KYOCERA MITA honored WITH BERTL’s five star, exceptional ratings for TASKalfa MFPs

19 July 2010

KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V. today announced that it has been recognized by BERTL, Inc. with Five Star, Exceptional ratings for its TASKalfa 300i, TASKalfa 420i and TASKalfa 520i black and white multifunctional products (MFP). BERTL’s Five Star, Exceptional rating is reserved exclusively for devices that deliver an outstanding range of business-critical features and functions, are innovative, easy to use, well-designed and represent exceptional value for the money for their target base. BERTL, Inc. is a leading news, research and critical analysis service for the office technology industry.

BERTL, Inc. analysts evaluated several hundred copiers, printers, fax, multi-functional, colour and production devices to identify the select group of devices that stand apart from the others. KYOCERA’s TASKalfa monochrome MFPs earned recognition from BERTL for their ability to offer high productivity speeds, class-leading preventive maintenance (PM) schedules (300,000 for the 300i, 500,000 for the 420i/520i), and industry-leading memory capacity of 2GB of RAM and 160GB hard disk drive. KYOCERA’s TASKalfa series received high marks for print and copy productivity, high image resolution of 600dpi for optimum image quality, extensive paper supply for the 300i (2,200 sheets) and 420i/520i (4,200 sheets), as well as document finishing and security features. "KYOCERA is committed to surpassing industry standards for all of our ultra-reliable and value-driven products, and receiving BERTL Five Star, Exceptional ratings for our industry-leading monochrome MFPs is a result of our continual commitment to excellence," said Oliver Kreth, General Manager European Marketing Center. "This recognition by BERTL further demonstrates KYOCERA's dedication to delivering class- and industry-leading document imaging products with superior durability, print quality and the lowest total cost of ownership."

KYOCERA also received high marks for its customizable application development platform, HyPAS (Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions), designed to extend the value of KYOCERA’s MFPs through both Java and Web Service applications. HyPAS allows KYOCERA and its dealers to customize many of its products to specific business applications and improve efficiency for the end-user. “KYOCERA has clearly proven its ability to offer MFPs that deliver an outstanding range of business-critical features and functions with the performance and durability that allow businesses to optimize their document imaging needs while controlling costs,” said Megan Cadematori, vice president at BERTL, Inc. “KYOCERA’s TASKalfa monochrome MFPs have demonstrated what it means to achieve BERTL’s Five Star, Exceptional rating.”


The 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.
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. Covering all major imaging manufacturers, BERTL publishes the world’s most extensive Web site of evaluation reports, comparisons data, vertical market research, news and more on copiers, printers, MFPs, production and workgroup scanners, fax machines, color and production equipment and wide format devices. BERTL reports, research and other industry informative services are available in a range of specialized subscription services. To learn more about BERTL, visit or telephone 1.973.882.0200.


KYOCERA MITA is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its product range consists of ECOSYS printers, reliable multifunctional systems and wide format devices, completed by supplies, efficient document solutions and comprehensive services. KYOCERA MITA provides innovative products, 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 marked its 50th anniversary in 2009. 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.