Line of the Year

KYOCERA Wins Its First-Ever BLI A3 Line of the Year Award from Keypoint Intelligence, for A3 MFPs



Fairfield, NJ – Keypoint Intelligence, the leading market research firm and independent evaluator of print and smart workplace technology and services, announces that KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., has won the coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) 2024 A3 Line of the Year Award. Given once a year, this award recognizes the vendor that has the product line deemed best overall based on lab evaluations and in-depth market research.


To determine the A3 Line of the Year Award recipient, Keypoint Intelligence considers current MFPs in the vendor’s portfolio that have been submitted for lab testing, along with previously tested devices that are still available. To judge the overall quality of the line, analysts look at the overall rating a device received after testing, as well as the ratings in many key areas including reliability, usability, security, image quality, and speed.


“Kyocera’s latest A3 MFP lineup delivers on many levels and is sure to stand up to the diverse demands of office and hybrid working environments with its exceptional performance,” said Pete Emory, Director of Research & Lab Services US/Asia at Keypoint Intelligence. “The 10 devices that we tested delivered excellent speeds and image quality. We were particularly impressed with the scan performance of this A3 range—small color scan-file sizes and above average searchable PDF accuracy prove to be a big plus for the digitization needs of today’s hybrid workers. For these reasons and more, Kyocera is the very worthy winner of the BLI 2024 A3 Line of the Year Award from Keypoint Intelligence.”


“Exceptional ease of use and simple maintenance routines further maximize productivity, thanks to Kyocera’s well-executed help guides and features such as remote control-panel access,” said Rachel Dean, Technical Editor in Keypoint Intelligence’s Workplace Group. “Kyocera devices also showcased an innovative waste reduction approach with a black toner bottle design that enables its reuse as a waste toner container. Our lab was impressed by this repurposing feature which demonstrates Kyocera’s commitment to environmental sustainability.”


“This is the ideal way to start 2024, kicking off with fantastic recognition from Keypoint Intelligence for our A3 portfolio,” said Oscar Sanchez, President and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. “Businesses across the country are looking to streamline their fleets, and the only way to do so effectively is by investing in technology that delivers maximum productivity, consistency, and uptime. As this A3 Line of the Year Award and the 2024-2026 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award from Keypoint Intelligence show, our TASKalfa range ticks all three boxes.”


About Keypoint Intelligence

For over 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. Customers have harnessed this mission-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales enablement, and operational excellence to improve business goals and increase bottom lines. With a central focus on clients, Keypoint Intelligence continues to evolve as the industry changes by expanding offerings and updating methods, while intimately understanding and serving manufacturers’, channels’, and their customers’ transformation in the digital printing and imaging sector.


About BLI Line of the Year Awards

Line of the Year Awards salute the companies that provide a broad range of hardware or software and whose products consistently performed above average throughout testing. Much consideration is also made by Keypoint Intelligence analysts and technicians in areas such as ease of use, features, and value, across an entire portfolio for that product area, with the end result being the most prestigious Buyers Lab Awards offered.


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