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Kyocera Announces New Solutions, Hardware and Branding at 2012 Dealer Show

By Dan DiGiacomo, Associate Editor, May 16, 2012

While the theme of Kyocera’s 2012 Pan-American Dealer Meeting urged attendees to “Focus on Success,” the company also had several changes to announce, including new global branding and new U.S. leadership. Ed Bialecki, senior vice president of sales for Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc., led the meeting’s general session at The Venetian in Las Vegas with the announcement that, as of April 1, the organization had officially changed its name globally to KYOCERA Document Solutions and appointed Nori Ina as president and CEO, KYOCERA Document Solutions America, replacing Michael Pietrunti. The name change is accompanied by a new logo and underscores Kyocera’s commitment to providing customers with complete solutions rather than just hardware. “We see the change as a tremendous opportunity, a new beginning if you will,” Bialecki said.

According to Katsumi Komaguchi, president of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., Kyocera achieved record sales of 242.3 billion yen (approximately $3 billion) for the fiscal year ending March 31, making 2011 the fourth consecutive year of sales growth for Kyocera and the best single year in company history, an impressive feat considering the poor economy and disasters in Japan. Komaguchi also set an ambitious sales goal of 700 billion yen (approximately $8.7 billion) for the coming year, with a solutions-centered plan for the future. Komaguchi stressed a global standardization of solution sales processes, an increase in HyPAS solution releases functionality and increased R&D engineering staff to strengthen its customized software capabilities.

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KYOCERA Document Solutions’ TASKalfa MFP Series Named BERTL’s Spring 2012 ‘Office Line of the Year’

OSAKA, Japan – April 24, 2012 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories, Inc. (BERTL), a leading independent testing laboratory for imaging devices and workflow solutions, honored Kyocera’s color and monochrome TASKalfa multifunctional product (MFP) series with its Spring 2012 ‘Best Office Line of the Year’ award.

The Kyocera TASKalfa devices honored by the BERTL Best Office Line of the Year award include: TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci, TASKalfa 5550ci, TASKalfa 4550ci, TASKalfa 3550ci, and TASKalfa 3050ci color MFPs; as well as the TASKalfa 8000i, TASKalfa 6500i, TASKalfa 5500i, TASKalfa 4500i, TASKalfa 3500i monochrome MFPs.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Simplifies Secure Network Scanning with PinPoint Scan

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 18, 2012 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the availability of PinPoint Scan, a business application created to enable simple and secure scanning from a Kyocera HyPAS-enabled Multifunctional Product (MFP) directly to a network connected personal computer (PC). As scanning is one of the most important functions of document workflow, Kyocera’s PinPoint Scan makes scanning from an MFP to a network connected PC as easy as scanning from a desktop scanner – but with the added speed and versatility Kyocera MFPs provide.

PinPoint Scan makes network scanning simple, requiring only a two-step installation process, one download to the MFP and one to a PC. Once installed, the straight-forward PC-side of PinPoint Scan allows end users to create and manage a unique personal identification number (PIN). Upon entering the PIN at any PinPoint Scan-enabled MFP on the network – that MFP will then rapidly search the network, find the user’s PC, and scan directly to it.

Kodak Sponsors Annual EFI User’s Conference and Demonstrates Workflow Integration with EFI Solutions

Rochester, NY -- Print service providers attending the EFI annual user’s conference, Connect 2012, will hear about the ongoing efforts of Kodak and EFI to expand connectivity between their solutions.

Attendees will learn how two-way flow of data between KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and EFI MONARCH MIS software and PACE MIS software can help improve job flow, minimize errors, and provide better visibility into planned versus actual production costs. Kodak also will demonstrate PRINERGY Workflow connectivity to EFI FIERY digital print controllers, which allows users to drive output to the most suitable offset or digital device, schedule jobs more easily, and maximize press usage—while also providing critical tracking and reporting information.

Kyocera Mita America Renamed KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.

 Las Vegas, NV and Fairfield, N.J. – Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, recently announced that its Company name changed to “KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.” effective April 1, 2012. In addition, a new company brand mark coincides with today’s announcement of a new Company name. The change reflects the Company’s growth as a global manufacturer of document imaging solutions and its commitment to develop products and business applications that deliver customer benefits of technological innovation and environmental sustainability.

“With technology and business needs rapidly evolving, we are beginning an era where our customers require total document solutions including document imaging hardware, business applications and services,” said Nori Ina, president and CEO, KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. “Our rebranding to KYOCERA Document Solutions is a declaration that our Company delivers total document solutions for streamlining communications, enhancing productivity, reducing operating costs and simplifying day-to-day activities for organizations of all sizes.”

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Business Applications for Mobile and Cloud Printing

Las Vegas, NV and Fairfield, N.J. – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, recently introduced its latest business applications, KYOCERA Mobile Print and KYOCERA Cloud Connect. The KYOCERA Mobile Print app enables mobile users to print and send files, scans and images from their mobile devices to select Kyocera document imaging devices in their network while KYOCERA Cloud Connect enables users to print and scan files in Evernote, a cloud service provider, directly from Kyocera’s HyPAS-enabled MFP Control Panels.

“More than ever, employees want to connect and sync their own iPhones, iPads or Android smartphones and tablets to enterprise resources to access and store data from anywhere at any time,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing, KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “In this new mobile business environment, end users require a simple way to print and scan documents and images from their mobile devices. Kyocera’s mobile apps provide a unique solution to make the office a truly mobile experience. Kyocera’s Cloud Connect and Mobile Print applications are the perfect examples of how end users can easily access and print their files not only from an MFP, but directly from their mobile devices as well.”

Kyocera Mita America Renamed KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.

LAS VEGAS and FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 11, 2012 - Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced today that its Company name changed to “KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.” effective April 1, 2012. In addition, a new company brand mark coincides with today’s announcement of a new Company name. The change reflects the Company’s growth as a global manufacturer of document imaging solutions and its commitment to develop products and business applications that deliver customer benefits of technological innovation and environmental sustainability.

“With technology and business needs rapidly evolving, we are beginning an era where our customers require total document solutions including document imaging hardware, business applications and services,” said Nori Ina, president and CEO, KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. “Our rebranding to KYOCERA Document Solutions is a declaration that our Company delivers total document solutions for streamlining communications, enhancing productivity, reducing operating costs and simplifying day-to-day activities for organizations of all sizes.”

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Has Its 'Focus on Success’ at FY13 Pan-American Dealer Meeting

 LAS VEGAS and FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 11, 2012 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today welcomed more than 1200 attendees from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Europe and Japan, to officially unveil its commitment to total solutions, new products, business applications, and marketing strategies for its dealer channel partners at the Company’s FY13 Pan-American Dealer Meeting.

Under the theme of “Focus On Success”, Kyocera executives shared key growth initiatives designed to help its independent dealer channel better compete and strategically expand their businesses, leveraging Kyocera’s powerful document imaging technology, business applications and support services. At the Pan-American Dealer Meeting, independent dealers are encouraged to differentiate their businesses and dramatically drive growth with Kyocera’s total solutions approach.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces Business Applications for Mobile and Cloud Printing

LAS VEGAS and FAIRFIELD, N.J. – April 11, 2012 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today introduced its latest business applications, KYOCERA Mobile Print and KYOCERA Cloud Connect. The KYOCERA Mobile Print app enables mobile users to print and send files, scans and images from their mobile devices to select Kyocera document imaging devices in their network while KYOCERA Cloud Connect enables users to print and scan files in Evernote, a cloud service provider, directly from Kyocera’s HyPAS-enabled MFP Control Panels.

Hardcopy Peripherals Play an Increasingly Crucial Role in Optimizing the IT Environment

IT Department's Responsibility for Hardcopy Peripherals

Many companies have recognized the need to examine the IT infrastructure from both
a cost perspective and a performance standpoint. This analysis can be referred to as
"IT optimization," and it includes an examination of computer hardware, software, and workflow processes to ensure peak performance of IT operations within the
enterprise.

One of the most often overlooked pieces of the IT optimization process is in printing and copying, or hardcopy as a whole. Perhaps the main reason that hardcopy is overlooked is the multilevel ownership/responsibility of the category. That is, printers are usually the responsibility of the IT department or individual departments, while copying equipment is usually managed by the facilities/office management department. The lack of a centralized point of management for hardcopy typically results in companies not being totally aware of their entire hardcopy equipment fleet. This lack of awareness about the fleet also translates into the high probability that these companies have little knowledge about how much they are spending to run hardcopy equipment on an ongoing basis. IDC has found that the costs to operate hardcopy equipment can be significant, especially if these costs are relatively
unmanaged. 

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