Kyocera Mita Canada Ltd., one of Canada’s
leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of the
TASKalfa(R) 500ci series of Colour Multifunctional Products (MFP). Designed
for today’s demanding businesses, the TASKalfa 500ci Colour MFP series
combines exceptional Colour printing, scanning, copying and optional faxing,
along with easy-to-use features that maximize efficiency and streamline tasks.

The TASKalfa 500ci series, features a bold new black and silver exterior,
delivers power, performance, quality and ultra-reliability, in four new
models: the TASKalfa 500ci (40 pages per minute (ppm) Colour/50 ppm black);
TASKalfa 400ci, (40 ppm Colour/40 ppm black); TASKalfa 300ci (30 ppm Colour/30
ppm black); and the TASKalfa 250ci (25 ppm Colour/25 ppm black).

Kyocera’s long-life technology, known to deliver the ultra-reliability
that businesses demand, helps reduce required service intervention while
maximizing performance in every environment. The TASKalfa 500ci series is
built with Kyocera’s long-life consumable technology, including the company’s
Amorphous Silicon (ASi) drums, thus delivering maximum business “uptime”
through a class leading 300,000 page preventive maintenance (PM) schedule.
This incredible PM cycle creates longer intervals of time between required
service visits and helps minimize maintenance costs for end-users.

The exceptional and consistent image quality of the new TASKalfa 500ci
series is the result of a new Colour engine by Kyocera, featuring 8-bit Colour
output and incorporating Kyocera’s new micro-particle toner.

“Kyocera understands the importance of quality Colour imaging and
streamlined document workflow solutions, so we purposefully aligned our R&D
efforts to build every possible enhancement into this new series,” said
Raymond Baraya, President, Kyocera Mita Canada. “We are confident our dealers
and their end-users will clearly recognize the value of the TASKalfa 500ci
series – no matter the size or complexity of their imaging needs. TASKalfa
raises the bar for the industry, and will be a successful solution by which
Kyocera will be measured by for some time.” All models incorporate a vibrant
8.5-inch Colour touch screen control panel, standard duplex and can include up
to a 4,100 sheet paper capacity with the ability to accommodate heavier paper
stock (up to 120 lb Index), all with advanced finishing and paper handling

The TASKalfa 500ci and 400ci comes standard with two 160GB Hard Disk
Drives (HDD) and the 300ci and 250ci features a standard 80GB HDD. The
TASKalfa series offers the choice of two optional document processors, Dual
Scan or a Reversing Automatic Document Processor. With speeds up to 100 inches
per minute, the optional dual scan document processor reads double-sided pages
in a single pass for maximum productivity. In addition, the TASKalfa 500ci
series offers several standard scanning destinations, including
Scan-to-E-mail, Scan-to-Folder (SMB), Scan-to-FTP, Scan-to-USB, WSD scanning
(Windows(R) Vista) and TWAIN scanning, with resolutions ranging from 200-600

The 500ci series offers an optional Super G3 fax/network fax for
high-speed document delivery. Each model boasts solid monthly duty cycles
(200,000 for the 500ci, 160,000 for the 400ci, 130,000 for the 300ci and
100,000 for the 250ci), and comes standard with a USB host interface for
convenient print-from and scan-to any USB drive in PDF, JPEG, TIFF and XPS
file formats – all via the touch screen control panel.


Security and Performance Delivered


The TASKalfa 500ci series offers cross-platform compatibility, connecting
to virtually any environment including Windows(R), Mac and Linux, with the
drivers, tools, utilities and software options to optimize workflow and help
guarantee performance in any business.

This comprehensive suite of value-add solutions assists in document
creation and output via Kyocera’s KX Driver and PRESCRIBE Solution for
on-demand Colour and black & white document creation; advanced document
workflow solutions such as KYOcapture; and flexible network and device
management tools such as KMnet Viewer and PrintQ Manager. For those businesses
with heightened security or compliance requirements, the 500ci series comes
standard with Secure Print and Security Watermark capabilities. An optional
Data Security Kit is also available which provides security overwrite and
encryption for printing, copying and scanning, ensuring that highly
confidential and critical information is never compromised.

The TASKalfa 500ci series also integrates with several third-party
solution providers, such as Equitrac, a leading cost accounting and recovery
software. In addition, Kyocera’s document workflow solutions such as
KYOcapture and KYOcapture Express integrate with many of the industry’s
leading document management systems, including SentryFile, LaserFishe,
Documentum, and Microsoft SharePoint.


Introducing TASKalfa – Kyocera’s New Product Brand


Kyocera’s new TASKalfa product brand mark, which means that every
end-user’s need – or task – is always a top priority, is also defining a new
global, strategic direction for future Kyocera MFP solutions.

This “No. 1 Priority” mission has been the inspiration behind the
advanced technology features that Kyocera has incorporated within its new
TASKalfa 500ci series, as well as the stimulus for a new global branding
initiative and the company’s bold move in designing the product line’s new
sleek black and silver exterior.

“There is true excitement behind the TASKalfa 500ci series and our new
brand, as we undeniably advance Kyocera’s respected position and engineering
reputation in the Canadian marketplace,” said Tony Swierkot, Marketing
Director, Kyocera Mita Canada. “With TASKalfa, business users can trust that
their imaging needs will be done right, the first time, every time, with a low
total cost of ownership, ultra-reliability, and the technical excellence
they’ve come to expect from Kyocera.”


Pricing and Availability


The TASKalfa 500ci, 400ci, 300ci and 250ci are available today through
authorized Kyocera Mita dealers at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of
$24,998, $16,998, $13,179, and $11,125 respectively. To find the nearest
dealer, or for more information, please visit Kyocera Mita Canada’s web site