KYOCERA MITA wins multiple buyers lab 2011 summer ‘PICK’ awards

TASKalfa 5550ci Colour MFP, Black & White FS-6030MFP, Colour FS-C2026MFP+ / FS-C2126MFP+ and FS-C5250DN Colour Printer earn BLI Awards for High Reliability and Excellent Value

08 August 2011

KYOCERA MITA, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI), a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, awarded the TASKalfa 5550ci colour multifunctional product (MFP), black & white FS-6030MFP, colour FS-C2026MFP+ / FS-C2126MFP+ and the FS-C5250DN colour printer with 2011 Summer Pick awards for robust feature set, reliability and productivity.

“The BLI Summer Picks recognize only those products demonstrating superior performance, reliability and value proposition during our rigorous evaluation process,” said David Sweetnam, European Laboratory and Research Manager at BLI. “The capabilities demonstrated by KYOCERA’s FS-6030MFP, FS-C2026MFP+, FS-C2126MFP+ and the FS-C5250DN colour printer have proven top of their class, and well-deserving of the 2011 BLI Summer ‘Pick’ award.”

George Mikolay, BLI senior product editor for A3/Copier MFPs added, “The TASKalfa 5550ci earned high marks across the board, producing better output quality than most competitors, and proving to be one of the most productive models in its speed range. These qualities, along with a well-designed control panel, excellent ease of network setup and robust finishing options, all for a lower than average price, make the TASKalfa 5550ci a cost-effective, yet high-quality system for a wide range of business documents.”

The TASKalfa 5550ci, FS-6030MFP, FS-C2026MFP+, FS-C2126MFP+ and the FS-C5250DN colour printer endured BLI’s rigorous in-house evaluation in its laboratory, during which they were tested for reliability, productivity, image quality and ease of use. These five devices outperformed all other products in their class, achieving BLI’s 2011 Summer Pick awards. The TASKalfa 5550ci previously received BLI’s highest lab test recognitions, ‘Highly Recommended’ and ‘Reliability Certified’ Ratings; designations reserved for the best all-around devices to enter the BLI lab.

“KYOCERA MFPs and printers are designed with the characteristics of ultra-reliability, unsurpassed performance, superior image quality and end-user value, and awards from BLI offer independent validation that we’re delivering the highest quality document imaging solutions to the market,” said Oliver Kreth, General Manager European Marketing, KYOCERA MITA Europe. “It’s gratifying to have received BLI 2011 Summer Picks for our TASKalfa 5550ci colour MFP, FS-6030MFP, FS-C2026MFP+, FS-C2126MFP+ and our FS-C5250DN colour printer, and it serves as a testament that KYOCERA continues delivering on the hallmarks that make our MFPs and printers worthy of such recognition.”

Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. For its 2011 Summer Pick Awards, BLI researchers completed a rigorous evaluation process, including extensive durability testing, during which each unit is run at half the monthly duty cycle over a 15-day period. “Pick” winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.


Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging solutions ( and devices (, the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on solutions, copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover almost 15,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ and bliQ Solutions Center competitive information services. These encyclopedic resources also provide quick and easy access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.

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About KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V.

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.