KYOCERA Partners with Planet Ark

This week KYOCERA Document Solutions announced their partnership with Planet Ark for the recycling collection of consumable waste in the work place.

As David Finn, Managing Director, Kyocera Document Solutions Australia and New Zealand explained, “ We’ve run our own recycling campaign for many years and have been proud to offer a solution that we managed ourselves. This worked very well in smaller organisations where Kyocera work with them exclusively for their printer and copier needs. Yet as we have grown, and work increasingly with larger organisations and government departments, this isn’t always the easiest solution for these customers. They may have multiple vendors and want one collection point for their consumable waste.”

The ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ (C4PA) is a well regarded and highly recognised extended producer responsibility program addressing the growing issue of electronic waste in Australia. Participation in C4PA for Kyocera’s customers is free, convenient, and provides an established network of collection boxes in more than 30,000 locations around Australia.

The aim of the program is to prevent cartridges from entering the waste stream and thereby reduce the potential environmental impact arising from the end of life disposal of cartridges. The image on the left shows how the “green machine” grinds and sorts the waste material. The recycled materials are put to a variety of uses such as turned into pens, rulers, chemical spill clean up kits, and in eWood™ applications such as park benches fencing, and signs.

Kyocera’s philosophy – to ‘dispose of less, recycle more’ and reduce the impact of business waste on the environment – is embraced from the design and creation of the product, its operation with minimal waste and cost, the foam free packaging constructed from biodegradable packaging and the final disposal of product.

Kyocera supports numerous environmental initiatives including being a signatory to the National Packaging Covenant and over a decade long partnership with Clean Up Australia, helping communities to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment.

Kyocera Document Solutions Australia is pleased to sponsor the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ recycling program and looks forward to continuing to work with their customers to help minimise waste and recycle more. Kyocera’s customers can register easily either through the Kyocera website or visiting Planet Ark’s site

KYOCERA Document Solutions takes the lead in Mobility

KYOCERA Document Solutions introduces its latest mobile business application, KYOCERA Mobile Print*. Available from the App Store and the Android market place, the application is designed to help mobile users to print and send files, scans and images from their mobile devices to selected Kyocera document imaging devices on a connected WiFi network.

With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) driving mobility, employees want to connect their own iPhone, iPad or Android** Smartphone and tablet to enterprise resources.

Kyocera’s innovative technology, powering both multifunctional products and mobile applications, makes the office a truly mobile experience for end users who just want a simple way to print and scan quickly from their mobile devices.

George Kharoufeh, product marketing manager at Kyocera Document Solutions Australia and New Zealand says “We’re really excited to be able to help our customers make their everyday document workflow much faster and easier with KYOCERA Mobile Print. We’ve had such a great response to our mobile applications in the past and this one really sets the standard to print easily using iOS and compatible Android smartphones and tablets.”

KYOCERA Mobile Print offers the following functions:

  • Device Discovery: Quickly and easily use WiFi to discover Kyocera printers, MFPs and MFDs
  • Print: Print photos, documents, or webpages stored on mobile devices from any file format
    including PDF, JPEG, PNG, TXT and HTML
  • Scan: Scan documents from a Kyocera device and send them to a mobile device
  • File Share: Easily create secure file sharing between your mobile device and a PC 
  • Email: Easily store and share documents stored in the app as email attachments
  • Job Accounting: Track print jobs when job accounting is enabled at the MFP, MFD or printer

Supported devices are:
• iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 4.2 or higher
• Android Smartphones with Android 2.2 or higher
• Android Tablet PCs with Android 3.0 or higher
• Kyocera printers and MFP devices with PDF-Direct Print 1.4 or higher 

 The KYOCERA Mobile Print application can be downloaded for free via the Android market place and iOS app stores.

* KYOCERA Mobile Print is the property of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
** iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. AndroidTM is a trademark of Google Inc. Other names, such as those of products of other companies or trade names are the trademarks of registered trademarks of each company.

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