18 August 2014
FAIRFIELD, NJ – August 15th, 2014 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that the BLI 'Summer Pick award' has been given to the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn 26ppm A4 color MFP for workgroups for the third time in this segment alongside the prestigious 'highly recommended award' for the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn, and the A4 Monochrome MFP models M2535dn/M2035dn. The criteria for the awards are extensive and the Kyocera devices outperformed the rest when it came to reliability, image quality and environmental features.
The Kyocera ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn earned the BLI’s Summer 2014 Pick for Outstanding Solutions-Enabled A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups. These models offer seamless solutions integration which is typically only available on larger A3 devices, due to Kyocera’s HyPAS embedded platform. HyPAS business applications, developed by Kyocera or 3rd party software partners, allows organizations from the small workgroup to the enterprise the ability to share information, optimize resources, and streamline document flow, all from the intuitive control panel of the device, giving Kyocera true differentiation.
"These prestigious BLI pick awards for our robust A4 color line-up further strengthen Kyocera’s message of a total documents solutions approach to solving critical business challenges.” said Danielle Wolowitz, senior director, product planning & product marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. "The combination of Kyocera’s hardware reliability with business applications provides an extremely robust offering that can integrate with virtually any environment, utilizing business applications such as AccuSender for secure file transfer and PinPoint Scan for simplifies scan workflows. This makes the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn the ideal solution for small workgroups who need an all-encompassing device"
The highly recommended awards were given to the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn and M2535dn/M2035dn 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 Reliability certification. 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 enhancements to configuration settings and intuitive 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.
Wolowitz 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 Picks
Twice a year with its Pick 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.