KYOCERA Document Solutions recently announced that Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories, Inc. (BERTL), a leading independent testing laboratory for imaging devices and workflow solutions, honoured KYOCERA’s colour and monochrome TASKalfa multifunctional product (MFP) series with its Spring 2012 ‘Best Office Line of the Year’ award.
The KYOCERA TASKalfa devices honoured by the BERTL Best Office Line of the Year award include: the TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci, TASKalfa 5550ci, TASKalfa 4550ci, TASKalfa 3550ci, and TASKalfa 3050ci colour MFPs; as well as the TASKalfa 8000i, TASKalfa 6500i, TASKalfa 5500i, TASKalfa 4500i, TASKalfa 3500i monochrome MFPs.
“Kyocera’s TASKalfa devices are a powerful and efficient series of colour and monochrome MFPs. Further optimised by HyPAS technology, this MFP product line clearly demonstrates the leading technology required to achieve BERTL’s auspicious Office Line of the Year award, said Art Wynne, President of BERTL. “KYOCERA’s TASKalfa line is very intuitive, easy to navigate and its ultra-reliability and long-life technology deliver superior performance over all other products tested by BERTL.”
BERTL analysts evaluated several hundred MFPs in 2011 and identified key features that made KYOCERA’s TASKalfa series stand out from the competition, honouring the series with the BERTL Best Office Line of the Year award. BERTL analysts found that from device setup, to printing, copying and scanning, all TASKalfa devices outperformed every other office product lines tested during the year.
“KYOCERA constantly raises industry standards with all of its ultra-reliable products, and being recognised by BERTL’s for the Office Line of the Year award for its industry-leading TASKalfa line of MFPs is a result of our continuing commitment to excellence,” states Michael Powell, Product Marketing Manager, KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa Pty Ltd.
BERTL combines its comprehensive knowledge of the competitive landscape with feedback from buyers about their product and supplier experiences to identify worthy products. While print or copy speeds are important, it is the feature set, functionality, and performance that are key considerations in judging which products are “BERTL’s Best.”
BERTL examines network management utilities, concurrency and contention, print and copy productivity, image quality, return on investment, competitive advantages, accessibility, design and build quality, standard functions, modularity of design and upgrade path, installation, and several other categories to determine which products stand out from the competition.