly to DocuWare Document Management System;
    • Integration with Blackboard Learn, permits students, teachers, and any other users to connect to the popular learning management system directly from Kyocera MFPs.
    • AccuSender powered by Biscom, frees users to send large scanned documents as secure files to multiple destinations directly from a Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP); or through the secure file transfer capabilities of Biscom for highly regulated industries.


    KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s FY16 Business & Technology Conference is being held at The Venetian Las Vegas April 7-9, 2015. For more information on KYOCERA Document Solutions America, please visit Kyocera’s Web site at: usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com

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    April 9, 2015

    KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA ANNOUNCES POWERFUL NEW BUSINESS APPS AND FLEET MANAGEMENT SERVICES


    New Offerings Boost Productivity by Enhancing MFP Capabilities and User Control 


    FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 8, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today previewed four new powerful business applications: Kyocera Mobile Print for Students, DocuWare Connector, Integration with Blackboard Learn, and an updated, enhanced version of AccuSender powered by Biscom.

    Built on Kyocera’s HyPAS software development platform, each business application promises to improve workflow in the most demanding environments. These Kyocera-developed business applications mark the first of many applications that will be introduced by the company in the upcoming fiscal year.

    Kyocera Mobile Print for Students solves a critical problem for young users who are in web-based learning environments restricted by Apple or Google parental controls. The student-friendly application allows users to print from and scan to Kyocera devices—without accessing the internet or interfering with any of the preferences set by parents, teachers, or educational systems.

    Integration with Blackboard Learn, permits students, teachers, and any other users to connect directly to the popular learning management system, Blackboard Learn from their Kyocera multifunctional product.

    DocuWare Connector allows users to treat their Kyocera MFPs as the on-ramp to DocuWare, one of the industry’s leading document management solutions. This application expedites all aspects of a document’s life cycle—capturing, storing, sharing, revising, and disposing.

    AccuSender powered by Biscom: AccuSender solves a critical problem for those who fax documents on a regular basis; it frees users to email large scanned documents as secure files to multiple destinations directly from a Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP). In addition, using file transfer capabilities of Biscom, and working directly from the Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFP, users can simply enter recipient destination(s) on the MFP control panel.

    New Products and Service Offerings

    As part of its 2016 initiative, Kyocera is also expanding its award-winning hardware lineup and service capabilities. The company is releasing a series of mid-range and high volume color and black & white multifunctional products, as well as new color multifunctional printers that offer a comprehensive feature set and advanced finishing.

    As part of its industry-leading service offering, Kyocera is introducing a fleet service management tool, Kyocera Fleet Services (KFS). The KFS package offers a series of monitoring tools that enables monitoring of all Kyocera devices on the network—remotely. It can also report on meter reading and toner levels of competitive products through the customer’s network.

    In addition, through KFS, devices will be able to communicate in real-time. Communicating the performance of each device, whether a part is needed for replacement; and has the capability to send “panel notes”, which advises the customer that their servicing dealer technician has been dispatched, or that a toner delivery should be excepted on a given day and time.

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    April 9, 2015

    KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE ECOSYS AND TASKALFA DOCUMENT IMAGING TECHNOLOGY


    New Devices Promise to Change the Way Organizations View MFPs and Printers 

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 8, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today, introduced a series of ECOSYS® color multifunctional printers and single function printers, along with a set of TASKalfa color multifunctional products. The new series of MFPs are designed to bring multifunctional power and mobility to busy corporate workgroup environments.

    As is the case with all Kyocera devices, these models come complete with Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. The eco-friendly drum design, which separates the toner container, allows users to replenish toner without sacrificing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste.

    ECOSYS: Ecology on the desktop

    These compact desktop color printers, the ECOSYS P7040cdn Series, consisting of the ECOSYS P7040cd, P6035cdn and P6130cdn, offer speeds up to 42 pages per minute (ppm) in both color and black and white and paper capacities up to 2,100 sheets. The new color MFPs, the ECOSYS M6535cidn Series, sharing the same core engine as the printers, consists of four models, boasting speeds up to 37 ppm in both color and black and white and come with a standard 75-sheet document processor.

    The ECOSYS M6535cidn and M6035cidn are both HyPAS-capable MFPs, allowing for easy accommodation of advanced workflow needs with Kyocera’s powerful business applications. In addition, the series also includes the ECOSYS M6530cdn and the M6030cdn (The ECOSYS M6030cdn is only available in Latin America).

    These new Kyocera desktop color printers and MFPs are optimized with ECOSYS technology, ensuring that they’re as flexible as they are powerful. Their notable features include:

    • Output speeds up to 42 pages per minute;
    • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology;
    • Standard print, copy, scan, and black-and-white fax (MFPs);
    • Optional USB host interface for “print-from” and “scan-to” convenience (MFPs);
    • Standard USB host interface for on-the-go printing (printers);
    • Built-in gigabit Ethernet for high-speed data processing;
    • Standard Apple AirPrint™ capability for mobile printing; and
    • Customizable 7-inch tablet-like displays (M6535cidn/M6035cidn).

    TASKalfa: Efficiency in a compact footprint

    The TASKalfa 406ci Series, consisting of the TASKalfa 406ci, 356ci, and 306ci, are efficient and robust, yet compact multifunctional printers that offer all of the power typically associated with their A3 counterparts—including output speeds up to 42 ppm. Equally important, these flexible devices can assume countless configurations; including a number of advanced finishing options, including a 3,000 sheet finisher equipped with staple and hole punch. The TASKalfa 406ci Series are all HyPAS-enabled, to facilitate the installation of Kyocera’s broad portfolio of powerful business applications right out of the box.

    Some notable TASKalfa features are:

    • Output speeds up to 42 ppm in black or color;
    • 1,200 dpi resolution standard (TASKalfa 406ci and 356ci)
    • Compact footprints;
    • Flexible configurations;
    • Tablet-like home screens;
    • Standard print, copy, scan;
    • Optional fax capabilities; 
    • Optional finishing including 3,000 sheet finishers with three-position stapling and hole punch; and
    • Banner printing through the MPT.

    Pricing and Availability

    These devices will be available through authorized Kyocera dealers in the first half of FY16.

    To find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera’s dealer locator at: usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com.

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    March 18, 2015
    Japanese Company KYOCERA Document Solutions Opens Subsidiary in Chile Strengthening Its Expansion in Latin America

    FAIRFIELD,NJ - MARCH 18, 2015 - KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world’s leading Japanese document solutions companies, today announced it has opened a subsidiary in Santiago, KYOCERA Document Solutions Chile S.P.A., to expand its business in the South American country. Through this subsidiary, KYOCERA expects a double-digit revenue increase every year within the Chile market, maximizing market penetration.

    “Chile is a critical growth market for KYOCERA, with its advanced technological infrastructure, stable economy and ease of doing business,” said Norihiko Ina, President & CEO for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. ”Historically, Chile has been a pioneer in introducing new technologies in the region and has always been perceived as one of the strongest countries in Latin America.”

    KYOCERA Document Solutions will reinforce and strengthen its business with this new division, leveraging the marketing networks and success built by the previous distributor, and providing document solutions services to all customers in Chile.

    Mr. Ina continued, “The purpose and mission of KYOCERA Document Solutions Chile is to deploy the KYOCERA Total Document Solutions approach in all our activities, in order to increase customers’ document value in an environmentally friendly manner in the Chilean market.”

    KYOCERA's core activity will be to strengthen its business with Chilean Government institutions and major businesses located in Santiago, while exploring new market channels to expand its share in Chile.

    The General Manager of KYOCERA Document Solutions Chile, Rodrigo Almarza, pinpoints the business strengths that the Company offers to organizations, "Through the combination of award-winning document imaging technology and powerful business applications, KYOCERA can transform complex document workflows into simple processes that any organization can benefit from long-term.”

    The Chilean operation becomes the third subsidiary of KYOCERA Document Solutions in Latin America – already established in Mexico and Brazil.



    A KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. é líder mundial no fornecimento de sistemas de manuseio de documentos digitais e de gerenciamento de documentos conectáveis a computadores, incluindo equipamentos multifuncionais/impressoras digitais prontas para rede, impressoras a laser, equipamentos multifuncionais/impressoras coloridas, aparelhos de fax a laser digitais e soluções de tecnologia de imagem multifuncional e em grandes formatos.

    A KYOCERA Document Solutions America é uma empresa do grupo KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., uma empresa central da Kyocera Corporation, líder mundial no desenvolvimento e fabricação de cerâmicas avançadas e produtos associados, incluindo equipamentos de telecomunicação, pacotes de semicondutores e componentes eletrônicos. A KYOCERA Document Solutions America, a primeira empresa de soluções para documentos com dados de venda certificados de terceiros, já recebeu diversos prêmios por seus produtos de alto desempenho, confiabilidade e economia de custo. O faturamento consolidado da Kyocera Corporation superou US$ 12.721 bilhões no ano fiscal encerrado em 31 de março de 2015. A Kyocera possui mais de 68,185 funcionários em todo o mundo (em 31 de março de 2015). Conversão do dólar americano baseada na taxa de USD1 = JPY120, com arredondamento para a unidade mais próxima. 

    A Kyocera possui mais de 68,185 funcionários em todo o mundo (em 31 de março de 2015). Conversão do dólar americano baseada na taxa de USD1 = JPY120, com arredondamento para a unidade mais próxima.

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    March 16, 2015


    FIVE KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA MULTIFUNCTIONAL PRODUCTS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY BUYERS LABORATORY


    Two Color MFPS and Three Monochrome Devices Noted for Reliability in BLI Lab Tests

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 16, 2015 – 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 7551ci and 3051ci color multifunctional products (MFPs), and the TASKalfa 5501i, 3501i, and 3010i monochrome MFPs. BLI, a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, awarded each of the five devices its Highly Recommended/Excellent rating for reliability. Both color MFPs earned additional Excellent commendations for value; the monochrome devices were also recognized with top marks in value as well and print quality. 

    In evaluating the color MFPs, BLI cited their “outstanding reliability,” and noted that their excellent features combined with a lower acquisition cost “make for an outstanding value.” Equally important, BLI noted that these color devices had “faster than average tested scan speeds” and “smaller than average color scan file sizes.”

    The monochrome devices performed just as admirably. Also cited for their “excellent reliability,” these MFPs stood out for being feature rich compared to comparable models, and were lauded for their halftone range, extensive drum life, fast duplex scan speeds, and user-friendly control panels.

    “It’s an honor to be recognized by Buyer’s Lab, especially in these key areas,” said Danielle Wolowitz, senior director of corporate marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Our focus has always been, and remains, on reliability, value, and performance. The BLI tests validate our efforts. We’re delighted to receive this news, and look forward to passing it on to our customers and dealers.”

    When conducting tests in all key performance areas, BLI found that these five Kyocera TASKalfa devices outperformed other MFPs in their respective classes, receiving top grades in reliability, value, ease of use, print drivers, scan functions, multitasking, print productivity, print quality, setup, utilities, and security features. 

    BLI is a respected independent provider of analytic information that buyers and IT directors trust to guide them when purchasing imaging equipment.

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    February 13, 2015


    Test Facilities at KYOCERA Document Solutions’ R&D Center Receive International Standard ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for Chemical Emissions

    Osaka, Japan — February 13, 2015 —KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. announces that the test facilities located at its R&D center (Osaka City) have received International Standard ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as a chemical emission test site by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA), an accreditation body for test facilities.

    ISO/IEC 17025 is an International Standard designed for the accreditation of test and calibration processes in specific fields of testing, which ensures that the test process, calibration processes, and test laboratories conform to a quality management system, and that the laboratory is equipped to perform tests and calibration activities at a global standard.

    KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. was accredited for chemical emission tests in VOC*1, ozone, dust, and UFP*2 of printers and MFPs, in accordance with RAL UZ-171 determined by German Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification (RAL, Deutches Institut für Gutersicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V.). The company’s R&D center had been certified by Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung) as a chemical emission test site for the German eco-label “Blue Angel” on October 25, 2013*3. With the accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025, the company now can carry out in-house chemical emission tests which are necessary for obtaining the U.S. environmental rating system “EPEAT®” and environmental labels in other countries. 

    In an effort to contribute to social needs to protect the environment, the company has been analyzing chemical substances emitted from products and materials used to manufacture products, and been enhancing various evaluation systems in the development of products. Seitaro Yoshida, the company’s Executive Officer and Senior General Manager at the Corporate R&D Division comments, “We strive to continue to provide safe and reliable products to our customers, by maintaining high reliability of analysis data through continuous quality management and by using the obtained data in product development. We must not only maintain the accreditation but also make further efforts to enhance our technology to contribute to establishing a sustainable society.”

    ※1 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), such as toluene, xylene and ethyl acetate, which are contained in paints, printer inks, adhesives, detergents, gasoline, thinners, etc.
    ※2 Ultrafine Particles (UFP), up to 0.1 micrometer in diameter. In consideration of the effects on the human body, many environmental labels such as the Blue Angel set a strict standard for UFP emission from MFPs and printers.
    ※3 Details can be found at news release as of January 28, 2014. 

    Outline of Accreditation 
    Accreditation Standard: ISO/IEC 17025:2005
    Accreditation Body: Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, INC. (PJLA)
    Initial Accreditation date: November 21, 2014
    Accreditation No.: 83025
    Certificate No.: L14-341 Details
    Field of test: Chemical
    Products tested: Printer, copy machine and multifunctional copy machine
    Specific test: Emission test on basis of RAL-UZ171 (VOC, Ozone, Dust, UFP)

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    February 5, 2015


    New KYOCERA Document Solutions America Applications Boosts Efficiency and Employee Productivity


    Share files quickly, easily, and securely with DMConnect 

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. – February 4, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of a new business application that allows users to scan, capture and route hard copy documents to an existing document management system. The application, DMConnect, transforms a KYOCERA multifunctional product (MFP) into an on-ramp for capturing hardcopy documents and processes the data according to an organization’s specific requirements. Administrators can create customized workflows within their existing infrastructure utilizing tools such as workflow wizard and workflow studio.

    DMConnect offers advanced features like multi-destination workflows, user group restrictions and searchable list fields. By customizing their document processes, businesses can streamline their operations to more easily comply with regulatory standards. Plus, users can take advantage of optional document enhancement features, such as optical character recognition (OCR) powered by Nuance OmniPage, to transform hard copy documents into searchable text.

    “DMConnect helps organizations boost productivity and adhere to regulatory requirements,” says Danielle Wolowitz, senior director, Corporate Marketing Group for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “With this powerful app, businesses can maximize the value of their Kyocera hardware and software infrastructure investment.”

    DMConnect offers a range of benefits. With it, users can:

     

      Remove blank pages for cleaner documents and smaller file sizes;