The world’s leading authority on document imaging devices, Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) today announced the winners of its Summer 2011 “Picks” in the critical colour printer and printer MFP categories, with two of the awards going to Kyocera. Presented twice each year, BLI’s “Pick” awards acknowledge the devices that are the best of the best and clearly stand above their respective peers.
After BLI analysts and editors spent months evaluating lab test data in such critical performance areas as reliability, image quality, ease of use and cost of ownership, the following models were selected by BLI as a“Pick” winner:
Kyocera FS-C5250DN - Outstanding A4 Colour Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups
Kyocera FS-C2126MFP+ Outstanding A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups
Robust Features Earn Kyocera “Pick” Award
Reliability, productivity and a robust feature set have won a “Pick” for the Kyocera FS-C5250DN in the mid-size workgroup category. “In the test that is one of the most key indicators of real-world performance, the FS-C5250DN’s performance was at the top of its class, clearly proving this printer can handle just about anything workgroups will throw at it,” said David Sweetnam, who heads BLI’s European research and lab services. “High memory and paper capacities, loads of standard security features and long-life consumables make this unit that much more attractive.”
“The 26-ppm Kyocera FS-C2126MFP+ demonstrated impeccable reliability in BLI’s two-month lab evaluation, with not a single misfeed occurring during its 32,500-impression durability test, and no service calls required,” said Sweetnam. This device comes equipped with an RADF and a USB port that allows for direct printing of files from a flash drive. “The unit’s first-page-out times and first-copy out times were well above average, and its first-page time from energy-save mode is one of the fastest in its class. The ‘+’ model’s LED light source for scanning makes it even more energy-efficient, so users can be environmentally responsible without losing productivity.”
Kyocera Mita Product Manager Steve Mitchell comments: “Reliability in the real world is one of the key selling points of the Kyocera range, so we are delighted that BLI has singled out this feature as a compelling benefit of both the FS-C5250DN and FS-C2126MFP+. We aim to make colour functionality easily accessible and highly cost-effective for our customers, and winning these coveted awards proves that we are achieving our ambition.”