KYOCERA MITA multifunctional devices and printers named winter 2012 pick winners by buyers lab

TASKalfa 7550ci colour MFP, TASKalfa 6550ci colour MFP, TASKalfa 4550ci colour MFP and FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP earn BLI Awards for robustness, reliability and excellent value

24 January 2012

KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, awarded the TASKalfa 7550ci colour multifunctional product (MFP), TASKalfa 6550ci Colour MFP and TASKalfa 4550ci colour MFP, and the FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP colour multifunctional printers, with Winter 2012 Pick awards in part for their outstanding value, productivity and feature set.

“BLI’s semi-annual ‘Pick’ awards recognize only those document imaging solutions demonstrating outstanding reliability, performance and value proposition during our two-month evaluation process,” said George Mikolay, senior product editor for A3/Copier MFPs at BLI. “The capabilities demonstrated by KYOCERA’s TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci and TASKalfa 4550ci colour MFPs have proven best-of-breed, and the FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP outperformed all other colour multifunctional printers in its class tested in the last six months – all proving worthy of BLI’s Winter 2012 ‘Pick’ award.”

The TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci and TASKalfa 4550ci colour MFPs and the FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP endured BLI’s rigorous in-house evaluation in its laboratory, during which they were tested for reliability, productivity, image quality, ease of use and a range of other criteria.

“The honour of having received BLI's Winter 2012 Picks for so many KYOCERA colour multifunctional devices is extremely gratifying, and provides validation that we’re delivering on our commitment to our customers and independent dealers," said Oliver Kreth, General Manager European Marketing, KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V. "It’s an honour to receive recognition for KYOCERA’s high speed TASKalfa 7550ci and TASKalfa 6550ci colour MFPs; as well as the TASKalfa 4550ci colour MFP and FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP colour multifunctional printers, as we maintain our promise of delivering KYOCERA colour MFPs with superior performance and ultra reliability at the best end-user value. The opportunity to integrate an EFI fiery controller with the TASKalfa machines gives our customers even greater colour management for professional colour output. Additionally with our HyPAS technology it is possible to integrate an MFP into existing workflows and increase device productivity beyond traditional functions.”

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 Winter 2012 Pick awards, BLI researchers completed a rigorous evaluation process, including extensive durability testing. “Pick” winners rise above the competition in key areas such as reliability, value, productivity, image quality, feature set, and ease of use and administration. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.


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. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

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. 604 on Forbes magazine’s 2011 “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.