KYOCERA wins array of BERTL awards

New range awarded BERTL's Best

25 July 2009

KYOCERA MITA, the leading document imaging company, has received multiple awards in 2009 BERTL’s Best Awards for both its TASKalfa colour and multifunctional copier range and its mono and colour ECOSYS printers.

BERTL, Inc is a leading global news, research and critical analysis service for the office technology industry. BERTL analysts review current product lines and new product introductions to identify the select group of devices and software that stand apart from the others.

The awards support KYOCERA’s mission to offer document imaging solutions that provide superior image quality, unsurpassed performance and ultra-reliability, while also minimising both Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and environmental impact.

TASKalfa 500ci Colour MFP Series

BERTL's Best 2009 Logo
Building on the successful launch of the TASKalfa colour MFP series earlier this year, BERTL has recognised the TASKalfa products in their Best Awards with:
Best Digital Imaging MFP Colour Range for the TASKalfa 500ci series
Best Departmental Colour A3 Range with an Outstanding Print Feature Set for the TASKalfa 500ci series
Most Innovative Colour MFP Control Panel Features with User Help Options for the TASKalfa 500ci series
Best Value for Price Colour A3 MFP in Segment 4 for the TASKalfa 400ci

In selecting the TASKalfa 500ci series, BERTL noted KYOCERA’s strong colour imaging capabilities, the quick and seamless performance via a user friendly control panel and long life consumables benefits, as well as its industry leading engine that provides superior results on a daily basis.

BERTL Labs also certified each device in the TASKalfa colour series with Five Star ratings for their high colour quality, impeccable reliability and the ease of use for performing tasks.

In the mono MFP category, the TASKalfa 820/620 series received:
Best Departmental Monochrome A3 MFP Range with Outstanding Print Feature Set for the TASKalfa 820/620
Best Value for Price Monochrome MFP in Segment 5 for the TASKalfa 820

The TASKalfa 820/620 impressed BERTL with its strong performance and reliability with an easy-to-use interface for workgroups and enterprises to address their printing, scanning, copying and optional faxing needs and the strong value of the solution.

ECOSYS Colour and Black & White Printers

BERTL also awarded their BEST 2009 awards to KYOCERA’s latest range of ECOSYS colour and mono desktop printers.

• The FS-C5300DN won the Best Digital Imaging Desktop Colour A4 Printer BERTL noted its strength in providing vibrant colour consistency for workgroup users.
• The FS-3920DN received the Best Productive Monochrome Printer with BERTL noting it’s exceptionally low operating costs for its class and its combination of performance and value.
• The FS-1350DN was awarded Best Value for Price Monochrome Printer, for Segment 3, for its ability to provide exceptional performance and the lowest total cost of ownership to SMBs and small workgroups.

“KYOCERA has clearly proven its ability to be successful in bringing MFPs, printers and capture software to market that offer the performance and durability that allow businesses to optimize their peripheral operations and control costs,” said Margie Davis, managing director at BERTL, Inc. “Across their portfolio, from TASKalfa colour MFPs to ECOSYS printers, KYOCERA has demonstrated what it means to be counted among BERTL’s Best.”

“As a company with a proud legacy in bringing innovative, high value and ecologically-minded products to business users worldwide, KYOCERA takes great satisfaction in being recognized by BERTL for the outstanding quality and integrity of its products,” said Katsumi Komaguchi, president of KYOCERA MITA Corporation. “In the past few years, KYOCERA has invested heavily in research and development to bring ultra-reliable, high performance hardware with software solutions that allow our dealers to customize the device for end-users to address their specific business needs. This recognition marks an important milestone for us as we seek to push innovation forward across our TASKalfa MFP and ECOSYS printer brands.”

KYOcapture Document Capture Workflow Solution

In addition to its hardware performance and value, KYOcapture received the Best MFP Workflow Document Management Solution.

Aimed at small to medium-sized businesses, KYOcapture earned recognition for its ability to streamline workflow and enhance efficiency at the physical device and on the company network.
Dedicated to providing office technology solutions that address today’s demanding business environments, KYOCERA document imaging solutions use long life consumables to reduce downtime and enhance efficiency. Energy Star™ certified for their operating efficiency, KYOCERA TASKalfa MFPs and ECOSYS printers automatically migrate to standby mode when not in use to reduce power costs.


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KYOCERA MITA is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its product range consists of printers, multifunctional systems, wide format devices, parts, supplies and efficient office output solutions. KYOCERA MITA provides innovative products with superior printer controllers, built on a foundation of long-life components, allowing it to offer its customers low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. For further information, visit:
KYOCERA MITA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation, which marks its 50th anniversary this year. Ranked no. 418 on Forbes magazine’s 2009 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, KYOCERA Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-tech ceramics, electronic components, solar cells and electronic office equipment. KYOCERA Corporation’s long-term growth strategy is to focus on business that supports telecommunications, information processing, environmental protection and the preservation of quality of life.