KYOCERA Global Service Awards 2014

2014 Service Award_FinalA key focus of KYOCERA is to be the leading service organisation in the printer/copier industry. In order to deliver outstanding service quality, the excellent product knowledge, technical understanding and training of KYOCERA’s own and partner technician’s is paramount.

To recognise the expertise in quality and service, KYOCERA is inviting all of its contractual partners’ technicians to compete against each other in an exciting contest to prove their skills at the ’KYOCERA Global Service Awards’.

 “Experience your Excellence” by setting the benchmark of service quality.

By participating in the contest, technicians can prove that they are in fact, the best KYOCERA technician in Australia. The national champion will receive the title of ’Australia’s Best KYOCERA Technician’ for 2014. What’s more, they will also win the ’Trip of a Lifetime’ to visit the KYOCERA headquarters in Kyoto, Japan.

The competition is divided into two stages, starting with an online pre-qualification questionnaire. The second stage involves the highest scoring technicians participating in a one-day elimination contest of theoretical and practical knowledge.

For information on how to participate, please contact Hendra Djuhari via email and provide your name and full Authorised Dealer contact details. 

KYOCERA Cloud Connect now with Google Drive. Providing businesses with even more flexibility

CloudCloud computing and cloud storage are becoming increasingly relevant in today’s business environment, as customers want to store and access data from anywhere at any time.  Here we talk with Kyocera’s Product Marketing Manager, George Kharoufeh, about how the cloud works and Kyocera’s new connection with Google Drive that makes accessing your data straightforward and reliable.

George can you tell us about “The Cloud” and KYOCERA Cloud Connect?

The Cloud comprises of any and all applications and services hosted and run on servers connected to the Internet  The Cloud allows users to access from any device at any time, providing that their files are saved ‘in the cloud’. KYOCERA Cloud Connect is the solution that bridges Kyocera’s multifunctional products to two of the top cloud service applications publicly available today.

So what’s the new and improved KYOCERA Cloud Connect?

Well, not only can our Cloud Connect enable scanning and printing of files in Evernote, but now also files in Google Drive, directly from most Kyocera multifunctional product control panels. The application enables scanning and printing of files in Google Drive and Evernote,  cloud service providers, directly from HyPAS enabled Kyocera multifunctional product control panels.

What functions does KYOCERA Cloud Connect allow users to perform now?

The KYOCERA Cloud Connect application now allows users to upload scanned files directly to Google Drive and Evernote from the touch screen control panel of a Kyocera multifunctional product without the need to scan to a PC, laptop or smart device. When a hardcopy of a document is needed users can retrieve and print files stored in Google Drive and Evernote directly from the Kyocera product in file formats including JPEG, PDF and TIFF.

It seems things are just being made easier and easier for us. Can you give us some examples of where KYOCERA Cloud Connect could be used?

KYOCERA Cloud Connect keeps customers connected wherever they are. This means that you can scan to your account and take the data with you and you can also print anywhere in the world on any Kyocera HyPAS enabled device. This application allows for easy sharing of data across multiple  offices globally. For example a large document can be scanned into the Cloud by a corporations  Sydney office. It can then be accessed by any office worldwide– wherever a customer chooses to share the corporate access to their Cloud Connect account.

KYOCERA Cloud Connect is available from Kyocera Document Solutionsor their authorised dealer network.
For more information on Kyocera’s Cloud Connect visit: 
www.KyoceraDocumentSolutions.com.au/CloudConnect
For more information about Kyocera products and services visit our website or fill in an online enquiry form.

Recent BLI awards cement Kyocera as the reliable choice in office printing

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We have recently been awarded the much coveted Pick of the Year and Highly Recommended awards for both our FS-4300DN and FS-C8650DN printers by Buyers Laboratory’s (BLI)

“We’ve come to expect outstanding reliability from Kyocera devices, and the FS-4300DN was no exception,” said Ian Latham, BLI’s European Lab Manager.

Throughout the industry, BLI is known for its rigorous two-month testing of office-equipment products, including an extensive durability test for imaging devices during which BLI runs each unit for extended periods at the manufacturer’s maximum duty cycle. Other performance attributes BLI evaluate include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value.

BLI bestowed its Pick of the Year award on our FS-4300DN printer as best of the best in the A4 Monochrome Printers for Large Workgroups category. The FS-4300DN also received BLI’s Highly Recommended rating.

BLI subjected the FS-4300DN to a gruelling two-month durability test, and the printer displayed Kyocera’s typical dependability, running smoothly without misfeed or service call. The drum and developer’s capability to last for an incredible 500,000 A4 pages impressed BLI as well. Another plus was the device’s productivity, in particular, its output of up to 60 ppm – highest in its class.

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In the A3 Colour Departmental Printer category, Kyocera’s FS-C8650DN was BLI’s “Pick.” It also received the Highly Recommended rating. BLI cited the device’s excellent reliability and productivity. The FS-C8650DN also displayed superior image quality, and its long-life consumables cut waste, reduce environmental impact and lower the total cost of ownership.

Our product marketing manager George Kharoufeh is particularly proud of the awards, “To have been recognised again by BLI means our customers can feel confident in choosing Kyocera as their preferred document solutions vendor.

For more information about Kyocera products and services visit our website or fill in an online enquiry form.

Awards for design excellence come in many shapes and sizes. We’re pretty proud of ours!

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We’re very proud to announce that our new ECOSYS range of monochrome A4 printers were awarded the iF Product Design Award 2013 for the office / business category. The printers were recognised for:

  • Easy to use IT features
  • High levels of reliability
  • Environmental-friendliness
  • Robust durability and
  • Innovation and originality in their simple yet excellent design

For over 50 years, the iF product design award has been an internationally recognized label for award-winning design and the iF brand has become a symbol for outstanding achievement in design.

To find out more about the iF Design and how Kyocera printers can help our office/business we encourage you to click here.

For further information about Kyocera Document Solutions view our website or complete an online enquiry form.

The truth about Toner: Genuine Versus Third Party Compatible

If you’re looking to save money by buying third party compatible toners for your Kyocera device, think again. Rigorous research has found that Kyocera genuine toners are not only more efficient,  reliable and safer for your machine; they create up to 73% less waste and have less downtime which leads to greater ongoing savings. Kyocera contracted the independent testing association,  TŰV Rheinland ® to undertake comprehensive testing on the differences in image quality and efficiency of genuine toner in comparison to three third party compatible toners.

The following video gives a great overview of the results from the research, and for a summary check out this great info graphic developed by KYOCERA document solutions UK.

Full Research Findings

 

For further information about Kyocera Document Solutions view our website or complete an online enquiry form.

Kyocera Teaching Assistant simplifies educators’ task to evaluate student performances

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This week we are launching an exciting new software that will make life easier for our increasingly pressured educators! Teaching Assistant creates on-demand tests, grading and analysis documents and simplifies the time consuming task of examining and evaluating student performances. With no PC required Kyocera Teaching Assistant is an application that transforms your Kyocera device into an on-demand test creating, grading and analysis hub.

 We understand the demands of the education environment, that’s why we are offering a free 30-day, no-obligation trial! Just email us at marketing@dau.kyocera.com for more information.

Removing the pain of manual grade testing, Kyocera’s Teaching Assistant is easy to use and the finished product is an analytical and graphical PDF result with immediate detail that helps our educators benchmark student performance, identify weaknesses and prepare classroom instruction.

bubble-sheetAd hoc testing can be created at any point, giving educators the chance to create exams that would normally, due to time constraint, fall through the cracks. Apart from the obvious benefits mentioned previously, Teaching Assistant also enhances educator productivity and test and grading accuracy is made more efficient as manual grading is removed.  Teaching Assistant is extremely cost effective; costs are dramatically reduced as answer keys can be printed on plain paper, eliminating the need for special media and scanning systems.

For more information see the Teaching Assistant Software Solutions page here or complete our online enquiry form

Top tips: Unearth hidden business costs!

Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Managing Director, David Finn has some insightful tips about identifying hidden business costs and managing them. 

We enjoy providing solutions to business and government organisations; the solutions are robust and large scale and they demand the best of our technology. Our technology delivers reliability and cost savings for the long run. Building on this experience, I’m excited to extend our range into the SOHO (Small Office Home Office) and SME market so that we offer the benefits around large scale needs to those of you working from home.

Feedback is encouraging. Our sales and channel partners have had a great response with our range of printers that have a low purchase price, low running costs, are easy to operate, reliable, long life, quiet and compact, making them the perfect choice for both SOHOs and SMEs.

Every business at some stage has to deal with the pressures of starting up and no matter how old your business is we all know the importance of cutting hidden and unnecessary costs.  Financial experts recommend a contingency sum of about 20% of profits be set aside to meet the unexpected, but I have some handy tips to help you identify these hidden costs before it’s too late.

1.      Renting Office Space

The decision to rent a business space is more daunting than expected. There is always an initial large cash outlay and thereafter a regular and unforgiving commitment. Read through the contract very carefully, you will be surprised what you may be responsible for.

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