Kyocera Releases Six New ECOSYS Desktop Devices
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On March 13, Kyocera Document Solutions America announced the launch of six new devices in its ECOSYS line: two black-and-white desktop printers, a black-and-white MFP, and three color MFPs. They are all A4 workgroup devices, and like all of Kyocera’s ECOSYS devices utilize separate toner cartridges and long-life drum units.
The ECOSYS P2135d and P2135dn A4 monochrome laser printers print letter-sized pages at up to 37 ppm and feature standard duplexing. As the nomenclature suggests, the P2135dn is differentiated from the P2135d by its inclusion of standard Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Wireless printing is available as an option on the dn model as well. Other key feature are as shown in the table below. Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRPs) are $529 for the P2135d and $599 for the P2135dn.
The ECOSYS P2135d and P2135dn utilize the same supplies as the FS-1320D and FS-1370DN black-and-white printers, which made their debut in 2010. This includes the TK-172 7,200-page black toner cartridge, as well as starter cartridges with a 2,300-page yield. Kyocera did not provide pricing for the TK-172 toner cartridge, but this SKU is available at various online resellers. For example, Office Depot offers this toner cartridge for $80.96.
The ECOSYS M2035dn is the lone black-and-white A4 MFP in the group. It has standard print, copy, and scan capabilities, as well as standard duplexing and Gigabit Ethernet. The M2035dn has a standard, front-facing USB host interface for print-from and scan-to capabilities. Like the P2135d and P2135dn it offers print speeds of 37 ppm and a 50,000-page monthly duty cycle. The M2035 utilizes Kyocera’s PRESCRIBE command language and PDL, allowing users to store and print forms from the device, as well as the company’s Command Center RX, allowing users to view devices status via a Web browser. Other specifications are as shown at right. The MSRP of the device is $1,181.
The M2035dn uses the TK-1140 black tone cartridge, which is the same as that used in the ECOSYS FS-1035MFP/DP and ECOSYS FS-1135MFP. The TK-1140 cartridge has a stated yield of 7,200 pages and is available at Staples for $92.99, but the M2035dn ships with a 3,600-page starter cartridge.
The highest-end additions to Kyocera’s line are the ECOSYS M6526cdn, M6026cidn, and M6526cidn, which are A4 color MFPs. While Kyocera Document Solutions America did not comment on its replacement strategy, the M6026cidn and M6526cidn were released in the U.K. earlier this month, and according to the press release, replace the FS-C2526MFP and the FS-C2626MFP, respectively.
All three devices print 28 ppm in black-and-white or color and have a maximum monthly duty cycle of 65,000 pages. The M6526cdn and M6526cidn supports printing, copying, scanning, and faxing functionality, while the M6025cidn lacks fax capabilities. The M6526cdn has a five-line LCD, while the M6026cidn and M6526cidn have a 4.3-inch color touch screen. Like the black-and-white M2035, the M6526cdn offers Kyocera’s PRESCRIBE and Command Center RX applications. The M6026cidn and M6526cidn offer software options that include SharePoint Connector, which connects the device with a SharePoint server, and Kyocera Teaching Assistant, which allows users in education environments to print multiple-choice testing forms and scan completed forms for grading and analysis. The ECOSYS M6526cdn, M6026cidn, and M6526cidn have respective MSRPs of $3,999, $4,209, and $4,799.
All three of the color MFPs use the 7,000-page TK-592K black cartridge and the 5,000-page TK-592Y, TK-592M, and TK-592C color cartridges, although they ship with a 3,500-page black starter cartridge and 2,500-page color starter cartridges. They share supplies with several of Kyocera’s color MFP devices including the FS-C2026MFP, FS-C2126MFP+, FS-C526MFP, and FS-C520MFP.
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