KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa is delighted to announce that the European Buyer’s Laboratory (BLI) ‘Summer 2014 Pick of the Year award’ has been given to the ECOSYS M6026cidn/M6526cidn 26ppm A4 colour MFPs for workgroups for the third time in this segment alongside the prestigious ‘Highly Recommended Award’ for the ECOSYS M6026cidn/M6526cidn, and the A4 Monochrome MFP models M2535dn/M2035dn/M2530dn/M2030dn. The criteria for the awards are extensive and KYOCERA’s devices outperformed the rest when it came to reliability, image quality and environmental features.

KYOCERA’s ECOSYS M6026cidn/M6526cidn earned the BLI’s Summer 2014 Pick of the Year for Outstanding Solutions-Enabled A4 Colour MFP for Small Workgroups. These models offer seamless integration which is typically only available for much larger A3 devices, due to HyPAS™ embedded platform. HyPAS™ software is developed by KYOCERA for third parties; even the smallest workgroup workflows can benefit from individual applications which can be controlled from the intuitive control panel on the device, providing true KYOCERA differentiation.

“To be awarded the BLI Summer Pick award for the third time for our A4 colour MFPs recognizes that our continuous development in this segment is working and we continue to improve our leadership position in A4 colour MFPs (26-30ppm). The combination of hardware reliability, the unique HyPAS™ platform, which offers an extremely powerful tool that integrates with any network environment, applications such as MyQ, that controls and secures document workflow, and PinPointScan, that simplifies scan workflows, makes the ECOSYS M6526cidn the only plausible solution for small workgroups who need an all-around device,” outlined Wayne Holborn, Managing Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa.

The highly recommended awards were given to the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn, M2535dn/M2035dn and M2530dn/M2030dn because they stood out in key performance areas, receiving top marks in standard and maximum memory capacities and showing exceptional speeds for time to first page from energy save mode.

In addition, all products received the Certificate of Reliability. Martin Soane, BLI’s European Lab Manager commented, “Reliability is one of the most important criteria for most buyers and KYOCERA continues to excel in this area. We have come to expect reliability, but KYOCERA just keeps raising the bar in the reliability stakes.”

Other features that made KYOCERA stand out were the new KX driver version 6 which sees improvements to configuration settings and enhanced graphics to ensure fewer clicks are needed for superior usability. Excellent image quality including crisp text, combined with high engine productivity due to the powerful controller technology mean print jobs can be completed quickly, which is ideal for the demanding modern workplace.

Holborn continues, “We are delighted to receive such glowing results across so many products. The awards validate our continuous drive to provide our customers with value, reliability and performance.”

About BLI’s awards
Twice a year with its Pick of the Year awards, BLI gives special recognition in each category to those products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests.
BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that takes approximately two months to complete. The evaluation includes an extensive durability test, during a portion of which each unit is run at the manufacturer’s maximum duty cycle. BLI’s durability test is unique among office product evaluations and uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.

Other performance attributes evaluated include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value, among others. Each product that successfully passes BLI’s lab test earns BLI’s “Recommended” or “Highly Recommended” seal and a BLI “Certificate of Reliability” and qualifies as a Pick award contender. Consequently, a BLI Pick is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions Cape Town

Since 1992 KYOCERA Document Solutions Cape Town has helped small, medium and large businesses attain optimal document efficiencies with industry-leading service delivery. As a leading partner of KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa, we have attained the highest standards of marketing, installation and support of its products and solutions.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions

KYOCERA Document Solutions, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including colour and monochrome multifunctional products as well as printers and wide format devices. Kyocera’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability and less waste – resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product. The KYOCERA Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimise and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment.
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of KYOCERA Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31 2017, KYOCERA Corporation’s net sales totalled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. EUR 11.9 billion).