Monday, January 24, 2011

Kyocera TASKalfa 255 & TASKalfa 305 "Spec Review"

Kyocera (aka Kyota Ceramic Company) launched two new A3 b/w laser MFPs, called the TASKalfa 255 and TASKalfa 305 featuring:

o Are part of “SMARTtech” series or “Simple Management and Replacement Technology”

 Claims that a PM can be performed in under 10 minutes due to cartridge based, tool-free design

 PM cycle is 300,000

o advertised as offering benefits of A3 paper size, at the price of competitive A4 units

o Base MSRPs of $4679 and $5879

o Top speeds of 25ppm and 30ppm respectively

o Max duty cycles of 40K/month and 50K/month

o Very small color LCD touchscreen

o Amorphous silicon (ASi ceramic) drum with expected life of 300,000 pages

o Toner yield of 15,000 pages based on 5% coverage per page

o Waste toner receptacle with yield of 7,500 pages (unit apparently does NOT recycle toner)

o 20 second warmup time, 7.8 second first copy out time

o 600x600dpi actual print resolution (advertised as offering 1800dpi with interpolation)

o Auto duplex standard

o Maximum paper supply of 1,600 sheets

 Comes standard with 550 sheet drawer and 100 sheet bypass

 Drawers hold up to 64gsm

 Bypass can hold up to 140lb. index

o 50 sheet document feeder standard (top scan speed of 40opm)

o Shipped with no Styrofoam packing in the box

o Shipped on pallet entirely made of cardboard instead of wood

o Optional 400dpi fax board

o Built-in print controller

 667MHz IBM PowerPC processor

 USB port on control panel

 10/100/1000BaseT ports

 PCL, XPS and PostScript print drivers

 512MB RAM standard (can upgrade to 1536MB)

 No hard drive available

 IPv6 support

 Integration with MS Windows Active Directory standard

 Optional HID card reader

 Color scanning (output is only b/w)

 Scan to email with LDAP/SMB/SMTP/FTP/TWAIN

-=Good Selling=-

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