Sylvester de Koning, Product Marketing Expert at Kyocera Document Solutions Europe, explains how Kyocera’s commitment to continuous business improvement has yielded a new series of technologically advanced A3 MFP devices that represent the perfect choice for today’s agile work environments.
The needs of our customers are evolving rapidly. At Kyocera, we know that innovation is a continuous and necessary process that helps deliver the best possible solutions to our customers so that they can overcome new challenges and grow their business.
We are witnessing a period of tremendous disruption and there are brand-new opportunities for growth across all sectors. Today’s businesses need the right tools and resources to take advantage of this moment. They need to strike while the iron is hot.
The way we work and interact with one another has changed fundamentally, and organisations have been tasked with becoming more agile, flexible, and robust. They demand tools that help their employees work more efficiently. They want solutions that eliminate pains that have been a productivity drain in times gone by and solutions that help accelerate digital transformation.
These A3 colour MFP models have been designed with a focus on speed, efficiency, reliability and professional quality, and represent an ideal fit for the most demanding work environments, especially for small to medium-sized workgroups within organisations of all sizes.
The TASKalfa 3554ci series boasts a whole range of new features which, when combined with our renowned long-life technology, represents a formidable offering.
From an aesthetic point of view, both the TASKalfa 2554ci and TASKalfa 3554ci are equipped with a slick 10.1-inch resistive display. This intuitive and easy-to-use, full-colour touch panel offers fast and simple access to a wide range of document management functions including HyPAS applications.
The simplified tablet-like display offers a seamless transition between user interfaces, and gesture-based operations and make for an all-round improved user experience.
This, combined with an impressive print (25ppm/35ppm) and an optional state of the art document processor, the device offers scan speeds up to 200 images per minute with a large paper capacity of up to 320 sheets, saving valuable time when operating with substantial documents.
The largest concern for many businesses in the hybrid working age is security. The number of remote devices connecting to shared networks continues to soar and businesses are now facing an unprecedented wave of cybersecurity threats. To this end, the TASKalfa 3554ci series is fully prepared to prove its worth as a fundamental part of a robust security infrastructure.
Similar to its predecessor models, security has been a major area of focus and we are delighted with the new improvements such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Run Time Integrity Check (RTIC), Secure Boot and standard encryption/data overwrite functionality. Furthermore, several features and functions have been added as standard, including Online Certificate Status Protocol, Automatic update certification, TLS 1.3, SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) support and S/MIME. These will collectively contribute to strengthening overall device security.
Innovation and security are finely intertwined, and we will continue to upgrade our products with the latest security technologies so that our customers’ information assets receive the very best protection.
When it comes to hybrid working where staff are spread across multiple locations, we need devices that work. All downtime, regardless of the issue, is time lost. Frustrating downtime not only impacts our productivity, it can often disrupt an entire workflow. This inevitably trickles down to affect customer service – and not for the better.
Kyocera's new series is an A3 MFP industry pioneer in staple detection and its ultrasonic multiple paper feed detection feature ensures that no scanned pages are missed during the digitisation of a paper document. Meanwhile, documents are easily adjusted via the automatic tilted correction features from both the Document Processor or platen. Our new devices clearly illustrate why prevention is far better than cure.
Scanning to folders continues to be a pain for many, but with Kyocera’s new arrivals, the once complicated set up of Scan to Folder function has now been made easy on both the MFP and PC so that users can quickly and easily choose and create destination folders.
Uncertain times call for partners you can depend upon. Having been recognised as the Most Reliable Colour Copier MFP by BLI, I am extremely confident that these models will once again live up to that standard.
Kyocera is also a guarantee of professional quality and the TASKalfa 3554ci series has raised the stakes. With new image processing technology, image quality has been increased even further.
Artificial intelligence is continuing to grow importance in our industry; we have seen how it can be used to automate processes and in predictive maintenance to boost productivity and reduce downtime. Now, with brand-new artificial intelligence functionalities such as Super Resolution and Handwriting, the TASKalfa 3554ci series enables users to personalise and dramatically improve the quality of their output. This is just the start of AI technology in our products.
Beyond the box, TASKalfa 3554ci series users can avail of a whole host of value-adding and scalable software solutions such as Kyocera Fleet Services and Kyocera Net Manager that maximise fleet performance and grow alongside your business.
Do the right thing as a human being
Sustainability is a huge part of the Kyocera DNA. We not only innovate to deliver the best solutions to our customers; we innovate in order to create a more sustainable future alongside our customers. This all goes back to the philosophy of our founder Dr Kazuo Inamori to “Do the right thing as a human being”.
We are continuously developing products that will actively help prevent global warming, save natural resources, and eliminate hazardous substances. The TASKalfa 3554ci series once again demonstrates that top-of-the-line quality hardware can be produced while showing maximum respect to the environment around us. Equipped with powerful CPU’s to boost overall productivity, the new series offers low Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) values without compromising on performance. Furthermore, energy consumption during sleep mode has been significantly reduced. This means greater efficiency while spending less on energy bills.
There is not one winning formula to guarantee success during these uncertain times and this is where the TASKalfa 3554ci series will come into its own. By directly focusing on several key areas such as productivity, security, efficiency, and quality, this range of A3 MFP has the potential to help organisations rapidly accelerate their digital transformation while better preparing them for the challenges that lie ahead.