Hong Kong (April
26, 2012) – KYOCERA Document Solutions Asia Limited, one of the
world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Business
Equipment Research & Test Laboratories, Inc. (BERTL), a leading independent
testing laboratory for imaging devices and workflow solutions, honored KYOCERA’s
color and monochrome TASKalfa multifunctional product (MFP) series with its
Spring 2012 ‘Best Office Line of the Year’ award.
TASKalfa devices honored by the BERTL Best Office Line of the Year award
include: TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci, TASKalfa 5550ci, TASKalfa 4550ci,
TASKalfa 3550ci, and TASKalfa 3050ci color MFPs; as well as the TASKalfa 8000i,
TASKalfa 6500i, TASKalfa 5500i, TASKalfa 4500i, TASKalfa 3500i monochrome MFPs.
line is very intuitive and easy to navigate, and its ultra-reliability and
long-life technology deliver superior performance over other products tested by
BERTL, said Art Wynne, president, BERTL. “KYOCERA’s TASKalfa devices are a
powerful yet efficient series of color and monochrome MFPs optimized by HyPAS
technology to make a MFP product line that clearly demonstrates what it means to
achieve BERTL’s Office Line of the Year award.”
evaluated several hundred MFPs in 2011 and identified many key features that
made KYOCERA’s TASKalfa series stand out from the competition, honoring the
series with the BERTL Best Office Line of the Year award. BERTL analysts found
that, from device setup, to printing, copying and scanning, all TASKalfa devices
outperformed all other office product lines tested during the year.
"KYOCERA is raising
industry standards with all of its ultra-reliable products, and receiving
BERTL’s Office Line of the Year award for its industry-leading TASKalfa line of
MFPs is a result of our continual commitment to excellence," said Ryuzo Morita,
Corporate Strategy Planning Division, Managing Executive Officer for KYOCERA
Document Solutions Inc.
BERTL combines its
comprehensive knowledge of the competitive landscape with feedback from buyers
about their product and supplier experiences to identify worthy products. While
print or copy speeds are important, it is the feature set, functionality, and
performance that are key considerations in judging which products are "BERTL's
Best." BERTL examines network management utilities, concurrency and contention,
print and copy productivity, image quality, return on investment, competitive
advantages, accessibility, design and build quality, standard functions,
modularity of design and upgrade path, installation, and several other
categories to determine which products stand out from the competition.
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Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc., (BERTL) is an
independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective,
independent, product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on imaging
devices and software solutions. BERTL prohibits any manufacturer-control over
its product evaluations, and bases its opinions, ratings and awards on a
combination of rigorous analysis and worldwide customer satisfaction research
across 11 testing criteria: Build Quality, Network Administration, Security,
Workflow, Finish, Ease of Use, Media Handling, Printing, Image Quality,
Features, and Price. At all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end user.
BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product
ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its
worldwide subscriber base. To learn more about BERTL, visit www.BERTL.com or
Document Solutions ASIA
Document Solutions Asia Limited.(www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/asia),
headquartered in Hong Kong, 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 Asia is a group company of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc is 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 Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded
$15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2011.