KYOCERA’s TASKalfa5551ci wins BLI ‘Winter Pick 2014’
14 March 2014
KYOCERA's TASKalfa5551ci wins BLI 'Winter Pick 2014'
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) “Highly Recommends” the TASKalfa 5551ci colour multifunctional product (MFP). BLI, a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, also awarded the KYOCERA TASKalfa 5551ci colour MFP it’s “Winter Pick 2014” award for “Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Colour MFP.” highlighting the MFP’s reliability and overall performance as two reasons for the strong recommendations.
When releasing the results for the TASKalfa 5551ci, BLI cited speeds of 50 pages-per-minute (ppm) in colour and 55 ppm in black, as well as “above average scan capabilities, including small compressed colour scan file sizes and faster than average scan speeds in duplex mode.” BLI also reported that the robust colour MFP exceeded rated toner yields for all four colours. Of equal importance was the MFP’s ability to multitask. BLI found that the TASKalfa MFP “experiences virtually no delays between jobs, and the number of print jobs that can be sent to the device is limited only by memory capacity.”
Perhaps most significant, BLI lauded the KYOCERA MFP’s value. BLI’s objective pricing analysis revealed that “the TASKalfa 5551ci is priced lower than average for comparably equipped models, while providing a very good feature set that includes among the highest standard memory and hard drive capacities, as well as the highest maximum paper capacity, for competitive models.”
Steve Mitchell, Group Marketing Manager at KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd said: “We’re delighted that our TASKAlfa 5551ci has performed so well in the exhaustive Buyer’s Lab tests which address all key performance areas. Our TASKalfa 5551ci was called ‘highly reliable’ and outperformed other MFPs in its class, receiving top grades in reliability, multitasking, administrative utilities, ease of use, ease of network setup, scan functions, feature set, and value. “
BLI is a respected, independent supplier of analytic information that buyers and IT directors trust to guide them when purchasing imaging equipment.