KYOCERA MITA wins BLI’s Monochrome Printer Line of the Year award

ECOSYS Printers and MFPs also commended for energy efficiency and high performance

10 February 2011

KYOCERA MITA is delighted to announce that its ECOSYS monochrome printer range has been recognised with a series of awards from analyst company Buyer’s Lab Inc., (BLI) culminating in the overall accolade of Monochrome Printer Line of the Year 2011

The prestigious printer “Line of the Year” award is given to the product range that demonstrates the highest overall performance in BLI’s rigorous testing procedures. Factors which are assessed include: reliability, overall economy, ease of use, print quality, and productivity. During 2010 BLI tested five KYOCERA monochrome laser printers, all of which achieved a "Highly Recommended" rating, with four of them earning individual "Pick" status. This consistently strong performance made the KYOCERA range a clear choice for the overall Line of the Year award.

BLI European Lab Manager David Sweetnam said, “Kyocera’s monochrome printers have always been very strong in the value they provide. From entry-level models through departmental A3 printers, Kyocera machines are robust and reliable workhorses that can easily withstand the stresses of busy workgroups. And because its ECOSYS printers utilise high-yield consumables, these models are easy on the budget and kind to the environment, too.”

FS-4020N recognised for Outstanding energy efficiency
BLI has also separately recognised the KYOCERA FS-4020N workgroup mono laser for its outstanding energy efficiency, remarking particularly on its “significantly lower than average” energy consumption when in sleep mode, and its fast warm-up time, which is around half that taken by competitive models.

KYOCERA printers and MFPs are best for workgroups
In awarding the FS-1320D, FS-1370DN and FS-3140MFP its Outstanding rating for mid-size workgroup devices, BLI applauded their “robust design, above-average ease of use and low cost of ownership“. BLI’s European Research Manager David Sweetnam commented: “These printers are exactly what business users need them to be—fast, affordable and reliable.“

Commenting on the wealth of award wins, Oliver Kreth, Marketing Director of KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V said: “KYOCERA MITA’s product line up is the strongest it has ever been. Winning this range of awards is welcome confirmation that the focus we put on incorporating usability, economy and efficiency into our devices is translating into real world benefit for our customers."

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