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Kyocera Mita America Multifunctional Products and Printers Named Winter 2012 Pick Winners by Buyers Lab

TASKalfa 7550ci Color MFP, TASKalfa 6550ci Color MFP and TASKalfa 4550ci Color MFP, and FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP Color Multifunctional Printers Earn BLI Awards for Robustness, Reliability and Excellent Value (January 24, 2012)

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), a leading provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, awarded the TASKalfa 7550ci color multifunctional product (MFP), TASKalfa 6550ci Color MFP and TASKalfa 4550ci color MFP, and the FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP color multifunctional printers, with Winter 2012 Pick awards in part for their outstanding value, productivity and feature set.

"BLI's semi-annual 'Pick' awards recognize only those document imaging solutions demonstrating outstanding reliability, performance and value proposition during our two-month evaluation process," said George Mikolay, senior product editor for A3/Copier MFPs at BLI. "The capabilities demonstrated by Kyocera's TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci and TASKalfa 4550ci color MFPs have proven best-of-breed, and the FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP outperformed all other color multifunctional printers in its class tested in the last six months -- all proving worthy of BLI's Winter 2012 'Pick' award."

The TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci and TASKalfa 4550ci color MFPs and the FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP color multifunctional printers endured BLI's rigorous in-house evaluation in its laboratory, during which they were tested for reliability, productivity, image quality, ease of use and a range of other criteria.

"The honor of having received BLI's Winter 2012 Picks for so many Kyocera color multifunctional products and printers is extremely gratifying, and provides validation that we're delivering on our commitment to our customers and independent dealers," said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing for Kyocera Mita America. "It's an honor to receive recognition for Kyocera's high speed TASKalfa 7550ci and TASKalfa 6550ci color MFPs; as well as the TASKalfa 4550ci color MFP and FS-C2626MFP/FS-C2526MFP color multifunctional printers, as we maintain our promise of delivering Kyocera color MFPs with superior performance and ultra reliability at the best end-user value."

Twice a year with its "Pick" awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI's unique evaluations. For its Winter 2012 Pick awards, BLI researchers completed a rigorous evaluation process, including extensive durability testing. "Pick" winners rise above the competition in key areas such as reliability, value, productivity, image quality, feature set, and ease of use and administration. Consequently, a BLI "Pick" is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products' strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI's web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI's unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI's test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers' literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call (201) 488-0404, visit, or e-mail

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of the Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Mita America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products' high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2011.

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Butler
Kyocera Mita America, Inc.
Phone: 973.882.4460
Email: Email Contact

Patrick Dixon
Finn Partners for Kyocera Mita America, Inc.
Phone: 212.593.6441
Email: Email Contact

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